October 2015


Talk Talk Cyber Attack

Cyber Attack
Talk Talk, the phone and broadband provider, has been the victim of a cyber attack on their website commonly referred to as DDoS – distributed denial of service attack. This has led to hackers accessing Talk Talks servers and stealing personal data, which could affect over four million customers. It is currently unknown exactly what data has been stolen but Talk Talk has stated that there is a chance that some of the following data could have been accessed:

  • Name and addresses
  • Dates of birth
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • Talk Talk account information
  • Credit card and banking details

Protect yourself
Be wary of any emails claiming to be from Talk Talk asking for additional information such as passwords even if they are able to tell you specific account details – this could be a phishing email and sent to gain access to your account.

If you have opened an email attachment please ensure you change the passwords for all your bank, email and online shopping accounts.

As well as e-mails be wary of any telephone calls claiming to be from Talk Talk that ask for additional information or want to gain remote access to your computer. Again they may tell you specific details about your account. If you get such a call do not give any details, terminate the call, use a separate telephone line/mobile phone and call Talk Talk back on one of their known numbers to ascertain if the call is genuine.

Monitor your bank accounts for any unusual activity that you believe may be fraudulent.

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ActionFraud Alert: Council Tax Scam

Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate. They normally say that this rebate should be worth about £7,000. Once the victim is convinced, the fraudster tells them that in order to receive the rebate they will need to pay an administration fee in advance. The payment they ask for varies between £60–£350. The victim provides the details and makes the payment, but then is no longer able to make contact with the person they spoke to on the phone. When they phone their council about the rebate and the fact that they are in the wrong tax bracket, the council will confirm that they know nothing about it and that they have been contacted by fraudsters.

The fraudsters have mainly been targeting both male and female victims who are aged 60 and over and live in the Sussex area, but it is likely that the fraudsters will also start to target victims in other areas.

Protect Yourself:

  • Never respond to unsolicited phone calls.
  • Your local council won’t ever phone out-of-the-blue to discuss a council tax rebate. If you receive a call of this nature, put the phone down straight away.
  • No legitimate organisation will ask you to pay an advanced fee in order to receive money, so never give them your card details.
  • If you think you have been a victim of fraud, hang up the phone and wait five minutes to clear the line as fraudsters sometimes keep the line open. Then call your bank or card issuer to report the fraud. Where it is possible use a different phone line to make the phone call.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.


Planning: Faintree Hall Farm: Solar Array

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990

PLANNING REFERENCE
15/02378/FUL

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED:
The installation and operation of a 250kw ground mounted solar photovoltaic array

LOCATION:
Land At Faintree Hall Farm North Of B4364, Faintree, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, .

From Kelvin Hall – Technical Specialist Planning Officer:

We have received amendments for the proposal described above.

You can view the details and submit comments online in Public Access at http://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/. This is the Council’s preferred method of communication.

Alternatively you can view details in reception at : South – Bridgnorth Office .

Any representation in writing should be sent to: Development Management, Cantern Brook Offices, Stanley Lane, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4SF.

I should be pleased to receive any revised / additional comments you may wish to make within 21 days of the date of this notification.


Roadworks: Ditton Priors 14/10/15

Chapel Lane, Ditton Priors, Shropshire
14 October — 14 October Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)
Delays possible due to Streetworks
Overhead Works Only – No Excavation For Switching Service Between Poles at Outside Chapel Cottage, 102 Meters From The Juction With Hall Road Ditton Priors
Responsibility: Western Power Distribution
EToN status: Planned work about to start


Flicks in the Sticks: Woman in Gold – 21/10/15

You may be interested to know that Chetton Village Hall Committee has now arranged the Autumn’ Flicks in the Sticks’ programme which will commence on Wednesday, 21st October at 7.30pm.

 The film   ‘Woman in Gold’ stars Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren in a drama based on the real life story of Maria Altman and her legal campaign against the Austrian government.  Mirren plays Altman who, since fleeing Europe during the Second World War now lives in Los Angeles.  When the death of her sister leads to Altman finding out that a portrait of her aunt painted by Gustav Klimt was stolen by the Nazis from her family home and now hangs in the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, she enlists the help of young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds) and embarks on a legal campaign to reclaim her family losses.

The film has a Certificate 12a.     Coffee/tea biscuits etc. will be sold during the interval (£1).    Admission £4

 The next film on 18th November will be The Theory of Everything which is based on the extraordinary life of Stephen Hawking.


Roadworks: B4364 Neenton 12-16 Oct

B4364 From Clee Brook Bridge To New House Farm Junction, Neenton, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
12 October — 16 October Traffic control (two-way signals)
Delays likely due to Streetworks
Install 158m Of One Way Poly Duct In Carriageway. at Opposite All Saints Church To Approximately 156 Meters North East, B4364 From Clee Brook Bridge To New House Farm Juncti
Responsibility: BT
EToN status: Planned work about to start