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Xmas Tree Festival - All Saints Church

Xmas Tree Festival - All Saints Church

The church community have decided that, this year, we are going to host a Christmas Tree festival for the first time here at All Saints Church Heath; and we are writing to you to ask if you would like to be involved and display a Christmas tree.

There is no charge to participate; you will just need to provide your own Christmas tree and decorations; and put it up before the event, and remove them the day after the event. More »

The aim is to invite and involve local organisations and businesses, and to experience a sense of community at this special time of year. This year we are also intending to support two charities; Bluebell Wood children's hospice and Helen's Trust.

As I have already mentioned, there will not be any charge to display a Christmas tree. However, any donations that are left by visitors will be split equally and sent to the two charities.

The Christmas Tree festival will run for five days starting on Thursday 28 November and ending on Monday 2 December. The church will be open from 11am until 6pm on each of the five days and there will be members of the church and the local community on site during the period when the church is open for visitors.

It is a good opportunity to raise awareness of your business or organisation and we will be happy to prepare a laminated sign with the name of your organisation to stand in front of your tree. So that we are able to get things organised, it would be helpful if you could let me know of your interest no later than 26 October.

Once you have contacted me I can send out additional information, and a form for you to complete with more details. We only have a small church and space is limited, so space will be allocated on a first come-first served basis. I look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in being involved or if you would like more information or clarification. Please don't hesitate to contact me.

My contact details are: Mark Szadura m.szadura@btopenworld.com » Less

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:40 by pauloxo

Landlords Taxi Drivers and Train Users Urged To Look For Vulnerable People Who Could Be Involved In County Lines

Landlords Taxi Drivers and Train Users Urged To Look For Vulnerable People Who Could Be Involved In County Lines

Landlords, taxi drivers and train users are being urged to look for vulnerable people who could be involved with a 'County Lines' drugs gang.

County Lines is a term used to describe gangs and criminal networks involved in the supply of drugs in an area separate to where the ringleaders come from.

The gangs typically exploit vulnerable adults and children and use a dedicated phone line to contact users and deal drugs. They will often use coercion, intimidation, violence and weapons. More »

Drug dealers often take over the home of a vulnerable person to run the drug line from - this is known as cuckooing.

Officers are visiting landlords, letting agents and taxi firms to talk about how they can look for vulnerable victims and they are working with British Transport Police to display posters at train stations and on trains.

They are also visiting schools and children's' homes to talk to staff and youngsters about the issue.

Detective Inspector Matt Croome, who is part of the force's dedicated County Lines Disruption Team, said: "These gangs recruit vulnerable people and send them, often with a package of drugs, to deal elsewhere in the country. They are using the rail network and unknowing taxi firms to transport these people and we want raise awareness of this.

"We are also speaking to landlords as they may find their properties used in cuckooing, or discover vulnerable young people staying at a house which they were not aware of.

"If you suspect something, please call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You could help safeguard someone too vulnerable to help themselves."

Taxi drivers are being urged to look for these signs:

Is your passenger a child, sometimes as young as 12, and travelling alone?

Are they travelling during school hours, or unusual hours for a youngster to be away from home, such as early morning or very late at night?

Are they unfamiliar with the local area or do they have an accent which is not local?

Are they travelling a long distance?

Are they paying for these journeys in cash?

Landlords are encouraged to look for these signs:
Does your tenant appear to be rich but they want to rent an inexpensive property?

Are they unable to provide landlord or employment references?

Do they prefer to pay rent in cash without good reason?

Do they stop you from inspecting your property when given reasonable notice?

Train drivers and those who regularly travel by train are urged to look for these signs:
Have you seen a child, sometimes as young as 12, on the train alone?

Are they travelling long distances?

Are they travelling during school hours, or unusual hours for a youngster to be away from home, such as early morning or very late at night?

Do they travel on the same route on a regular basis, like once or twice a week?

Are they receiving an excessive number of texts or phone calls?

Are they with someone older who is buying their tickets or giving them money for tickets?

Are they deliberately avoiding authority figures, such as police officers or railway staff?

If you suspect someone is involved in County Lines, or a property has been cuckooed, contact us or Crimestoppers. » Less

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:28 by pauloxo

Warning - Unsafe Equipment

Warning - Unsafe Equipment

***FINAL UPDATE***

This equipment has now been removed and the ground made safe (click here for an image)

***UPDATE***

This piece of equipment has been scheduled for removal on 11th October

Senior Multi Unit Do not Use

LOCATION: CLICK HERE

Fern Close Play Area – 10th October 2019

Following an independent playground inspection, the Parish Council have taken the decision to remove this item of play equipment. More »

The equipment has deteriorated over a period of time, with the inspector reporting severe corrosion.

Signage will be placed out on site advising residents of this decision and apologising for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Parish Council will take steps to replace the piece of equipment as quickly as possible.

In you have any queries, please contact the Parish office. » Less

Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:20 by pauloxo