Today’s events have been moved because of high winds: St Lawrence Church Fête Now 2pm in the Village Hall. Stalls, tombola and PTA cream teas. Jubilee Live Music Evening Now 6.30pm onwards in the Westbury Inn. Andy will be serving food but is happy for people to bring their own food if they wish.
About Andrew Buchanan
This author has not written his bio yet.
But we are proud to say that Andrew Buchanan contributed 29 entries already.
Entries by Andrew Buchanan
Westbury Community Shop is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with a special window display designed by Charles Wilson.
Cow Parsley The link below takes you to a version of the PEW article with colour photographs instead of black & white. NATURE-NOTES-May-2022.pdf
A reminder that you can sign up for free email warnings about online and other scams from Which? Details here: which.co.uk/scam-alert-service/
OFGEM, the UK energy regulator, has reported a rise in scam calls purporting to come from them. These are clearly trying to exploit people’s concerns about rising energy costs. Remember, Ofgem would never sell you energy, ask for personal information or come to your property. For more details see this webpage: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/information-consumers/energy-advice-households/avoid-and-report-energy-scams
Fraudsters are posing as family members on WhatsApp in order to manipulate you into transferring money. You receive an unexpected but genuine text message from WhatsApp containing a verification code. The text is triggered by fraudsters entering your number into WhatsApp in an attempt to log in to your account. Next, one of your ‘contacts’ […]
The scammers haven’t gone away, and now they’re using COVID travel passes and the ‘omicron’ variant to try and hook you in. Look for the usual signs – poor spelling, unusual use of English and a fairly basic layout. Today there have been two emails going around, neither of which looks like an official NHS […]
There’s another email scam going around at the moment, this time from E.ON. If you don’t buy electricity from E.ON account, you’ll quickly realise it’s a trap, but they may also use other electricity providers. Clues that it’s a spam message include spelling mistakes and the email address it comes from, which is clearly not an […]
An elderly Blagdon resident recently received a phone call from somebody claiming to be from Wessex Water. The caller claimed that there was an outstanding bill of £23.85 related to a ‘standing” bank payment set up some years ago. Fortunately, the resident realised it was a scam call. Wessex Water issued a warning about these […]
A number of UK banks are supporting the pilot launch of a new phone number 159, which is a new way to report fraud and scams. The banks participating are Barclays; Lloyds (including Halifax and Bank of Scotland); NatWest (including Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank); Santander; and Starling Bank. Simply dial 159, and you’ll be […]