Town Centre Management

The aim of town centre management is to enhance the town centres for everyone through working in partnership.

In North Hertfordshire, three of the major towns have Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) which are formalised partnerships funded by local ratepayers with an agreed strategy and action plan for improvement. They are operate with, but independently of, the Council.   

Town centre partnerships within North Hertfordshire include:

  • Hitchin - Hitchin Town Centre Initiative
  • Letchworth - Letchworth Garden City Business Improvement District Ltd
  • Royston - Royston Town Centre Forum

The partnerships include members from various organisations: retailers, businesses, public sector organisations, voluntary and community groups, all of whom have an interest in their town centre.

In order to co-ordinate and progress the work of town centre partnerships, each partnership has employed a Town Centre Manager. It is the role of the Town Centre Manager to work with the partnership to help them achieve their aims and goals.

Contacts

Hitchin Initiative and Hitchin Business Improvement District

Hitchin Initiative - Keith Hoskins
Hitchin Business Improvement District - Tom Hardy

1a Churchyard
Hitchin
SG5 1HR
Telephone: 01462 453335
Email: info@hitchinherts.com
Website: www.hitchinherts.com

Letchworth Garden City Business Improvement District Ltd.

BID Manager - Patricia Saunders

33-35 Station Road
Letchworth Garden City
SG6 3BB
Telephone: 01462 486999
Email: bid@loveletchworth.com
Website: www.loveletchworth.com

Royston First Business Improvement District

Town Manager - Geraint Burnell

Royston Town Hall
Melbourn Street
Royston
SG8 7DA
Tel: 01763 878242 (answering service)
Email: info@roystonfirst.com
Website: www.roystonfirst.com