Stakehill launches BID ballot

Date published: 12 February 2021

The Stakehill Industrial Estate has launched the ballot for its Business Improvement District (BID) proposals.

The ballot for the Rochdale-based site takes place during February, with every business based on the estate given the opportunity to vote regarding the proposals.

Over the last 18 months, consultation with Stakehill-based businesses has identified three areas that the BID proposals focus on. If supported by the majority of the business on the site, the BID will focus its efforts on these areas over the five-year lifetime of the scheme.

  • Objective 1 - To improve access, parking and traffic flow, to, from and around the estate Provide an infrastructure for businesses to operate and people and services to access and move around, safely, and effectively.
  • Objective 2 - To create a safe and secure environment Work closely with key stakeholders & partners to create and maintain a safe and secure working environment for customers and workers on the estate.
  • Objective 3 - To create a Business Community To provide a strong coordinated voice to represent the interests of the businesses and all those who work on the estate.

The BID was launched at a virtual event by Martyn Barrow of MID Communications and Chair of the Stakehill BID Steering Group, Leader of Rochdale Borough Council Allen Brett and Sara Homer, Executive Director of Brackmills BID, from existing Northamptonshire-based BID group Bracknell.

Martyn Barrow of MID Communications and Chair of the Stakehill BID Steering Group, said: “It’s really exciting that after months and months of diligent work behind the scenes to create proposals that reflect the future needs of Stakehill, that the ballot is finally open. Our community can help make this dream a reality. We hope that all of the businesses on Stakehill will engage with the process and support our ambitions to improve Stakehill through the BID process.

“With a proposed investment budget of £800,000 over the five-year BID lifetime, we would be able to make a significant, positive impact to the estate, its businesses and the wider community, creating a place which enables businesses to invest and grow.”

Businesses wishing to know more about the BID should contact the BID Steering Group on 0800 0803 207 or via email

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