10am: Chipping Sodbury's Small Business Saturday
Chipping Sodbury Clock Tower
Saturday 5th December 2015 is Small Business Saturday.
We know it is going to be 'buzzing' in Chipping Sodbury so Sodbury Chamber are providing, with the support of a grant from South Gloucestershire Council, a free overflow car park and free shuttle bus.
Enjoy free rides on a Vintage Routemaster Bus between Hanson overflow car park & Chipping Sodbury High St. 10am till 3pm
Lots of independent shops & businesses, great location for Christmas shopping.
Free Parking. Follow the signs to the overflow car park and catch the Vintage Routemaster Bus to the high St.
Also in town that day, Crib Festival, Vintage Fairs, Chirstmas Song Window Competition, Hatherell’s Yard Christmas Market & Santa plus much more...
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If you run a local business and would like to join Sodbury Chamber of Commerce, please get in touch with Acting Chairperson Rich McDonough of Rich McD Photography.
Rich can be contacted on 07768 033097 or by email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to complete the membership application form - membership costs £30 per year.
Details of the next Chamber events, including dates, times and locations of meetings, will show on this page as soon as they are available.
Photographs on this page are kindly supplied by RichMcD Photography.
2015 was Chipping Sodbury's best ever Food and Drink Festival, with lots of extra stalls and even a ride on a Routemaster bus!
Drinks were included for the first time and all sorts of local suppliers offered tasters at the new venues of Hatherell’s Yard and Waitrose store.
An added attraction was the new Food & Drink Trail - lots of the eateries and pubs like The Squire and the Royal Oak on the main high street offered small tasting plates.
Here's a selection of photos taken by Rich McD Photography:
Things aren't what they used to be in Chipping Sodbury… or are they?
See for yourself with a little help from Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce, which has produced a new calendar for 2016, that looks both forward and back.
Each month features a familiar Chipping Sodbury scene, showing a photograph of how it used to look in years gone by, alongside a modern image of the same view.
Local historian Jim Elsworth supplied the “Then” photos from the Murray Dowding collection of classics from the early 1900s, and has added his own commentary.
Richard McDonough of RichMcD Photography has brilliantly matched and carefully re-shot the images to show how they look “Now”.
The calendar includes local event dates such as the Farmers Markets, Vintage and Handmade Fairs and the twice yearly Mop Fairs.
You can now buy copies for £6 in the Tourist Information Centre, Post Office and Yate Heritage Centre, with more retailers stocking it on the run up to Christmas.
The TIC are also offering an international sales service, more details are available on their web site.
Many local businesses have sponsored the calendar, which comes shrink-wrapped with an envelope for posting.
Jim Elsworth says: “I was delighted to be asked to support the Chamber's venture to produce their 2016 Calendar based on “Then and Now” photographs.
The result is a calendar which local people will appreciate and I’m sure it will find its way around the world to many people with a Sodbury connection.”
The Chamber will use profits from the sale to further its work in helping Chipping Sodbury develop as a thriving town and sought after business location.
The competition was so amazing this year the judges couldn't choose an overall winner, so we have joint winners!
They are Shabby Chic and Ice 'n' Easy, who will share the £150 prize donated by the Sodbury Chamber of Commerce between their chosen charities.
Many thanks to all the retailers who took part, the judges and Sodbury in Bloom.
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