The Chislehurst Business Group exists to promote Chislehurst, ensuring it remains a vibrant town centre in which to live, work and shop.
Any business displaying the Proud to Promote logo either on-line or in their shop window are members of the Chislehurst Business Group. They generously contribute financially to our Christmas Lights and to promoting Chislehurst.
Set up in 2006 in partnership with residents, businesses, local groups and the Town Centre Manager at Bromley Council, the group was formerly called the Chislehurst Town Centre Management Group. The initial aim was to encourage local businesses to fund the Christmas Lights and to tackle local issues facing our High Street.
In 2012 the Chislehurst Society set up the Town Team to look in more detail at improving the High Street and Belmont Parade; releasing the Chislehurst Business Group to focus on promoting Chislehurst. The Chislehurst Business Group and Town Team work together to increase footfall to Chislehurst by attracting more visitors to the area.
Shops/businesses in Chislehurst (BR7) are invited to join for £15 per month; all members receive a full editorial page on the new website and a window sticker to show their support and involvement.
Membership ultimately goes towards ensuring we have fabulous Christmas lights each year and to promoting Chislehurst through events and publicity. The group also provides a sense of community and support amongst the businesses.
The group meet every 6 weeks from 8.30 - 9.30 am for enthusiastic discussion to address the challenges facing our High Street today and to find ways to promote Chislehurst together.
Events & Projects
Christmas Lights Event
We have held three successful Quiz Nights at the Bulls Head Ballroom and one at Babington House School. Each year our Quiz Master, Cllr Ian Payne and 15 businesses (110 people)battle it out to be the winner. In 2015 we raised £900 and the trophy went to the Wrattens shop team; our next Quiz Night will be held in May 2016.
Organised by the Chislehurst Business Group, the Farmer's Market is held in Hornbook Car Park between 10am – 2pm, on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Local producers offer a range of food they have grown, raised or produced.
In order to promote Chislehurst, we now have permanent rigging on our High Street; allowing us to display large banners across the street. You will also notice a number of lamp post banners welcoming visitors to Chislehurst and advertising forthcoming community events such as the Summer Fair or Christmas Event.
Logo & Publicity
We are extremely grateful to local resident Della Lawrence who has designed the new Chislehurst Logo; this is to be used for all Visit Chislehurst publicity and to the team at Nugget Design for producing all our publicity material.