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News on and around The Broadway – December


Christmas 1,2,3

Does your Christmas start with a list? Here’s a suggestion…

1. Draw up shopping list of Christmas things
2. Buy as much as you can in Broadstone
3. Buy the rest somewhere else

There is no need to queue into town or wait and hope your Internet purchases will arrive. Take a closer look and you’ll find much of what you need will be a walk or short trip away.

And, of course, there is free street wi-fi, more free parking than you will find in many other locations, a choice of cafes and the Christmas trees and Lights.

Broadstone Christmas Trees and Lights – sponsored by Scott Symes Wealth Management Limited

The Christmas lights, trees and decorations are again installed and funded by local businesses and this year we have a special sponsor – Scott Symes Wealth Management Limited. It costs over £80 per tree once the costs of replacement lights, electricians and trees are added up. It also takes a lot of planning and effort and one business in particular deserves a special mention – DigitalAir (who also provide the free wi-fi!).

Scott Symes Wealth Management new office is above Barclays in the Broadway.

Official Switch-on is at 6.15 pm on Tuesday 1st December outside Budgens and will be accompanied by the Broadstone Choir and the Broadstone Community Band.

5th December – Christmas Parade and Small Business Saturday

The Christmas Parade coincides with National Small Business Saturday on 5th December.

Come along and watch up to 30 Parade Groups in Christmas dress and enjoy the offers of the small businesses supplemented by up to 20 market stalls.

Stalls are open from 10.30 and the Parade starts at 1.25. Pick up a Programme from schools, shops and public places.

christmas-posterChristmas Poster competition

Broadstone will be dotted with the red and green christmas tree poster designed by Kumiko, age 6, from Broadstone First School. The poster is above. Kumiko’s design won the competition entered into by local schools. Second place went to Lola, age 8 or Springdale First School. Well done to the winners and all the designers who entered.

Broadstone Businesses in the Awards

Congratulations to Forum Jewellers who have won through to the finals of the Dorset Busienss Awards this year.

The awards are also an achievement for Wessex Trophies in Moor Road for they again provide the trophies for this prestigious event.

Congratulations also to Pine Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Lower Golf Links Road for being amongst the first 100 businesses to win the Visit England Rose Award.

“Step into Broadstone and make it your First Choice for Retail, Services and Leisure this Christmas”

Simon Merry
Broadstone Business Community – Follow Broadstone Village on Facebook
07806 093793


About Author

Simon is the recently retired Chairman of Broadstone Chamber of Trade and Commerce

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