Henley-in-Arden
6th April 2006
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Local Explorers to set off for the North Pole

Two local guys Darren Ariss from Claverdon and Tommy Dalman from Henley are entered into the Polar Challenge. This is a race from Resolution Bay in Canada to the North Pole a distance of 400 miles pulling sledges through arguably the most hostile environment in the world. Our picture right shows Darren and Tommy training on the Edstone Estate.

Before departing Darren sent Henley NEWS on-line an email.

Just a quick e mail to inform you that 'Team Claverdon Lions' departs for the Arctic on Tuesday, 4th April. The race will start around the 12th April.

The media and PR team at polar challenge will be sending Henley NEWS on-line regular updates from the ice cap.

Our web site at www.clavlions.co.uk and the official web site at www.polar-challenge.com will be updated with regular team news, video footage etc. Please log on whenever you can, there will be some really good stuff on there. If you require any information whilst we are out there please contact the polar challenge office in Cirencester. Jenny or Sarah Tel - 01285 640423 email - jenny@venture-challenge.com or sarah@venture-challenge.com

Finally thank you for supporting Claverdon Lions on this challenge. We will speak to you upon our return, with many experiences to report.

Darren Ariss


Heritage Centre Preview Postponed

Regrettably Henley-in-Arden Heritage Centre Residents Day on Saturday 8th April has been cancelled due to illness.

Our sincere apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience caused. The centre will, of course,  be glad to welcome you all when the 2006 season begins on Easter Monday, 17th April, at 2.30pm.

For further information please contact the Heritage Centre on:

01564 795919

or visit:

www.heritagehenley.org.uk


Cash stolen after woman buys batteries at door

An elderly woman had her purse and £150 cash stolen after buying batteries from a door to door salesman in School Close, Great Alne, on Monday (March 27). The 86-year-old woman agreed to buy the batteries from the man, who was selling goods from a holdall, and when she went inside to get her money he followed her. The man returned to the bungalow a little while later saying that he had lost his ID card so the woman allowed him into the lounge to look. She left him alone to answer the door to another man and the first man walked past her and left the bungalow.

The two men walked off down the road together and the woman later found that her purse, cash and cards were missing from a table in the lounge. Police remind householders to always use the following Doorstep Code for uninvited callers and stress the importance of not letting strangers into the home.

The code recommends:

  • Always put the security chain on the door before opening it.
  • Ask the caller who they are and where they are from.
  • Ask to see some form of identification - take the card from them and examine it.
  • Check with the company who they claim to be from, using a telephone number out of the telephone directory, not the number on the card, as this could be answered by an accomplice.
  • If you have any doubts tell the caller you want to make an appointment for them to call back at a more convenient time - when you will be able to have a friend or relative with you.
  • Genuine callers will understand and will be happy to comply with these arrangements.

Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in School Close, Great Alne, on Monday is asked to call Alcester police station 01926 415000.

Theft after woman is followed home to Alcester

An Alcester woman was forced to hand over her rucksack after thieves followed her home from Birmingham in the early hours of Monday morning (April 3). The woman was overtaken by a dark red car, possibly a Ford Mondeo or Vauxhall Cavalier with three or four occupants, somewhere in the vicinity of the Maypole roundabout on the outskirts of Birmingham.

The car stopped in front of the woman's car and the occupants opened her door but she managed to drive off.

The offenders followed the woman to Alcester and as she pulled onto a drive in Heron Close they opened the passenger door and demanded her bag then drove off. The black nylon rucksack contained dancing shoes, cosmetics, a mobile phone and keys. The woman was shocked but not physically injured.

Ice cream van loses its chimes

A chime system was stolen from an ice cream van parked behind a High Street property in Henley in Arden some time between 15.00hrs on Sunday March 26 and 11.00hrs on Wednesday (March 29). Offenders removed cowling and cut the wires to the system to remove it from the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the offence should call Warwickshire Police on 01926 415000.


Violent Veg spotted in Henley-in-Arden 

When you are next walking along the High Street, you may want to take care as new inhabitants have taken up residence. Prior to moving into the 17th century building they were warned of the lady in white, no surprise really as they are now working above the bridal shop. Known collectively as “Violent Veg” they comprise of a family of Couch-Potatoes, The Conference Pears, Eddie The Half-Baked Potato and not forgetting the Alley Carrots and the Blind Date to name but a few.

Since taking up residence, the various characters have set about spreading themselves far and wide, with greeting cards in Clinton stores throughout the UK, books and calendars coming from Penguin in July and even as far away as the USA they are getting bitten by the Violent Veg bug, with a book being published by Barnes and Noble, add to this their forthcoming escapades in Australia on cards, calendars and posters.

The team behind Violent Veg are happy to carry on plundering Westmacotts the local greengrocers for the basic ingredients of their photo-diorama cartoons, which all feature real fruit and veg. More can be found out about the world of Violent Veg at www.violentveg.com


Green Belt and Development around Henley

The purpose of Green Belt policy is 'to control development' in the countryside to ensure the character, diversity and heritage are not harmed. Particular aims are to check the unrestricted sprawl of large built up areas and prevent neighbouring towns from merging. Whilst the recent planning application by Johnson's Coaches would not inflict those dangers upon the area the Planning Officers of the District Council recommended refusal because the creation of the extra vehicle parking needed was within the Green Belt and upon one time agricultural land. However the policy, or guidelines, cite exceptions such as; outdoor recreation and leisure schemes, affordable housing, adaption of redundant agricultural buildings and for other uses appropriate to a rural area. Known as 'special circumstances'. Preserving rural employment can be invoked as a special circumstance.

The recent planning application by Johnson's was to extend into an adjacent field, which was classed as agricultural land,. but had not been cultivated for some years. The extra parking is for own use as well as customer needs and with sensitive screening would hardly be visible except from a helicopter. As a business Johnson's have been in Henley for nearly 100 years and contribute a lot to the employment and economic well-being of the community. With this in mind and the fact the town has lost about 500 jobs in recent years the Joint Parish Council looked upon the planning application as a special case and it be granted.

Despite the recommendation for refusal at 2 Planning Committees the Parish Council supported John and Peter Johnson in addressing the District Councillors responsible for deciding whether or not to agree the application. It is pleasing report not one District Councillor voted against the extra parking on the site. Because of procedural demands the application has to be referred to the Office of The Deputy Prime Minister for approval but optimism is that should be routine in agreeing to it.

George Atkinson - Parish & County Councillor


ATAC Fashion Show report

Action Taken Against Cancer (ATAC) are pleased to report that the Ladies Luncheon with Fashion Show at the Falcon Hotel, Stratford upon Avon on 28th March was a huge success. The event was organised by Carol Allen, sponsored by Avon Estate Ltd of Stratford upon Avon, Allens Caravans Ltd of Wootton Wawen and The Falcon Hotel.  ATAC press on with fund raising for a digital mammogram machine for Warwick Hospital Cancer Breast Care Unit.  This event was over subscribed with 122 ladies present.   

Wonderful support was received from local businesses and friends of Carol who provided a superb array of raffle prizes.  Justina of Wellesbourne and Domino of Stratford upon Avon  presented and sponsored the Fashion Show with beautiful and elegant fashions. The event raised over £2,500 with the ATAC fund now standing at £43,500 in total with a long way still to go to achieve the £300,000 target for this machine.


Rotary Club continues its support for local Children

Henley in Arden Rotary Club continue to support the Life Education Programme by making it possible for the Life Education caravan to visit the following schools in the Henley in Arden area: Claverdon Primary School, Wootton Wawen Primary School, Henley in Arden Primary School, Beaudesert St Marys RC School and Tanworth in Arden Primary School.

These caravans are extremely well equipped and have a very experienced presenter who demonstrates to children in a manner which is easily appreciated and understood by them the benefits of making healthy life choices particularly with regard to the effects and risks associated with the use of drugs, including alcohol and tobacco. The children are also made aware at an early age of the dangers of solvent abuse and in addition are shown the importance of healthy eating.

The Life Education programme works with and supports parents, carers, teachers and others in the community in communicating healthy lifestyle messages and Henley in Arden Rotary Club are proud to be associated with it.


Easter cycle training courses in Stratford

Warwickshire County Council’s Road Safety team is offering children the opportunity to learn some valuable cycling skills over the Easter holiday.

A Cycling Awareness course will run on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 April inclusive, from 1.15pm to 4.15pm. This 2-day course, for children aged 9 years and over (in Y5 or above), is conducted on the road and includes a test. Cost is £20 per pupil.

For younger/new cyclists, a Cycle Skills course is available. This 2-day course also takes place on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 April from 11.15am to 12.45pm and is available to children aged seven and over and costs £12.50 per pupil. Pupils successfully completing the course will receive a certificate.

Both courses take place at Stratford High School in Stratford upon Avon. For further information or to book a place contact Mary Holiday on 01926 412776.

Stan Milewski, Senior Road Safety Officer, says: “Cycling is a fun, healthy activity. With training children can improve their biking skills, learn road rules and observation skills essential for helping them to keep safe.”

For more information on road safety in Warwickshire visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/roadsafety


OFT investigating Supermarkets

If you share the growing concern over the increasing monopoly of the the four large supermarkets and their impact on small retailers, farmers and the environment, you may wish to make your views known, during the very limited consultation period - only about 2 weeks left. We all have a choice as to the impact we make on the world and whether we encourage or discourage certain corporate behaviour, merely based on convenience.

One third of all fruit and veg is thrown away by UK farmers as it fails to meet supermarket's specifications. The small town of Bicester has 11 (Eleven) Tesco stores.

Last week the Office of Fair Trading proposed a new Competition Commission investigation into the big four supermarkets.
http://www.oft.gov.uk/News/Press+releases/2006/49-06.htm

This proposal is a direct response to a demand from Friends of the Earth, the Association of Convenience Stores, the National Federation of Women's Institutes and FARM which was supported by Tescopoly and many other organisations. Over a year ago, there was a call for a new supermarkets inquiry, the OFT said No in August last year. However, it was forced to reconsider after a legal challenge by the ACS which was backed by Friends of the Earth.

Several of the key points that the campaigners put to the OFT have now been included in their report for consideration by the Competition Commission. For example, they now recognise that there are problems with the planning system including the huge land bank of sites that supermarkets have accumulated, and the big supermarkets ability to muscle their way to planning approval. The OFT has finally admitted that dominance of the food market by just four companies may not be a good thing for consumers as it could reduce consumer choice. And they have agreed that local dominance can be a problem - in some places
there really is little choice of where to shop because Tesco controls 45% of the market.

However it is not all good news. The OFT has failed to include the crucial issue of the supermarkets trading terms with farmers - but it is known that things haven't got better for our farmers and many are still threatened with going out of business. Failing to address supplier relations also means that the negative impacts of supermarket buying power will continue to threaten labour standards for workers and farmers along international supply chains. The OFT also failed to look at the supermarkets increasing share of non-food goods which is posing a new threat to our high streets. There is also an implication in the planning section that the restriction of out-of-town development is a barrier to new stores and so restricts competition.

The OFT is holding a short 4 week consultation on its proposal to refer these issues to the Competition Commission. A new supermarkets inquiry gives the best opportunity to get Government action to curb supermarket power. The big supermarkets will by trying hard to change the OFT's decision or at least to narrow the terms of the inquiry so its really important that the OFT gets the message loud and clear that communities want this investigation to go ahead.

Email the OFT telling them that you support their proposal to refer the market for the supply of groceries by retailers in the UK to the Competition Commission for a market investigation.

Campaigners could also add some of the following points:
  • Welcome the inclusion of planning issues in the investigation - supermarkets are able to add significantly to their local and national market share by building new stores - and suggest that the Competition Commission must look at whether planning policies at national, regional and local level are strong enough to allow communities to say "no" to new supermarkets to provide a level playing field for small retailers.
  • The restriction on out-of-town development is not a barrier to smaller independent retailers which are less likely to want to develop on these kinds of sites. But the current national policy (in PPS6) which favours large format stores on the edge-of-towns is because it directly favours the big supermarkets.
  • Stress that consumer choice is provided by having diverse retailing i.e. its about having local shops to shop at not just a choice between the big four supermarkets.
  • Ask them to include the impact on farmers of supermarket's buyer power - this issue has not been adequately addressed and farmers continue to go out of business.
  • And if you have time to personalise your message please add your own concerns about the dominance of the big supermarkets, you could also include:
  • local examples of big supermarkets using their powerful position to change local plans in their favour or gain planning permission for a new store in the face of local opposition.
  • examples of campaigns or actions you have taken in your local area in response to supermarket expansion. This could help illustrate to the OFT the level of public active discontent.
  • examples of independent high street shops closing when a new supermarket opened to provide evidence that supermarket dominance is reducing consumer choice of where to shop.

Send your response to:
chris.jenkins@oft.gsi.gov.uk or marie-louise.coster@oft.gsi.gov.uk

or write to:

Supermarkets Team
Markets and Policy Initiatives Division 4
Office of Fair Trading
Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square
London
EC4Y 8JX


Driving home greener motoring message

Road traffic in the UK grew by 73 per cent between 1980 and 2002 (making the UK the most traffic-congested country in Europe), and with the majority of this growth car-based, and continuing to increase at up to two per cent a year, Warwickshire County Council is urging drivers to think twice before making journeys.

In rural Warwickshire journey distance and car dependence levels are higher than urban centres and walk times to bus stops and bus availability are both lower than the national average. Trip distances are 36 per cent longer and car ownership is higher with 90 per cent of households in rural areas now owning at least one car compared with 77 per cent in small urban areas.

Cllr Martin Heatley, Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Environmental Services, said: ``Transport in rural areas is a careful balancing act with it providing economic and social benefits in terms of extended opportunities and higher levels of accessibility, but often at an environmental cost.”

Warwickshire County Council Sustainable Travel Officer Karen Martin explained further: “Health issues are also a factor, drivers are exposed to higher level of pollutants than walkers or cyclists due to the ventilation in cars, as this draws in the air at ground level, which is where there is more pollution.”

If environmental and health issues were not enough then consider the price of petrol. Being fuel-efficient can provide financial benefits too. So it makes sense to cut car use and save on fuel bills or maximise mileage from a tank of petrol. Here are some top tips to help achieve fuel efficiency:

Firstly ask ‘do you need to make the journey by car?’

It is the shortest journeys that are the most damaging to the environment and health.
    - Your first kilometre produces 60 per cent more fumes than when the engine is warmed up.
    - Catalytic converters are only effective for journeys over 5 miles
    - 25 per cent of our car journeys are under 2 miles, which is a 30 minute walk at most.

Cllr Heatley added: ``Clearly looking at this information anyone going around the corner to buy a paper should try walking or cycling as both are alternatives that are cheap and healthy.’’

Driving to work with someone else will also save you money and some employers pay up to 5p per passenger per mile to encourage car sharing.

Choosing a more fuel efficient car could save a motorist up to £900 a year, compare data on miles per gallon between manufacturers at www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk. Money can also be saved on tax and insurance. There a number of electric and hybrid cars on the market with very low running costs. Or simply ensuring tyre pressure is correct, the car is regularly serviced, and you are not carrying unnecessary weight can all make dramatic fuel savings.

Rapid acceleration and heavy breaking can have an impact, for example driving at 85mph instead of 70 mph increases petrol consumption by 20-25 per cent.

Switching to diesel could mean doing 20 per cent more miles per gallon, making it more fuel efficient and producing less C02.

Converting to LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) could save more than £500 per year on fuel costs. More and more vehicles with LPG option are now available direct from the manufacturers.

For sustainable travel advice visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/travelwise


Henley Goes Greener

Hot water costs you money. Hot water down the drain is money down the drain. A hot water tap runs at about 2.5 pence per minute. Not a great deal of money you might say but it mounts up if you regularly run hot water straight down the drain.

Even used hot water down the drain is wasted money. If you can let water cool before throwing it away, your heating system has to work less hard so you save on fuel bills. A bath full of hot water if allowed to cool before pulling the plug saves you about 10 pence on heating bills.

A medium sized saucepan of boiling water saves a penny if allowed to cool so when draining vegetables etc, catch the hot water in a  bowl or another pan.

For more information about The Henley Goes Greener project, click here.

John Stott


Latest from the JPC

Pages about the Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Joint Parish Council are regularly updated on the Henley Gateway Website "This is Henley-in-Arden".

Look no further than www.henley-in-arden.org/jpc for the latest and most comprehensive information about the JPC.


Alerts from Trading Standards

Are You An Easter Bargain Hunter? Good advice for buyers and sellers. With Easter little over a week away, Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service is today launching some good advice for those who partake in one of the UK’s favourite weekend pastimes – car booting!Easter is traditionally a time that many car boot sales start up, as householders take on their spring cleaning clear outs. Car boot sales can be a great place to pick up a bargain – but consumers need to be vigilant to ensure they avoid being ripped of, or even hurt. Warwickshire’s Trading Standards have therefore put together some good advice for both buyers and sellers.If you are buying from a car boot sale be extra careful when buying used goods, especially toys and electrical products.
  1. Many old and damaged products find their way on to car boot sales. Some may have lost their instructions and warnings, designed to ensure their safe use, whilst wear and tear may also have affected their safety.
  2. Old electrical products might have old wiring and damaged plugs that could be a potential fire hazard, or could give you an electric shock.
  3. Broken toys can also pose a danger, revealing sharp edges and perhaps making it easier for children to access battery compartments. These toys may also come without their original instructions, making it more difficult to decide what age the toy is suitable for – toys with small part are not suitable for children under 3 as they may pose a choking hazard.
Remember, buying from a private seller is not like buying from a trader.
  1. If you buy goods from someone who is in business, you have rights against the seller if they (the goods) are not of satisfactory quality, fit for the purpose or correctly described. If there is a problem with the goods you can return them to resolve the problem.
  2. However, if you buy from a private seller, the only requirement is that the goods are described correctly, so ‘caveat emptor’ or ‘buyer beware’ very much applies.
  3. If you think the seller may be a trader ask for a written receipt with the contact details on so that you can contact him in the event of a problem.
 Watch Out For Fakes
  1. Unscrupulous traders may think that car boot sales are an ideal venue for disposing of counterfeit goods as it is less straightforward for them to be tracked down when goods are found to be fake.
  2. Fakes may not just be shoddy, but can be dangerous too. Counterfeit DVD’s are often of poor quality, some may even be blank! Computer software may not work properly and watch out too for fake alcohol. Spirits labeled ‘Russian Vodka’, may be little more than meths!

 And If You Are Selling If you sell at a car boot sale it is strongly recommended that you become familiar with the legal implications of doing so. If you are a ‘private seller’ your legal responsibilities and obligation are less than if you are a trader. It is therefore worth asking yourself – am I a private seller or a trader? Ask yourself whether the goods you are selling are your own personal property. If they are not and you are buying goods for the express purpose of selling them for a profit you are very likely to be considered a trader under the law.  Furthermore, if you attend car boot sales on a regular basis, even if it is only once every couple of months, you may be regarded as a trader. And if you employ anyone and/or sell the same type of goods from other venues, such as markets or from home, you are almost certainly a trader in the eyes of the law.  Private sellers 

Even if you are not considered to be a trader, if you describe goods you are selling and that description turns out to be inaccurate, you are required to give a refund, replacement or a partial refund to reflect the misdescription.

Traders If you believe that you are a trader, then you are required to comply with a number of laws including: Business Names Act, Consumer Protection Act, Trade Descriptions Act, Price Marking Order, Food Safety Act and Sale & Supply of Goods Act. This includes giving your customers their statutory consumer rights in full.   

Good practice for selling goods at a car boot sale 

Electrical Goods – we advise people not to buy or sell items like irons and electrical fires at car boot sales.  

Clothing – We recommend not selling nightwear as it may not meet the flammability requirements that traders are required to adhere to. Also be wary of selling clothes with other potential hazards, such as a child's coat with a hood-cord.  

Toys - If you sell toys always give them a good inspection to ensure there are no sharp edges or points, or small parts that can be pulled off and thereby constitute a choking hazard. Sell the toys with and inside the original packaging if you still have it, and with the instructions. 

Other Danger Areas - The following goods are all subject to their own safety standards when sold by traders and particular caution should therefore be applied when selling them: - prams and pushchairs, paraffin heaters, oil heaters, and nursery goods.

Simon Cripwell
Senior Information Officer
Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service


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HENLEY-in-ARDEN WI  Mr. George Hook is coming to tell us about “Mother of Pearl” at our meeting on Tuesday 4th April from 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.  Visitors welcome to see the various items made by his firm.

HENLEY & BEAUDESERT CIVIC SOCIETY meet on Thursday 6th April at 8.00pm at the Baptist Church Hall (please note) & the subject is‘Folk Lore of Warwickshire’  

HENLEY-in-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB  will meet on Tuesday 11th April in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm for ‘Transparency’ with Sara Horne. Competition:  ‘Sunshine & Showers’

PARISH CHURCH AGM will be on Wednesday  26th April  in St. John’s Church at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome to hear  what we have achieved and what we hope to do.  As usual there will be time for questions and comments.

HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY  meet in the Baptist Church Hall from 7.45pm on Tuesday 18th April to see slides of ‘Trinidad & Tobago’ with Rosemary Morris as our speaker.    Visitors welcome £1.00

HENLEY DRAMA SOCIETY proudly announce their hilarious production of ‘THE ODD COUPLE’ (The Female Version) A stage play by Neil Simon based on the movie starring Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau in the Memorial Hall from 12th to 15th April.  Tickets & more information:   www.hads.org.uk

NORMANDY MARKET organised by Beaudesert & Henley in Arden Joint Parish Council on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July.

PETTICOAT LANE SALE  in and around our Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane on Monday 1st May from 10.30 - 12.00 noon.   Home-made cakes, Plants, Bric-a-Brac, Refreshments & many other stalls.   All in aid of St. Basil’s Centre for Young Homeless in Birmingham & Church Funds .

Rotary Annual Charity Walk. Walk starts at 9am on Sunday 14th May, last entry leaves 1 pm. Distance 10 miles on the eastern side of Henley. Further details from Rotarian Alan James on 01564 778831.

Henley-in-Arden Evergreen Club. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane at 2.15 p.m. The Club has around 80 members and organises a varied programme together with various outings. If you are interested in joining, please contact Gordon Trinder.

HENLEY- in ARDEN BOWLS CLUB meets on Monday evenings from April to September at 6.30pm and plays until it is dark. The club is situated next to the Tennis Courts at the Sports and Social club ground on the A34 just outside Henley. The Club welcome new members, whether beginners or established players. For further information contact John Townson 01564 792407.

Garden Open Day - Sunday 18th June 2006 There has been a good response from people willing to include their garden in the above. We should like gardens in the town to be more fully represented - there must be many little gems hidden behind the High St. Contact Sue Bridgewater on 793633 or Marijana Bainbridge on 794987 if you would like to be involved.

There are still vacancies in some areas of Henley-in-Arden for NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Co-ordinator's. If you are aware that  you are not covered in your area or are willing to be a co-ordinator. Please contact Annette Walker on 792837
Business ClubTHE WARWICKSHIRE BUSINESS CLUB holds their monthly lunchtime meeting on third Thursday of each month from 11.30am to 2.15pm at the Henley Golf Club. There is a one hour networking session followed by a quality lunch and a informative speaker on a business topic. Full details are at www.swbc.co.uk

Rotary ClubTHE ROTARY CLUB of Henley-in-Arden meets at the Golf Club on Monday evenings at 7pm.

New members are always welcome. Please call: Robin Freeman on 01789 765411 or email robinf@ribi.org

The Henley-in-Arden Bridge Club plays Duplicate Bridge of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the the White Swan Hotel and usually find time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our play!!. Play commences at 7.15 promptly. There are normally 5 - 8 tables and the club does not issue master points.

For further information please contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993.

Events for future Tricia's Henley Diary Dates should be sent to Tricia Hammond by email or by post to 132 High St marked ‘Tricia’s Diary’. Please tell all your friends about Tricia's Diary.

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