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Leicestershire Police are warning they have seen a spike in reports regarding fraudsters purporting to be from the Telephone Preference Service, cold calling people and offering a paid-for call blocking service.
Please be aware, the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is FREE. You should never be asked to pay for it, and the TPS will never make unsolicited phone calls in order to sign you up. Once your phone number is on the register, it stays there forever. You do not need to re-register and you certainly do not need to pay for renewal. More »
The TPS is the only official UK 'do not call' register for opting out of live telesales calls. There are other companies that offer a commercial alternative to the TPS and may charge for their service. However organisations making live telesales calls are not legally obliged to check against any of these alternative registers. You can sign up to the TPS here or you can phone them on 0345 070 0707.
As always, the #TakeFive rules with cold callers remain the same:
- 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. Criminals often use this to draw you into the conversation, to scare you into acting and revealing security details. Remember, criminals can also make any telephone number appear on your phone handset so even if you recognise it or it seems authentic, do not use it as verification they are genuine.
- Don't be rushed or pressured into making a decision
Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot; they would never ask you to transfer money into another account for fraud reasons. Remember to stop and take time to carefully consider your actions. A genuine bank or some other trusted organisation won't rush you or mind waiting if you want time to think.
- Listen to your instincts
If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Criminals may lull you into a false sense of security when you are out and about or rely on your defences being down when you're in the comfort of your own home. They may appear trustworthy, but they may not be who they claim to be.
- Stay in control
Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. It's easy to feel embarrassed when faced with unexpected or complex conversations. But it's okay to stop the discussion if you do not feel in control of it.
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:12 by Stuart Bacon
A by-election for a seat on Leicestershire County Council will be held this Spring following the death of former County Councillor, Ernie White, who sadly passed away in the New Year.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:02 by Stuart Bacon
Leicestershire County Council wants to hear your views on three suggested options for school term time and holiday dates from autumn 2019 to summer 2022.
They have developed three different options:
Option 1: This is the current Leicestershire pattern which includes an early autumn half-term break and an early spring half-term break.
Option 2: Based on Leicester City's term time pattern – with a later autumn half-term break but maintains an early spring half-term break. More »
Option 3: Based on an alternative term time pattern - with a later autumn half-term break and spring half-term break.
All options are based on the following key principles:
- The requirement to have 380 sessions (190 days) during a school year
- As we are proposing that school governors will have discretion to determine all 5 inset days during a school year, we have not included any proposed inset days
- In line with school holidays across the UK, Christian religious dates have been incorporated to allow families to observe religious occasions such as Christmas and Easter
- Where possible national bank holidays have been incorporated to be during school holidays
- To review the length of the autumn term when considering where autumn half-term falls
- To consider Leicestershire term times alongside neighbouring local authorities
- Where possible to try and aim for a summer break of more than a minimum of three weeks
- To continue to set the start of the summer break to follow the traditional industrial July fortnight pattern
In addition, all three options:
- Include Christmas holiday, Easter holiday and summer half-term break at similar dates as surrounding areas (including Leicester city)
- Include the traditional early start of the summer holiday. This is similar to Leicester city, but earlier than all other neighbouring authorities
The consultation runs for eight weeks from Monday 5 February until Monday 2 April 2018.
Paper copies of the school term time consultation document are available by calling 0116 305 6324.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:00 by Stuart Bacon
There are currently two vacancies for Parish Councillors.
More details about what the Parish Council does are available in the 'About The Council' section of our website.
Do you care about where you live? Do you want to make a difference to Huncote?
How to Apply
If you would like to become a Parish Councillor for Huncote, please write to/email the Clerk and give a brief précis of your experience, reasons for wanting to be considered and any special areas of interests you may have.
You must be at least 18 years of age on the day you are nominated, a British citizen, a qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country, a citizen of the Irish Republic, or a citizen of another member state of the European Union.
One of the following criteria must also be fulfilled. You must:
- Be on the electoral register
- Own a property or land for last 12 months in the parish
- Work in the parish in the last 12 months
- Have lived in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres for the last 12 months
For any further information on the work involved or to apply please contact an existing parish councillor or the Parish Clerk on the details at the top of the page.