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20/20 VISION AND ALL THAT…

Welcome to February! Christmas and the New Year seem a distant memory already don’t they? Many of you may not immediately realise the significance of the year 2020 and the fact that it is a VERY exciting year, especially for opticians. Let me enlighten you. 20/20 vision is the standard that is considered to be…

Happy New Year 2020

Welcome to the first issue of this newsletter for 2020! A Happy New Year to you all, I hope and trust that you all had a fabulous Xmas! The New Year is a great time to look ahead to what the next 12 months has in store. As the world spends 365 days making its…

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New Website Launched!

Welcome to this latest edition of The Church Street Chronicle. The last edition has been a great source of conversation in recent weeks, and thank you to the many readers who have commented on the last edition, I’m pleased to know that so many of you are enjoying reading our monthly updates from C&R! And…

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Master Builders Award Winner!

Clarke & Roskrow Styling Opticians has just scooped a prestigious Federation of Master Builders Award for our renovation and refurbishment project here at 18 Church Street. Our builder and project manager James Barby of Rockingham Construction received the award for Best Commercial Project (Midlands Region) at a gala-dinner in Stratford-upon-Avon on 21st June. The Master…

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Chocolate, Cuckoo Clocks and Swiss Army Knives!

Welcome to this latest instalment of The Church Street Chronicle! The header this month is not an early Christmas list but a hint at where this latest edition is being written. I am enjoying a brief respite from an intensive three-day conference in Zurich! You might think that the life of an Optometrist is quite…

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Do Something Amazing Today!

Back in November I went along to The Three Swans Hotel one wet and windy Monday afternoon. This wasn’t to have a late lunch or afternoon tea but to join many other local people doing something truly amazing that day – giving blood. I was genuinely surprised at just how many people were there, all…

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Optician Awards Finalist!

I was delighted to receive an email in early February informing me that we’ve been shortlisted for The Optician Awards Fashion Practice Of The Year 2019! This is a national awards programme covering the entire UK and Ireland as well. To be shortlisted for this prize is a tremendous achievement against extremely tough competition, so…

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Guide Dogs Fundraising

Many thanks to those of you who took part in our January “Healthy Eyes Month” last month, helping us to raise £1,000 for Guide Dogs through the proceeds from our Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan. Not only were you investing in your eye health by having the OCT scan but also you helped us achieve…