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Villagers’ anger over phantom poster thief

Tei Williams and Becky Jones replacing some of the posters on Horse Fair after someone is going around stealing all posters in Deddington, particularly the ones for the farmers' market but also the ones for other events in the village. NNL-140804-172809009

Tei Williams and Becky Jones replacing some of the posters on Horse Fair after someone is going around stealing all posters in Deddington, particularly the ones for the farmers' market but also the ones for other events in the village. NNL-140804-172809009

Deddington residents are outraged that posters communicating local information are being removed from the village.

Many local organisations have been affected, including Deddington Farmers’ Market.

The market’s media and marketing manager Tei Williams is keen to know who is taking the posters down and whether they have got the authority to do so. She said: “It might seem petty but putting posters on telegraph poles, community notice boards etc is the way we in villages disseminate information to those who do not have computers.

“It costs us to create these posters and distribute them and some miserable individual is taking everything down.

“Whoever is doing it is doing this secretly which suggests they know they are going against the interests of the wider community.”

She added the issue has been going on for the past two years but seems to be getting worse and worse. Other organisations affected are Deddington Cricket Club, which raises £5,000 a year for charity, the PTA, which last year raised £10,000 for Deddington Primary School, Deddington Village Nursery and Foundation Stage Unit and Katharine House Hospice. Funds raised through the farmers’ market go back into the community.

Find out about village events on the Deddington Community Notice Board Facebook group.

 

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