Council launches new travel support service for local businesses

 York businesses will be able to get free advice on how they and their employees can make more sustainable travel choices, thanks to an initiative launched by City of York Council.

Funded by the council’s iTravel programme, in partnership with Get Cycling and Love to Ride, experts will be on-hand to visit businesses across the city to provide tailored travel planning advice and activities as part of the Travel2work scheme.

With a range of incentives, the service will help organisations to work with their staff to make commuting and work travel more sustainable – reducing car use and increasing the uptake of more sustainable travel options.

For more information and to book your free visit, go to www.itravelyork.info/travel2work  or email alice.thatcher@york.gov.uk/ 07917791489

York businesses asked for feedback on Public Protection services

City of York Council is asking businesses which use or would like to use its Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing services, how they’d like to see them develop.

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These Public Protection services deliver a number of the council’s regulatory duties which include hygiene inspections of restaurants, take-aways and other food premises, as well as ensuring that health and safety requirements are met, and that businesses comply with pollution control measures.

Trading Standards are part of these services; its work ensures that businesses trade fairly with consumers and the products they supply are safe, while Licensing services address the controlled sale of alcohol, and issue street trading, taxi and a variety of animal licenses.

The survey asks questions about the speed of teams’ response times and invites any other feedback on the service from enforcement, business advice and support services.
Businesses are asked to respond to the survey before 31 December 2015.

The survey is at https://www.york.gov.uk/consultations and scroll to Public Protection Review. Also at this link is a survey asking businesses questions on working with the council.

A survey on making York a more “business friendly Council” closes on 20th November. Click here to take part

York event to encourage businesses to ‘go digital’

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Amongst the raft of information available to visitors at Middleton’s Hotel, Skeldergate from 10am-3pm will be advice on how a £3,000 Connection Voucher can rejuvenate local businesses in the city and the City Centre WiFi project.

Since April 2014 over 200 businesses and registered charities have received a Connection Voucher to speed up their broadband. Suppliers and City of York Council staff will be on hand to offer information and advice on the scheme and answer any questions attendees may have.

Special guests for this month’s event are Google Digital Garage who will be on hand to talk to small and medium sized businesses about how they can learn and benefit from new digital skills and use the internet to grow and attract more customers. Other companies at the event include: TalkTalk, Landlord Broadband, York Data Services, Agile, BT and Pinacl plus many more.
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York businesses: sign-up to get free tailored travel advice

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City of York Council’s i-Travel York team are hosing a breakfast meeting on Tuesday 26 November at the Best Western Monk Bar Hotel from 8.30am till 9:30am and are encouraging all businesses – particularly during this week’s York Business Week 2013 to consider attending.

The event will showcase a new video which is the result of collaboration work with York businesses and will also highlight the benefits of business travel planning and the services which the council can provide to businesses to assist them with their travel plans.
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