Council tax refund scam

The below has received from the National Trading Standards Scam Team:
Fraud police receive 100+ reports of new council tax scam – what to look out for
13th March 2019
Criminals are trying to trick victims into handing over their financial details by claiming they’re owed a council tax refund – here’s what to watch out for.
Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, says there has been over 100 reports from people getting an email which claims to come from the ‘Council Tax & Payroll Service’
This scam has been highlighted on moneysavingexpert.com
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2019/03/police-receive-100–report-of-new-council-tax-scam—what-to-loo/?mc_cid=a8d1d1f2fe&mc_eid=9927ad5889
At the time when council tax bills for the coming year are being distributed, please be aware of this scam

New traffic islands on the A629

Following concerns of crossing the A629 at the junction with Ings Lane which were highlighted in the consultation for the Neighbourhood Plan and a public meeting held in October 2017, Bradleys Both Parish Council has been working with the local authority to improve the situation, especially for pedestrians trying to access the bus stops.
We are pleased to announce that work is due to start in March 2019 to install one traffic island and a pedestrian island at the junction of the A629/Ings Lane. Funding the work, which will cost £15,000, has been raised jointly by Bradleys Both Parish Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioners Office.
Most of the work will be carried out overnight and is expected to be finished by 31st March 2019.
Bradleys Both Parish Council would like to thank North Yorkshire County Council, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Office and especially District Cllr Patrick Mulligan and Ward Cllr Andy Brown for their contributions to this important safety issue.

Working to reunite stolen animals with owners

Police in North Yorkshire are working to reunite hundreds of suspected stolen animals with their rightful owners.
More than 400 animals – including dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, turkeys, ducks and chickens – have been seized as part of the investigation, and are being looked after in secure locations.
Please follow the below link to an official press release which includes photographs of the animals in questions and details of how to contact NYP if you can assist with their enquiries:
https://northyorkshire.police.uk/news/more-than-400-suspected-stolen-animals-located-rural-taskforce-investigation-underway/

Warning about Fraud incidents.

North Yorkshire Police are noticing a rise in incidents of fraud where the victim is asked to pay an outstanding debt by means of i-tunes vouchers. The voucher numbers are then provided to the fraudster as means of payment. As a result Action Fraud is launching an awareness raising campaign.
Further information can be found at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/stay-tuned-to-fraud-as-6.5m-is-lost-to-gift-card-fraud-aug18
Please be aware, fraudsters will often use intimidation tactics to persuade the victim into paying the debt. Remember HMRC or similar organisations will never ask for payment in i-tune vouchers

Essential electric work

Northern Powergrid are carrying out on our electricity network in BD20 9DF which will affect some properties at West View Close/Matthew Lane. Those affected should have received a letter.
We are switching off your electricity on 28 June, 2018 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
If you have any queries please call us on 0800 587 8865, email plannedpowercuts@northernpowergrid.com quoting PPC027474 or see our letter which you should have received in the post.
Northern Powergrid, your electricity network company