BDCC NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2019

Dear Members,

Finally, there appears to be light at the end of the car parking tunnel, and the new multi storey car park will be open in early 2020, probably February. Berkhamsted Council is speaking to Dacorum about our parking survey and parking charges. The bad news is that the temporary car park in The Moor is still having problems with the weather and has been closed for one third of the time it is meant to be operational.

NEW MEMBERS

Amelia Adkins – Rossway Park Estate

The Estate Office, Rossway Park Estate, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 3TZ

Tel: 01442 816200

Email: aa@rosswayparkestate.com

Rossway Park Estate is a 1000 acre country estate located on the outskirts of Berkhamsted. The Estate is a hub of activity for residents and businesses located in its beautiful surroundings, only a stone’s throw away from the town centre.

Bel Brown – Be Organised

Marlin Grove, Chesham Road, Ashley Green, Bucks, HP5 3PJ

Tel: 07720 889264

Email: bel@beorganised.net

Be Organised is a Personal Concierge and Management Lifestyle business, which tackles busy peoples to do lists, giving them back quality time to do more of what makes them happy.

James Croft Apple FX

Bridge Cottage, Station Road, Cheddington, Bucks, LU7 0SH

Tel: 07958 477482

Email: james@alpinefx.co.uk

Alpine FX was founded to achieve the best currency rates for clients with the luxury of a bespoke service at no extra cost. They are able to provide access to fintech that is ahead of many players in the market, giving flexibility to fit into the busy schedules of individual and business customers.

Tobias Trigg Tobias Oliver Interiors Ltd

85-87 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 2DF

Tel: 01442 818122

Email: tobias@tobiasoliverinteriors.com

Tobias Oliver Interiors provide professional interior design services delivering luxury interiors and furniture to discerning clientele throughout the UK and overseas.

BDCC EVENTS

The next event is The Berkhamsted Chamber Christmas Bash on Thursday 19th December at 1pm – 4pm at the Highwayman High Street Berkhamsted.

The price is £32.50 for members (£37.50) to non- members and includes a glass of prosecco, half a bottle of wine and a traditional Christmas lunch. We may be very lucky and get a visit from Santa, but we do know that his two elves Pete and Simon will be present.

Simon has booked our breakfast dates for 2020 at the Berkhamsted Cricket Club, and for your information they are (all on a Wednesday):

  • January 8th
  • March 11th
  • May 13th
  • July 1st
  • September 16th
  • November 11th

NEW MEMBERS

Tobias Oliver Interiors Ltd

The founder of Tobias Oliver Interiors, Tobias Trigg, an ‘Old Berkhamstedian’, created his first interior design studio in Beaconsfield in 2015. However, he always wanted to run his business from Berkhamsted. In 2019 he found the right location, 83-85 High Street; a handsome old building, built in 1865, for his new showroom and design studio, bringing him back to his roots and family connections.

The showroom opened in July this year and is set out like an opulent apartment, using their own in-house style: seamless elegance with a hint of quirk. It provides access to high-end interior design in Berkhamsted, without the hassle of travelling to the West End. Clients are already coming from much further afield to seek advice and knowledge when planning or undergoing changes to their homes.

In September Tobias Oliver Interiors were nominated as a finalist in the SBID International Interior Design Awards, the most prestigious event in the interior design industry. To achieve this recognition in such a short space of time is testament to the service that Tobias Oliver Interiors has brought to Berkhamsted.

MEMBER’S NEWS

AGE UK DACORUM

They are asking if you could donate gifts and/or raffle prizes for the lunches they hold for the elderly at Christmas. Ideal gifts are packets of biscuits, cakes, sweets, soap, shampoo, gloves and scarfs, or anything else that you think would be well received. For Berkhamsted please drop the gifts off at Open Door, 360 – 364 High Street and they will be collected. If any of you would like to make a monetary donation please send it to Age UK Dacorum, Half Moon Yard, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE. If you have any queries please call 01442 259049.

For information Open Door is open as follows:

  • Monday 10.30 – 1.30pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday 10.30 – 4.00PM
  • Friday 10.30 – 1.00PM
  • Saturday 10.30-2.30PM
  • Sunday Closed

They are also holding a Charity Festive Concert at St John’s Church, Boxmoor, Station Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1JY on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7.30PM. Tickets are £5 each and the performances are by Kings Langley Community Choir and Just a Cappella. Tickets are available from Age UK Dacorum, Half Moon Yard, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE. Telephone 01442 259049 or you can buy them on the door.

BERKHAMSTED CRICKET CLUB

They are a good venue for Christmas and other parties. Please contact Carol Preedy at kcgevents@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

BERKHAMSTED TOWN HALL TRUST

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 28th November 8.00PM at the Old Town Hall, 196 High Street. This is open to all members of the public.

BERKHAMSTED TOWN COUNCIL

They are conducting a bus survey and need your help. The Council are considering introducing a “community” hopper bus service with the aim of reducing private car journeys into town, and the associated congestion and pollution. They would like to initiate a trial to see what works and what doesn’t. However, to help them they would like people who live and work in Berkhamsted to complete a survey. They will use the data to help design the route, frequency and cost of the service. The survey can be found on their web site www.berkhamstedtowncouncil.gov.uk.

OTHER NEWS

AUDLEY BUSINESS CENTRE

There are spaces to rent at the centre on Northbridge Road, HP4 1EH, please contact Samantha Stanley on manager@audleyhouseberkhamsted.co.uk or 01442 878133, for further information.

BERKHAMSTED CAMPAIGN FOR REAL MUSIC

They have joined forces with one of our members The Vyne Theatre (The Berkhamsted Arts Centre) to promote live music in Berkhamsted. Their next event is the Urban Folk Quartet at the Vyne Theatre on Friday November 22th at 8.00PM. The quartet explores many aspects of folk music from funky grooves to middle eastern melodies. Further information and tickets can be found at www.bcfrm.com

FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

The festivities start at 3.30PM on Sunday November 24th, when the High Street will be closed to traffic. There are performances from Gobstoppers, The Rock Chorus, Lockers Park School and the Swan Band. The best dressed shop window will be announced at 5.00PM and the mayor will switch on the lights. Santa will arrive at 5.30PM. There will be 23 charity stalls and 3 or 4 young enterprise (who are supported by the BDCC).

HERTFORDSHIRE GROWTH HUB

All SME’s based in Hertfordshire can benefit from fully funded support and guidance through the Hertfordshire Growth Hub. It is a central point of access to business support in the county. They help businesses of all stages to gain access to the guidance they need to unlock their potential for growth, which includes access to grants. For further information contact David Zerny davidz@hertfordshiregrowthhub.com or phone 01707 398168.

LUTON AIRPORT EXPANSION

There is a proposal to build a new second terminal which will allow the airport to expand and allow it to grow to 32 million passengers per annum. There are a series of events throughout Herts, Beds and Bucks. If you wish to attend one of these events, Berkhamsted is on Friday 8th November at the Civic Centre, 161 High Street, HP4 3HB from 3.00PM to 7.00PM, or Tring on Wednesday 4th December at the Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, HP23 5BA from 2.00pm to 8.00PM.

 

Finally, please clear your diaries for the August Bank Holiday 2020, as the Chamber is helping organised a medieval history carnival in Berkhamsted. If you want more information and also how to get your company to participate please contact Pete Elsworth on 07901 515381 or email peteels12@gmail.com.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope to see many of you over the festive season and at our first breakfast meeting on January 8th 2020.

Merry Christmas

Pete Elsworth – Chair

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