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The Parish Council has advised us this letter has been circulated widely in Congresbury. It is linked to an app. Concerns have been raised regarding the security of products and services sourced via this app. Users submit their real names and addresses which can be accessed by other users including commercial enterprises. Please read, research and make your own judgement. Stay safe on line.
Two comments were made about this on Facebook. Dave Robins There is nothing wrong with this social Media App… it has 285 people in congresbury and 444 people in Yatton and 80 in Kingston Seymour alone using it daily as we speak…
it has been live in this area since 2018 and world wide since 2008….
Facebook and Apple have tried to buy it but were refused….
the person who has posted this has just followed the misinformed local rumour mill like Chinese
whispers…the letter may or may not be a scam as described but the App is international….
maybe Google the App and have a look on wikipedia….or the recent BBC article which described the App as the Facebook that Mark Zuckerberg wished he had made.
Love Congresbury As was reported yesterday, the app is genuine and can be used well, but it uses people’s names/addresses without express permissions and can be a site for fraudsters-there are safer ways to help your neighbours during this time.
INSIDEHOOK.COMNextdoor Is the Go-To Online Destination for Local Scammers -…
Methodist Church News
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Click here for some useful information from North Somerset Council
Avon & Somerset Police have published the latest of their popular senior safety videos, which discusses the topic of Covid-19 scams and frauds that are being targeted at the vulnerable and elderly. This may help protect the many frightened and vulnerable elderly citizens in our communities.
To watch the video, click here
The Rev Tina Swire’s newsletter for this week can be found here.
Please click here for the worship sheet for Palm Sunday leading us into Holy Week.
Congresbury Methodist Notices will be sent later
This week, two officers attended a trailer that had been dumped in Hallen. After some investigation by the brilliant officers, it transpired that the trailer had been sold to Michael Eavis of Worthy Farm Glastonbury some years ago. The trailer now belongs to his farm manager and had been stolen the day before.
When the farm manager and his wife collected the trailer, they explained they had owned it for 20 years and it had even been used five years ago by Banksy for an event at Glastonbury! I’m glad officers were able to reunite the couple with the stolen trailer, especially as the week before the Eavis’ and their team kindly donated thousands of litres of hand sanitiser, gloves and face masks to police and NHS workers.
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Click here for newsletter from Rev. Tina Swire [Superintendent]
Congresbury parish council’s website has been updated and now includes useful links and information about the coronavirus pandemic including where you can get help and advice. Click here
The majority of Avon & Somerset police enquiry offices have been closed in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Four of them – Bristol, Patchway, Bridgwater and Yeovil – will remain open seven days a week, but should only be used if absolutely essential. To report an incident click here or for more information click here
These important guides may help you protect your child whilst online. They are very thorough and each section has actionable items for the parent/teacher.
BroadbandSearch has written a more comprehensive guide available here
First West of England is making plans to run a Saturday service during the working week from next Monday (23rd March) to ensure it sustains services for those needing to travel across the region.
All churches will have no services for the next 3 weeks. Please read the amended letter from our Superintendent Minister, Rev. Tina Swire – received today Click here to read
Congresbury W.I. have cancelled their meetings on 18 March, 15 April, 20th May & 17 June.
In view of the current situation Congresbury Evening W.I. has cancelled all forthcoming events until further notice.
In view of the current situation Congresbury Singers have cancelled their Easter concert on 28 March. They hope to be back in the autumn.
With regret, due to the current coronavirus situation, the Senior Citizens Lunch Club which is usually held in the Old School Rooms, has been suspended forthwith. Members will be advised when we are able to continue.
Slimming World is at the Methodist Hall and now Sylvia informs us that Weight watchers are coming to The Old School Rooms.
NB. DUE TO THE CURRENT CLIMATE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS BUG WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED AND REGRET WE NEED TO POSTPONE THE WEEKLY O-90s COFFEE MORNINGS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE BUT WILL INFORM YOU ALL WHEN WE RETURN TO NORMAL. PLEASE LET ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT YOU THINK MAY NOT KNOW THIS All our love and best wishes John and Kathleen
Taking care of others
The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team is releasing more call blockers for the vulnerable and elderly today, Friday 13th March 2019.
These were a huge success last year and they ran out very quickly.
Applications can be made through their website:
A trueCall Secure call blocker is a unit that filters unwanted scam and nuisance phone calls from your landline. It allows you to set a trusted caller list for friends, family members, GPs and any other trusted contacts. The unit plugs into an existing phone and phone line and can work alongside broadband or lifeline/pendant devices that are already installed. These are intended more for the vulnerable and elder, and those receiving a high level of nuisance calls.
Click Here for online gallery of tools and bikes recovered by police.