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Community Safety Partnership

May 21, 2020
Community safety continues to be an overriding priority for the city council and its partners as we begin the road to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.The Lancaster District Community Safety Partnership (CSP)...

Embracing quick change - Giles Kay, EDF

May 19, 2020
It is rare for our industry to try something new without months of testing and trialling but last Friday we headed into the brave new world of virtual on-line meetings. Friday’s Local Community Liaison Committee...

The Quarterly Economic Survey is your chance to influence policy decisions made at the highest levels.

May 19, 2020
The QES, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete, provides information on how businesses are performing this quarter.  The Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce gathers information for North...

LARS Communications is Recertified as an ISO 27001:2013 Provider

May 19, 2020
LARS Communications, an industry leader in radio site build, antenna system installationand tower fabrication has announced that it has been recertified as an ISO...

Lancaster University and the Eden Project announce first joint appointment

May 19, 2020
Lancaster University and the Eden Project have appointed environmental education specialist Professor Robert Barratt as the first-ever Eden Project North Chair of Education and Engagement. Robert, who took up his...

Lancaster IT firm prepares to get businesses back to work

May 19, 2020
With the UK taking tentative steps to return to work, Q2Q IT is preparing to reverse-engineer the 1,030 hours of technical support it has rolled out to companies over the past two months – including brands such as...

Covid-19 Business Restart & Recovery Survey - North Lancs

May 13, 2020
We know that you are probably surveyed out but we really do need to know local figures and statistics.This is a new survey. Please can you spare a few minutes to complete this?We are gathering this...

Businesses stepping up for the Foodbank - Paddy Hunt

May 12, 2020
Lancaster District has a terrific community of businesses, filled with people who are never afraid to go the extra mile to help out, especially at the moment. As a trustee at Morecambe Bay Foodbank, which has...

COVID-19 Business Impact and Support Survey (North Lancashire) results

May 12, 2020
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce, and Morecambe BID, recently conducted an online survey from 23rd April to 6th May 2020 targeted at businesses in the North Lancashire region to gather information on the...

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 12, 2020
The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The new guidance covers 8 workplace settings which are allowed to be...

Holiday lets and small business rates Covid relief - Harrison Drury

May 12, 2020
Many people are not appreciating the fact that they are eligible for business grants by virtue of owning holiday cottages, or other property assessed for non-domestic rates, such as stables, for example. Businesses...

Coronavirus – advice for the third sector across Lancaster District.

May 12, 2020
From Yak Patel - CVSIn response to Covid-19, I am attaching our updated bulletin. We are working with the local voluntary and community sector and city wide partners to support as many people as we can. We encourage...

Lancaster accountants help doctors claim Government coronavirus support

May 12, 2020
A Lancaster-based accountancy and business advisory firm has collaborated with one of the UK’s leading medical bodies to help doctors and medical practices claim financial relief for vital work to fight the COVID-19...

H&S guidelines for Covid-19 - Rock & Road

May 06, 2020
Chamber members Rock and Road Training have provided these Health and Safety guidlelines which will be vital for a post Covid-19 world. Download below: Risk Assessment Additional Controls   Covid-19 checklist...

Keeping the country supplied - Sandra Cottam-Shea

May 05, 2020
This message has been knocking about for years and at this challenging time, never a truer word said. The transport industry is how this country and the world keeps the economy moving, literally. We are now...

Local support package announced for businesses in the Lancaster district

May 05, 2020
Lancaster City Council has agreed a £1million plan to sustain and strengthen the local economy. Last Thursday (April 30) the city council’s Cabinet signed off on a package of new measures to provide help, advice...

Coronavirus: Planning for Business Recovery

May 05, 2020
As businesses start to gain access the various government schemes designed to support them through the coronavirus lockdown, many are now turning their focus to the horizon, wondering what the “new normal” will...

Lancaster University and the NHS join forces to combat Covid-19

May 05, 2020
Lancaster University has offered the use of its own labs to increase the number of tests for Covid-19 among NHS staff and patients following an approach from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation...

Arson reduction advice - Lancashire Fire & Rescue

May 05, 2020
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have advised that ue to the present situation that we are in as a country they just wanted to remind business owners the risk of arson. Please find attached two leaflets regarding...

Array Festival Lancaster, Digital and Tech

May 05, 2020
Lancaster’s first virtual digital and tech festival, Array Festival, will go live throughout May to encourage those in the region to learn more about the city’s industry. A series of online seminars and...
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