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The Milwich Website has a multi-tiered menu structure. Hover over the Menu Tabs at the top of the page to see the lower level options.

The number of posts on the News and Events Page has been reduced. To see all posts in a particular topic, eg. all the Neighbourhood Watch notices, select “Neighbourhood Watch” in the Category box on the Right Hand Side of the page. To see all Posts, select “News” in the Category Box, there may be more than one page of News.

Harvest

Courier Fraud Phone Scam

Your latest Smart Alert.

Residents are being alerted to a courier fraud phone scam that is potentially circulating in the area.

We received two reports yesterday (Monday 15 August) and one today (Tuesday 16 August) of suspicious phone calls from someone claiming to be from a PPI company.

It’s reported that the caller informs the resident that they are entitled to thousands of pounds of PPI refund and that to claim the money owed to them they must pay 10 per cent.

The 10 per cent is requested in various forms, including a cheque, a Moneygram and a Paysafe card. The caller says they will call back to arrange for it to be collected and the rest of the money paid.

In these instances, the intended victims did the right thing – they called the police and did not follow any instructions the caller gave.

Although these residents were in the Tamworth area, these fraudsters can target anyone, anywhere, so please take heed.

This is a scam – please do not engage with anyone who calls you in this way and follow our advice:

Remember, fraudsters are clever – They know how to trick people to get the response and information they want. Never give any details to a stranger over the phone. Do not engage with them and end the call as soon as possible.

Alert others – Please alert elderly or vulnerable family and friends to the above scam to stop them becoming a victim too.

Report any suspicious calls – If you think you may have fallen victim to a suspicious call, please report it as soon as possible to the police.

Anyone with any information on the above incident is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 328 of August 16.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: patrick.connor

Regards,
Ash Connor
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: patrick.connor
Tel: 01785 232584

Please note that there is a change of service time on the 4th September. The 9.30am service is now cancelled and we will be hosting a Methodist circuit team service at 6.30pm in Church. Everyone is very welcome. 

Produce Guild Show

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PCC People Power Funding Window Opens

Your latest Smart Alert.

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from his People Power Fund from today (Monday, 1 August).

As part of his commitment to local communities, the Commissioner is providing £500,000 in 2016/17 through the fund in the form of grants of between £100 and £3,000. The window for the latest round of applications for People Power Funding is now open until 14 September.

The fund is supporting locally-driven community safety activities throughout Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. These could include providing long-term, sustainable positive activities for young people to help reduce anti-social behaviour, mentoring programmes for targeted local groups through to activities that reassure and improve the quality of life in local areas. In the last two years over 200 local projects across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have received People Power Funding.

Mr Ellis said: ‘The Commissioner’s People Power Fund puts half a million pounds back into local communities and is easy and simple to apply for. It’s about local ideas to sort out local issues like anti-social behaviour. If you’ve got a good idea, the People Power Fund may be able to help you achieve it. If you’re a community group with good ideas to cut crime or make your area safer go to the website now to find out more.’

People Power applications need to be sponsored by the group’s Neighbourhood Police Officer or PCSO and will initially be assessed by the local Community Safety Partnership. More details, including application forms, are available at www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/fund

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: patrick.connor

Regards,
Ash Connor
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: patrick.connor
Tel: 01785 232584

Invite Members, Family, Friends and Anyone Interested to

meet

Matthew Ellis

Staffordshire Police Commissioner

on Wednesday October 12th 2016

at 7.30pm

at All Saints’ Village Hall

Milwich

to discuss Rural Crime and Personal Security

News Updates

Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council

The Council will be meeting at 7.30pm on August 17th at Fradswell Village Hall and on September 21st at Green Lea School

Minutes and Agenda to follow when available.

Refuse Vehicle Visit

The refuse vehicle will visit the Village Hall car park on Sat 20th August from 9-10am to collect all refuse, especially bulky items

Milwich W I Report – July 2016

James Kaufman, a Police Dog Handler, explained how he became a Police Cadet for Staffordshire at the age of 18¾years, after 4 years he accepted the position of a Police Officer and after just 1 year he was seconded to the Dog Section and completed a 13 week course. After a further 5 years he became a Dog Handler Trainer and is now a Dog Legislation Officer, which means he deals with dangerous dogs and their problems which may affect the law.

James discussed with members the breeds of dogs the police use, which are usually German Shepherds, Dutch Herders, Belgium Malamars, Labradors and Spaniels. The first three breeds tend to be used for tracking to find people who are trapped or who are hiding, the Labradors and Spaniels are search dogs and used for Drugs, Firearms and Cash used by villains.  Dogs smelling ability is up to 40K better than humans, their hearing is multi directional and their eye sight is very accurate. Police Forces tend to use breeding schemes to acquire their dogs as well as from suppliers who breed dogs for work. Dogs are usually 12 months old before training. In conclusion to his talk members were introduced the Ralph, his Golden Labrador who enjoyed playing with his ball as well as meeting the members!

On August 24th Members are meeting for afternoon tea at Marsh Farm, Abbotts Bromley and in September Mac Joseph’s talk is entitled “Birmingham Back to Backs”

Milwich W I is a friendly Institute and very welcoming. Please contact Sue on 01889 505470 or May on 01889 505518 for any further information.

 Milwich & District Produce Guild

 Our June meeting was postponed until July 7th, when we went on a trip to Denby Pottery, and then on to Felley Priory Gardens.  We felt a bit disloyal, being Stoke on Trent born and bred, buying pottery from Derbyshire- but what can you do?  The gardens at Felley Priory are quite simply stunning, and the weather was quite perfect for strolling around and sitting on strategically placed garden seats.  Our thanks go to Frances Evans for organising the trip so efficiently.  Can’t wait for the next one.

On August 25th, we welcome Mrs. Anita Wright, whose talk, entitled “Let’s Get Ready” will be useful to anyone preparing exhibits for the Annual Show.  The Show this year will be on September 3rd, and all entries must be entered between 9am and 12 noon, on the day. You do not have to be a Produce Guild Member to enter the Show.

The meeting on September 22nd will see the return of Graham and Judy White, who will talk on “A Collector’s Dilemma

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, at All Saints’ Village Hall, beginning at 8pm.

Further details may be obtained from Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161 or m_baggaley@btinternet.com

 

Coffee Shop

Meeting in August on Friday 19th and in Sept on Fridays 9th and 30th from 11-11.40am

 Hot drinks always available

Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available

Change your books at the Mobile Library

The Green Man, Milwich

QUIZ NIGHTS

Tuesdays August 16th and September 6th

8.00 for 8.30pm start
Four players per team £2.00 per player
Prizes for winning team
Light refreshments provided
Good evening’s entertainment
ALL ARE WELCOME

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