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Another five years for Halesowen BID

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Businesses in Halesowen have continued to back a scheme which brings improvements and opportunities to the town.

The team behind the Halesowen Business Improvement District (BID) balloted businesses to green light the scheme for another five-year term. The results published yesterday show continued support for the scheme.

Business Improvement Districts give town centre businesses more independence to drive improvements in the local economy.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

The team at Halesowen BID have put a tremendous amount of effort in over the last five years and have taken every opportunity to promote the town centre. It’s no surprise that Halesowen was the fastest recovering town centre after the pandemic.
I’m really pleased to see that Halesowen Businesses have decided to commit to the bid for a further five years and I can’t wait to see what they do next.

Vicky Rogers, Halesowen BID manager, added:

We’re thrilled to be back for a second term! The results of the ballot simply emphasise the huge support we have received from local businesses.
The result highlights the confidence the businesses in Halesowen have in the BID and we are ready to continue to work on their behalf to help Halesowen thrive!
It’s a pleasure to work with the businesses across Halesowen and it’s even more satisfying to see how much the town appreciates the work we do.

Under the BID scheme, companies which pay business rates within a defined area in Halesowen are charged a levy in addition to their bills. 

Dudley Council collects the money on behalf of the BID which is then passed back to the BID to fund improvements in the town. The BID can also work to provide training for members, raise the profile of the town and work to bring more funding into the area.

Halesowen BID organises events throughout the year as well as schemes such as In Bloom. They have also arranged for projects to brighten the area such as new seating, bunting and planting.

Under the rules of the BID, businesses were balloted to ask if they wanted to support another five years of the project.

 

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