Welcome to Vision Stockport, a Community Interest Company set up to be catalysts for change.
We will support projects, ideas and initiatives designed to create a more vibrant town centre for everyone to enjoy. Like many town centres Stockport faces an increasing number of challenges to compete with out of town retail and business parks and the online shopping offering. But there are real opportunities to create a new kind of town centre, a 21st century destination that can be enjoyed by residents, businesses and visitors alike.
Vision Stockport wants to encourage and support innovative ideas, to encourage groups to work together, to inspire others to create a safe, exciting and sustainable Stockport of which we can all enjoy and be proud.
Our first successful project was to introduce a Business Improvement District (BID) to Stockport town centre. The BID will run for a period of 5 years from April 2017 to March 2022 and, through a 1.25% levy on business rates, will generate £2.5m funds that that will be used to improve the offering within the Town Centre.