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Mill Lane Dog Exercise Area NOW OPEN

Mill Lane Dog Exercise Area NOW OPEN

The dog exercise area on Mill Lane, just past the allotments, is now open for use for dog walkers who wish to let their dogs off the lead. There is a double entry system for added safety and the whole area has been installed with wire mesh fencing to keep the area secure. Dog bins have been provided and we urge those using the area to pick up after their dogs please.

Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:22 by Beverley Greenwood

Sports Awards 2019

Sports Awards 2019

Blaby District Council are pleased to announce that nominations for their upcoming Sports Awards are now open!

This year they are celebrating ten years of Sports Awards and therefore are hoping to make the evening extra special.

The event will be held at The Marriott Hotel on 19 November and the compere for the evening will be BBC Radio Leicester's Ian Stringer.

There are 8 categories including Blaby LSA Special Recognition, Sports Person of the Year and Community Engagement. See below for the categories and nomination form. More »

For more information or to nominate online please visit https://www.sportblaby.org.uk/sports-awards » Less

Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:50 by Beverley Greenwood

“Stop, report, talk: Be #scamaware” says Citizens Advice Leicestershire

“Stop, report, talk: Be #scamaware” says Citizens Advice Leicestershire

Under the slogan "Stop, report, talk: Be #scamaware" Citizens Advice Leicesetershireis encouraging people to talk about their experiences and look out for others, particularly more vulnerable people.

More than half of all scams reported to the Citizens Advice consumer service in the last year used well-established, offline methods. These classic tactics from the scammers' playbook include unsolicited doorstep selling, mail and cold calling, and saw people lose an average of almost £3,000. More »

Fraudsters using these methods are known to overwhelmingly target older, more vulnerable people.

Tony Wells, Local Business Leader of Citizens Advice Leicestershire - Blaby Branch said:

"'Stop, report, talk: Be #scamaware' is our message to people in Blaby area.

"We're finding that although many people have come into contact with scammers, very few people are speaking up about this issue.

"People can sometimes feel foolish or embarrassed reporting their experiences, but sadly this means perpetrators are getting away scot-free."

"In reality, all of us can have the bad luck of being targeted with a scam. We hope this Scams Awareness campaign will encourage people to share their stories and learn tips to stop scammers from running off with people's money."

To help stop more people being fleeced by these types of scams, Citizens Advice Leicestershireis sharing the following tips on how to spot them.

If you're worried that someone you know has become victim to a scam, look out for the following. Are they:

  • Receiving more mail than usual?
  • Receiving unsolicited calls or spending more time on the phone?
  • Struggling with money or have they withdrawn large amounts of cash recently?

If you think someone you know is being scammed, take the following steps:

  • If you're worried about telephone scams look into installing a call blocker
  • Encourage them to tell their bank immediately if there is any suspicious activity or transactions from their account or credit cards
  • Report the scam to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service online or by phone on 03454 04 05 06. They will give you advice on what to do next and report the scam to Trading Standards
  • Report the scam to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
  • If they're struggling to pay bills or outstanding debts encourage them to visit their local Citizens Advice

You can also take the following steps to safeguard yourself and others:

  • Be suspicious if you're contacted out of the blue, even if it's from a name you recognise
  • If it sounds too good to be true it probably is
  • Never send money to someone you've never met
  • Never give out your bank details unless you are certain you can trust the person contacting you
  • Don't be rushed – you never need to make a decision straight away and if you feel pressured say "no"
  • Suspect a scam? Hang up, wait five minutes to clear the line or use another phone to call
  • Don't suffer in silence – speak out about scams
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Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 15:32 by Beverley Greenwood

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED - SCARECROW EVENT

Have Fun and Enjoy - Weekend of the 28th & 29th September 2019

Get together with Friends, family, neighbours or community groups and make a SCARECROW

The theme for the first year is "ENTERTAINMENT"

Give your imagination free rein, it can be anything you like. Prizes will be given for an individual entry, a group entry and a street entry as judged by EMAS.

Click here for the application form - closing date is Friday 30th August 2019

in aid of EM AIR AMBULANCE

Charity no. 1098874 CALL SIGN HELIMED 54

Organiser is Carol Knill 0770 929 4872