Stratford Town Trust provides around £2 million each year to the community through its grants and activities. Since it was formed in 2001, more than £25 million has been awarded. To ensure our grants are serving the people of Stratford in the best possible way, the Town Trust is developing a community strategy to inform its future direction.
And they need your help.
They are seeking input from the whole community on what works, what doesn’t and what Stratford needs.
Do you have an idea for a project?
Think mental health services need more support? Or sporting activities? Better facilities for the older population or our younger generation? Tell them that too.
The survey will run from February 23rd to March 24th and is open to everyone – you do not need to be a member of the Town Trust.
It takes just minutes to complete. Go to www.research.net/r/StratfordCommunityStrategy and be part of it.
For more information, please call 01789 207111.
A resident living on Earlswood Common recently suffered a break while he was asleep at night. Entry was forced via a double glazed upvc door at the rear of the property. The thieves took his wallet and my car.
The thieves used a technique called “lock snapping” to get through the door. More info in the link below. It can take only about 15 seconds to get into your house using this method. It’s shockingly easy. Your doors are not as secure as you think they are.
Information on the groups ad course run by the Coventry & Warwickshire Recovery & Wellbeing Academy
Payment diversion alert
Fraudsters are emailing members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer. Once payment is made the victims of the scam soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.
- Always check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact.
- For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.
- Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.
- Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer protection and an avenue for recompense.
If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.