We have now completed our analysis of the 270 responses we received and would like to give you a short overview of our findings and how we propose to tackle any issues identified on the day. The Dacorum Growth Forum will act as a conduit through which you can inform local policy and how we move forward with helping our economy grow. It will also enable us to work in partnership to maximise the effect of the work the Council does to support and stimulate the local economy.
We would like this forum to be for you and run by the local business community. We understand that it is you as a business community that know what you need to thrive and it is through this forum that we as a council will listen to you. We will have on-going dialogue throughout the lifespan of any projects we are running in order to keep you updated and to discuss any suggested changes you think we should make.
Key representatives from the Council and Chamber of Commerce will be present to listen to your thoughts on how we can drive our economy forward and make it a place businesses look to when they are looking to invest in the region.
The first meeting will take place on the 12th November from 3-5 pm at Shendish Manor. Lunch will be provided on the day and it will be free to attend.
An agenda for the day will be forwarded closer to the event
If you are interested in attending please confirm as soon as possible by contacting Lee Byrne through either email: email@example.com or tel: 01442 867808
If so we'd really appreciate you forwarding this email onto them.
Thurs 12th September, 6.30pm – Start of weekly "Maintenance Modules” training
Our maintenance modules are aimed at anyone who wants to know more about how their bike works, reduce costs or just get their bike in peak condition. It gives all “cycling nuts” something bike related to do in the darker autumn evenings and helps them save money.
We offer a ten week programme in the Hub workshop and they can pick and mix as many modules as they like. Each week will cover a different topic, and tuition will be in small groups of 6-8 with our fully qualified staff. Cost is either £22.50 or £31.50 depending on the length of the module that week. Discounts apply for booking several modules. See our website for more information or to book email Kay@Watfordcyclehub.org.uk.
For more info see http://watfordcyclehub.org.uk/courses/bike-maintenance
Watford Cycle Hub
c/o Holywell Community Centre (King George V Playing Fields)
off Tolpits Lane
01923 223 994
DENS is asking for volunteers to take part in a sponsored sleep-out in St Albans to raise funds which will help Dacorum’s homeless.
Anyone is welcome to take part in the event, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Young people aged 12 to 18 are welcome in groups of up to eight, with at least one adult per group.
DENS spokesman Anna Rackett said: “There are many reasons to take part in the sleepout – it’s great for raising awareness about homelessness and highlighting the issues homeless people face.
“It’s an opportunity to raise money through sponsorship, and it’s a challenge but also great fun!”
The sleep-out takes place 9pm until 7am on Friday, December 6 in the grounds of St Albans Abbey. Refreshments and toilets will be available throughout the night.
For more details and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01442 800268.
I hope you do not mind me emailing you this plea!
You see 58 days ago, six women (me being one of them) decided that we’d organise Watford’s Biggest Ever Zumbathon in aid of six Watford charities.
The charities are all ones that have personally touched our hearts, we’re in awe of how much they achieve:
Watford's Women Centre
West Watford Community Association
Watford Social Centre for the Blind
Herts MIND Network
So, on Sunday 8 September 2013, we’re expecting at least 300 people to ditch the workout and join a three hour Zumbathon!
The Zumbathon has already received some fantastic support, the venue, staging, six fantastic Instructors, the support of local gyms, Mayor Thornhill has agreed to come along AND on Sunday evening myself and Juliette Sibson were invited to talk about the Zumbathon on BBC Three Counties Radio (the programme was about Martin Luther Kings ‘If I have a dream’ speech WOW).
It’s our aim to raise £1,000 for each of our charities - we’re doing this largely through participant ticket sales, a few stalls and donations.
I would be so grateful, if you could help either by making a personal donation or business sponsorship.
The Best of Watford has some space on the website for 'banner ad’s' - so Peter and I, would like to offer any business that gives the Zumbathon over £45, three months banner advertising that will link to your website (this would normally cost over £75 when not a featured business) and of course, the Zumbathon team will also promote your support to our Facebook and Twitter followers.
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so here or please let me know in the next few days, if you would like to go ahead with a banner ad sponsorship.
For more details visit www.watfordzumbathon.co.uk
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Well I've got the low down and apparently Gmail will now automatically filter your email messages into separate categories whether you want them to or not. This will also apply to your Google Apps for your business email.
So if you're a Gmail user, all of your JigsawBox emails will now go straight to your ‘Promotions’ filter, which means any email from me will go straight there, skipping your inbox completely!
And if you don't use Gmail, you can go ahead and stop reading right now...
Gmail will now filter your emails into 5 categories:
The problem is, Gmail won't know that you always look forward to another email from JigsawBox or that you are keen to learn more tips on how to build a very successful coaching business, so they will automatically put the messages we send you into "Promotions".
However, here's the plan...It IS possible to manually adjust your email settings and because Gmail hasn't rolled out the new changes to everyone just yet, you can still stay ahead of the game, by following these quick and easy steps.
If your inbox has already been changed, simply drag one of the JigsawBox emails (this one for instance!) which will be located in your Promotions tab to the "Primary" tab.
Make sure you click "Yes" when the alert pops up.
If you would rather completely remove these new tabs - go to the "Settings" box in the upper right hand corner of your Gmail dashboard and select "Settings."
Click on the "Inbox" tab and deselect all categories but "Primary"
When you're finished, click "Save Changes"
That's it! See I told you it would be easy.
- Jean FlowerOwner, 2012 - present
I just like helping and encouraging purpose and engagement
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