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Covid_19 pandemic

In these difficult times the Parish Council has set-up a neighbours help scheme to support anyone who is self-isolating. You should have received a flyer through your door with details of a contact person who will help with shopping, collecting medication etc. If you haven't received this please contact the Clerk (Deborah) on 07512 045418 or email

clerk@cogenhoeandwhiston-pc.gov.uk

If you are concerned about the symptoms of the coronavirus please visit the NHS website below or if you do not have internet access call 111. DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP SURGERY OR HOSPITAL UNLESS TOLD TO DO SO BY A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number. 0300 126 1000 (option 5). Individuals can also email nccg.communityresilience.covid19@nhs.net and ask for help.

Local Elections - postponed until May 2021

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51876269

Latest News

It's now easier than ever to contact South Northants Council

It's now easier than ever to contact South Northants Council

South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) has made it even easier for residents and businesses to access information and services with a new online contact form.

The mobile-friendly form allows users to access a huge range of services and information with the click of a button, including finding out about waste and recycling across the district or making a Council Tax payment.

The contact form also gives links to further information about the services provided by the Council, which can help users find the answer they are looking for quickly and in one visit. More »

Users can also upload photos and documents to the form, using a smartphone or computer, which eliminates having to deliver them by hand.

Councillor Andrew Grant, SNC's portfolio holder for customer services and IT, said: "The web form is a really useful resource for South Northants residents as it enables them to access information about a huge range of council services, in one place, from their mobile phones or tablets.

"It is more important than ever to ensure information about our services can be accessed remotely and as easily as possible. This new feature on our website allows residents to engage with us 24/7 and get the answer they need quickly.

"A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes with staff from across the Council to develop this new service, and we hope residents agree that it is now much easier to find what they are looking for and much more customer-focused."

Cllr Grant went onto say: "By developing more of our services online, we are able to free up time for our customer services team to focus on helping customers with more complex queries".

Visit www.southnorthants.gov.uk and click on 'contact us' on the homepage to access the new form.

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Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:02 by Deborah Rush

South Northants Council latest parish update

South Northants Council latest parish update

Parish update, dated 1st September is now available to download from South Northants Council's website:

https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/downloads/download/689/parish-updates

Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 09:41 by Deborah Rush

Courier Fraud - Please Warn Elderly Relatives about This Scam

Courier Fraud - Please Warn Elderly Relatives about This Scam

Police officers will NEVER ask you for money – please warn elderly relatives about this emerging scam

Fraudsters pretending to be police officers are repeatedly targeting the elderly in Northamptonshire.

Over the past few months, a number of incidents have taken place across the county where fraudsters have pretended to be police officers conducting covert investigations in order to gain the trust of elderly people with the aim of scamming them out of their money. More »


What is Courier Fraud?

Courier fraud occurs when a fraudster contacts victims by telephone purporting to be a police officer or bank official. To substantiate this claim, the caller might be able to confirm some easily obtainable basic details about the victim such as their full name and address.

The caller may also offer a telephone number for the victim to telephone or ask the victim to call the number on the back of their bank card to check that they are genuine. In these circumstances, either the number offered will not be genuine or, where a genuine number is suggested, the fraudster will stay on the line and pass the victim to a different individual.

After some trust has been established, the fraudster will then, for example, suggest;

  • Some money has been removed from a victim's bank account and staff at their local bank branch are responsible.
  • Suspects have already been arrested but the "police" need money for evidence.
  • A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is operating fraudulently and they require assistance to help secure evidence.

Victims are then asked to co-operate in an investigation by attending their bank and withdrawing money, withdrawing foreign currency from an exchange or purchasing an expensive item to hand over to a courier for examination who will also be a fraudster.

At the time of handover, unsuspecting victims are promised the money they've handed over or spent will be reimbursed but in reality there is no further contact and the money is never seen again.


Protect yourself

  • Your bank or the at your bank. If it's cancelled, you should destroy it yourself.

Spot the signs
  • Someone claiming to be from your bank or local police force calls you to tell you about fraudulent activity but is asking you for personal information or even your PIN to verify who you are.
  • They're offering you to call back so you can be sure they're genuine, but when you try to return the call there's no dial tone.
  • They try to offer you peace of mind by having somebody pick up the card for you to save you the trouble of having to go to your bank or local police station.

How it happens

You may get called on your mobile or landline by someone who claims to be from your bank or the police. They say their systems have spotted a fraudulent payment on your card or it is due to expire and needs to be replaced.

They might suggest that you hang up and redial the number of their bank or police force to reassure you that they're genuine. However, they don't disconnect the call from the landline so that when you dial the real phone number, you're still speaking to the same fraudster.

They'll then ask you to read out your credit or debit card PIN or type it on your phone keypad. They may ask for details of other accounts you hold with the bank or elsewhere to grab more information.

Then they promise to send a courier to you to collect your bank card. The fraudster will have your name, address, full bank details, card and its PIN, and withdraw cash using the card and may even use the information to commit identity fraud in your name.

If you've given your bank details over the phone or handed your card to a courier, call your bank straight away to cancel the card.

Message Sent By
Susan Fletcher (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Northamptonshire)

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Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 09:35 by Deborah Rush

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