We had a pudding night and talk at the Village Hall to raise money for the Community Council. Lots of pudding and cheese was eaten! Over 70 people attended. We had a Bar and a Raffle with gifts donated. Well over £700 pounds was raised, which will go to support the Events that the Community Council does to bring the Village together: Such as The Magazine, The Cinema, Autumn Lunch and not forgetting Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve!
Thank you everyone who came along and gave generously, and especially those who made the puddings!
The Puddings and Cheese!
- 2nd Quiz Night
- 11th Worship for All (with pancakes!)
- 16th Third Friday Inn
- 18th Snowdrops, soup and sweets at Elm Farm 11am-3pm
- 10th Men’s Breakfast
- 17th Ladies that Brunch
for further details see the Community Council Magazine
Don’t forget the Roadworks on The Street – A1120 22-26 January 2018 – this is for Electrical Works to new buildings in Stonham Aspal.
The following message is being sent on behalf of Suffolk Trading Standards
We have had a number of reports this week, and we would ask that you make all friends, family and neighbours aware:
We’ve had a report of an individual going door-to-door attempting to sell a “spare” mattress in the Sudbury area.
We have had a report that “Nottingham Knockers” were in the Holbrook area. These individuals knock at doors and claim to be ex-convicts attempting to mend their ways, before trying to sell the householder everyday household products at very high prices. These Nottingham Knockers work in groups across the country but they are not involved in any officially recognised offender rehabilitation programme and many do not possess Pedlar’s Certificates, which are issued by police and are necessary for salespeople to be legally allowed to sell door-to-door.
The rogue fish sellers are back! We’ve had a report that they were going door to door in Rougham, Bury St Edmunds. These traders travel nationally, cold calling consumers’ homes selling the fish. This is often misdescribed, mislabelled or unlabelled, overpriced and sometimes underweight. They are targeting vulnerable consumers and using high pressure sales techniques. They usually use Transit-style vans which are not refrigerated.
Trading Standards always advise residents to refrain from buying at the doorstep and not to buckle to pressure from salespeople offering supposedly one-off ‘buy it now’ low prices.
Additionally, a Suffolk care provider has been targeted by a fake bailiff. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a bailiff working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. Read more here: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/cold-calls-from-bogus-bailiffs-nov17
Please report all scams and rogues to Suffolk Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.