Chipping Sodbury Small Hare Search
Chipping Sodbury Clock Tower
May 3rd - September 10th 2017
For this year's free family activity there are 20 small hares in windows around the town to find. These are mini versions of the four large hares sited around Chipping Sodbury as part of the Cotswold Hare Trail.
To join in the free family fun all you have to do is pick up a Trail map from Chipping Sodbury Tourist Information Centre in the middle of town, under the clock tower, from Waitrose or from various Chamber member businesses.
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Sodbury Chamber of Commerce welcomes all Sodbury based businesses large or small.
If you would like to join please contact Membership Secretary, Laura Lee Phillips at email@example.com, complete the joining form on the Sodbury Chamber website, www.sodburychamber.co.uk or write to Sodbury Chamber of Commerce, 96 Bennetts Court, Yate, Bristol, South Glos BS37 4XT.
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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.
Chipping Sodbury 2018 Calendar - a photographic record of Chipping Sodbury throughout the year.
Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce has published the Chipping Sodbury 2018 Calendar, which is full of colourful photos taken by local photographer, Rich McDonough of RichMcD Photography.
There is always something going on in Chipping Sodbury and Rich has been there to photograph nearly everything: the Mop, the Big Lunch, Sodbury Sportive, Victorian Day etc.
These beautiful, bright, colourful photos, highlight how fabulous Chipping Sodbury is throughout the year.
Rich McD is celebrating 10 years of being a professional photographer, and very generously gives his photographs to be used in the Calendar.
The calendar has been sponsored by many local businesses and the funds raised from the sales will be used by Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce to encourage local businesses and increase trade in the town.
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It showcases a photo each month that represents what is going on in Chipping Sodbury at that time of year. There are extra pages in the calendar of photos of Chipping Sodbury.
The 2018 Calendar includes an envelope for posting and 4 postcards with images of the Cotswold Hare Trail big hares sited in Chipping Sodbury.
The calendar is on sale in the town’s Tourist Information Centre and in the Cotswold Vintner Post Office priced at £6.50 each or two for £12. You can also buy it at Cadeaux & Co., Sodbury Cards, Innovation, Cotswold Garage in Old Sodbury and other key businesses in Chipping Sodbury.
Chair of the Chamber, Joanne Cox said: “We are very grateful to Rich McD Photography, Angie Lane from The Boundary Magazine and all the sponsors who have made the Chipping Sodbury 2018 Calendar possible.
These useful Calendars will make great presents for friends and family at home and abroad, buy early to avoid disappointment.”
Two Chipping Sodbury-based businesses are jointly celebrating their 10 year anniversaries, and have chosen to use the milestone to contribute to our local community.
They are holding two events to support Hedgehog Rescue, based in Yate, and more may be arranged.
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The photo is kindly provided by Paul Whittle, and shows Rich and Lynn with Sodbury's Mayor Wendy Whittle.
Chamber Member, Rob Creer (Ello Dave Media) has a special offer for all Chamber Members:
I have a special offer exclusively for Chamber Member on tickets for the 1940s Sweetheart Ball I am organising 24th November 2017 at the Town Hall.
The discounted price for Members is £14 (usually £16 plus booking fee) per ticket if they book before 30th August. If anyone is interested they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 3rd - September 10th 2017
Sodbury Chamber of Commerce have reported they are delighted with the popularity of the Chipping Sodbury Hare Trail, this year's annual Summer Search.
Even though the Chamber produced more maps than in previous years, a reprint was needed to keep up with demand.
The Chipping Sodbury Hare Trail is running alongside the Cotswold Hare Trail until Sunday 10th September.
All completed Trail maps returned to the collection boxes in either the Tourist Information Centre or Waitrose will be entered in to a draw to win one of 18 signed copies of Mr Hare's Big Secret by Hannah Dale.
There are 20 small hares to find, displayed in Chamber Members' windows on the High Street, Broad Street, Horse Street and Hatherell’s Yard.
These are mini versions of the large hares sited around Chipping Sodbury as part of the Cotswold Hare Trail.
There are 4 Large Hares in Chipping Sodbury as part of the Cotswold Hare Trail.
Waitrose has sponsored a brightly coloured Hare called Charlotte.
The Chamber has sponsored 3 large Hares, with the aid of Member Awarded Funding.
Harey Potter, decorated by Sarah Fortes of Whychwood Cuckoo Designs, sits outside The Moda House.
Mr Horatio Hare, decorated by Sara Rickard, is in the front garden of the Baptist Church. This Hare incorporates lots of meadow details and creatures with features of Chipping Sodbury.
Tiger that came to Town, decorated by Jane Veveris Callan, is sited outside JMI Bathrooms and Kitchens. This Hare features on the promotional postcard of the Cotswold Hare Trail.
For more information, visit www.cirencestermarchharefestival.org.uk
Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce has presented a £100 cheque to Armstrong & North Opticians for the charity of their choice (Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church), in recognition of their winning window display in this year’s Festival Window Competition.
This year’s theme was Americana and Armstrong & North were judged to have the best display. The task of judging the 29 window displays that entered the competition was led by Vice Chair of the Chamber, Michelle Baden-Daintree and assisted by Rich McD and Sarah Fortes, the artist that painted Harey Potter, one of the big hares in the Cotswold Hare Trail, which runs until 10th September.
Michelle Baden-Daintree, Simpson Solicitors, said “All the businesses had demonstrated such enthusiasm and skills in making their window displays fit the theme of Americana. Judging was not an easy task but we all felt Armstrong & North deserved the 1st prize. We were impressed that the children of St John’s Mead School had helped with making the rockets.”
Armstrong & North gave gift vouchers to the children of St John’s Mead School whose rockets were used in the window display.
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