The Argyle Street Business Collective came into being in mid 2017.
A group of local Hoteliers attended a Camden Liquor Accord meeting in which a discussion centred around how an earlier Camden event involving road closures had produced issues and adversely impacted our Argyle Street located businesses.
It was suggested by Martin Sinclair (Royal Hotel licensee) that we should actively do something to something to improve the situation.
This prompted us to request a meeting with the Camden Council Executive to discuss if it was possible to develop a closer working relationship with Camden Council. This meeting proved to be extremely constructive.
It was suggested that if we formally established a community action group, the council would be more than happy to liaise with us on future events.
The Argyle Street Business Collective was born.
This relationship has rapidly evolved and now involves the Collective consulting with Camden Council on a variety of issues such as:
- The establishment of and delivery of the annual Camden Jacaranda Festival
- Consultation with Council on the development of a more favourable “On Street Dining Policy” for local businesses
- The development of new events to both celebrate our area and attract tourists
- The promotion of the region as an attractive day trip destination
- The design of new initiatives to help to make our area more appealing for local residents and tourists alike to spend time and money in our community
The Collective is a collaboration of like minded local business people motivated to help both local Camden businesses and the local Camden community to develop and prosper.
If you’re a like minded local business person, why not get in touch with us and get involved?