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News & Offers by BID Businesses


Worcester BID provides a variety of offers to its levy paying businesses, employees of BID businesses and members of the public.

  • Cost Saving Opportunities for BID businesses for
    – Energy – Telecoms – Water – Testing – Pest Control – Merchant Fees – Insurance – Advertising – Print & Design –
  • For car parking offers at CrownGate Shopping Centre, NCP Cathedral car park and season tickets at Worcester City Council car parks please click here.
  • Worcester BID’s Coaches Welcome scheme offering a meet & greet service and coach driver vouchers.

For further up-to-date promotions by local businesses also view our social media accounts:

Facebook: facebook.com/WorcesterBID & facebook.com/VisitWorcester
Twitter & Instagram: @WorcesterBID & @VisitWorcester



Brexit Drop-in Events by Worcestershire Business Central

Worcestershire Business Central will be holding a series of Brexit Drop-in events. The Worcester session will take place on Monday 18 March, 13:30 – 15:30 at The Guildhall Worcester, WR1 2EY. They will provide businesses with information to help understand and plan for the various scenarios of Brexit. With the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019, the sessions will give local businesses the opportunity to hear from key speakers who will offer relevant information and guidance on preparing for Brexit.

To book your place click here. For the WBC Brexit Toolkit please click here.

*** Details by Worcestershire Business Central, 11/03/2019 ***


Have your say on action to tackle anti-social behaviour in city centre

Worcester City Council is asking city residents and businesses for their views on the potential introduction of new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the city centre.  The Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) can restrict activities in a certain area, thus prohibiting negative behaviours that affect the quality of life of residents and visitors to the city centre. A breach of a PSPO is a criminal offence and can be enforced.

The council is considering introducing a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the city centre that will address anti-social behaviour experienced by residents and visitors. If introduced, the PSPO will prohibit:

  • Urinating and defecating in public areas
  • Feeding gulls and pigeons
  • Aggressive begging or sitting and standing for the purposes of begging
  • Being under the influence of drugs or illegal highs
  • Skateboarding and cycling in the city centre.

To read the full article and for the link to the consultation, please click here. This consultation closes on 24/04/2019.

*** Details by Worcester City Council, 28/02/2019 ***


Invitation to Annual St Paul’s Hostel Event

Our ‘Worcester Cares’ partners, St. Paul’s Hostel have asked us to invite you to attend their annual event which will outline their services to some of the cities most vulnerable people.

The event will be held on the Wednesday 27th March from 7:30am-9:30am at the Army Reserve Centre, Pheasant Street. Read the full invite here.

You can book your place at the meeting here.

Click here for more information about the Worcester Cares initiative.

*** Details submitted by St Paul’s Hostel, February 2019  ***


Invitation to Worcester Arches Project Open Meeting

You may already be aware that Worcester City was awarded £3 million from the Cultural Development Fund. Through the scheme, Worcester’s railway arches are set to be transformed into a major new cultural destination for the city. In addition to this, a Festivals Hub will be established in the arches, delivering festivals and cultural events across Worcester and supporting the creative industries through skills development and volunteer opportunities.

You are invited to attend an open meeting on Monday 4 March to find out more about the project and the impact it will have on the city.

The meeting will take place from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at the Guildhall, High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY. If you’d like to attend, please book your free place here by 28th February.

The Cultural Development Fund is administered by Arts Council England and we are pleased that representatives will attend the meeting, along with members of the project team. We will be providing further information about plans for the area and will answer questions from attendees. For further information about the fund, please click here.

*** This invite has been sent by Worcester City Council on 12/02/2019 ***


Empowering Future Engineers

HoW College ignites future success following investment for engineering facilities from Worcestershire LEP.

Working in partnership with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Heart of Worcestershire College (HoW College) is set to embark on the first stage of a major capital project in engineering.

Complementing the government’s ‘Year of Engineering’, the initial £1.2million investment will give HoW College’s engineering students access to new and advanced engineering and manufacturing equipment alongside newly created electrical installation workshops and a Centre of Digital Engineering (CODE).

The project has been part funded following a £600,000 investment from Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership through the Government’s Growth Deal.

Read the full press release here.

*** Details submitted by Heart of Worcestershire College, 20/01/2019 ***


Balcony Café Tender Opportunity

Museums Worcestershire (a partnership between Worcester City and Worcestershire County Council) is inviting proposals at this stage, for a catering concession at the Balcony Café at Worcester Art Gallery and Museum.
The Art Gallery and Museum is housed in a historic building on Foregate Street in a busy and thriving area of the city. The gallery runs a lively programme of contemporary exhibitions, events and workshops attracting an audience of over 60,000 visitors per year. The gallery spaces are light, bright and welcoming and all areas of the building are fully accessible. The Balcony Café serves as both a tranquil refuge from the hustle and bustle of Foregate Street and a great place to meet friends and family.

To view the tender document please click here.  Proposals must be received by the Museums Business Manager at the Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT by 4.00pm on 2nd January, 2019.

*** Details submitted by Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, 05/12/2018 ***


Proposals for the Improvement of The Shambles & Church Street

Opportunity to hear the proposals for improvements for The Shambles and Church Street by Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council.

Tuesday 11th December, 16:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 12th December, 11:00 – 14:00
at The Guildhall Worcester (High Street)

More information can be found at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/shambles

Event details:


*** Details received, 05/12/2018 ***







Business Breakfast at The Hive – 04/12/2018

Haines Watts Business Breakfast – Tuesday 4th December
7.30am – 9.30am, The Hive

Is your business ready for Making Tax Digital? If not then you need to act now.
Making Tax Digital comes into force for VAT registered companies from 1st April 2019. Are you ready?

Haines Watts are hosting a free Business Breakfast and networking event with Tim Pearce, Managing Partner of Haines Watts Worcester & Evesham.
This session will explain it all and help you to gain a clear understanding of what can be expected.

To book a ticket please follow this link: http://ow.ly/bu0l30mGm2z

*** Details submitted by The Hive, Dec 2018 ***


Worcester’s festive parking offers for Christmas shoppers

Festive shoppers have been given an early Christmas gift by Worcester City Council – free parking on Thursday evenings and a great deal on Sundays too!

Shoppers taking advantage of late night opening in city shops on Thursday evenings are now able to park free of charge after 6pm on Thursdays each week up to and including 20 December.

On Sundays shoppers can pay for three hours and get the rest of the day free. This offer will run up to and including Sunday 23 December.

Read the full article here

*** Details by WCC, 03/12/18 ***


University’s Sustainability Initiatives Win Two International Awards

Efforts to promote sustainable living in Worcester, led by the University of Worcester, have been recognised with two international awards.

The University joined forces with Worcester City Council and local businesses and organisations, including Worcester Bosch, on sustainability projects, which have now won two silver Green Apple Awards.

The first project was Go Green Week, which featured a week of activities in the City centre designed to get people thinking about what they could do to lead more sustainable lives. The second was Energize Worcester, which works with students and landlords to look at boiler controls in shared student housing.

Read the full story here.

*** Details submitted by Worcester University, 22/11/2018 ***






Ambitious vision for future of Worcester revealed

download (2)New transport routes, parks and public spaces, housing, business premises and a £385 million annual boost to Worcester’s economy are at the heart of a new vision for Worcester by the year 2040.

Consultation is open now on the new City Centre Masterplan, which sees Worcester becoming a national and international tourist destination, and an even better place to live with more employment, housing and leisure opportunities for residents.Residents can have their say on the vision for the Worcester of 2040 proposed in the City Centre Masterplan.

To view the full article and supporting documentation on the City Council website, please click here.

Draft City Centre Masterplan Consultation Document

The deadline for responses is 5pm on November 7.

*** Details by WCC, October 2018 ***



Proposed Changes to the Worcester City Centre Traffic Regulation Order (TRO)

download (2)To improve the environment of pedestrianised areas in Worcester city centre, the Council proposes to make amendments to the existing Traffic Regulation Order along the lengths of the
following roads, designated as public highways:

• High Street
• Broad Street
• Mealcheapen Street
• Pump Street
• Friar Street (part)
• Copenhagen Street (part)
• The Cornmarket (part)
• Angel Place
• Angel Street
• Church Street
• Bank Street
• The Shambles

Please click here to review the document.

The pre-consultation will finish on 28.02.18 and a full report will be published in due course on the website:



Related pages

Read & sign up to our eBulletins for BID businesses
View current & past issues of The Worc Social magazine
View our Media Coverage
Car parking offers at CrownGate Shopping Centre, NCP Cathedral car park and season tickets at Worcester City Council car parks
Worcester BID’s Coaches Welcome scheme for a meet & greet service and coach driver vouchers.

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