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New independent candidate announced for District elections

April 8th 2015

A new independent candidate has stepped forward for the Wotton-under-Edge ward in the Stroud District Council elections to be held on 7 May 2015. 

The ward which comprises the parishes of Wotton-under-Edge and North Nibley has usually been contested by the three main political parties along with a candidate from the Green Party.

But this year there is to be an extra candidate.

And, guess what - it is our President Alex Wilkinson.

He stood last year for the Liberal Democrats but was narrowly defeated by the Conservative candidate and now feels that an independent status is preferred.

Alex said: “I have come to the conclusion that there is too much of an influence of national politics at District level.”

Alex, who is a Wotton town councillor and also in his second post as our President added: “It has been frustrating to see the extent to which politics has crept into the local decisions that are being made on a regular basis which shape all of our lives.

“I want to work with all of our local communities in Wotton and North Nibley to improve so many things. I am passionate about the beautiful area in which we live and am totally committed to keeping it healthy, prosperous and safe – especially where our children are concerned; for example with the provision of a safe path to and from our new skate park.”

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Three hot topics from the AGM

February 2nd 2015

If you weren't at last week's Chamber AGM then you missed an interesting meeting. Amongst the things that were presented and discussed were three hot topics which are certain to get the town talking.

Firstly, after a few months in the planning and execution, the new town video has hit the streets. Filmed and edited by some youngsters at KLB it is aimed at attracting more visitors to the town. If you have a business with a website that might appeal to visitors and tourists then feel free to insert the link (town video). You can also see it on the new website - (http://www.wottonunderedge.info). Why not get a mention for your business?

Secondly, our President announced details of new development behind the fire station which would incorporate a 100-space car park being built and handed over to the town. The Gazette has printed the story and triggered a debate on its web site. See the attached pdf for details. 

And finally, Renishaw have issued a statement which puts an end for the time being at least to the speculation about a new super market in the town. In doing so it puts even more significance into the planned car park by the Chipping. See the attached pdf for the Renishaw announcement.

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Hanging baskets to stay for longer

September 22nd 2014

Wotton hanging baskets are to stay up for a few weeks longer thanks to the good weather. See the full story in this week's Gazette by clicking on the pdf below

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Wotton in Bloom Committee says thanks

August 29th 2014

The Wotton in Bloom Committee has thanked the town and all of those who have contributed towards the hanging baskets for what has been deemed to be the best year yet. See the report in the Gazette by clicking on the pdf.

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A message from your President

August 13th 2014

Click on the pdf below for the latest news

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Chair gets tattoo for 100th sign up

July 6th 2014

Once again our President shows his commitment to the job!

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Flowers to help town bloom

June 16th 2014

With this year's hanging baskets going up the Chamber's help in the project is mentioned in the Gazette

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See what the Gazette says about the Chamber

May 26th 2014

The Gazette reports on the Chamber and its visit to one of its newest members - the brewery at Wickwar

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Supermarket plans are back

April 22nd 2014

See how the Gazette reported the mention of the supermarket plans at the Idea Exchange.

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The 2014 Wotton Chamber Calendar of events

February 25th 2014

Open the pdf below for the latest edition of the Chamber's calendar of events 

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Raison d’ętre 2014 - See what Your Chamber is going to do this year!

February 25th 2014

  • Raison d'être, a French phrase meaning "reason for existence"

It might seem a bit strange to be using a french expression but it does sum up nicely the hard work that our new President Alex Wilkinson is putting in to drum up support for our revitalised Chamber. If you open the pdf below you will find a potted summary summary of why he and his Committee believe it is worth the effort and what we are all trying to achieve and what we are doing about it. If you haven't already done so why not join us and be part of the action?

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