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 Latest News

Caravan Stolen  Help the Police if you saw anything that can help with this theft and check your caravan.

Lockdown Breaches  If you want to let the Police know about breaches of the Lockdown rules use this link.

Census 21 Just to give you advance warning about the 2021 Census which takes place this year.  You'll hear a lot more in the run up to Census Day on Sunday 21st March.

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 Beware of Fake Text Vaccine Scams

  We have been alerted , by different sources, to a scam that is now in
  wider circulation.  It starts with a text and advises the user that they  
  are eligible to apply for the vaccine.

  Users are then invited to click on the link in the text message and are   
  taken to a web page, again that looks very convincing. It goes on to ask 
  for some personal information, for them to apply for the vaccine.

  The details asked for:

  • Name   • Address    • Date of birth    • Proof of address   
  • Card payment details

  With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of 
  scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take
  advantage of the rollout to so many people.

An example of the Fake Text published by the National Neighbourhood Watch Network is shown here.  Recipients are advised to report this to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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Check Which Roads will be Salted This Winter

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 We're in National Lockdown
Stay at Home

For a summary of what you can and can't do please follow this link to the Government's webpage.

If you want to know the restrictions for any area the BBC has a really useful service  on this webpage.  Just enter a postcode and the restrictions are clearly explained.

 Remember the instruction to wash hands, protect your face and keep socially distancing.

 

 

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Can you help if there's problems this winter?

You may well have seen the survey in Topics that the Council is using to know what help people are able to offer if there's winter emergencies.  Anything you can offer would be much appreciated.  Maybe you have a sleeping bag or some spare blankets you could lend someone if they have no power or heating.  Perhaps you've got a 4x4 or a tractor and can help rescue someone stuck in a flood. 

Complete the survey online here.

Alternatively, post the survey back to Jim (the clerk) at 8 Little Silver, Exeter, EX4 4HU,  email a picture of it or text the picture to 07768 457590.

Hopefully we won't have any problems with bad weather this winter, but it's best to be prepared.

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The Play Area is Open

The Play Area will be open throughout the lockdown but everyone will need to be aware of Covid-19 when using the equipment.  The virus is spread by touch so please clean the gates, equipment etc before use.  We've posted this sign to advise users

 

 

 

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Footpaths: Please Follow the Advice

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More Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Please stay safe and follow the guidance from the government.

If you think you may have the virus use the NHS 111 online service here.

If you want to know what the symptoms are and how to protect yourself check here.

For details of Council services, advice for residents, businesses, employers and employees go to  the EDDC website here.

If you're worried about money there is a hardship fund.  More details here.

The latest update from East Devon District Council for residents (with some business news too) is here (5th January).  It opens the relevant page the EDDC website. 

The dedicated EDDC update for business (22nd December) is here.

The latest update from Devon County Council (14th January) is here.

If you need help and cannot get hold of friends or neighbours you can use this window notice.

The Council has set up a local group in response to the Covid 19 crisis, it's called ALERT (Aylesbeare Local Emergency Response Team).  By now you should have received this guidance note through your letterbox.

If you or someone you know needs help please email Aylesbearepc@yahoo.com or telephone 01392 202692.

ALERT is also looking for volunteers. If you would like to offer support please email Councillor Anna Thompson cllrannathompson@hotmail.com 

The Parish Council will continue to operate throughout the virus period so contact the Clerk (Jim Roberts, 07768 457590 or 01392 202692, clerk@aylesbeareparishcouncil.co.uk) if necessary.

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 Beware of Covid 19 Test and Trace Scams

 Criminals are trying to cash in on the new NHS Test and Trace process by sending out emails and texts, or phoning directly, to tell people that they have been in contact with a person who has the virus.  They then demand money for tests or tracing information.  Remember - Ignore these messages; you NEVER have to pay for an NHS Covid 19 test or trace.

The NHS Test and Trace website says 

The NHS Test and Trace service will not:

  • ask for bank details or payments
  • ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media
  • ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
  • ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087

 For more information please check the NHS website.

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Citizens Advice Bureau Ready to Help

Last year the CAB helped 16 residents of Aylesbeare and, despite the lockdown, they are still here to help.  The offices may be closed but there is a service 5 days a week online via their website, email, the CAB Facebook page or on the phone.


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   Reminder About Footpaths & Coronavirus

 

 Please remember to

  • Close all gates safely using gloves (the virus can live on surfaces)
  • Keep dogs under control
  • Stick to the designated footpaths
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Community Infrastructure Levy

We have received funds from local developers (called the Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL) that we can spend in our Parish, subject to certain conditions.  Up to March 2020 we had received £807.28 with more being paid to us this year.  The Council are holding on to the money and may spend it on some new sports and/or play equipment that the community has identified.  

The report of the income and expenditure is here.