Village Hall Decking

For those of you who have walked through the village will have noticed that the Village Hall has a new decking area built off from the rear kitchen stable door. The plan is to have a sunlit flat outdoor area for residents and hire users to enjoy. Whilst the work is complete the decking wood has to be treated/painted to protect from the elements. We are looking for volunteer’s to help with the painting. So if you are able to offer your time please contact Ron Perry for more information. Also if anyone could make some hanging baskets or have some spare flower pots to brighten it up the area that would be much appreciated. 

NHW

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26/03/2021 9788 Somerset: Rogue Trader / Fraud / Potential for Distraction Burglary.

An elderly resident living in rural Yeovil was on Wednesday (24th March) visited by a man claiming to work for a Loft Insulation Company. Prior to this they had received a phone call stating that their Loft insulation warranty was no longer valid as the previous company had become insolvent and they had to accept the visit to maintain the warranty. Once permitted access he was then supposedly looking at the loft hatch when the resident’s granddaughter arrived and noticed an unusual car parked on the driveway. Upon entering the property the granddaughter approached the male and noticed his lanyard did not contain his ID but a driving licence, he had no tools and was in poor health. The loft was not entered at any point and as such he was not left unattended with a photo being taken of the man concerned. The man left and was immediately reported to Police where enquiries are underway.

Do please remain alert to any potential bogus callers stating your Loft Insulation needs attention, how could they possibly know? If it needs work you will contact them, and if they are contacting you there is probably a good reason they do not have enough work.

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23/03/2021 9788 AE028 – AE030 Wincanton: Missing Man Ian Found Safe and Well

Dear Members,

We’re pleased to confirm that missing man Ian from Wincanton has been found safe and well.

We’d like to thank everyone who shared our appeal or called in with information.

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NHW – Phone Scam Advice

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22/03/2021 9788 Somerset: Scams / Local Numbers!

Dear Members,

We are hearing several reports of members receiving scam calls from local numbers, these are where scammers are trying to trick you into believing they MUST be real as they are near by. One such example has been received from a member in Martock who had a call claiming to be from Ebay security on a local number, very handy if there was indeed a problem with Ebay as we may be able to visit them to fix the problem (After Lockdown)! but quite clearly a scam. Several others have been reported since from various companies and again the ploy is to instil a sense of trust in the recipient.

Do please remain alert to any calls you receive advising, for example, you have a slow broadband connection, your loft insulation does not meet current regulations, you have post from Royal Mail that has not been fully paid, your Amazon Prime has expired or has been hacked, these will almost certainly be scams and if in doubt hang up, let the phone line clear for at least 5 minutes and then call the company back on a number you know, preferably on a different phone. And please never press 1 on your keypad when asked.

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Neighbourhood Watch – Appeal

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23/03/2021 9788 AE028 – AE030: Appeal to trace Ian, missing from Wincanton.

Have you seen Ian? He has been missing from his home in Wincanton overnight.

Ian, 57, is described as a white man about 5ft 8ins tall and slim with balding blond hair. He is believed to be wearing a thick green hooded coat.

Ian left home on foot and without his phone yesterday lunch time, Sunday 21 March, and has not been in touch with his partner since, leading to concern for his welfare.

If you have seen him or have any information on his whereabouts, call 101 quoting reference 5221060827.

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