Trading Standards Alert re Doorstop Charity Warning

Warwickshire residents are warned to beware of unexpected doorstep ‘charity’ collectors. A Warwickshire resident reported that she had had an unexpected visit from someone who claimed to be collecting on behalf of the Air Ambulance and entered the resident’s home before asking for their banking information. The resident became suspicious and the individual left.
Do not invite unexpected doorstep visitors in to your home or divulge your banking details.
• Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.
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• Sign up to scam alerts at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/scams

Trading Standards Warning of Inland Revenue Scam

Warwickshire Trading Standards has received further reports concerning bogus ‘Inland Revenue’ phone calls demanding ‘tax’ payments’ with the threat of ‘legal action’.
Always put the phone down. Never reveal any personal or financial information.
• Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.
• Warwickshire Trading Standards Website Facebook Twitter
• Sign up to scam alerts at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/scams

Horse Rescued in Austrey

At 1729 hours, Friday 23rd February, Warwickshire Fire Control received a call to a Shire horse trapped in a hole. A fire crew from Polesworth and the specialist Large Animal Rescue Unit from Rugby attending. Crews confirmed upon arrival that one female Shire horse was trapped by her rear legs in a hole. The Vet was in attendance advising crews. Upon arrival of the Large Animal Rescue Unit steady progress was being made with releasing of the horse. At 1850 hours, Fire Crews had released the horse.

Warwickshire Fire Service – Reminder to Have Chimneys Swept

Message from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service:

Our crews have been out to a number of chimney fires in the last week thanks to the colder weather settling in. With further snow expected, we are issuing a timely reminder to get your chimney swept.
Chimney sweeping is important. It helps to prevent chimney fires and reduces the risk of dangerous fume emissions from blocked heating appliances, flue-ways and chimneys.
Regular sweeping and maintenance of chimneys and flues eliminates the build up of soot from coal, wood, oil and gas fired systems. It also clears obstructions such as bird and animal nests, leaves and debris.
More safety advice can be found at: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/chimneyfiresafety