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In 2014 Leicestershire County Council committed to embark on a series of cost-cutting measures in order to meet the reduction in funding it receives from the Government. As part of these measures street lighting was seen as having the potential to yield substantial savings through the use of LED street lights and the T5 Street Lighting Transformation Project was implemented.
LCC began installing LED street lights in Shepshed in March 2016 and have now installed over 15,000 LED street lights across the county. The T5 project is expected to start in the Glenfield area towards the end of August and as the Parish Council is usually the first point of contact for many people a list of frequently asked questions can be downloaded. More »
Should any residents require further clarification or wish to raise a concern please contact LCC customer service team on 0116 305 001 or email LCC via firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:35 by Beverley Greenwood
People selling their items on online platforms are falling victim to a new type of advance fee fraud. This involves a fraudster, posing as a buyer, sending an email to the seller (victim), agreeing to the full asking price of the item. They state that they are unable to collect the item themselves and will arrange for a courier to pick it up instead.
The fraudster then sends a fake payment confirmation email from a different email address, one which falsely purports to be from a payment platform. In the course of the email exchange, the seller/victim is requested to pay the courier fee. Once the payment is made the contact is broken, the item is not picked up and the money paid for the 'courier' is gone. More »
An example of the most recent emails received by the victim/seller, from the 'Buyer', read:
"I want you to consider this a deal as i am willing to pay your full asking price! i actually want to buy it for a family member who is urgently in need of it, i have checked through your posting and i'm fully satisfied with it. Unfortunately, i would not be able to come personally to view/collect, i work offshore as an instructor on a oil rig so i dont have time at all, but like i said i am 100% OK with the advert"
- Be wary when buyers wish to purchase items at the full asking price without viewing them.
- Check the validity of the payment receipt confirmation
- Avoid paying an advanced fee if you are a seller; should you choose to use a courier, arrange your own.
- Check feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller/buyer. Feedback will give you useful information about recent transactions other buyers/sellers have made.
- If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk. » Less
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:36 by Beverley Greenwood
Residents in Blaby District are being asked to check that details on the household enquiry form, soon to be delivered, are correct.
As part of the Council's annual voter registration canvass, every home will be receiving a form asking residents to check that the information on the electoral register for their address is correct.
Residents will begin receiving their form from Monday 08 August. It is particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for the form to check whether they are registered. More »
The form ensures that the electoral register is up to date. Being on the electoral register is important not just for voting, but may also affect a person's ability to access credit facilities.
Residents can complete the form and send it back to the council for free. It can also be completed online at www.householdresponse.com/blaby. If all details are correct residents can call 0800 197 9871 or text 80212 to confirm.
The canvass will ensure voters will be easily able to take part in the County Council elections taking place across Leicestershire in May 2017.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:53 by Beverley Greenwood