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City Session, CityNet updates and more!


The next City Session will be held at O’Neills, St Nicholas Street on Friday 18th January at 8am, where we will be covering several topics such as the 2018 year review and a CityNet update.

You can book your place at the City Session here.

In the meantime, we would like to invite our BID members to join our closed Facebook group, ‘Worcester BID City Sessions’, where we provide often reminders and updates of our ongoing projects and news within the city, ultimately helping you to get the most out of your membership!


An exciting CityNet update…

For those of you that don’t know, CityNet is Worcester BID’s Business Crime Reduction Partnership which includes members from over 150 businesses. It is an intelligence led approach to managing city centre crime through varying schemes and a shared radio network.

Previously, CityNet was focused on the day-time economy whilst the night-time economy was overseen by NightSafe. However, as of 2019 we are happy to announce that CityNet will now look after both of these sectors.

In light of this, we have arranged a CityNet introductory meeting for the night-time economy. This meeting will be a wonderful opportunity for businesses to meet the Worcester BID team, listen to what we have planned for 2019 and feedback any projects or schemes you would like to see from us going forward.

This meeting will be held at the Guildhall, High Street on Tuesday 12th February from 4-6pm.

You can book your place at the meeting here.

On top of this, we are introducing a new and improved website and smartphone app which is available to ALL members. This CityNet software will allow you to report minor incidents to directly the Police, browse prolific offenders and keep up to date with the latest news and events.

Every single CityNet member is entitled to this service, so please contact info@worcesterbid.com to arrange getting you set up.


Are you, or do you employ, an EU Citizen?

On Friday 18th January Robin Walker, Worcester MP and Brexit Minister, will be hosting an information evening for Worcester’s EU citizens, during which he will provide a briefing covering rights after Brexit, the Settled Status scheme and other common queries, followed by an open question and answer session. This is a great opportunity to put your questions forward to Robin Walker as our cities MP and a Government Minister for Brexit.

The event starts at 6pm and will be held at the Guildhall, Worcester.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to tom.cole@parliament.uk.