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

Amazon Prime Scam

Many of you will already be familiar with the " I am calling you from BT Tech" scam phone call. One of our co-ordinators just had an automated messages phone call claiming to be from Amazon. This is another potentially expensive scam.

It is described on the Consumers Association website:

If you are unable to open the above link,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 14:37 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Freeze Out Car Thieves On Frosty Mornings

With the change in the weather we are more prone to our vehicles being frozen when we leave the house in the morning.

Cars are stolen from driveways because owners leave them unattended, keys in the ignition, while they warm up and the windscreens defrost.

Please don't nip inside for just a few seconds to collect a bag or finish the last mouthful of tea - but that's all the time an opportunist thief... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 14:33 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Firework Display at WRFC 1st November

Firework Display at WRFC 1st November

See Poster for Details

Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:28 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Newsletters, Services

Don’t Make A Child Scared of the Police

Please don't tell you children that the Police will "lock them up" or "catch you if you are naughty."

We want children to come to us if they are scared, lost or in danger and not run away from us.

Let your children know we are here to keep them safe and protect them and if you see us when we're out give us a wave.

Message Sent By
Craig Blacha (Police, Police Community Support Officer, Wellingborough Neighbourhood... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:49 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Identification Awareness

Watch Out for Bogus Police Officers

Although significantly rare within Wellingborough groups of criminals posing as police officers do operate up and down the country in order to trick people and steal their property money and valuables.

These individuals usually wear ordinary clothes and use fake police warrant cards to search people and property to take what they can.

If you are stopped by a police... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:47 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Darker Nights

Darker nights are setting in quickly. Here is a quick reminder of some of the crime prevention tips you can use to help deter thieves and keep your home safe.

- Fit good anti-snap barrel door locks to your exterior doors
- Use plug timers for lamps to simulate someone being at home
- Keep windows locked and closed especially downstairs
- Consider burglar alarm and set it when you go out or go to bed.
-... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:08 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

ANPR Keeping Northamptonshire A Safer Place

Northants Police use automatic number plate recognition cameras across the county to disrupt criminals travelling around using our roads to commit crime.

We want Northamptonshire to be a hostile place for criminals to operate and use intelligence based ANPR tactics to deny criminals the use of the road by seizing vehicles used in crime and vehicles without valid documentation and drivers who aren't... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:29 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Operation Snap Update

Northamptonshire Police has rolled out a new road safety initiative which enables people to report driving offences by uploading video evidence via a simple online portal.

Operation Snap: Northamptonshire allows people to submit dashcam and phone videos alongside a form recording what happened, which can then be used to take action against drivers who have broken the law.

Run by the Force's Safer Roads... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:27 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Register Your Bike and Keep it Safe

Registering on BikeRegister means you could be reunited with your bike in the event of it being stolen. It does not, however, help make it a hard target to thieves.

To reduce the chances of becoming a victim of cycle theft, you can purchase one of our Security Marking Kits.

Please also note that not all frame numbers are unique, so choosing one of our security marking kits will provide your bike its... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:25 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Reducing Crime in Northamptonshire

Reducing the number of residential burglaries is one of Northamptonshire Police's priorities, and members of the county's Special Constabulary have been playing a key role following the launch of Operation Crooked.

Since April, officers from Northampton, Wellingborough and East Northants have volunteered more than 1,400 hours to target those who are committing burglaries and vehicle crime in our communities.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:24 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert