Covid Pass Scam Alert

COVID SCAM ALERT


The NHS COVID Pass was recently launched so people can show their COVID vaccine or test status, which might be needed to travel and gain entry to some events. Vaccine passes are completely free. You can download a digital version using the NHS app, or ask for a physical copy to be posted to you. Fraudsters have been sending out fake NHS branded emails, falsely inviting people to apply – and pay – for a pass. Don’t follow the links on these messages

 



 

Animals Out of  Control

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH


Animals Out of  Control

We have had a report of a dog being exercised off the lead in the area of St Andrews Road and Burdons Hill. The owner does not appear to be in full control and the dog is reported to have aggressively fought with other dogs.

There is also a report of a horse being ridden in the same area with the rider not appearing to be in full control of the horse.

We suggest residents take extra care when walking in these areas.

 



 

Dog Thefts

DOG THEFTS


A warning from the Vale web site. With Dog theft on the rise please see the safety advice below

  • Do not leave your dog outside or in kennels if unsupervised.
  • Always keep fences and gates secure.
  • Keep information of markings on your dog and take an up to date photograph.
  • If your dog has had puppies be mindful of advertising them on social media as criminals may see this.
  • Do not leave your dog unattended outside a shop.
  • Keep your dog as close to you as possible-when on a walk make sure they stay near and respond to your recall.
  • Do your research before buying a dog/puppy. Do not make any quick decisions and report anything suspicious to the Police.
  • Alternate the time you go and route you take when walking your dog. Criminals will notice patterns of behaviour.
  • Try to walk your dogs in an area visible to others and when it is light.
  • Use your surname and contact number on the dog’s collar rather than their name. Criminals could use the dogs name as a way of enticing them away from you.
  • Walk your dog with members of your household so you are not alone.
  • If your dog/puppy is kept outside, then invest in some preventative security measures such as CCTV or extra lightening.
  • Please report any suspicious behaviour to 101 or 999 in an emergency.



 

AGM Report Postponed

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

AGM Report


Our Watch AGM was due to be held in February 2021. Obviously, this is not now possible and it is necessary to continue as we are for the current year.

During 2020 we gave reports in What’s On for the months of March, September, October and November. The Watch Co-ordinators kept their eyes open for anti-social or criminal behaviour and will continue to do so. There is still a small amount of disturbing behaviour in Wenvoe and we ask all residents to be aware and report incidents to their Co-ordinator. If you do not know who your Co-ordinator is please contact our Secretary, Jackie Gauci, telephone number below.

We will continue to provide reports at intervals during 2021.

Our Officers are:

Chair: Alan French

Vice Chair:   Colin Thomas

Secretary/Treasurer:   Jackie Gauci. Tel. 07876 207843 or                jackie.gauci47@gmail.com

Alan French

 



 

Warning – Fake Mail Notifications

BEWARE FAKE ROYAL MAIL NOTIFICATIONS

PC Gareth Jordan from Dyfed Powys Police states that they have become aware of fake Royal Mail notifications being sent out via email.

The scam involves an email which claims Royal Mail has tried to deliver a parcel – and then asks you to pay £1.99 to arrange redelivery. The style of the email and the low fee makes the scam appear legitimate. The email directs you to an official-looking page where you will be asked to give away your bank details.

Do not click on the link. Forward the email to report@phishing.gov.uk (this reporting service is run by the National Cyber Security Centre and aims to take down fake websites).

Remember

  • Anybody who receives an email claiming to be from the Royal Mail must remember that they will never be asked to pay a redelivery fee.
  • Never input your bank or card information after following a link on any emails that claims it is from the Royal Mail, because it will result in your card details being stolen by criminals.
  • If you have reason to believe that you may have been tricked, it is essential that you contact your bank and cancel your card at once; additionally check your statements for any signs of unauthorised transactions.
  • If you have been the victim of a payment scam, report it to your local police.

 



 

Vandalism and Crime in Wenvoe

 

Vandalism and Crime in Wenvoe

Since our last report in October we have been made aware of acts of vandalism and crime occurring recently in Wenvoe.

  • New park being misused by teenagers.
  • Fly tipping in various lanes throughout the area with one incident being a van dropping the rubbish out of the back door as it was driving along Walston Road.
  • St Lythans Park and The Grange have been victims to house burglary, cars broken into and theft of garden lights.
  • A car parked on Walston Road had its petrol tank drilled and drained of fuel.
  • Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). These silver canisters have been found in many areas around the village, Twyn yr Odyn and the golf course. This seems to be quite a problem all over Wales.

 

As a general point there seems to be more use of the footpaths around Wenvoe during the pandemic. Families with children are using the paths and dog walkers are reminded to ensure their dogs are kept under control on paths.

Call for Co-ordinators in St Lythans estate

The St Lythans estate is fully established and we urgently need more Co-ordinators for the estate. The role of a Co-ordinator is not onerous and would suit a person who is prepared to help their fellow residents. You are asked to keep an eye open in your local area or street in the estate, and in the event of any unusual or suspicious activity to inform the police or the Watch Secretary.

If you wish to help please contact Jackie Gauci, tel 07876 207843 or jackie.gauci47@gmail.com

 



 

Vandalism and Crime in Wenvoe

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Vandalism and Crime in Wenvoe

We have been made aware of acts of vandalism and crime occurring recently in Wenvoe.

  • Patio doors damaged while the owners were out.
  • House door handles tried at night.
  • Cars vandalised.
  • Doorstep milk stolen.
  • Garden solar lights stolen. The thief emptied a garden waste bag onto the drive and stole the bag, presumably to carry away the lights.

 

These events have been localised to The Grange and St Lythams estates. Residents in the rest of Wenvoe are advised to be alert and report anything suspicious to their Watch Co-ordinator. If you do not know the name of your Co-ordinator please contact Jackie Gauci who can help on 07876 207843.

Call for Co-ordinators in St Lythams estate

The St Lythams estate is fully established and we urgently need more co-ordinators for the estate. The role of a Co-ordinator is not onerous and would suit a person who is prepared to help their fellow residents. You are asked to keep an eye open in your local area or street in the estate, and in the event of any unusual or suspicious activity to inform the police or the Watch Secretary. If you wish to help please contact Jackie Gauci, on 07876 207843 or jackie.gauci47@gmail.com

 



 

Play Area on Grange Field

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Play Area on Grange Field

As we can all now see we have a lovely park for the children.

However, a Watch Co-ordinator has noticed that older children, some of whom come from outside the village, are using and abusing the equipment. We recommend that should anyone see the park being misused they please call our Community Police Officer, Sion Summers, on :- 07970 008935 (he works shifts) OR call 101 .

The Police are aware of the issues and are driving past when they can.

 

 



 

Neighbourhood Watch Update

Neighbourhood Watch Update

Watch Co-ordinators were due to hold a meeting in July 2020 but this had to be cancelled due to the virus pandemic. However, they have still been alert during the last 4 months and report the following incidences.

  1. Fly tipping in various lanes around the village.

Many residents will have been on walks during the lockdown and seen rubbish dumped in our lanes. This is difficult to combat; individuals must be seen in the act and evidence produced.

  1. People jumping a fence on Port Road carrying power tools.
  1. An individual ‘checking’ a private CCTV camera in Station Road.

Residents are asked to be aware of bogus callers, particularly those wishing to enter your house.

  1. Car theft at Wenvoe Golf Club between the hours of 4:00-5:00am. CCTV images of the person have been sent to the police.

There is a Co-ordinator for every street in Wenvoe. If you do not know who your Co-ordinator is contact Jackie Gauci on 07876 207843 or jackie.gauci47@gmail.com.

Alan French

 



 

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