Archive for April, 2019

FREE activities in Stone today for 8-17 year olds -Come and Say Hi 🙂

Your latest Smart Alert.

Come and join us for some free multi-sports in Stone today.

For ages 8-17 years old.

1-2pm at Westbridge park

2:15-3:15pm at the common plot (opposite Christchurch school).

There’s no need to pre book the sessions, just turn up and there will be coaches from freedom leisure on the grass areas.

See you soon 🙂

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: sarah.fordham

Sarah Fordham
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: sarah.fordham


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Detectives urge residents to be vigilant following national rise in TV licensing

Hello Mr Mark Burton,

Detectives from Staffordshire Police are urging residents to remain vigilant following a national increase in TV licensing scams.

In seven months, residents across Staffordshire have been duped into losing money to a total of over £20,000.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau have found that fraudsters are sending members of the public fake TV licensing emails to target their personal and financial information.

Since April 2018, 926 crime reports have been made to Action Fraud, with a total of loss of over £830,000. In Staffordshire, residents across the county have been tricked into losing money totalling over £20,000.

A total of 44 reports have been received by detectives, with individual losses ranging between £1,325 and £8,000.

Action Fraud has identified that victims receive a TV licensing phishing email with links to a convincing-looking website that steals personal and financial details.

Within a week or two, victims will receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the fraud department of the victim’s bank. The offenders are then able to convince victims they are genuine banking staff by providing some of the personal details that were received using the fake TV licensing emails and websites.

Detective Inspector Robert Harvmann, senior investigating officer in fraud and cyber crime said: “Fraudsters, will try to panic people into action. Always stop and think before sharing any personal data and don’t engage with ‘cold callers’.

“Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

“Anyone in Staffordshire that feels vulnerable or is able to identify the person they believe is responsible can contact us on 101.”

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

Lydia Hooley
Community Engagement Officer
Community Messaging
Email: nw

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The day and time for the visit of the Mobile Library to Milwich Village Hall has changed. The next visit will be Monday 8th April from 1:45 to 2:05pm.

Subsequent visits will be on alternate Mondays at the same time although there will be no visit if the scheduled day is a Bank Holiday. Therefore the next visit will not be until 20th May followed by the 3rd and 17th June.

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