Chamber News: June 2005
Newsletter of the Burnham-on-Sea Chamber of Trade
NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
6PM, TUESDAY, 5 JULY 2005
UPSTAIRS FUNCTION ROOM, THE SOMERSET & DORSET PUBLIC
OPEN TO MEMBERS AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS
ANNE-MARIE SPALDING, TOWN CENTRE MANAGER
FOLLOW UP & ACTION PLAN FROM APRIL’S INTRODUCTION
MARK NEWMAN, BURNHAM-ON-SEA.COM
USING THE WEB TO PROMOTE BUSINESS IN THE TOWN
Cllr. LOUISE PARKIN, CHAIR OF THE TOWN IMPROVEMENTS
EXPLAINING THE TOWN COUNCIL’S PRIORITIES FOR 2005/2006
JOSH HAYWOOD, RADIO COAST – 105FM
INTRODUCING A NEW LOCAL RADIO STATION FROM 2 AUGUST 2005
‘SHOPPING IN BURNHAM’ PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET
UPDATES ON REGENERATION, THE LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN, CHRISTMAS
AND MUCH MORE!
WORKING TOGETHER WITH We are very pleased to be working with
WWW.BURNHAM-ON-SEA.COM. www.burnham-on-sea.com, the leading local
website, which attracts up to 1500 visitors per
day. Mark Newman will be explaining more on
The Chamber of Trade is delighted to announce
Tuesday, 5 July 2005.
that shortly it will have its own page within
www.burnham-on-sea.com. This page will be PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET ABOUT
regularly updated with important information, ‘SHOPPING IN BURNHAM’
events and contact information for the
committee. The Town Council produces an excellent
Resident’s Guide. Sedgemoor has a wide range
The aim is to develop a virtual business of leaflets about tourist attractions. But there
community to promote business in the town, is little promotion to tourists of Burnham’s
with links to member’s existing websites or their businesses.
own page on www.burnham-on-sea.com.
The Chamber of Trade wishes to fill this support emergency services and charities. Info
marketing gap by producing its own leaflet. at www.oft.gov.uk/news.
However, this cannot be done through general
Chamber funds and so we would like to hear Watch your identity! Fraudsters are attempting
from any businesses that would be interested in to steal the identity of small firms through
promoting ‘Shopping in Burnham’ through forging and lodging forms at Companies House.
advertising. This risk can be minimized by using the online
filing system at www.companieshouse.gov.uk.
Further information about this promotional
leaflet will be available at the meeting on Businesses should plan now for new age
Tuesday, 5 July 2005. discrimination laws due to come into force in
TRANSPORT & PARKING October 2006. Ageist jokes and remarks are
likely danger areas if matters proceed to a
tribunal. Info at www.eleweb.org.uk.
The Chamber very much enjoyed reading the
174 pages of draft Local Transport Plan and 66
pages of draft parking strategy! UPDATING OUR RECORDS:
Within the rather short consultation period, the If members would like to receive this newsletter
Chamber made a response to these documents, via email, please would you drop David Baker an
which really did not address the chronic email? This will help to reduce the Chamber’s
transport and parking problems faced by costs. David’s contact details are below. Please
Burnham. Copies of the Chamber’s response will note that your email address will only be used
be available at the meeting on Tuesday, 5 July for Chamber of Trade business.
On a more productive note, John Edwards &
Alex Turco had an excellent meeting with
The Town Council will only allow advertising
Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset
boards where pedestrians are allowed 6ft
County Council in April about Parking Signage.
(1.8m) of clear pavement. Otherwise, boards
should only be flat against premises. Under no
Already some of the dozen of improvements to circumstances may boards be attached to street
signage have been made, including enhanced furniture, or obstruct the highway. Compliance
signage to the Oxford Street and Berrow Road does not negate the possibility of civil action in
car parks, and maintenance to signage on the event of injury. Please contact the Town
Berrow Road and Sea View Road. Further Clerk on 788088 for further guidance.
enhancements within the core of the town are
FEEDBACK REQUIRED: Chairman: John Edwards.
(T) 794751, 07742 390569.
It is proposed that Technical Street should be email@example.com.
made one-way. The Chamber will be making a Secretary: David Baker.
formal response and members should contact (T) 782326, firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Baker as soon as possible with any views. Treasurer: Jonathan Walter.
(T) 01454 846033
BUSINESS TIPS: Vice Chairman: Gerry Germain.
(T) 785031, email@example.com.
The Government’s Small Business Service wants Committee (Newsletter, Transport,
to know which pieces of red tape businesses Regeneration): Alex Turco.
would like to see removed. Fill in the (T) 788646, firstname.lastname@example.org.
questionnaire at www.sbs.gov.uk. Committee (Christmas Lights): Mike Ham.
Please be aware that it is illegal for cold callers
to sell advertising space in publications that
IF YOUR BUSINESS WOULD LIKE TO JOIN
OR RENEW CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP,
PLEASE CONTACT DAVID BAKER.
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