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

Preventing Doorstep Crime

Doorstep crime is the name given to crimes carried out by bogus callers and rogue traders who call uninvited at people's homes under the guise of legitimate business or trade.

This can be a particularly distressing type of crime because the perpetrator may have directly deceived you in getting into your home or extracting money from you. Victims are often older or vulnerable people, and may be left... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:03 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Preventing Doorstep Crime

Preventing Doorstep Crime

Doorstep crime is the name given to crimes carried out by bogus callers and rogue traders who call uninvited at people's homes under the guise of legitimate business or trade.
This can be a particularly distressing type of crime because the perpetrator may have directly deceived you in getting into your home or extracting money from you. Victims are often older or vulnerable... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:03 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Gangs - Spot the Signs and Save Lives

You might have noticed someone you know behaving differently recently. Most people don't commit crimes or get involved in gangs but it's important to be aware of the signs that someone you know might be.

These can include…

• Not hanging around with their usual friends

• Coming home late or staying out more than usual

• Being secretive and withdrawn

• Hanging around with different... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 10:02 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

COVID Update

"Cases of Covid are rising across the county, by getting both jabs you reduce the chance of being hospitalised by over 92%. This NHS video features young Covid patients talking about their experiences of suffering from serious Covid-19 and developing Long Covid, and the experience of Doctors and frontline staff treating them: https://youtu.be/XEwwcIs6aH4. "In hindsight I wish I had taken the jab when... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:46 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

COVID Update

"Cases of Covid are rising across the county, by getting both jabs you reduce the chance of being hospitalised by over 92%. This NHS video features young Covid patients talking about their experiences of suffering from serious Covid-19 and developing Long Covid, and the experience of Doctors and frontline staff treating them: https://youtu.be/XEwwcIs6aH4. "In hindsight I wish I had taken the jab when... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:46 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

COVID Update

"Cases of Covid are rising across the county, by getting both jabs you reduce the chance of being hospitalised by over 92%. This NHS video features young Covid patients talking about their experiences of suffering from serious Covid-19 and developing Long Covid, and the experience of Doctors and frontline staff treating them: https://youtu.be/XEwwcIs6aH4. "In hindsight I wish I had taken the jab when... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:46 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

Darker Nights: Safety Advice

Darker nights safety advice When the longer winter nights arrive, take a fresh look at your home security and remind yourself of how to stay as safe as possible when out and about.

At home

 Keep front and back doors locked at all times and keep keys and valuables out of sight and reach from cat flaps, letterboxes, and downstairs doors and windows

 If you're out in the evening make sure you leave... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:52 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Fire Safety in the Home

Northants Fire service offer the following information to help makie your home safer as we head into colder weather. They also offer a Home Fire Safety Visit service. Here are some bullet point examples on when a referral to the fire service should be considered:

Concerns around lack of or no working smoke alarms

  • Older residents, living alone
  • Concerns around mobility or sensory impairment which may affect... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:46 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

Neighbour Of The Year Award

NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR 2021 AWARD

People across the UK are being invited to take part in our annual hunt for the UK's 'Neighbour of the Year' – a nationwide search undertaken in partnership by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch.

Now in its fourth year, 2021 sees the introduction of a new category: Community of the Year. This award will celebrate the nation's most outstanding community (could... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:44 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Newsletters

Vaccine Passport Scams

Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS. The emails claim to be able to provide people with a "digital passport" that "proves you have been vaccinated against COVID-19". These emails are fake, and the links within them lead to genuine-looking websites that steal your personal and financial information.

How to protect yourself:... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 08 Aug 2021 17:05 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert