Wishing you all a Happy Christmas & New Year from the TTBA
Date posted: Wednesday 21st December 2016
It has been another hectic year of activity, here at the TTBA HQ. For many in our area we have the perfect springboard to make contacts in our rather loose catchment area, stretching as it does from East Twickenham and St Margarets (even Isleworth) through to Strawberry Hill and the area above Twickenham Green.
During the last year we held well attended Networking events at The Marriott & The RFU; One in the Square in Church St with the Church Street Association which we combined with the Festival Raffle Draw and lastly at the Cabbage Patch.
We published two guides, one for our Twickenham Summer Festival and another for Twickenham’s Christmas events with 25,000 distributed door to door to houses in the TW1/2 catchment areas and 5,000 to local Shops. Both our programs’ this year were widely supported by local businesses and we carried over 50 adverts in each. We ran the annual Twickenham Festival in June as always with the ever popular Craft Market, French and Italian Markets and the ever popular Church Street Goes Green. The Festival Raffle raised over £5k for All Together as One and Street Invest both Twickenham Charities, one quite international in its scope and the other rather home spun, directly helping people within our community with its centre on Twickenham Green..
The TTBA receives no outside funding and as such is a totally impartial organisation. It runs a website to which all members can supply promotional offers and also be listed as local businesses. We have the popular networking meetings, web site, twitter and face book platforms as well as many activities that we run throughout the year. To subscribe it is just £100 a year and for that you get a whole host of marketing opportunities. We run all this from our travel office in Church Street, a great location on the ground floor which makes it easy for people to pop in and meet us.
Next Years Festival will open as before on the Friday with the Tug of War on Friday the 9th of June, Craft Market on the 10th & perhaps the 11th as well and we will incorporate a weekend of Church Street Goes Green on the 17th and 18th, which will coincide and compliment the Church’s fete on the 17th and a Market (Italian or French) on the 24th and 25th.
Additionally we plan to organise more craft markets on selected Saturdays in the year as well as put our flags to match the rugby days a little more vigorously in the New Year.
The TTBA tries to use its Website/events and activities as opportunities for our diverse community to meet and present their products to the wider community in easy going environments.