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13th Dec 2017
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Chamber Calendar

Find out about all the up-and-coming meetings and events.

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Committee Meeting

13th Dec 2017
The Impact Centre

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The Chamber Blog

Chair's Message for November

Norman Wilson 2nd November 2013

Recently we attended a consultation on the needs for commercial development in Breckland until 2031. It is clear that there is an opportunity for businesses to prosper because of the dualing of the A11 and improve train connections to Ely and Cambridge. There is a need for more offices as that is where job growth is predicted. There are a lot of industrial premises that need renewal. We must support our local authority in the plans they will inevitably produce next year to help prosperity locally to make sure the opportunities do not go past us. The governments “City deals” will be coming announcing funding for Norwich and its surrounds but not us. We will be lobbying the NEWAngliaLEP to obtain funds to balance the support.
The Eastern Daily Press has started a campaign to draw attention to Mobile Blackspots. Please support the campaign directly and let the EDP know where the Blackspots are for each of the operators see http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/lets-get-connected
Already Superfast broadband is coming quite near with Great Ellingham, Hingham and Scoulton due to have availability between October and December 2013. We hope to hear about the next phase by the end of November. To sign up to find out more go to http://www.betterbroadbandnorfolk.co.uk/
The Watton Town Team will be holding in November “A Salute to the ‘40s” dance and supper at the Queens Hall on Saturday 30th November. It will be an excellent event with the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band booked. Tickets are available from Adcocks, Edwards & Wayland House.
The following day will be the Switch on of the Christmas lights provided by Watton Town Council and the Christmas Fair and we will be running a shop window competition.
I am coming to the end of my two years as Chair of the Wayland Chamber. We always need to refresh the committee and welcome new ideas. Finally two pieces of information:
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has produced a toolkit to help businesses in the food service and catering sector to promote their hygiene ratings and attract customers. Read more at: http://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2013/sep/toolkit-good-for-business
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned small firms to ensure electronic copies of customer information is encrypted after the owner of a loans company was fined £5,000. More on this at: http://www.ico.org.uk/news/latest_news/2013/small-businesses-warned-about
-importance-of-encryption-after-London-sole-trader-fined-5000-26093013
Do not hesitate to contact me on Chamber matters norman.wilson@w-l-p.co.uk.