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Invitation to attend Project Argus Retail Workshop, Thursday 15th June, 2017, 10.00am to 13.00pm

I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to join us at a Project Argus for Retail, on

Thursday 15th June, in the Main Hall at the Salvation Army Centre, 45 Benhill Avenue, Sutton SM1 4DD. Registration is from 09:30 for a prompt 10:00 start.

Recent events continue to show the level to which terrorists will go to achieve their aims with potentially devastating consequences. In the event of an incident the effectiveness of the response made by your staff is of paramount importance in protecting customers, personnel and your buildings. Project Argus is a workshop-based event designed to inform and advise management in preparing a response to a serious event such as a terrorist attack at places such as a shopping centre. The event is suitable for all those in a management or other supervisory role and those involved in the security and safety of their business.

 Project ARGUS

Project ARGUS is a NaCTSO counter terrorism testing and exercising initiative, delivered by Counter Terrorism Security Advisers and Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisers.

Taking the opportunity to attend a session will enable you to gain a better understanding of the threat from terrorism and of simple security measures that can be taken to protect a business or an organisation.

Participants from business are asked to consider their preparedness for a terrorist attack through a series of simulated multi-media scenarios. The aim is to identify measures to help their organisation to prevent, manage and recover from a terrorist incident.

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Project ARGUS explores what is likely to happen in the event of a terrorist attack. It highlights the importance of being prepared and having the necessary plans in place to help safeguard staff, visitors and assets. All events include a module on a terrorist firearm or weapons attack.

The events are free of charge and last for approximately three hours. They are interactive and require some audience participation. An expert group will be in attendance at most events consisting of members from the emergency services, local authority and other specialist agencies to answer any queries

Individuals and Organisations interested in attending this event, should email the Sutton

Counter Terrorism Security Desk at with their name, company, contact details (telephone number and email) along with details of the number of people wishing to attend. If you have any questions you can contact Pc Steve Barr on 02086490504. Attendance at the event is free and by invitation only. Unfortunately we are unable to accept registration on the day.

Cheam Charter Business Networking Event

Thursday 18th May 2017

6.00pm – 8.00pm.

Cheam Charter Business Networking Event

Prince of Wales,

28 Malden Road,

Cheam, SM3 8QF.

Meet with other local businesses, councillors and invited guests to ask questions, share ideas and find new suppliers and customers.

Book your FREE tickets now at……

Cheam Village ‘Late Night Shopping Evening’ Raffle - Friday 5th December 2014

Dear All

In conjunction with the Cheam late night shopping event on Friday 5th December, Cheam Traders are also holding a raffle to raise money for St Raphael’s Hospice.

We’ve been elected to approach all the local businesses to ask if they would be willing to donate a prize for the raffle. This could be a voucher, a bottle of wine or anything!!

All raffle prizes will be displayed in Village Travel’s window. Raffle ticket books will be dropped into all businesses to enable everyone to buy and sell tickets.

Please can we ask that all raffle prizes be delivered to Village Travel by 26th November so we can display them in our window, for all the Cheam shoppers to see!

Last year we raised £629.00 and had over 3,000 people attending
It will be amazing if we could beat that this year!

Many Thanks
Jennie, Clare, Dave and Tara
Village Travel

Whichcraft Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 2014

Spring appears to have finally sprung, so why not spring into action with us.


Got a knitty problem?

Why not try our knitting clinic every Wednesday morning,

For £5.00 one to one help with those knitty problems.

Did you know?

Saturday May 3rd is Yarn Shop Day

We are celebrating with special events on the day.

         Check our shop and website for further details.

 Come and try our Dabble Days:

Limited spaces, sign up now, £20.00 per session and learn a new skill, (payment required when signing up).

Just bring yourself and your needles and try:

30th April – Aran Knitting

7th May – Crochet Flowers

28th May – Lace Knitting

4th June – Tunisian Crochet

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Don’t forget your loyalty cards and gift vouchers which are available all year round.

 Our spring and summer ranges will soon be here.

Come and see our new patterns and yarns for the coming season.

Arriving in April and May.



Angela and team

Yarn Shop Day!

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Get involved with the Love Your Yarn Shop Campaign!

This new campaign will raise the profile of yarn shops and encourage knitters to support their local store

On Saturday 3rd May 2014 yarn shops across the UK will be celebrating Yarn Shop Day, the climax of months of activity from the Love Your Yarn Shop campaign launched by leading publications Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting.

The event, the first of its kind, is supported by the industry, and with extensive media coverage behind it promises to boost the profile of bricks and mortar yarn stores. Each store that signs up to the campaign is encouraged to host its own special events to draw in consumers, including anything from free tea and cake to star appearances by big industry names. Rolling coverage in magazines such as Let’s Knit, Let’s Get Crafting, Craft Business, Homemaker and Crafts Beautiful and on their accompanying social media platforms will reach a huge number of consumers. It’s a chance for yarn shops to remind their customers of the fantastic, irreplaceable, personal service they provide.

Says Let’s Knit editor Sarah Neal: “As knitters ourselves we know the value of a good yarn store. As well as providing the unequalled pleasure of buying yarn off the shelf, they offer experienced face-to-face advice and are often a communal meeting place for like minded crafters. The Love Your Yarn Shop campaign is aimed at alerting consumers to the benefits of supporting these stores.”

Let’s Get Crafting editor, Ella Johnston, agrees, adding: “We know that the crafty com- munity will really get behind Love Your Yarn Shop and Yarn Shop Day and look forward to cel- ebrating our local stores – a truly valuable resource for knitters and crocheters.”

Craft Business editor, Zoe Monk adds: “Many yarn stores now run classes and knit-and- natter sessions, and I really think that there is much more to the whole experience of knitting and crochet than just the pleasure of creating. People love to get together and share their creative passion in a friendly and encouraging environment, and this is exactly where the local yarn shop can excel.”

For more information on how to get involved, contact Samantha Dean on 01206 505114 or

Cheam Parochial Rooms Wedding Fair!

A date for the diary:

Sunday 9th March 10am-4pm

The Parochial Rooms on The Broadway are hosting a free wedding fair! Helping you to plan the best day of your lives.

There is also a package deal on offer, if you’d like your wedding reception to be held in the Parochial Rooms at the heart of Cheam Village it will cost you just £2495 including bridal flowers, food and a fully licensed mini bar!

The Party's Over

Its sad to report that Cheam’s party shop is no more.. the owner is apparently leaving Cheam for sunnier climes. Fear not Cheam still has your occasion needs covered! Dragonfly can provide high quality balloons and Cheam Motor spares is now holding various party items!