Discussions underway to improve city centre

Wakefield city centre
Wakefield city centre

City centre businesses have discussed forming a Business Improvement District (BID).

Companies attended a series of workshops to share ideas on improvements they would like to see in the city centre.

The businesses discussed improving access, making it easier to walk around the city centre and hosting more regular events.

Their ideas will contribute towards the creation of a BID plan. Businesses can vote next year on whether they wish to support the plan and establish the BID.

If it is approved, the BID would see businesses decide on ways to improve the area and pay a levy to fund the investment.

David Owens, chair of the Wakefield City Centre Partnership’s BID Steering Group, said: “It will be important to ensure that all businesses benefit from the plan and consider it worth paying the levy so that they vote yes in the BID ballot early next year.

“If you have not yet met with a member of the BID team to discuss your future business needs, please contact them as soon as possible to arrange a meeting.”