Swannington Parish Council

Serving the people of Swannington

Clerk: Fiona Palmer
The Village Hall, Main Street
Swannington, Leics LE67 8QL

Latest News

Appeal - Were You A Witness

Appeal - Were You A Witness

Appeal - Were you a witness?

It has been reported to us that on the morning of Sunday 17th May 2020 at around 10:45-11:00am, a gentleman was shouted and sworn at in Sence Valley Forest Park, Ibstock by a male and a female after trying to encourage them to put their dog on a lead around some nesting swans.

Were you at this location around this time and did you see or hear anything that was possibly connected... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 30 May 2020 10:30 by Helen

Tags: Crime Prevention and Reduction, Police, Rural Crime

Urgent Information For Zoom App Users

Urgent Information For Zoom App Users

Do you use Zoom? If so, you need to update immediately or it will not function on older versions of the app from today!

Zoom has recently added new security updates and features to its app so you need to update immediately if you want to be able to still use it.

To counteract security issues, Zoom has been working to introduce changes that will put a stop to these problem such as "zoombombing", in its... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 30 May 2020 10:15 by Helen

Tags: Cyber Crime Prevention, Police

Businesses Urged To Remain Vigilant To Mandate Fraud

Businesses Urged To Remain Vigilant To Mandate Fraud

Dear Members,

Businesses across the force area are being urged to remain vigilant after incidents of fraud resulting in the loss of large sums of money.

Business Email Compromise (BEC), commonly known as mandate fraud, occurs when businesses are contacted by someone pretending to be one of their suppliers and informed they have changed their bank, requesting they amend the direct debit to reflect this.... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 30 May 2020 09:55 by Helen

Tags: Crime Prevention and Reduction, Police

Test and Trace - What Is It and What To Be Aware of

Test and Trace - What Is It and What To Be Aware of

The NHS #TestandTrace system has gone live to help reduce the spread of #Covid19
Here's some information on how the system works and what to be aware of.

NHS Test and Trace will only call you from 0300 0135000, or send you texts from NHS directing you to https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk
*WE WOULD ADVISE TYPING THIS IN TO YOUR BROWSER RATHER THAN CLICKING ON A LINK IN A TEXT MESSAGE* You could, if you... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 29 May 2020 16:28 by Helen

Tags: Crime Prevention and Reduction

Neighbourhood Watch June Our News Enewsletter Is Here

Neighbourhood Watch June Our News Enewsletter Is Here

Dear supporters

The Neighbourhood Watch June 'Our News' enewsletter is out!

With the lockdown remaining fully in place in Wales and measures in England altering, Neighbourhood Watch groups continue to support individuals and their communities to adapt, stay safe and manage the situation.We have been collecting stories of all the amazing work going on, several of which are in this newsletter.

"The range... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:55 by Helen

Tags: Neighbourhood Watch

Drivers Warned To Take Extra Care When Returning To the Roads

Drivers Warned To Take Extra Care When Returning To the Roads

Dear Members,

Drivers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to take extra care on the roads as many get back behind the wheel for the first time since lockdown began.

The government's phased reduction of the COVID-19 restrictions, which came into effect recently, has enabled many people to return to a place of work if they are unable to work from home. People are now also able... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 17:46 by Helen

Tags: Police, Roads

Theft of Livestock

Theft of Livestock

Good morning, I regret to inform you that we have recently received a report regarding theft of livestock, specifically goats within the North West area. We have previously highlighted thefts in adjoining forces, so having a theft in our County makes it even more important that you remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to us to enable us to target our patrols.

Stay safe and keep alert.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020 08:33 by Helen

Tags: Crime Prevention and Reduction, Police, Rural Crime

Get Safe Online Advice Re Safe Email

Get Safe Online Advice Re Safe Email

Dear resident,

Safe email

Email has always been the fraudsters' favourite way to scam you. During the Coronavirus pandemic it's become even worse. Read our expert tips on how to spot and deal with a phishing email.

To see more about online safety during this uncertain time visit www.getsafeonline.org/safeemail.

Stay well and stay safe online,
The Get Safe Online Team

Message Sent By
Get Safe Online Admin... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 May 2020 13:14 by Helen

Tags: Cyber Crime Prevention, Police

Stephenson Way - Temporary Traffic Regulation Order

Please see attached letter and map for further information.

Posted: Mon, 18 May 2020 20:09 by Helen

Tags: Leicestershire County Council, Roads

Tree Vandalism

There has been some vandalism of trees in some of the fields on Limby Hall Lane and off Burtons Lane, which are part of a National Forest Scheme. It first happened two years ago; we didn't notice anything last year but over the past few weeks it's started again. A person or persons unknown is lopping branches off as far as they can reach and sometimes even cutting trees down to just a couple of feet... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 08:28 by Helen

Tags: National Forest, Rural Crime

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