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Agenda for Monday 3rd December Parish Council Meeting 2012-11-28 16:36:52
Announcement from Creech St Michael Parish Council The Agenda for the Monday 3rd December 2012 Creech Parish Council meeting is now available online.   Steve Altria Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council
Draft minutes for 19th November Creech Parish Council meeting published 2012-11-28 16:32:29
Announcement from Creech St Michael Parish Council   The draft minutes for the 19th November 2012 Creech Parish Council meeting are now available online in the Parish Council section on the website.   In order that minutes are publicised as soon as possible after Parish Council meetings, with effect from August 2012 minutes will be recorded on this website soon after the meeting in ‘DRAFT’ format.   Any amendments to the draft minutes, when the minutes are approved by full Council, will be shown in the ‘approval of minutes’ section of the minutes for the following meeting.   Steve Atria Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council
Creech battered with heavy rainfall 2012-11-24 18:40:31
Article submitted by Nigel Finch, Webmaster   Creech was battered with over 40mm of rainfall on the night of Tuesday 20th November 2012.   The rain has continued almost unabated with another extremely heavy downpour on 22nd November.   The road to Ruishton at Ackeydoc has been impassable for several days with water up to 2ft deep.   This is the second time in 2012 Creech has experienced such heavy rain. Visit photos of the flood in Creech April 2012.   [caption id="attachment_1548" align="aligncenter" width="507"] Road to Ruishton at Ackeydoc[/caption]
Advent Carol Service Sunday 2nd December 2012-11-21 16:58:18
Article submitted by Peter Cox, Organist, St Michael’s Church   St. Michael’s Church 2nd December 6pm   [caption id="attachment_1542" align="aligncenter" width="502"] Advent Carol Service 2nd December[/caption]
Blood Donor Session Creech Village Hall 30th November 2012-11-19 20:29:33
Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity   Save a life – give blood   Regular Blood Donor Session   Friday 30th November   13.15 to 15.15  (1.15pm to 3.15pm)   and   16.45 to 19.15  (4.45pm to 7.15pm)   Village Hall, Ryesland Way Creech St Michael   To make an appointment ring 0300 123 23 23   Or visit www.blood.co.uk
Creech St Michael Crime Figures September 2012 2012-11-19 10:28:23
Article submitted by Nigel Finch   Crime figures for September 2012 within a radius of 1 mile from the centre of Creech (TA3 5DP):  
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Burglary

1

0

1

2

3

2

2

0

2

     
Anti-Social Behaviour

5

0

3

1

3

2

2

5

4

     
Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

     
Vehicle Crime

1

4

0

0

0

1

2

0

1

     
Violent Crime

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

     
Public Disorder & Weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

     
Shoplifting

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

     
Criminal Damage & Arson

2

2

0

3

0

1

0

1

0

     
Other Theft

0

3

0

2

1

2

4

0

4

     
Drugs

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

     
Other Crime

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

     
TOTAL 10 10 5 9 9 10 12 6 11
[caption id="attachment_1532" align="aligncenter" width="300"] September 2012 Crime Figures (click to enlarge)[/caption]   Note: To protect privacy, crimes are mapped to an anonymous point on or near the road where they occurred.   Visit crime figures for Creech for more information   This information is reproduced from information in the public domain and published on www.police.uk
Draft minutes for 5th November Creech Parish Council meeting published 2012-11-15 17:27:23
Announcement from Creech St Michael Parish Council   The draft minutes for the 5th November 2012 Parish Council meeting are now available online in the Parish Council section on the website.   In order that minutes are publicised as soon as possible after Parish Council meetings, with effect from August 2012 minutes will be recorded on this website soon after the meeting in ‘DRAFT’ format.   Any amendments to the draft minutes, when the minutes are approved by full Council, will be shown in the ‘approval of minutes’ section of the minutes for the following meeting.   Steve Atria Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council
Agenda for Monday 19th November Parish Council Meeting 2012-11-15 17:21:36
Announcement from Creech St Michael Parish Council   Parish Council meeting on Monday 19th November 2012 at Creech Village Hall, 7pm.   The Agenda for the Monday 19th November 2012 Parish Council meeting is now available online.   Steve Altria Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council
Credit card scam on a home delivery gift 2012-11-09 10:34:42
Article received from Steve Altria, Clerk to Creech Parish Council     There is a new and clever credit card scam - be wary of those who come bearing gifts.   It just happened to someone recently in St. Albans and it can pretty well now be happening anywhere else in the country.   It works like this: Wednesday a week ago, they had a phone call from someone who said that he was from some outfit called "Express Couriers" asking if they were going to be home because there was a package for them, and the caller said that the delivery would arrive at their home in “roughly an hour”.   And sure enough, about an hour later, a delivery man turned up with a beautiful basket of flowers and wine. They were very surprised since it did not involve any special occasion or holiday, and they certainly didn't expect anything like it. Intrigued about who would send them such a gift, they inquired as to who the sender was.   The deliveryman's reply was, he was only delivering the gift package, but allegedly a card was being sent separately; (the card has never arrived!). There was also a consignment note with the gift.   He then went on to explain that because the gift contained alcohol, there was a £3.00 "delivery charge" as proof that he had actually delivered the package to an adult, and not just left it on the doorstep to just be stolen or taken by anyone.   This sounded logical and they offered to pay him cash. He then said that the company required the payment to be by credit or debit card only so that everything is properly accounted for.   The husband, who, by this time, was standing beside his wife, pulled out of his wallet his credit/debit card, and 'John', the "delivery man", asked the husband to swipe the card on the small mobile card machine which had a small screen and keypad where he was also asked to enter The card's PIN and security number. A receipt was printed out and given to them.   To their surprise, between Thursday and the following Monday, £4,000 had been charged/withdrawn from our credit/debit account at various ATM machines, particularly in the Midlands area!   It appears that somehow the "mobile credit card machine" which the deliveryman carried was able to duplicate and create a "dummy" card with all their card details, After the husband swiped their card and entered the requested PIN and security number.   Upon finding out the illegal transactions on their card, of course, they immediately notified the bank which issued them the card, and the credit/debit account has been closed.   They also personally went to the Police, where it was confirmed that it is definitely a scam because several households have been similarly hit.   WARNING:   Be wary of accepting any "surprise gift or package", which you neither expected nor personally ordered, especially if it involves any kind of payment as a Condition of receiving the gift or package.   Also, never accept anything if you do not personally know and/or there is no proper identification of who the sender is.   Above all, the only time you should give out any personal credit/debit card information is when you yourself initiated the purchase or transaction.
No Cold Calling Zones in Creech 2012-11-09 10:14:09
Article submitted by Kym Reed, Creech Parish Council   Creech St. Michael Parish Council has become increasingly concerned about the number of ‘Cold Callers’ in the area.   The Council is combining with Avon and Somerset Constabulary who are constantly striving to improve the safety of residents, by operating a “No Cold Calling Zone” scheme in the area which should prove to be a positive help in reducing the number of bogus callers and unwanted door step sales companies operating in the area.  

The Zone will be a clearly defined area, indicated by signs on all the approach roads into Creech St. Michael, Creech Heathfield and Ham.

 

The signs will be erected and enforce the message No to all Uninvited Sales People. A sticker reinforcing this message will also be available to each household to be placed somewhere easily visible to callers.

 

If any uninvited callers do try to visit your area after the scheme is introduced you should dial 101, which is the Police Helpline.  As all residents are requested to respond in the same manner, united in the “NO to all Uninvited Sales People” message, you are asked to consider your willingness to participate in such a scheme.

  If we have received a minority number of adverse comments by 31/12/2012, then we will assume that the majority of people have no objections to this scheme. If, however, you have concerns or wish to object please contact the Parish Clerk, by email - clerk@creechstmichael.net or by post - 23 John Grinter Way, Wellington. TA21 9AR