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25/11/2015 – E-Bulletin: Christmas, Uniquely Worcester updates & more


Welcome to the latest edition of the Worcester BID EBulletin

Christmas in Worcester

Well it is that week again – the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre begins tomorrow and is being run for the first time by LSD Promotions who also operate the markets in the city centre. The campaign to promote the city at this crucial period is underway with some fantastic street entertainment, parking offers, details on shop opening hours and events, as well as an extensive media and advertising campaign – details of all of which can be found on our special Christmas in Worcester website. Just in case you need to know about road closures for the Fayre and general information, it is all here
Chimney Sweep
Christmas Window Dressing Competition
The festive season is fast approaching and many shop windows have that inviting warm glow.  To showcase the great creativity that has gone into these Christmas displays and to reward the efforts made by businesses and their staff.  The Worcester News is giving you the opportunity to enter the new Christmas Window Dressing Competition.  For further details please click here.  The sign up deadline is 4th December.

Uniquely Worcester

Our Uniquely Worcester campaign to promote Worcester’s fantastic independent businesses is underway and climaxes on Small Business Saturday (5th December). Click here to find out more and look out for the offers card in many of the city’s small businesses to take advantage of some great deals. Let us know if you need a top up of the leaflets by calling 01905 731612 or emailing info@worcesterbid.com
Uniquely Worcester

Fancy a Free Market Stall?

Small businesses in Worcester are being offered the chance of a free market stall on Small Business Saturday 5th December courtesy of LSD Promotions. Please see the attached for more details.

Google Business View

50 businesses signed up to have free 360 degree photographs to help showcase the inside of their businesses thanks to our latest project. The results and feedback have been excellent so far with one business remarking ‘It’s brilliant. Got to be worth ALL of the annual BID fee!!’. If you are interested in having your business photographed for our next anticipated round in Spring 2016, please email info@worcesterbid.com
Kingsway English Centre

Who Is New?
A warm welcome to Worcester city centre to the following new businesses:

Phase 8 (Chapel Walk, CrownGate); Maltster (Cornmarket) – pub which was formerly Bar 12 ; Iapetus (Reindeer Court) – homeware, gifts; Casa Madali (Reindeer Court) – shoes ; Me & My Friend (Reindeer Court) – babywear and personalised cards; Damon Hall Art Studio (Reindeer Court); Octubre 21st – (Reindeer Court) – ladies fashion; D&D Network Services (Foregate Street) – IT; Tiger (High Street); Starbucks (The Cross); The Market (Cornmarket) – Café
Meanwhile Cornucopia have moved into the former Hawkins Bazaar unit in Chapel Walk with the latter now up and running in Friary Walk.  Whisper have moved within Friary Walk,  Roman have relocated to Pump Street and Worcester War Games have moved from Crown Passage to Trinity Street
Long Road Ahead?
Following feedback from businesses we have sourced the best places to go and find out the latest on roadworks taking place in and around the city centre. Here they are:
Ringway – contractors for Worcestershire County Council commissioned works
Roadworks.org – all roadworks taking place at the time – just type in Worcester on the top right hand side
Cathedral Island
Fancy Being Good Citizen?
The attached poster relates to the Police Citizen Academy, which is a free course for 25 adults (over 18) to gain an insight into the work of mainly the police, but also linking in with partners, such as Hereford and Worcester Fire Service.

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