GRE&T Agm

January 26 2018

Gloucester Road Enterprise and Trade (GRE&T) are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 8 February at the Horfield Friends Meeting House.

Gloucester Road Enterprise and Trade (GRE&T) are holding their Annual General Meeting  on Thursday 8 February at the Horfield Friends Meeting House.

 Peter Browne, Hon. Sec. of GRE&T, said: “The AGM is Gloucester Road traders’ chance to plan what we can realistically aim to achieve during 2018.  As well as setting priorities, we will be electing the new committee and setting the membership fee for 2018.” 

Gloucester Road Enterprise and Trade was founded in May 2017 as a membership organisation for all the businesses based on Gloucester Road and has been concentrating on recruiting members in the area north of Pigsty Hill.  There are 45 paid up Members and about 100 other Gloucester Road businesses are Subscribers to the free GRE&T Newsletter.

 GRE&T has an elected committee and a volunteer secretary/co-ordinator, who is a retired Gloucester Road business owner.  The current chair of GRE&T is Michel Khan of Pearce’s Hardware. 

 “In our first eight months, we have been setting up the association – organising a bank account, visiting traders to get contact details for the Newsletter, getting membership window stickers displayed, collecting subscriptions and listening to members’ concerns.  We have published regular Newsletters highlighting issues of  shared, general interest to traders in the area and sourced group deals for members from energy and telecoms suppliers. Now that the foundations have been laid, we need to focus on our aims for this year,” said Peter Browne. 

Issues identified at the 2017 inaugural meeting were parking and transport, the environment, promoting the area by website and social media and arranging discounts from energy and telecoms suppliers and between traders.

 The meeting is from 4.30pm - 6pm, at the Horfield Friends Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Road (opposite the car wash) and is open to all Gloucester Road traders.