THE DELABOLE SLATE ISSUE 387 NOVEMBER 2018 Delabole.firstname.lastname@example.org POPPY COLLECTORS The volunteer Poppy collectors will be visiting door to door from the beginning of November. Please have your loose change ready for their boxes. Thank you. The Coffee Morning held on 29th September at Delabole Methodist Church raised over £600.00 Well done and many thanks to all concerned - too many to mention individually but a great team effort! SLATE DONATIONS Many thanks to the generous folk who have left some money in the box at the Post Office. Any contribution towards the production costs of The Delabole Slate are very gratefully received and your support is much appreciated. Thank you. ROSPA Firework Code - Stay Safe Only adults should deal with setting up firework displays, the lighting of fireworks and the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used (and remember, alcohol and fireworks don't mix!). Children and young people should be supervised, and watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance. Follow these top 10 tips for a safer fireworks party: 1. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable, and ensure it finishes before 11pm 2. Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114, keep them in a closed box and use them one at a time 3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary 4. Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back 5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks 6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit 7. Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them 8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators 9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire 10.Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving. More tips on Firework Safety are available on the ROSPA website NEEDED VOLUNTEER DELIVERERS for the Delabole Slate Newsletter Please call 01840 212529 Your village newsletter. Produced and delivered by volunteers. You can read or print out on line from www.delabole.com INFORMATION. This is an independent newsletter, compiled, published and distributed voluntarily by the Delabole Slate Committee and their helpers. You can e-mail us on email@example.com (Please do not use any other E-mail) Or phone direct to Helen Hicks on 01840 212558 or Ro Chapman 01840 211150. Messages can be left with Tricia Molloy 01840 212529 or Tricia Hicks 01840 212520. PLEASE NOTE - ITEMS FOR PUBLICATION RECEIVED AFTER 10th OF THE MONTH MAY NOT BE INCLUDED. For information about placing trade adverts and payments contact Bob Chapman 01840 211150. 25 West Downs Rd. There is no charge for small private adverts, birthdays etc. Monthly prices for trade adverts: £5 for 1/8th page. £10 for ¼ page.£20 for½ page £40 for a whole page. Any items intended for publication must be with us by the 10 th of the preceding month. The views expressed in the newsletter are not necessarily those of the committee. The committee reserves the right to alter or refuse any material submitted for publication.