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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Enjoy a Fraud Free Christmas - Online Shopping Advice

Have yourself a #FraudFreeXmas – that is the message from Northamptonshire Police ahead of this month's Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which traditionally marks the start of the festive shopping season.

Officers from the Economic Crime Unit are joining colleagues from Action Fraud to raise awareness of online shopping scams and prevent people from wishing bogus sellers a Merry Christmas.

Latest... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:13 by Vicky Smith

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Swan Investigation

Wellingborough Police and Northants Rural Crime Team are investigating the death of a number of swans on the River Nene at The Embankment. This is believed to have happened between Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

If you have any information which could assist us with our enquiries please call 101 and quote 21000683009. Thank you.

| Message Sent By
ROBERT WEBB
(POLICE, PC, NW NE WELLINGBOROUGH... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 16:13 by Vicky Smith

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Be Cyber and Fraud Aware

No Surprise - Online shopping increases during black Friday sales and the lead up to Christmas

Equally unsurprising is that Fraudsters also ramp up activity and ingenuity of their trade during these times – they prey on victims being in a rush, and not being thorough when using websites, CLICKING on email or text links

Don't be caught out – Just take a few minutes to look at the advice attached... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 14:24 by Vicky Smith

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Knife Amnesty

Wellingborough Police will be offering the chance for anybody to hand in their knives at a local knife amnesty that will be set up at Jacksons Lane car park, High Street, Wellingborough from 19:00 - 20:30 on 22/10/21

Posted: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:28 by Vicky Smith

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Halloween Advice

We want people to have fun, but we also want them to stay safe and respect those who may not want to join in the celebrations this Halloween.

Here are some tips to help ensure your evening does not turn into a nightmare:

  • All children should be accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating
  • only go to the houses of people who you know, and who are happy for you to call round
  • never be tempted to go inside... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 15:00 by Vicky Smith

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Crime Prevention in the Home

For crime prevention about protecting your home and property, visit http://www.northants.police.uk/#!/CrimePrevention

Look at your home as a burglar would – if you were locked out, how would you get in?

This will help to identify where home security is needed or could be improved.

Doors and windows

• Ensure external doors of the house are in good condition. Keep them

locked even when at home... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:19 by Vicky Smith

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"Nottingham Knockers"

Police officers are warning residents in Wellingborough and surrounding villages to be wary of 'Nottingham Knockers' after reports that they've been operating in the above areas.

'Nottingham Knocking' is a scam where individuals sell items from door to door at inflated prices, being transported together into an area by their employers. It can also be used as an opportunity to scout homes for potential... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 17:35 by Vicky Smith

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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

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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

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