Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Bogus Traders

A company is currently cold calling older residents and selling £10,000 boxes to attach into their central heating systems, with promises of a reduction in heating bills. Savings are not guaranteed, and any obtained are unlikely to amount to the cost of the gadget.

The recent bad weather and high winds have bought out bogus workmen cold-calling householders with offers to repair roofs, fences, guttering and remove trees damaged by gusts. Rogue traders will prey on vulnerable householders' concerns about the condition of their property and often undertake work that is not needed, of poor quality and vastly overpriced.  If consumers think work needs to be done as a result of storm damage, they are advised to first check with their insurance company. If you do need to find a trader to do work, get quotes from two or three local businesses or ask friends and relatives to recommend a reputable business. You can also use the Safe Trader Scheme.

For more information visit www.safetrader.org.uk or call 0303 333 1111.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Members of the parish council wish you and all those whom you love a very happy Christmas and peace in the New Year.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

December Meeting

Power cuts forced the parish council to cancel its December meeting.  The Minutes of the November meeting will be agreed at the January meeting - 4th January 2016.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

UK Flooding

The Parish Council would like to share our concern and show our support for people currently enduring the severe floods in their towns and villages across the Country and the disruption these have caused to residents of our village as well as other areas within our District who have had to endure loss of power over the past few days.   We hope that you're able to return to normality as soon as possible. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Santa Claus is coming to Bolton-le-Sands

Santa and his Sleigh will be brought to Bolton-le-Sands by the Rotary Club of Carnforth on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015.  He will meet with his helpers at The Royal Hotel at 5 o'clock and visit the north of the village on Saturday and south of the village on Sunday.
Proceeds of collections go directly to well known local causes and other Rotary supported charities in the areas of collection.

Stay safe in Lancashire this Christmas

Now that it’s December, the festive season is upon us. We want you to love Christmas and make sure nothing spoils it. The police have got a few reminders on keeping yourself, your families and your belongings safe during this time of year. Simply visit www.lancashire.police.uk/lovechristmas or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Toddler Rhyme Time

     Christmas songs and stories at Toddler Rhyme Time – come and enjoy some festive songs and stories on Monday 14th December at 2.30pm.  This is a free event with refreshments, but booking is essential.  Please call in at the library or call 0300 123 6703 to book a place.

Talk by Author Philip Caine

     Come along and have a brew and listen to author Philip Caine talk about his experiences which led to writing "Picnic in Iraq" on Wednesday 9th December at 2.15pm.  This is a free event and refreshments will be served at the start of the talk, please contact 0300 123 6703 or pop into the library to book a place.

Elderly Targeted By Fake Police Officers

There has been a recent series of incidents whereby fraudsters either phone or attend the home address of elderly members of the public, claiming to be police officers.
The fake officer/s will claim that they are investigating a fraud which they believe the elderly person to be a victim of. The fake officer/s will then request the bank cards and personal identification numbers (PIN) of the victim and claim these are needed for investigation purposes. If the first contact was made by a phone call, the fake officer/s will tell the victim that someone will be over to collect the evidence. In one case the victim was instructed to attend their local bank and withdraw all of the money from their account. The suspect was left alone in the victim’s house whilst the victim carried out the instructions.
Protect Yourself
  • Before letting anyone into your home who claims to be from any law enforcement agency, ask to see their identity card and check it by calling 101.
  • Ask if they can attend at a pre-arranged time when a family member or friend can also be present.
  • If you receive a phone call from a police officer,  ask for their name and force and tell them you will call them back. Wait a few minutes and then use 101 to call them back through their force’s switchboard and verify their identity.
  • The Police will never ask for your PIN or passwords. Do not give this information to anyone.
  • The Police will never request that you withdraw/transfer any money to them.