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🎉 Carnival Window Dressing Winners! 🎉

'Best Window' and a £100 voucher for The Grosvenor Arms was awarded to All Ewe Knit Is Love for their Day of the Dead window.

'Best Effort' and a £50 voucher for The Grosvenor Arms was awarded to Gilyard Scarth for their 'Shaftesbury Meets Rio' Barbie window.

Highly Commended Certificates were awarded to Kit & Kaboodle and Naomi House.

We're grateful to our independent team of judges Reverend Doctor Helen Dawes, artist Zara McQueen and Civic Society Chairman and Twinning Association Committee Secretary Roy Mitchell.

We must also thank ALL of the businesses who took part for their fantastic efforts - we hope you'll all get involved again next year.
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Mon October 1st

 

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Results for the Odd one out coming soon. There were 55 to spot! Lots of entries being marked.

Shaftesbury Chamber were asked to organise the Shaftesbury Carnival window dressing and 'odd one out' competitions and we have been delighted with the response.

This year there are around 60 businesses participating in the odd one out competition!

Don't forget to spot those not on the High Street, like Shaftesbury Chiropractic on Bimport, Underground Music - Shaftesbury on Gold Hill and Bright Blooms Floral Boutique on Bell Street, not forgetting the shops in Swans Yard.

Entry forms are available from The John Peel and the Tourist Information Centre.

One lucky winner who correctly spots the most will win a voucher for £50 to spend in the participating business of their choice.

We would like to thank the following for their wonderful efforts joining in the window dressing competition....

COLE & CO.Boutique
Decor By Georgie
Kalypsos
Böschen Lingerie
Cranbornes
High Street Bakery and Cafe
Box of Allsorts
Shaftesbury Wines
EyeStyle Centre Shaftesbury, Eye Care Specialist
British Heart Foundation
Kit & Kaboodle
Nutmeg
The Dorset Store
Naomi House & Jacksplace
Allum & Sidaway
Hine & Parsons
Shirley Allum
Gilyard Scarth
Mine Shaftesbury
Blackfoot Gifts
Cancer Research UK
Teddy Bear Corner
The Ugly Duckling Cafe
All Ewe Knit is Love
Bright Blooms
Bijoux and Willow
Paws & Claws
Shaftesbury Chiropractic

Have a great Carnival week!
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Tue September 25th

Shaftesbury Chamber were asked to organise the Shaftesbury Carnival  window dressing and odd one out competitions and we have been delighted with the response.  

This year there are around 60 businesses participating in the odd one out competition!
 
Dont forget to spot those not on the High Street, like Shaftesbury Chiropractic on Bimport, Underground Music - Shaftesbury on Gold Hill and Bright Blooms Floral Boutique on Bell Street, not forgetting  the shops in Swans Yard.

Entry forms are available from The John Peel and the Tourist Information Centre. 

One lucky winner who correctly spots the most will win a voucher for £50 to spend in the participating business of their choice.

We would like to thank the following for their wonderful efforts joining in the window dressing competition.... 

COLE & CO.Boutique
Decor By Georgie
Kalypsos
Böschen Lingerie
Cranbornes
High Street Bakery and Cafe
Box of Allsorts
Shaftesbury Wines
EyeStyle Centre Shaftesbury, Eye Care Specialist
British Heart Foundation
Kit & Kaboodle
Nutmeg
The Dorset Store
Naomi House & Jacksplace
Allum & Sidaway
Hine & Parsons
Shirley Allum
Gilyard Scarth
Mine Shaftesbury
Blackfoot Gifts
Cancer Research UK
Teddy Bear Corner
The Ugly Duckling Cafe
All Ewe Knit is Love 
Bright Blooms
Bijoux and Willow
Paws & Claws
Shaftesbury Chiropractic

Have a great Carnival week!

 

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Thank you so much for organising it.....

Thank you also for the Facebook links - what a great online presence they have too.

The Decor By Georgie art collective are very excited to be taking part 🐒

Lisa Mullins

Shaftesbury chamber do you have the full list....

Thank you for organising and for the link 😊

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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.
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