May 2018 News from West Chiltington Parish Council

West Chiltington, West Sussex

Annual Meeting of Electors 26th April

You may be reading this in time to come to the Annual Meeting of Electors on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm in the Parish Office, Church Street RH20 2JW – refreshments will be offered, and all residents are welcome!

Increase in attacks on livestock

Attacks on livestock are continuing to rise and they can be distressing – not just for farmers, but for dog owners too. The National Farmers Union has launched their ‘take the lead’ campaign, urging dog owners to keep their dogs on leads when they are walking them in the countryside. An article by Meridian TV and can be viewed on their website

Look out for our own Silent Soldier

West Chiltington Parish Council is pleased to announce its support of the Royal British Legion Silent Soldier campaign as one way of paying respect to those who gave so much during World War I in this centenary anniversary of the end of the Great War. The Silent Soldier is a life-size silhouette that will stand in symbolic tribute at locations to be agreed around the Parish. It will be present in the community as a representation of “Tommy” returning home silently at the end of the war, and to remember those who lost their lives and never returned home.

Telephone Fraudsters – yet another scam

Victims receive a telephone call from someone purporting to be a bailiff enforcing a court judgement, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. The fraudsters state the debt originates from the victim not paying a magazine advertisement subscription. A variety of magazine names are used by the fraudsters, who also use the names of certified Bailiff Enforcement Agents. The fraudsters request that the debt be repaid by bank transfer. If the victim refuses, they threaten to visit the victim’s home or place of work to recover the debt that is owed. Victims are not provided with receipt or contact details. Later when victims make enquiries, they’ll discover that the debt did not exist, and often that no advertisement was placed. This type of fraud is nationwide. Since 2017, there have been 52 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud.

To contact the Parish Council: 01798 817434 or email [email protected]



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