Welcome to the Sark Chamber of Commerce website
Chamber's Council prepared and
statement to Lord McNally during his visit to Sark on 17th April
2013, on behalf of the Sark Chamber of Commerce.
We firmly believe as a council that to be
able to represent local business requires us to speak unequivocally on
those subjects that affect the local business community. Recent meetings
held by various Chief Pleas committees on diverse subjects such as
Traffic and the Economy show a healthy respect for open debate by Chief
Pleas and we welcome and encourage their continued drive to hear the
views of all members of the local community.
As a council we spent many hours in
discussion attempting to ensure that this statement represents the views
of the widest possible membership. Whilst every point will not be fully
accepted by all; overwhelmingly the feeling is that whilst we do not
agree on everything as a business community, we do agree on an
independent Sark run by local residents in the interest of local
residents and we continue to wholeheartedly offer our support Chief
Pleas in this endeavour.
We welcome new and returning members and
look forwards to seeing you all at the next Chamber meeting.
We would also remind members that
subscriptions were due on the first of April - the membership fee
remains at a nominal £10 - payment can be made to Treasurer, Tony
Ventress, President Paul Armorgie, VP Alan Jackson ot Bob Parsons, but
please make cheques payable to Sark Chamber of Commerce.
Council have agreed a set of policies
(see News page) which we believe are essential
aids to enhancing the Sark Economy. Without a vibrant economy Sark
will continue to be the poor relation of the Channel Islands.
Other policy statement can be added and Council aim to hold a forum on
this subject soon.
Sark Chamber took part in the first
pan-island meeting of delegates from Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney and Sark
chambers in May. The meeting was felt to b very productive,
identifying similar issues and concerns across all four communities.
Notes from the meeting (in pdf format) can be
Chief Pleas commissioned Belinda Crowe to
review government administration for Sark. Her comprehensive
report covers many aspects and makes 33 constructive recommendations.
The 59 page report can be
downloaded as a pdf document from from the Sark government's
New members warmly welcomed - download a
Page for future events
Download Forum Notes from 'The
Public Face of Sark' in 2011. These points were agreed at a well
attended public forum - what, if anything, has been implemented from