Do you need help?
The village has a support network of volunteers for those who are vulnerable and anyone who finds themselves having to self-isolate over the coming weeks or months. Most of the older residents should have received a letter with this information. If you are isolating yourself or are not well but have a need, for example food provisions, collect a prescription, post a letter or need to walk a dog, then please contact one of the numbers below (leaving a voicemail if there is no answer), or send a text to the mobile numbers:
Amba 07526382240 | Julia 01480 890203 | Becky 07958 306740
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You can view today's online Church service (for Palm Sunday) led by our vicar Rev Philip Houson here: https://www.spaldwick.com/videos
Thank you to everyone who donated - and to Jason for his hard work 😊
There was more clapping, blowing of whistles and banging of pans tonight for frontline health workers and carers - Karen recorded this on Ivy Way!
There was more clapping, blowing of whistles and banging of pans tonight for frontline health workers and carers - Karen recorded this on Ivy Way!Posted by Spaldwick Village on Thursday, 2 April 2020
Well done Spaldwick.
How did your street do?
Well done Spaldwick. How did your street do?Posted by Spaldwick Village on Thursday, 2 April 2020
Did you see some of Spaldwick School’s children on ITV Anglia’s regional news tonight?
Unfortunately, due to copyright reasons, we can’t post the video, but you may still be able to view the report here:
Please see below as circulated by the Community Protection Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council to Parish Councils in respect of some scams being targeted to those who may not be regular social media users.
Do be mindful of these perhaps if dealing with anyone claiming to have received anything suspect by way of text or letter, however official these may seem initially.
Just a reminder of just how low criminals will stoop.
Good Neighbour Coordinator, Spaldwick Parish Council.
….It’s really fast paced at the moment as unscrupulous criminals are constantly inventing new scams to take advantage of the Covid-19 outbreak.
In fact Action Fraud report that coronavirus related fraud reports have increased by 400% in March.
See https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-related-fraud-reports-increase-by-400-in-march for further details and the attached image for using on your local websites, newsletters etc.
One common scam at the moment is the ‘Covid Relief’ scam. This is an example of number spoofing because this scam involves a text message that comes in on the same number as recent GOV.UK text messages informing of the new rules for social isolation. For those receiving it, it appears in the same text ‘conversation’ as the genuine government alerts which makes it very difficult to spot that it’s not genuine.
The messages claim to offer a payment to all residents as part of government’s promise to battle COVID 19. These texts provide a link to a copycat website that appears to be very official, using all the GOV.UK branding and may tempt the recipient into inputting their banking card details in order to receive the fictitious grant.
Two clues show this is not genuine: 1) The phrase 'COVID-19 relief' is misspelled as 'COVID-19 relieve' and 2) the website url is a .com address whereas the government web address is .gov.uk
Another text scam that purports to be from the government is what I have nick-named the ‘Big Brother’ scam. This one also spoofs the GOV.UK number and suggests that the recipient is being fined for leaving their home. It includes web links or a phone number in the text which are designed to defraud.
On a similar theme, but with a local flavour, reports have emerged of a bogus letter purporting to be from Huntingdonshire District Council and claiming that the recipient has contravened current government instruction to ‘stay at home’. I am not sure how the sender would achieve financial gain from this one unless it’s the precursor to a follow-up demanding payment but in any case it is worth noting it is bogus. And of course it could crop up in other local authority areas too.
Thank you for all you are doing to help protect your community, your efforts are enormously appreciated.
Community Protection Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council
A warning from Huntingdonshire District Council:
“We are aware that some residents have received letters (as below) claiming to be from HDC, explaining that they have failed to obey self/isolation and social distancing procedures.
These letters are not from the District Council. Please disregard.”
The Church service for today can now be viewed here: https://www.spaldwick.com/videos
This is very applicable locally. Please don't order medicines unless you need them. Local pharmacies are currently working flat out, with staff forced to work very long hours. Also, pharmacists are receiving an awful lot of hassle currently so please be kind!
Just as a follow-on to a previous post, thanks to everyone who’s delivered this month’s Spaldwick News as part of their ‘daily exercise’.
There’s some really important information and contact numbers for people self-isolating on the front page, which has now gone out to every home in Spaldwick.
You can also view this month’s edition at www.spaldwick.com
Council Tax information:
See if you can spot Spaldwick!
Well done Spaldwick - we may only be a small village, but your clapping at 8pm echoed loudly in recognition of the excellent and tireless work being done by the NHS and Carers right now.
Well done Spaldwick - we may only be a small village, but your clapping at 8pm echoed loudly in recognition of the excellent and tireless work being done by the NHS and Carers right now.Posted by Spaldwick Village on Thursday, 26 March 2020
The April 2020 edition of the Spaldwick News, produced by Chris Hubbard, is out early and available here: https://www.spaldwick.com/wp-content/uploads/SPALDWICK-NEWS-APRIL-2020.pdf
Janine from Manor Farm has set up this Facebook page - she's been compiling ideas to keep families in Spaldwick busy over the next few weeks:
Thank you whoever left these by the door. Incredibly kind. X
Church services are moving online, and you can view the Mothering Sunday service, led by Rev Philip Howson here: