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4th June - 13th July 2018

The internal audit for Fawley Parish Council has been completed. Any member of the public may arrange to inspect the Council's financial records by contacting the Clerk between Monday 4th June and Friday 13th July. Read More ...

The Mission of Fawley Parish Council is:

‘To develop and sustain a sense of community within the parish of Fawley by addressing environmental, economic and social issues and delivering quality services to our Parishioners’.

Fawley Parish Council is one of the largest Parish Council in the New Forest with 15 Councillors around 36 permanent staff and boasts some impressive facilities and amenities which can be viewed on this web site.

FixMyStreet - report, view or discuss local problemsThe Parish is made up of Fawley, Blackfield, Calshot, Langley, Holbury and Hardley villages with a population of around 15,000 people and is located in the most southerly area of the Waterside within the New Forest with its shore line opening onto the Solent.

The Council is committed to the provision of facilities and resources to its residents and is developing a range of events, activities and new projects to bring the community together and develop local networks.

 

Latest SCAM Alerts

Telephone scam - Appletree Careline community alarm customers

New Forest District Council are warning their Appletree Careline community alarm customers to be aware of a telephone scam where the caller falsely claims the alarm service is being taken over before asking for bank details.

The Council is aware of four customers who have been approached by a company claiming to be taking over Appletree Careline.

One customer gave his bank details after being told by the caller that they were working with Appletree Careline.

He said he was caught by surprise and became very flustered during the call and gave out his bank details, when he knew full well it was something he shouldn’t have done.

The Council wishes to reassure customers that a takeover is not happening and everything is business as usual at Appletree Careline.

NFDC are working with Trading Standards and advise customers not to give any bank details or part with any money.

Anyone who is concerned or who feels they have been misled into buying a product or service, can contact Citizens Advice consumer service who provide free, confidential and impartial advice.  citizensadvice.org.uk  03454 04 05 06

Free CCTV inspections of drains

Hampshire Trading Standards has received reports from several residents in the North of the County who have been cold called by traders offering to carry out free CCTV inspections of their drains. 

The traders claim there has been a problem with the drains in the area and that they can inspect to see if the resident’s drains are affected.

Exaggerated claims about the state of the drains may be made, followed by an offer to clear them immediately.  Prices are often inflated, and may not given before the work is started.

Trading Standards advise residents not to agree to work that is instigated as a result of a cold call.  Residents should obtain at least 3 written quotes from reputable businesses or traders who are either members of the Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme or a recognised trade association.

Members of the Buy With Confidence scheme are fully audited to ensure their trading practices are legal, honest and fair.  All members have been checked for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws. Details can be obtained by telephoning 01962 833620, emailing buy.with.confidence@hants.gov.uk or via the websitewww.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

Traders who agree work at the home of an individual or at a place other than their usual business premises are required by law to provide consumers with a Notice of Right to Cancel, which gives a 14 day cooling off period from the date the work starts.   Even if work has started, there is still a legal right to cancel, although some payment may be required for materials.

For non urgent enquires, or to inform Trading Standards about companies offering drainage services where false claims are suspected, can report the matter to our partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.  Please try to obtain a name and address for the company.

For urgent enquires or where work has been agreed too, contact Hampshire County Council's Quick Response Team on 01962 833666(Monday – Friday 0900hrs to 1700hrs), where specially trained officers are on hand to provide advice.

If assistance is required outside of these hours please contact Hampshire Police on their non-urgent number 101 or dial 999 if you feel threatened or intimidated.

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service

Montgomery House  Monarch Way
Winchester  Hampshire  SO22 5PW 
Tel: 01962 833620
Fax: 01962 833698   
E-mail: ts.safeguarding@hants.gov.uk

 

Spray Foam Insulation

Hampshire Trading Standards Service is warning people to be alert to Cold Callers at the door, or on the telephone, offering to spray foam your loft.

Claims of effectiveness & cost savings may be exaggerated.

Not all homes are suitable for this treatment. Ventilation and condensation problems can arise if it is not correctly applied.

Carry out research before considering spray foam Insulation. The work may be costly and unnecessary.

The Energy Savings Trust give advice on 0300 123 1234

The National Insulation Association has a list of member Installers who agree to follow their code of professional practice 08451 636363
Report Doorstep Crime or request a Trading Standards approved trader ‘Buy With Confidence' directory by calling our Partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06

iTunes Gift Cards

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service would like to bring residents’ attention to telephone scams where fraudsters cold call and demand payment of an outstanding bill. 

Payment is by purchase of Apple iTunes gift cards.

The fraudster may claim to be an official from HM Revenue and Customs, Ministry of Justice or other authority, and will threaten arrest if the payment is not made immediately.

Once the gift cards have been purchased, the victim is asked to provide the fraudster with the 12 digit code contained on the cards to “make the payment”

In reality, the fraudster will use or sell the code on-line where it can be exchanged for goods or virtual money.

Content of the calls may vary, but the demands are the same. 

In some cases, victims have been directed to the nearest gift card vendor (supermarket or electrical store). 

Others have been made to give their mobile phone numbers, and have been called whilst at the store.

Residents can be assured that legitimate organisations will not operate in this manner. 

Any requests for payment by gift card should be viewed as attempted fraud.

Apple iTunes gift cards should only be used to purchase goods and services on the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, or for an Apple Music membership. 

To report a scam to Trading Standards, or to receive advice on scams call our partners the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06

Scams can also be reported to Action Fraudwww.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or the police on 101.

Suspicious Telephone Call - Item 1

Hampshire Trading Standards Service
Suspicious Telephone Call

Caller claims to be calling from the Citizens Advice Bureau, and offers to help clear outstanding debts. The caller may claim that they have been asked to contact the resident by a concerned person.

Citizens Advice will not contact residents in this way.

Any persons affected by debt can seek advice though their local Citizens Advice. Details of how to find a local Citizens Advice can be found on www.citizensadvice.org.uk

To report scams or to get advice, call our partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Services on 03454 04 05 06

Scams can also be reported to the Police via www.actionfraud.police.uk or 0300 123 2040

Suspicious Telephone Call - Item 2

Hampshire Trading Standards Service
Suspicious Telephone Call

Caller claims to be assisting the Police and Ambulance Service.

They offer a visit to carry out a security check, & to see if medical assistance is required.

Residents are urged not to agree to a visit, or to engage in conversation.

This may be an attempt at selling a home security system or burglar alarm, exaggerated claims about the effectiveness may be made.

For a ‘Buy With Confidence’ directory of traders approved by Trading Standards, to report scams or to get advice, call our partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Services on 03454 04 05 06

Scams can also be reported to the Police via www.actionfraud.police.uk or 0300 123 2040

Buy With Confidence

buywithconfidencePrevent ‘Rogue Traders’ by using the ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme - Members of Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Buy With Confidence scheme are fully audited to ensure their trading practices are legal, honest and fair. All members have been checked for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws. Details can be obtained by telephoning 01962 833620, emailing buy.with.confidence@hants.gov.uk or via the website www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk