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The church bulletin

The church bulletin for 30~31st Jan is now live on the website.

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Applied Poultry Group Notice

Applied Poultry have created a Facebook group to keep residents up to date with any key events and dates at Cleat Hill Poultry Farm:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/997696126918937/
New members can be added once a request has been sent.

Any concerns can be reported via telephone, during normal office hours only; relevant contact numbers are listed below:

imageAlternatively, you can email contact@appliedgroup.org.uk

Any complaints such as odour complaints are best recorded directly via the environment agency hotline number. Any complaints Applied receive directly are reported to them, and likewise the agency forward any complaints they receive directly, to Applied.

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Best kept village 2016

Dear Haunton residents,

Our intention to enter this year’s ‘Best Kept Village’ (BKV) competition must be submitted by Monday 22 February 2016, followed by our formal entry, by Monday 28 March 2016.
Last year’s event provided an opportunity for our community to come together and showcase our village, by placing BKV signage and posters throughout the village, as well as decorative planting at both ends of our village. The event was further supported by well-presented gardens, paths, phone box and bus shelters. The judges were impressed with our efforts and we were awarded as ‘highly commended’ and received a plaque, which will be added to the village green BKV post.
If no objections are raised (by Haunton residents) to us entering this year’s competition, I shall notify the parish council by Monday 15 February, allowing suitable time to address any concerns raised and to process our submission.
I shall then ensure that the necessary paperwork is submitted to the Parish Council, formally entering Haunton, and request the Parish Council cover the cost of the entry fee, ahead of the 28 March entry cut-off date.
Should anyone be interested in coordinating this year’s event, please let me know so I can arrange for any correspondence and share the competition guidelines.

Kind regards,
Douglas Clarke
Parish Councillor

Email: Douglasaclarke@Hotmail.co.uk

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Keeping you safe… Bogus Official Warning

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Dear Watch Member,
The warning comes after a man from a roofing company visited an elderly gentleman claiming his roof tiles needed replacing. The man has been paid to carry out the work but returned a few days later claiming more work needed to be done and the man has again been paid.
Residents are asked to remain vigilant at all times and to follow the below advice:
*Never trust anyone calling at the door without a prior appointment. Should you receive such a call leave the door locked. The caller will hear you through the door when you ask them who they are. If they state they are from a utilities company ask for your account number, they should have this, if not, do not let them in and tell them to leave, and that you are calling the Police.
*Always ask for ID, and check it.
*Do not allow anyone to carry work out on your home, or sell you anything when they cold call at the door. If you do require work to be done, INSTIGATE IT YOURSELF, by phoning three companies asking for like for like quotes. Then decide.
*Do not keep large amounts of cash in your home, you may think that you have the perfect hiding place, but these criminals will find it.
*Please remember there is no such company as the Water Board, Gas Board or Electric Board. These words are only used by offenders.
*Always report any suspicious behaviour to the police, if you think it is suspicious, it probably is.
*Keep your doors locked even when you are home.
Residents should also follow the stop, chain and check rule when people call at the door:
*STOP – If you are not expecting anybody and they don’t have an appointment – don’t let them in
*CHAIN – Use your door chain or bar before opening the door
*CHECK – Ask to see ID and double check this.
People can also use the Nominate a Neighbour (NAN) scheme which diverts cold callers to a nei
If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: ronnie.turner@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk
Regards,
Ronnie Turner
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: ronnie.turner@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk