Tree Safety

The Parish Council asked that residents be reminded of their responsibilities to maintain the safety of trees on their property.

For guidance visit: https://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/FCMS024.pdf/$file/FCMS024.pdf

 

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Bins!

The Parish Council noted a number of complaints from residents regarding refuse bins not being retrieved and returned to properties after collection.

Please take note of the following important points:

  • the earliest you can put out your waste bins/bags is 6pm the day before collection
  • wheeled bins should be returned to your property as soon as possible after they are emptied. 

    Also for information:

  • do not put black or dark-coloured bin bags in your recycling bin – our collection crew will not be able to see if the contents can be recycled and may reject your bin
  • take clothing and textiles to your local clothing bank or favourite charity shop to be recycled. Please do not put any clothing in your recycling bins
  • take clothing and textiles to your local clothing bank or favourite charity shop
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Ransomware Cyber Attack

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.

Ransomware is a form of malicious software (Malware) that enables cyber criminals to remotely lock down files on your computer or mobile device. Criminals will use ransomware to extort money from you (a ransom), before they restore access to your files. There are many ways that ransomware can infect your device, whether it be a link to a malicious website in an unsolicited email, or through a security vulnerability in a piece of software you use.

Key Protect messages for businesses to protect themselves from ransomware:

  • Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available.
  • Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated.
  • Create regular backups of your important files to a device that isn’t left connected to your network as any malware infection could spread to that too.The National Cyber Security Centre’s technical guidance includes specific software patches to use that will prevent uninfected computers on your network from becoming infected with the “WannaCry” Ransomware: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/ransomware-latest-ncsc-guidance

    For additional in-depth technical guidance on how to protect your organisation from ransomware, details can be found here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/protecting-your-organisation-ransomware

    Key Protect advice for individuals:

  • Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available.
  • Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated.
  • Create regular backups of your important files to a device (such as an external hard drive or memory stick) that isn’t left connected to your computer as any malware infection could spread to that too.
  • Only install apps from official app stores, such as Google’s Play Store, or Apple’s App Store as they offer better levels of protection than some 3rd party  stores. Jailbreaking, rooting, or disabling any of the default security features of your device will make it more susceptible to malware infections.

Phishing/smishing
Fraudsters may exploit this high profile incident and use it as part of phishing/smishing campaigns. We urge people to be cautious if they receive any unsolicited communications from the NHS. The protect advice for that is the following:

  • An email address can be spoofed. Don’t open attachments or click on the links within any unsolicited emails you receive, and never respond to emails that ask for your personal or financial details.
  • The sender’s name and number in a text message can be spoofed, so even if the message appears to be from an organisation you know of, you should still exercise caution, particularly if the texts are asking you to click on a link or call a number.

Don’t disclose your personal or financial details during a cold call, and remember that the police and banks will never ring you and ask you to verify your PIN, withdraw your cash, or transfer your money to another “safe” account.

If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

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New Safety App in Glatton.


We have started to use the ‘Trygve’ app (pronounced “Trigg-veh”). The name stems from the Swedish word ‘Trygg’, which means “safe and secure”.

Trygve helps to create stronger, safer neighbourhoods, through our community working together.  The main aim of using this tool is to deter criminal activity and enhance our village’s security by utilising the best collaborative resources available – each other.

There is a lot more information on the Trygve website www.trygve.co.uk but in summary:

  • Trygve allows you to share and receive local incident information (‘events’) directly on to a map or through your group chats. When you want to create an event, you can choose the event location, type, urgency and who can see it (Just Glatton Community or all local users).
  • Events can be ‘acknowledged’, commented on and shared. Together with other Trygve users, you can discuss events, strategize action plans, support people who require assistance or share information with people who may be affected.
  • Trygve’s Personal Safety Alarm has you covered in times when you may feel vulnerable. An alarm can be manually triggered or set to a timer which will automatically trigger if not deactivated, sending an alert to either your selected groups or nearby public Trygve users.
  • Trygve also allows users to post an Emergency event, notifying all community members and nearby users of a problem and we can than react and go to the aid of the person.
  • Trygve DOES NOT replace dialling 999 in an emergency or 101 in a lower priority incident, but it does allow us all to help one another and keep an eye out when suspicious activity is seen.
  • You can also post ‘Lost’ and ‘Found’ events in the app.

Trygve is different to Facebook and other social sites as it will notify users of events as soon as they are published.  So if a user in Glatton sees suspicious behaviour they can quickly tap on the Trygve map and add the ‘event’, all other users in the Glatton Community will be alerted to the issue.  Earlier this week two people were spotted in the garden of a property in Glatton, adding that event to Trygve instantly told everyone else to be vigilant and aware.
Trygve is free to use and works on iOS, Android and in a browser.  Trygve will use a small amount of your data allowance, more details can be found on their website.
Please download the App and sign up to the ‘Glatton Community’ and let’s help each other stay safe.
If you have any questions then please email Paul.Cole@Glatton.org.uk.

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Thefts from Church Roofs

Report from the Rural Crime Action Team.

Unfortunately we have, again, had a few thefts and attempted thefts of lead from Church roofs. After the spate of thefts last year a number of churches had security devices fitted these have proved invaluable, very recently the church at Great Gidding had an attempted theft but the roof was covered by an alarm which activated.
These unscrupulous thieves have no consideration for the cost of replacement and repairs or the huge risk it creates for internal damage to the church from wind and rain once the lead has been stripped off.
To many areas the Church is the hub of the community and this sort of crime can have a huge impact upon that community. We need your help to combat this sort of crime. You can help us with this by being vigilant and reporting anything or anyone suspicious on the 101 number. Should you come across a crime being committed then ring 999. When you call we need as much information as possible that being descriptions of people, including their clothing and make, model and most importantly a registration number of any vehicles. The RCAT team have been out conducting high visibility visits to as many Churches as possible offering security advice and warning them of the recent thefts.
Please help us by being our eyes and ears of the community.
Thank You Rural Crime Action Team.

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Cambridgeshire Constabulary Surgeries

Dates for your Diary:

Cambridgeshire Constabulary will be holding regular surgeries in Huntingdon and Yaxley, offering general crime prevention advice.  Please come along to meet your local officers.

Location: Restaurant – Sainsbury’s, St Germain Walk. Huntingdon.
Time: 10:00am – 13:00hrs
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Wednesday 31st May 2017
Wednesday 5th July 2017
Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Location: Co-op, Bentley Avenue. Yaxley.
Time: 10:00am – 13:00hrs
Thursday 4th May 2017
Thursday 1st June 2017
Thursday 6th July 2017
Thursday 3rd August 2017

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Zumba Classes

Hello Lovely Glatton villagers,

Myself (Annie) and my wonderful colleague Becky are running Zumba classes on Mondays 7-8pm in the village hall, making full use of the fantastic new flooring!.

Zumba is design for everyone, no matter of fitness level, shape, age or previous dance experience.

We would love to meet you and share the fantastic health benefits zumba has to offer.
For details please feel free to contact us :
Annie: 07969044922 or annie1995.al@googlemail.com
Becky: 07746322773 or beckysmithhurst@yahoo.co.uk

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Alteration to Stagecoach Services


The County Council has received registrations to alter a number of Stagecoach services in May 2017.   The services affected are the

Stagecoach R, Citi 2, 35, Busway A, Busway B, Busway D, New Busway service N and Madingley Road P&R

The County Council have taken this opportunity to break down the changes and their impact into the table attached. Stagecoach May 2017 service changes

For full details and copies of the timetables for the Stagecoach services please contact them directly on 01223 433250, Cambridge.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com or www.stagecoachbus.com

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Latest A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon news release


Here’s the latest A14C2H news release – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a14-upgrade-bridge-foundations-roman-cows-and-a-floating-pontoon

This covers progress so far, as well as some interesting facts and figures.

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MyHealth

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG has recently launched a new app to help residents find local NHS services available to them.

Quick and easy to use, the ‘MyHealth Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’ app will direct you to your nearest appropriate NHS service. This includes local GPs, pharmacies, minor injury units, and dentists, based on your location or postcode.

Free to download and available in five other languages, MyHealth app is available to download for iOS via Apple Store, Android via Google Play, and Windows phones via Microsoft Store by searching for ‘MyHealth C&P CCG’

 

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