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Myths, Monsters and Magic

Carnival 2016 - Myths, Monsters & MagicIt's time to start thinking about this year's Carnival on 2nd July 2016 with the theme 'Myths, Monsters and Magic'.

An Appeal to all Local Businesses

The ever increasing foot print of the Carnival with visitors from Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Dunstable, Luton and Hemel Hempstead is an ideal vehicle for promoting your business. As an organising committee we can work with you to find the best means of advertising your businesses to the crowds who attend the Carnival if you give us a chance to do so.

How can you get involved?

Please consider one or more of the following, some of which may be tax deductible:

  • Advertise in the Carnival Programme and / or the arena – contact Pauline Glen
  • Donate a prize relating to your business to the Grand Draw
  • Donate an item relating to your business for the Silent Auction
  • Take part in the procession
  • Make a cash donation to the Carnival
  • Any other way you would like to be involved; let us know!

If you would like your business to be involved in the Carnival in any way please contact Gordon Gray via the carnival website - www.stmarysvillagecarnival.com.

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Timeshare Recovery Room Fraud

Recovery Room Fraud refers to a scam whereby fraudsters contact the victims of previous frauds, often by way of cold calling them, and claim to be able to recover previously lost funds. In July 2014 the Financial Services Authority (FSA) estimated that 30% of people who had lost money through Investment fraud would also fall victim to a Recovery Room fraud.

When Recovery Room fraudsters target victims of timeshare frauds they usually claim to be a legal professional or a representative of a government agency (normally within the country where the original timeshare property was based) in order to legitimise the scam. The fraudsters know personal details about the victim and their previous investment which gives them credibility. They claim that the advanced fees requested are for 'local taxes' or 'litigation costs' incurred during the recovery of the funds. It is suspected that the persons behind Recovery Room frauds are often the same people involved in the original scams even though these crimes may have occurred years earlier.

Initially, a small fee, typically in the region of £200-400, is requested by the fraudsters which they often claim is refundable as part of a 'no-win no-fee' basis. The fraudsters rely on the victims seeing this as a nominal fee compared to the amounts lost, which often run into the tens-of-thousands of pounds, and therefore worth paying if it facilitates the return of their money. Once paid, various excuses are made by the fraudsters to explain delays in the recovery of the funds. Subsequently, further larger amounts are then requested by the fraudsters. Needless to say, no refunds ever materialise and no money is ever recovered.

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Dick Whittington, Eaton Bray Village Hall

Curtain Call Theatre Group and Edlesbray Players will be presenting Jack and the Beanstalk at the end of the month in Eaton Bray Village Hall.

For booking details, please see the flyer below or the Curtain Call Theatre Group website.

Curtain Call Theatre Group and Edlesbray Players present Dick Whittington 2016

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Cheering Volunteering in Central Bedfordshire

Cheering Volunteering in Central Bedfordshire Awards and Celebration Evening

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