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Earlswood Wildlife Partnership Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available on the EWP page

Useful information on phone scams

Click on the links below to see some useful leaflets to help protect yourselves against phone scams:

https://www.financialfraudaction.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/3874-Phone-Fraud-leaflet-DL-FINAL.pdf

https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/phone-scams

Don’t be a victim of social engineering

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon 5th October

There is a coffee and cake afternoon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support (www.macmillan.org.uk) at Earlswood Village Hall on Saturday 5th October 2-4:30pm.

The organisers are looking for donations of cake,  raffle and tombola prizes. They are also considering having some stalls eg jewellery, cards. If anybody would like to book a tablet the cost will be £10. All proceeds will go to Macmillan.

Please contact Rose Baggott 07518 361235 for any enquiries preferably evening time. 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF DANZEY GREEN LANE, MILL LANE, TANWORTH LANE AND KEMPS GREEN ROAD, Starting 16 September

The closures are required to allow for drainage works. The Order will commence on 16th September 2019 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier.  However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by the 27th September 2019. The closures are scheduled to be advertised in the local press on the 29th August and the 12th September. The contractor will inform local businesses and residents directly affected by this.

Diversion Notification: M40/ M42 Bridge inspections

Highways England are going to be conducting some bridge inspection work on the M40 and M42. This work will help them to determine if any bridges have any structural issues and need immediate work doing. While these inspections are being undertaken a diversion will be in place diverting traffic off the motorway through our local area. This work will take place on 09/09/2019. The diversion will be in place from 21:00 09/09/2019 to 04:30 10/09/2019.

M42 Traffic Management Bulletin

This details the closures around M42 junction 3 for the week commencing 19 August 2019. There are also two maps showing the diversion routes for access to and from the A435.

Your Call Community Magazine needs a deliverer in Earlswood

Your Call Community Magazines is delivered to thousands of homes around the Solihull Villages area. The distributor that used to cover Earlswood has retired after many years. So they are looking for someone, who would like to be paid to deliver around 500 magazines once every two months. Transport will be needed to get around to all the houses, good rate of pay. To enquire send an email to info@yourcallpublishing.co.uk or call Steve on 07976 777449

Better Connections for Better Lives

This event is a development workshop and networking opportunity for voluntary and community sector groups and organisations who want to support people to flourish through connections to people and community. The event is open to groups and organisations across Warwickshire who are interested in learning more about local and national initiatives that promote community led support to increase people’s connections with others and the local community.

For more information and to book your place, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/better-connections-for-better-lives-tickets-66320716047

Some crime prevention tips for using cash points or ATMS

Before arriving at the ATM

•Have in mind the precise transactions you wish to conduct at the ATM to minimise your time at the machine

•If possible, have your ATM card in your hand on approach to the machine, rather than delve into the wallet or handbag either at the machine or whilst standing in a queue to use it

•Try to use ATMs that are located in busy public places and ones that are well lit after dark. Check to see if anyone is hanging around. Report any suspicious behaviour on 101.

Arriving at the ATM

•Don’t use ATMs that appear visually different from the norm, especially around the card slot. Have extra things be added onto the surfaces of the ATM? (Tell the bank about your suspicions immediately)

•If in the company of a friend or partner have them stand close to you at the ATM to help block views of the keypad

•Be aware of somebody sitting in a car near to the ATM and be very aware of the people standing behind you and off to the side that are close enough to see you input your PIN. If you are at all concerned about the people near you, walk away and come back later or use a different machine. Trust your instincts!

Using the ATM

•Don’t use your mobile phone during a transaction. Be totally focused on the matter in hand

•Try not to be distracted by incidents around you. Be suspicious of people talking to you and of people trying to assist you with your transactions, no matter how friendly they appear to be

•When inputting your PIN always stand up close to the ATM and cover the keypad with your other hand to stop your PIN being seen by people and cameras

•If you are withdrawing cash, place the cash and your card into your pocket or bag immediately and walk away. Don’t stand at the ATM counting it

After using the ATM

•As you walk away from the ATM continue to be aware of the people around you. Try to avoid walking up some poorly observed and quiet backstreet or alley

•If you think you are being followed walk into a shop, a pub, a restaurant or some other busy place

•When getting into your car lock the doors

•Check your bank statements regularly and report any unusual transactions to the bank immediately

•If you think your PIN has been seen or copied change it immediately. You can do this at nearly all ATMs

If you have any questions regarding the above please contact ALCESTER POLICE NORTH SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM via the details below or the Warwickshire Police website.

Team email –Alcesternorth.snt@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk

PC 427 Sue Blundell –Sue.blundell@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk

PCSO 6273 Aadila Hussain –Aadila.hussain@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk

PCSO 6330 Sanjay Singh –sanjay.singh@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk

Team Sgt 542 Robert Shaw –Robert.shaw@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk

Alcester Police Office Phone Number – 01789 444816 (not to be used for emergencies or priority calls. Always report incidents on 101)