Volunteers Needed for Play Area – Barrow Lane

The Parish Council have recently reviewed the long term future maintenance of this area, largely prompted by the ‘retirement’ of the person who has almost singlehandedly mowed it for years, without any payment.  This has kept the cost of having a play area down to a reasonable level but now we need your help to continue to do so.

Ideally this would be a group of volunteers who would organise a rota amongst themselves, keeping the grass mowed to a suitable length throughout the summer and possibly some occasional strimming around the installed equipment.

If you would like to volunteer to help please email clerk@charltonmusgrovepc.org.uk; all equipment and training will be provided.

Unless members of the community or users of the play area come forward to support during next year, the Parish Council will have to seriously consider the future of this area and any escalation in the costs involved in its maintenance.

Guide to Universal Credit

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit: Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.  Over a third of Universal Credit claims have been made since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out more about Universal Credit using the Universal Credit guide at:  https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/. It covers who can apply, how to apply, how much money you can claim, a glossary to help with Universal Credit terminology and more.

Consumers urged to be aware of fake texts offering Covid19 vaccine

Trading Standards is warning the public to be on their guard following reports that fraudsters are sending out fake texts offering a Covid-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal bank details.

The text offers a link to what police call an “extremely convincing” fake NHS website.

Once on the website people are asked to input their bank details to register for a vaccine.

The scam message reads ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and then prompts you to click on a link for further information or to ‘apply’ for the vaccine.

If you receive a text or email that asks you to click on a link or for you to provide information, such as your name, credit card or bank details, delete it immediately.

Remember, the NHS will never ask for your payment details.

Further details can be obtained from the website.

Countryside walking – Good Practices

With the warm weather encouraging people to walk within the Parish, offering real relief from the current lockdown restrictions, the Parish Council would ask that all walkers are aware of their surroundings and give specific consideration to the possibility of livestock being in the vicinity but out of sight. 

Of particular importance is the proper closing of gates please, highlighted recently by cattle being loose due to an unfastened gate which could have had serious consequencies. 

Thank you in anticipation and we hope that all walkers will continue to enjoy our beautiful village with due consideration to all other users..