Settle & District Chamber of Trade
Meeting, 17th April 2012, 7.30 pm
At The Lion, Settle
Important — open to all, members and non-members
Message from John Mason (Ashfield DIY Ltd), Chairman
I took over as temporary chairman when Tom Algie departed for pastures new. Tom was an able and committed chairman, and I hope I will be able to continue with this good work.
This meeting is open to all, primarily because the main topics will be of benefit to a wide variety of businesses located in the area. In addition, I will give a brief resume of what the chamber is doing at the moment
Jane Tomlinson’s Walk for All A representative from the charity will come to give a brief talk about the event to be held in August. The talk will cover what goes on and how businesses can get involved/benefit. People come from far and wide to take part in this high-profile event and many are accompanied by family and friends, so it’s a great chance for Settle to extend a warm welcome by catering for all!
Meet your local councillors Representatives from both Craven District Council and Settle Town Council will attend, so this is your chance to raise issues that are important to you and your business. The chamber exists to represent your interests, but needs you to tell us what you consider to be the most important issues and how the chamber can best represent you. It’s vital that these councillors, who have the power to take decisions that affect us all, see that the chamber is well supported and thus does indeed represent local business, so I hope that you will make every effort to attend, and that those who have not yet become members will be encouraged to join – we are currently looking for willing and able people to join the steering group.
Settle survey You will recently have received survey forms to complete. We urge you to take the time to complete and return these, as the more data received, the more accurate a picture of Settle will emerge. The chamber has made a financial contribution to undertaking this study, as this should enable a variety of groups to identify strengths and weaknesses in what Settle has to offer to local people and visitors.