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Post Christmas recycling

Christmas tree recycling

You can place your real Christmas tree next to your green bin for collection, or take it to a Christmas tree recycling point at any time throughout January 2016

For more information on recycling after Christmas, including things like wrapping paper, Christmas cards etc, visit the Warwick District Council website for details:

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20465/rubbish_waste_and_recycling/922/christmas_recycling_and_rubbish_collections

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Phone scam

We have been made aware of another telephone scam that is currently doing the rounds. Please be aware, and don't give out any personal or financial details if you experience anything like this:

"Received a phone call from BT, informing me that he was disconnecting me because of an unpaid bill.. He demanded payment immediately of £31.00 or it would be £ ...118.00 to re-connect at a later date. The guy wasn't even fazed when I told him I was with Virgin Media, allegedly VM have to pay BT a percentage for line rental! I asked the guy's name - he gave me the very 'English' John Peacock with a very 'African' accent - & phone number -0800 0800 152. Obviously the fellow realized I didn't believe his story, so offered to demonstrate that he was from BT. I asked how & he told me to hang up & try phoning someone - he would disconnect my phone to prevent this. AND HE DID !! My phone was dead - no engaged tone, nothing - until he phoned me again. Very pleased with himself, he asked if that was enough proof that he was with BT. I asked how the payment was to be made & he said credit card, there & then. I said that I didn't know how he'd done it, but I had absolutely no intention of paying him, I didn't believe his name or that he worked for BT. He hung up. I dialed 1471 -number withheld I phoned his fictitious 0800 number - not recognized. So I phoned the police to let them know. I wasn't the first! It's only just started apparently, but it is escalating. Their advice was to let as many people as possible know of this scam. The fact that the phone does go off would probably convince some people it's real, so please make as many friends & family aware of this. How is it done? This is good but not that clever. He gave the wrong number - it should have been 0800 800 152 which takes you through to BT Business. The cutting off of the line is very simple, he stays on the line with the mute button on and you can't dial out - but he can hear you trying. (This is because the person who initiates a call is the one to terminate it). When you stop trying he cuts off and immediately calls back. You could almost be convinced! The sad thing is that it is so simple that it will certainly fool many. By the way this is not about getting the cash as this would not get past merchant services - it is all about getting the credit card details which include the security number, to be used for larger purchases."
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Dog fouling in the town (again!)

While the vast majority of dog walkers in the town make the effort to clean up after their dogs, it appears the phantom Whitnash dog fouler has struck again on Moorhill Road. Their dog seems to have had a bit of 'trouble', several times, along a 10 yard stretch of the pavement near Landor Road, and no attempt has been made to pick up the mess and dispose of it in the right way.

This is not only inconsiderate, but it is also a hazard. Be aware there can be a fine of £50 for allowing your dog to foul the footpath or the road. If it is not paid then prosecution can follow, and the fine increased by anything up to £1000.

If you witness anyone allowing their dog to foul the footpath, the roads or our parks and other open spaces, and who then does not pick the mess up or dispose of it in the correct way, please report it immediately please contact the Warwick District Council Dog Wardens. You can call 01926 456734, or e-mail Victoria.Timms@warwickdc.gov.uk

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Christmas Lights Switch on – this Sunday

Join us this Sunday 4-6pm for the Whitnash Christmas Lights Switch on.

For more information visit our Facebook page or here

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Whitnash residents support Neighbourhood Plan in Referendum

Whitnash becomes the first town or parish in Warwick District to have a Neighbourhood Plan.

The Mayor would like to thank everyone who supported the plan. The YES vote was 926 (92.6%) the NO vote was 68( 6.8%)

Neighbourhood Plan

 

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