Entries by Andrew Buchanan

Wassail at home

Unfortunately, it’s impossible for the traditional Westbury Wassail to take place on Old Twelfth Night (Sunday 17th January) this year. So why not wassail the apple trees in your garden? You’ll find instructions and suggestions on Wassail Theatre’s website to help you. https://www.wassailtheatre.co.uk/wassail-at-home If you do wassail your own trees, take some photos and post […]

Unsolicited phone calls and ways to block them

Roof Insulation Cold Call A villager recently received an unsolicited phone call from Energy Guard Insulation Ltd. in Bournemouth. They called from 02045 122040, but may also use other numbers. The salesman offered a free survey to check roof insulation “…tomorrow while we are in the area … as recommended by the Energy Saving Trust.” […]

Unsuccessful delivery scam

There are a number of “unsuccessful delivery” scams around at the moment, possibly driven by our increased use of online shopping and delivery services. The green link below will show you an email which purports to be from Royal Mail. Fraudsters could, of course, pretend to be from any of the courier companies, so, if […]

HMRC scam email alert

Once again scammers are pretending to be from UK Government. The current one looks like this: (Apologies for the poor quality image) “Aside from the unrelated email address this scam has arrived from, there’s a lot about it that could make you think it’s genuine; the subject line even includes a reference number, while the […]