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by PRS
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Matters of Interest
Topic: Where is/was 'Pilk'?
Replies: 3
Views: 8401

Re: Where is/was 'Pilk'?

Could this be "The Poulk" - down by Springhead?
Peter
by PRS
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 5913

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

Our Neighbourhood Policing Team is currently providing us with sixty copies of the Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter, specific to the Warminster Rural area, on a two-monthly basis. I distribute 1 - 5 copies to each of the nineteen Street Co-ordinators who then pass a copy on to a group of, on average, ...
by PRS
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Power Cuts
Replies: 0
Views: 5779

Power Cuts

Recently we have experienced some losses of the electricity supply to the village. It seems appropriate to list some basic precautionary measures that households can take to minimise the chances of damage and/or injury during these episodes of darkness. Torches: Have a torch, with full battery, in a...
by PRS
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: John Butcher pastor of the independent church
Replies: 1
Views: 5512

Re: John Butcher pastor of the independent church

Scott, There is a small graveyard behind the old schoolroom (now a house) which was behind the chapel to which you refer. Perhaps some inspection of the headstones there might help your researches. I will try and find out who maintains that area (I have an idea) and let you know if I find out anythi...
by PRS
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Bogus officials
Replies: 0
Views: 5556

Bogus officials

I have just received the following: IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION In the past week there have been a number of incidents where persons, posing as Police Officers, have visited a number of elderly persons and having gained access into their homes have then stolen cash and other property. This is very conce...
by PRS
Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Burglaries
Replies: 0
Views: 5527

Burglaries

There have been reports of more burglaries over the holiday period. Householders are reminded that timer-switches, set to turn on various lights around the house at times when they would usually be on, will help deter passing burglars who notice a house in darkness. Ensure that all doors and windows...
by PRS
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Another scam - Council Tax Rebate this time
Replies: 0
Views: 5507

Another scam - Council Tax Rebate this time

I have just come across this on the Wiltshire Police website: Council Tax Telephone Scam Wednesday, 02 December 2009 12:03 Wiltshire Police have been asked to circulate this press release on behalf of the Valuation Office. A telephone scam that targets council tax payers, falsely claiming they have ...
by PRS
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Latest scam warning &c
Replies: 0
Views: 5053

Latest scam warning &c

I have recently received the following: Just to keep you up to date with what's going on. There is a scam which at the moment has only effected business addresses but it something to note - ***CURRENT SCAM*** During the evening of Saturday 14th November 2009, two premises in Warminster were targete...
by PRS
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Street Co-ordinator for Duck Street
Replies: 1
Views: 6356

Re: Street Co-ordinator for Duck Street

3rd November.
I have now managed to "persuade" someone to take on this role.
by PRS
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Security firm
Replies: 1
Views: 6008

Re: Security firm

An addendum... Further to my previous E-mail concerning Direct Response. The payment that the Alarm Company was referring to is a one off payment of £47.58 to register your alarm with Wiltshire Police. I understand that this is normally paid by the householder but clearly can be paid by the installe...
by PRS
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Security firm
Replies: 1
Views: 6008

Security firm

I have just received this warning from the police. Peter Strangeways Village Co-ordinator ADVISORY WARNING - Please cascade to all NHW members within your area There have been a number of reports received concerning a company DIRECT RESPONSE who are making cold calls offering Intruder Detection Syst...
by PRS
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Aggressive salesman
Replies: 0
Views: 4980

Aggressive salesman

I have just received the following from our Beat Manager: Good Evening All I would like to make you all aware of the following. It was sent to me via e-mail this evening. My wife had an unpleasant encounter this morning with a young man who was selling his wares door to door. We believe that we have...
by PRS
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Street Co-ordinator for Duck Street
Replies: 1
Views: 6356

Street Co-ordinator for Duck Street

I am looking for a volunteer to take over as Street Co-ordinator for Duck Street. The duties are far from onerous and may be summarised as follows: i) On receipt of 5 copies of the Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter, write the names of 4 or 5 houses in each circulation box and deliver (just the 5). ii) ...
by PRS
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Matters of Interest
Topic: It is very quiet!
Replies: 10
Views: 19573

Re: It is very quiet!

Glad you have found us!
Stephen - how about publicity?!
by PRS
Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Warning re: false notices on car rear windows
Replies: 0
Views: 4886

Warning re: false notices on car rear windows

I have just been sent the following, which I think is well worth passing on: "Notice on car Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car. When I took it off after I got home, it was a receipt for petrol. Luc...