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      Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade

The next meeting: 8th November 2016 in the Spa Suite, the Burnside Hotel, Bowness. at 6pm.


                        Promoting the trading and commercial interests of Bowness, Windermere and the immediate area.

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The Strength of the Chamber - is your strength!


The Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade is:-

Run by its Members with no external interference;

Financed by its Members;

For its Members.


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 2016 Focus

Breaking News | Chelsea Gold | Consultation | Flood Damage Help

 Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership | Officers | Parental Care on Websites

 Security Advice for Businesses | Superfast Broadband | Survey Results 

Town Centre WiFi Report | Where can I ....

Welcome to the Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade website.

The Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade is a non-political organisation that has been in existence for over 30 years and aims to provide a conduit for local businesses to Local and Central Government.  The Aims of the Chamber of Trade can be found by clicking on the 'Our Aims' button on the left.

Membership to the Chamber provides a voice for your business.  The Chamber of Trade has a long and distinguished history of helping  to make changes for the betterment of its members and the community at local and national levels, through policy meetings and lobbying.  The strength is found within the Chambers membership, and makes for a stronger business community and a stronger Bowness and Windermere.

The Chamber of Trade holds regular monthly meetings, usually on the first Tuesday of the month throughout the winter months and then on an 'as needs' basis throughout the summer months.  The meetings are held in the Bower Room or "Spa Suite" at the Burnside Hotel, Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, commencing at 6:00pm during the winter months (September to May), quite often with guest speakers.

Please feel free to browse the various pages via the links on the left to get a feel of the Chambers involvement and activities.  To be directed to the Important Web Pages, including what the Chamber of Trade are being consulted on; the Windermere Town Council's website, please click on underlined link above. 

Also, please Google Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade to view past articles of the Chambers involvement at local and national level. 

If you should then wish to become a member, please click on the 'Application' button, on the left and print off the application/direct debit form and return.

Focus for 2016

At the 5th January 2016 meeting, those assembled agreed that the Chamber of Trade should have a focus for 2016 and should be:

  • A Recruitment Campaign

  • Better signaging of Car Parks in general


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Breaking News

Business Crime - Minimising the risks

Capital Allowances Presentation - 2013/14

Chamber of Trade Representative Reports

Consultation - Optimising Connectivity

Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership - NEW!

Local Boundary Changes

Parental Care:

British Telecom
Internet Matters
Parental Care of Websites


Proposed 'Enhancement' of Ellerthwaite Square, Windermere

Speaker Presentations

South Lakeland District Council Plan 2014-19 Consultation

Windermere & Bowness: Local Economy Scoping - NEW!


Windermere Drought Permit

Winter Lights  




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Officers - 2015/16


Butler Thompson Associates Ltd.

Barry Butler: Past Chair; Bowness Waterfront Project.

Vice Chair


Adrian Faulkner: Secretary/Treasurer 

Erica's Hairdressers, Windermere.

Erica Hargreaves - Wood: Membership Secretary.

Photo to follow

Enid Goldthorpe:

Welcome Guide.

The Fairfield Guest House, Bowness.

Tony Blaney: Town Twinning Association.

Musgraves of Windermere Ltd

Jonty Mayo:  Committee Member.    

Contact Details:


Adrian G Faulkner
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Postal Address


2 Thwaites Howe

116 Craig Walk



LA23 3AX




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