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Welcome to the Fawley Parish Council website

NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

FAWLEY PARISH COUNCIL
(Blackfield & Langley Ward)

Click here to read the Notice

Short Break Activities Programme

Hampshire County Council are consulting on potential changes to our Short Break Activities Programme and would like to know what you think about the proposals.

The proposed changes aim to maintain an effective programme, within a reduced budget, that provides good quality breaks for parents and carers of disabled children, while providing fun and educational opportunities for the children and young people receiving them.

For more information (including dates, times and locations for a series of drop-in events) and to complete the online response form, visit the Hantsweb Consultations page for short break activities programme

Hampshire Parent Carer Network The Rose Road Association

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

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