19:00 WELCOME AND APOLOGIES

SUMMER

  • How have we all faired in this unbelievable year?
  • Any advice or ideas to help other traders?

HALLOWEEN

  • Pumpkin Trail – Alison at Presents has kindly offered to run again this year.

REMEMBRANCE

  • Knitted poppies to be on fence of bowling club for Remembrance Day.
  • Which shops/cafes/services would like to assist in their sales?

PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS

  • Christmas is coming early for Dawlish – In order to lengthen the Christmas period and assist in social distancing, we would like to start Dawlish Christmas as early in November.
  • Trees are £35.00 each and are available in early November.
  • Do we hold a late-night shopping event?
  • Christmas coin shopping event.
  • Brook lights – Did you know Teignbridge has switched them off as a cost saving exercise?
  • Possible theme for this Christmas this you. Illuminate Dawlish.
  • Neil to take night photographs of premises lit up to bombard social media with. These photos could then be used to produce an A5 booklet for Christmas 2021.
  • Carnival Christmas social distancing fund raisers:
    • Christmas/New Year treasure trail around town (for chamber)
    • Find the Christmas fairy in shops windows competition (for chamber)
    • Virtual kids and adults fancy dress competition
    • Virtual best Christmas dressed pet competition

TREASURER’S REPORT ON FINANCES

  • Helen to give a brief summary
  • Report to be published online for viewing by Chamber members.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

  • Neil to sum up the year
  • Ann Marie Morris
  • Network Rail & the Railway
  • General public want to support local independent small towns – feeling safer
  • Would anybody like to put themselves forward for a position?

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

DATE OF NEXT MEETING