North Yorkshire Community Messaging – COVID vaccination scam

Flaxton Parish Council would like to draw your attention to the below message which has been received from North Yorkshire Community Messaging

 

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On 27th January 2021 I advised of an email ‘doing the rounds’ which appeared to be from the NHS inviting the recipient to register for a Covid vaccination. This was a ‘phishing’ email which asked you to input your personal details, security information and more importantly your bank and card details. The emailed claimed that your bank details were necessary to verify your identity. North Yorkshire Police have been notified  of a similar email which I have replicated below.

Whereas this is different to the email circulated last week, the intention of the fraudsters is the same; to obtain your personal and bank details.

Please remember the Covid 19 vaccination is free and you will not be asked for payment. The NHS will never ask for your bank details.

If you receive such emails you can forward them to  and then delete from your inbox.

Please pass this message on to friends/family etc

 

                    NHS is performing selections for coronavirus vaccination on the basis of family genetics and medical history.

                    You have been selected to receive a coronavirus vaccination

                    Use this service to confirm/reject your (COVID-19) Vaccination:

                    >> NHS – Accept invitation

                    >>NHS – Decline invitation

 

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is www.nycm.co.uk which will allow you to sign into your account to change your delivery method preference or locations of interest. It also contains a FAQs section, which may assist with any queries you have.

Links and attachments:  North Yorkshire Police will only ever link you to secure web-sites we trust, we will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

If you need to contact North Yorkshire Police please call 101 or in an emergency dial 999.  Alternatively please email any non urgent enquiries to:

New Planning Applications received – Notice to carry out works to trees in a Conservation area

There has been three new planning applications received for Notice to carry out works to trees in a Conservation Area

You can view the planning applications via our Planning Application Page.

Harton Benefice Newsletter – January 2021

Harton Benefice Update

Due to COVID restrictions Harton Benefice has been unable to hand deliver the usual newsletters.  There are several notices on the Parish Notice Board which you may not have seen.

  1. The January Newsletter
  2. Details about the Messy Allotment aimed at children and requesting support with seed trays and packs etc.
  3. Details about the virtual Pancake Bake Off on 16th February 2021

The January 2021 Newsletter – 2 pages

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Support for the Messy Allotment

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Virtual Messy Pancake Bake Off

Rachael can be contacted for call joining instructions.

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A64 Weekend Closures – Highways England

Good afternoon

 

On behalf of Highways England please find attached for your information a leaflet with updates on the current and upcoming work with weekend closures on the A64 which we hope you will find informative. Please do pass this information on to anyone you feel this may be of interest to.

 

Kind regards

Karen

Karen Gaunt

Customer and Stakeholder Liaison Manager

Open COVID-19 Zoom Meeting with Kevin Hollinrake

Please find attached an invitation to join Kevin Hollinrake MP to attend an open meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation on Friday 19th February 2021 @ 6pm

Neighbourhood Watch – Could you become a Community Champion?

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As you will no doubt be aware, Flaxton does not currently have an active Neighbourhood Watch Scheme however some residents have expressed an interest in setting one up.

It is a community led function and not a Parish Council one therefore if you feel you have some time to spare and could give something back to the community you are encouraged to follow the link below to see how you could become a Community Champion and what the role involves.

https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/get-involved

The role of Community Champions is so important because it harnesses the skills and motivation of locally connected people, like you, within the community for the sole purpose of raising awareness of crime prevention and improving community wellbeing, which go hand in hand. By taking positive action to reduce the fear of, and the opportunities for, crime to occur, you can play a key part in improving the wellbeing of your community.

Other villages nearby have set these up and a key part of the role will involve networking with them.  You can see these local communities by following the link.

https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/get-involved/find-my-local-neighbourhood-watch/find-my-local-scheme?address=yo60%207rs

 

If you think this could be you, contact our Parish Clerk who can forward you the relevant information and put you in touch with the co-ordinator.

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New Planning Application Received – Three Peaks – Erection of a part side/part rear single storey extension

A new planning application has been received for a notice to erect a part side/part rear single storey extension.

You can view the planning application via our Planning Application Page.

North Yorkshire County Council – Thirsk & Malton Area Constituency Committee

The Parish Council have been asked to publish the attached notice regarding a meeting of the ACC on Wednesday 13th January 2021 @ 10.00am

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North Yorkshire Community Messaging – COVID 19 Vaccine Scam

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Sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch.

we have been alerted to a highly believable scam which starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message.  The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.

Follow this ink for more information.

https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/scam-text-about-covid-19-vaccine

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is www.nycm.co.uk which will allow you to sign into your account to change your delivery method preference or locations of interest. It also contains a FAQs section, which may assist with any queries you have.

Links and attachments:  North Yorkshire Police will only ever link you to secure web-sites we trust, we will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

If you need to contact North Yorkshire Police please call 101 or in an emergency dial 999.  Alternatively please email any non urgent enquiries to:

Have your say on budget priorities

Flaxton Parish Council have received the following email from NYCC and have been asked to circulate it to our Parish.

Individuals are invited to respond and we would encourage you to do so.

 

Have your say on our budget priorities

 

Dear Parish Clerk.

We have faced a very challenging financial environment in the last 10 years, with significant reductions in government funding but increasing demand. As a result, spending power has reduced by more than a third over the last decade.

When austerity began in 2010, we projected a budget shortfall of £186m by the end of 2021/22. This position has continued to deteriorate, reflecting in particular the pressure on the budget for children’s and young people’s services and the impact of Covid-19. Savings of £173m have already been achieved, however, a further £103m needs to be found over the next three years.

We estimate that the pandemic will cost it an additional £82m this year from expenditure to support vulnerable residents and measures to combat Covid-19 and lost income from council tax and business rates.

To fund pandemic support and recovery as well as priority areas we are considering increasing council tax by 1.99% in 2021, equivalent to £27 a year for an average household. Each 1% rise equates to £3m. In its spending review this month, the Government said that councils could raise council tax by an additional 3% specifically for adult social care.

We are asking North Yorkshire residents to take part in our annual budget consultation to have their say on setting council tax for next year and our longer term plans and priorities.

People can take part in the consultation online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/yourservicesyoursay

The consultation will close on Monday 11 January.

Please share this email with parish council colleagues and local residents.

 

If you have any queries about the consultation, please email

 

Thank you.