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Annual Parish meeting 2020

7 June 2020

 

Fressingfield PC

FRESSINGFIELD ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

which would have normally taken place in April, has been postponed indefinitely. 

 

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Keeping safe against scams

5 May 2020

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Unfortunately, there are still a number of people involved in scams, online, by phone and at your door. They are trying to take advantage of the Coronavirus pandemic. Please keep yourself and others safe by being aware of the scams that are around.
There are places that you can access support and safeguard yourself against scams.
They include:
Suffolk Police: If you encounter a person carrying out a doorstep scam and their behaviour is threatening then you can call the emergency services for immediate support. If there is no immediate danger you can contact your local police.
You can call the emergency services on 999.
You can call your local police force on 101.

Suffolk Trading Standards website offers this advice on spotting and dealing with scams:

How to spot a scam

Scammers will:

    • contact you out of the blue
    • ask for personal or financial details
    • put you under pressure to respond quickly
    • ask you to keep their offer a secret
    • make promises that sound too good to be true

You should:

    • verify their identity
    • lookout for grammatical or spelling mistakes
    • never give out your bank details
    • never send money to someone you don’t know
    • say no to persuasive sales talk

There is a national campaign that encourages everyone to take a stand against scammers. It is called 'Friends Against Scams'. Here is what Suffolk Trading Standards says about the campaign:

'Friends Against Scams' is a campaign which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to 'Take a Stand Against Scams'.

Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK. People who are scammed often experience loneliness, shame and social isolation.

The aim of Friends Against Scams (a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative) is to:

    • inspire action
    • highlight the scale of the problem
    • change the perceptions of why people fall victim to scams
    • make scams a local, regional and national topic

By completing the online learning  (which takes approximately 20 minutes), anyone can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim.

With increased knowledge and awareness, people can make scams part of everyday conversation with their family, friends and neighbours, which will enable them to protect themselves and others.

Citizens Advice Consumer Service can offer support if you or someone you know has been scammed. They will give you advice on what to do next.
You can visit the website (www.citizensadvice.org.uk) or call Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.

Action Fraud is the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime. You should report fraud if you have spotted a scam or have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber-crime.
You can visit the website (www.actionfraud.police.uk) or call Action Fraud on 0300 123 20 40.

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What's happening to support the parishioners of Fressingfield?

23 March 2020

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The Parish Council is working on a comprehensive scheme to support villagers who are self-isolating.


This scheme will be launched in the next couple of days with a flyer delivered to each household. Look out for updates on this website, the parish council website (https://fressingfieldpc.org) and on Nextdoor.


Fressingfield Stores (01379 588188) is able to do local deliveries and The Swan (01379 586280) is able to do takeaways, as is The Fox and Goose (through their website).


The scheme:-

First things first - Can you be a volunteer?

Fress volunteer poster (1)


Next - If you are staying at home because of the outbreak, you can get neighbourly help if you need it.

You may be a person who is self-isolating because you or someone in your house has got the virus. Perhaps you are in one of the vulnerable groups and have decided not to go out and about.

Either way, don't worry because volunteers are ready and eager to offer their assistance. Already 50 people have responded to this call for volunteers.

Soon, you will get a card posted through your door that looks like this

 

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RESIDENTIAL Flyer (1)

The name and contact details will be the person coordinating help just in your part of the parish. Phone them or email them. That person is waiting to hear from you so help can be organised.


Finally (for now!) an aide memoire for anyone organising 'working at home'.

Working from Home and Staying Productive

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