Important - fraudsters have been at work in the village, the village's annual tidy day is this coming Sunday, and the bench and defibrillator are both in place.
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West Haddlesey

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Fraud alert - scammers at work in the village
We have been alerted to the fact that the village has been targeted by fraudsters in recent days, with at least one household affected. From what we understand from the police, the fraudsters are intercepting post left in outside letterboxes under the pretence of delivering leaflets. They are applying for, and taking out, credit cards, bank loans and the like in the name of the residents, but because the post is intercepted, the residents don't know about it until long after the event

One household in the village has discovered that a £10,000 credit card and a £10,000 overdraft have been taken out in their name over the past few days, with the scammers having taken the cash. Whilst, in the long term, it is unlikely that they will suffer financially as a result of the scam, they will be significantly inconvenienced as they work to clear their credit rating. There may very well be more households affected, though, and just unaware of it at present.

If you see or have seen anything suspicious, particularly people who look like they're hanging around the village or approaching houses at around the time that the postman tends to pass through the village, then please report it to the police using the non-emergency telephone number of 101. Take down details, and photographs, if you can and if it's safe to do so.

If you have any concerns that you have been targeted, you can get a copy of your credit rating from companies such as Experian and Equifax, and may also find it useful to put in place a credit rating monitoring service from such companies which alert you to any unusual activity (including applications for new credit facilities).
Tidy Day - Sunday 27th November 2017
Volunteers are requested for the annual tidy up which will be taking place this coming Sunday, 27th November, at 2.00. We will be tidying along the Avenue, as well as around the newly-installed bench at the west end of the village. Meet by the playpark at 2.00 - volunteers will be rewarded with a pint or two in the George and Dragon afterwards!
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Bench and Defibrillator both in place
Observant residents will have noticed that the bench has now been installed at the west end of the village, and the defibrillator is in place outside the pub - we have registered the latter with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and hopefully they will get it on their systems shortly.
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