Ruislip Chamber of Commerce is a forum for all local businesses. Our aim is to promote and develop Ruislip as a trading centre.
This year as a chamber, our focus is on the following key objectives:
1. A campaign to reduce local business rates
2. To co-ordinate a fun, and free for business, Christmas Shopping Day that attracts new custom to the High Street
3. To raise funds for and improve the Christmas Lights along the High Street and adjacent roads
4. To work with Hillingdon Council to raise funds for Ruislip shop and street improvements.
5. Continued liaison with our members, local police and council on issues affecting High Street businesses
Work is ongoing and is proving successful. Committee meetings are held every 2nd Monday of the month where you can hear our updates on the progress of these key pledges. Our meetings take place in Waitrose Coffee Shop starting at 6pm. All members are very welcome
The Chamber has been liaising with Hillingdon Council to secure investment in the High Street through the Town Council Improvement Scheme. We are delighted that a budget has been agreed for 2019-2020 and members will be advised shortly of the developments
Our annual Christmas Family Fun Day attracts custom from further afield and is organised as a free event for business to allow them to promote their store in whichever way best suits their needs. We arrange all the activities for children, christmas music & encourage unique offers for shoppers
The Chamber is committed to limiting the negative impact on Ruislip High Street from the development of the High Speed Railway Link. We have successfully campaigned to get a commitment to re-routing the lorries away from the original route via our High Street
The Chamber was successful in lobbying the local council to get thirty minutes free parking for visitors to the High Street.
The Chamber received complaints about anti-social behaviour outside one of the local businesses. The Chamber liaised with the business and the council to make changes to rectify the situation
The Chamber lobbied Hillingdon Council and raised funds to install CCTV on the High Street
"The Chamber of Commerce is a small team of shop keepers and business leaders working tirelessly to secure Ruislip as the premium High Street in the borough. We have benefited greatly from events like the Christmas Shopping Day and Victorian Evening and from the help that comes with networking with other businesses and sharing skills."
"We are directly affected by local planning and the work behind the scenes the chamber does, such as campaigns to re-route the HS2 lorries away from the High Street and lobbying the council to prevent the road being dug up in the busiest quarter of the year. It has been invaluable in keeping the disruption to our customer's visits to a minimum."
"We are actively involved in the Chamber because they share our goals. Our business is dependent on serving the local community and the success of the High Street is the driving force behind that. All of the businesses working together for one common aim - to give people a quality High Street with a unique shopping experience."