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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Undoubtedly you have seen or heard details in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that is available to UK business to support employers. Under this scheme all UK employers will be able to access support from the Government to continue paying part of their employees salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off or made redundant during this crisis. Once opened this scheme will be backdated to commence on 1 March and will initially run for 3 months.

Chard COVID-19 Support Group

25 March 2020 12:31

If you or a vulnerable family member or neighbour are in, or are about to begin self-isolation, please contact us if you need any of the following services:

We can get through the COVID-19 together!

We're here to help...in extraordinary times we need to look for extraordinary solutions. We are all going through uncharted territory with understanding the potential impact of the Coronavirus. It goes without saying that the health of the nation, our friends and family is of utmost importance but so are our businesses and the economy. We all know that we need to look after each other and, as a Business Community, we can all help each other too.

Britains Disabled Strongman Competition 2020

For the third year running Chard is set to host Britain’s Disabled Strongman competition. Founded by the town’s own Gary Clarke in 2015, Chard will once again play host to the competition, which is set to be held at Holyrood Academy. The UK Championships will be on Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 10am to 5.30pm.

Mother’s Day 2020

29 February 2020 17:09

Mother’s Day is coming sooner than you think (March 22nd 2020) so if you want to spoil your Mother, you
need to book something soon.
Historically Mother’s Day was the day that children and young people ‘in service’ were given off to return
home to their families or their Mother Church to visit. Wildflowers were often picked along the way to give
to their Mother or to take to Church and so the tradition of flowers or gifts has come from this. Nowadays
we choose to give flowers, a gift or spoil our Mum’s in more modern ways. Here are a few suggestions for
you:-

Mothers Day 2020

26 February 2020 17:07

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (22nd March) and if you want to take your Mum somewhere nice you need to start thinking about it now.
Historically Mother’s Day was the day when children and young people in service were given a day off to visit their families or originally return to their ‘mother’ Church. The tradition of giving gifts came from wildflowers picked along the way either to place in Church or give to their mothers. Now we celebrate by gift giving, giving Mum a rest from the chores or taking her out. So here are a few ideas to help you:-

Will's Sponsored head shave! 5 years of hair hitting the floor!

Shaving my head for Mind because too many people suffer in silence.

What are the best website options for my business?

Often, business find it difficult to know what type of website their business should get. After all, there are so many options available nowadays! Just think; you could get a single-page or multi-page website, one with image headers or not, where do you even begin?

Student Volunteering Week is 10th to 16th Feb!

Student Volunteering Week 2020 enters its 20th year, let’s make it the best yet! During its lifetime this event has broadened horizons and enriched students and the people that they have interacted with many times over. This event aims to celebrate the positive impact of today’s student volunteers and encourages students to engage in civic life. Student Hubs and the National Union of Students (NUS) are supporting the Student Volunteering Network in delivering the campaign.

 Real Bread Week starts on 22nd February and continues to March1st,

Fans of real bread will be delighted, and our local bakeries will too, but what is real bread?
The Real Bread Campaign was established in 2008 and continues this year, the organisers believe that there are only four ingredients in real bread flour, water, yeast and salt other ingredients may be added, sesame seeds, poppy seeds etc so long as they are natural.