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Protect yourself or others from potential harms of online gaming

You are invited to attend this FREE event in Warwick on 26 April to find out more about what you can do to help protect yourself or others from potential harms of online gaming. The event will also look to talk about safeguarding and how to keep young people safe. For more information click on the link below.

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January 2018 Newsletter

This will soon be dropping through your letter boxes. If you want to read it now click on the link below

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Quiz Evening 23 February

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
Earlswood Village Hall, Shutt Lane, Earlswood, Friday 23rd February 2018 – starting 7.30pm (doors open from 7pm)
Teams of six, if you do not have six in your team, don’t worry – all will be sorted on the evening
All funds go towards the Earlswood Lakes Fundraising Committee (ELF), who raise funds for the benefit of the local
Tickets are £7.50 each or a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 young people £25.00 and include a fish and chip supper.  Veggie burgers also available.  Raffle and reasonably priced bar, so no need to bring your own.  Prizes for the winning team.
Tickets available on 01564 702145.

Better internet security in two minutes

A message from Action Fraud

Domain Name Systems (DNS) are like public phone books for the web. They are the reason you only need to remember a website’’s name and not its IP address (think of these as phone numbers for computers). When you type “www.youtube.com” into a browser, a DNS service translates that into the associated IP address (199.223.232.0) for you.

Imagine a phone book that automatically filters and removes phone numbers known to be used for fraud. That’s what Quad9 does for websites. Quad9 provides an automated way to protect yourself and your business by blocking access to known malicious websites, like phishing sites designed to steal personal or banking details.

Quad9 checks the website to determine if it’s malicious.

Visit Quad9.net for a step-by-step guide on how to improve your online security in two minutes.

Vacancies for two parish councillors to be filled by co-option

PARISH COUNCIL OF TANWORTH-IN-ARDEN

NOTICE OF 2 VACANCIES TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION

The Senior Electoral Officer of Stratford District Council has confirmed that the regulation 10

requests from electors have not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the casual vacancies by co-option.

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986

the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

Provided a person is 18 years of age or older on the day they become nominated for election and also satisfies at

least ONE of the following they may apply:

  • They are registered as a local Government elector for the parish
  • They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish.
  • Their principal place of work during the preceding 12 months have been in the parish
  • They have during the whole of the preceding 12 months resided in the parish or within 4.8km (3 miles) of it.

The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.

The Parish Council meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. If you would like any further information please call the Parish Clerk on 01564 703 200 or e-mail office@tanworth-pc.org.uk

Julie White

Parish Clerk

Planned upgrade to the M42/M40 interchange

Highways England plans to improve the M40 and M42 motorways between M42 Junction 3 and 4 and M40 J16 by making them smart motorways. The work should start by March 2020. More information

 

Superfast broadband -cabinet 3 is now live

We are delighted to advise you that all the hard work has paid off and that superfast broadband is now available in parts of Earlswood. Cabinet Earlswood 3 has been upgraded, meaning that properties connected to the upgraded cabinet may now be able to order the improved service.

For residents to check which cabinet they are connected to and what speeds they might achieve, they should visit https://www.dslchecker.bt.com/. For the best results they will need to be able to enter a BT landline number for the property. If they do not have this then they can use their address, but it may be less accurate. It should be noted that customers are not restricted to buying a service from BT and that can go to any Internet Service Provider (ISP).

There are a number of different Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and it is best to check carefully as there are a wide range of packages available, with some including telephone calls and even TV options. Websites like MoneySavingExpert.com and Broadband Genie can give free, impartial advice on cheap broadband dealsand provide information on which packages might be best for specific needs.

The ‘About Broadband’ section on the CSW Broadband website has lots of information about Internet Service Providers, a very useful jargon buster to help people to get through the sometimes baffling terms surrounding broadband, and lots of self-help guides so that users can get the most from the new, improved service.

 

Never to trust texts or calls from banks asking you call them on a specific number about a problem

I know we are all very savvy but there was a worrying story in the Guardian
newspaper recently warning never to trust texts or calls from banks (however
trustworthy they appear) that urge us to use a specific telephone number to
dial about a problem.

The scammers may say or text there has been what they think is a large
withdrawal or some mistaken transaction. We need to contact the bank’s fraud
department.

The answer is always phone the bank back on a known number such as that
given on the back of a debit or credit card.  Never use the one the
fraudsters suggest and always check the telephone line has disconnected
before dialling any number after a call to you.  Perhaps dial another number
first before the bank to clear the line.

The Guardian says this scam could happen because a third party like Uber may
have been hacked giving access to name, telephone number, address and part
of debit or credit card number.

Of course, none of us would ever fall for a trick like that.

Healthwatch Warwickshire News

November News Update

 

 

Superfast Broadband Project Update December 2017

Click on the link below for the December newsletter

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