Month: February 2017

Breakfast, networking & the story of independent retailing

Our first breakfast meeting of the year took place this morning at One Forty, with 25 local business owners attending.

We heard from Richard Graham, president of Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce and owner of One Forty, about the history of his business and challenges faced by independent retailers.

Richard also kindly donated the cost of breakfast so that tickets from this morning could go towards funding future activities carried out by the Chamber.

Our next event is Inspiring Women in Business at Cranleigh Arts Centre on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 7pm. There are more details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cranleigh-inspiring-women-in-business-international-womens-day-tickets-31165464744

Our next breakfast meeting takes place at The Richard Onslow at 7.30am on 14th March 2017, where our speaker is Trevor Dale, founder of Atrainability.

Details and tickets can be found at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cranleigh-chamber-of-commerce-breakfast-meeting-march-2017-tickets-31168966217

 

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What does the new budget mean for business rates?

Find out what business rates, the new local plan and the council budget will mean for you.

Join Waverley Borough Council and other local business for breakfast at Waverley’s Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday 21st February 2017, from 8.30–9.30am, at the Waverley Borough Council Offices, Godalming, GU7 1HR.

Open to all businesses in Waverley, the meeting will explore the issues that face local business and give you insight into what the council is doing to support the economy.

The Leader of the Council and officers will also be available to answer your questions.

Coffee and pastries will be available from 8am.

Register your place at this event by email to business.support@waverley.gov.uk

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Downs Link corridor assessment due to start

Sustrans will be starting their comprehensive corridor assessment on the Downs Link next week.

Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce have initiated the project to upgrade the Downs Link between Cranleigh and Guildford as an improved path shared by cyclists, walkers, horse riders and wheelchair users.

This corridor assessment is the first stage in a project and will inform the requirements for upgrading the Downs Link, allowing Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce to bid for future local authority, national transport and Local Enterprise capital works funding to create the new path.

The £4,2000 for the corridor assessment which Sustrans will begin at the end of next week was funded by the local business community and Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce reserves.

Sustrans is a charity enabling people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.

The Downs Link is already used by cyclists commuting to work in Bramley, Shalford, Guildford and beyond, as well as extensively for leisure use. However, during the winter months, the path is often impassable in places due to mud and standing water.

Ideally, upgrading the path to a hard surface, of a composition yet to be decided, will increase its use, reducing road congestion, increase levels of leisure use, promoting health and wellbeing, and attract more cycling tourists contributing to our High Street’s sustainability.

Once the corridor assessment has been completed, we will report back with their findings and our proposals for the next steps.

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