May 2017

Dementia garden at Acle Methodist Church

Advice from Action Fraud

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected handset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.

The text message further states to confirm if the transaction is genuine by replying ‘Y’ for Yes or ‘N’ for No.

Through this method the fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim’s active telephone number and would be able to engage further by asking for the victim’s credit card details, CVV number (the three digits on the back of your bank card) and/or other personal information.

Protect yourself:

  • Always check the validity of the text message by contacting your credit card provider through the number provided at the back of the card or on the credit card/bank statement.
  • Beware of cold calls purporting to be from banks and/or credit card providers.
  • If the phone call from the bank seems suspicious, hang up the phone and wait for 10 minutes before calling the bank back. Again, refer to the number at the back of the card or on the bank statement in order to contact your bank.
  • If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud athttp://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or alternatively by calling 0300 123 2040

Payments over £100

List of payments over £100

NCC free taster sessions

As part of the National Festival of Learning, NCC are running a huge variety of FREE taster sessions from 30 May to 3 June, so come along and join in the fun!

Here are just a few of the interesting and unusual things you can have a go at:
Crowdfunding,
Coding,
Animation,
Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint
History and nature walks,

Maths, English, Science  
Languages, lipreading and British Sign Language
Creative sewing, hand knitting, needle felted motifs
Watercolour and acrylic painting,
Lino, t-shirt and intaglio printing,
Digital map making,
Facebook for beginners
Digital photography

Pilates
and many, many more. See the full list here

 www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning

0344 800 8020

Acle Youth Club event

Photo by Simon Finlay Photography.

Click here for more details of the event

Rogue traders

Just a reminder about being very careful about buying things off the back of a van… there were men in Acle on Thursday trying to sell tools and a generator out of their white van..

Agenda for 22nd May 2017

Agenda

Minutes for 24th April 2017

24th April 2017

Acle Cardiac Rehab Support Group

The new Acle Cardiac Rehab Support Group has a free event on Tuesday, 23rd May in the Bure Room, at Acle Recreation Centre, from 10.00am to 1.30pm.

This is an informal get-together for people who have a diagnosis of a heart problem, and their carers. Refreshments available.

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Local Police Inspector

The following is a Police Connect message.
I am Lisa Hooper and I am one of the two Local Policing Inspectors for the Broadland District. I am based at Sprowston and I am responsible for the delivery of local policing to the communities of Sprowston, Old Catton, Acle, Wroxham, Blofield, Brundall, Lingwood, Rackheath and of course all the smaller villages around them!

I have been a police officer for 21 years, and have prior to coming to Broadland I had been the Local Policing Inspector for Norwich City Centre, Thorpe Hamlet and Mile Cross. I have only recently moved out of the Broadland area myself, and most of my family live here so I know it well, and it is important to me that local communities are very satisfied with the policing they receive.

Broadland is home to around 126,000 people and my mission is to ensure you receive a first class service when you need us, and also to make sure we are dealing with the local issues which cause you the most concern. We have Safer Neighbourhood Action Panels covering every town and village, so there is always an opportunity for people to get in touch with us and tell us about the things that are happening locally so that we and our partners can work together to ensure Broadland remains one of the safest and happiest places to live in the UK. If you want to get in touch with us you can email us at SNTSprowston@norfolk.pnn.police.uk, SNTThorpeStAndrew@norfolk.pnn.police.uk and SNTAcle@norfolk.pnn.police.uk You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BroadlandPolice or you can call 101 and ask to speak to Engagement Officer PC Andy Mason or the local Beat Manager