HRRA - Highfield Road Retailers Association
Formed in 1995 primarily to combat a proposed massive increase in business rates.
The HRRA has proved to be a very strong association promoting Highfield as the premier satellite shopping area in Blackpool.
The business rate appeal was successful. Instead of a proposed increase of up to 135%, some members actually got a substantial reduction!
The association is totally non-political, but works closely with the local council, now a "unitary authority", both its elected and executive officers. It is a representative and important voice in the area, and makes a strong input into local matters. Some 80 members regularly voice their concerns over business and social matters both through personal contact with the committee and in open meetings.
Other successes include:-
Our latest project is to get CCTV for our area.