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5 o’Clock Club – Friday 26th June – Sponsored by Humphreys & Orr Estate Agents

HO Christchurch Chamber event

Last Friday of Every Month – Kings Arms Hotel – FREE

The Chamber Goes Social!

Come and join us on the last Friday of every month at the Kings Arms Hotel at 5 O’ Clock to participate in a FREE informal networking event with local businesses. This month the event is sponsored by Humphreys & Orr Estate Agents and Wren Lettings.

 

This is a great opportunity to:

•Expand your network of contacts •Promote your business •Keep up-to-date on the latest business and local news

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

If you have any further questions or would like to sponsor future events, then please contact us at: president@christchurchchamber.co.uk

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5 o’Clock Club – The last Friday of every month

Last Friday of Every Month – Kings Arms Hotel – FREE

The Chamber Goes Social!

Come and join us on the last Friday of every month at the Kings Arms Hotel at 5 O’ Clock to participate in a FREE informal networking event with local businesses.

This is a great opportunity to:

•Expand your network of contacts •Promote your business •Keep up-to-date on the latest business and local news

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

If you have any further questions or would like to sponsor future events, then please contact us at: info@christchurchchamber.co.uk

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Training Events – Coming Soon

Christchurch Chamber of Trade & Commerce are currently working on a new programme of training events for chamber members and potential members. Further details are to be announced soon.

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5 o’clock club – Friday 27th February 2015

Last Friday of Every Month – Kings Arms Hotel – FREE

The Chamber Goes Social!

Come and join us on the last Friday of every month at the Kings Arms Hotel at 5 O’ Clock to participate in a FREE informal networking event with local businesses.

This is a great opportunity to:

•Expand your network of contacts •Promote your business •Keep up-to-date on the latest business and local news

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

If you have any further questions or would like to sponsor future events, then please contact us at: office@christchurchbusiness.co.uk

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Revamped Christchurch Chamber of Trade celebrate with special launch

Stephen_PresidentA revamped Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce will be celebrated at a special launch event today.

With a new logo, executive committee, website and social media policy, the Chamber’s new direction is being spearheaded by president Stephen Bowden, pictured right.

He said the organisation had re-evaluated their objectives during the recent overhaul and now had a very clear view of what they wanted to become.

The new objectives include securing more business and promotion for the town, progressing commercial and technical education and supporting fair principles of trading for members. Regarding membership, he said they were striving to increase the numbers, which have remained stable over the past few years.

“Currently we have 130 members of varying sizes,” he said.

“We need to be seen as approachable, hence we have changed our website and included more social media interaction.”

Recently, the most important issue the Chamber has tackled was the parking situation in Christchurch – successfully campaigning for a £1 for two hours rate in the town.

Go to the website christchurchchamber.co.uk for more information.

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Have your say on plans to “enhance and improve” Christchurch town centre

PLANS to ‘enhance and improve’ Christchurch town centre will go out to the public next month.

A public exhibition of the new proposals will go on display for residents to give their views and provide feedback for council officials.

The exhibition will be held on Monday, October 6, under the Mayor’s Parlour in the High Street from 10am to 4pm.

The proposals are designed to ‘preserve and protect’ the town centre, although full details are yet to be released.

Cllr Ray Nottage, leader of Christchurch Borough Council said: “I’m delighted that we are now able to obtain community feedback on our proposals to enhance and improve the town centre. We are hoping to obtain as much feedback as possible on the proposals which have been drawn up to ensure we continue to preserve, protect and enhance the unique character of Christchurch and its historic centre.” Cllr Claire Bath, portfolio holder for economy at the council, added: “Enhancing the town centre experience will support economic growth in Christchurch which is a key priority for the council.

“We’re looking forward to meeting residents and stakeholders on October 6 to discuss our proposals for Christchurch town centre and to hear their views. We will analyse the feedback from this exhibition carefully to refine the plans.”

Council representatives and members of the project team will be present to explain the proposals and answer questions, and feedback forms will be available for residents to leave comments.

Following the exhibition, the display boards will be available to view in the foyer of The Regent Centre in the High Street from Tuesday, October 7, to Monday, October 13, open 10am to 10pm.

Details of the proposals and more information will be available at dorsetforyou.com/christchurch-town-centre-strategy from October 6.

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New Mayor of Christchurch

 

mTHE new Mayor of Christchurch was praised for her ‘grit and determination’ at a special ceremony this week. Cllr Denise Jones, who represents Grange ward, was named as Mayor of Christchurch at the annual council meeting held at Highcliffe Castle on Tuesday.

 

Proposer, fellow Grange ward councillor Paul Hilliard, said: “It is clear that her life and enjoyment are from helping people; in early life through her church and teaching and now through local government. “Denise has recently fought bouts of cancer and continues a long battle with MS. “She is a workaholic and rushes round to community meetings and committees. “Denise treats being a councillor as an honour and a privilege and I hope people’s awareness of MS is increased by her example of mind over matter.”

Cllr Peter Hall, who seconded the motion, described Cllr Jones as a “fighter, who is the ideal person to head this council as First Citizen”. He said she had achieved a great deal for her Grange ward residents and added: “She has the support of this council and the community.” Cllr Jones said: “I must congratulate the retiring Mayor and Mayoress, John Lofts and Margaret Woolley, for the sterling work they have done in being such excellent ambassadors for our Borough during their Mayoral Year. They will be a very hard act to follow. “However, we will endeavour to work for the benefit of everyone in our borough and to promote Christchurch whenever possible, to the best of our ability.”

Her charities for the coming year will be the Royal British Legion, Dorset Cancer Centre and the soon to open Somerford Arc. Cllr Denise Jones’ husband, Cllr David Jones, will be her consort.

Original Article from Bournemouth Daily Echo

 

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The 5 O’Clock Club

Friday 30th May at 5pm at The Kings Arms

An informal event for members and potential members to get together and have a drink. First drink free courtesy of our sponsor, Andrew Barfield Accountants.

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Christchurch Food Festival

The  Christchurch Food & Wine Festival Market had a great weekend throughout the town centre on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May 2014 from 10am to 6pm.  The Market will be back on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May in 2015, but in the meantime this will give you a taster of the market and what happened in 2014.

The High Street and the Alley Market

The High Street and Alley Market (opposite M & S Simply Food) will be filled with more than 100 stalls selling a wide range of delicious food & drink and related items, many of which are produced locally. You will find everything from mouth-watering food to eat during the market to scrumptious food and drink to take away to enjoy at home. From tasty olives to fine oils, locally grown asparagus toorganically produced meatfreshly baked bread to locally producedsausages and cheeses… you will be spoilt for choice!

Italian Market

The fabulous Italian Market will be returning to Church Street cobbled area, just in front of the Priory Church gates and the friendly traders will be selling a range oftasty Italian food including freshly baked bread, biscuits, sweets, olives and cheeses.

Artisan Market

The Artisan Market with its interesting array of specialist foods will be returning to NatWest car park, located between the High Street and the Demonstration Marquee in Wick Lane car park.

Druitt Gardens

Nearby Druitt Gardens will be used as a picnic area and will feature community organisations as well as activities for children.  It will be an ideal place for visitors to sit and relax away from the bustling market and enjoy eating their purchases.

Market traders

Click here to see the list of traders who will be selling their wares in the Festival Market this year.

Demonstration Marquee

Free cookery demonstrations will be taking place in the Demonstration Marquee in Wick Lane car park, adjacent to the Regent Centre with much-loved celebrity chef and patron of the Festival, Lesley Waters and BBC Saturday Kitchen regular and star of BBC2’s The Incredible Spice Men, Cyrus Todiwala.  Many of Christchurch’s excellent local chefs will also be demonstrating over the weekend.

To see our schedule of events in the Demonstration Marquee click here.

http://www.christchurchfoodfest.co.uk/whats-on/festival-market/

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New ‘Care for Christchurch’ campaign launched in bid to improve town

A NEW campaign urging residents and visitors to ‘Care for Christchurch’ has begun in a bid to improve the borough.The scheme, which was launched in the town centre on Monday is a joint scheme that urges people to take home their litter, pick up after their dog, report graffiti and fly-tipping and shop at local venues.c

With statistics showing it costs £175,000 of taxpayers money to deal with litter in Christchurch every year, the council says that money could be better spent elsewhere.Much of the litter is found on major roads where expen-sive traffic-management measures are needed to collect it.The campaign is also asking that people take their litter home with them so more can be recycled.The focus on graffiti follows a spate of incidents last year where the perpetrators were found and made to clear it up, with schools also getting involved in the project.

Cllr Margaret Phipps, port-folio holder for the environment at Christchurch council, said: “Many people are already involved in help-ing keep their locality clean and we’re very grateful to them.“We’re asking more people to ‘adopt a spot’ near them and take responsibility for keeping it clean and tidy.We can help by providing litter-pickers and sacks and arrange for rubbish to be collected and disposed of after a litter pick.”

The campaign is also asking residents to shop locally, to support local traders, especially with the new £1 for two hours parking rate.Stephen Bowden, president of Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce, said: “For Christchurch to thrive, we all need to do what we can to keep it attractive.“The Care for Christchurch campaign is exactly what is needed.Keeping the borough clean and tidy makes it a pleasing place to visit and shopping locally provides vital support to our businesses.The Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce is very pleased to support this worthwhile project.”

The campaign is a joint project between Christchurch Borough Council, Dorset Waste Partnership, Christchurch Chamber of Trade & Commerce and Christchurch Police.

Original Article from Bournemouth Daily Echo