REPORTS – NEW FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL COUNCILLORS
Cllr Peter Armstrong
It was my privilege and honour to represent Hythe and Dibden at the New Forest Business Show. Big thanks go to those local businesses who also helped out on the stand. Go New Forest for organising it, New Forest Business Partnership for letting us have space and for Marcus and staff who delivered the backdrop. We also have two new banners to use so if you know of anyone having an event please let the Parish Clerk/Deputy Clerk know.
At the event, it was possible to promote a number of our local Brand New Forest Businesses and even sign up more! We have about 70 offers now with more being added since the event.
Networking with businesses and representatives of various organisations was also positive on the day.
A4 Posters as mentioned at the last Parish meeting will be available for noticeboards and we are in the process of getting another banner for events as the previous was cut down by a person(s) currently unknown. Other suggestion/help always welcome.
Amongst the various conversations at the Business Show, it was surprising how many had not been to Hythe, travelled on the ferry or knew we had a Tuesday market! We have work ahead of us to promote our Village and get it known! Being BNF Village of the year we have a unique opportunity to promote ourselves but it can’t be done just by yours truly.