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

Author: Vicky Smith

Alert: Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:26 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Stay safe and protected from crime over Christmas

Northamptonshire Police and the Neighbourhood Watch Network are teaming up to provide residents across the county with information on how they can best stay safe and protected from crime over Christmas.

We want to help you keep your home safe. Use our checklist at protectyourhomenorthants.co.uk to test your security and arm yourself with the best possible crime prevention advice to reduce your chances... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:55 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Scam warning: Fake DPD emails and texts.

Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was "unable to deliver your parcel today" and provide instructions on how the recipient can arrange another delivery. The links in the emails and texts lead to fake websites that are designed to steal money, as well as personal and financial information.

Victims of this scam... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:54 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Newsletters

The Importance of Reporting Suspicious Circumstances

Northamptonshire Police Rural Crime Team and Operations department have responded to suspicious circumstances reported by a member of the public near to Towcester this evening (16/12/2020) . As a result 3 persons arrested and a stolen JCB has been recovered.

If you see something that just doesn't seem right and it looks suspicious please report it via 101 or if you believe there is a crime in progress... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:32 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Improve Your Cyber Security By Taking Six Actions

Due to coronavirus, more people will be doing their festive shopping online this year.

This means more opportunities for hackers to carry out cyber attacks. They often do this by targeting people and businesses using:

* email and website scams
* malware - software that can damage your device or let a hacker in
* If hackers get into your device or accounts, they could access your money, your personal information,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 09:41 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Latest Newsletter from the Northants Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

To read how the PFCC has been working on behalf of the people of Northamptonshire please click here

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:39 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Newsletters

Update on Covid19 from Director of Public Health Northamptonshire County Council

Dear Residents,

I am writing to you directly, as we enter the winter period, to inform you of the current situation relating to Coronavirus in Northamptonshire and specifically the areas in which you live. I'm also hoping to share some key tips to help you and your families stay safe during the winter period and how to access support if you need to self-isolate, if you become unwell, or if you require... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 17:53 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

Home Security

Following a number of ATTEMPTED burglaries on Wellingborough and Wellingborough Rural please find some advice below. The recent burglaries reported to us are ones that the offenders are looking to gain entry using insecure doors, windows and vehicles.

Improving the security of your home not only protects your material possessions but those you love. It's also not just a case of spending money –... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 12:55 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Illegal Hare Coursing - Know the Signs

There have been recent reports of possible hare/deer coursing across South Northamptonshire.

Here are the signs of illegal coursing:

• Groups of vehicles parked in a rural area, perhaps near a gateway to farmland, on a grass verge, on a farm track or bridle path. This is often the most obvious sign
• A cluster of estate cars, four-wheel drives or vans with evidence of dogs inside
• Vehicles... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 16:24 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Operation Journey Launched To Improve Road Safety In Northamptonshire

A new three month road safety campaign which aims to reduce the number of casualties on the county's roads has been launched.

Last year 42 people were killed and a further 347 seriously injured (KSI) across the county's road network - the highest number recorded in eight years.

Led by the Safer Roads and Road Crime teams, with support of our partners in the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance (NSRA),... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 15:41 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert