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Scam Alert

Please read this example of a fraud by phone scam that someone has received.

I had a notification on my phone about 11:20 to say that Amazon will deliver (an expected item) between 11:30am and 1:45pm.
This was quickly followed by a text message:
+44 7759 600406 "Our driver Simon attempted to deliver your shipment today but no one was home. To reschedule a new delivery date, visit: https:/./.postoffice-reschedule-depot.com" More »

We would like to raise awareness of fraud by phone. Please report any incidents to Action Fraud- Reporting fraud and cyber crime | Action Fraud or by calling the number below.

You can also report any concerns or incidents by calling 0300 123 2040 Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm. If you are calling from abroad please call +44 300 123 2040. » Less

Posted: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:29 by Lesley Jenkins

Non Dwelling Burglary

Non dwelling burglary-Church Lane, Berkeley. 17/1/23 around 03:20hrs. Inc no 0021, crime no 02339/23. Banging heard on cellar door. A footprint was also found on the door at the rear of the property.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the police by calling 101 and quote the referenced incident number. You can also report information online at http://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about More »

You can also report any information anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800555111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information » Less

Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 14:25 by Lesley Jenkins

£4 million support proposed for families during school holidays

£4 million support proposed for families during school holidays


On Wednesday 25 January, Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet will be asked to approve the allocation of around £4 million of support for children and families over the next three years.

The support will be provided by the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) which is funded by the Department of Education (DfE), for families eligible for benefits-related free school meals. More »

The HAF programme provides families with six weeks of high quality, fun, enriching activities and nutritious food during the school holidays. This is made up of one week during spring, four weeks over summer and one week in the winter holidays, up to the end of 2025.

A sum of £1.6m has already been allocated for 2023, with the council expecting to receive a further allocation of around £2.5m from DfE for 2024/2025.

In addition, the council is set to provide a further £200,000 match funding to enhance the HAF programme and extend it to families who do not qualify for free school meals, so that all children and families across Gloucestershire can benefit.

Cabinet will be asked to approve plans which will allow the council to continue and build upon its successful partnership with six district lead organisations, offering a wide ranging programme including holiday activities, food, family support, nutritional education and more.

The Holiday Activities and Food programme continues to go from strength to strength, with last year's summer offer reaching 60 per cent of children and young people eligible for free school meals. Over 16 days, 58 activity providers delivered:

  • 28,610 activity sessions and
  • 7,512 food boxes to
  • 10,073 primary school children,
  • 3,099 secondary school children and
  • 2,313 children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

Cllr Stephen Davies, cabinet member for children's safeguarding and early years at Gloucestershire County Council said: "I am delighted with the success of the Holiday Activities and Food programme which is being enjoyed by more children each year.

"I am proud of the results we have achieved together with partners from across the public, private and voluntary sectors. I look forward to continuing to work with them over the next three years to make sure children are happy, healthy and entertained during the school holidays."

More information about the Holiday Activities and Food programme is available at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf. » Less

Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 14:14 by Lesley Jenkins


'We at Hinton Parish Council treat everyone with courtesy and respect and ask for the same in return.

We ask that you treat your councillors and council staff courteously without violence, abuse or harassment. Councillors and council staff have the right to carry out their civic duties and work without fear of being attacked or abused.

Any behaviour whether that be verbal, physical or in writing, which causes either councillors or council staff to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or threatened, is totally unacceptable.

The zero-tolerance policy includes abuse, aggression or threats made in person, over the telephone or in written communication, including on social media.

The council considers threatening behaviour to be: Attempted or actual aggressive, or physical actions made towards any councillor or member of staff. The use of aggressive, or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing, shouting or in writing) which threatens or intimidates councillors or council staff'. This policy applies throughout all council meetings, but it also applies to any councillor or council staff away from council meetings.