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Thefts from vehicles– Warwickshire County Council are running a campaign  to raise residents awareness of the risk of thefts from vehicles. Four new videos have been made from the point of view of a fictional organisation called the ‘Warwickshire Automobile Thieves Society’. The videos can all be seen here:

More details are on the Safe In website, including links to the societies own website and social media pages.

Defibrillators in Alcester- Do you know where the nearest defibrillator is? Speed is essential! Defibrillators are available at the following locations.

Warning from Warwickshire Trading Standards- Cowboy Gardeners daylight shrubbery!

Initiative for reporting traffic offences

Residents in Warwickshire can now report traffic offences using digital evidence from dash cams. Follow the link for further details. https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/operationsnap

Child Burial Fees

At the Town Council meeting on 5 June 2018, Councillors unanimously agreed to waive burial fees for all children under the age of 18 who are resident in Alcester.

The Government has indicated that it intends to set up a Children’s Funeral Fund later in the year to cover such fees but the Town Council has agreed to implement this change immediately.

The Mayor of Alcester, Cllr Andrew Foster, said “As a parent myself, I can think of nothing worse than losing a child.  With this small gesture, we hope to lessen the financial burden on bereaved parents at what must be a devastating time for them.”

Warwickshire Trading Standards – Tackling doorstep crime- No Rogue Traders Here…. Do you want to avoid being ripped off or subjected to door step scams now we are in the DIY season? Warwickshire residents can simply register either online at https://www.noroguetradershere.com/or by freephone 0800 233 5000 and use the scheme free of charge. They just need to register their basic details, confirm the type of trader and the work they require.

Superfast Broadband- For you to check which cabinet you are connected to and what speeds you might achieve, please visit https://www.dslchecker.bt.com/.

UBUS Community Transport is three years old! UBUS is a ring and ride community transport service operating within Stratford District and is available to anyone in the district who struggles to access public transport due to mobility issues, health problems or who lives in an area with no, or infrequent, public transport.

Did you know….There is a Flexibus bus service that runs to Stratford Tesco and The Maybird twice a week- Tuesday & Fridays. In addition to the Alcester Police Station stop, there is a stop outside the Alcester Inn (formerly Alcester Trades & Labour Club). The service is free for anyone with a bus pass, otherwise it is £5.50 return.