The President's Heartbeat Message
I met with Marcus Fysh MP on the 17th July. Most of our discussion focused on superfast broadband roll-out, and the setting of business rates; both of which require rapid action from central government and are critical issues for some of our members. We also spoke about town centre car parking tariffs and the big-picture future of Yeovil. Marcus and I believe that Yeovil is on the cusp of regaining it’s status as a major regional centre, but there is still a lot of work and change required to harness a fully inclusive joined-up-thinking approach to the town. Yeovil Chamber as a body is politically neutral, and I am optimistic that Marcus’s words will materialise into tangible support for the business community. For the many people that ask me; Marcus explained that the reason for his apparent absence from Yeovil is that the Tory whips currently keep as many of their MPs in the House from Monday-Thursday, to maximise voting power for debates. This leaves Marcus available for business in Yeovil from Friday to Sunday. Also, his wife is expecting a baby on 25 July, so life is pretty hectic for Marcus. Marcus has asked me to say that if any Chamber members have any issues, to email him at email@example.com
At our thoroughly enjoyable and productive 16 July alfresco summer hog-roast lunch, at Montacute, I briefed the 34 delegates on the wind of positive change that is blowing through Chamber. Yeovil Chamber has a unique role within the business community, and a responsibility to deliver tangible benefits and support to our members. Most of the hard work has been completed, and the new-look Yeovil Chamber has arrived to stay. if you haven’t noticed the changes, have a look around the website...
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DID YOU KNOW membership of Yeovil Chamber starts from as little as £53 per year? Networking opportunities with over 120 local businesses of all sizes and from all sectors of industry & commerce; PLUS business support via an unrivalled network of connections with local, regional and national government figureheads. This dual support role makes Yeovil Chamber unique amongst local networking groups. Yeovil Chamber; the BIG voice for you and your business community.
David Woan - President
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