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

Tags: Police Alert

"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

Tags: Police Alert

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• Being secretive and withdrawn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

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

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

Crime Prevention Measures

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: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 14:32 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

What is a Ghost Broker and how to avoid them

Just 15% of people have heard of a 'ghost broker'.* Do you know what one is?
Have you ever heard of a 'ghost broker'? No, we are not talking about things that go bump in the night – this is a lot scarier. 'Ghost brokers' are fraudsters who sell fake or invalid car insurance policies. Victims are sold fake insurance documents for a policy that does not exist, or for a genuine policy that has been... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:08 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

What is a Ghost Broker and how to avoid one

Just 15% of people have heard of a 'ghost broker'.* Do you know what one is?
Have you ever heard of a 'ghost broker'? No, we are not talking about things that go bump in the night – this is a lot scarier. 'Ghost brokers' are fraudsters who sell fake or invalid car insurance policies. Victims are sold fake insurance documents for a policy that does not exist, or for a genuine policy that has been... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:08 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Garden Safety and Peace of Mind Whilst You Are Away

Garden Safety
There are lots of hazards in the garden area that could catch fire, particularly during the summer months.
Criminals often will not go equipped to break into properties, particularly if known to police. Understanding how criminals think will help you be better prepared to keep your garden and personal belongings within the garden area more secure.
Garden boundaries
The first line of defence... Read More »



Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:52 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert