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City Centre Waste Review
Inverness BID has joined with Highland Council and the Scottish Government in funding a Graduate Intern Post to focus on the increasing difficulties of waste storage and collection in Inverness city centre.
The person appointed to this post which is now being advertised will seek to:
• Collect and analyse inventory waste data from the BID area
• Collect best practice information from other BID areas in Scotland
• Provide a suite of options for change together with outline costs and benefits
• Present results of the feasibility to Highland Council Management together with a draft timetable for implementation
Inverness BID Chairman, Craig Duncan said “All the feedback from the public and businesses alike has highlighted the need to seek improved solutions to the current waste arrangements in the city centre. We have been in discussion with Highland Council on this issue for some time and when we were asked to financially support this review to be undertaken by them, we had no hesitation in doing so given the importance of finding a way forward.”
City Leader Ian Brown added: “As Inverness City Centre has developed and the pressures of recycling have grown, some difficulties with associated waste storage have become apparent. I hope that this is an opportunity for some fresh thinking, and working closely with the BID, businesses and households, this post could help to achieve significant improvements.” Follow this link to see the press release issued by the Highland Council.
BUSINESS IN THE BID AREA ARE INVITED TO THE NEXT BID BREAKFAST WHICH WILL FOCUS ON:
• Date: Thursday 12th March - 7.45 for 8am – finish at 9am
• Venue: Mercure Hotel (Inverness Suite), Church Street
There has been considerable recent media coverage of radical plans being considered for the development of Inverness Railway Station in light of:
- A significant projected increase in usage of the Station over the next 10 years
- The appointment of Dutch rail operator, Abellio to take over Scotrail’s services from 1st April with a £3million budget to uplift the Station
- The desire to improve the user linkage between the Railway and the Bus Station and the major car parks
- The need for improvements in pedestrian connections from the Railway Station into the City Centre and particularly the Old Town and Falcon Square
Our speaker will be Frank Roach, Partnership Manager of HITRANS, the Government Agency with responsibility for rail strategy and policy, who has led the recent briefings with user group stakeholders.
After our speaker there will be a Q&A session giving you the chance to have your say on the proposals.
The event and refreshments are complimentary. Please email email@example.com or telephone 01463 714550 to confirm attendance.
Join us for the GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th April from 11am to 4pm.
A FREE day of family fun in Inverness city centre!
Follow the cryptic clues, which you collect on the day from either of our 2 entry points at Eastgate Centre (Falcon Square entrance) or the Tolbooth Steeple (Opposite Town House), to find the eggs hidden in the shop windows in Inverness City Centre.
Enjoy street entertainment, see the loveable lifesize Easter Bunnies & Bears, paint your own Easter ceramic and have your facepainted.
Easter chocolates for all entrants who also go into a prize draw to win one of four £50 Eastgate Shopping Vouchers.
Come and join the fun with Inverness BID this Easter
BID Levy payments can now be made online through the Highland Council Website
- The Great Easter Egg Hunt - 3rd & 4th April 2015
- Inverness Classic Vehicle Show - SATURDAY 9TH MAY 2015
- Flood Alleviation Works - Bank Street to Reclose from Tue 24th Feb till Tue 19th May
- Snowman Rally - Saturday 21st February
- 2014 NATIONAL BEST BAR NONE AWARD FINALS
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