Romford BID initiative gains momentum

July 18, 2018 by  

The support for the Romford BID is growing with firms getting involved in the process.

The first moves to establish a Romford BID were made by Havering Council a few weeks ago. Since then, local business owners have given their backing to the proposals in a vote. An autonomous body, Electoral Reform Services, showed that around 80% of the electorate endorsed the plans. If local businesses get together, demand for business cards in Romford could increase.

The Romford Town Management Partnership (RTMP) was instrumental in drawing up the vision. The hope is that the local economy will receive a push from the agenda. Tom Stobbart is the current chair at the RTMP and he told the Romford Recorder:

“I would like to thank all involved for their time and support in making a real difference to Romford’s future. The real work starts now in delivering the new initiatives and the team aim to get started immediately.”

The town centre might do particularly well as a result of the collective effort. The idea is that projects could receive up to £2.75 million going forward. One of the strengths of the proposals is that the collaboration should last for a period of five years.

Osman Dervish, a local councillor, is optimistic about the collaboration. Councillor Dervish does not think that the benefits of the plan will be restricted to the core of Romford.