Yeovil Chamber News

President's Heartbeat - w/c 25th September

President's Heartbeat - w/c 25th September

This is an appeal: Last Saturday I was out on the streets - not destitute; just in my alter-ego as a singer-songwriter, playing at BuskFest, part of Super Saturday, the annual showcase for the best of... more

Released on 25/09/2017


President's Heartbeat - w/c 8th September

President's Heartbeat - w/c 8th September

Change is coming at Yeovil Chamber. This week saw the conclusion of a four-month highly self-critical review of the way Chamber does business and interacts with it's members. The objectives wer... more

Released on 08/09/2017


President's Heartbeat - w/c 1st September

President's Heartbeat - w/c 1st September

On 31st August I was guest of Abbey 104FM Radio presenter Jenny Devitt, and joined by Andrew Maddock, President of Sherborne Chamber, and Alistair Chisholm, Dorchester Town Councillor. On ai... more

Released on 04/09/2017


President's Heartbeat - w/c 28th August

President's Heartbeat - w/c 28th August

President's Heartbeat - w/c 28th August In recent weeks, I have glimpsed the future of Yeovil. I predict that over the next decade or so, Yeovil will develop into a regional hub for high-t... more

Released on 29/08/2017


Presidents Heartbeat - w/c 21st August

Presidents Heartbeat - w/c 21st August

My recent fact-find meetings with key figures across Yeovil, has unearthed town centre issues requiring action.  Despite joined-up thinking and footfall initiatives from the District Council a... more

Released on 18/08/2017


President Heart Beat - w/c 14th August

President Heart Beat - w/c 14th August

Just because roadworks are happening, it doesn’t mean that no one is doing anything about minimising the impact.  Our good working relationship with Somerset County Council Highways (SCCH) ... more

Released on 15/08/2017


MP Question Time

MP Question Time

10th February 2017: Chamber held another of the popular twice yearly working lunches with Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh at Yeovil Golf Club.  Over twenty members and guests took the opportunity to enjoy ... more

Released on 11/02/2017


Street Trading Policy Consultation

Street Trading Policy Consultation

Chamber wrote to all members on 20th January asking members to engage in the consultation regarding changes to the SSDC street trading policy which have the potential to impact on members and the good... more

Released on 01/02/2017


The Presidents View - Dec 2016

The Presidents View - Dec 2016

Another year has passed with it’s opportunities and challenges, punctuated with the EU Referendum and the shock election of Donald Trump as US President.  The long-term effects of these cha... more

Released on 26/01/2017


Joining The Dots With The Local Authority

Joining The Dots With The Local Authority The excellent working relationship between South Somerset District Council and Yeovil Chamber continues to flourish.  Speaking in a press release from... more

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Released on 06/08/2016


The President's View - June

The President's View - June

Of late, several members have been in touch with me to say that they have not been receiving emails or communications from Yeovil Chamber.  On investigation, the issue appears to have arisen due ... more

Released on 01/06/2016


EU: Should we stay or should we go?

EU: Should we stay or should we go?

23rd June is fast approaching, when the UK will vote on whether to leave or remain in the EU.  Although Yeovil Chamber of Trade remains neutral, we are keen to hear the views of members on bo... more

Released on 31/05/2016


Premier Inn Vacancies

Premier Inn Vacancies

Chamber President David Woan continues to express concerns over the unit space beneath the Premier Inn, which has remained unoccupied since the much-trumpeted renovation of the site in 2014.  Dav... more

Released on 29/05/2016


Beales Restaurant Hosts Inaugural BA20 Retail Forum

Beales Restaurant Hosts Inaugural BA20 Retail Forum

On 24th May Beales Restaurant hosted what is hoped to be the first BA20 Forum, a monthly informal retail forum that will bring town centre retailers, local authorities, and Chamber together.  The... more

Released on 26/05/2016


Road Works Update

Road Works Update

On 9th May Somerset County Council Highways (SCCH) officials Richard Needs (Major Schemes Project Manager), and Mike O’Dowd-Jones (Strategic Commissioning Manager) briefed Yeovil Chamber Executi... more

Released on 11/05/2016