[dropcap type =”circle”]T[/dropcap]wo businesses in Bicester and Kidlington have become the lucky winners of a food safety course after completing an online survey about the council’s support services.
The survey was featured on both Cherwell District Council (CDC) and South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) websites, with three winners selected at random from those who had filled out the survey.
Those taking part were entered into a draw to win one of three CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) eLearning courses in Level Two Food Safety in Catering, with On the Hoof in Kidlington and Jasmine’s Tea Room in Bicester both scooping a prize.
The brief questionnaire was part of CDC’s drive to find out how it can improve services to help businesses comply with food and health and safety regulations, as well as save them money.
Cllr Tony Ilott, lead member for public protection, said: “We appreciate that running a business can be very time consuming and expensive and it can be hard to keep up with all the necessary regulations, so we want to make it as easy as possible to approach us and give us feedback.
“It’s important to provide the best support we possibly can to businesses in the district, so the more we can find out about how our services can be improved the better.”
One of the competition winners, Louise Perrin of On the Hoof Food in Kidlington, said: “It’s great to see CDC asking for feedback from businesses, so we were keen to fill out the survey, and a great bonus to have won a prize for our efforts.
“Running a business takes up a lot of time, so any help and advice we can get when it comes to regulations we need to comply with is very much welcomed.”
Cherwell District Council provides a range of Level 2 and 3 CIEH eLearning courses in addition to the traditional taught courses.
For more information on any of the CIEH courses that can be booked through CDC visit http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=11863Anyone wishing to discuss their training requirements or queries can email Comms&BusSupport@cherwellandfsouthnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 322323