Cleobury Country update for January 2015

I’m not sure that we feel like we even had two weeks off for Christmas! It seems that we are straight back into full on work!

January is a difficult month to arrange courses in as the weather can really mess things up so we tend to air on the side of caution and not schedule in too many. Having said that, we staged another very successful Food Labelling course at the beginning of January. Following implementation of new regulations in December, all food outlets have to list any additives present in their food stuffs! This is a nightmare for small businesses, so we have been running several cheap informative sessions to update these businesses on their responsibilities. We also staged a 3 day Food Hygiene Course and have an Emergency First Aid at Work course scheduled for the end of the month, which we could have filled twice over!

The Cleobury Country Trade Card has made us sweat this year!!! But we have finally got to the draft stage and William is tweaking as we speak and all being well the Cleobury Mortimer Explorers will be delivering out at the beginning of February. The Cards will also be available at the Cleobury Country Centre for free!

Biggest news of all……….we have our new website up and running!!!

I hope that you find it better than the old one, it should be easier to navigate and more concise in its provision of information. We hope to have included all the local businesses on the Business Directory, but if yours isn’t there, please get in touch and we will do our best to rectify it. Similarly, if you’d like the words or pictures changing – call/email us.

The Farmer Market was held on the 17th and whilst the sun shone, it was freezing cold and there’d been a sprinkling of snow the night before so our visitor numbers where down on last year but we have the same number of traders and all left happy with their mornings trading. There was a very social feel to the market and I think the Friends of St Marys probably took the most money is tea and coffee as everyone wanted warming up!! The next market is on 21st February.


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