Barbecue& Grill

Once again due to a lack of numbers we have to cancel this event.  Sorry to the people that wanted to go, please let me know if you think we are wasting time trying to arrange events for the village as this is the 4th event to be cancelled 


Can You Help


For family reasons, we unfortunately have to find a new house for our lovely cat. Bianca is a young female cat very gentle and well trained, in very good health. She needs a loving house that will take good care of her and will provide her with love and attention.

If you would like to meet her, please contact Jeanne (in North Cheriton):

Mobile: 07894 470 402                             Email:

NHW. Warning – Lock up your garden equipment.

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19/06/19 7164 AE029 Garage Burglary

At 2am on Tuesday 18 June, the family dogs have heard noises and woke a resident of Gristway Cottages, Hadspen. On looking out the window the resident saw two males coming out of their garage and looking around some sheds, before leaving the area. It was then discovered that the offenders had forced a side door to enter the garage and steal a number of items, including powered gardening tools. If you contact the Police about this incident, please quote Reference number: 5219135896

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): North Cheriton (North Cheriton, BA80AQ).


We will be holding a Grill & Barbecue afternoon on Sunday 30th June commencing at 1400 hrs


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There will be lots of wonderful food on offer as above + plenty of salad, chips and jacket potatoes choice of sweets and of course plenty to drink including Cider at £1.25 a pint

£10  per person

Please let me know if you would like to attend ASAP

How to Avoid Bank Scams – NHW – Please do take the time to read through this as it could save you from being a victim of fraud. Thanks – Lesley Tyson, North Cheriton Neighbourhood Watch Group.

From: Richard Goldsmith <>
Date: 5 June 2019 at 18:09:42 BST

Subject: Neighbourhood Watch

Hello to you all.

1. Firstly, some better news. Several banks have signed up to a scheme to refund any losses suffered from banking related scams. More details below.
2. This is a report of bogus Police and Bank officials.
3. A resident of CD has today received a call as follows:
“You have a problem with your internet connection
“this may be a scam
“for info press 1….”
Anticipating that the call itself was a scam, the resident put the phone down. This shows how inventive the fraudsters are becoming and how important it is to remain alert to the risk of a fraud!
I hope these items are of some interest.
Richard Goldsmith
CDNW coordinator.
Banks Refund Scam Victims – But Remember To Stay Safe From Fraudsters

My name is Chris Conroy, and I am the Cyber Protect Officer for Dorset Police.

It’s my job to make sure the people of Dorset are best placed to defend themselves against cyber crime. You’ll usually find me out and about delivering presentations to community groups and businesses around the county, or over on our social media pages, giving useful tips on how to stay safe online.

However, today you find me here, writing my first guest blog for the Police and Crime Commissioner. And what better way to start it than by bringing you some good news?

Last year, a whopping £354 million was lost to what’s known as “authorised push payment fraud”. This isn’t the good news, obviously… that’s coming shortly.

These are scams in which customers are tricked into actually making a payment, rather than the money simply being stolen. Historically, banks would only pay out if they were clearly at fault. As such, only £83 million was recovered, meaning the UK public lost £251 million.

This week, however, marks a turning point for victims of fraud, as a new voluntary code takes effect. From now, payment providers who are signed up to the voluntary code will judge each case against a set of criteria to determine whether a customer should be reimbursed after falling for a scam, and anyone who has taken reasonable care, or has any element of vulnerability, is much more likely to receive a refund of the lost money.

Eight major banks, covering 17 brands, have committed to implementing the code with immediate effect. They are:
• Barclays
• HSBC (including First Direct and M&S Bank)
• Lloyds (including Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Intelligent Finance)
• Metro Bank
• Nationwide
• RBS (including NatWest and Ulster Bank)
• Santander (including Cahoot and Carter Allen)
• Starling Bank

TSB have taken this one step further, and state that they guarantee a refund for anyone who is an innocent victim of fraud. Pretty good, right?

It’s really encouraging to see banks stepping up and helping victims of fraud, but it is worth pointing out that the code does not apply in cases where victims have been “grossly negligent”. At this time, it’s not entirely clear what constitutes gross negligence, so it seems as good a time as any to remind people how to avoid falling victim in the first place.

First and foremost, stop and think. A common tactic used by fraudsters is to use social engineering techniques to get you to act against your better judgement. A bank won’t pressure you to act fast, or apply time limits to anything. If you feel you are being rushed to hand over information, stop. Do not let anybody make you do something you don’t entirely understand, or aren’t comfortable doing.

It’s worth remembering that your bank will not contact you out of the blue to ask for sensitive information like your PIN or password. Nor will they ask you to move money into a new account.

Take care with emails. If you receive an unsolicited email, be wary of clicking any links or attachments. “Phishing” emails are a common tactic used to gather sensitive information from victims. Always question uninvited approaches asking for personal details, in case it’s a scam.

If you receive an unexpected message from your bank, or a company, consider calling them directly using a telephone number you know and trust, rather than by calling a number in an email or text message.

For more tips like these, take the time to check out the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign. There, you will find helpful advice and resources to help you stay safe from fraud, as well as helping to educate friends and family.

For further advice about all things cyber crime, head on over to And if you are part of a community group, or a local business, feel free to get in touch to arrange a cyber crime prevention talk! I’m available daytime, evenings and weekends, and it’s completely free of charge.

Get in touch at

I hope to hear from you soon! Until next time, thanks for reading.


2. Courier Fraud, Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert

What you need to know

Individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official

The suspect will say either:

  • There has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved, the victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation
  • A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is fraudulent and they require the victims’ assistance to help secure evidence by purchasing jewellery or exchange a large amount of currency to hand over to the police
  • The victims’ card has been compromised and used to purchase goods by a suspect, the victim is requested to withdraw their money to keep it safe or hand over their bank card to the police

What you need to do

​​​​​​​Your bank or the police will never:

Occasionally the victim will be told to dial a non-emergency extension of ‘161’ to receive confirmation of the individual’s bogus identity, the bogus official will advise the victim to lie about the reason for the withdrawal or purchase if challenged by staff, as the staff member is involved in the fraud
A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the goods the same day Often the victim is given a code word for the courier as a way of authentication

  • Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password
  • Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping
  • Ask you to transfer money out of your account
  • Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards to cheque books