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As you may be aware, a planning application has been submitted for the Worcester Woods Retail Park would include John Lewis, Next at Home, M&S and Sainsbury’s. Full details of the application are available here and we would encourage any business who has a view on the proposals to submit their thoughts. The key links within the large range of information that the applicant has submitted are:
Employment Land & Viability Assessment (summary is on page 20) this considers the option of the land being used for non retail, commercial usage.
Economic Impact Assessment
Retail Statement (summary is on page 53)
The deadline for comments to be made is Wednesday 28th January.
In addition, we understand that Worcester City Council have commissioned another report to look at the impact on the city centre should the application be successful. Click here
Worcester BID have teamed up with the Hive to arrange an event to raise awareness of how your business can benefit from grants, rate relief, training, relocation and a whole host of other information. A free event to any BID business takes place at the Hive between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday 3rdFebruary with drinks and nibbles provided. Representatives from Worcestershire Business Central, Worcester BID and Worcester City Council’s Economic Development team will be on hand to outline what funding and rate relief you might be entitled to, events and city centre project in 2015 which you may wish to benefit from as well as information on taking on Apprentices and the grants available. The event is very informal and there will be a Q&A session to help deal with any queries. To book your place click here. (please also feel free to attend anytime after 5pm if you cannot attend from the start).
We have a few spaces available for employees of BID businesses who want to undertake this excellent course which takes place on Monday 26th January in Worcester city centre. Places are limited but if you are interested, please contact Hazel Shephard by phone 01905 731612 or via email. The course is fully funded by the BID.
The Emergency First Aid at Work course will start at 9:30 (finishing by 4:30). There will be a short break at lunchtime and a sandwich lunch will be provided. Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the day in the training room.
The course consists of 6 contact hours and is suitable for nominated first aiders in a small or low risk environments.
* Health & Safety – regarding first aid
* Incident awareness & management
* Priorities of first aid
* Unconscious casualty
* Resuscitation (AED overview)
* Common injuries.
All candidates must be fit and well to take part in the course. Any candidates who have had surgery with in the past 6 months must have consent from their GP to take part in the course.
At the end of the course all candidates with have a written test to complete and will need to obtain an 85% pass rate to obtain their certificate, which will be valid for 3 years.
Certificates will be posted to successful delegates within 6 weeks of completion of the course.
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