Haslemere news … from the Chamber and its members

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Committee update – January 2020

The Chamber’s Committee met for its first monthly meeting of the year on Wednesday 6th January. The Committee discussed the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and agreed that this will be held on Wednesday 22nd April at Red.H on West Street from 18.00. As ever, the Business Improvement District (BID) plans were a major focus of discussion, with an update from the President on the BID team’s work towards creating a business plan and submitting an application for BID status in May. BID team members believe that the best way to drive forward the BID process is to merge BID activity and the Chamber of Commerce into a new organisation to oversee and deliver the work around the BID. This would require a change in constitution and the support of 75 percent of Chamber members. The proposal will be scoped out with BID specialist consultants The Mosaic Partnership who will develop options for a new organisation and these will be put to the membership at the AGM in April. The Committee discussed ways to get feedback from members, including the current status of the third Haslemere Business Barometer. While the Business Barometer is in its infancy and we are keen to establish this as a key channel for gathering regular about business confidence, the Committee will explore other potential options to let members share their thoughts and views with us. Ideas from Chamber members are always welcome. Safety and security were also on the agenda with the President confirming that a meeting had been arranged with Detective Superintendent Ben Lee of the Surrey Police Serious Organised Crime Specialist Crime Command... read more

Take care

Happy New Year to all my clients both current and potential. With 2020 upon us, please advise your staff to take care when writing invoices, receipts, quotes, estimates or any other important documents not to truncate the year to simply ’20’  as in 6/1/20 for example. It is all too easy for anyone with bad intentions to add figures after the ’20’ making the date show as 2019, 2018 or similar.  Sadly we all need to be aware that not everyone has your best interests at... read more

Business issues for our renewed MP

The Chamber will be writing to our MP, Jeremy Hunt, requesting a meeting to brief him on the issues affecting local businesses and asking for his input on several key areas for our members.

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Register for the Boxing Day fun run

Holy Cross Hospital announce registrations are open registration is open for the most festive, run of the year. The Boxing Day Fun Run, which starts from the Devil’s Punchbowl Hotel in Hindhead at 11am on 26 December.

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