Invitation to attend Project Argus Retail Workshop, Thursday 15th June, 2017, 10.00am to 13.00pm

I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to join us at a Project Argus for Retail, on

Thursday 15th June, in the Main Hall at the Salvation Army Centre, 45 Benhill Avenue, Sutton SM1 4DD. Registration is from 09:30 for a prompt 10:00 start.

Recent events continue to show the level to which terrorists will go to achieve their aims with potentially devastating consequences. In the event of an incident the effectiveness of the response made by your staff is of paramount importance in protecting customers, personnel and your buildings. Project Argus is a workshop-based event designed to inform and advise management in preparing a response to a serious event such as a terrorist attack at places such as a shopping centre. The event is suitable for all those in a management or other supervisory role and those involved in the security and safety of their business.

 Project ARGUS

Project ARGUS is a NaCTSO counter terrorism testing and exercising initiative, delivered by Counter Terrorism Security Advisers and Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisers.

Taking the opportunity to attend a session will enable you to gain a better understanding of the threat from terrorism and of simple security measures that can be taken to protect a business or an organisation.

Participants from business are asked to consider their preparedness for a terrorist attack through a series of simulated multi-media scenarios. The aim is to identify measures to help their organisation to prevent, manage and recover from a terrorist incident.

Reduce vulnerability by exercising

Project ARGUS explores what is likely to happen in the event of a terrorist attack. It highlights the importance of being prepared and having the necessary plans in place to help safeguard staff, visitors and assets. All events include a module on a terrorist firearm or weapons attack.

The events are free of charge and last for approximately three hours. They are interactive and require some audience participation. An expert group will be in attendance at most events consisting of members from the emergency services, local authority and other specialist agencies to answer any queries

Individuals and Organisations interested in attending this event, should email the Sutton

Counter Terrorism Security Desk at with their name, company, contact details (telephone number and email) along with details of the number of people wishing to attend. If you have any questions you can contact Pc Steve Barr on 02086490504. Attendance at the event is free and by invitation only. Unfortunately we are unable to accept registration on the day.

Cheam Charter Business Networking Event

Thursday 18th May 2017

6.00pm – 8.00pm.

Cheam Charter Business Networking Event

Prince of Wales,

28 Malden Road,

Cheam, SM3 8QF.

Meet with other local businesses, councillors and invited guests to ask questions, share ideas and find new suppliers and customers.

Book your FREE tickets now at……

Cheam Scream

Hello All!

You may have already heard or seen on the What’s on in Cheam (WOIC) Facebook page, but we are planning a special event for Cheam Village for Halloween. This came about when Lucy who runs the WOIC page approached a few of us – Sarah in Stitches, Sam in Greensleaves, Georgina in GiGi’s and Suzanne in Tasha’s Tearoom suggesting getting together to boost the profile of the Village.

The Cheam Scream is planned for Friday 28 October between 2 and 5pm. The aim is to bring people into the Village to encourage more customers into our shops and as the 28th is the last day of half term week we hope to offer some safe family fun! We are not allowing any external stalls or participants as this is for the benefit of CHEAM SHOPKEEPERS only! We hope to create a fun atmosphere at minimal expense to the families and our businesses.

The current plan is for families to start at Stitches in Mulgrave Road where they will make a small donation for a fabric trick or treat bag which they may also choose to decorate. They will be handed a map with a route into the Village and they will then have to spot which shops are taking part in the event and these shops will have sweets available for the trick or treat bags. There will also be a word puzzle to solve by finding the letters on laminated pumpkins!

The point of this note is to ask whether you would be happy to participate in Cheam Scream. This would involve the following:

– we will provide a poster for you to display to advertise the event
– we will provide a laminated pumpkin for you to place in your window in the week leading up to the 28th to show that you are participating on the day
– you will create a Halloween themed window display
– between 2 and 5pm on 28th October you will welcome your Halloween guests and hand out treats. (we are aiming to get some sweets donated by the supermarkets if possible so will supply these to you)

There will be a prize giving just before 5pm at GiGis for the best dressed child in 2 age categories and also a prize for the Shop with the best dressed window!
We are hoping that even if you do not want children visiting your shop you may be able to add a spooky touch or two to your window to give the Village a nice Halloween feel!
Please let us know by 19 Sept if you are happy to join in with this community event by e-mailing If you have any questions please either e-mail or approach any of us.

With best wishes

The Witches of Cheam!

Cheam Chamber Of Trade – Xmas Late Night

There’s nothing more festive as Cheam at Christmas time.

4th December Christmas lights will be turned on by Darth Vader and Stormtroopers. Please come and join us dressed as your favourite Star Wars character or Princess.

Whether you like to get your Christmas shopping done early or you leave it till the last minute our market stalls and shops will be open late.
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Employer Skills Survey

This is your opportunity to tell us about the recruitment and skills needs of your business!

To help ensure that the council’s skills investment work meets the needs of local businesses we are undertaking a borough wide employer skills survey. This will help us better understand the recruitment and skill needs your business requires to grow and prosper.

The survey will only take 10 minutes to complete and involves a range of questions – mostly multiple choice – about your business.

The survey can be found at and will close on 6 February 2015.

The information we gather will be held confidentially.

For further information or advice, please contact Joanne Cavey, Project Manager – Matching Skills with Demand, Opportunity Sutton, Economic Renewal and Regeneration Unit, London Borough of Sutton, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JG, Tel. 0208 770 4850

Thank you for taking part in the survey!

Joanne Cavey

Senior Project Manager – Matching Skills with Demand

Economic Renewal and Regeneration Unit
London Borough of Sutton
24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JG
Tel. 0208 770 4850

Cheam Village ‘Late Night Shopping Evening’ Raffle - Friday 5th December 2014

Dear All

In conjunction with the Cheam late night shopping event on Friday 5th December, Cheam Traders are also holding a raffle to raise money for St Raphael’s Hospice.

We’ve been elected to approach all the local businesses to ask if they would be willing to donate a prize for the raffle. This could be a voucher, a bottle of wine or anything!!

All raffle prizes will be displayed in Village Travel’s window. Raffle ticket books will be dropped into all businesses to enable everyone to buy and sell tickets.

Please can we ask that all raffle prizes be delivered to Village Travel by 26th November so we can display them in our window, for all the Cheam shoppers to see!

Last year we raised £629.00 and had over 3,000 people attending
It will be amazing if we could beat that this year!

Many Thanks
Jennie, Clare, Dave and Tara
Village Travel

Cheam Chamber of Trade AGM - 10.06.14

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

Schedule of Events - Friday 6th December 2013

Cheam Village Christmas Fair – Friday 6th December 2013

Schedule of Events

  • 15:00 – Parking bay suspensions in Station Way.
    – Stalls & Fairground rides start setting up.
  • 16:30 – Radio Jackie begins setting up.
  • 17:00 – Road Closure commences, Station Way
  • 17:30 Radio Jackie 107.8FM Begins Broadcasting.
    – Radio Jackie is very generously sponsored today by Smith & Byford.
    Fair ground rides in Station Way
    Stalls throughout the Village
    – selling Garden Ornaments, Skincare and Cosmetic items, Wooden Toys and Decorations, Indonesian Fairtrade goods, Pet Products, Food and Treats, Jewellery, Cards and Stationery, Soaps, Drinks, Christmas Decorations etc, etc.
    Horse & Carriage Rides in The Broadway, from Frith Pharmacy.
    Children’s Disney Treasure Hunt
    – Everyone wins a prize. Collect £1.00 Entry Forms from Cheam Sports shop.
  • 18:00 – St. Dunstan’s Church of England Primary School Choir
    – sing Christmas carols beside Radio Jackie outside Lloyds Bank.
    Cheam Baptist Church Open Evening begins.
    – Christmas organ music recital – open house.
  • 18:15 – TIM VINE at Cheam Library Memorial Green.
    Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, presenter and Cheam resident (best known for his TV role in Not Going Out). Tim will explain why Cheam Village is so special.
  • 18:30 – Tim Vine turns on the Christmas Lights.
    – Watch as Cheam’s new Christmas lights come alive through the Village.
    Guest appearance from Queenie the Chihuahua.
  • 19:15 – Cheam Baptist Church Operatic Open Evening.
    – A selection of Christmas carols and festive musical melodies, followed by.
  • 20:00 – Festive Jazz, also at Cheam Baptist Church.
  • 20:30 – Shops and Stalls begin to close.
  • 21:00 – End of road closure in Station Way.

Raffle with great prizes in aid of St Raphael’s Hospice.
Tickets from Village Travel, 5 The Broadway (by Radio Jackie).