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August 2016 – Cyber/online scam news

The Town Council has received an update on cyber/online scams for people to be aware of, which you can read by clicking on the attachment:

August 2016 Cyber Scam update


Sky Blues in the Community Events

Sky Blues in the Community have a number of free activities taking place at Acre Close Community Centre this summer between 1st and 24th August.

Click the link for more information.

Sky Blues in the Community


Invitation for Dog Owners

The Warwick District Council Dog Warden is coming to a place near you, for their annual road shows promoting responsible dog ownership!

Find out what the Dog Warden Service offers the local community.

Free advice on caring for your dog

Wednesday 27th July - Jephson Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa

Wednesday 17th August - Warwick Racecourse

Come along between 10am - 4pm and have a chat to Vicky and the team behind Pawprints Dog Rescue, to find out more about what the Dog Warden Service does for our District.


Dog Warden event July August



PRESS RELEASE: Warwickshire PCC wants to hear your views on policing

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has launched a summer-long public consultation to find out people’s views on policing and community safety.

The consultation will help the Commissioner shape the next Police and Crime Plan for Warwickshire, which sets out the strategic direction for policing in the county as well as how the Warwickshire Police will work with other partner organisations to reduce crime and improve community safety.

The PCC is seeking the views of residents, businesses, community groups, partner organisations and victims of crime in order to get as wide a range of views as possible.

“Listening and engaging with the public is a fundamental part of my role and allows me to speak up on your behalf to ensure that the police service is acting on your needs and concerns,” said Mr Seccombe.

“It is only right that local people should have a part to play in shaping the Police and Crime Plan and I am keen to hear from everyone who makes up Warwickshire  – whether they live here, work here, run a business here or who have been a victim of crime here. The survey is quick and easy to complete and I hope to hear from as many people as possible.”

The survey asks people to consider how different aspects of keeping communities safe should be prioritised, including detecting and preventing harm, protecting the vulnerable and reducing crime.  It also asks people to say how safe they currently feel in Warwickshire and to rate how well Warwickshire Police is performing.

Mr Seccombe added: “Keeping people safe from harm often involves many activities which are not obvious to the public, as well as involving other agencies alongside the police.  The nature of crime itself is also changing, with increases in cyber crime, an enhanced terrorist threat and the need to protect against child sexual exploitation being among the areas which increased focus will need to be placed and this is reflected in the survey questions.

“It is important that the survey gathers opinions across the whole breadth of policing and community safety and I would urge people to spare a few minutes to have their say.”

People can respond to the survey online at www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk or call 01926 412322 to request a hard copy printed version.

Alternatively, write to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, 3 Northgate Street, Warwick CV34 4SP to request a hard copy version of the consultation survey.

The consultation closes on Friday 26 August, 2016.


Whitnash Community Forum, Tuesday 5th July

The Whitnash Community Forum is on Tuesday 5th July, 6.30pm

The next Whitnash Community Forum is on Tuesday 5 July 2016, 6.30pm, at Acre Close Community Hall , CV31 2ND


Whitnash community forum is chaired by District and County Councillor Bernard Kirton. Adrienne Bellingeri is the County Council’s senior officer representation, and Richard Hall is the District Council’s senior officer representative. Alistair Rigby supports this forum on behalf of the Community Partnership Team.

Please feel free to come along and tell us about your local issues, hear about local matters that might affect you, and get an update from the local police. Grant applications by some local organisations will also be considered.

As part of the Forum, the local Whitnash Safer Neighbourhood Policing team are asking for residents to vote on their priorities for the next few months. Please follow this link to the survey:

Whitnash Police Priority Survey