Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Defibrillator training

A training and awareness session on the new defibrillator has been arranged for 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th April in the Village Hall.

If you would like to attend, please just drop an email to defib@maisemore-pc.org.uk and let us know how many people will be coming.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

New broadband forum set up

A Maisemore Voneus Community Page has now been set up on Facebook with the idea that people interested in the possibility of high speed wireless broadband in the village can discuss the proposals and get updates.

You can join the group here.  Steve Long, who is the local 'champion' for the proposal is a moderator of the group and says, "It will enable people to talk directly to Voneus with any requests or concerns and let them communicate with us."

The presentation from Voneus to the Parish Council was reported here.  There is more information about the company on its website  - www.voneus.com.

The Parish Council welcomes any proposal that could lead to improved broadband for Maisemore residents or be of benefit to the church, but it cannot, of course, endorse any one particular commercial operation. 

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Defibrillator installed

The new defibrillator - bought with funds collected by Ros Lane and donated to the Parish Council - has now been installed in a locked cabinet alongside the Parish Council's noticeboard on the Vilage Hall.

Thanks to everyone who has emailed defib@maisemore-pc.org.uk expressing an interest in a training and awareness session.  This will be arranged as soon as possible and etails will be posted here and sent to everyone who has been in touch about it.

Thanks to the Clean-up helpers

Some of the bags of litter filled by the
volunteers waiting for collection
by Tewkesbury Borough Council.
Many thanks to everyone who came and helped with the Maisemore Spring Clean-up today - your efforts have made a real difference to the village.  The Clean-up was run as part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

If anyone has any suggestions for persuading people who pass through the village to take their litter home with them rather than leaving it here, the Parish Council would be very pleased to hear them.

Friday, 16 March 2018

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NFIB Alert - False Telephone Preference Service Calls

False claims of Telephone Preference Service:
Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.
The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.
In all instances, direct debits are set up without following proper procedure. The victim is not sent written confirmation of the direct debit instruction, which is supposed to be sent within three days.
On occasions when victims attempted to call back, the telephone number provided by the fraudster was either unable to be reached or the victim’s direct debit cancellation request was refused.
During 2017, there were 493 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud.

Protect yourself:
  • There is only one Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The TPS is the only official UK 'do-not-call' register for opting out of live telesales calls. It is FREE to sign-up to the register. TPS never charge for registration. You can register for this service at http://www.tpsonline.org.uk.
  • You will receive postal confirmation of genuine direct debits. If you notice unauthorised payments leaving your account, you should contact your bank promptly.
  • Always be wary of providing personal information, or confirming that personal information the caller already claims to hold is correct. Always be certain that you know who you talking to. If in doubt hang up immediately.
If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

MADS plans new production

The Maisemore Arts & Drama Society is planning a new production to be staged on 23rd & 24th November.  All the details are on the http://www.madsplay.com/.

A play reading for the comedy "It Runs In the Family" is planned for Tuesday 17th April at 7.30 in the committee room of Maisemore Village Hall.  This will be followed on Wednesday 24th April at 7.30pm with a second read through and auditions, also in the Village Hall.  MADS is particularly keen to find a 'young person' to join the cast.
For further information email info@madsplay.com or visit the website - http://www.madsplay.com/.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Defibrillator to be installed soon

A defibrillator is to be installed on the Village Hall in the very near future and will be available for anyone to use in the case of a cardiac emergency.

The device has been bought by the Parish Council with the aid of a substantial donation of money raised for the purpose by Ros Lane and with the full co-operation and support of the Village Hall Committee.

At least one awareness and training session is to be arranged once the defibrillator is installed.  Before arranging this, it would be helpful to hear from anyone interested in attending.  Please email defib@maisemore-pc.org.uk to say you're interested, and give a preference between a daytime or evening session or a session during a weekend.