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How what3words can help us #KnowExactlyWhere


what3words is now used by 80% emergency services in the UK (including West Mercia Police, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service) and has helped to locate nearly 4,000 incidents since it first started being used. It can also be used to help us locate incidents more easily.

Their system has given every 3m square in the world a unique
identifier made of 3 words – making the location of any emergency
or incident very easy to describe and share. For example
///tortoises.swarm.announce will take you to a precise location
on Ben Nevis where, in February 2020, a group of hikers were
rescued.

To report an incident using what3words:

  1. Download the free what3words app
  2. When you are at the location of the incident open the app and
    tap the arrow icon for current location
  3. Share with the emergency service, the 3 words displayed at the top of the screen
  4. You can also use the photo icon to take a picture of the incident
    and it will automatically add its what3words address

Make sure you have it downloaded on your phone and know how to
use it, to help you have it to hand should you come across an incident or even need to guide the emergency services to your home or that of a neighbour.


Planning: Cruck Barn, Lower House Farm

20/03338/FUL | Erection of a free standing powder coated aluminium glasshouse sited on a dwarf brick wall in keeping with existing brickwork within the property. | Cruck Barn Lower House Farm Chetton Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UF

Reference20/03338/FUL
Alternative ReferencePP-08973117
Application ValidatedFri 28 Aug 2020
AddressCruck Barn Lower House Farm Chetton Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UF
ProposalErection of a free standing powder coated aluminium glasshouse sited on a dwarf brick wall in keeping with existing brickwork within the property.

Comments and details at: http://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?active
Tab=summary&keyVal=QF9U29TDGS100


Planning: 3 St Giles Terrace

20/02271/FUL | Erection of single storey extension to front and side | 3 St Giles Terrace Chetton Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UG

Comments and Details at https://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QBQ23ETDN3E00

Reference20/02271/FUL
Alternative ReferencePP-08784129
Application ValidatedFri 07 Aug 2020
Address3 St Giles Terrace Chetton Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UG
ProposalErection of single storey extension to front and side
StatusPending Consideration

AmazonSmile

Village Hall signs up to AmazonSmile

Support your village hall by doing your Amazon shopping through the above AmazonSmile link. This can also work if you use a mobile app after you have signed up to Smile on the web – just check your settings (click on the burger icon, then settings, then AmazonSmile).

Remember to use the AmazonSmile link rather than shop at the normal Amazon address. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/522488-0


Smartwater

Smartwater distribution

In February, the Parish Council started to supply free packs of SmartWater to each household in the Parish.  During the Lockdown, the Police have kindly co-operated by posting some packs direct to residents, however a few have been returned as ‘not known at this address’.  If you have not received your pack please e.mail the Parish Clerk with your name and address and one will be sent to you.

Eileen Reynolds, Clerk to the Parish Council

clerk@chetton-pc.org.uk


NHS Test and Trace scams

https://www.actionfraudalert.co.uk/

Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million.

The NHS Test and Trace service plays an important role in the fight against coronavirus and it’s vital the public have confidence and trust in the service. However, we understand the concerns people have about the opportunity for criminals to commit scams.

What you need to know:

Contact tracers will only call you from the number 0300 013 5000. Anyone who does not wish to talk over the phone can request the NHS Test and Trace service to send an email or text instead, inviting them to log into the web-based service.

All text or emails sent by NHS Test and Trace will ask people to sign into the contact tracing website and will provide you with a unique reference number. We would advise people to type the web address https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk directly into their browser, followed by the unique reference number given to you, rather than clicking on any link provided in the message.

The NHS Test and Trace service will never:

  • ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
  • ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product or any kind
  • ask for any details about your bank account
  • ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone  
  • ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
  • ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

If you think you have been a victim of fraud, please report it to Action Fraud at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.


There are some simple steps you can take that will protect you from the most common Coronavirus-related scams. Here’s what need to do:

1 – Watch out for scam messages
Your bank, or other official organisations, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you receive an email you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS): report@phishing.gov.uk

2 – Shopping online
If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, for example, by checking to see if others have used the site and what their experience was. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, other payment providers may not provide the same protection.

3 – Unsolicited calls and browser pop-ups offering tech support
Never install any software, or grant remote access to your computer, as a result of a cold call. Remember, legitimate organisations would never contact you out of the blue to ask for financial details such as your PIN or full banking password.

https://www.actionfraudalert.co.uk/

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Catherine’s Bakery delivering to Chetton

Please note delivery service ceased 24th June 2020

The attached price/product list is now available for delivery to Chetton from Catherine’s Bakery.  This now also includes savouries (see link below for menu)

The ordering procedure will be – customers will  order by ‘phone  01746 714499 up to mid-day on Tuesday for delivery on Wednesday.  Usually they will be asked to leave a message with the order, their name, address and telephone number.   The bakery will ‘phone the customer shortly after delivery for payment by credit/debit card. 

Deliveries will be made to a central point in the village and volunteers will then distribute to homes. If you would like to volunteer for this please contact the Parish Council clerk@chetton-pc.org.uk

It would help the delivery volunteers if you could include the What3Words code for your property, you can get this by going to the What3Words website searching for your address and hovering the centre square over your front door. For instance the village hall is “Afterglow.Loser.Milk” https://what3words.com/afterglow.loser.milk

Savouries menu added 1st May 2020 to Chetton Deliveries

Chetton Films Cancelled Mar/Apr 2020

The Flicks in the Sticks showings in Chetton of ‘The Good Liar’ due to be shown on Wednesday and the April film ‘Le Mans 66’ have been cancelled.

If you know anyone who was planning to attend please check that they have got this message.


Planning: Mash House, Lower House Farm

20/00231/FUL | Conversion of outbuilding to form one self contained residential unit as ancillary accommodation to include erection of single storey extension; erection of a detached part open fronted garage/garden store | Mash House Lower House Farm Chetton Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UF

Comments and Details at https://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=Q4EUE2TD08V00

Reference20/00231/FUL
Alternative ReferenceNot Available
Application ValidatedMon 20 Jan 2020
AddressMash House Lower House Farm Chetton Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UF
ProposalConversion of outbuilding to form one self contained residential unit as ancillary accommodation to include erection of single storey extension; erection of a detached part open fronted garage/garden store
StatusPending Consideration
Application Validated DateMon 20 Jan 2020
Actual Committee DateNot Available
Neighbour Consultation Expiry DateWed 12 Feb 2020
Standard Consultation Expiry DateMon 17 Feb 2020
Latest Advertisement Expiry DateNot Available
Last Site Notice Posted DateNot Available
Latest Site Notice Expiry DateNot Available
Permission Expiry DateNot Available
Determination DeadlineMon 16 Mar 2020


Smartwater

Collect your FREE Smartwater pack – Feb 24th

Distribution of SmartWater 

The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, John Campion has invited Parish Councils to join a scheme to supply SmartWater to every household in the Parish.

SmartWater contains a unique forensic code, which, once applied, enables equipment to be traced back to the owner. It is easy to apply and needs only a spot the size of a pinhead to identify property, it is almost impossible to remove and is guaranteed for 5 years.

The SmartWater has been purchased by the Parish Councils and will be supplied free of charge to Parishioners, who will be able to collect and register their pack as follows –

Chetton, Billingsley, Deuxhill, Glazeley and Middleton Scriven Parishioners at

Chetton Village Hall

Monday 24th February

between 3.30pm and 7pm

Smartwater, a water-based solution that is unique to each individual, allows property to be marked and enables the police to identify the owner of the property, and convict the offender if caught with it. 

Telford-based SmartWater manufactures and supplies cutting-edge forensic marking products which can be used to protect all manner of valuables, business assets and vehicles. Every bottle of the liquid carries a unique forensic code which is registered to a specific address. Once applied it is almost impossible to remove and can only be seen under ultraviolet (UV) light.

SmartWater is extremely robust has been independently tested to last the equivalent of 5 years in external weather conditions.


PAVAROTTI (12A) – Chetton (20th Nov)

Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of the most successful opera singer of all-time, Luciano Pavarotti. This reveals how an elementary school teacher created thunder loud enough to make the world take notice and bringing Opera widespread popular appeal. Pavarotti’s optimism is contagious, and his schoolboy-like wonder means there’s a lot to smile at here.

Starring Spike Lee, Princess Diana, Phil Donahue, Bono, Luciano Pavarotti

Tickets
Adult: £4.00 

Time
7.30pm Wednesday 20th November in Chetton Village Hall

Running Time
114

Enquiries
01746 789257

Buy tickets from Arts Alive or on the door


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RED JOAN (12A) – Chetton (16 Oct)

RED JOAN (12A)

DIRECTOR TREVOR NUNN. BIOGRAPHY/DRAMA/ROMANCE


Based on a sensational true story, Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, she’s arrested. The charge: providing classified scientific information about the building of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical, and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace.

Starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00 

Time
7.30pm on 16th October in Chetton Village Hall

Running Time
101

Enquiries
01746 789257

Buy Tckets from Arts Alive or on the door


Smartwater

Smartwater in Chetton

PCC encourages more to take
up offer of Smartwater

In a bid to reduce crime and build a safer West Mercia, Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is calling on more Councils to supply crime deterrent Smartwater in their area.

Back in June, the Commissioner announced his ‘We Don’t Buy Crime – Leading From the Front’ project, which seeks to reduce acquisitive crime throughout West Mercia, and offered to contribute 25% of the kits purchased for councils looking to supply Smartwater in their area.

Smartwater, a water-based solution that is unique to each individual, allows property to be marked and enables the police to identify the owner of the property, and convict the offender if caught with it. Councils are also offered free signage if saturation targets are achieved – to deter offenders and sabotage the re-sale of stolen goods in the West Mercia area.

John Campion said: “So far, I have had six Shropshire Councils put in an application for Smartwater which would cover approximately 3,500 homes. It would be great to add even more homes already protected with Smartwater. We have already seen great successes with Smartwater proving to work, and I would like to see this continue across the rest of our communities.

“Many people that have used SmartWater, and are now living in a ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ town/village, are feeling more reassured and commented on how there is now a more enhanced community spirit.

“This offer will not only contribute to reducing crime but it will provide a further opportunity for us all to work together and make our communities feel safer.”

The Parish Councils of Chetton, Burwarton, Billingsley, Eardington and Morville have all agreed to join the scheme and will be arranging venues, dates and times when Parishioners can call in and collect their FREE pack.

Telford-based SmartWater manufactures and supplies cutting-edge forensic marking products which can be used to protect all manner of valuables, business assets and vehicles. Every bottle of the liquid carries a unique forensic code which is registered to a specific address. Once applied it is almost impossible to remove and can only be seen under ultraviolet (UV) light.

SmartWater is extremely robust has been independently tested to last the equivalent of 5 years in external weather conditions. https://www.smartwater.com/security/


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FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS (12A) – Chetton (18th Sept)

FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS (12A)

DIRECTOR CHRIS FOGGIN. COMEDY/DRAMA/MUSIC

WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2019

A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Starring Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy

Tickets
Adult: £4.00 

Time
7.30pm on Wednesday 18th September in Chetton Village Hall

Running Time
112

Enquiries
01746 789257

Buy Tickets now from Arts Alive or buy on the door.


We Alert

We Alert App

The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting an app which gives real time alerts helping communities to stay safe.

West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch’s We Alert App helps groups of neighbours keep in touch and share safety advice and updates on a range of crime types. Commissioner John Campion has invested in the App which is free to use, interactive and customisable.

He said “The We Alert App brings communities together, helping people to be involved in keeping themselves safe, through the sharing of real time information which enables them to take sensible precautions and work with the police to reduce crime.

I welcome this as part of Neighbourhood Watch’s modern approach, will allows communities to play an active role, caring for others in order to contribute to a safer, more secure society.”

Craig Cox, Chair of West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch said “We alert allows users to engage with communities in a safe and secure way. We have extensive plans for developing the app, to provide additional safety features targeting the elderly and vulnerable and including the possibility of giving the users of the app a means for reporting to the police or other organisations such as local councils.“

Citizens in Policing Lead Chief Superintendent Kevin Purcell from West Mercia Police said: “The innovative ‘We Alert’ application is a fantastic tool that supports and empowers local communities to play their part in reducing crime.

“It keeps communities connected by enabling members to keep up-to-date with community concerns and report any suspicious behaviour or activity they come across.

“We therefore welcome this application as our communities are at the heart of everything we do and play a vital role in helping to tackle crime.”

For more information and details of how to download the App visit: https://westmercianw.org.uk/wealert/


HMRC Fraud Alert

https://www.actionfraudalert.co.uk/
  • Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls and voicemails, to members of the public purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
  • Fraudsters are spoofing genuine HMRC telephone numbers to deceive their victims over the phone. The fraudsters state that as a result of the victim’s non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable for prosecution or other legal proceedings in order to settle the balance. The fraudsters suggest victims can avoid this, by arranging payment to be made immediately by methods such as bank transfer or by purchasing iTunes gift cards.
  • If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, sending bailiffs to the victim’s address or, in some cases, deportation.
  • Often, the period for which the tax is allegedly due is distant enough to guarantee the victim will have little, if any, paperwork or ability to verify the claims. Once the money is paid the suspects sever all contact with the victim.
  • In genuine cases, HMRC will initially make direct contact with you via post/letter and potentially follow up that letter with a phone call at a later date.
  • If HMRC contact you via telephone they will quote the reference number on the initial letter you should have received. HMRC will not discuss something you are not already aware of, like a tax investigation, and will NOT demand immediate payment.

  • Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and contact details), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Instead, contact the company directly using trusted methods such as a known email address or phone number.
  • Legitimate organisations wouldn’t ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using an iTunes gift card, or any other type of voucher. If you’re contacted by anyone that asks you to do this, you’re likely the target of a scam
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Report Phishing attempts. If you receive a call, text or email of this nature and have not lost money, you can report this as phishing to Action Fraud

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