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…


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…

optician awards 2019

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…


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…


Parlez vous Francais?

I love France. Ever since my first holiday there (Eurocamp, Canet Plage, nr. Perpignan, 1985) I’ve had a soft spot for the country. Pre-children, Karen and I would often pop across for a weekend in Paris, taking leisurely walks through the parks, nipping in to cosy bar tabacs or cafes for a coffee, or wandering…


Great News For Glasses Wearers

In breaking news last month, wearing spectacles has been linked to intelligence (something I’ve long known since I was about 7 or 8 years of age when I first started wearing glasses!)  University of Edinburgh researchers have reported that a higher level of cognitive function is linked with wearing spectacles. Industry magazine Optometry Today reported…


National Eye Health Week

This month sees the return of National Eye Health Week, which runs from the 24th-30th September. This issue is devoted exclusively to promoting healthy eyes and vision. And make sure you read the back page for your invitation to an Eye Health Talk exclusively for Clarke & Roskrow clients. This is an important week in…


Giving Back

This latest edition of The Church Street Chronicle is being written on a scorching hot day in early July. We’ve been experiencing some fabulous weather these past few weeks and it’s wonderful to see the sun and blue skies after what felt like a long and dreary winter! It’s a shame to be indoors on…