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Chamber welcomes Stroud's decision on car park

July 24th 2018

At this evening’s meeting of Stroud District Council’s Planning Committee the decision was made to approve the proposal for a new car park behind the town’s fire station in Symn Lane – subject to certain conditions which need to be agreed.

The Chamber's President, Martin Tucker, said: ”After several years of hard work this is a vote for common sense. It won’t be the cure for all of the town’s problems but the availability of more parking will certainly be a shot in the arm for our traders, the cinema, Under the Edge Arts and many other venues.”

The vote was five to four in favour with the Chair’s casting vote.

Chamber announces its GDPR policy

May 30th 2018

The Chamber has announced its policy following the new GDPR which came into force on 25th May. It reads:

The Wotton-under-Edge and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce is not required to make a notification to the ICO in regards to the data it holds. The data it holds is provided by members and is used solely for the purpose of maintaining a register of its business members and communicating activies for members or those who have contact with its members.

The Chamber will never share information it holds about its members to any third party. All data are held securely in compliance with industry standards and will be removed from the Chamber website if a member either requests it or cancels the membership.

For further information contact the President on president@wotton.biz 
 
A statement to this effect has been added to the website.
 
 
 

Chamber supports REFILL

March 8th 2018

The Chamber is urging those members whose businesses are frequented by members of the public to join the REFILL scheme.

Derek Thomas has been offering refills of water bottles to his customers for a while but now he and a few others in the town have joined what is fast becoming a national push to reduce the number of plastic bottles that are thrown away once emptied.

See how the Gazette reported the story in today's edition by clicking on the pdf below.

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