|We are inviting everyone who is interested in supporting
the carnival to come to the Dunstable Arms on Thursday 5th June to meet the organisers and
each other. We are hoping for a relaxed and informal sociable evening where we can chat
about the forthcoming carnival and ways in which everyone can be involved. So if you've
enjoyed previous carnivals and want to join in this one, please come along. You will be
We need volunteers for all sorts of jobs - there's no need to come to any committee
meetings, please look at the list below and see if you can help in any way.
Minute Secretary (you do need to attend meetings for this one)-take minutes at the
meetings and type them up. We have a photocopier to reproduce them. Events secretary -
responsible for booking events and confirming bookings (details of contacts will be
provided by carnival committee).
We need posters producing for individual events. We have some A4 paper with carnival
"balloons" logo and posters can be printed on to this. Parking permits for
exhibiters and performers. Badges for carnival officials and official traders.
The "man in the white van" has to erect road closure barriers on certain days at
SMALL AMOUNTS OF TIME?
Open up caravan ready for volunteers 9.45am for about 20mins each day of carnival week.
Man the caravan for 2hrs. (Two people at a time - 2hr shifts from 10-4pm each day of
carnival week and the weekend before carnival (July 26th/27th). Sell programmes on Opening
Day (Sun. 3rd August) on The Leas or along the prom. Join the team of bucket collectors
for one or two shifts.
WANT TO HELP ON CARNIVAL DAY ONLY?
Just tell us the times you will be available - there's loads of ways to help.
PREFER TO BE IN THE KITCHEN?
We need sandwiches and small cakes making for the Toys and Teddy Bears Picnic on Tuesday
5th August. (The organisers of this event are also organising the Chalk a Picture in the
morning and they can't be in two places at once.
DO YOU HAVE A VEHICLE?
Games for Casino night have to be collected from Norwich on Tues. 5th and returned on
EVER FANCIED BEING A CROUPIER?
We need 10-15 helpers to run the games on Casino night. (Tues 5th).
Get together with some of your friends to man a tombola stall on Opening Day, Carnival Day
and possibly final Sunday (lots of prizes already collected.)
TOO BUSY IN AUGUST?
Join our team of reps to contact business for advertising and sponsorship, help with
preparing programmes - all this is done early in the year.
|Re "Did you Say" (issue 13)
In the bank recently a lady had difficulty understanding what the Cashier had asked her
several times. She told them what she thought they wanted to know, but was still being
asked the same question. The lady turned to the waiting customers and said she couldn't
understand what they were saying as she didn't hear very well. Being partially deaf myself
I felt for the lady. I faced her and repeated what the Cashier had asked and she was then
able to answer. On realising her problem another member of the Staff took her into an
office to talk to her. If staff of shops / banks etc could have a little Deaf Awareness
training it would surely be beneficial to them and greatly appreciated by their deaf or
hard of hearing customers.
NAME & ADDRESS SUPPLIED
Dear Madam. "Did you say" article in Issue 13 reminded me of an incident I
witnessed recently between a lady at a Post Office Counter and the assistant behind the
glass. The lady was having a little difficulty in hearing what the assistant was saying
and asked her politely to repeat please, the assistant was looking down and mumbled
another reply. The lady then asked to lift her head please as she couldn't hear what she
had said. The assistant raised her head and her eyebrows, tutt, tutted loudly and said
"Oh, never mind" in such a manner that I was disgusted with her attitude and
felt that a little staff training would not come amiss, lots of us, young and old have a
hearing loss and one day it might be you. Because you can't see their problem of 'hearing
loss' it is ignored, sadly.
Yours sincerely, Mrs Stevenson
To @ Sheringham, Ref: Used Postage Stamps query issue No 14. These can be deposited at St
Andrew's Methodist Church in the foyer where there is a small red wooden letterbox in aid
of LEPROSY work. NB Tear carefully around the stamp leaving about quarter inch paper.
Thank you, Chrissy Foster. 822807
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