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Business Lunch with Andrew Selous, MP for South West Bedfordshire

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The Royal British Legion - the Bossard Hall

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Leighton Buzzard

LU7 1DA

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Lunch with Andrew Selous, MP for South West Bedfordshire and your local councillors


What are the big challenges facing your business in the centre of Leighton Buzzard? Would you like to express your views to local decision makers?

Leighton Buzzard is a prosperous market town in the south of Bedfordshire on the Buckinghamshire border. It is the largest town by population in Central Bedfordshire but because it is right on the edge of the unitary authority’s geography, we worry that it gets forgotten in terms of strategic planning and funding. It has a thriving town centre and a great many independent retailers and other traders but there is the constant threat from retail large developments which will drive retail and other consumer traffic away from the centre.

There is also the draw of larger retail centres in easy reach of the town.

FSB is inviting the small businesses of Leighton Buzzard to come to speak to their local MP, Andrew Selous, and other decision makers about some of the big issues facing local them and to hear from Andrew and others about their priorities for the town.

There will also be a light buffet lunch and a chance to network with other businesses after the event.

Agenda

1.00pm– Registration - Lunch and Networking

1.30pm – Welcome and Introduction – Gennaro Borelli - FSB

1.40pm – the state of our high streets nationally Michael Weedon – FSB retail lead

1.50 pm - What is being done at national level Andrew Selous MP

2.00 pm – What we know now - Stephen Mooring Central Bedfordshire Council.

2.10pm – the future of Leighton Buzzard High Street - Leighton Linslade Town Council

2.20 pm – Q & A

2.30 pm – event ends

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This event is for people who run a business in the town of Leighton Buzzard and will particularly focus on issues surrounding the continued prosperity of the town centre.

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email kathleen.maclean@fsb.org.uk or telephone 07977 429 999.

What should I do if I register to attend but cannot make it?

We would be grateful if you could please let us know as soon as possible if you have registered and are then unable to attend this event. This is because places are limited and we can offer your space to someone on the waiting list.

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