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Comment from: Mr Daz [Visitor]
Mr Daz
This is brilliant - I love it. Having had several dealings with solicitors myself over content posted online, and an angry exchange on the phone with a Leeds based solicitor representing a certain student lettings company, I know where you're coming from. Their understanding of the law pertaining to the Internet is usually pretty bad - and from all of the 'threats' of legal action I have received, never has any such action been forthcoming. It's all just 'piss and wind'. Getting solicitors' calls such as this is merely a mark of your success. I measure my success by complaints and threats of legal action, drink to it!
10/09/10 @ 10:56
Comment from: [Member]
Value hunter
Cheers Daz, of course an on the ball member of staff at the web registration company, who spotted that revealing my details without an order coming from a state authority/court, would be a breach of the data protection act, also helps
10/09/10 @ 14:03
Comment from: Trinoc [Visitor]
This looks to me like a strong case for referring the solicitors to Arkell v Pressdram. (Look it up if you don't know what I'm talking about!)
13/09/10 @ 15:23
Comment from: [Member]
Value hunter
That's ace trinoc, not come across that before thank you! For those people who wish to, google " Arkell v Pressdram 1971" and when you refer people to the response given in the Arkell v Pressdram case... you'll see!
14/09/10 @ 00:06
Comment from: Bella [Visitor]
Perhaps you should also state to their Solicitor that under article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, you have the right to freedom of speech. Please see below; ARTICLE 10 Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. this right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or the rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary. All your post was doing was advising the general public of your dealings with this charity and highlighting your concerns. The Charity should have investigated the matters that you raised with them and assure the public by simply putting a post on this blog! I think you should refer the Solicitors to the Arkell v Pressdram case. I would also like to thank you for taking the time and the effort to warn the public of this charity. All the best.
28/09/10 @ 12:32
Comment from: [Member]
Value hunter
Whenever I'm fed up Bella and I think I'm the only person living on another planet, I shall read your post. Thanks
30/09/10 @ 20:37
Comment from: Keith Edward [Visitor]
Keith Edward
If you go to the Little Treasures Children's Trust website it says: 'In Partnership with East London Textiles'
06/10/10 @ 20:30
Comment from: [Member]
Value hunter
Hey up Keith, I know they are in partnership with east london textiles, it says this on their website and the bags posted through doors. problem is, east london textiles and/or little treasures childrens trust both are operating door to door clothing collections, illegally. they do not have a license nor have they applied for one, making pushing bags through doors illegal, under the house to house collection act. when i contacted little treasures the first time, they said that east london textiles were collecting on their behalf and that they had reported the matter to the director of east london textiles and it would be stopped - yet the next day, when i contacted little treasures again, when i gave them the registration number of the van, this same lady told me that it was one of little treasures own vans! east london rang up the top licensing bloke at our local council, admitting they didnt have a license to collect nor had they even applied for one. its all well and good to state that ELT are donating so much a month to the little treasures childrens charity, but the fact remains that they are collecting illegally without a license, which takes future funding away from other charities the question remains - if little treasures are a genuine charity, why would they get involved with a company who distribute bags and collect them illegally? if little treasures are a genuine charity, then why are their own vans collecting without a license? Its a rip off and should be stopped.
07/10/10 @ 02:08
Comment from: Bunnie [Visitor]
I have just been delivered one of these bags (also have a "no junk please" notice) and on looking at the small print I was not keen on filling it. I went to their website and followed some links. They claim to be partnered with Cancer Research UK. I have just phoned their supporter help line and a chap called Billy said he would get it checked out, but seems to remember something not being quite right about the firm. Apparently, it is easy to hijack their logo and put it on anything. Hmm. We are collecting clothing for the Heart2Heart appeal at Frimley Park Hospital in order to provide a state of the art emergency cardiac assessment and treatment for patients, the team have negociated £400 per tonne. Some charity bags coming through the door only state £50 (if they say anything at all). Let's strive to keep our charities free of scammers!
19/10/10 @ 10:18
Comment from: [Member]
Value hunter
Couldn't agree more Bunnie! Contact your local council, ask for the licensing officer. Ask them if east london textiles (ELT) or little treasures childrens trust, have requested a license to make door to door collections. If they have not requested or been granted a license, then they are committing an offence. Even by posting a bag through your door is breaking the law. Many people say this is a waste of time, it is not. For every one of these bags that gets filled, its making money for a business and taking donations from, legitimate charities
19/10/10 @ 17:16
Comment from: Dragonhart [Visitor]
June 2010 E.L.T. East London Textiles Ltd refused collection licence in East Northamptonshire Council see item 8 page 5 & 6 of the pdf at: Makes interesting reading.
09/02/11 @ 10:59
Comment from: terry [Visitor]
Thanks to all who posted as I was wondering about if I should fill the bag with unwanted clothing. My decision is that I will fill it not with clothing but with all the unwanted junk mail that keeps comming through my door as long as this outfit remains unlicenced.
28/03/11 @ 11:13
Comment from: June Franks [Visitor]
June Franks
I am absolutely disgusted to read about this so called 'charity', which is ripping off the genuine charities and the kind people who unwittingly donate to it. I am grateful to everyone who has taken the time and effort to post their experiences. I did fill one of these Little Treasures Children's Trust bags a few weeks ago, believing that it was a small charity doing good work locally; however, now having received a bag through the door this morning I thought I would double-check on the internet as my husband raised concerns as to whether this was genuine or a scam. As it had a charity number on the bag, I naively thought it must be genuine, but I'm so glad that I double checked on the internet, as I will be contacting the Licensing Officer at my Local Council as suggested, and will be directing my donations to a charity shop as I had originally intended. I would advise everyone to do this just to ensure that the genuine charities receive their much needed support in this difficult financial climate. Thanks to all who have contributed to this website and the others that I have visited this morning. Thanks to all these right-minded good spirited people, hopefully this will help to counteract the despicable selfish people who run these scams for their own profit and deprive the needy. They clearly have no conscience.
21/07/11 @ 08:51

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