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Garden waste collections (brown lidded bin) in Hinckley and Bosworth are to be suspended for one week
This is as a result of rising numbers of waste drivers and crew told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and the national shortage of HGV driver's.
The garden waste service will be suspended from tomorrow Friday 23 July to Friday 30 July inclusive. More »
It is hoped the move will ensure that all residential (black bin) and recycling (blue lidded bins) rounds will be completed in full as normal. Similar decisions are being taken by councils across the country faced with a similar position.
Bill Crooks, the Borough Council's Executive Member for Street Scene Services, said:
Unfortunately, a significant number of our waste collection crews have received notification from the NHS test and trace service to self-isolate, this alongside isolation due to family members contracting coronavirus means that it will not be possible to deploy a full collection service.
This is not a decision taken lightly and those affected will have their garden service extended by one week to cover this disruption. These are exceptional circumstances and I would like to thank residents for their patience. » Less
Posted: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:27 by Deputy Clerk
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC)
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME)
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF LOADING AT ANY TIME)
(TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ONE-WAY SYSTEM)
(TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY) ORDER 2021 More »
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Leicestershire County Council intends, not less than 7 days from the date of this Notice, to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to allow for the closure/restriction of that length of road and footpath specified in the Schedules to this Notice. The roadfootpath is being closed/restricted to allow STW and their contractors to undertake repairs to sewer apparatus. Any member of the public requiring further information should contact Leicestershire Highways on 0116 3050001. It is expected that the Order will come into force on 18th August 2021 and will have a maximum duration of 6 months. The works will commence when the appropriate signs are erected and may last up to 2 weeks. Closure details will be confirmed locally in due course. The Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during the duration of the Order. During the closure/restriction of the road/footpath, the alternative route available to all throughbound vehicular/pedestrian traffic affected will be via: - Malt Mill Bank and Shilton Road, Barwell and can be viewed at https://one.network » Less
Posted: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:34 by Deputy Clerk
We have seen an alarming rise in the number of people investing in 'get rich quick' schemes, investing thousands of pounds which they will never get back.
Cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. More »
How does this scam work?
Fraudsters will cold call victims and use social media platforms to advertise 'get rich quick' investments in mining and online trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
Posts often use fake endorsements from celebrities/TV shows such as Dragons Den and images of luxury items like expensive watches and cars. These then link to professional-looking websites where consumers are persuaded to invest. They will often have a prestigious City of London address but are more often than not be based outside of the UK.
Fraudsters will convince victims to sign up to cryptocurrency investment websites and to part with their personal details such as credit card details and driving licences to open a trading account. The victim will then make an initial minimum deposit, investors will then often be led to believe that their first investment has successfully made a profit.
The fraudster will then contact the victim to invest more money or introduce friends and family with the false promise of greater profits. However, eventually the returns stop, the customer account is closed and the scammer disappears with no further contact.
It is really important to know that certain cryptoassets, like Bitcoin and Ether are not regulated in the UK.
This means that buying, selling or transferring these cryptoassets falls outside the remit of the Financial Conduct Authority. The same is true for the operation of a cryptocurrency exchange.
Most firms advertising and selling investments in cryptoassets are NOT authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. This means that if you invest in certain cryptoassets you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if things go wrong.
If you've invested in unregulated cryptoassets, you may not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and you're unlikely to get your money back.
If you have already invested in a scam, fraudsters are likely to target you again or sell your details to other criminals.
The follow-up scam may be completely separate or related to the previous fraud, such as an offer to get your money back or to buy back the investment after you pay a fee.
How to protect yourself
• Don't assume it's real, be wary – professional-looking websites, adverts or social media posts don't always mean that an investment opportunity is genuine. Criminals can use the names of well-known brands or individuals to make their scams appear legitimate. A firm must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to advertise or sell these products in the UK – check the FCA register to make sure the firm is authorised. You can also check the FCA Warning List of firms to avoid, www.fca.or.uk/scamsmart
• Don't be rushed or pressured into making a decision – a genuine bank or financial organisation won't force you to part with your money on the spot. Always be wary if you're pressured to invest quickly or promised returns that sound too good to be true.
• Stay in control – avoid uninvited investment offers, especially those over cold calls. If you're thinking about making an investment, get independent advice and thoroughly research the company first.
• Do further research on the product you are considering and the firm you are considering investing with. Check with Companies House to see if the firm is registered as a UK company and for directors' names. To see if others have posted any concerns, search online for the firm's name, directors' names and the product you are considering
Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:58 by Deputy Clerk