Social Farming Day Placements for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Lauriston Farm will be holding a Launch Event for Social Farming Day Placements for Adults with Learning Disabilities on Monday 10th September 2pm.

See links below for posters with more details.

Launch event poster comp.

Day placements leaflet July 2018 – EMAIL OPT

 

Courier Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified an increasing number of reports submitted to Action Fraud from the public concerning courier fraud.

Fraudsters are contacting victims by telephone and purporting to be a police officer or bank official. To substantiate this claim, the caller might be able to confirm some easily obtainable basic details about the victim such as their full name and address. They may also offer a telephone number for the victim to call to check that they are genuine; this number is not genuine and simply redirects to the fraudster who pretends to be a different person. After some trust has been established, the fraudster will then, for example, suggest;

  • – Some money has been removed from a victim’s bank account and staff at their local bank branch are responsible.
  • – Suspects have already been arrested but the “police” need money for evidence.
  • – A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is operating fraudulently and they require assistance to help secure evidence.

Victims are then asked to cooperate in an investigation by attending their bank and withdrawing money, withdrawing foreign currency from an exchange or purchasing an expensive item to hand over to a courier for examination who will also be a fraudster. Again, to reassure the victim, a safe word might be communicated to the victim so the courier appears genuine.

At the time of handover, unsuspecting victims are promised the money they’ve handed over or spent will be reimbursed but in reality there is no further contact and the money is never seen again.

Protect Yourself

Your bank or the police will never:

  • – Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password.
  • – Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping, or send someone to your home to collect cash, PIN, cards or cheque books if you are a victim of fraud.

Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic

Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother’s maiden name), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Be mindful of who you trust – criminals may try and trick you into their confidence by telling you that you’ve been a victim of fraud

Stay in control

If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information.

For more information about how to protect yourself online visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk  and www.takefive.stopfraud.org.uk

Break-in at the Village Hall

The Village Hall had a break-in recently and the mower was stolen. In addition there has been other similar thefts of mowers in the last month from surrounding villages.

A shed alarm can be purchased through a local Neighbourhood Watch group or from the usual security/DIY outlets.

If you have concerns or information, you can contact Goldhanger Neighbourhood Watch.

2018 Goldhanger May Ball raises £900

We had a wonderful evening on May 12th at our biennial May Ball. The theme was the Royal wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle and the hall was befittingly adorned with red, white & blue. With flags, streamers and even a 6ft wedding cake! Thanks to all who came to support the event and make it a hugely enjoyable night. We had a lot of laughs.

Thanks also to Jenny Pulsford & team for their usual high standard of catering, to Rob & The Loggers band for some great sounds and keeping us dancing all night, to all who kindly donated raffle prizes – including Lauriston Farm, Burnham Golf Club, Crowne Plaza Country Club & Spa, and many people who generously donated items. Over £900 was raised, a fantastic contribution towards the Village Hall Improvement Project.  Thank you!

Sailing Club raises money for kayaks

The new sailing season has started and the weather has been beautiful. How lucky we are to have this amazing estuary to explore?

When the weather is so hot and sunny, with not enough wind to sail, what could be nicer than paddling a kayak along the shore? The club youngsters love to explore in the safety of the creek and to race each other in the shallows close to the club. A few more mature members may also have been seen on the early tides trying out their kayaking skills. That is why we decided to try to raise funds for more kayaks and the idea for the “Pop-Up Tea Room” was born.

We could not have asked for better weather or support in our efforts. A wonderful afternoon of tea and cakes was enjoyed in the sunshine on the driveways at the end of Fish Street. We raised an impressive £370.00. Enough for one new child’s kayak with some left over to add to our next fund raising event to buy another. We were very pleased. A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported us, both in making and donating cakes, and in the eating of them. We are very grateful and look forward to the increase in our club kayak fleet.

If you are interested in joining the sailing club, please speak to Rod or Jenny @ 41 Fish Street – 788145 or call the club secretary Kay on 01621-892612. We would love to see you.

Goldhanger Gala Weekend 2018

The Goldhanger Gala dates for this year are Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September.

Everybody who is involved with the Gala, or would like to be, get planning your events and of course the advertising so that everyone else knows about them.

Some new ideas and activities would be most welcome.

Events so far confirmed are:- Classic Car Show on the Saturday, Art  Show on both days, and the Chequers have confirmed they will be having live music and a Beer Festival.

Vehicle alarm disturbing the peace

There have been a number of reports of a vehicle alarm going off in the middle of the night. It has happened on several occasions and seems to be in the area of Church Street and St Peters Close.

If you are able to identify the vehicle, or the location more precisely, please let Malcolm Holmes know: goldhangermatters@outlook.com.