Report this comment
  • "I wish that I had faith in this project but I just wonder whether it is actually final nail in the coffin for Northwich. Don't get me wrong I love our town and want to see it thrive and prosper BUT
    1. We all know that CWAC don't take any notice of the residents and businesses in Northwich, nor do they take any notice of the town council and other local councils. Just look at the gyratory, the Town council said no, CWAC said yes. Why would this scheme make any difference, CWAC will still overrule anything that they don't like.
    2. Businesses currently pay excessive business rates to CWAC to provide services and maintain the town centre,
    3. One of the BID scheme's selling points to traders was 'Reduced Costs', yet the first thing that the BID does is make a compulsory charge to the towns traders on top of the business rates. Rates that they struggle to afford as it is. Won't this just result in more empty shops?
    Sorry Gaynor, but I fear that you have got it all wrong and made a huge mistake in pushing this through"
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.

  • Enter the above word in the box below

Traders say 'yes' to Northwich BID and £1.25million investment

Members of the BID team celebrate their success.

Members of the BID team celebrate their success.

First published in News

MORE than £1million of extra cash will be invested in Northwich after its businesses community voted to make the town the first of its kind.

Northwich is now the first retail Business Improvement District (BID) in Cheshire.

The yes vote will release £1.25million worth of private sector led investment during the next five yeas, transforming the town into a thriving and lively shopping destination of choice.

Gaynor Sinar, chairman of the Northwich BID Steering Group, said: “This is the biggest opportunity Northwich town traders have had in 40 years, and it’s brilliant that Northwich has taken control and voted to have a say in our future.

“The ‘yes’ vote has ensured Northwich can develop in to an exciting destination for consumers, traders, businesses and residents, highlighting the exceptional quality and range of products and services our high streets have to offer, as well as showcasing our town’s extraordinary heritage, truly putting Northwich on the map.”

Clr Mike Jones, leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC), said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Northwich has given the go ahead to become the first retail BID in Cheshire.

“It is an important part of the regeneration of Northwich, to enable it to become a town that people want to visit and achieve the success it so rightly deserves.”

Groundwork Cheshire is managing the project, ensuring that the BID will deliver services that bring a real benefit to the business community.

Jane Hough, from Groundwork Cheshire, said: “Groundwork is thrilled to support the BID and work with the businesses in the town to manage this investment over the next five years.

“The project has been a rip-roaring success, and we are delighted that it has finally come to fruition.”

A number of projects are already in the pipeline to be commissioned before the BID officially begins on September 1.

Investment over the five-year span of the BID will focus on improving the marketing and profile of Northwich, developing the portfolio of events and festivals and supporting businesses to create a better connected town centre.

It will tackle crime and security in the area and create a greener and cleaner town centre for residents and traders.

For more information visit

Comments (11)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree