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 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.
PUDDING NIGHT [to raise funds for the Community Council]
To be Held on Saturday 27th January at the Village Hall commencing 7pm.
A selection of 10 homemade puds will be on offer to sample.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Refreshments will be available to buy.
There will also be a slide presentation by our guest speaker titled “The A-Z of light hearted facts about cruising”.
There will also be a raffle. All monies raised are for the Community Council.
Price is £5 per person with children under 5 free.
Tickets to be purchased in advance and will be available at the Third Friday Inn, Church Coffee morning and Bingo.
Alternatively contact Tracy Hall on 07801553748, Helen Brookson on 01449 711610, Alison Snell 01449 711449 or Sue Turnbull on 01449 711250.
The Community Council organize the monthly magazine, Xmas sleigh and Autumn lunch: they need your support to continue their hard work. so Come and join in!