Love Local Business: Worcester's best independent food and drink venues

As part of our Love Local Business campaign we caught up with the team at Visit Worcester for tips on the best places to dine, relax and explore in the city. Here's what they had to say.

For those enjoying a staycation weekend away in Worcester or simply an easily accessible day trip, a quiet stroll along the banks of the River Severn or a peaceful wander around Worcester Cathedral, some heritage in The Royal Porcelain Works and Museum of Royal Worcester are a must. But Worcester city is not only the home to so much history (and of course the world-famous sauce), it’s now a hotspot for independent bars and restaurants.

Read more... https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18824977.love-local-business-worcesters-best-independent-food-drink-venues/


Schools and community groups invited to join elephant parade

SCHOOLS and community groups are being invited to be part of Worcester’s second major public art trail in summer 2021, which will see colourful elephants parade through the city’s streets and open spaces.

Worcester’s Big Parade will bring around 60 decorated elephant sculptures to the city for eight weeks next summer, including approximately 30 calves which will have been created by local children, teachers and community group members.


Worcester BID: 'We're all trying to take care of each other'

Worcester BID says our bars and restaurants are doing all they can to keep visitors safe.

"The surge in independent bars, restaurants and cafes in Worcester city is what makes us stand out against the rest.

From local deli’s sourcing fresh local produce to fine dining and quirky cocktail bars. Worcester is the perfect destination to take a break from our busy lives and rest, relax and refuel.

Read more... https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18747466.worcester-bid-were-trying-take-care-other/


Ask for Angela

Do you and your staff know of the Ask for Angela campaign?

It is the idea that customers can 'Ask for Angela' as a discreet codeword for when they feel unsafe or threatened.

The staff member will then take appropriate action to ensure the customers safety. For instance, these actions could be escorting the customer safely out of the premises or calling a taxi.

While Freshers week the students making their return is fantastic for the city, there is a higher risk of someone becoming vulnerable in your venue. Whether you’re a nightclub, bar, retailer, hotel or an office, you never know when someone might need your help!

Please inform all staff members of this campaign, and feel free to request a poster to put in your venue to help spread the word and inform your customers they have your support. 

If you have any queries or would like further information and guidance, please don't hesitate to get in contact.

Download the poster

Download the guidance


'The Times' Christmas Advertising!

'The Times' Christmas Advertising'

 

This year, we have 4 pages booked in The Times 'EAT' magazine for Christmas!

The edition will be going out on 16th November and will feature our fabulous Worcester independent businesses, explaining why shopping in Worcester is so unique compared to any other city.

We will be putting together a spread creating a 'Worcester Christmas Hamper' made up from our wonderful Worcester independents, ensuring all products are exclusively available in Worcester.

We will then be launching a competition to win the 'Worcester Christmas Hamper', with the winner being announced on Small Business Saturday on 7th December.

All we need from you is a product image and a price; the Worcester BID team will then put the hamper together

Please send images to sam.mccarthy@worcesterbid.com

 

 

 


Christmas Independent Late Night Shopping Event

Christmas Independent Late Night Shopping Event

The Guildhall : Thursday 5th December, 4pm to 9pm

Late night shopping can sometimes be a struggle in Worcester. This year, Worcester BID is enhancing the customer experience of late night shopping by bringing Worcester’s well-loved independents to the High Street for an evening of Christmas shopping, live music and festive drinks.

Tickets to the shopping event will be £3 and proceeds will go to our Worcester Cares charity.

Guests will be greeted with a festive drink and mince pie and will have the opportunity to shop at many favourite Worcester Independents under one roof on the High Street.

 

This is a free opportunity for our BID businesses; we just need a yes from you and we will reserve your stall pitch!

The event will form part of our 'Small Business Saturday' campaign with supported media through The Worc Social, The Saturday Times, Birmingham Metro, Live 24 7, Newquest and Gloucester Reach.

We want to give our Independents the best chance to trade this Christmas and make the most of the night time economy in a prominent location.

To register for a free stall, please email sam.mccarthy@worcesterbid.com  

 

 


Wednesday Rubbish Walks

Worcester BID and the Duckworth Trust bring you a weekly chance to help keep your city centre and riverside walks clean and free of litter. Duckworth Worcestershire Trust will be at South Quay gardens with a free loan of litter picking equipment from 12 noon every Wednesday throughout August. Adult and Kids equipment available for your own #rubbishwalk.
Bring your bag of rubbish back to the stand at South Quay and we will weigh it to add to the grand total at the end of the summer.