Friday, 17 October 2014

BID Feedback Event 22 Oct - Responses please!


BID Feedback Event 
Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 (5.30 for 6.15 pm)
Penwith College (Zennor Building)

Businesses in the proposed Penzance BID area are invited to a feedback event at Penwith College on 22 Oct.  The event will provide the results of the survey of businesses priorities for the future BID and start the process of selecting future initiatives.  The feedback is based upon 156 survey responses.  

There is a buffet from 5.30 with the event starting at 6.15 pm

All busineses should have received a formal invitation in the post.  The invitation can  also be downloaded here (invite) and here (details & return slip).  

Marcus Wilkinson needs to know who is coming.  If you have not sent back the postal slip then email or telephone Marcus (  01736 363134 )  with the following:
    Your name:
    Your business name:
    Number attending:
    Address & tel. no

More information at

Monday, 13 October 2014

Agenda for Chamber Meeting on Tue 14 Oct 2014

The agenda for the Chambers' Members meeting to be held on 14 Oct 2014 at 5.45 pm in the The Workbox (Penlowarth House - 4th Floor) can be found here

Friday, 10 October 2014

Members' Meeting on Tue 14 Oct at 5.45pm

China will be playing a bigger role in our economy in the future, even here in the far west of the UK.  Penzance has already noticed an up surge in Chinese visitors.  Fenghua Mo of, a resident of St Erth, will be enlightening us in a 20 min presentation.  The emphasis will be on the visitor economy but she will be touching on wider issues of interest to any business that wants to sell goods or services in the Chinese market.
You can read about Visit Britain's Great China Welcome Charter here

The Meeting takes place in The Workbox Pz360 - Penlowarth House, Penzance at 5.45 pm on Tue 14 Dec.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Penzance BID Feedback Event 22 Oct (Penwith College 5.30 pm)

Businesses within the proposed Penzance BID area will be receiving invitations to an event at Penwith College (Zennor Building) on Wed 22 Oct.  The purpose of the event is to provide feedback to businesses on the results of the survey (152 surveys returned) of local businesses priorities for improving Penzance Town Centre's trading environment.  The meeting will also start the process of identifying BID projects for inclusion in the BID's 5 year business plan.  Series of workshops is planned in early Novembers and attendees will be able nominate themselves to participate.

Refreshments will be available from 5.30 pm and the meeting will start at 6.15 pm.  

All affected businesses should receive invitations shortly but in case any go astray a link to a downloadable invitation form will be provided on this site in the next few days.

Cornwall Council Budget Consultation Event - 8 Oct (St Clare 7.00 pm)

Cornwall Council has to reduce its spending on services by £196 million between now and 2018 because of reductions in Government block grant funding and a cap on Council Tax increases to below 2.0% without a public ballot (cost ~ £0.75 Million  and outcome uncertain).  The Council is holding public consultation events and the local one is being held on Wednesday 8 Oct at the One Stop Shop at St Clare starting at 7.00 pm.

The £196 million budget cut over the next few years is approximately equal in value to one year of Council Tax revenue from the whole of Cornwall.  The link  here provides a summary of cuts affecting town centres.  Cornwall Councils parent document which includes all of the cuts (a large a rather difficult document to navigate) can be found at

October Chamber meetings delayed to 14 October

The October Chamber meeting have been moved from Tue 7thOct to 14th Oct due to a conflict with a rescheduled BID Steering Group meeting. The meetings is still being held in the The Workbox 4th Floor of Pz360 (Penlowarth House) at 5.45 pm.