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

Pub Quiz at The Horseshoe

A Quiz Nite is being held at The Horseshoe pub on Main Road, Wilby on 27th February in aid of St Mary The Virgin Church. If you would like more information or tickets, please call in at the pub or call Helen Tite on 01933 680635.

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:38 by Vicky Smith

HMRC Scam

Northamptonshire Police are warning people once again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using gift cards.

  • Fraudsters are contacting the elderly and vulnerable claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Victims are being told they have arrest warrants, outstanding debtsor unpaid taxes in their name.
  • The fraudsters are asking victims to purchase gift cards as payment. There are a variety of methods being used including calls, texts and voicemails.


Victims are being contacted in a variety of methods by fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC and are being told they owe an outstanding debt. In most cases they ask for payment in gift cards. More »

Fraudsters like gift cards to collect money from victims because they can be easily redeemed and easily sold on. The scammers don't need the physical card to redeem the value and instead get victims to read out the serial code on the back over the phone.

Methods fraudsters use:

Spoofed calls: Fraudsters cold call victims using a spoofed number and convince them that they owe unpaid tax to HMRC.

Voicemails: Fraudsters leave victims automated voicemails saying that they owe HMRC unpaid taxes. When victims call back on the number provided, they are told that there is a warrant out in their name and if they don't pay, the police will arrest them

Text messages: They may also use text messages that ask victims to urgently call back on the number provided. When victims call back, they are told that there is a case being built against them for an outstanding debt and they must pay immediately.

One 87 year old victim recently told the BBC he was phoned by fraudsters who claimed to be from HMRC stating there was an arrest warrant out in his name. They told him it would be cancelled if he bought £500 in iTunes gift cards at Tesco.

The man bought the cards and gave them the serial numbers. But when they asked for a further £1,300 in vouchers, he became suspicious and hung up.

How to protect yourself:

  • HMRC will never use texts to tell you about a tax rebate or penalty or ever ask for payment in this way.
  • Telephone numbers and text messages can easily be spoofed. You should never trust the number you see on your telephones display.
  • If you receive a suspicious cold call, end it immediately.


To report a fraud please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
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Posted: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 10:16 by Vicky Smith

Crisp Packet Recycler Required

Community Groups, schools and businesses are encouraged to register and set up a public drop off point where people can bring their crisp packets. The crisp packets are posted off, and you can earn reward points which can help raise money for local good causes. To my knowledge there are currently no 'drop off points' in our Borough, so it may be something you would like to consider for your local community. More »

Further information is available on the Terracycle website: https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/brigades/crisppacket

Or contact your Parish Clerk if you would like to volunteer.

Lisa Bignell, Waste Services Manager,

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Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:46 by Vicky Smith