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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SCAM ALERT- Fake Argos Texts

Watch out for these fake Argos texts offering refunds

These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that you're owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it's a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 10:26 by Vicky Smith

Vehicle Crime -Tools at Risk

Northamptonshire Police are warning local van owners to be vigilant after a recent increase in theft of tools from vans. We have had recent offences in Irchester and Bozeat.

Van owners are being urged to follow these steps to prevent them from becoming a victim:

  • If you are staying in a hotel, where possible remove your tools from your van and keep them in your room overnight.
  • Don't assume your vehicle has locked properly using a key fob lock. Criminals can use devices which block the signal. Always check your doors are locked before leaving your vehicle unattended.
  • If you have a garage, use it. If your van is parked on a driveway, consider installing security lighting. If neither of these apply, try to park in well lit areas.
  • Consider alarming the vehicle or fitting an internal security cage when tools and equipment are not being used, ensure they are kept securely in a lockable store rather than in your vehicle.
  • Consider whether the storage area can be alarmed. If the equipment is portable, take it with you.
  • Don't leave tools in vehicles unattended or overnight, and place a sign in the window stating they have been removed.
  • Lock/immobilise vehicles and equipment when not in use.
  • Visibly mark your machinery and tools using an engraving or chemical etching kit or use a forensic marking kit. Place a sticker in your window to say you have done so - the signage alone, can be a very effective deterrent.
  • Keep a list of tools, together with serial numbers and any identifying marks. You can do this at www.immobilise.com. This will help to trace them back to you if they are recovered.
  • Consider the use of security patrols around building sites.
  • Keep the access to building sites secure – fences and gates help prevent unauthorized entry.
  • If you have any suspicious visitors on your site please call the Police non-emergency number 101.

Tools are extremely valuable possessions and when stolen, can impact hugely on small businesses. Northamptonshire Police would like to remind all van owners to remove their tools from the vehicle when it is left unattended for long periods of time and overnight. More »

Anyone with information about vehicle crime is urged to call Northamptonshire Police on 101. We rely on information from members of the public in order to crack down effectively on this type of crime. If anyone is offered tools for sale in suspicious circumstances they should contact us on 101. Alternatively, they can call independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111. » Less

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:31 by Vicky Smith

Water Safety

As high temperatures continue, its worth reading this and the attached guidelines for child safety . Tragically 9 people drowned in the UK last month alone. Please take care around water, and only swim in designated swimming areas.

The Water Safety Code

Spot the dangers!

Water may look safe, but it can be dangerous. Learn to spot and keep away from dangers. You may swim well in a warm indoor pool, but that does not mean that you will be able to swim in cold water. More »

The dangers of water include:

  • it is very cold
  • there may be hidden currents
  • it can be difficult to get out (steep slimy banks)
  • it can be deep
  • there may be hidden rubbish, e.g. shopping trolleys, broken glass
  • there are no lifeguards
  • it is difficult to estimate depth
  • it may be polluted and may make you ill

Take safety advice!

Special flags and notices may warn you of danger. Know what the signs mean and do what they tell you.

Learn about water safety signs and the flags you should look out for on the beach.

Go together!

Children should always go with an adult, not by themselves.

An adult can point out dangers or help is somebody gets into trouble.

Learn how to help!

You may be able to help yourself and others if you know what to do in an emergency.

If you see someone in difficulty, tell somebody, preferably a Lifeguard if there is one nearby, or go to the nearest telephone, dial 999, ask for the Police at inland water sites and the Coastguard at the beach.

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:18 by Vicky Smith