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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Latest News

Read the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Latest Newsletter

Stephen Mold's October 2018 newsletter document is attached here:

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:13 by Vicky Smith


We want people to enjoy Halloween, but it can be a worrying time for parents and homeowners. Taking a few minutes to talk about safety and respect before you go out trick or treating can help children have a safe, fun time.

Remember, not everyone loves Halloween! If you see a 'No Trick or Treat' poster or sign at a house, don't knock on the door. If you would like a free 'No Trick or Treat' poster for yourself, a relative or neighbour, please contact crimeprevention@northants.pnn.police.uk More »

Advice for a safe Halloween

  • If young children are going trick or treating, make sure you or a responsible adult are with them at all times. Know where they are going and when to expect them back.
  • With older children, agree with them where they are going, a return time and if possible, which houses they intend to visit.
  • Remind everyone to respect posters displaying 'No Trick or Treat'.
  • Never try to deliberately scare someone, especially older or vulnerable people.
  • Don't allow anyone to go trick or treating alone – always stay with a group.
  • As it's likely to be dark, carry torches and only walk down well-lit streets.
  • Remind children to NEVER enter anyone's house and NEVER accept lifts in people's cars.
  • Be careful crossing roads in the dark.
  • Ask children not to eat any sweets or other treats they are given until they get home. Check their treats before they eat any. Sweets and foods still in their original wrappers are safest.

Dressing up safety

  • Costumes shouldn't be too long or restrict your child's freedom to move – you don't want any unplanned bumps in the night.
  • Stay away from candles, such as in pumpkins – homemade costumes and even some bought from shops can be highly flammable.
  • Masks can obstruct a child's vision. This is dangerous, especially when they are crossing roads. Consider using face paints instead
  • Make sure children are going to be visible when they are out and about. Consider putting reflective tape on their costumes.
  • Some costumes – coupled with the excitement of Halloween – can encourage aggressive behaviour. Remind all trick or treaters that even fake knives, swords and other costume accessories can hurt or scare people.

Have a great time, stay safe and look out for each other. If you or someone you know is in danger call 999.

Residents' advice

It's not just at Halloween when unexpected callers turn up. Follow these tips for doorstep safety:

  • Remember official visitors should always make an appointment beforehand.
  • Look through the door spyhole, viewer or window to see who is outside.
  • If you decide to open the door, put the chain or bar on first.
  • Check the caller's details and ID before you let them into your home. Telephone the relevant organisation to confirm the caller's identity, but don't reply on a phone number that the caller gives you.
  • Don't feel pressurised into buying items on your doorstep and be wary of callers who may offer home repairs or gardening. Report any unexpected traders to our doorstep crime hotline on 0345 23 07 702.
  • Consider putting a 'Sorry No Trick or Treat' poster on your door or window.

Report anti-social behaviour by calling 999 in an emergency, if a crime is in progress or life is at risk, or 101 for non-emergencies. » Less

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:54 by Vicky Smith

Advice On Spotting Bogus Charity Clothing Collections

Northamptonshire Police has been made aware that bogus, unlicensed charity clothes collections are taking place in the county.

This type of fraud deprives bona fide charities of much-needed funds generated through the recycling of people's unwanted clothes, books and other items.

Taking a few simple steps will help you check whether the collection leaflet or bag you have received is for a genuine charitable collection: More »

  • Check to see if the collection says it is supporting a genuine UK registered charity. Look for the charity's registration number on the leaflet or bag – don't confuse this with phrases like 'company numbers' or 'export numbers'
  • Check if the collection organiser is signed up to the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Regulator's Code of Conduct or bears accepted kitemarks, such as the FRSB tick or the ACS/IOF membership logo. Any of these could indicate that the collection is genuine
  • Find out if the named collector is a member of the Textile Recycling Association – an up-to-date list of members can be found online here

Find out more about checking if collections are legitimate here, and learn more about avoiding charity fraud in general at www.northants.police.uk/crime-prevention » Less

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:52 by Vicky Smith