Month: November 2016

Coaching Workshop for Young Entrepreneur Competition Finalists a Great Success!

November 28th, 2016

The finalists in Thame’s Small Business Saturday Young Entrepreneurs Competition attended a free coaching workshop on Saturday 26th November at Christchurch in Thame. They were coached by Jean Gamester of Semaphora Consulting, who specialises in developing people, training in public speaking and communications skills. Jean provided her time free of charge to the young entrepreneurs, […]

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Thame’s Christmas Lights Switch-On

November 24th, 2016

With Thame’s Christmas Lights Switch-On just round the corner, some more details about the event have been revealed.   On Friday 2 December, from 3pm, come and watch some fabulous stilt-walking and balloon-making from local entertainer Colonel Custard. Amongst the seven different performance groups we have on offer throughout the evening in the Upper Chamber, […]

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Small Business Saturday in Thame Gets Star Treatment!

November 23rd, 2016

Plans are well advanced for the best Small Business Saturday yet in Thame on Saturday 3rd December. Thame’s High Street retailers are being invited to enter a Christmas window display competition, with a first prize of a case of prosecco, a consultation with a retail marketing expert and a trophy, as well as runner-up prizes. […]

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Thame Swimming Club 2016 Club Championships

November 23rd, 2016

Thame Swimming Club held their 2016 Club Championships at Thame Leisure Centre on Sunday 20th November. Swimmers from all levels took part in events ranging from 50 freestyle up to 200m. Many of the swimmers were trying to gain not only personal bests but also county qualification times. Every swimmer performed to their best and […]

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Thame Marks Remembrance

November 15th, 2016

Photo credit: Barry Blight On Sunday 13 November, Thame held its Service of Remembrance to remember those who had lost their lives serving our country. There was a fantastic turnout and the weather stayed dry too. Large crowds gathered to process from the Town Hall to the Memorial Gardens, where the Act of Remembrance took place. […]

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Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan (CNP) – the countdown begins

November 14th, 2016

Pictured: Chinnor’s newly refurbished independent store.   Over the next few weeks, the final pieces of work are being completed by the Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan (CNP) Steering Group which will result in having a draft Neighbourhood Plan document ready for the series of legal steps to be taken before a final version is presented to […]

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Don’t Miss the Bus!

November 8th, 2016

Get free business advice and lots more when the Small Business Bus visits Thame, on Monday 14 November.   The Small Business Saturday promotional tour bus is travelling through the UK and visits Thame on Monday 14th November, as part of its journey that began in Aberdeen (24th October) and ends in Bournemouth (25th November). […]

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Young Entrepreneurs Competition – deadline extended

November 8th, 2016

A brand new Young Entrepreneurs Competition, launched on 19th September as part of Small Business Saturday, invited entries from anyone in Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire under 30 with a new business idea. The closing date for entries was last Friday 4th November. Now, the competition organisers have extended the closing date to Friday 18th November. This […]

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Thame Impresses GBHS Judges – But Keep Voting to Win!

November 7th, 2016

Photo credit: Clare Nickless, Thame Centre First Thame played host to an expert panel of judges in the Great British High Street Competition on Friday 4 November as they were treated to a guided tour and a reception attended by some of Thame’s key businesses and supporters of the #GBHighSt entry. The GBHS judges were given a guided […]

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SODC Grant Approved for Thame Town Cricket Club

November 7th, 2016

Thame Town Cricket Club receive £250,000 towards new clubhouse development. Thame Town CC moved one step closer to realising their dream of a new clubhouse this week when South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) approved a grant application towards the project for £250,000. The application was scored highly for ‘Providing new facilities and activities’ and ‘Community […]

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Get Searching in the Christmas Santa Circuit!

November 4th, 2016

Be in with a chance to switch on Thame’s Christmas lights!   Christmas is fast approaching and to get Thame into the festive spirit, the Town Council will once again be launching a treasure trail around the town centre for the young and young-at-heart.   In line with the Go-Karts which will be at this […]

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Expert Judges Swoop On Thame

November 4th, 2016

Thame is on full alert this morning as a crack team of expert judges find out what makes its High Street so special and a contender to win the Great British High Street Competition 2016. A judge from Holland & Barrett, sponsors of the small market town category, has a 50% say on who wins […]

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