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October 2017 Update

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Fire Station Special Event
9th November / 6-8pm
The Fire Station, Marden

Andy Wardley of Kent Fire and Rescue Service has invited Marden Business Forum members to have a look around Marden Fire Station.

There will be a chance to meet the our local crew and
to find out about their valuable work in the community.

Drinks and barbeque food are provided.

Members and a guest welcome. RSVP: event@mardenbusinessforum.com


Marden Parish Council
RE: Southons Field, 4th November 2017

Is there anyone at the Business Forum that could lend the Parish Council some suitable ground covering for pedestrian access to Southons Field for 4th November 2017? The measurements are 12m wide x 2.4m long.

Thanking you in anticipation
Erika Lock, Assistant Parish Clerk
01622 832305 / assistantclerk@mardenkent-pc.gov.uk


Maidstone Borough Council
The Business Terrace – Upcoming events

  • 18th October – HSBC strategies for Growth event
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=213
  • 19th October – Family Law and Mediation Networking
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=215
  • 19th October – GDPR Cyber security @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=202
  • 24th October – Breakthrough in branch @ Santander
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=209
  • 1st November – Intro to Lean and 5s @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=211
  • 9th November – Building a sustainable business @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=206
  • 15th November – Kent Constructing excellence
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=190
  • 21st November – Disputes: avoidance and resolution @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=201
  • 22nd November – what does fire safety mean to you?
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=189
  • 8th December – Kent choices Maidstone exhibition
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=214
  • 18th January – Timeless principles of exceptional businesses @ The Business Terrace
    https://www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=208

For further information, please contact:
Gabrielle Collins
Economic Development Assistant
Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ
t 01622 239 300 w www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk

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October 2017 Newsletter

 
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Allo Allo

Marden Theatre Group are proud to announce their next production “Allo Allo” taking place at the Marden Memorial Hall on Thursday 26th October, Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th October. Doors open at 18.30 and the performance will start at 19.30. Cash bar available.

Tickets are available now from P&P Signs or the Marden Theatre Group website

For more up to date information, please like the Marden Theatre Group page and find the event at:
mardenbusinessforum.com/marden-theatre-group

We are looking for businesses who would like to advertise in our Marden Theatre Group A4 full colour programme for our Allo Allo production.

  • Full Page Cover and Inside Cover – £100.00
  • Full Page – £75.00
  • Half Page – £40.00
  • Quarter Page – £25.00

Please email info@mardentheatregroup.co.uk with your requirements. Thank you for your support. Rachel, Marden Theatre Group

A new event for your Diary!

On Thursday 9th November. We have been invited as a Forum to have a look around our Local Fire Station, see their equipment and meet the crew.

There will be a BBQ on site, organised by West End Tavern.

Event This Thursday

A few places left

Update on the Economy
12th October / 6-8pm
The Unicorn, High Street, Marden

Business planning would be so much simpler if only we had a crystal ball or access to someone who knows what has happened and what is most likely to happen next.

Marden Business Forum are delighted to welcome as our guest on Thursday 12th October at the Unicorn, Our Man at the Bank of England, Phil Eckersley.

“Our Man” because he is the Bank’s Agent for the South East and the conduit for economic intelligence between us and the Governor of the Bank.

There will be a free buffet for MBF members served between 6pm and 8pm too.

Members and a guest welcome. RSVP: event@mardenbusinessforum.com

Harry & Chris at The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone

Harry and Chris join us on Saturday 28th October in the Exchange Studio and the show starts at 7.30pm. They join us after sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry Baker and Chris Read bring their unique mix of comedy, melody, poetry and best-matery to venues nationwide!

Making comedy-jazz-rap a thing, their songs range from panda repopulation to coming of age to Robot Wars, and they bring love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.

We are delighted to be able to offer MBF Members a corporate discount of 2-4-1 on tickets. The offer code is: HC241 and please use this when booking.

Tickets can be booked online: Hazlitt Theatre, Or by calling The Hazlitt Theatre Box Office on: 01622 758611 (Mon – Sat 10:00 – 16:00).

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October 2017 Event Reminder

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NEXT THURSDAY

Update on the Economy
12th October / 6-8pm
The Unicorn, High Street, Marden

Business planning would be so much simpler if only we had a crystal ball or access to someone who knows what has happened and what is most likely to happen next.

Marden Business Forum are delighted to welcome as our guest on Thursday 12th October at the Unicorn, Our Man at the Bank of England, Phil Eckersley.

“Our Man” because he is the Bank’s Agent for the South East and the conduit for economic intelligence between us and the Governor of the Bank.

There will be a free buffet for MBF members served between 6pm and 8pm too.

Members and a guest welcome. RSVP: event@mardenbusinessforum.com

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October 2017 Event

 
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Update on the Economy

October 2017 Event
12th October / 6-8pm
The Unicorn, High Street, Marden

A chat from Phil Eckersley, Bank of England
Agent for South East and East Anglia.
Socialising and free buffet.

Members and a guest welcome.
RSVP: event@mardenbusinessforum

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September 2017 Newsletter

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Allo Allo
Marden Theatre Group are proud to announce their next production “Allo Allo” taking place at the Marden Memorial Hall on Thursday 26th October, Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th October. Doors open at 18.30 and the performance will start at 19.30. Cash bar available. Tickets will be available soon.

For more up to date information, please like the Marden Theatre Group page and find the event at:
mardenbusinessforum.com/marden-theatre-group

Marden Farm Shop
Despite road works in the village, the Marden Farm Shop is open as usual on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5.30pm. Wednesdays 9am to 1pm and Saturdays 8am to 1pm.

Fresh local vegetables, artisan breads, cheese and dairy produce and much more.
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James & Co. Wealth Management
James & Co Wealth Management are opening up their Pensions helpline facility to employers in Marden!

Currently the service is only available for employers throughout the UK that have their pension schemes run by James & Co. The helpline provides members of staff a dedicated advice line with qualified personnel for information regarding their company pension scheme and their options. This is a subscription service paid by employers for the benefit of their staff.

For further information about the scheme, please contact Grant Miles at James & Co:
mardenbusinessforum.com/james-and-co-wealth-management-ltd

Marden Primary PTA
Marden Primary School PTA have organised a Family Fireworks Display on Southons Field on Saturday 4th November. Not only will you see the bursting colourful spectacular in the night sky but it will be accompanied to music! Gates will open at 17.00 and refreshments will be available on the field. Please no sparklers, no dogs and no cars on the field. Parking is available at Marden Library and Marden station car parks.

Tickets will be available soon and all funds raised go to Marden Primary School PTA, Charity Number 1001974. In the meantime, register your interest and receive up to date news on the Facebook event page which can be found on the Marden Primary School PTA Facebook page
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Stanley’s of Marden
Many thanks to all the customers who use the air machine at Stanley’s of Marden, the Harvest Energy Petrol Station, Albion Road, Marden.

We have now raised in excess of £10,000 and for those of you who are unaware, all proceeds (50p a time!) are donated to the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance. The air ambulance runs purely on donations and provides and invaluable service.

On more than one occasion, we have unfortunately had the machine broken into and the much needed money stolen. A high security device has been installed to eliminate thefts in the future.

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Parish Council Shed Base

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Parish Council Shed Base

Is there anyone within the Business Forum who could quote to lay a concrete shed base for a shed measuring 10′ x 17′ please?

Thanks
Ali

Alison Hooker
Parish Clerk
Marden Parish Council
Goudhurst Road
Marden
Tonbridge
Kent
TN12 9JX

01622 832305 / 07376 287981
clerk@mardenkent-pc.gov.uk
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The Parish Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10am to 12noon
(Please note the Clerk is not in the office on Wednesdays – therefore any emails will not be answered until the following day)

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August 2017 Newsletter

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Marden Farmers’ Market
We at the West End Tavern are pleased to be again hosting the ‘Marden Farmers’ Market’ on Sunday 13th August. Last month was our first time but we had approximately 10 stalls and the event was well attended. There were stalls with meat/sausages, cupcakes, cards, flowers, fudge, vegetable, bread and also French cheeses.

For more details, please contact the West End Tavern.

Sunday Bandstand
The Sunday Bandstand continues with Harry Whitty Jazz Quartet on Sunday 13th August and The Fireflies (8 piece Jazz and Swing) on Sunday 27th August.

The live music runs from 2pm to 4pm in the garden and is free to attend. There is plenty of time for one of the West End Tavern Sunday Roast Lunches before relaxing in the garden to enjoy the music.

On 20th August local man Peter Street, will be bringing the Street Singers who will be performing a range of songs from shows, again between 2pm and 4pm.

Road Closures
Stanley Road, Marden will be closed for up to 10 working days from 7th August 2017. There will be no access for through traffic between the junctions with Albion Road and South Road. The alternative route is via South Road, Howland Road, Albion Road and vice versa. This is to enable a new water main installation to be carried out.

Albion Road, Marden will be closed for up to 6 weeks from 19th August 2017. There will be no access for through traffic between the junctions with Howland Road and Roundel Way. The alternative route is via Howland Road, Albion Road and vice versa. This is to enable gas mains replacement works to be carried out.

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All articles must be emailed to newsletter@mardenbusinessforum.com before 12 noon on Thursday 31st August to be included in September’s newsletter.
Wheelgate Nursery

Wheelgate Nursery is open this coming Sunday, 6th August for the National Gardens Scheme.

Homemade cakes, cream scones, tea, coffee and cold drinks available.

All proceeds to NGS charities which include Macmillan, Marie Curie, Perennial and many many more.

Burtons Group
You may possibly be aware that the Burtons Group of Companies is mainly focused around the veterinary industry manufacturing and supporting equipment used in veterinary practises all over the UK and around the world. You may not know that more recently we have added an aquatics division. Based in Weald House in Pattenden Lane we offer a complete range of pond filtration systems. The BD range of drum filters is produced here in Marden and we also stock a range of pumps, UV filters, fish feeds and bio media. So if you need a bag of feed or your fish are swimming in murky waters, why not drop in and speak to our pond experts Paul and Mark.

David Burton

Chairman

Burtons Group of Companies

Introducing New Members

Clive Allcorn – Headshot Photography for your business

Is your online presence up to scratch? Are you still using selfies in your staff personal profiles? Do you struggle to find suitable images for your company publications and marketing materials? If so, there is a new photographer on the block and I would love to work with you to produce corporate headshots that will reflect well on your business.

Firstly let me introduce myself as I am new to the Marden Business Forum. After a 40 year career in Kent Police, I have decided to turn my passion for photography into a business. I love to work with people and photograph them so I specialise in all forms of portrait photography. In my spare time I am an accomplished underwater photographer and also love to work with models and artists to produce beautiful images. As a new business, my prices are reasonable but my work is excellent.

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Marie Christine – Personal Assistant Service

Marie Christine offers a virtual Personal Assistant service to add value and benefits to your business, whether you are a start-up, sole trader or small to medium size company. You can either book as many hours as your business requires or pre-book 10, 20, 30 or 40 hours (or more) per month. We also offer a day rate. Services include office and diary management, expenses, travel itineraries, taxis, travel/hotel bookings etc.

Marie Christine is also available with event management from a small social event, private dinners to a black tie function, golf days, clay pigeon shootings and more. Whatever your requirements, we are here to make it a memorable event.

Save A Life – Give Blood

Tuesday 22nd August
14:00 to 16:30 & 17:30 to 20:00

Marden Memorial Hall
Goudhurst Road, Marden

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Newsletter – June 2017

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Cosmos Pop Up Sale
Cosmos Pop Up Sale – Saturday 3rd June
8:00am – 10:30am

Marden in Bloom are holding a sale of Cosmos plants outside Crowhurst & Tompsett – so come along and make your garden pretty and great for attracting bees and butterflies!
Part Time Village Caretaker
Marden Parish Council is looking to employ a part-time village caretaker for 15 hours per week.The role of Village Caretaker involves mowing, strimming and site maintenance of Parish owned land and other areas as directed; general maintenance jobs including painting, repairs and grounds maintenance; regular inspections and general maintenance of play equipment, public conveniences and changing rooms, litter picking, winter maintenance including snow clearing and distribution of salt; assist with quarterly newsletter delivery, Christmas village celebrations and working alongside the Cemetery caretaker when required. Relevant equipment, including a vehicle, will be provided and training will be given where necessary.

The successful applicant should be fit and healthy as some aspects of role involve manual handing and ideally live, or have knowledge of the parish and have some skills in carpentry, grounds maintenance and machinery.

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Mornings at the West End Tavern
Open Weekdays 8.30am to 2pm, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays 9.30am to 2pm.Serving Breakfast, Teas, Coffees, Pastries and Elevenses in our Restaurant or in our Patio Garden.

Storage Needed in Pattenden Lane
A new local business requires 150-200 sq ft of storage in the Pattenden Lane area, for a monthly rent of £150.If you can help, please contact Marden Lettings.
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All articles must be emailed to newsletter@mardenbusinessforum.com before 12 noon on Thursday 6th July to be included in July’s newsletter.
Fathers’ Day at the West End Tavern
Traditional Sunday Roast Lunch served 12noon to 2pm and then the Bells Yew Green Big Band will be playing in the Garden from 2pm to 4pm.During the band performance the kitchen will open again for Burgers, Hot Dogs etc.

Please reserve your table for Traditional Lunch by calling 01622 831956.

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Marden In Bloom
HELPERS WERE OUT IN FORCE ON THURSDAY MORNING, MAKING OUR VILLAGE LOOKED LOVED.
THE PLANTS WERE KINDLY DONATED BY GOLDEN HILL NURSERIESMARDEN IN BLOOM NEED MORE HELPERS, IF YOU CAN HELP IN ANY WAY PLEASE CONTACT
ANNE BOSWELL ON 01622 833351

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What Marden Does Best Support

After our initial e-mail regarding possible donations or raffle prizes from local businesses. We have only had 1 kind response to donate £30.
NFU Mutual have kindly offered to not charge us for the Public Liability Insurance but this has come via a couple of personnel meetings. This is a massive help as it was about a third of our costs for the day.

We have spent a lot of time and effort putting together what we hope will be a great community event. As the name of the day suggests we are proud of our village and are trying to showcase the many varied things we have to offer, many of the stall holders have surprised us as to what they do.

Also if any of your members have any covers for electric cables suitable for laying on the floor could they contact us and we will arrange to collect them for use on the day.

Any help will be gratefully received and the business is welcome to have a banner or sign up on the day in our space reserved (which currently has plenty of space).

Kind Regards,
Chris
What Marden Does Best
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What Marden Does Best

As representatives of this year’s family fun day and music event on

Southons Field Marden 2pm till 8pm Saturday 17th June 2017 we are writing to you for assistance.

Event: What Marden Does Best

Showcasing all that is great about Marden from Turners Cider, ANNO Distillers and The West End Tavern and Unicorn PHs to all of the charities, clubs and organisations within Marden.

Anno, Turners and the 2 pubs are contributing a % of their days takings, exhibitors are paying £5 to have a stall and visitors are paying £5 per adult, U16’s free.

I am Chairman of Marden Scout Group and we are always desperately searching for new leaders.

I know other clubs and organisations are looking for new members or even just awareness and the businesses and charities are looking for new customers and donors.

We have a very large amount of new houses being built at the moment and now is the time to try and encourage the new residents (and old) to join in.

What are we looking for:
The more people we can reach out to the more of a success the day will be. Not only are we looking for visitors to the event we are looking for:

Sponsorship:

  • Portaloos £340 for 6 from Four Jays
  • Insurance for the day NFU quoted £250
  • Wrist bands £30
  • General costs plastic fencing/ribbon etc.

Raffle/Prizes:

  • We will welcome any offers that we can give as prizes in the raffle
  • Including a prize for “Marden’s Got Talent” competition.

General Advertising:

  • If anyone would like to advertise their company and sponsor the event please feel free to make an offer and provide us with a sign/logo that can be erected on the field in the morning.
  • All monies raised (after any personal outlays for setting up the event are taken out) will go to the:
    • Kent Air Ambulance
    • Marden Heritage Society

    With a small donation as a prize for Marden Primary School for creating our advertising poster

Please could all interested parties contact whatmardendoesbest@gmail.com with the interest in the subject title ie Sponsorship or Raffle

The day is open to everyone living and working in Marden and as well as the exhibitors we also have live music from around 4.30 from bands and singers in Marden followed by the finale of Marden’s Got Talent.

If anyone has any questions or would like to help us set up on the day and clear down the morning after please feel free to contact us whatmardendoesbest@gmail.com subject “Helper”

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME
David Brockis, Chris Brampton, Nigel Jenner, Darren Reeves Matt Mitchell Co-organisers
whatmardendoesbest@gmail.com