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Scams

Scams Bulletin 12

Just a single focus for this bulletin. An excellent guide to avoiding scams by Age UK. Although of course it’s written for the older audience, it’s very clearly presented and is relevant to everyone. The 40 pages clearly explain the types of scam and fraud, how to avoid them and what to do if you […]

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Community Covid-19 General Local News Miscellaneous

School gates – severe lack of social distancing

With a rise in school related Covid cases, I have looked more closely as i have been passing any school gates at arrival or leaving times over the last week, and I am amazed at the total lack of social distancing where the children and parents are gathering together. No names, but I passed one […]

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Community Covid-19 General Local News Meetings

New week – New rules!

So…… another set of rules in regards to gatherings both inside and outside of the home ! Thus far, we have been very lucky and fortunate that reasonable observation of previous rules have left this area very low in Covid 19 cases and deaths. However, several public house, club and restaurant areas have become the […]

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Scams

Scams Bulletin 11

We took a short break last week from the bulletins. But we’re back and here are a few more useful bits of information for you. The first is a section on the NatWest website. They have lots of resources and information about steering clear of scams and fraud. Visit it here https://www.natwestinternational.com/global/fraud-and-security/spotting-scams.html The media are […]

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Community Covid-19 National News

Hols over – back on line

Karl and I have both had time away from work, so this is me returning to the fold, fully refreshed. So, Covid 19 restrictions are lifting / closing, according to where you live, and what you may do for a living, and the confusion on proper and correct scientific evidence is as muddy as ever. […]

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Scams

Scams Bulletin 10

This week a warning about a PayPal fraud where the scammers use Facebook Messenger to pretend to be a friend or relative asking with help to use a Paypal account after they’ve supposedly sold an item on ebay. If you’re on Social Media and have a Paypal account then this is one for you. All […]

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Crime Information General

Discounts on security equipment

The National Safety in Neighbours anti-burglary campaign continues (see our first blog about this here  and the second here) and we’d repeat our messages about protecting your property. Remember that you need to think about ways to: – Protect your perimeter – Protect your building – and Protect your contents There is currently an offer […]

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General Local News

Who you gonna call?

When you, a friend, family member, neighbour or local resident needs help or support, do you know who you should be calling? You’ll know 999, 101 and 111, but what about other local services and support organisations? Why not get a list of numbers together and keep them by your phone, in your diary or […]

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OurWatch

August newsletter published by OurWatch

The latest e-newsletter from OurWatch (the national Neighbourhood Watch network https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/) has just been published. Read about it here or download it as a .pdf directly here. Always useful to catch up with the latest national news and share with others in your own NWG.

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National News

Your opinion matters

Over 20000 people have already completed the quick survey that OurWatch (the national Neighbourhood Watch network https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/) has open at the moment. The survey needs completing by tomorrow (21st August). The National Neighbourhood Watch Impact Survey is unique and an opportunity to contribute to the national conversation about how best Neighbourhood Watch serves our community. […]

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Scams

Scams Bulletin 9

This week’s very brief discussion is about your letter box and the scam letters that come through it. Although we focus a lot on email scams, postal scams have been around a lot longer and reach a lot of people who are not even connected to computers. Postal scams trick the reader into assuming they […]

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Local News Prevention

Cycle theft has increased but you can do plenty to protect your own

Cycling is having a boom at the moment and new bikes are in short supply. Unfortunately this has also resulted in an increase in cycle thefts locally. In July there were 72 bikes stolen across North East Lincolnshire with thefts taking place across all areas. This is 27 more than in June and a worrying […]

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Local News

Financial and Wellbeing support booklet published to ensure people know where to get support

A local guide has been published explaining exactly who to contact to get advice and support around a range of issues related to finance and wellbeing. Please share this around your own networks and community so that it’s as easy as possible for people experiencing hardship to find out who to talk to. Download the […]

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Crime Information National News OurWatch

Safety in Neighbours anti-burglary campaign ongoing

The national OurWatch campaign “Safety in Neighbours” is all about making sure we’re all playing our part in protecting our property and possessions to make it harder for opportunistic burglars to get busy. Visit the Campaign page here and tell your neighbours! This week I’m reminded of the useful burglary prevention pages in the Neighbourhood […]

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Local News Network News Tech

The NEL Watch Discussion Site is now even easier to register to use

We’ve made it even easier to use our new, online discussion space. You can now visit the Network at www.biglocalnorthcleethorpes.org.uk/nelwatchnetwork and simply click on the sign in/register button at the top and ask to register as a new user. Once you’ve followed the steps it asks you to, we’ll get your application to register and […]