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A message from your local Police Community Support Officer

Posted 1 September 2020

Officers in Amesbury are warning residents to be alert to courier fraud.

A number of incidents have been reported in the last month in the area of Hanging Langford that have caused concern.

Courier fraud occurs when a fraudster contacts victims by telephone purporting to be a police officer or bank official. To gain a victim's trust, the caller might be able to confirm some easily obtainable personal details such as their full name and address. The caller might then suggest money has been removed from their account by mistake, police need money for evidence or even need the victim to purchase an item of high price 'evidence'.

Victims are asked to co-operate in an investigation and withdraw money from their bank, foreign currency from an exchange or handing over the expensive item to a 'courier' for examination. The collector of which will be a fraudster. At the time of handover, unsuspecting victims are promised the money they've handed over, or spent, will be reimbursed but in reality there is no further contact and the money is never seen again.

Banks, police officers and similar professionals will never contact you to ask for you to assist with investigations and withdraw money or purchase expensive items.

We urge you to keep an eye out for those vulnerable in our communities who could be targeted and if you suspect courier fraud to be taking place, please call us on 101.

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

During the current lockdown The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust would like to notify you of the services still available.

Please see here for further information.

Mobile Post Office

Mobile Post Office facility will not be available in the parish until further notice - this information effective as of Tuesday 24th March 2020.

A303 Stonehenge surveys in the Countess roundabout area

As part of ongoing preparation work for the A303 Stonehenge upgrade, Highways England is undertaking overnight surveys in the Countess Roundabout area from Monday 16 March 2020 until Thursday 19 March 2020.

The surveys will allow Highways England to test ground conditions and the strength of the existing road. To minimise disruption, they are scheduled to happen between 8pm and 5am.

Small sections of the road need to be temporarily closed for the safety of Highways England workers, drivers and the local community.

One lane will be closed on Countess roundabout, on the approaches to the roundabout on the A345 and on the A303 - from 300 metres west of Countess roundabout extending 700 metres eastwards. These lane closures will be removed each morning by 5am.

The surveying machinery will run in 20-minute intervals during working hours and will produce some noise. The noise will be similar to the sound of a motorcycle and may be disruptive to residents living near-by.

Highways England apologise for any inconvenience caused while they carry this work out and would like to thank residents for their continued patience.

If you would like further information, get in touch with the A303 Stonehenge project team by email A303Stonehenge@highwaysengland.co.uk by phone on 0300 123 5000, or visit the Highways England website at www.highwaysengland.co.uk/a303-stonehenge.

Closure of Winterbourne Post Office and Winterbourne Stores

The Winterbourne Post Office will be closing on 22nd November 2019 and Winterbourne Stores on 29th November 2019.

Winterbourne Parish Council would like to provide information on alternative sources of Post Office services and grocery shopping, together with means of transport to reach those services.

In order to help you, we would ask that you complete our Post Office and Shop Survey Form and forward this to the Parish Clerk at clerk-parishcouncil@thewinterbournes.org.uk
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