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Sutton at Hone & Hawley Parish Council

October 2018

Latest news

PARSONAGE LANE PAVILION

Thanks to all those who came along to the pavilion to chat to councillors. Plenty of interesting ideas on how the pavilion could be used and councillors will be looking through all the suggestions and deciding on a way forward. 

A225 Speed limit change

Please note that works will be taking place late October to reduce the speed limit along part of the A225. The stretch of road involved is from the junction with Station Road, Sutton at Hone, south to the A20 roundabout at Farningham and this will be 40mph.

Firework night, Sutton at Hone Primary School

Nov 1st, doors open 5.30pm, contact the school for more details 01322 862147 or www.sutton-at-hone.kent.sch.uk

Warnings and scams

KCC

KCC Public Protection has received reports of doorstep criminals targeting vulnerable residents using high pressure sales methods.

The doorstep criminal claims that their pest-guards will keep your solar panels free from pigeons and asks for an upfront deposit. A business flyer is also left with the resident.

To stop doorstep criminals from scamming you, remember that you must never:

·       Agree for work on your house or garden by someone who knocks at your door uninvited

·       Give money to or sign any forms for people who turn up on your doorstep

·       Open the door to strangers or allow uninvited callers into your home

·       Let somebody take you to the bank to get money for them

·       Call a business on a number that you have been given on your doorstep

Please look out for vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours that may come across a similar scam.

If you feel afraid or threatened by a doorstep caller, phone 999. For non-urgent calls, phone Kent Police on 101.

They have also received reports of people using mobile-buying websites to sell their mobile phones, only to find that they have been scammed out of their money and their phone.
How it works

·       The consumer contacts a trader through a mobile-buying website and provides the brand and make of the mobile they would like to sell.

·       The trader sends a reasonable quote which the consumer accepts and the consumer sends their phone to the trader.

·       The trader emails the consumer alleging there is internal damage/external scratches and reduces the offer to a minimal amount.

·       The consumer refuses the offer and asks for their phone back.

·       The trader will only return the phone if the consumer pays for postage which is a significant amount.

·       Consumers who paid for postage never received their phone back; losing all their postage money and their phone.

         Before using a mobile-buying company, take the following steps:

·       Look for a green padlock in your browser's URL bar. Genuine websites will have a web URL that begins with https://

·       Look out for spelling and punctuation errors. Often English is not the first language of scammers

·       Read reviews on review websites and on social media

·       Read the small print - find out how long you have to accept or reject a quote and whether you have to pay for your phone to be returned if you reject it.

·       Check the company has published contact details, including a phone number and an address

TO RECEIVE ALERTS FROM KCC DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX:

GO TO www.kent.gov.uk, search for Consumer Alerts and sign up as shown below:

Consumer alerts

Alerts about scams, doorstep criminals and doorstep sellers from KCC Trading Standards.

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Twitter: Follow @kentprotect

If you would like to know how and why we use your personal data, read our privacy notice.

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NATIONAL TRADING STANDARDS

To view the latest updates on scams and warnings issued by the National Trading Standards team go to

www.nationaltradingstandards.uk

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Please contact Police Constable 13581 Daniel Perry if you know the owner of the statue in the photo.

Rural Task Force East Kent

Mobile: 07967 331664

Internal: 062340                

Email: 13581@Kent.pnn.police.uk

Highways England would like to hear from you

They want to hear your views about the proposed new motorway connecting Kent, Thurrock and Essex through a tunnel beneath the River Thames.

The consultation about the Lower Thames Crossing is now open.

Since the Government announced the preferred route in April 2017, we have been listening to residents, community groups, businesses and other organisations which has helped us to develop our plans.
This consultation is the latest stage in these plans and an important opportunity for you to shape the Lower Thames Crossing.

To have your say, go to lowerthamescrossing.co.uk/haveyoursay for more information and to access the response form – which will take you as little as a few minutes to complete.

Please tell us what you think by 23:59 on 20 December.

If you have any questions, you can call our helpline on 0300 123 5000 between 9am and 5pm, or email ltc@highwaysengland.co.uk Monday to Saturday.

 

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