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Blackburn EDZ BID Company Ltd
The Environment Centre, Bolton Road,
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 3GE
Tel: 01254 669058 Fax: 01254 682288

  • Making Improvements to Blackburn's Greenbank, Furthergate and Whitebirk Business Parks.

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  • Improving the appearance of the area and updating the signage.


Aims of EDZ BID

To establish a Business Improvement District (BID) for the area, paying an annual contribution to fund additional security and improve the local environment for the benefit of businesses, employees and visitors alike. Since the introduction of the BID, reported crime has reduced dramatically
in the area – from 201 reported crimes in 2006/7 to just 93 in 2010/11. This proposal highlights our key achievements during the first five year term and sets out plans for 2012-17, drawn up in consultation with resident businesses.


Prior to the BID installing CCTV in 2007, the area was subject to significant levels of criminal activity. The BID’s co-ordinated approach to tackling crime has helped reduce reported crime by 50% over the last 5 years. “There has been a consistent and substantial reduction in crime within the BID area since
2006. The increased security and specifically CCTV and ANPR cameras have undoubtedly contributed to this reduction” (Inspector Mick Johnson Blackburn Geographic Inspector, Lancashire Constabulary).

Plans for the Future

The BID will continue to maintain the appearance of the area, ensuring it is kept to a good standard. This programme will be over and above the statutory provision provided by the local authority and will cover.
A programme of litter picking will continue for the area (outside of business boundaries) including the removal of litter in shrubs. Additional litter bins will be installed and emptied in problem areas. A litter campaign will be developed with businesses.

Blackburn EDZ BID

Keeping the Area Clean and Tidy

The key challenge the wardens face is keeping the area free from litter in order to maintain the positive image of the area. On average the wardens remove 120 sacks of litter from the area each month. The wardens also ensure a quick response to fly tipping, working with the local authority’s environmental waste enforcement officers and CCTV monitoring staff to secure prosecutions, and remove waste quickly.

Latest News

Over the past week or so we have seen an increase in Thefts/ Suspicious Incidents from businesses in the EDZ BID during opening hours. 

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council are offering low cost advertising space for businesses in Blackburn. 

You have a choice of bus shelters, "Welcome to Blackburn" signage & roundabouts.

A full description of what is on offer can be found at

This is a live feed that will show all of the available space when you click on the link.

Summary of roadworks

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Security CamerasMore security cameras installed throughout the area.

PostersNew posters with emergency telephone numbers are available. Read how you can get them here.

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