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 […]
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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.” […]
COVID 19 vaccine text Scammers are taking advantage of the COVD vaccine rollout to send ‘phishing’ texts. One example of this reads: ‘We have identified that your are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and then prompts you to click on a link for further information or to ‘apply’ for the vaccine. If you click […]
This morning there were just 12 calendars left in the Community Shop. The 2021 edition features excellent photos of local wildlife taken by members of the village Wildlife WhatsApp group Remember that 100% of the £7 goes to support the shop. PS: If you’d like to join the Wildlife WhatsApp group, leave a comment below.
The number of scams going around appears to be fairly high at the moment, so here are two reliable sources of information that will help you to avoid being taken in. Which? offers free scam alert updates by email “Which? cuts through the noise to find the facts. From dodgy coronavirus phishing emails to phoney […]
Recently we’ve seen a couple of warnings about delivery scams which people were sent by friends. One is genuine, the other a hoax, and yet they look fairly similar. PDS […]
A reminder for members that the 2020 AGM is online at 6pm this evening. The link to join the Zoom meeting is in the email sent to all members on Saturday 14th November, along with the agenda and other documents.
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 […]
Bank Text Scam There’s a very convincing text message scam going around at the moment. It purports to come from a well-known bank, and says that you have set up a new payee. The same scam uses a number of different banks. The screenshots below show two examples, one apparently from HSBC, the other […]
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 […]