Stony Stratford Business Associations
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About Stony Stratford Business Association

When in the 1950s a rates increase was looming, local traders were summoned to a meeting at The Cock Hotel. There was clearly a need for the trades people to form some sort of organisation and Dr Witheridge offered to chair the meeting because as he said he had “no axe to grind, nor scalpel to sharpen.” The meeting voted to form the Stony Stratford Chamber of Trade.

With the establishment of Milton Keynes new city the Newport Pagnell, Bletchley, Wolverton and Stony Stratford Chambers of Trade amalgamated into one body. It was soon apparent that their aims were to an extent at variance and so it was disbanded.

However the business men and women of Stony Stratford realised that in order to keep the economic base of the town viable and to unite the town’s business community as well as manage the Christmas lights, there was still a need for a business organisation. So in 1981 the Stony Stratford Business Association held its inaugural meeting.
The Old George, Stony Stratford
The Association is a voluntary body operated by a committee of representatives from all areas of business within the town. A copy of our constitution can be downloaded here.

The committee meets to discuss and take action on promotions, lobbying, representation, reports on finance, membership and marketing. New members of the committee are always welcome.

The Association encourages 100% occupation of commercial and retail space in the town and is happy to carry information about vacant premises on its property page.