A survey has been launched by North Herts Council into the issues facing businesses in the Wilbury Way and Burymead industrial areas of Hitchin.

The survey will include questions related to the potential creation of a Business Improvement District (BID) or trade association.


The council has commissioned consultants Heartflood to conduct the survey, as part of its 'Economic Development Strategy refresh'.

The consultation will be open until April.

Any resulting BID or trade association would require a "a small additional sum" on business rates.

Cllr Keith Hoskins said: "We need to establish the willingness for such a project at every step of the way.


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"We are therefore initially urging as many businesses as possible to spare just two or three minutes to tell us what they think via the survey."

Chris Gregory from Heartflood added: "It is critically important that we gain the views of as many local businesses as possible to allow us to ensure that their views are at the heart of the recommendations we provide to the council."

Click here to complete the survey.