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Aston le Walls Parish Council

Serving the people of Aston le Walls

Clerk: Mrs. Gillian Taylor
Timbercroft, Welsh Road
Aston le Walls, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 6UD

Tel: 01295 660363

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Scams Awareness Month - July 2017

Scams Awareness Month - July 2017

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:44 by Dick Stephen

Scam victims encouraged to come forward as part of Scams Awareness Month

People in Northamptonshire are being asked to play their part and report scams as part of the national Scams Awareness Month campaign.

Find out more at https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/ then watch 3 example scams and test yourself to see whether you can find the fraud at https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/scam-academy/.

Northamptonshire County Council's Trading Standards has supported more than 250 scam victims in the past year, including a woman in her 80s who was being targeted by scam mail organisations. More »

She was left with no heating or food in the fridge and her bank account was overdrawn because she had been tricked into handing over such large sums of money. Thanks to support from Trading Standards, Age UK and her bank, the woman has now had more than £20,000 of scam transactions refunded to her account and is now no longer responding to scam mail.

Younger victims

National figures show 75 is the average age of reported scam victims, though there has also been a rise in the number of 18 to 24-year-olds becoming victims.

An increasingly-common type of scam involves consumers buying 'phantom goods', in which shoppers are tricked into buying high value items, usually online, such as cars, flights and furniture, which turn out not to exist. The average loss was £1,100.

The message of this year's Scams Awareness month is 'play your part, act on scams'.

Northamptonshire Trading Standards is calling on the public to be more aware of how they could be scammed, and to report it if they get caught out.

Cllr André Gonzalez de Savage, Northamptonshire County Council cabinet member for public protection, strategic infrastructure and economic growth, said: "With so many consumers being duped by scammers, there is no reason to be embarrassed – and every reason to report incidents and help the authorities put a stop to it. We work closely with Northamptonshire Police and other partner agencies such as Citizens Advice Bureau and Age UK to identify victims of scams and provide support to try to prevent repeat victimisation, so I really would encourage people to come forward if they think they may have been duped by a scam.

Helpful tips

Paul Golley, of the Prevention and Community Protection Department at Northamptonshire Police, said: "There are a number of scams currently affecting residents in Northamptonshire and we are working hard to tackle this form of crime. We fully support the Trading Standards campaign and would encourage anyone who has been affected by a scam to report it. There are also some simple measures you can take to protect yourself from scams and fraud. The 'Take Five to Stop Fraud' campaign encourages people to always stop and think before sharing any personal or financial information."

The 'Take Five To Stop Fraud' advice is:

  1. Never disclose security details, such as your PIN or full banking password
  2. Don't assume an email, text or phone call is authentic
  3. Don't be rushed – a genuine organisation won't mind waiting
  4. Listen to your instincts – you know if something doesn't feel right
  5. Stay in control – don't panic and make a decision you'll regret

People can report suspected scams, or get help and advice about preventing scams, by calling the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06. » Less

District poised to welcome F1 circus

District poised to welcome F1 circus

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:53 by Dick Stephen

As one of the closest Formula 1 seasons in recent times continues to unfold, South Northamptonshire is getting ready to host one the UK's biggest events.

Once again the tried and tested British F1 Grand Prix travel plan and diversions will be in effect at various times between Friday, 14 July and Sunday, 16 July.

This year more people are expected to arrive ahead of the main F1 programme to enjoy the concert by Travis, set to take place on Thursday, 13 July, with support acts taking the stage from 6.30pm. More »

Cllr Ian McCord, leader of South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) said: "Home to Silverstone Racing Circuit, every summer South Northants is thrust onto a global stage when the Formula 1 circus arrives along with hundreds of thousands of motorsport fans. Millions of pounds will be spent in the region over that one weekend but we must recognise that it does cause some disruption. That's why SNC works closely with the circuit, police, Northamptonshire County Council, Highways England and other partners to inform those new to the district and remind existing residents to plan their weekend around the diversions."

Travel Plan leaflets are being delivered to residents in communities surrounding the circuit and they also are available at various locations around the district.Alternatively, you can download the leaflet from - http://www.silverstone.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/British-Grand-Prix-Traffic-Leaflet-2017-v1.pdf.In summary, the travel plan includes:

  • closure of the A43 to through traffic from 7am to 9pm on Friday 14, and Saturday 15 July, and between 6am and 9pm on Sunday, 16 July
  • a one-way system will be place between Towcester and Welsh Lane (B4525) during the above times
  • the one-way system will be lifted between 11.30am and 12.30pm during the A43 closure to allow local access

Bin collections will take place as normal, however refuse lorries may arrive at different times of the day and residents should ensure their bins are out by 7am. » Less

Police and Crime Commissioner Fire Governance Proposal

Police and Crime Commissioner Fire Governance Proposal

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:32 by Dick Stephen

Dear Parish Council,

We have now launched a public consultation regarding proposals for the governance of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to transfer from the Fire Authority which currently sits in Northamptonshire County Council, to the Police and Crime Commissioner, who would therefore become the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

The government wants our emergency services to work much more collaboratively and has recently changed the law to allow this to happen. We already do this really well in Northamptonshire but there is scope for this to increase and for our fire and police services to work more closely together to keep our communities safe. More »

We want to ensure as many people who live and work in Northamptonshire have their say and tell us what benefits and concerns they may have. We have produced a leaflet and a short animated film to describe the proposal. Please click here to view the short video:

We have created an online survey to capture people's views, which can be accessed at www.northantsfireproposals.co.uk (a postal survey and easy read version are also available on request). The survey closes on Tuesday 1st August 2017.

We would really appreciate it if you would take the time to watch the short video clip and complete our online survey, and share the link with your friends, family and community. We would like as many people to have their voice heard as possible.

For further information or if you having any questions please contact Sam Ward, Involvement Officer at: samantha.ward@northantspcc.pnn.police.uk

Views will be collated and will inform a business case that will be sent to the Home Office in mid August

Thank you for taking part in advance.

Stephen Mold

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner » Less