Crewkerne Area Business Chamber has been given a new lease of life although all its activities will remain in suspension until the AGM on Wednesday October 18th at 6 pm in Bilbys Cafe in Market Street. The business chamber encountered problems last month when three of its executive committee members resigned, including the treasurer who was also performing the tasks of secretary for the organisation.

An emergency committee meeting was called where the situation was debated and the difficult decision taken to prepare for its cessation. Committee members present were advised that without a treasurer, the current position of the chamber was not viable. A significant drop in memberships, from 33 recorded last year, to just 10 members renewing this year, left it critically unsupported as an organisation that represented the businesses in Crewkerne and in the surrounding area.

Within hours of the deadline to find a new treasurer and as documents were being drawn up for its cessation, a business person stepped forward and expressed an interest in the vacant voluntary position of treasurer. CABC chairman Brian Forster said: “After the resignation from a number of chamber committee members, including the treasurer, there was a great fear that the chamber would have to cease. Now someone has offered to take on the role of treasurer, this will allow the chamber to remain in existence, for the time being.”

Crewkerne Area Business Chamber (CABC) will require a secretary and an events organiser so that it can function. The business chamber will continue in a suspended form for now until the AGM in October. Anyone who wishes to express an interest in the vacant roles, becoming a member or in joining the committee is asked to email

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