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Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

The Horse Shoe

Clerk: Mrs Vicky Smith
18 Bakehouse Lane, Mears
Ashby, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN6 0ED

Tel: 01604 812239

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New Ways To Protect You This National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

It's National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018 (NNWW18) and we've got some exciting news to share with you!

This year to mark NNWW18 we've created a fantastic, brand new section of our popular website to share new and important information on keeping you and your neighbours safe. Because crime is changing and we want to do our bit to make all communities safer and stronger across England and Wales.

Click here to look at all the new information we're sharing about crimes and modern issues that cause such significant harm in our communities. More »

NNWW18 runs until next Sunday, June 24– it's our annual week of social action across our network of 2.3 million member households - so it's a perfect time to take a look and share the knowledge!

On our website you'll find new information, statistics and practical Toolkits that you can share on:

• Domestic Abuse – which we know affects all communities

• Serious Violence – particularly knife crime

• Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile

• Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional

• High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

Please do tell us what you're doing to mark NNWW18 – email Lisa Parker lisa.parker@ourwatch.org.uk so we can showcase your good work across our media channels!

The Twitter hashtag for the week is #NNWW18 and you can follow us at @N_Watch

Have a great week.

Neighbourhood Watch Network!

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:32 by Vicky Smith

Courier Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified an increasing number of reports submitted to Action Fraud from the public concerning courier fraud.

Fraudsters are contacting victims by telephone and purporting to be a police officer or bank official. To substantiate this claim, the caller might be able to confirm some easily obtainable basic details about the victim such as their full name and address. They may also offer a telephone number for the victim to call to check that they are genuine; this number is not genuine and simply redirects to the fraudster who pretends to be a different person. After some trust has been established, the fraudster will then, for example, suggest; More »

- Some money has been removed from a victim's bank account and staff at their local bank branch are responsible.

- Suspects have already been arrested but the "police" need money for evidence.

- A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is operating fraudulently and they require assistance to help secure evidence.

Victims are then asked to cooperate in an investigation by attending their bank and withdrawing money, withdrawing foreign currency from an exchange or purchasing an expensive item to hand over to a courier for examination who will also be a fraudster. Again, to reassure the victim, a safe word might be communicated to the victim so the courier appears genuine.

At the time of handover, unsuspecting victims are promised the money they've handed over or spent will be reimbursed but in reality there is no further contact and the money is never seen again.

Protect Yourself


Your bank or the police will never:

- Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password.

- Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping, or send someone to your home to collect cash, PIN, cards or cheque books if you are a victim of fraud.

Don't assume an email or phone call is authentic
Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother's maiden name), it doesn't mean they are genuine. Be mindful of who you trust – criminals may try and trick you into their confidence by telling you that you've been a victim of fraud

Stay in control

If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information.

For more information about how to protect yourself online visit

www.cyberaware.gov.uk and www.takefive.stopfraud.org.uk

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:15 by Vicky Smith

Local Government Reform in Northamptonshire

From the councils of Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, Northamptonshire County, South Northamptonshire and Wellingborough
Please note that this consultation will now start on Monday, 18 June and will end on Sunday, 22 July 2018.

Details of consultation sessions with town and parish councils will be announced shortly.

The consultation will include

• an open questionnaire available online from each of the districts, boroughs and county council websites from 18 June 2018 • paper copies available with freepost return address from 25 June – locations will be confirmed in the next bulletin • a representative telephone survey carried out by ORS • focus groups with invited residents - details to follow in the next bulletin • other stakeholder events - details to follow in the next bulletin More »

All background information, FAQs and useful links can be found at www.wellingborough.gov.uk . This information will be updated as we move through the process and more answers become available to us.

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:12 by Vicky Smith