NHW – Dog theft alert

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28/01/2021 9788 Somerset: Dog Thefts

Dear Members,

There were two incidents where dogs were stolen during the night of Tuesday 26 January. On both occasions pure bred dogs or new-born puppies were taken from secure outside pens. One incident was in Alveston, South Gloucestershire and the other at Queen Charlton in Bath & North East Somerset. Whilst both of these were outside of our area, this does not mean it could not head our way and it is far better to be forewarned.

We want to remind all dog owners to review and increase the security of their pets wherever possible. Ensure that they are microchipped and registered, and make sure your garden is secure.

It is estimated that dog thefts have increased by 250% as the Covid restrictions have caused a huge demand for puppies across the country. Although these offences are classified as “Theft”, losing a pet in this way can cause enormous trauma and heartbreak to a family.

You can find advice on protecting your dog on many sites on the internet, one of them being:


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NHW – vaccine scam alert

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26/01/2021 9788 Somerset: Remain alert to Vaccination Scams.

Dear Members

Again this morning, a couple of our coordinators have directed me to another potentially hazardous scam claiming to originate from the NHS offering the vaccine for Covid-19. On first impressions it looks quite genuine, until the point at which it asks for payment details.

As we all know the vaccine is completely free, the NHS will never ask for your bank account or card details, your pin or banking password and they will not ask for proof of identity such as passport, driving licence or pay slips.

Please see the attached copy of the scam email.

Here is a link to the NHS website to find more information:



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The Lord’s Larder Food Bank, Yeovil

We will be doing another delivery of donations to The Lord’s Larder in the middle of February. If you would like to contribute, there is a plastic crate in the church porch for your items. They are currently running low on the following items:

  • Tins of Chilli Con Carne
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • UHT Milk
  • Tins of Macaroni Cheese
  • Tins of Mixed Vegetables
  • Shampoo

Many thanks

Kindling Wood

The Village Hall has had to have a large part of the hardwood floor replace. This means that there is now large quantity of floor board wood available that is ideal for kindling.

All the wood is dry and still stored inside the hall in 2 to 3 ft lengths. The wood is available to villagers but needs to be collected from the hall.

Please contact Ron Perry, ronperry58@yahoo,co.uk, for more information and to arrange collection.

NHW – new scam warnings

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22/01/2021 9788 Somerset: Potential Scams (Calls & Texts)

Dear Members,

Today I have been contacted by two of our Neighbourhood Watch schemes to advise of the following potential scams, do please remain alert and if it doesn’t seem right check and check again, never be afraid to hang up the phone.

Lloyds Banking – New Payee (Text Message)

States: You have successfully been paired with a new device, Call 447780337*** if it is not you.

The member to the mobile phone to a local Lloyds branch that confirmed it is not a message issued by them.


Sky Protect Insurance (Phone Call)

Caller: Claimed she was called Zara from Sky Protect Insurance, provided a call back number of 0203 8077*** this has been checked with Sky and is incorrect, this is an unrecognised London number. Calling this could sign you up to a worthless expensive policy. The official Sky number is an 0800 number.

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13/01/2021 9788 AE029 Theft from an Outbuilding.

An outbuilding has been broken into at some point between the 7th and the 12th at 3:40pm in Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne. The offender/s forced entry via the front door of the outbuilding by removing the lock and once inside stole a number of Makita tools comprising a DAB Radio, 2 Single Chargers, 2 Batteries, 110 Volt Angle Drill and a Milwaki Charger and Battery.

Any information please contact the Police on 101 quoting Ref number: 5221007899 stating NHW Release or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Thank you for your support.


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Vaccination Scam

Trading Standards is warning the public to be on their guard following reports that fraudsters are sending out fake texts offering a Covid-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal bank details.

The text offers a link to what police call an “extremely convincing” fake NHS website.

Once on the website people are asked to input their bank details to register for a vaccine.

The scam message reads ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and then prompts you to click on a link for further information or to ‘apply’ for the vaccine.

If you receive a text or email that asks you to click on a link or for you to provide information, such as your name, credit card or bank details, delete it immediately.

Remember, the NHS will never ask for your payment details.

If you think you have been scammed, you can get advice and find out how to report it at What to do if you’ve been scammed – Citizens Advice

NHW – Do you recognise anything here?

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05/01/21 9788 Somerset: Can you help us find this jewellery’s rightful owner?

We’re appealing for help to identify the rightful owners of a quantity of jewellery..

Operation Remedy officers seized the items on Wednesday 16 December as part of their ongoing activity tackling burglary, drug and knife crime.

The items include stone-set bracelets, necklaces and earrings, two watches and a pair of hoop earrings (pictured), which are all suspected of being stolen in burglaries.

If you have any information which could help to identify the rightful owners, call 101 quoting reference 5220197748.


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