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Offline emilyjw

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Other suggested venues
« on: April 19, 2010, 11:03:37 AM »
I've split this off into a discussion topic on it's own - although I think we probably have something similar under fundraising .... Jo


I guess we need to consider other potential venues as the key is getting the word out, i wonder what would work?
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 11:16:02 AM »
I guess we need to consider other potential venues as the key is getting the word out, i wonder what would work?

Pugh's Garden Centre just down the road from me is always busy as soon as the sun starts shining so I'll go & speak to them to see if we could do a 'Homes' event or a Meet & Greet?
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 11:28:59 AM »
Great news we need to get other pah covered. Newport and cwmbran have not been done for awhile.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 11:43:14 AM »
The new shops around Leckwith stadium spring to mind. I know they're not pet shops but there is an Asda's down there and there is a large covered walkway for us to shelter under if the weather was bad. That doesn't preclude us from walking around the area   :dunno: 'cause there's a very popular Hobbycraft down there as well as a Next Home M&S foods I think plus a Costco SCS ..

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Re: Other
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 12:01:22 PM »
The new shops around Leckwith stadium spring to mind. I know they're not pet shops but there is an Asda's down there and there is a large covered walkway for us to shelter under if the weather was bad. That doesn't preclude us from walking around the area   :dunno: 'cause there's a very popular Hobbycraft down there as well as a Next Home M&S foods I think plus a Costco SCS ..

That sounds like a good option... I don't think they have to be places with pet stores just places that would be happy to have us  ;D The hobbycraft I used to go to in Portsmouth way had a pet department and Next do a range of Pet stuff so perhaps they would be two options to contact?
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Re: Other
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 12:11:11 PM »
I guess we need to consider other potential venues as the key is getting the word out, i wonder what would work?

Style Gardens at Wenvoe (west Cardiff) is similar a Garden Centre to Caerphilly , only bigger.
http://www.stylegardens.co.uk/
On same site is Maidenheadaquatics, Countrywidefarmers and WFT Buidings (log cabins, summerhouses etc)




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Re: Other
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 12:33:00 PM »
The new shops around Leckwith stadium spring to mind. I know they're not pet shops but there is an Asda's down there and there is a large covered walkway for us to shelter under if the weather was bad. That doesn't preclude us from walking around the area   :dunno: 'cause there's a very popular Hobbycraft down there as well as a Next Home M&S foods I think plus a Costco SCS ..

what ideas did you have re walking around - collecting money here

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 12:35:09 PM »
Yes, as the others have said lovely venue,  :clap: just as it is in an industrial production area, people are specifically going to Petwise, as there is nothing else.

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 12:39:24 PM »
Yes, as the others have said lovely venue,  :clap: just as it is in an industrial production area, people are specifically going to Petwise, as there is nothing else.



was the same when I did a M&G there as well - some events don't need passing trade really just as Llanishen doesn't and some other PAH are in odd places, eg Bridgend PAH  appears to be on its own

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 12:49:21 PM »
The new shops around Leckwith stadium spring to mind. I know they're not pet shops but there is an Asda's down there and there is a large covered walkway for us to shelter under if the weather was bad. That doesn't preclude us from walking around the area   :dunno: 'cause there's a very popular Hobbycraft down there as well as a Next Home M&S foods I think plus a Costco SCS ..

what ideas did you have re walking around - collecting money here

I suppose so Penny - don't know if it has the same rules as the city centre but a couple of people could be there as it's quite a large area and lots of movement around the shops on weekends

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Re: Other
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 12:54:05 PM »
The new shops around Leckwith stadium spring to mind. I know they're not pet shops but there is an Asda's down there and there is a large covered walkway for us to shelter under if the weather was bad. That doesn't preclude us from walking around the area   :dunno: 'cause there's a very popular Hobbycraft down there as well as a Next Home M&S foods I think plus a Costco SCS ..

what ideas did you have re walking around - collecting money here

I suppose so Penny - don't know if it has the same rules as the city centre but a couple of people could be there as it's quite a large area and lots of movement around the shops on weekends

Would it be better to approach one shop as a base, say Hobbycraft as an example? I don't know if that would be easier to get off the ground rather than needing to get a license for an area? You could always then ask whether other shops if they are a bit further would be happy to display a poster saying where you are?
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010, 12:59:43 PM »
The new shops around Leckwith stadium spring to mind. I know they're not pet shops but there is an Asda's down there and there is a large covered walkway for us to shelter under if the weather was bad. That doesn't preclude us from walking around the area   :dunno: 'cause there's a very popular Hobbycraft down there as well as a Next Home M&S foods I think plus a Costco SCS ..

what ideas did you have re walking around - collecting money here

I suppose so Penny - don't know if it has the same rules as the city centre but a couple of people could be there as it's quite a large area and lots of movement around the shops on weekends

We would need licenses from the Council + another from Highways as its pedestrianised + another from the management company who own it + when you do a 'street' collection you can't walk around either (and have to be 25 metres apart) - at Llanishen PAH we're only allowed to collect inside their store
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Re: Other suggested venues
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010, 21:21:39 PM »
They like to make it easy don't they!  :doh: Would it be easier to go somewhere like a big asda or tesco etc. not linked to other shops (and therefore I assume own the carpark too?) or have I read somewhere that they're difficult to get?
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Re: Other suggested venues
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 21:40:14 PM »
Awaiting dates from tesco meant to be  a priority for july to dec dates. Also pen was going to contact asda.
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Re: Other suggested venues
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2010, 21:55:48 PM »
I knew someone would be on the ball with those!  :beer: I'll try to think of something original...  :tumble:

What about popular beaches or parks in the summer? I guess they'd need a council licence (and good weather)? Barry Island (don't know it particularly well but maybe there's somewhere there)? Outside a stadium on a busy day (although the dogs prob wouldn't like that so may need a fake dog)? Motorway services?
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