This time next year Lyneham will have fully opened its new facility. Estimates are that there will be between 1500 and 2000 students and 600 staff within 4 miles of Calne on a daily basis, a great proportion of these will be moving to the area.
Now, we could focus on the negative side of this and try to avoid encouraging young people who have disposable cash to Calne. But many businesses are still finding it tough locally and most owners will want to cash in on this opportunity and want to encourage those based on the site and their visiting families to Calne to enjoy what it has to offer.
The Calne Chamber of Commerce therefore intends to gather as much information as it can to feed to the business owners of Calne about how to let our new neighbours know we are here and that they are welcome. Watch this space for further information.