April 2016

Defibrillator Training: 18th May

Arrangements have now been made for a First Aid course to be held at the Village Hall on Wednesday, 18th May 2016 at 19:30.

There is no charge for the course which lasts for 2 hours and consists of CPR and use of the Defibrillator with a certificate posted to participants at the end of the course.  Tea/coffee biscuits will be available.

Further details – please contact 01746 789257 or e.mail: [email protected]

Please email if you wish to attend

Fraud Alert: Email Payment Requests for Property Repairs

Fraudsters are targeting members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters, via email, will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer and once payment is made the victims of the fraud soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.

Protect Yourself:

  • Always check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact.
  • For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.
  • Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.
  • Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer some protection and avenue for recompense.

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

Register To Vote by 18th April

With only one week to go until the deadline, Shropshire Council is encouraging residents to make sure they are registered to vote.

On Thursday 5 May voters in Shropshire will go to the polls for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections.

The deadline to register, if you want to be able to vote and have your say at these elections, is Monday 18 April.

Claire Porter, Electoral Registration Officer for Shropshire Council, said:

“With only one week to go, time is fast running out to make sure you can take part in these elections in Shropshire. Our message is simple: if you’re not registered by 18 April, you can’t vote.  I’d encourage everyone in Shropshire to act now if you’re not already registered to vote and apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote


If you are not able to make it to your polling station on Thursday 5 May, the deadline for postal vote registration is Tuesday 19 April 2016. If you have not registered by this date, you can’t vote.