Sunday 23 September 2018

Watch out for these fake TV Licensing emails

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

We’ve seen a sharp increase in reports about fake TV Licensing emails claiming to offer refunds. 

The emails state that the refund cannot be processed due to “invalid account details”. 

The links provided in the emails lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

Thursday 20 September 2018

Royal Mail warns of postal scams

The Parish Council has received a warning from Royal Mail about attempted scams arriving through the post.  There's a poster about it here.  Scam mails are illegal and target the most vulnerable people in our community.

Royal Mail never knowingly delivers scam mail, but it can get through.  Mostly it originates from overseas - and it's hard to detect.  RM has stopped over 4 million pieces of scam mail at its distribution depots.

If you're concerned that you or someone you know has received a scam letter, please report it to Royal Mail:

Call the Royal Mail Scam Mail Helpline on 0800 0113 466

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Full fibre broadband coming soon.

Full fibre broadband should reach Maisemore before the end of the year, according to a spokesman for Gigaclear who attended the last Parish Council meeting.

Provision of the service to rural areas with very poor broadband speeds is part of a scheme funded by the government in conjunction with Gloucestershire County Council under the Fastershire banner.

Gigaclear were awarded the contract last year and have engaged local company Complete Utilities to carry out the work in Maisemore.  It will bring the fibre tp a 'pot' (point of termination) on or adjacent to the roadway near each property.  

There's more information at, where you can also register your interest.

Happy Birthday Margaret!

Maisemore's oldest resident, Margaret Hamblin, reached the age of 100 last week and received the traditional letter from the Queen.

Her birthday was celebrated at the Maisemore Friendship Club and the event was attended by Radio Gloucestershire's Pete Wilson.

Margaret moved into her bungalow in the Rudge in the late 1950s and has lived there ever since.

Saturday 15 September 2018

Don't be a dirty dog owner!

Jeremy Chamberlayne writes:

Today, I have removed two dog poo deposits and one, plastic bagged at the Steadings. We welcome residents walking through the business park, but not their dog faeces, which we have to remove. My wife has picked up two bagged deposits today from the lakeside path.

This really is a plague for us. On field edge paths, it is much better to throw it under a hedge or into long grass, where it quickly degrades, rather than leave it in bags, which are long term litter. 
It is an offence to leave dog poo and owners are required to clear up after their dogs.  If it's bagged, it should be taken home and put in the green bin for collection with other non-recyclable rubbish. 
There is a fixed penalty of at least £50 for dog fouling - which includes leaving bags of faeces. If you refuse to pay the fine, you can be taken to court and fined up to £1,000.