Humshaugh Parish

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Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Humshaugh Parish Council has a vacancy for a Councillor and welcomes applications from people keen to represent the interests of the whole community to improve the quality of life for residents.

The Parish Council wants to expand its collective knowledge of, and ability to work with, the whole community therefore applicants from a variety of backgrounds and
with a wide range of experiences are very welcome.

Please see the Parish Council page for more information http://www.humshaughparish.org.uk/?page_id=781,

or contact the Clerk at humshaughpc@gmail.com or telephone 01670 826803.

Closing date is Sunday, 30 June

Pedlars in Humshaugh

Some villagers may have been approached by young men selling cleaning utensils in a haversack (Usually claiming they have been in prison for assault). It has happened to me. I have had two separate visits over the last few weeks. Both young men put me under pressure to buy something. The first one, a few weeks ago, harassed me and became aggressive when I would not buy something because he did not have any ID. The second one produced an ID document which I found was forged, after I called the police.

I realised, now, how ignorant I was not knowing the law on pedlars. I have therefore done a little homework. I find they must have a pedlar’s certificate from the police. (See copy below).

If you wish to know more here are a couple of links to read;

https://www.police.uk/forms/pedlars-certificate/

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/news_and_events/latest_news/2018/02/13/do_you_know_who_youre_opening_your_door_to/

Richard Hewitt