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September 2012 Archives

Christmas in St Margarets 2012

The St Margarets Traders Association are working on our plans for Christmas 2012.

My St Margarets Magazine

We are looking for ideas for the front cover - do you have a favourite seasonal photograph that might be suitable? Or would you like to submit an article for the magazine?

Please send your ideas to editor@mystmargarets.com although we cannot guarantee to publish all articles/photographs submitted we will do our best to include as many readers submissions as possible.

St Margarets Christmas Fair

This years St Margarets Christmas Fair will be held in Crown Road on Sunday 9th December 2012. To book a stall please contact events@mystmargarets.com Space is limited. We are also looking for entertainers and performers that would like to entertain the crowds please contact us at traders@mystmargarets if you are interested in performing.

15% off at Brula Pantry for September 2012

Whilst we are settling in to our lovely new Pantry and learning the ropes we have a 15% voucher for you to print out at home and bring into the Brula Pantry for a discount on all of our products!

You have the full range of Brula Pantry products to choose from so just print off the voucher below and bring inside to receive your discount! It really is that simple.


New Businesses Bring 50 New Jobs to St Margarets

la boulangerie
La Boulangerie
 brula pantry
Brula Pantry
Chase Buchanan

As the UK continues to be gripped by economic gloom, things are definitely looking up in St Margarets as the Deputy Mayor has opened 9 new and refurbished businesses all in one day.

The businesses were formally opened by Deputy Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, following The St Margarets Traders Association’s close partnership with the Council to encourage new business to the area as well as to support existing traders. All of the retail units in St Margarets are now let and trading with 50 new jobs created as a result.

The Council contributed £4,000 from its Town Centre Opportunity Fund, boosting funds raised through the Traders Association. This mean that they were able to promote business in the area through a range of initiatives including the my St Margarets website and magazine which is delivered to 8000 homes and a further 4000 more being handed out around the borough. Other projects include the launch of the St Margarets shopping bag which aims to reduce the use of plastic bags. Over 2000 of the bags have been sold to date. The St Margarets heart logo project was also launched among businesses, which encouraged new customers to shops by promoting the catch phrase - where you have a choice, please shop with the heart.

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Twickenham-based business unveiled as 'Hot 100' of the UK Jewellery Industry

so jewellery

For Emma Finney and Jon Tompkins the past year has been filled with awards, increased sales and brand new collections - an exciting time for this family-run jewellery brand based in St Margarets, Twickenham. Their latest scoop, announced this week at a glittering event at the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden, is to be recognised in the ‘Business Big Shots’ category as a Hot 100 of the UK Jewellery Industry.

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High Street Update - September 2012

St Margarets Traders Association

St Margarets is open for business

St Margarets boosts a unique high street bursting with independent specialist shops offering a wide and varied range of goods, services and places to eat.

Over the past few weeks many new businesses have opened and many existing businesses have been refurbished. Recent additions include:

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The Turk's Head Pub Reopens

the turks head

After a month of remodeling, The Turks Head has reopened. The entire building has been improved including:

  • renaming Winchester Hall the Winchester Room
  • new floors and new bar in the Winchester Room
  • the main women’s toilets have been moved and in their place is a hallway into the Winchester Room
  • there are new doors to the garden, but the main entrance is now off the main bar where the gents toilets were
  • the cupboards above the main bar have been removed and a the entire room opened up more
  • the menu has been significantly upgraded, as has the kitchen
  • the area where with the doors to the garden has been turned into more formal restaurant seating and the door to the bar sealed

We were invited to a pre-opening meal and were quite impressed with the food and quality of the staff. The menu was small, but the quality excellent.

Please drop in and let us know what you think.

La Boulangerie Opens 10 September 2012

Welcome from Michel - votre Boulanger

Bonjour St Margarets

Bienvenue à La Boulangerie

Welcome to ‘The Bakery’ opening Monday 10th September

Mangez du pain, Vous vivrez bien!

Le Bon Vivant and the “Good Life”, that’s what you’ll find at La Boulangerie in St Margarets, a French family run business stocked with simple, honest foods made in the traditional way, full of flavour and unforgettable taste.

From your daily baguette to gastronomic delights, La Boulangerie products are freshly made every day according to French home made and artisanal recipes by master bakers using all natural ingredients - unbleached French flour, French butter, fresh fruit, the finest chocolate, and no artificial additives, flavourings, colourings or preservatives. We never compromise on quality, which is why it takes 3 days before a croissant is ready to be eaten! So, do what you want to do, eat what you want to eat and enjoy it your way - every day.

Venez, make La Boulangerie part of your journee