Entries by Shara Vickers

How safe do you feel in Saffron Walden?

How confident are people about coming back to Saffron Walden? How safe do they feel in our town centre? We commissioned a consumer confidence poll of 250 people living in and around Saffron Walden. Our Chair, Shara, brings you the results!

The Budget 2021 Summary from Croucher & Needham

The following summary has been kindly supplied to the BID by Croucher and Needham. The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech he stated his Budget ‘meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people’. Main Budget proposals Tax […]

Business update as at 2nd November 2020

Update as at 2nd November 2020 With an England wide lockdown upon us again from Thursday 5 November 2020 and many businesses having to shut and others having their productivity disrupted it is important to understand the additional support being offered by the government and specifically the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or “Furlough […]

Guidance for Businesses in Essex as of 11th November 2020

Factsheet for businesses in Essex What you need to know about the national restrictions Guidance for businesses in the Essex County Council area as at 11 November 2020. Key rules for businesses Non-essential retail Non-essential retail must close, including clothing, homeware, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops, tailors, tobacco and vape shops, electronic […]

Business Information from Saffron Walden Business Improvement District Update as at 10th July 2020

Business Information from Saffron Walden Business Improvement District Update as at 10th July 2020 1) Next phase of reopening  The government has outlined the measures that will allow outdoor pools to reopen from Saturday 11 July and indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities to reopen from Saturday 25 July, ensuring millions of people can […]

Information for Businesses – Update as at 4th July 2020

Update as at 4th July 2020 Yesterday, the Prime Minster announced that various businesses would be able to open on 4 July providing they are COVID-19 safe.  These businesses include Hotels, pubs, restaurants, cafes and hairdressers.  A full list can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/opening-certain-businesses-and-venues-in-england-from-4-july-2020?utm_source=a2bfb513-c2d3-4510-8c4f-8ac34b24537d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate Whilst the full “COVID secure” guidance has yet to be […]

Information for Businesses – Update as at 24 June 2020.

Update as at 24 June 2020. On Tuesday, the Prime Minster announced that various businesses would be able to open on 4 July providing they are COVID-19 safe.  These businesses include Hotels, pubs, restaurants, cafes and hairdressers.  A full list can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/opening-certain-businesses-and-venues-in-england-from-4-july-2020?utm_source=a2bfb513-c2d3-4510-8c4f-8ac34b24537d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate   Whilst the full “COVID secure” guidance has yet […]

Information for Businesses – Update as at 26th May 2020.

Update as at 26 May 2020. Saffron Walden Business Improvement District Ltd is not able to offer advice on any of the issues listed below.  What we are trying to do is “sign post” information in an environment which is changing very quickly.  If you need specific advice you should contact your own professional advisors […]

Information for Businesses – Update as at 18 May 2020.

Update as at 18 May 2020. Saffron Walden Business Improvement District Ltd is not able to offer advice on any of the issues listed below.  What we are trying to do is “sign post” information in an environment which is changing very quickly.  If you need specific advice you should contact your own professional advisors […]

Information for Businesses – Update as at 11 May 2020

Update as at 11 May 2020. Saffron Walden Business Improvement District Ltd is not able to offer advice on any of the issues listed below.  What we are trying to do is “sign post” information in an environment which is changing very quickly.  If you need specific advice you should contact your own professional advisors […]

Information for Businesses – Update as at 4 May 2020

Update as at 4 May 2020. Saffron Walden Business Improvement District Ltd is not able to offer advice on any of the issues listed below.  What we are trying to do is “sign post” information in an environment which is changing very quickly.  If you need specific advice you should contact your own professional advisors […]

Information for Business – Update as at 27 April 2020

Update as at 27 April 2020. Saffron Walden Business Improvement District Ltd is not able to offer advice on any of the issues listed below. What we are trying to do is “sign post” information in an environment which is changing very quickly.  If you need specific advice you should contact your own professional advisors […]

New test for COVID-19 a ‘game-changer’

A new rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19, developed by a University of Cambridge spinout company and capable of diagnosing the infection in under 90 minutes, is being deployed at Cambridge hospitals, ahead of being launched in hospitals nationwide. The SAMBA II machines, developed by Diagnostics for the Real World, provide a simple and accurate system […]

Employers Advice – from Helen Gilfillan HR Dept

Coronavirus – Employers Advice This information is for business owners to provide some advice and useful links to keep up to date on the latest measures and guidance on Coronavirus.  I am Helen Gilfillan from the HR Dept and I cover Saffron Waldon and the surrounding areas providing employment law and human resources support to […]

Faye’s Gardening Blog

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all keeping safe and managing to keep busy! My name is Faye Bailey and I’m one of the directors for the Saffron Walden BID. I spent nearly 10 years working in a growing nursery in Hampshire but have always been a keen gardener. I thought maybe I could share some […]