This year the Committee has:
• Hosted a successful and fun bowls evening
• Overseen the continued development of the Chamber website for use of members and linked this with the new ‘Love Dawlish’ website
• Encouraged greater use of closed Facebook page; some discussion has taken place using the facility
• Affiliated with the Devon Chamber (Free affiliation which only allows us to take part in surveys and meetings and keeps us informed of any developments.)
• Attended 2 interesting and informative ‘Meet the Chamber’ sessions in Brixham and Buckfastleigh
• Regularly liaised with Tracy Scranage
• Contributed to the funding and running of the Teignmouth and Dawlish stand at the Devon County Show
• Supported the council by contributing to the funding of the Town Centre Development Manager’s post
• Taken steps to try to secure funding for the Town Centre Development Manager’s post from September 2018
• Encouraged several new businesses to join the Chamber and boosted numbers of paying members
• Regularly attended town council meetings; especially the events committee
• Attended meetings with TDC officers in order to better inform TDC planning
• Supported the Carnival by volunteering time to both organising and running events
• Organised a town Pumpkin Trail, Easter trail, trails for the Carnival and Best Dressed Window competition

This is not an exhaustive list but I hope that it will reassure members that we are providing a worthwhile service.

Vanessa Ryley (Chair 2017)