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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Scam Mail - Advice from Royal Mail

Scam Mail - Advice from Royal Mail

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:43 by Dick Stephen

Royal Mail advice on how to deal with postal scams has been sent to the Parish Council.

Should you be concerned that someone you know is in receipt of scam mail, please contact Royal Mail by:

  • Writing to Royal Mail at FREEPOST SCAM MAIL, enclosing any items that are suspected of being scam mail;
  • Calling the Royal Mail Scam Helpline on 0800 0113 466; or
  • Emailing scam.mail@royalmail.com

For more information on scams and how to get involved in preventing them please visit www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk More »

Their detailed advice is on the attached letter.

Witnesses sought following reports of suspicious puppy sales

Witnesses sought following reports of suspicious puppy sales

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 20:21 by Mark Hazelton

Anyone who is offered puppies for sale under suspicious circumstances is urged to contact South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).

The appeal follows reports of a man selling puppies from the back of a car at Towcester Recreation Ground off Islington Road on Wednesday, 3 October 2018.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environment, said: "No reputable breeder will sell dogs in this fashion. More »

"People should be aware that buying animals from the roadside could be supporting their ill treatment or an unlicensed puppy farm. They might be kept in poor conditions: separated from their mother too early, they could be carrying diseases and it is unlikely they have been neutered.

"If anyone saw this incident or has been offered animals for sale in similar circumstances, they should contact us right away."

To report the suspicious sale of animals email details to licensing@southnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 322278.

For more information on animal licensing, visit https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/15/licensing/344/animal-welfare-licensing. » Less

New Ofcom Rules To Better Protect Consumers Come Into Force On 1 October 2018

New Ofcom Rules To Better Protect Consumers Come Into Force On 1 October 2018

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:27 by Dick Stephen

SENT ON BEHALF OF TRADING STANDARDS

New Ofcom rules to better protect consumers come into force on 1 October

Consumers will be better protected against nuisance calls, and vulnerable customers treated more fairly, when new strengthened rules are introduced on Monday 1 October 2018.

Last year, Ofcom completed a comprehensive review of the General Conditions – the regulatory rules that all communications providers must follow to operate in the UK. The aim of the review was to update their rules to ensure that consumers have the protection they need against sharp practices, and to support Ofcom's enforcement work. The resulting changes place tougher requirements on all UK communications providers, in a range of areas including nuisance calls, complaints handling and the protection of vulnerable customers. More »

In summary, the new rules will:

Help to better protect people against nuisance calls

  • Phone companies will be banned from charging customers for caller display, a service which helps people to screen unwanted calls;
  • Telephone numbers displayed to people receiving calls must be valid and allow a person to call the number back;
  • Phone companies must take steps to identify and block calls which carry invalid numbers – a feature of many nuisance calls – so they don't get through to consumers in the first place; and
  • Ofcom will be able to take back blocks of numbers from communications providers if they are found to have been systematically used to cause harm or anxiety to people, such as to make nuisance calls or perpetrate scams or fraud.

Require telecoms companies to treat vulnerable customers fairly

  • Communications providers must introduce policies for identifying vulnerable customers – such as people with learning or communication difficulties or those suffering physical or mental illness or bereavement – to ensure they are treated fairly.

Help ensure that complaints and customer requests are handled appropriately

  • All communications providers must ensure that customer concerns are dealt with promptly and effectively;
  • Customers must be kept informed about the progress of their complaint and be allowed faster access to dispute resolution services in cases where the matter cannot be resolved by their provider; and
  • Ofcom is issuing new guidance to providers on handling customers' requests to cancel their contract. This should include allowing customers to cancel by phone, email or webchat, and ensuring incentive schemes for customer service agents do not encourage poor behaviour.

Message Sent By
Susan Fletcher (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Northamptonshire)

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