Shustoke Parish Council – Councillor Vacancies

The Parish Council currently has two vacancies and is looking for local residents willing to serve the Village.

A formal notice has been published which allows ten residents to call an election and such a request needs to be made to North Warwickshire Borough Council by 4th March 2020.

If no election is called, the Council will seek to co-opt two Councillors.

If you are interested in serving on the Council, please contact a Councillor or Clerk for further information.

Clerk@Shustoke-ParishCouncil.Org.UK

 

Website Accessibility

This website is operated by Shustoke Parish Council.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this service. For example, that means you should be able to:

  1. Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  2. Zom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  3. Move from the start of the service to the end using just a keyboard
  4. Move from the start of the service to the end using speech recognition software
  5. Listen to the service using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the text in the service as simple as possible to understand.
www.AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Two New Bus Services

Warwickshire County Council has introduced a new bus service, named ‘IndieGo’, and operated by South Staffordshire Coaches. Travel is available from Shustoke to and from Coleshill, Water Orton, Kingsbury, Atherstone and local villages. The service operates from 5am – 11am Monday to Friday. Users need to register to use the minibus (0345 263 8139) and then book via the same number between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday or 8.30am – 5pm Saturdays. Booking before the day of travel is recommended.  

Local town and parish councils are also considering the funding of a ‘Ring and Ride’ service, operated by TJ Travel. This would be a free service targeted at older residents who wish to travel to Coleshill on Wednesdays or Fridays (albeit further days may be added during the year. (Full details of the service will appear when confirmed.)

Have Your Electric Blanket Checked

Get Your Electric Blanket Safety Checked for Winter

Provided by Warwickshire Trading Standards and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service for the over 50’s
Testing will be available at the fire stations below on the following dates (09:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs)

Monday 18 November 2019 – Stratford upon Avon
Tuesday 19 November 2019 – Alcester
Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Leamington Spa
Thursday 21 November 2019 – Rugby
Friday 22 November 2019 – Nuneaton

The contact details to book an appointment are: Tel: 02476314376 or Email: cfs@warwickshire.gov.uk.

WCC November Cyber Scam Newsletter

Welcome to the November Cyber Scam Newsletter,

In this months edition we’re raising awareness of fraudsters targeting members of the public with an Amazon Prime Scam where victims receive an automated phone call claiming they’ve been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription. A scam, where fraudsters are targeting Paypal users with account lockout emails, the Bitcoin revolution scam with fake celebrity endorsements and the rise in a text scam using common women’s names that could leave victims £20 out of pocket for simply replying.

 

Scammers target members of the public with Amazon Prime scam.

Action Fraud received over 200 hundred reports since September of a scam where victims receive an automated phone call claiming they’ve been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription. The phone call informs people their personal details have been fraudulently used to subscribe to Amazon Prime, however, they can cancel the transaction by pressing 1.

When victims do this, they are automatically connected to criminals posing as Amazon customer service representatives. The criminal tells the victim the Amazon Prime subscription was purchased fraudulently and that they need remote access to the victim’s computer in order to fix a security flaw that will prevent it from happening again. The victim is instructed to download an application called Team Viewer and
asked to log onto their online banking account. The software download grants the fraudster remote access to the victim’s computer and allows them to see the victim’s personal and financial details.

Other variants of the crime involve victims being told they are due a refund for an unauthorised transaction on their Amazon account.

TOP TIPS:
1. Never install any software as a result of a cold call. Unsolicited requests for remote access to your computer should always raise a red flag.
2. Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a spam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
3. Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. It’s easy to feel embarrassed when faced with unexpected or complex conversations. But it’s okay to stop the discussion if you do not feel in control.