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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Suspicious Activity in Your Area

Have you noticed suspicious activity in your area recently and reverted to social media to inform your neighbours? As helpful as social media can be for information, it is not monitored by the Police therefore if you do not report it to us also, we will not be aware of what is happening in your area.

If you see suspicious vehicles or activity in your area, please report it to 101 or use our very quick online reporting form: https://www.northants.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ More »

If you would prefer to report this anonymously, please use: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

If there is a crime in progress, a person in danger or you believe a vehicle to be using false plates, please call us on 999.

You can easily check if a vehicle has tax and matches the description of the registration plate by using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax

In order to help us, please provide as much information as possible, including a registration number, vehicle/person description, time and date seen and a direction in which they have gone. If you are able to take a photo safely without being seen, this would also help your local officers.

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Posted: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:43 by Vicky Smith

Trading Standards Warn Homeowners To Be Aware of Bogus Cold Callers

Trading Standards is warning homeowners that rogue traders could use the damage caused by the storms as a way of persuading people that they need work done on their property.

Their advice is not to buy goods or services from a doorstep caller, even if they claim that the work needs doing immediately.

Those who have suffered damage as a result of the storms should first check with their insurance company to see if they are covered for repairs, as some policies include emergency assistance support. More »

People who rent their property should contact their landlord and their contents insurance company. Most insurance companies will appoint their own trades people to carry out the work.

For those who are not covered by insurance for any repairs, they can find a reliable trader through the Trading Standards approved trader scheme called Buy With Confidence.

County Council Cabinet Member for Place, Highways and the Environment, Cllr Jason Smithers said: "While we haven't received any direct reports, we are encouraging homeowners to be on their guard against less reputable traders who may take advantage of any damage caused by these storms and try to convince homeowners to pay for unnecessary or over-priced repair work.

"If people are concerned about a caller at the door or suspect that rogue doorstep traders or distraction burglars are operating in their community, they should contact the dedicated Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) by calling 0345 23 07 702."

For more information about Buy With Confidence, the Trading Standards approved trader scheme, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/approvedtraders or telephone 01392 383430.

Trading Standards in partnership with Northamptonshire Police can also provide No Cold Calling stickers on request by calling the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133. They can also provide consumers with information about their legal civil rights » Less

Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:04 by Vicky Smith

If you are not sure, don't open the door!

Distraction Burglary, Scams and Fraud Prevention Event – 26 February 2020

On Wednesday 26 February from 13:00 – 16:30 Northamptonshire Police, Trading Standards and Neighbourhood Watch will be relaunching the Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) to help prevent distraction burglary and rogue trading offences. The event is specifically aimed at service providers, organisations, carers, friends and family who support the older community within Northamptonshire. The Doorstep crime Action Network is about bringing together members of the public, private, charity, and community sector organisations to pass on simple crime prevention messages and help to prevent those vulnerable. More »

We will also be providing advice and guidance on recognising and preventing a number of different Scams and Fraud and are pleased to welcome guest speaker Marilyn Baldwin founder of TH!NK JESSiCA.

The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Water Lane, Collingtree, Northampton, NN4 0XW from 13:00 – 16:30.

If you would like to attend, please contact the police Crime Prevention team on crimeprevention@northants.pnn.police.uk

Preventing distraction burglary:
• Display a 'No Cold Calling Home' sticker – available via susan.fletcher@northants.pnn.police.uk
• Not expecting visitors? There is no need to open the door to callers – its ok and not rude to send someone away
• Set up passwords with utility companies
• Keep the outside of your property well maintained
• Don't keep large amounts of cash at home
• If you're worried or suspect that doorstep rogue traders or distraction burglars are operating in your community or targeting someone you know, please call 0345 23 07 702 or 101
• If a crime is in progress, call 999
• Pass these messages on to help others within the community » Less

Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:00 by Vicky Smith