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Appeal: please don't feed red kites

posted by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Chinnor Parish Council and the Chilterns Conservation Board are appealing to residents to stop feeding red kites. 
Please click on the link below for full details.
Thank you.

Police alert: Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

posted 8 Jul 2019, 04:04 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

From Thames Valley Police:
What you need to know

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.


What you need to do
  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.
  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.
  • If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

County Councillor's July 2019 report

posted 8 Jul 2019, 00:47 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Please click on the link below for Councillor Steve Harrod's latest report.

July meeting - earlier start

posted 6 Jul 2019, 10:12 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Please note that the parish council's monthly meeting on Monday 15th July 2019 will be starting at 6.15pm rather than the usual 7.30pm.

Oxfordshire fire crews issue water safety advice

posted 28 Jun 2019, 06:41 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Water safety advice is being issued by Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service, concerned that hot weather will tempt people into rivers and lakes to stay cool.

Drowning in the UK is amongst the leading causes of accidental death. There were seven water-related fatalities in Oxfordshire between 2017-2018.

Residents are being warned about the potential risks of open water, how to stay safe; and what to do if someone gets into trouble in the water.

For the full article please go to:

 https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshire-fire-crews-issue-water-safety-advice/

Alert over scam involving Universal Credit

posted 24 Jun 2019, 06:27 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

This comes from Citizens Advice Bureau:
Scammers are using the Universal Credit benefit as a pivotal part of a new sting to target vulnerable people. 
Citizens Advice says scammers are offering loans to their victims and then using their personal banking details to apply for Universal Credit in their names. 
The scam is usually carried out by telephone, so do not accept a loan if you have been contacted by cold calling. If you are contacted in this way, just hang up. In general, personal details should not be divulged on the telephone or in an email. 
The Universal Credit scam is also being carried out in public places. As victims leave job centres and pubs, they are approached by smartly dressed people claiming to be from the Department of Work and Pensions, who then offer "government loans". Instead, the victim is signed up for Universal Credit. The scammers then apply for an advance payment of the benefit. This payment goes to the victim's bank account but the scammers then charge a huge fee, around 50 per cent, for this unnecessary "service". 
Citizens Advice has its own free service to help those applying for Universal Credit for the first time. "Help to Claim" is available over the telephone, face to face, and online through “webchat” and Internet content. 
The national Freephone number for Help to Claim is 0800 144 8444. Telephone and webchat services are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday-Friday) 
For any other issues you might need help with, telephone Citizens Advice Adviceline on 03 444 111 444 or come and see us in person. 
For locations of offices and opening hours see www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/oxfordshire-south-vale

"Turn it off" anti-idling campaign

posted 17 Jun 2019, 03:37 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

District Councils are asking drivers to ‘Turn it off’ if they are stopped for a minute or more

Just one minute of sitting with your car engine running and the vehicle not moving produces the equivalent of 150 balloons of harmful pollutants into the air.

This is why South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have launched a joint campaign to help improve air quality across southern Oxfordshire.

The campaign called ‘Turn it Off’ - www.southandvale.gov.uk/turnitoff - which has been endorsed by Public Health England - is aimed at drivers who leave their engines ‘idling’ - still running even when the vehicle is not moving. This often happens when a vehicle is parked but the driver is still inside, waiting for someone outside a school or a shop.

Air pollution has been identified by a number of organisations including the World Health Organisation, United Nations and the Royal College of Physicians as the biggest environmental risk to health. A recent report from Public Health England estimated that within the UK, air pollution is linked to up to 36,000 deaths each year. Older people and children are most sensitive to air pollutants.

Keeping the engine running while parked contributes to an increase of air pollutant levels. Schools, traffic lights and bus stops are most likely locations for idling.

The councils’ new campaign ‘Turn it off’ aims to educate people about air pollution and the links to engine idling and promoting cleaner ways to drive.

  • Switch off when the car is likely to be stopped for more than 1 minute
  • 1 minute of idling produces twice as many emissions as a moving vehicle
  • 1 minute of idling produces the equivalent of 150 balloons of harmful pollutants
  • Excessive idling is a waste of fuel (and money)
  • People inside cars are exposed to high levels of air pollution, with children especially at risk of harmful effects

Box Tree Lane closure - 23rd-25th July 2019

posted 12 Jun 2019, 07:47 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk   [ updated 12 Jun 2019, 07:52 ]

Part of Box Tree Lane in Postcombe will be closed on Tuesday 23rd July until Thursday 25th July for much needed repairs. Please click on the two links below for full details.

Flytipping - advice

posted 10 Jun 2019, 03:50 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

For any residents looking to get rid of rubbish but want to ensure they use a reputable person who won't flytip, please click on this link for advice:
This page also gives you advice on what to do if you see any flytipping - or you can simply either phone 
03000 610 610. Or email  admin.southoxford@biffa.co.uk
Please always report it.
Thank you.

County Councillor's June 2019 report

posted 10 Jun 2019, 02:41 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

Please click on the link below for councillor Steve Harrod's latest report.

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