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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New Flare Report app to make women and girls feel safer in Northamptonshire

A new, free smartphone app – Flare Report – has been launched to help women and girls feel and be safer on the streets of Northamptonshire.

Women and girls can use it to report incidents and behaviour that are inappropriate and make them feel unsafe, such as cat-calling, comments or touching, street harassment or other threatening behaviour.

Flare is not for reporting crimes in progress ... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:08 by Vicky Smith

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Crime Prevention - Look after your vehicle registration plate

There have been reported thefts of vehicle number plates on Wellingborough, please read the below advice to help protect your vehicle.

Protect your Vehicle and Number Plate Vehicle crime, including the theft of and the theft of items from them, is falling nationally, but it's important your vehicle isn't an easy target for criminals. Most vehicle crime is preventable. Protect your car or van with the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:19 by Vicky Smith

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Protect Yourself From Robbery

Northamptonshire is committed to making this county as safe a place to live as possible.

In an ideal world, we would not have to issue crime prevention advice, however unfortunately, there are people out there who would look to steal personal belongings in a robbery.

Please read the information below as it will give you guidance on how to stay safe and give you the best chance of not becoming a victim... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 15:26 by Vicky Smith

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Energy Bill Scam texts

Action Fraud has received 139 crime reports relating to fake text messages purporting to be from the UK government. The texts state that the recipient is "owed" or "eligible" for an energy bill discount as part of the Energy Bill Support Scheme. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal your personal and financial information.

How to protect yourself

Posted: Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:40 by Vicky Smith

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5 Facts About Burglary - Protect Your Home This Summer

As the hot sun continues to shine, detectives across Northamptonshire working in the Force's Burglary Team issue advice to help people protect their homes from burglars.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Rogers, said: "First of all I want to make it clear that the only people 'responsible' for a burglary are the burglars themselves and in an ideal situation we would not have to issue crime prevention advice.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:53 by Vicky Smith

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Warning: Hidden Dangers of Swimming in Open Water

With the high temperatures expected to continue into this weekend (July 23/24), Northamptonshire Police is urging the public not to be tempted to swim in unsafe open waters.

The warning is being issued following the death of a number of young people who have sadly drowned in England over the past few days after getting into difficulties in rivers, lakes, canals, and quarries.

Whilst the Northamptonshire... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 11:44 by Vicky Smith

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Distraction Thefts in Supermarket Car Parks

Distraction Thefts in Supermarket car parks

Thieves are operating in supermarket car parks by approaching unaccompanied women to tell them that damage has been caused to the rear of their car. When going to check, someone then removes handbags or purses from the front passenger seat and uses debit card to steal cash from ATMs. Please take the following steps to prevent this crime:

• Cover your PIN... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:50 by Vicky Smith

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Over 12 Million Suspicious Emails Reported by the Public

What is phishing and how does it work?

You wouldn't let a thief enter your home, but what if the thief was masquerading as someone familiar, such as a postman, and tricked you into opening the door? Phishing works in a similar way - criminals impersonate trusted organisations by creating legitimate-looking messages and websites in order to trick people into opening the doors to their personal information.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 12:58 by Vicky Smith

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Northamptonshire Police issue warning following fresh spate of courier fraud incidents

Officers at Northamptonshire Police are again encouraging members of the public to make their elderly relatives aware of courier fraud following fresh reports in the county.

Courier fraud involves fraudsters telephoning a potential victim, claiming to be from their bank, the police, or another law enforcement authority, and tricking them into revealing their PIN number, bank card and personal details.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 10:41 by Vicky Smith

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Free County Lines Drugs Webinar for Parents and Carers

Would you like to understand more about county lines in Northamptonshire? Register for this upcoming webinar and learn how to keep your children safe.

Tuesday 17 May, 7pm - 8.30pm

Register for the webinar here

Posted: Wed, 11 May 2022 14:30 by Vicky Smith

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