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Nomination, voting and election procedures 2020

Nomination, voting and election procedures 2020

14 January, 2020
Dear member, The Guild members will elect a new board director at the next AGM on 29th February 2020. The process of nominating, voting and electing board members is very important. In order to increase the voice of members and...
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Our Future – The Professional Chimney Sweeping Industry

Our Future – The Professional Chimney Sweeping Industry

14 January, 2020
The letter below was mailed to all Guild members and circulated to sweep associations and the wider sweeping industry in July 2019. 27th July 2019 Dear Guild member You may have read, or heard, recently about proposed and emerging...
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Dying for a sweep

Dying for a sweep

14 January, 2020
It was October, I knew I was tired, well we are all tired in October, right? I just didn’t know I was that tired. Thanks to the skill of the other driver I wasn’t T- boned when I pulled...
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Sascha hangs up his brush

Sascha hangs up his brush

14 October, 2019
Sascha Meding is hanging up his brush to become the future CEO with the European steel chimney manufacturer, Eka. He’s been a well known and well liked member Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps for over 15 years and served...
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Cut and store your own wood? – essential information

Cut and store your own wood? – essential information

10 September, 2019
Norwegian Wood by Lars Mytting Chopping, stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian way Have you read it? I love this book. It contains truly excellent information for anyone with an interest in sourcing, storing and processing wood for fuel....
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Chimney Fire Safety Week

Chimney Fire Safety Week

05 September, 2019
Please see this excellent short article on preventing  chimney fires and what to do after a chimney fire. The article is great for sharing to consumers. Remember, the advice given by professional sweeps to help prevent chimney fires is...
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Day trip to Charnwood

Day trip to Charnwood

07 August, 2019
FANCY a trip to a stove factory? Who wouldn’t! A few weeks ago 10 intrepid Guild members visited the Charnwood factory (AJ Wells) on the Isle of Wight. Charnwood is the UK’s longest running stove manufacturer and is now...
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The luckiest bride in the world?

The luckiest bride in the world?

19 July, 2019
IS Penny Robins the luckiest bride in the world? Probably, and not just because she’s been swept off her feet by new husband Murray. Penny is a chimney sweep. She runs her own business, Penny Poppins, from Southend in...
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New licences for killing of wild birds issued by Defra

New licences for killing of wild birds issued by Defra

17 July, 2019
There has been long running confusion amongst chimney sweeps as to whether it is legal for them to remove “live” Jackdaw nests from chimneys. This situation was thrown into further confusion when Natural England revoked a number of general licences...
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Charity raffle – new record £1905

Charity raffle – new record £1905

05 May, 2019
WHAT can we say? The Guild 2019 charity raffle was a great success and a new record amount raised. Twenty fantastic prize donations from stoves and rods to Flame Genies and fireside accessories.       Dust Control, Digital...
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Jo Thurgur

“The course was fantastic, with excellent facilities and trainers who have been in the business for years and really know their stuff. I met some great people on the course who I am still in touch with.”

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