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A dangerous fake NHS text has been circulating, telling people they're eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The text confusingly states that "we have identified that your are eligible to apply for your vaccine" and advises you to follow a link to get more information: uk-application-form.com
This link takes you through to an extremely convincing fake NHS website that asks for your personal details and will ask you for your bank/card details in order to 'check your identity'.
These fake sites may typically contain spelling or grammar mistakes, classic signs of a phishing scam.
Please remain vigilant of Coronavirus scams!
We know that criminals will use the confusion and urgency around the pandemic as a way to target potential victims – 'Which' have covered five similar attempts:
⚠ Council tax reduction phishing email
⚠ Fake NHS contact tracing text
⚠ HMRC Government grant phishing email
⚠ Microsoft 'covid relief fund' phishing email
⚠ COVID-19 vitamin pill cold calls
With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue as fraudsters look to take advantage of the roll out to so many people.
Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place – we've already had reports of scammers asking people to pay for it over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, hang up.
If you think you may have handed over your card details to scammers, let your bank know what's happened immediately. Please do share this warning with friends and family so we can prevent anyone from falling victim.
For more details please visit the 'Which' website page: WHICH
Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Service
❗Scam alert – fake Leicestershire County Council text message❗️
This Service has received a report that a fake text message is being sent purporting to be from Leicestershire Council regarding breaches of Covid restrictions.
We have NOT sent this message.
Be wary of unsolicited text messages or emails.
If you need advice or wish to report any scam please call Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.
Details of this scam will be provided to Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ and consumers are able to report any scam text directly to their network provider, free of charge by forwarding the text to '7726'.
Posted: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 20:56 by Parish Manager
With regard to the recent inspection and laying down of unsafe memorial headstones at Frolesworth Road Cemetery the Parish Council would like to explain why and how to this came about.
All Local Burial Authorities (Parish, District or other Councils) have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act to ensure all memorials are safe in any public graveyard or cemetery they manage.
The Parish ground staff will undertake visual inspections whilst working at the cemetery and have on occasions reported concerns to the Parish Office who then contact (where possible) the owners, family or heirs. However they are not able or qualified to undertake a structural inspection and testing. This has to be carried out by a certified and qualified inspector.
Certain posts have not given the correct information and to clarify this please see below.
1. Statutory Notice of Inspection was displayed on the public notice board at the cemetery two months prior to the inspection taking place. This was also shown on the Parish Council website.
2. Individual notices of inspection are not able to be given due to the number of interments.
3. The reason that a headstone is laid down immediately following the inspection is because as it is deemed unsafe the inspector cannot leave it upright.
4. The inspector provides a full and detailed report of each unsafe memorial which will be shared with the owners, family or heirs following contact with the Parish Office.
5. The safety standard requirement of headstones is not set by the Parish Council. It is a national standard to comply with British Standard 8415-2018 (NAMM).
6. The Parish Council has a duty of care to everyone who enters the cemetery grounds which includes members of the public, council staff, undertakers etc.
7. Once the reports had all been received by the Parish Council an individual notice was placed on each affected memorial.
8. The Parish Council then take every measure to contact the owner, family or heirs to inform them of the result of the inspection only if it failed inspection. Tracing the owners, family and heirs is currently being undertaken with some already having been contacted and they are arranging repairs. This is a time consuming process and is made more problematical if living relatives or heirs have failed to inform the Parish Council of any change of address.
9. Once relatives or heirs have been contacted they will be able to organise the repair to NAMM standard and must provide a certification of this to the Parish Council.
10. The Parish Council has not broken the law nor is the result of the inspection deemed a desecration of the graves.
11. The upkeep, maintenance and repair to all memorials/headstones remains the responsibility of the owner, family or heirs. As per the Terms and Conditions of the Cemetery.
12. If a memorial needs repairing no payment is made to the Parish Council, the owner, family or heirs make this directly to their chosen stonemason (does not have to be G Seller but does have to be NAMM affiliated). The Parish Council receives no payment for this work, however has had to pay for the inspection. More »
The Parish Council appreciates that this is a very emotive subject however, they are not responsible for how an inspection takes place but must arrange for it to take place.
If any concerns have not been answered in the above statement we ask that you please contact the Parish Council Office as individual enquiries will not be responded to on social media platforms.
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Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:55 by Anita Percy
The pandemic has brought a huge change in public behaviour, and with it, problems we've never had before. Enforced isolation has lead to an increase in us getting out and about, on foot, enjoying our rural setting, but this has come at a cost to local farmers. This issue will look at the Countryside Code - given how local farms have been affected by Covid, Internet Safety Day, Homelessness, and some of the findings of the recent Police and Crime Commissioners Community Safety Survey. As always, we hope this newsletter finds you safe and well, but if you require support, please contact the Harborough Community Hub. More »
Inside this issue: (Please see attached document)
Safer Internet Day
Police Contact Information
Community Safety Survey,
Lutterworth & Broughton Astley, Policing Update
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Tommy as good as new!
We would like to thank Sean Maguire Managing Director of Sapcote Engineering.
They have repaired the Tommy that was damaged during storm Ciara on the weekend of 8th and 9th of February 2020.
Sapcote Engineering have very kindly repaired the statue free of charge.
Tommy is now back in his rightful place at Broughton Astley Memorial Garden.
Frolesworth Road Recreation Ground
Winter Opening Times:
6:30 am - 4:30pm
October 2020 until March 2021
Broughton Astley Parish Council are responsible for:
- Frolesworth Road Cemetery
- Frolesworth Road Recreation Ground
- Village Hall
- War Memorial & Garden
- Youth Shelter
https://www.broughton-astley.gov.uk or call 01455 285655
Harborough District Council are responsible for:
- Incidents of anti-social behaviour
- Bins & litter
- Council Tax
- Fly tipping
- Parks & open spaces
- Report dog fouling
- Street cleaning
https://www.harborough.gov.uk or call 01858 828282
Leicestershire County Council are responsible for:
- Grass cutting and roadside verges
- Highway issues
- Public Rights of Way
- Social Services
- Streets and Lighting
- Roads and Parking
- Trees and hedges
- Traffic Issues
Please contact: 0116 305 0001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an ongoing problem affecting your local area or you need support for a particular campaign that you feel strongly about you can contact your local Member of Parliament
Alberto Costa at https://www.albertocosta.org.uk.
NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT
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Notice of Conclusion of Audit