Please visit the **STOP PRESS** and CALENDAR pages for the latest information on Meetings and Events.

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Website Administrator URGENTLY REQUIRED

The current administrator is due to retire on 31st December 2021 and a replacement is urgently required. Please use the Contact Us option to volunteer. If no one is willing to come forward and help this site may not be maintained as from 1st January 2022. (added 04/11/2021)


Next Public/AGM Meeting - ANOTHER CHANGE OF DATE

Due to the implications of Covd-19 we may not be holding a Public Meeting at the United Reformed Church Hall. 

We now propose to hold the Public Meeting/AGM on Wednesday 2nd March 2022 either Face-to-face or via Zoom [venue and date still to be confirmed]

Further Zoom joining details to follow but a very useful guide can be seen from AgeUK: Zoom Meeting Guide. 

If a quorum of at least 15 members attend then the designated management team can be formally ratified. (amended 13/01/2022)


AGM 27th October 2021

A meeting was held on Wednesday 27th October, primarily to elect the new management team, but due to a lack of numbers a quorum threshold of 15 was not met and consequently a vote could not be held. The team will continue in a temporary capacity until a quorum can be achieved at a later public meeting. (added 29/10/2021)


Contact Details for all types of Scams etc:

New Bank Scams Helpline - 159

Stop Scams UK and Global Cyber Alliance have launched the UK-wide 159 call service, which is designed to guarantee consumers a safe route to contacting their banks. But, as yet, not all banks have signed up to this but most of the major banks have.

For more details of when to use this service and which banks are taking part go the Moneysavingsexpert website link:  https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2021/09/stop--hang-up--and-call-159-if-you-re-worried-about-bank-scam-ca/

Suspicious emails

Forward the email to report@phishing.gov.uk.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will investigate it.

HMRC Suspicious Emails

Forward suspicious emails claiming to be from HMRC to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk and texts to 60599, or contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

Text messages

Forward the text message to 7726 - it’s free.

This will report the message to your mobile phone provider.

Adverts

Report scam or misleading adverts to the Advertising Standards Authority. You can report adverts found online, including in search engines, websites or on social media.

You can also report scam or misleading adverts to Google if you found them in Google search results, or report to Bing if you found them in Bing search results.

If you think you’ve been a victim of an online scam or fraud

Contact Action Fraud if you think you’ve lost money or been hacked because of an online scam or fraud. You can:

  • report online - either sign up for an account or continue as a ‘guest’ or call 0300 123 2040

Calendar Updates:

Please have a look at the Calendar from the main menu for Public Meeting details (and cancellations) and any additional Policing events throughout the rest of 2021 and 2022. 


  • Alerts from Action Fraud:

New: The latest Scam alerts from Action Fraud can now be seen on our website under Crime Prevention + - Scams page or via the drop down menu options.


    New Publications: