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Shaftesury Christmas FairDec 15, 10:00amHigh Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8, United KingdomJoin us for the famous Shaftesbury Christmas Fair, celebrating all that is best about Christmas on the High Point of Dorset. ... See MoreSee Less

Shaftesury Christmas Fair

4 days ago

Shaftesbury Late Night SpectacularDec 2, 6:30pmHigh Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8, United KingdomJoin us for our Shaftesbury Late Night Spectacular, a fun evening of music and entertainment to herald the switching on of the fantastic Shaftesbury Christmas Lights.

The fun starts at 5pm, 6.30pm lights switch on followed by Santa in his Grotto.

See you there.
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Shaftesbury Late Night Spectacular

4 days ago

Good news for Shaftesbury businesses.Do you bank with Barclays in #Shaftesbury?

Your branch is safe, for at least two years.

Barclays has announced that they will not close any branches when their bank is ‘last in town’ or in a remote location for two years. They classify Shaftesbury as remote. In a statement to ThisIsAlfred.com, the bank's press team state that over 100 branches will be ring-fenced and remain open until at least October 2021.

Shaftesbury & District Chamber of Commerce
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1 week ago

Good news for Shaftesbury businesses.

You will alway get a warm welcome in Shaftesbury.Is the grey making you feel gloomy? Add some colour to your life. Visit #Shaftesbury for your shopping this morning!

#NorthDorset #Dorset Shaftesbury & District Chamber of Commerce
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2 weeks ago

You will alway get a warm welcome in Shaftesbury.

Well done Millie.Millie Oram has been busy shopping this morning! Mille won the #Shaftesbury Chamber Of Commerce ‘Odd One Out’ window competition, arranged to celebrate Shaftesbury Carnival.

44 of our town centre shops placed an unexpected item in their windows. Millie was determined to spot them all. She inspected the shopfronts during two trips to town. Her first visit had to be abandoned due to rain, but the 9-year-old Motcombe Primary pupil's determination paid off! Millie spent her £50 voucher in Cranborne’s treating herself to gifts including a flamingo snow globe, a sparkly flask, a pen and a tea light. Millie is pictured with shop owner Karen Hardwick. Congratulations Millie!

Cranbornes Shaftesbury & District Chamber of Commerce
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2 weeks ago

Well done Millie.

Great news for Shaftesbury, as well as the environment, that such a fantastic local business is expanding.So what's going on in the next fortnight?

If you haven't heard we are closed next week until our launch evening at 6pm on Friday (26th July).

Here's a picture showing what we're expanding in to!

Also, the website is having a few updates so last online orders are this Sunday. It will then go live again for our re-launch.
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3 months ago

Great news for Shaftesbury, as well as the environment, that such a fantastic local business is expanding.

AGM & MONTHLY MEETING 6pm THURSDAY JUNE 13TH
Grosvenor Arms, Assembly Room (First Floor)

Hello Chamber Members and non-Members – in anticipation of our annual AGM on Thursday June 13th, we’d like to invite ALL of you to come and share your thoughts and ideas on things you’d like to see happening in town: festivals, ideas you’ve idly day dreamed about, initiatives you feel passionately about but haven’t quite worked out how to start…..

The small group of volunteers who run the Chamber have lots of ideas too and we’ve realised that this is where the gold is; we don’t want to be bogged down in monthly meetings that cover the same old ground, leaving a few minutes at the end to share ideas. We want to reconfigure how things work. However, one thing that stays the same is that members have the right to see the audited accounts prior to the AGM – if you want to see them, please email us and we’ll get them over to you. Regarding last month's minutes, there's a link at the end of this newsletter.

If you have a great idea that the Chamber thinks is a cracker, we could give you seed funding to get it up and running and put you in touch with all the back up support teams that we work with on other festivals and events: the road closures teams, traffic marshals, Men With Ladders – in short, all the people in town who make these things happen. You won’t be committing yourself to anything by coming, so don’t be scared!!! We’re not going to co-opt you into lots of dull, evening meetings so do come along and join in a bit of BLUE SKY THINKING.
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4 months ago

AGM & MONTHLY MEETING 6pm THURSDAY JUNE 13TH
Grosvenor Arms, Assembly Room (First Floor)
 
Hello Chamber Members and non-Members – in anticipation of our annual AGM on Thursday June 13th, we’d like to invite ALL of you to come and share your thoughts and ideas on things you’d like to see happening in town: festivals, ideas you’ve idly day dreamed about, initiatives you feel passionately about but haven’t quite worked out how to start….. 
 
The small group of volunteers who run the Chamber have lots of ideas too and we’ve realised that this is where the gold is; we don’t want to be bogged down in monthly meetings that cover the same old ground, leaving a few minutes at the end to share ideas.  We want to reconfigure how things work.  However, one thing that stays the same is that members have the right to see the audited accounts prior to the AGM – if you want to see them, please email us and we’ll get them over to you.  Regarding last months minutes, theres a link at the end of this newsletter.
 
If you have a great idea that the Chamber thinks is a cracker, we could give you seed funding to get it up and running and put you in touch with all the back up support teams that we work with on other festivals and events: the road closures teams, traffic marshals, Men With Ladders – in short, all the people in town who make these things happen.  You won’t be committing yourself to anything by coming, so don’t be scared!!!  We’re not going to co-opt you into lots of dull, evening meetings so do come along and join in a bit of BLUE SKY THINKING.

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