Upcoming meeting of Frimley Business Association to hear results of footfall survey

Frimley Business AssocBusinesses connected with Frimley are invited to attend a meeting of the newly formed Frimley Business Association. [Click on the image to expand]

Here’s wishing the new association well. As a past member of the Lightwater Business Association – and occasional visitor to their events – I recognise the value of business associations. While the number of members of such organisations is small, their value is as a voice for business in their area, and as support to each other.

The following flourishing village business associations in Surrey Heath have the active support of the economic development team at Surrey Heath Borough Council, and all of whom hold regular business networking events,

Music floats over Bagshot’s Village Day in the High Street

Delightfully, there was music to be heard throughout Bagshot’s High Street on their village fun day. We stopped and listened to Bagshot Concert Band, P G Stompers Jazz Band, and Katy Hurt. Katy sang ‘Perfect’ by Pink, such a catchy tune – stayed in my head for the rest of the day.

Still practising my video skills, I captured snippets of the performances, and hopefully have knitted them together in a video a little more smoothly than my first effort of the Freedom of the Borough Parade.

The sun shines brightly on Bagshot Village Day

Congratulations to Tina Carney and Cllr Valerie White, their organising of the Bagshot Village Day was a success. I know the weather was kind, unlike last year when I remember it rained. Even so there was plenty to entertain, especially for the children, with rides, and a popular BOGOFF pizza offer from Domino’s Pizza.

Music played a part in the shared fun. Bagshot Concert Band had the key location in the middle of the High Street, while the P G Stompers jazz band played outside The Mariners pub, and outside The House Music shop in the High Street was a stage for a variety of performers. I’ve videoed them which I’ll post in a separate blog. Meanwhile here’s are some photos of the day.

Bagshot businesses join Lightwater businesses at networking event

Earlier this week the Lightwater Business Association held a business networking evening. Something over 35 business people attended. Hosted by Tim Salter at Carson & Co’s new offices in Lightwater village centre, the guest of honour was the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Beverley Harding.

The Mayor attends Lightwater business networking eventThe Mayor spoke about the number of business associations in the borough, and those that she has visited. She considered that it would be good for them to jointly organise networking events. Personally, I know of many business breakfast and evening networking events. I agree with the Mayor, an occasional joint event would show the extent of small business in our borough. I captured some of the Mayor’s talk.

Among the members of the Bagshot Business Association in attendance, were its chairman, James Howland, of Howlands Estate Agents. In talking to Allan Howland, father of James, I learned of his extensive historical knowledge of Bagshot, Lightwater and elsewhere in Surrey Heath. With his family connections in the area going back into the 1800’s.

The Lightwater Business Association has a new website, and some new officers, which will help it to flourish.