Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service have been made aware of false claims on the phone and at the door by people purporting to be officers from Hampshire County Council, regarding Care Packages/Carers.
In this case the resident, who is already in receipt of a private care package, received a call from a person who claimed to be from Hampshire County Council. The caller said they would be visiting the resident to discuss their care package. This was followed up by a visit to the resident’s home at 7pm by 1 male and 1 female.
The resident had previously checked with their care provider, who confirmed there was no problem with their care package, that this was not Hampshire County Council, and not to open the door to anyone. This was confirmed by Adults’ Health and Care. The resident did not let them in, even when the male made the treat that they would have no care provision from the following week if they did not do so.
Residents are asked to be vigilant to this type of scam, and to question any such calls by checking with their care provider using a telephone number they have sourced themselves, not one given by the caller.
Best practice at the door:
Doorstep Crime can also be reported to Hampshire Police on their non-urgent number 101 or dial 999 if you feel threatened or intimidated.
We have purchased a small number of 20mph & 30mph speed stickers that can be applied to wheelie bins.
These are available from the parish office during opening hours for parishioners of Hound on a first come, first come basis.
Southampton City Vision is Southampton City Council’s new Local Plan which, when complete, will set out what development can take place across the city over the next 20 years and beyond. This will have to include finding sites for around 20,000 new homes by 2040, new places where people can work and businesses can run, as well as all the infrastructure and facilities that people need to live and work.
Southampton City Council (SCC) are at the start of the process of developing this new plan and understanding what people need and getting their ideas for the future of the city is critical to the process. SCC are not making any proposals at this stage for specific sites in the city, first they need to understand the needs, priorities and aspirations of people and businesses. SCC are also doing a ‘call for sites’ so if anyone who knows of or owns land/premises that they feel could be suitable for (re)development, they can let SCC know so this can be considered as part of the development of the plan.
The link below takes you to the Southampton Vision website where you will find more information and a link to the on-line survey. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who you feel has an interest in the future of Southampton.
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