As pointed out by in the article by Cllr Mary Burstow, On Saturday July 5, the train is scheduled to be hauled by Britannia Class steam locomotive, 70013 Oliver Cromwell starting in Horsham at 8.45am. The train will supposedly depart from Cheam at 09:35.
It will then pick up passengers in Ockley, Holmwood, Dorking, Leatherhead and Cheam before heading into the Kent countryside to Canterbury.
Passengers will have nearly four hours to explore the city with its stunning architecture and world famous buildings, including the cathedral .
It is one year since the Cheam Chamber of Trade was reformed.
I am very grateful to the dedicated team on the Committee who have helped to move the organisation forward.
We have successfully launched our website and newsletter, and have plans to enhance the content.
An extremely successful Christmas Event was held with many thousands of happy visitors making their way to Cheam, and enjoying the entertainments put on for them by your Committee. We believe that the Village will have benefitted substantially from this show of goodwill, and we hope to build on the success of this venture, possibly introducing a Mid–Summer Event next year.
We also hope to introduce into Cheam a programme called ‘Totally Locally’ which focuses attention on the advantages of buying locally, and the multiplying beneficial effect this has on the local economy.
We now have a good means of communicating, as a group, with official bodies including the Council, the Police, Transport for London, local elected Counsellors, schools, colleges, etc.
Many thanks must go to Richard Marston and his Committee who arranged the very successful Cheam Charter Week recently.
What is needed now is some ‘new blood’ on the Cheam Chamber of Trade Committee, because we have unfortunately had to say goodbye to a couple of stalwarts, and for the Committee to open up to the broader traders group so that we can hear your ideas and try to progress the Chamber.
To that end, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting to mark the end of the first full year as a reformed group.
All business owners and managers are encouraged to attend, and we hope and expect that representatives from the Council, Police etc will be available for their input.
Please come to the AGM which will be held at 6.00pm at the St Dunstan’s Meeting Room (behind St Dunstan’s Church in Church Lane, Cheam) on Tuesday 10th June.
1. Apologies for Absence and Chairman’s Opening Remarks
2. Current Committee Members, Introduction and Comments (with particular thanks to the two Committee Members who have had to stand down recently)
3. Financial Status
4. Topics for Discussion from Traders and Other Attendees
5. Election of Chairman and Committee Members for the Forthcoming Year
6. Any Other Business