Barwell Parish Council

Serving the people of Barwell

  • High Street

    High Street

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    Wildflowers on Tip Park

    Wildflowers on Tip Park

  • Kirkby Chapel

    Kirkby Chapel

    Kirkby Chapel

Barwell Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Barwell a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Hinckley & Bosworth Community Transport Provision for Covid-19 Vaccine

Hinckley & Bosworth Community Transport Provision for Covid-19 Vaccine

Please see poster with regards to transport provision for those who have been called to receive their Covid-19 Vaccine. This transport will be free for those who do not have any way of getting to the centre safely themselves.

Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 11:31 by Deputy Clerk

ANOTHER COVID SCAM TO BE AWARE OF

ANOTHER COVID SCAM TO BE AWARE OF

Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards have been made aware of yet another Covid related scam via text. The below suggests that the text has come from Leicestershire County Council when it has not. The following post has been put out onto our Facebook page and can be found at: More »

https://www.facebook.com/leicstradingstandards/?view_public_for=469995703756810

Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Service

!! Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccine scam text !!

This service has received a report that a fake text message is being sent

Purporting to be from Leicestershire Council regarding breaches of Covid restrictions.

They have NOT sent this message

Be wary of unsolicited text messages or emails.

If you need advice or wish to report any scam please call Citizens Advice

Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.

Details of this scam will be provided to Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ and consumers are able to report any scam text directly to their network provider, free of charge by forwarding the text to '7726'. » Less

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 10:57 by Deputy Clerk

CORONAVIRUS SCAM

CORONAVIRUS SCAM

Leicestershire Trading Standards have been made aware of a scam, whereby, members of the public receive a text message advising that they are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine. They are then encouraged to provide various personal information. The following is now posted on our Trading Standards Facebook page, please feel free to distribute as appropriate: More »

Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Service

!! Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccine scam text !!

Criminals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout through a convincing

Scam text to steal people's personal and financial details

The text contains a link that leads to a convincing fake NHS website with an

application form. It asks for your bank / card details in order to 'check identity'. The NHS will not ask for payment.

Please warn friends and family of this scam text.

Read the full Which? article at https://bit.ly/2WWTJJc » Less

Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 09:25 by Deputy Clerk

Scam warning: Fake DPD emails and texts

Scam warning: Fake DPD emails and texts

Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was "unable to deliver your parcel today" and provide instructions on how the recipient can arrange another delivery. The links in the emails and texts lead to fake websites that are designed to steal money, as well as personal and financial information. More »

Victims of this scam have reported losing over £242,000 since June. For more information, please visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/fake-dpd-messages-lead-to-over-200000-in-losses-since-june


How you can protect yourself:

  • If you're unsure whether the email or text is genuine, then don't use the link. Instead, visit the DPD website by entering the official web address directly into your browser's address bar, or search for it and follow the search results.
  • Remember, your bank will never ask you to transfer money to another account, or contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN or full password.
  • If you have received an email which you're unsure about, you can report it by forwarding it to report@phishing.gov.uk. You can report suspicious text messages by forwarding them to 7726.

For more information about how to protect yourself from fraud and cyber crime, please visit www.actionfraud.police.uk/cybercrime » Less

Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 09:06 by Deputy Clerk