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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Please help our friends in Under the Edge Arts by completing their survey

September 12th 2017

Under The Edge Arts are conducting a survey on our town's culture (see the pdf below for the details).

Please help them by completing it yourself and also by circulating it to your contacts.

Many thanks


Wotton Chamber of Trade

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Our President rolls up his sleeves with Wotton in Bloom

July 28th 2017

Martin has already started working with other organisations in the town. He has been spotted buy the Gazette helping to tidy up the approaches to the town. See the pdf below.

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Our new President speaks to the Gazette

July 28th 2017

Our new President, Martin Tucker, has spoken to the Gazette for the first time.

See what he had to say on the pdf below.

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Wotton aiming to become 'Dementia Friendly'

May 5th 2017

‘Trust in You’ is a social enterprise operating mainly in Gloucestershire and the West of England.

They work with individuals and communities to encourage and support them to reach their aspirations whether these are vocational, educational, recreational or based on maintaining and enhancing physical and mental well-being.

Christine Sweet is a Director of ‘Trust in You’ and she is to hold a Dementia Friends session for the Town Council next Tuesday evening, 9th May 2017 at 7pm in the Bradley Room at the Civic Centre.

The Chamber has stated its support in general terms for the town to become ‘dementia friendly’ but, as far as businesses in the town are concerned, the effort needs to come from its members for it to become a reality.

If you would be interested in attending the session then please book a place as soon as possible by contacting Deputy Town Clerk Yasmin Milsom on T - (01453) 843210 or E -

It is anticipated that the session will take around an hour or maybe a little more if participants wish to share ideas afterwards.

Book now for a seat.

Wotton in Biryani anyone? Please spread the word

April 28th 2017

The organisers of the highly successful Wotton in Bloom project are to take over an entire restaurant and hold a special curry night as a fundraiser for this year’s hanging baskets in the town.

It is to be held in Wotton’s TripAdvisor Excellence Award winning India Palace Tandoori Restaurant from 7:30 on the evening of Tuesday 9 May.

The number of hanging baskets due to adorn the streets of Wotton-under-Edge in this eighth year of the project year looks set to be the highest in its history with a target of securing orders for 150. The team is also looking to buy three more troughs.

Work has already started on checking the brackets for strength with the aim of hanging the baskets in late May. It is then hoped that they will stay up at least until the town’s second Blues Festival which is to take place at the end of September.

Sue Hunt who chairs the Wotton in Bloom Committee is looking forward to the event. She said: “Our committee meetings are such fun. This fundraiser is simply an extension of those meetings. After each season the Wotton in Bloom Committee has held a celebratory meal at the India Palace and, as the food is so good, we thought that it would be an idea to share some of the fun with others and raise some money at the same time.”

She added: “None of this would be possible without the incredible generosity of the people of Wotton and it would be nice to meet some of them on the evening.”

Tickets are already beginning to sell and so, as space is limited, early booking is advised: especially for any groups contemplating an evening out.

Tickets cost £20 which includes a donation to the project. There will also be a raffle and the tickets are available from the Market Place in Long Street or via the Wotton in Bloom Facebook pages.