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Event: Bikes Reunited in Stafford!

Your latest Smart Alert.

Officers from Stafford Neighbourhood Policing Team are running two community events at Stafford police station on 25 and 26 August, as part of their ongoing operation to tackle bike theft in the Borough.

On Saturday 25 August, the team will be hosting a Drop-In Bike Frame Marking Event. Officers will be handing out 350 bike marking kits for members of the public who bring their bike along and are happy for the specially trained officers to apply the marking for them.

The kits have been funded through the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Office, using Proceeds of Crime money. As there are a limited number of kits available, they will be provided on a first come, first served basis and proof of address to show that you reside in the Stafford area will be required. The event will run from 10-3pm or earlier if kits are all used.

On Sunday 26 August, the ‘Bikes Reunited’ event aims to reunite stolen bikes with their rightful owners. Members of the public who have been victims of bike theft during 2018 are invited to the event. They must bring with them a related crime reference number or incident number issued by Staffordshire Police, must have proof of ownership (either a form of receipt or proof of purchase), photograph of the bike in question and they must have a good description of the bike with any distinguishing features to identify it by. The event will from 10-2pm.

Members of the public attending are asked to find their own parking as there is none available at Stafford Police Station, and are also reminded that cycling through Stafford town centre is not permitted.

Both events will be held in the rear yard of the police station, and the public should attend via the large blue gates at the side of the station, in Tipping Street (next to Stafford Magistrate’s Court building).

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Regards,
Paula James
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: nw

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The Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council Meeting will take place at Fradswell Village Hall on Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 7.30pm.

The Agenda for the meeting can be seen by clicking here

Draft Minutes of the previous meeting are available by clicking here.

A full list of all our councillors can be seen by clicking here. Contact them if you wish to raise issues relating to the Parish. Dr. Malcolm Calhaem and Mr. Fergus Cameron represent Fradswell, the remaining Councillors represent Milwich parishioners.

If you want to find out more about the role and responsibilities of the Parish Council and its Councillors then click on this link to take you to the Communities, Parishes and Local Councils website.

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Fraud Alert: Whale Phishing Campaign

Your latest Smart Alert.

National Crime Agency Fraud Alert – Fraudsters claiming to represent UK Secretary of State for Defence or the Defence Permanent Secretary targeting high net worth individuals.

Unknown fraudsters have contacted high net-worth individuals, claiming to be acting or working on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence or the Defence Permanent Secretary, and has attempted to fraudulently obtain substantial sums of money to pay ransom money, on behalf of UK Government, for the release of UK nationals held hostage overseas.

To date, the fraudsters have targeted business leaders or wealthy persons and requested varied amounts of money.

The fraudsters have sought to engage the intended victim via their office or Personal Assistant, initially through email.

Emails have been spoofed to purport origination from a sender within the UK Ministry of Defence, and used variations of "From" addresses with domains designed to mimic Gov / MoD organisations. The emails did not contain any attachments or links.

The fraudsters have attempted to engage the target victim into providing monies on behalf of the government for the purpose of paying hostage ransom money for UK nationals held abroad.

To date no attempts have been made in Staffordshire, that we are aware of, however this still remains a threat.

We would always advise the following:-

  • Never disclose security details, such as your PIN or full banking password
  • Don’t assume an email, text or phone call is authentic
  • Don’t be rushed – a genuine organisation won’t mind waiting
  • Listen to your instincts – you know if something doesn’t feel right
  • Stay in control – don’t panic and make a decision you’ll regret
  • Avoid engaging with the fraudsters via phone or email. Hang up the phone and never reply to suspicious emails.
  • Never transfer money.
  • Keep hold of any communications from the fraudster for evidential purposes, including phone numbers, emails and IP data.
  • Report to Action Fraud.

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: nw

Regards,
Paula James
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: nw

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Appeal: Did you witness a collision on the Uttoxeter Road, Hilderstone?

Your latest Smart Alert.

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision that resulted in a woman’s death and a man suffering serious injuries.

Officers were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the Uttoxeter Road in Hilderstone, near the junction with Jolpool Lane, at around 1:05pm on Sunday 5 August. The collision involved a blue, four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage that was being pulled by a single brown horse in the direction of Stone. The carriage finally came to a stop near Heath Farm, approximately 500 yards away from the initial collision.

The collision resulted in the 55-year-old man driving sustaining serious leg injuries. A 60-year-old woman, who was riding as a passenger, was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital where she died shortly after.

Specialist officers are supporting the family at this difficult time.

Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for help to establish the series of events that led up to the collision. If you witnessed the collision or saw the horse and carriage, please contact 101 quoting incident number 477 of 5 August.

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Regards,
Paula James
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: nw

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Community funding opportunity for road safety projects

Your latest Smart Alert.

The next round of Staffordshire’s Road Safety Grant Fund will be open for applications from 1 August to 14 September 2018.

Applications for up to £5000 are invited from community based groups within Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Full information is available on the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership website:

www.staffssaferroads.co.uk/my-community/road-safety-grant-fund

If you have any questions about the Road Safety Grant Fund please email info

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Regards,
Paula James
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: nw

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