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Minutes - BiB Monthly Meeting 20/6/17

By bournebc, Jun 22 2017 11:46AM

A very quick introduction was given by each member giving their name and their company name.

· MEMBERSHIP PACKS – Each member will receive a membership pack which will include a full list of members, a badge with your name printed on it. Do you have any goodies/promotional vouchers etc, you could add into the pack? Please contact Mark Darby on for more details. Please drop off any items to either Claire Saberton or Joanne Dolby

· WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:- Bourne in Business website has been modernised, it comes to the top of a Google search. BIB news is a feature where it is an open blog for upcoming events and latest offers, Taff will scan your Facebook pages for your news but feel free to contact him so he can keep this up to date for you. We also have a member to member offers page and would advise that is your responsibility to quote these exclusive offers when requesting a service or product from other members. Please contact for more details Taff Lovesey –

· BOURNE EVENTS TEAM:- The Bourne Classic Car & Bike Carnival on Sunday 18th June was a huge success with around 4000 people attending. The whole day ran smoothly and there was lots of marshalling on hand to help. The event brought Bourne to life. If you would like to take part, sponsor the event or advertise in the programme next year please contact Claire Saberton on BIB sponsored £500 towards the event and the events team would like to say a huge thanks to all involved.

· TIPS AND SHARING:- Claire Saberton talked briefly on how she attended Renu's open evening where they promoted a new skin care range, she thoroughly enjoyed her treatment and highly recommends women or men to treat their partners to a pampering session.

-Barry Cook from Elsea PArk Community Trust shared that they have links with training academies who offered up to £16000 worth of free training for their apprentices in a year.

-William Tse of SKDC talked about LEP, developing business links and an email with more information will be circulated.

-Keith Reid shared everyone a good stretch to do whilst seated in your office.

-Paul Fellows, Major for Bourne is offering a day’s service of work, work in a company for the day and any donations will go towards the Town Hall Project for an Arts Centre. If you would like to contact Paul –

-Emma Goldsmith has asked if anyone has any ideas for a charity decorating project in Bourne to email her and K Goldsmith & Daughters will employ Paul Fellows for a day or two to support his cause at the same time.

- Jessica of Lincoln University explained briefly about their Business Support Programme for micro small to SME's, it's European funded and will email Paul Ross to circulate further information and details.

· HELP/SUPPORT/ADVICE:- What help/Support/Advice would you like? Please let us know so we can help you.


Thank you to Councillor Mike King, Councillor Nick Robins and Steve Ingram of SKDC for their talk on their brand new local plan in making provisions for more housing, strategic employment sites and the idea of introducing 'Pop-up Shops'. Their plan will go to Cabinet today and there will be an all day and evening 'drop-in' in Bourne on the 20th July, location to be confirmed. The plan they propose goes up to 2036 and they're looking into modern council hoses, rental market, shared equity and a whole range of products. 235 social housing will be offered and starter homes are being considered. Concerns were expressed by the group about the impact on our infrastructure such as putting pressure on our facilities such as doctors, schools, etc. From the 3rd July the public can put their concerns in writing and submit to SKDC. Villages are restricted to develop due to a complex policy. There is a rumour that Kwik Fit may come to the old ATS site. SKDC talked about the 'Big Clean' starting in Autumn and

Paul Fellows mention that Bourne has been entered for 'Bourne in Bloom'.

The town hall will be open to the public on the 19th July and the children are making butterflies to signify 'Rebirth'.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at 6pm at The Angel, down stairs in the Coffee shop.

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