3rd December 2016
Clanfield Online bringing the community together
- Author: Anne Cleaver
- Published: 24th October 2016
- Categories: Clanfield, Catherington, Chalton, Horndean, Denmead, Hambledon, Business, Community, Local event
Clanfield Online hosted a successful networking evening last week when over 50 people gathered in the centre of the village to meet and make new friends. The website membership of 43 local businesses and 27 community organisations were represented by those who gathered to enjoy a drink and delicious food in the Kassia in Drift Road.
We were fortunate to have Ken Moon as our main speaker who recounted his many years as our County and District Councillor; explained his current role in Brexit negotiations as a leading member of the Federation of Small Businesses and spoke about his next project, the opening and management of the Community Centre in Green Lane Clanfield. Questions from the audience reflected the intense interest in the community centre and Ken informed us that the building would be opening in early 2017 with a variety of sports and facilities on offer and to Sports England standards. Plans for a Community Centre website were in progress that would give more information and permit online booking.
Clanfield Online were also delighted to welcome Terry Collins, the chairman of Clanfield Parish Council, who presented a cheque for £1,200 to the website. This money, which will be match funded by Clanfield Online, will be used to repaint some of the Heritage Signposts in the village over the next few months. This website not only appreciates the generosity of the Parish Council but also the opportunity of working together for the good of the village.
The evening was summed up by one of the members who emailed us "Thanks for organising the networking evening. It was a real pleasure to attend, I met up with some old friends and made some new ones - it doesn't get much better than that!
On the day after the Network Meeting Clanfield Online received 4 requests from local businesses to join the website – it doesn’t get much better than that!
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