Date Change Of Parish Council Meeting In June – Tuesday 22nd June Sibson Village Hall

The Parish Council are now required to hold Parish Council meetings in public, this is after over 12 months of holding them virtually.

As it currently stands all COVID restrictions are due to be lifted on June 21st 2021, we have therefore made the decision to move the June Parish Council meeting from Tuesday 1st June 2021 to Tuesday 22nd June 2021. By doing this it is hoped there will be fewer restrictions around the guidelines for holding meetings indoors and more councillors/parishioners will have been fully vaccinated.

The meeting will be held at 7:30pm at Sibson Village Hall on Tuesday 22nd June (Agenda to follow), we kindly request if possible that parishioners submit questions/issues via email to the Parish Clerk prior to the meeting rather than attend the meeting in person, this will help us keep the numbers attending to a minimum and help us manage the meeting safely and efficiently. If you have no option but to attend the meeting in  person, please let the Parish Clerk know beforehand so we know how many people will be at the meeting.

Due to this date change Julys Parish Council meeting will be cancelled.

Many thanks for everyone’s co operation in this matter

Enough is enough: stop fly-tipping now!

Enough is enough: stop fly-tipping now!

Sign our open letter to Police & Crime Commissioners and demand action to tackle fly-tipping.

Our letter will be sent to your newly elected local Police and Crime Commissioner next week, with your name added to show the strength of feeling across the country on the issue of fly-tipping.


Dear Police & Crime Commissioner,

Action on fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is a blight on our countryside and incidents are on the increase. Last year alone nearly 1 million cases were reported across the country. Fly-tipping is a crime that needs to be tackled as a priority to prevent our iconic countryside being used as a rubbish tip.

As my elected Police & Crime Commissioner I am asking you to:

  • Work with the UK Government, your local authority, landowners and the waste sector on prevention, clean-up and prosecution
  • fund additional investigative support to help bring offenders to justice, including forensic support to track the source of waste
  • explore technological solutions, eg the use of CCTV in fly-tipping hotspots
  • Raise awareness of the duty of care householders have for disposal of waste to the final disposal point

The current system of reporting fly-tipping is frustrating and confusing, which means the true scale of this problem is hidden. Many farmers and landowners are the victim of this crime​, as they have to spend time and money cleaning up other people’s rubbish. It shouldn’t be this complicated to keep our countryside looking beautiful. Please help care for our countryside and use your authority to make a difference and reduce the scourge of fly-tipping.

Yours sincerely


Please follow the link below to support the campaign.

https://www.campaigns.countrysideonline.co.uk/page/81946/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=BBFnewsletter&ea.url.id=5294058

Notice of Vacancy

Please find below a notice of a vacancy for a parish councilor in Sheepy Magna.

Notice of Vacancy

Road Closure Fenns Lane

Please find below details of a Road Closure on 13th February along Fenns Lane

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Press Release Fenns

Road Closure Ratcliffe Lane Sheepy Magna

Please find details below of a proposed Road Closure on Ratcliffe Lane Sheepy Magna from 15th February 2021

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Press Release RL

!! Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccine scam text !!

Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Service

!! Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccine scam text !!

Criminals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout through a convincing

Scam text to steal people’s personal and financial details

The text contains a link that leads to a convincing fake NHS website with an application form. It asks for your bank / card details in order to ‘check identity’. The NHS will not ask for payment.

Please warn friends and family of this scam text.

Read the full Which? article at https://bit.ly/2WWTJJc

#ThinkQuickNeverClick

#ScamAware

The post can be found at https://www.facebook.com/leicstradingstandards/posts/875514183204958

Temporary Road Closure

Please find details of an emergency road closure at Sibson Road Sheepy Parva

Emergency Press Release

CENSUS 2021

Please find below details of the Census taking place in 2021 if any parishioners are interested in getting involved.

Be Part of Cenus 2021 (1)

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External Auditors Report

Please find enclosed all of the relevant documentation in relation to the closure of the audit  of last years Parish Council accounts. 2019/2020.

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AGAR Section 2 Signed

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Notice of external Auditors

Shop Safely Online Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Nearly Here

Shop Safely Online Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Nearly Here

 

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<https://assets.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/images/site_images/67083_email.png> During ‘Lockdown’, Online Shopping fraud has increased and it is really important people know what to look out for and how to protect themselves from this type of crime especially in the run up to Christmas.

How does online shopping fraud happen?

Online shopping fraud happens when you discover a problem with something you’re buying or selling in an online auction or marketplace, such as eBay, Gumtree or Etsy.

 

Online auctions and marketplaces have become a very popular way of trading online, but fraudsters are using them to take advantage of your trust to sell poor-quality or non-existent items. You may find that something you’ve bought online arrives late or never at all. In some cases the products you’ve paid for are less valuable than shown in the advert, different from the original description, or you weren’t told crucial information about the product or terms of the sale.

 

What can be done if you are a victim?

 

If you paid via bank transfer, debit card or PayPal this guide from consumer rights organisation Which? explains how you might be able to get your money back after you have been scammed.

www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-to-get-your-money-back-after-a-scam <http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-to-get-your-money-back-after-a-scam>

 

How to shop online safely

 

  • Before you enter your payment details into a webpage, ensure that it’s using a secure connection. Look for a small padlock symbol in the address bar (usually next to the web address). The web address of the payment page should begin with https. The ‘S’ stands for secure. Avoid carrying out any financial transactions over unsecure connections, such as public wi-fi.
  • Remember, when you’re making a payment online, you’ll be asked for the 3 digit security (CVV) number on the back of your card; but you should never be asked for your card’s PIN or any internet banking passwords.
  • If you’re buying something online that costs between £100 to £30,000, credit cards offer increased consumer protection over debit cards.
  • If you’re unfamiliar with a site you want to buy something from, do some research first and look for ratings and reviews from customers that have previously used the site. Always be cautious about offers that seem too good to be true, or if a site or seller requests payment via a bank or money transfer service.
  • Always ensure that you install software and app updates as soon as they’re available for your device. Install anti-virus software on your devices and remember to keep it updated. Some forms of malware can intercept and steal the payment details you enter into online shopping or banking sites.

 

How to shop safely on online market places

 

  • Check the item description carefully and ask the seller questions if you’re unsure of something.
  • Know the terms and conditions of the auction website, including its dispute resolution policy.
  • Pay on the auction site every time and don’t click on links the seller sends to you. Never pay by money/bank transfer – use a recognised service such as PayPal which protects your money until you’ve resolved any problems with the seller.

 

Be suspicious if:

 

  • The buyer or seller has a bad feedback history or has only recently set up a new account to avoid a poor reputation.
  • You get a private message or email offering to buy below the current bid or reserve price or to sell a similar item after an auction has ended.
  • You find an expensive item for sale at an incredibly low starting bid. If an offer sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

 

If you have been the victim of a fraud please report it to Action Fraud www.actionfraud.police.uk <http://www.actionfraud.police.uk>  or call 0300 123 2040 Please do not report crime or Incidents via ‘Neighbourhood Link’ as the messages are not always monitored.

 

Rebecca Spilane

Fraud Vulnerability Officer

Leicestershire Police