Swannington Parish Council

Serving the people of Swannington

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

Author: Helen

Leicestershire Police React To Speeding Concerns

Leicestershire Police React To Speeding Concerns

Dear Members,

Despite the easing of the current Covid-19 lockdown the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership (LLRRSP) is reminding road users to stick to the speed limits.

Current traffic levels are, on average, about two thirds their normal level, however, Leicestershire Police is receiving many complaints of excessive speeds from across the Police force area.

Almost 1500 motorists... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:50 by Helen

Tags: Crime Prevention and Reduction, Police, Roads

Marking 10 Years With Chief Constable Simon Cole

Marking 10 Years With Chief Constable Simon Cole

Meaningful achievements, heartbreaking tragedies, difficult challenges and lots of "hard yards" – just some of the many ways to describe the past 10 years for Leicestershire Police's Chief Constable Simon Cole.

Sunday 14 June marked a decade since Mr Cole took up the role of Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, after moving from Hampshire Police where he had been serving as Deputy Chief Constable.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:45 by Helen

Tags: Police

Cardboard Returns

Cardboard Returns

Please see the image for details!

Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:29 by Helen

Tags: North West Leicestershire District Council

Rural News

Rural News

Dear Members,

LEAF online Farm Sunday
If you're missing being able to get out onto a farm to get up close to livestock, crops and machinery, and engaging all the senses which make LEAF Open Farm Sunday events so special, then join LEAF Online Farm Sunday on 7th June between 8am and 8pm! You will have the chance to see what's happening on farms across Britain, hearing lots of farming stories and getting... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:24 by Helen

Tags: Police

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