If the answer is yes, then the next question is: Have you heard of AmazonSmile? This is a recent initiative from Amazon that enables you to raise money for your chosen charity every time you buy something. It’s nothing to do with discounts or surcharges. It’s just that Amazon chooses to return some of its gargantuan profits in a way that we can exploit, or not, as we choose. Continue reading
You may already know that the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has a centre in Chilworth. Staff there are currently on the lookout for those who would be prepared to be ‘committed volunteers’ willing to care and temporary homes for trainee guide dogs.
For a ten-week period, a volunteer would need to be able to drop the dog at the centre on weekday mornings, and pick it up again at the end of the working day. The dog would stay with the volunteer over the weekends. Continue reading
Residents who drive Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) or similar may be interested to know that Southampton City Council now provides thirty free (for an introductory period) charging points spread across five of its multi-storey car parks in the city. Read all about it here.
Chilworth Hall’s management committee is keen to see if there is any way to improve the safety of the entrance/exit arrangement to the Hall’s car park. The car park and the driveway leading to it are part of the freehold of the Hall, and so the trustees on the committee are very much aware that they have a responsibility to try to limit the dangers that are becoming ever more apparent as traffic densities on the A27 continue to increase.. Several recent conversations about that have revealed there to be some misunderstandings and incorrect assumptions about the car park itself. Continue reading
Business leaders at the Science Park were recently treated to a presentation by Tom Haye, the Chief Officer of Hampshire Special Constabulary. “What have Special Constables to do with cyber-crime?” you may well ask. Continue reading
It’s unlikely that many Chilworth residents will park in Southampton’s Grosvenor Square multi-storey late into the evening, but those that do should be aware of this announcement by the City Council. We neither vote for Southampton councillors, nor pay Southampton council taxes but if we did, we would surely have more to say about it. Continue reading
Our local neighbourhood police team is keen to hear what’s particularly important to local people and so they’ve set up another online survey. It only takes a couple of minutes, and you may complete it by clicking here. Please note that the closing date is 31st May.
Chilworth isn’t short of interesting, successful people. Amongst such you can undoubtedly number the subject of this interview published in the Spring edition of Park News, the newsletter of Southampton University’s Science Park. You can read it by clicking here.
There are many experienced business people resident in Chilworth. Most may be unaware of the local LEP’s efforts to transform the economy of the Solent region. In aid of those efforts, nine additional members are sought to fill vacancies on panels dealing with Business Investment, Employment & Skills and Innovation & Business Support. If you’re looking for a wider outlet for your business skills and experience, why not review the information contained here, find out more, and apply?