The advice being issued this week is really simple but it can stop you becoming a victim of fraud.
- A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account. Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust and that you are expecting to be contacted... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:32 by Becky Jones
Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a "phantom" debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be working under instruction of a court, business or other body and suggest they are recovering... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:17 by Becky Jones
Northamptonshire Police and County Council are pleased to announce another year of the award winning CarKraft events for 2018.
If you have a youngster 15+ who wants to get a taster for driving in a safe environment with a DSA approved instructor
You have someone aged 17 to 30 who has passed their test and wants to improve their driving skills, then CarKraft may be of interest.
It's a completely free... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:15 by Becky Jones
Cycle through the great indoors in this beginner's friendly class. On a static bike, you control the resistance, putting you in charge of how hard you work. It's great for beginners and veterans alike. The sessions are held at Market Harborough Leisure Centre every Monday 7:00-7:45pm. Free entrance to women who have signed up to the JUST program.
Posted: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:02 by Becky Jones
PCSO Barrie Dodd will be holding Community Surgeries on the following dates and locations, please feel free to come along and get crime prevention advice, let us know if there are any issues in your area or just have a chat
Wednesday the 7th of February at Kettering Library between 10am to 11am.
Thursday 8th February 2018 - 11:00 to 12:30 hrs at Wickes, Northfield Avenue, Kettering
Saturday the 10th of... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:43 by Becky Jones
I have been made aware that our Locally Identified Priorities (LIP's) have caused a stir on some social media sites. We ask local people what they believe are local issues. We do this in a number of ways which includes during face to face interactions and directing people to the online survey. This survey is regularly advertised on our various social media sites.
There is also some confusion over what... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:32 by Becky Jones
In the likelihood of damage caused high winds, Northamptonshire County Council Trading Standards is issuing a warning for people to beware of bogus cold callers.
Trading Standards has advised that rogue traders could use the unusually stormy weather as a way of persuading people that they need work done on their property or garden – such as repairing loose roof tiles or removing damaged trees.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:44 by Becky Jones
Have you heard of Build-a-Bear? It is a shop where children can go to build their perfect furry friend. They decide what they would like – the furriest fur, the biggest heart, the brownest eyes – and then they assemble the parts to create their perfect bear. What has this got to do with parish and town councils I hear you ask?! Well the concept can apply to building the perfect councillor,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:37 by Becky Jones
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a beautiful butterfly.
Perhaps it is the power of positive thinking that is the only thing to cling on to at the moment as the state of public services gets worse and worse.
On 19 October 2017 Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) announced a raft of proposed cuts to public-facing services such as libraries, trading standards, children's... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:13 by Becky Jones