Wrington Website NEWS              Wrington News             February, 2021
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28/01/2021 9788 Somerset: Dog Thefts There were two incidents where dogs were stolen during the night of Tuesday 26 January. On both occasions pure bred dogs or new-born puppies were taken from secure outside pens. One incident was in Alveston, South Gloucestershire and the other at Queen Charlton in Bath & North East Somerset. Whilst both of these were outside our area, this does not mean it could not head our way and it is far better to be forewarned. We want to remind all dog owners to review and increase the security of their pets wherever possible. Ensure that they are microchipped and registered, and make sure your garden is secure. It is estimated that dog thefts have increased by 250% as the Covid restrictions have caused a huge demand for puppies across the country. Although these offences are classified as xTheftx, losing a pet in this way can cause enormous trauma and heartbreak to a family. You can find advice on protecting your dog on many sites on the internet, one of them being: <https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-advice/protect-your-dog-against-theft>
LYE HOLE LANE, REDHILL, NORTH SOMERSET Notice is hereby given that North Somerset Council, under section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended will, by virtue of this Notice, for a period of up to five days commencing on the 30th January 2021 from 09:30 to 16:30hrs approximately will close, temporarily to vehicles the length of Havyatt Road outside property Fair View. However, the closures may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as necessitated by the works which is anticipated to be of 2 days in duration. The above restriction is necessary because of works undertaken by Brandwells Construction to undertake a drainage connection for the Redcliffe Homes development. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE Cox's Green, Silver Street, Broad Street, Station Road, Butts Batch, Half Yard, Blackmoor, Langford Road, Bypass, Red Hill, Havyatt Road                                                                         HAVYATT ROAD, WRINGTON will, by virtue of this Notice for a period of up to 5 days commencing on the 28 January 2021, close, temporarily to vehicles, the length of Lye Hole Lane, Redhill from its junction with Redhill (A38) to approximately 250 metres in a south eastern direction. The closure may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as necessitated by the works which is anticipated to be of two days in duration between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00. The above restriction is necessary to complete urgent drainage works.                                                                        ALTERNATIVE ROUTE                    Redhill (A38), Pump Lane, Under Lane, Lye Hole Lane (part unaffected) and vice versa.
LYE HOLE LANE, REDHILL, NORTH SOMERSET Notice is hereby given that North Somerset Council, under section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended will, by virtue of this Notice, for a period of up to five days commencing on the 30th January 2021 from 09:30 to 16:30hrs approximately will close, temporarily to vehicles the length of Havyatt Road outside property Fair View. However, the closures may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as necessitated by the works which is anticipated to be of 2 days in duration. The above restriction is necessary because of works undertaken by Brandwells Construction to undertake a drainage connection for the Redcliffe Homes development. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE Cox's Green, Silver Street, Broad Street, Station Road, Butts Batch, Half Yard, Blackmoor, Langford Road, Bypass, Red Hill, Havyatt Road                                                                                   HAVYATT ROAD, WRINGTON will, by virtue of this Notice for a period of up to 5 days commencing on the 28 January 2021, close, temporarily to vehicles, the length of Lye Hole Lane, Redhill from its junction with Redhill (A38) to approximately 250 metres in a south eastern direction. The closure may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as necessitated by the works which is anticipated to be of two days in duration between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00. The above restriction is necessary to complete urgent drainage works.                                                                         ALTERNATIVE ROUTE                    Redhill (A38), Pump Lane, Under Lane, Lye Hole Lane (part unaffected) and vice versa.
26/01/2021 9788 Somerset: Remain alert to Vaccination Scams. Another potentially hazardous scam claiming to originate from the NHS offering the vaccine for Covid-19. On first impressions it looks quite genuine, until the point at which it asks for payment details. As we all know the vaccine is completely free, the NHS will never ask for your bank account or card details, your pin or banking password and they will not ask for proof of identity such as passport, driving licence or pay slips. Please see the attached copy of the scam email. <vaccine-email-scam.pdf> Here is a link to the NHS website to find more information: <https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/how-you-will-be-contacted/>
The Luhimba Project has long experience of addressing the health needs of the people of Luhimba, and recently Paul was able to use WhatsApp to save a life. He writes "We help as many sick people as we can and have saved many lives in this way. In the early days of the project it was difficult, because communication was so complicated and slow and the language barrier didn’t help. But now as everyone has mobile phones and we have WhatsApp, things are so much easier. Also, most younger people in the village, especially those whom we have helped go to college or university, speak English fluently and can pass on messages with no problems. A good example of this happened just a couple of weeks ago. Atwaya and Dianarose both called me one evening and told me that a young girl called Leah, who suffers from cerebral palsy, needed an emergency operation to remove a cyst from her stomach. The operation would cost about £80 but it could be life-saving. I immediately sent the money to Atwaya via Western Union. With Western Union the cash is ready to pick up in 5 minutes! Leah’s parents took her to the hospital the following morning. By lunchtime she had had the operation and is now fully recovered. A few years ago all that would have been out of the question."
04/12/20 9788 Somerset: Ongoing Amazon Scam Calls. Unfortunately one of our members has fallen foul to this scam. They received a call claiming to be from Amazon and that a payment request had been made on their account from a company in London and were they aware of any such transaction?. Clearly not aware, the caller stated they must have been hacked and went through a lengthy procedure at the end of which the member checked their online bank account to find a substantial amount of money had been removed. Please NEVER give out any personal details to anyone claiming to be from Amazon or any other company that calls you out of the blue. Terminate the call and call back on a number you trust and preferably from a different phone, if this is not possible then wait at least 5 minutes for the line to disconnect.
GENERAL INFORMATION EMERGENCY - Fire/Ambulance/Police Police General Crime Stoppers District Councillor Wrington Mendip Vale Medical Practice Surgery Langford Out of Hours Practice website Dispensing Chemist Wrington Dental Surgery SWEB/EDF Emergencies Bristol Water Works Caretaker Memorial Hall Helpline Co-ordinator Samaritans Bristol Samaritans Weston super Mare Veterinary Surgeon Parish Clerk: Fiona Burke, John Locke Room:
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