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Nailsworth Remembrance Lighting

31 October 2018 at 10:46

Nailsworth Remembrance LightingWe've recently helped Nailsworth's residents to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. The town’s clocktower and a nearby tree have been draped with poppies voluntarily knitted by the town’s residents.

Local Firefighters took on the intricate task of putting up the poppies on Sunday, to the gratitude of Bob Warner and Jane Luff of the Daisy Jane clothing shop. Chinnicks then lit the clocktower and trees with a lovely shade of red.

The idea for a knitted poppy display came last year from Tony Evans, the town crier for Nailsworth, and his wife Jenny.

They enlisted the help of Margaret Marshall, who runs Nailsworth Knitters, a small group that meets monthly. 
They put a call out on the Facebook group Nailsworth Chat & Information in about April 2017 and the response was overwhelming.
Members of the public were able to use a template pattern to help make the poppies, which are mostly made of red wool and black buttons, but knitters have also provided green woollen leaves. 
This year's display uses some of the poppies from last year's.
They had been stored by the fire service.

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New Sign

02 May 2018 at 17:17

We now have our lovely new shiny sign above our new premises, you can't miss us now!


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We Have Moved!

02 February 2018 at 13:55

CTSAfter decades at the same address, Chinnick Theatre Services have moved premises to a newer unit on the same estate. We now reside at Unit G2 which is a mere stones-throw away. As before, you should be able to see us as you enter the estate but we are now to your right. 

All enquiries can be dealt with in the office which you can access through the front door and the shop. 

All hire collections/returns must be received at our side door down the alleyway, or if your hire is a particularly large one, we have roller shutter doors at the back of the unit where you can pick up any staging etc. 

Currently we are waiting on our new signs to be made, so please look towards the archway of Prospect House to find us. 

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Community pulls together to decorate Nailsworth War Memorial Clock with 7,000 poppies

27 October 2017 at 11:53

Nailsworth ClockChinnick Theatre Services has been involved with a community project in Nailsworth where we provided the lighting for the Clock Tower.

A cascade of poppies will adorn Nailsworth’s Clock Tower for this year’s Remembrance Day, after the knitters of the town, and beyond, created over 7,000 poppies.

Nailsworth’s Town Crier, Tony Evans and his wife Jenny wanted to make this year’s Remembrance extra special, particularly with the ongoing commemorations of the centenary of World War One, and create a ‘waterfall’ of poppies on the town centre clock.

So he enlisted the help of Margaret Marshall who runs Nailsworth Knitters, a small group which meets monthly at the Arkell Centre in Forest Green.

“We made a start,” explained Margaret. “But we realised just how many we would need and that we really did need some help.”

So they put the call out on Facebook, and the response was quite simply overwhelming.

Over the last year, knitters from as far away as Scotland have responded to the Nailsworth call for poppies.

“We appealed for red wool and black buttons, and they were delivered to the Town Information Centre which acted as a drop off point,” said Margaret.

Nailsworth groups have also got involved, with the town’s Rainbows group creating felted poppies.

A few blue cornflowers have been included, representing the French flower of remembrance, and a gift from Nailsworth’s twin town Leves.

The hand-knitted and crocheted poppies have been delivered to Jane Luff, at Daisy Jane shop, to be assembled into the cascades.

“It’s gone a bit bonkers,” said Jane.

“I’ve had 5,000 poppies handed to me, bag after bag.”

She’s been attaching them to garden netting, ready to assemble into 25 metres of cascading poppies from the town’s clock tower.

“It will be a sea of red,” she said.

“We are also going to decorate the tree and surrounding area with poppies.

“They have been made by people in Nailsworth, but also Stonehouse, Stroud and Minchinhampton, and as far as Yorkshire. Families have got involved,” said Jane, who has been spending her evenings attaching the poppies and assembling the cascade.

“Everyone has really embraced this idea and wanted to get involved. Margaret put out the call, and it seems people have really taken it to heart.

“It really has been a lovely response, it’s been fabulous. Ladies of all ages have got involved, with ladies in their 90s making some of the poppies.

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Safecontractor Press Release

03 December 2014 at 11:08

safecontractorTop Safety Accreditation for Chinnick Theatre Services

Local business Chinnick Theatre Services has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Employing four people, CTS is principally involved in the Entertainment sector, specialising in theatre services and AV. CTS’s most recent clients have included The Bacon Theatre, Malmsbury United Church and The charles Grace Theatre. 

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."

"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that CTS has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

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08 May 2013 at 13:49

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Exor Press Release

22 April 2013 at 11:10

Top compliance accreditation for Chinnick Theatre Services.

Exor LogoChinnick Theatre Services is pleased to announce that they have successfully achieved exor accreditation, demonstrating their ability to meet the rigorous pre-qualification requirements within the private and public sectors.

The Stroud based firm recently received accreditation from exor, whose standards are recognised as being amongst the highest in their industry. Gwyn Williams of CTS said, "Achieving the Gold Award from Exor for the third year running proves to me that our standards and working practices are consistently high. Our customers benefit from the knowledge that CTS offers a quality service with an accreditation to suit."

Established in 1997 to supply an efficient, outsourced supply chain service, exor understands that the management of risk is a central issue in the procuring of goods and services, adopting a thorough and robust approach to independently check and validate supplier information. Only suppliers and contractors that can attain and maintain these high standards will gain admission to the approved exor supplier database.

John Kinge, Technical Director of exor said, “Organisations need to be able to ensure that their supply partners are reliable, financially stable and compliant with all relevant legislation. A third party accreditation scheme can be an efficient way in which to manage complex compliance issues such as these.

With robust supplier management in place, the company at the top of the supply chain will have the confidence they need to outsource vital services, which removes the hassle of verification and gives piece of mind that they are adhering to regulation and industry best practice.”

Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, viability and compliance with legal requirements and current codes of practice is presented.

The exor accreditation scheme assesses, reviews and audits suppliers’ procedures and documentation; suppliers can then be included on a database which demonstrates they have met the highest standards in the market place in procurement risk management. 

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