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🥓 🍳 After a break for the summer our next networking event is a breakfast on Thursday 20th September at High Street Bakery and Cafe. 🍳🥓

⚠️ Booking is essential! ⚠️

Send us an email on networking@shaftesburychamber.co.uk to book your place by Monday 17th and let us know if you would like a bacon sandwich or scrambled eggs on toast, (or if you have any other dietary requirements).

We are really pleased to welcome long term Chamber member, Alice Perry, as our speaker this month. Alice is co-owner of the wonderful treasure of the town, Shaftesbury Wines, but she speaks to us in her other role with Inkspiller, who provide a range of services to help businesses achieve brilliance. With them, Alice has become something of a social media expert.

She will be giving us some top tips on how to make social media work for our businesses and why we should bother with it! There is sure to be something for both veteran and reluctant social media users.

Our networking meetings are friendly events with opportunities to introduce yourself without the need to stand on ceremony. We aim to provide a relaxed forum for local business people to spend time together for mutual support.

Feel free to bring along business cards or literature and you are welcome to attend two meetings without joining The Chamber.
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Mon September 10th

🥓 🍳 After a break for the summer our next networking event is a breakfast on Thursday 20th September at High Street Bakery and Cafe. 🍳🥓

 ⚠️ Booking is essential! ⚠️

Send us an email on networking@shaftesburychamber.co.uk to book your place by Monday 17th and let us know if you would like a bacon sandwich or scrambled eggs on toast, (or if you have any other dietary requirements). 

We are really pleased to welcome long term Chamber member, Alice Perry, as our speaker this month. Alice is co-owner of the wonderful treasure of the town, Shaftesbury Wines, but she speaks to us in her other role with Inkspiller, who provide a range of services to help businesses achieve brilliance. With them, Alice has become something of a social media expert. 

She will be giving us some top tips on how to make social media work for our businesses and why we should bother with it! There is sure to be something for both veteran and reluctant social media users.

Our networking meetings are friendly events with opportunities to introduce yourself without the need to stand on ceremony. We aim to provide a relaxed forum for local business people to spend time together for mutual support. 

Feel free to bring along business cards or literature and you are welcome to attend two meetings without joining The Chamber.

 

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James Chetwode

Martin and Tina Dyer own Crystal Clear at the Post Office end of #Shaftesbury’s High Street.

It’s another great #IndyShaftesbury business worth celebrating and visiting!

Crystal Clear offers an eclectic collection of contemporary jewellery.
Tina designs and handcrafts her own pieces, using mixed gemstones. Every one of her creations is a one-off, so you’ll own something truly unique. Call in and browse their range of sterling silver jewellery, gifts and watches too.
Learn more at www.crystalclearshaftesbury.co.uk
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Thu August 9th

Martin and Tina Dyer own Crystal Clear at the Post Office end of #Shaftesbury’s High Street.

It’s another great #IndyShaftesbury business worth celebrating and visiting!

Crystal Clear offers an eclectic collection of contemporary jewellery.
Tina designs and handcrafts her own pieces, using mixed gemstones. Every one of her creations is a one-off, so you’ll own something truly unique. Call in and browse their range of sterling silver jewellery, gifts and watches too.
Learn more at www.crystalclearshaftesbury.co.ukImage attachmentImage attachment

🌷 #IndyShaftesbury 💐

On the corner of Parsons Pool and Bell Street you will find the delightful Bright Blooms Floral Boutique, selling cut flowers, hand-tied bouquets and unusual indoor plants and pots.

Annie and her team are experts in wedding flowers and are renowned for stocking unusual cut flowers, such as double lilies, and for unusual colours of known cut flowers, such as lisianthus.

To top it all off they deliver personally within a generous 20 mile radius! 👏
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Wed August 8th

As a Chamber we cannot have a public position on whether or not there should be a judicial review of the sale of the cattle market site. This is mainly because our members are not all Shaftesbury council tax payers despite all having businesses in the town. It would not be appropriate therefore to comment on the upcoming Parish Poll.

However, as chairman I am outraged that an integral part of the Yes campaign's literature is that any supermarket could instead be positioned on the A30 employment land.

I voiced our opposition to this strongly at the original town meeting. It is completely at odds with the Chamber's position to protect this site for much needed industry.

The Chamber also voted unanimously - over 5 years ago in their contribution to the emerging neighbourhood plan - that there should be no development of large out of town stores.

We need to be aware of this part of the Yes campaign and I would urge people to voice their opposition to any suggestion that the employment land is in anyway a suitable alternative site for a supermarket.
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Tue August 7th

As a Chamber we cannot have a public position on whether or not there should be a judicial review of the sale of the cattle market site.  This is mainly because our members are not all Shaftesbury council tax payers despite all having businesses in the town.  It would not be appropriate therefore to comment on the upcoming Parish Poll.   

However, as chairman I am outraged that an integral part of the Yes campaigns literature is that any supermarket could instead be positioned on the A30 employment land.  

I voiced our opposition to this strongly at the original town meeting.  It is completely at odds with the Chambers position to protect this site for much needed industry.   

The Chamber also voted unanimously - over 5 years ago in their contribution to the emerging neighbourhood plan - that there should be no development of large out of town stores.   

We need to be aware of this part of the Yes campaign and I would urge people to voice their opposition to any suggestion that the employment land is in anyway a suitable alternative site for a supermarket.

#IndyShaftesbury

Attention men of Shaftesbury! Add some colour to your life! It is summer, after all. Squires can find you a suit, jacket or trousers in any colour that takes your fancy.

If you’re planning a wedding party or a special event then Squires can dress your entire group in matching colours. Choose from 3 different cuts of trouser, tailored to the taste of each individual member of your party.
Ian, the manager, promises that his friendly team can dress customers of all shapes and sizes, up to 60-inch chest and a 56-inch waist. Squires stock Magee of Donegal, and they offer a personal tailoring service for their trousers, suits and jackets.

Squires also offers a regularly changing selection of bird and animal salt and pepper pots. If there’s a particular ceramic creature that you’d like to buy, ask the staff. They can probably order it for you.

Squires opened in this very store back in 1930 and the current owner took over the business in 1996.
Ian says he went into Squires to buy a coat 15 years ago, and he was offered a job! Now he’s the boss!

Visit this #IndyShaftesbury store on #Shaftesbury’s High Street.
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Thu August 2nd

#IndyShaftesbury Jeanette and John Hobbs own ‘Bargains’, a discount gift store on Shaftesbury’s High Street.
“You name it, we sell it,” says John. You’ll be surprised at the incredible range of items for your home, garden, workplace or leisure time that you will find in their shop.

Many items are at lower prices than the online retailers. Go and see for yourself. From snacks to stationary, travel plugs to mirrors, games to cleaning products, electrical items to DIY goods, you’ll be amazed at what is on offer in this great #IndyShaftesbury business.

Mr and Mrs Hobbs have traded here for 12 years. They started their Shaftesbury business in a shop further along the High Street, back in 2001.
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Thu August 2nd

#IndyShaftesbury  Jeanette and John Hobbs own ‘Bargains’, a discount gift store on Shaftesbury’s High Street.
“You name it, we sell it,” says John. You’ll be surprised at the incredible range of items for your home, garden, workplace or leisure time that you will find in their shop. 

Many items are at lower prices than the online retailers. Go and see for yourself. From snacks to stationary, travel plugs to mirrors, games to cleaning products, electrical items to DIY goods, you’ll be amazed at what is on offer in this great  #IndyShaftesbury business. 

Mr and Mrs Hobbs have traded here for 12 years. They started their Shaftesbury business in a shop further along the High Street, back in 2001.

 

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Always great prices, friendly and very helpful staff and the only place I can get the hair spray I use. Many thanks

Fantastic shop - a real treasure trove.

Great place to shop. We used it regularly 👍

Great shop. Real bargains and friendly, helpful staff.

🎁 #IndyShaftesbury 🌷

Taking pride of place on the high street is The Dorset Store, owned by our very own Roberto Neely and wife Sue.

It's packed with gifts and home accessories from rugs and cushions through to small items of furniture, beautiful crockery and a wide range of faux flowers for those tricky dark corners.

Oh and there's a fabulous clothes department too!
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Wed August 1st

🎁 #IndyShaftesbury 🌷

Taking pride of place on the high street is The Dorset Store, owned by our very own Roberto Neely and wife Sue.

Its packed with gifts and home accessories from rugs and cushions through to small items of furniture, beautiful crockery and a wide range of faux flowers for those tricky dark corners. 

Oh and theres a fabulous clothes department too!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Fab shop, lovely people. 🙂

🐭 #IndyShaftesbury 🎁

Cranbornes offers an extensive range - everything from great occasion and greetings cards, wrapping paper, ribbon and gift tags to crockery, reading glasses, Neals Yard remedies, handbags, scarves, the list of goodies is endless!

They are particularly proud to be Shaftesbury's only stockist of JellyCat, the favourite soft toy range for newborns and up.
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Mon July 23rd

🐭 #IndyShaftesbury 🎁

Cranbornes offers an extensive range - everything from great occasion and greetings cards, wrapping paper, ribbon and gift tags to crockery, reading glasses, Neals Yard remedies, handbags, scarves, the list of goodies is endless!

They are particularly proud to be Shaftesburys only stockist of JellyCat, the favourite soft toy range for newborns and up.Image attachment
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