The Kilcock Business Association was formed as a result of a very proactive meeting called by Councillor Liam Doyle at which approximately 50 business owners attended. The business owners were keen to address the issues that have been caused by numerous factors among which are the sewerage works and the dreaded “R” word. There was a very positive feeling at the meeting and everyone was keen to pull together to promote and regenerate our fabulous village.
A vote has held amongst all interested parties and the committee elected consists of Colm Doolan from Centra, Dorothy Daniels from Dorothys Hair and Beauty Centre, Heidi Jermyn from Cookie Web Consulting and ourkilcock.ie, John Ryan from Ryans Butchers, Mark Leonard from Twin Oaks Bakery, Mick Cotter from Mick the Barbers, Seamus Davey from Kilcock Post Office, Sean Browne from Brownes Londis, Tara Lane from Harmony Holistic Health and Thomas Byrne from Bruce Betting.
The following positions have now been filled from the committee:
- Chairperson: Sean Browne
- Secretary: Heidi Jermyn
- Treasurers: Mark Leonard & Thomas Byrne
- PRO: Tara Lane
Since the inaugural meeting on 1st October, the committee have achieved very positive results with the opening of the Gael Scoil to improve the parking situation in the square during the sewerage works. We will work on the parking on a long term basis to make it easier for people to have access to all the wonderful businesses in Kilcock.
Parking – Commuters please take note!
Did you know that if you drive from one of the local housing estates and leave your car on the Fairgreen or in the square for the day while you get the train or bus into work, your car is costing local businesses €120,000 a year in lost revenue? This lost revenue could mean the loss of a job in the area. So why not walk or share a lift to the train and help local businesses to keep jobs in Kilcock. If investors see how well trade is in Kilcock, they will start up more businesses in Kilcock and it will become an even better place to live. That’s a healthy new years resolution for you!
Like all forward thinking associations we wish to have an online presence so the website www.ourkilcock.ie has been chosen as it is a great source of local information. Contact Heidi on firstname.lastname@example.org with any news or events to be featured on the website or for more information about placing an advertisement.
Another of our objectives is to publish a Kilcock Business Association Directory in the near future so if you wish to advertise in it, please contact me at Harmony Holistic Health. This will be an ideal opportunity for you to advertise your business in as it will be distributed to every house in Kilcock and the surrounding areas. Don’t miss out on having your details available to every possible consumer in the area.
The committee wishes to work on behalf of the businesses in the area to promote Kilcock as the place to shop locally and encourage you to employ local trades people. We also wish to highlight all the fantastic businesses that are in the area. If you have any suggestions for the committee or wish to be added to the newsletter email list please contact me on email@example.com. Watch out Kilcock – its onwards and upwards!!!
Happy shopping in Kilcock,
Tara Lane is the PRO of the Kilcock Business Association.