West Berkshire Highways have advised us that various unnamed roads in Welford will be closed on Sunday 7th May for the annual running race. Closures will be between 7am and 2pm. Full details can be found at www.roadworks.org - search Welford Parish.
March Update from PCSO Joanna King:
This month we have had three reported incidents of theft from vehicles parked at Hungerford Common, namely the Denford car park. As the dry sunny weather continues and our beauty spots become busy I reiterate please do not leave valuables in your vehicle and always make sure your vehicle is locked when left unattended.
It is the time of year when we have in previous years since an increase in shed breaks. We have so far had one reported in neighbouring Inkpen. Please take the time to check your sheds and outbuildings are secure and gates are padlocked. On a regular basis it is also worth checking that batteries are working in security lights CCTV is recording and pointing in the correct direction. Items that remain attractive to thieves are trailers, STIHL equipment and lawnmowers. Make sure these are security marked and secured at night. Remain vigilant and report to Police any sightings of headlights/ vehicles in fields and persons acting suspiciously.
If you would like any further information or advice please contact me on 07814852137 or emailJoanna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to budget cuts and low user numbers the Welford Mobile Library stop has been discontinued from April. The Mant Close stop in Wickham will continue and is scheduled for every three weeks. Please see the latest April to September schedule below.
Please be aware of the planned mains replacement works in Wickham between the 8th May and 6th October - Thames Water has issued the following letter:
5 April 2017
Improving our water pipes.
We’ll soon be starting work in your area to replace our water pipes. The new plastic pipes are much stronger and will ensure that we continue to provide top quality service.
Work will begin on Monday 8 May 2017 and be finished by Friday 6 October 2017. We will update you if anything changes.
How will this affect you?
Our working hours will be Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm
Our work will be along the entire stretch of Wickham Road However, we will be working in sections at a time; Wickham Road will therefore not be closed.
Over the course of our works, traffic on Wickham Road will be controlled using two way traffic lights. This may cause some delays to your journey, so please bear this in mind when travelling.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.
Our team will be at Wickham Village Hall on Monday 24 April from 4pm-7pm to discuss our work.
Address: North Wessex Downs AONB, Welford Road, Wickham, Newbury RG20 8HL
Please come along, they will be happy to answer any queries you have and share our plans with you.
Queries or concerns?
You can get in touch with us on 0800 316 9800, selecting option one and quoting the above reference number. If you are a business customer you may wish to contact your Retailer for any additional information relating to our work.
If you are a business customer you may wish to contact your retailer for any additional information relating to our work.
Thank you for your understanding.
Customer Experience Coordinator - Thames Water
Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised.
The subject line contains the recipient’s name, and the main body of text is as below:
I am disturbing you for a very serious reason. Although we are not familiar, but I have significant amount of individual info concerning you. The thing is that, most likely mistakenly, the data of your account has been emailed to me.
For instance, your address is:
[real home address]
I am a law-abiding citizen, so I decided to personal data may have been hacked. I attached the file – [surname].dot that I received, that you could explore what info has become obtainable for scammers. File password is – 2811
The emails include an attachment – a ‘.dot’ file usually titled with the recipient’s name.
This attachment is thought to contain the Banking Trojan Ursniff/Gozi, hidden within an image in the document. The Ursniff Banking Trojan attempts to obtain sensitive data from victims, such as banking credentials and passwords. The data is subsequently used by criminals for monetary gain.
Having up-to-date virus protection is essential; however it will not always prevent your device(s) from becoming infected.
Please consider the following actions:
If you have been affected by this or any other fraud, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visitwww.actionfraud.police.uk.
David - Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator
Come and meet your Hungerford Policing Team
Officers from the Hungerford Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at Wyevale Garden Centre in Hungerford from Midday until 4pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017 to meet with members of the community and answer any of your questions on things such as.
Please note that West Berkshire Highways have informed us that work is scheduled for B4000 Baydon Road, 350m East of Wickham Crossroads to Hoe Benham Lane.
Pre-Patching will be carried out 18/04 for 5 days and Surface Dressing will be carried out 13/07 just the one day.
Temporary traffic signals will be in place between 09:30 - 15:30. Access will be maintained for residents & businesses.
The 73rd Anniversary Memorial Service was held on the 30th March at RAF Welford to remember the 8 crew members that died when their aircraft crashed on the Airfield. Councillor Hunt and Councillor Chamberlain attended the service on behalf of the Parish Council and had the opportunity to tour the RAF Welford museum.
Keeping you up to date with Parish news and events. If you have an event or news item you would like to share please email the Parish Clerk