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General news from Hucknall U3A including announcements and events

January Sale – Calendars and Mugs

January Sale

Hucknall and District U3A calendars and mugs

These coveted items will be on sale at the January meeting with the calendars now reduced by 25% to £3.00.

As you can see below Janet and Stephen Archer from ‘Specsavers’ who came to talk to Science 2 on Friday, 21st December, 2018 were ecstatic to receive a calendar each.

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Book Sales

The book stall is once again open for business in September. Stock up ready for the monsoon season.

Bargain Books at 4 for a £1.00

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Recent Local ‘Scam’ Incidents

Recent local ‘Scam’ incidents from callers claiming to be from TPS, (Telephone Preference Service)

Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a free service for consumers wanting to register and we would never contact you in order to obtain payment. Please be aware of companies calling claiming to be TPS or BT asking for a fee to register/renew an expired or soon to expire TPS registration.

There are various companies offering services that they claim will stop unsolicited calls. TPS is not associated to any of these companies. They may be commercial companies offering services for which they charge a fee and some may be fraudulent.

TPS is concerned about such outfits misrepresenting our organisation and will collate and report misrepresentation to the appropriate regulatory bodies and will cooperate with Trading Standards and/or other agencies to investigate cases where such calls are fraudulent.

If you continue to receive these types of calls, then I would encourage you to report such calls to Citizens Advice Consumer Service (CACS) and/or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit their website.

For further information on ‘TPS bogus calls’ we have a section alerting consumers on our website.

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General Group Request

Please think carefully before putting your name down to take part in an activity with any of the interest groups.
Recently there have been a number of instances where there appears to be a viable number of members for a group and then on the day when the group is to take place people do not turn up without letting Siobhan or the Group Leader know they are not able to attend.
There may be some occasions when this is unavoidable but please show some consideration and make contact if you know that your circumstances have changed and you can no longer attend.

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Energy and Smart Meter Workshop 23rd March

19 members attended this workshop which was run by RCAN (Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire) assisted by Citizens Advice.
We learnt about the multiplicity of providers and the wide range of tariffs of each provider who all charge different amounts for the same product- energy in the form of gas and electricity.
A live example of these different rates was demonstrated online.
There was some discussion of how to change and the pros and cons of ‘smart meters’.
It allowed members to share their own experiences and 1:1 follow up session were offered to individuals.

David Rose

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