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Barwell Parish Council

Serving the people of Barwell

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    Barwell Park Plaque

    Welcome Plaque at Entrance of Barwell Park

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    Public Toilets

    Refurbished Public Toilets

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    Meteorite Plaque

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    Kirkby Chapel

    Kirkby Chapel

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Latest News

Number of vehicles damaged in Barwell and Earl Shilton

Incident number: 18*160350

Police have received a number of reports of vehicles being damaged in Barwell and Earl Shilton earlier this week.

At this stage we have received more than 10 reports of vehicles having their tyres slashed overnight on Monday 9 April through to Tuesday morning (10 April). More »

Sergeant Ian Tuckwood from Hinckley police said: "We understand that this is worrying for residents living in these areas and we would like to reassurance them that officers will be carrying out extra patrols in the local area in response to this spate of crime.

"I would like to encourage anyone who has been a victim but hasn't contacted police to do so. I would also like to ask residents and businesses who may have CCTV to check their systems to see if they have captured anything which may be linked to these offences."

Anyone with any information about these incidents or who may have witnessed them is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 18*160350.

If you have information in response to this appeal please contact us on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 https://crimestoppers-uk.org/. Your personal details won't be taken, information isn't traced or recorded and you will not be required to go to court. » Less

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:13 by Denise Deighton

EASTER EVENT ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS

EASTER EVENT ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS

Radford Park in Barwell was recently littered with over one hundred yellow ducks waiting for the children to find and exchange for an Easter Egg. The Easter Event organised by Barwell Parish Council was once again a huge success despite the inclement weather conditions which thankfully didn't stop the children from avidly searching for their Easter ducks. More »

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who attended in particular the local police and fire brigade as well as local community groups including Barwell Knutty Knitters and Barwell Bloomers.

Special prizes were awarded to the children for the best Easter Bonnet and the best Easter Cake.

Councillor Barry Granger said "The Easter Egg Hunt went really well again this year despite the rain. Lots of families attended and all the children went home happy with their eggs. The Easter Eggtravaganzer is the first of many events for the local community the Parish Council are organising this year. The next event Barwell by the Sea takes place on Saturday 14th July at Radford Park when we hope the weather has improved". » Less

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:54 by Deputy Clerk

ONLINE MARKETPLACE FRAUD ADVICE FOR SELLERS

ONLINE MARKETPLACE FRAUD ADVICE FOR SELLERS

Action Fraud has received several reports indicating that sellers of items on online marketplace websites are falling victim to fraud by bogus buyers. Typically, the bogus buyers contact the seller wanting to purchase the item for sale and advise they will be sending the requested amount via PayPal or other electronic payment method. The seller then receives a fake, but official looking email stating they have been paid more than the asking price and to send the difference back to the buyer's bank account. In reality, no money has ever been sent to the seller; the bogus buyer has spoofed an email and purported to be an online payment company. All contact is then severed with the seller. More »

It is important to remember that selling anything could make you a target to these fraudsters however. The NFIB has identified that those offering sofas, large furniture and homeware are particularly vulnerable.

Protection Advice

  • Don't assume an email or phone call is authentic. Remember criminals can imitate any email address. Stay in control. Always use a trusted payment method online, such as PayPal, and have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for payment like bank transfers.
  • Don't be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Always verify that you have received payment from the buyer before completing a sale.
  • Listen to your instincts. Criminals will try and make unusual behaviour, like overpaying, seem like a genuine mistake.

Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.

If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. » Less

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:56 by Deputy Clerk