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Bromyard Everyone Remembered Poppies

100 Years – Everyone Remembered

The Royal British Legion will be holding a number of special events from September through to November 11th in special recognition of 100 years since WW1.

Our calendar highlights these events.

The Royal British Legion Bromyard Branch have a number of activities planned around the national theme of ‘Everyone Remembered’, these include the creation of over 3,000 artificial poppies, local parades and church services and the planting of the 3,000 poppies along the By-Pass on 21st Oct.

The scheduled events will obviously culminate with a parade to the Bromyard Remembrance Garden on the 11th November.

Donations of plastic bottles, used to create the artificial poppies are urgently required.

More information on the type of bottle required and how the poppies are constructed can be found HERE.

For up to date event information please visit the RBL Bromyard Facebook Page HERE.

Volunteers are needed to support these events and any assistance will be gratefully received.

 Look out for this Flyer for more information!

Any questions or to volunteer please email Janet Brodie Murphy HERE or call 07900 394345.

Correspondence address: FAO Janet Brodie Murphy, 22, Lower Thorn, Bromyard, HR7 4A2.

Agenda March 7th 2018

Next meeting of the Bromyard Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Wednesday 7th March at the Falcon Hotel, Bromyard, starting at 7.30 p.m.

We will have two speakers, Jan Scrine who will update us on plans for the Grand Opening of Bromyard Heritage Trail, and Janet Brodie-Murphy who will speak about events planned by the Bromyard branch of the Royal British Legion.

All our events offer a chance for business, festival and event organisers to work together to encourage visitors and income to our local area.

New members are very welcome.

Welcome from Chairman David James

For those that don’t know me, just a short introduction: I have run David James Jewellery in Bromyard High Street for nearly 20 years.  Since my election of Chairman in December 2017, there have been a few changes .A new committee has been formed to take control of the Christmas lights, allowing them to apply for charity funding. This means that the Bromyard Chamber is now able to concentrate in representing local businesses, festivals and events in the Bromyard area.

As a local trader, I hope that the Chamber can become a focal point for local business people to get together, to share experiences and contacts.  We hold regular meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, meeting at the Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard at 7.30 p.m.

It was good to see so many people at the meeting on 7th February and feedback suggests that people found the talk by Alfie Best of Wyldecrest interesting – he was an excellent speaker.

Following the meeting on 7th February, we have sent out questionnaires – thanks to those who have responded. Comments from the questionnaire indicate that the Chamber is perceived as being a bit too formal. This was my second meeting as Chairman, so I am still learning, but I and my Committee are keen to lose some of the formality of previous years and make everyone feel welcome and free to express their views.

Areas of particular concern seem to be parking and empty buildings and I will be feeding this back to our representatives on Bromyard Council.  The problems are of course not new issues, but with good support from local businesses we stand a better chance of getting things done.

The main message from the questionnaires was that people were proud of our town and countryside and keen to work together to encourage visitors and income to our local area.

David James