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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.

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Advice: Car Key Burglaries

Your latest Smart Alert.

We are reminding residents to be on their guard and to review home and vehicle security following a number of burglaries where offenders have targeted the property with a view to stealing the keys and vehicle at the property.

We would urge residents to ensure their property is secure at all times, including all doors and windows and that items of value and keys are stored away out of view.

Offenders often target properties with high value/high performance vehicles on the driveway however this is not always the case! If keys are visible through windows and doors then offenders will break in; take the keys and make off in the vehicle.

Let’s not make it easy for them!

If you have any information which could assist us with our enquiries, please contact us on 101 or anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For more home and vehicle security advice and information please visit the force website at www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention.

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

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

Independent Custody Visitors

Your latest Smart Alert.

On behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner;

Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are appointed by the Police and Crime Commissioner to check on the wellbeing of people being held in custody by the police.

We are currently recruiting for Independent Custody Visitors to join the Northern Area Panel, the Southern Area Panel and the Lichfield Trent Valley Panel.

Get involved and click the below link;

https://www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/independent-custody-visitors/

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: lydia.hooley

Regards,
Lydia Hooley
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: lydia.hooley

The Audit of the Parish Council Accounts has been concluded and the Notice has been issued – click here to see this Notice.

Fraud Alert: ‘Something for you’ Postal Delivery Cards

Your latest Smart Alert.

Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.

The cards which lack the Royal Mail logo look almost identical to the ‘something for you’ slips that are posted through homes when a delivery can’t be made.

To organise a redelivery the cards urge recipients to call a 0208 number, which is not registered to Royal Mail. After ringing the number the automated message asks for your details and consignment number.

Customers should check delivery cards very carefully to ensure they are geniune and remain vigilant. Although this card is similar to the Royal Mail card the Royal Mail logo is crucially missing.

Customers should consider whether they are expecting delivery. If in doubt, do not call the number provided, give your details or personal information and get in touch with Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

For the latest fraud alerts, information and advice visit https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/8201/Latest-Fraud-Alerts

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

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

The Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council Meeting will take place at Fradswell Village Hall on Wednesday 16th August 2017  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.

The Refuse Vehicle will be at All Saints’ Village Hall Car Park, Milwich on Sat 16th Sept from 9-10am for collection of all refuse, especially bulky items

July News

Milwich & District Produce Guild

On June 22nd we welcomed Mr. Ron Rock whose talk entitled “A Garden Fit For Bees” gave members an insight on the many varieties of bees, and what to plant to entice them into our gardens and meadows.

On 24th August we have a visit from Mrs. Margaret Bullock, who will talk on “The National Memorial Arboretum”. 

Our Annual Show will be held on September 2nd. Unfortunately, this will be the last show. It is an open show, and we would like to encourage everyone to take part, and try to win one of the many cups and trophies. Schedules are available from The Green Man, or our chairman, Mike Baggaley ( 01889 270161). 

On September 28th, we welcome Barbara Andrew, whose talk entitled “Grandma was a Suffragette” promises to be a very enjoyable evening.

Our meetings are usually held in All Saints” Village Hall on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning at 8pm, Visitors are always welcome.

FREE for collection 

8 interlocking display screens approx: 8 foot by 4 foot. 

These will be available for collection after the Annual Show on September 2nd.

Details from Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161, or m_baggaley@btinternet.com

Pre-School Newsletter

Well it’s that time of year again when we all start to relax and enjoy our summer holidays, so Milwich Pre-School and Lollipops Wraparound Care would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the hard work and dedication from parents to grandparents, auntie and uncles, friends and the local community. Without your support we couldn’t run our small rural pre-school. A big thank you must also go to all the teachers at Green Lea School, who support and help us every day.

I think everybody involved in Pre-School and Lollipops Wraparound Care would like to extend their thanks to all the amazing staff, who always go above and beyond. And finally the biggest thank you must go to the children, who make Milwich Pre-School and Lollipops Wraparound Care the vibrant, fun and exciting place to be and work at.

We hope everybody has a wonderful summer, and we are already planning lots of great things for the new school year, which will hopefully include a forest school session. So stay safe and we will see you in September.

Pre-school will be offering the 30 hours funding from September (subject to criteria). Please see a member of staff for more details.

Milwich Pre-school is now open 5 days a week (subject to numbers), Monday – Friday. Sessions are 9:00am – 1:30pm or 9:00am – 3:00pm. Also available lollipops wraparound care. Sessions from 7:30am – 9:00am and/or 3:00pm – 5:45pm (term time only). For any further information please contact 07974 719522

Milwich Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP 

Opening Fridays 11th Aug, 1st and 22nd Sept from 10.30 –  11.30am

Hot drinks always available

Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available  

Change your library books at the Mobile Library 11 – 11.40am