Monday, 31 August 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
If you are 50 or over, you can now phone and book your free electric blanket test, Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service have announced this week.
Warwickshire Trading Standards will provide electric blanket tests free of charge, for Warwickshire residents aged 50 or over, between Monday 5th October and Friday 9th October 2015.
Testing is by appointment only and only available to Warwickshire residents age 50 or over. There are limited appointments which are allocated on a first come first served basis. A two blanket per person maximum has been set.
- Rugby Library, Monday 5th October 2015
- Kenilworth Library, Tuesday 6th October 2015
- Leamington Spa Library, Wednesday 7th October 2015
- Nuneaton ASDA (Community Room) Thursday 8th October 2015
- Stratford Briar Croft, Friday 9th October 2015
- North Warwickshire residents, please ask about our collection service
To book an appointment, call the Trading Standards Service on: 01926 414016 (Monday to Friday) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to take advantage of the testing programme you can check your own blankets by looking for the following warning signs:
- the fabric is worn or frayed
- there are scorch marks anywhere
- the tie tapes are damaged or missing
- the flex is worn or damaged
- any connections are loose
Remember older blankets in regular use are much more likely to have one or more of the above faults.
For a complete guide to checking your electric blanket, visit our website:www.warwickshire.gov.uk/electricblanket
Friday, 28 August 2015
It seems that official looking emails appearing to be from a .gov.uk source can now be scams.
I recently received an email with attachment from
email@example.com turns out to be malicious.
For further reading on the ease with which scammers can set up fake websites to defraud people like you.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
This report from the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team covers the wards of Snitterfield, Wellesbourne, Kineton and Burton Dassett.
The following incidents, for the period between 14.08.15 – 25.08.15 have been reported and the team are appealing for witnesses:
Snitterfield – The Green
Burglary – 24.08.15/347
Bolt cutters used to cut the lock on secured garden shed and stolen a Boardman road racing bike.
Snitterfield – King’s Lane
Burglary – 20.08.15/067
A secured garage door was forced overnight and 5 bikes as well as other equipment, including a chain saw was stolen. One bike and a pressure washer was found locally. The bikes are valuable and have custom parts fitted. SNT visited and made house to house enquiries and gave advice. Images have been published on social media.
Wellesbourne – Stratford Road
Theft – 24.08.15/150
Green recycling bin stolen from garden – not out for collection.
Wellesbourne – King’s Head
Concern – Drink driving 18.08.15/308
Reports were received of a suspected drink driver and police patrol cars were actively involved.
Burton Dassett Ward
Warmington – School Lane
Green recycle bin stolen from pavement outside house.
Independent Advisory Group (IAG)
IAGs offer impartial advice to the police on a range of subjects. Warwickshire and West Mercia police are looking for new members. Please see the attached leaflet for more information.
Reporting Suspicious Incidents or Circumstances
The team would like to express their appreciation for your reports of suspicious activities in the neighbourhood. If you wish to report anything, such as rogue traders, please telephone 101 to ensure that the incident is logged.
The SNT telephone or email box is not monitored 24/7 and therefore there may be a delay in the response or alert.
If you have any general concerns, questions or suggestions for the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team please call this number: 01789 444600, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to distribute the information in this newsletter.
Please reply directly to this email for any amendments or additions to this mailing list.
Wellesbourne SNT Website
C7678 Barry Saunders
Police Support Volunteer
Stratford Police Station
The District Council is pleased to announce the launch of its Shop Front Grants Scheme aimed at enhancing shop fronts.
Qualifying businesses are invited to apply for one-off grants of up to £500, towards the cost of external painting and decorating. The Scheme is open to applications from independent shops and businesses within the District, with the exception of the major Market Towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shipston-on-Stour, Alcester and Southam.
Cllr Maurice Howse, Enterprise, Housing and Revenues Portfolio says: “The Shop Front Grants Scheme is intended to assist businesses in ‘sprucing up their shop fronts’ in an effort to improve visual appearance, help with better promotion, kerb appeal and footfall.” This is also a great chance for as many qualifying businesses as possible to use this as an opportunity to get ready for Small Business Saturday which takes place on 5th December 2015.
Full details of the grant scheme and application form can be found by visiting www.stratford.gov.uk/shopfrontgrant or by contacting the project officer, Lana Long on 01789 260609/01789 260803, email:email@example.com. Please note that the closing date for applications is 30 September 2015
You may also be interested to know that we produce a bi-monthly e-newsletter ‘Business Matters’ aimed at updating businesses in the district on matters that may affect them and are important to them. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: https://www.stratford.gov.uk/businessmatters
Business, Enterprise & Tourism Officer and Rural Cinema Facilitator
Business, Housing & Revenues
Stratford on Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HX
Switchboard +44 (0)1789 267575, Direct +44 (0)1789 260609, Mobile 07974 702318 Fax +44 (0)1789 260676 email firstname.lastname@example.org, webwww.stratford.gov.uk
CSW Broadband progress update August/September 2015
The CSW Broadband project continues its rollout and in August enabled the 200th superfast cabinet. Almost 40,000 properties are now able to connect to the fibre network. To check if you are able to achieve superfast speeds go to http://www.dslchecker.bt.com and if you can now order superfast broadband then look around for the best deal that suits your needs. A good source of information is at the Money Saving Expert website: http://tinyurl.com/ob92z6m
It is recognised that this information will be extremely frustrating for those who are living in areas that have not yet been upgraded. To find out if upgrades are planned in your area, check out the CSW Broadband map: http://tinyurl.com/npfsqpe
If you are in an area that is due for upgrade under Contract 1, then this should be complete by mid-2016. If you are in an area that is due to be upgraded under Contract 2, Part 1, then the rollout is due to commence in mid-2016, although discussions are taking place to try to bring this forward.
If you are in an area that is shown as white on the map, and is awaiting additional funding, then we do have some funding that has not yet been mapped, and we are actively seeking more money from a variety of sources.
For those who will not achieve superfast speeds by 2016, we understand that there are discussions between BT and BDUK (the Government body overseeing the scheme) to provide vouchers for satellite connections as an interim measure. We do not have details of this scheme yet and will publicise these once they are available.
Finally, for those running a business there is the Business Broadband Connection Voucher scheme, which covers a range of technologies. More details can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/okze38v
The CSW broadband project is making great progress, but we are not resting on our laurels and are doing all that we possibly can to move towards improved broadband speeds for all. For more information please visit http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk/
Sunday, 23 August 2015
Thursday, 20 August 2015
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Fraudsters have created a high specification website template advertising flat screen televisions for sale which are below market value and do not exist. Payment is being requested via bank transfer and will offer no protection to the consumer when the television does not arrive.
- Payments made via bank transfer are not protected should you not receive the item.
- Always make payment via a credit card or PayPal where you have some avenue of recompense should you not receive your product.
- Conduct some online research on the website, company name and business address to identify any poor feedback or irregularities.
- Check the authenticity of websites before making any purchases. A ”whois” search on the website will identify when the website has been created, so be wary of newly formed domains. This search can be conducted using the following website - https://who.is/
- If the item advertised seems too good to be true, it probably is
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Tuesday, 18 August 2015
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