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Limited spaces available for stall holders, contact Emily Godfrey on 07880 975432 or email@example.com to secure your table for this Christmas Gift Fair on Saturday 15 November from 2 - 6pm.
The allotment AGM is being held in Bluntisham Village Hall on Saturday 27 September from 10am. All allotment holders to attend to sign new tenancy agreement and pay the next years subs.
Bluntisham Parish Council are pleased to support the Christmas Gift Fair to be held in Bluntisham Village Hall on Saturday 15th November from 2-4pm. Plenty of stalls selling all types of Christmas Crafts will be there along with Father Christmas and refreshments.
For more details on the event or to book a table to sell at the event please contact the clerk - Tracey Davidson on 01487 740230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Royal British Legion have received reports from two supporters of bogus door-to-door fundraising activity in the Greater London area under the guise of The Legion. This brief is to inform you of the details of the fraudulent activity and to clarify the nature of our genuine door-to-door activity.
The Bogus Activity:
The 'fundraisers' seem to work in a team of four or five and to be a 'professional' outfit. The fundraisers claim to be Afghan veterans who are raising funds for the RBL by selling households goods. They have a form of fake ID. As suggested they work quite professionally and have compelling scripts and asks.
For example: One man explained how he had Served and was looking to enter 'Civvy Street' and was receiving help from both The Legion and SSAFA. They also claimed to be in contact with a subsidiary of SSAFA called 'Holding Hands' (SSAFA have confirmed to a supporter that they have no knowledge of 'Holding Hands' and we know they are also concerned about fraudulent fundraisers). They claimed they had travelled down from Cleveland and that the RBL had funded this travel - although they had to pay their own accommodation. They would accept cash or cheques. A supporter 'purchased' 10 items of household goods that he was 'charged' for £119.
The Royal British Legion does not accept cash or cheques on the door step outside the Poppy Appeal. The supporter in this instance was advised to cancel the cheque and report the activity to his local police. If anyone suspects that such fundraisers are fraudulent they should contact their local police.
Our Door-to-Door Activity:
We are currently undertaking genuine door-to-door activity. Our door-to-door fundraisers will never ask for cash/cheques, and our campaigns are designed to provide the Legion with much needed year-round income by obtaining direct debit donations or weekly Poppy Lottery subscriptions.
Our door-to-door fundraisers will:
· Wear a tabard with The Royal British Legion corporate logo
· Display an 'Appco Group Support' or 'Magnum' identification badge with their name, photo and employee number.
· Carry up-to-date Royal British Legion literature, including information booklets, 'Thank you for Listening' cards and numbered direct debit forms.
· Will supply "What happens next cards" to supporters who agree to a regular gift.
These fundraisers are not to be confused with volunteer Poppy Appeal Collectors. Poppy Appeal Collectors will operate between mid October and mid November and during this period there will not be any door-to-door fundraisers seeking Direct Debit sign ups
Bryan Jones MBE(RAF)
County Secretary Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire
Direct: 01354 697815
Mobile: 07990 827 390
Bluntisham Parish Council are seeking new Councillors to help us to carry on our good work within the Village. Together we can make a definite difference to our community.
If you are interested in becoming involved then please feel free to attend a couple of meetings which are held on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm at the Village Hall to see how we work. We would then ask you to send in a letter together with a CV so that we can set up an informal meeting with the Councillors. Alternatively if you would like an informal chat about what is involved then contact the Parish Clerk.
We are looking for a new councillor to join the Parish Council. If you are interested in the village and would like to be involved in helping to shape its future, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01487 741361 for details. Closing date for applications is 31 Janauary 2012.
Are you able to help keep Bluntisham clean and tidy - building on the success of the litter pick held in Spring we are organising another clean-up - this time on the 8 October. All equipment is provided (high-visibility vest, litter picker and rubbish bags) - all you need to bring is strong footwear, waterproofs and yourselves! Meet at the Village Hall at 9.00 for a quick briefing and to collect your equipment - see you there!
The Parish Council has now taken on the management of the Parish Council section of Bluntisham.com, and you can now find details of who your councillors are, and a full list of Council meeting dates for 2011, together with the minutes of those already past.
We shall be adding other content as our familiarity with the site grows.