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9 hours ago

Beware pretend police scamRecently, we have been made aware of a number of scams taking place in Derbyshire, where residents have been receiving phone calls and the caller ID has been displaying an old force phone number. These types of scams are known as number spoofing. The number reported to us in question, is an old non-emergency contact number (03451233333). Officers or members of police staff will not contact people from this number and we urge anybody who receives a call from it to report it immediately.Fraudsters are using software to imitate organisations phone numbers, such as your bank, credit card companies or even the police, in an attempt to try and convince unsuspecting victims into transferring funds or providing personal or financial details to these scam artists.❗ How to protect yourself◾ If you have any doubt about the person calling you, terminate the call immediately. If you need to call the organisation in question to check if the call is official, wait five minutes after the initial scam call; fraudsters may stay on the line after you hang up. Alternatively, use a different line altogether to call them back on. Ensure you don’t ring back on any number they have provided to you initially, look up the correct contact details on the company’s website or via a statement if from the bank.◾ Never give out personal information in response to an incoming call, or rely upon the Caller ID as the sole means of identification, particularly, if the caller asks you to carry out an action which might have financial consequences.◾ Ask the caller for their name and a way to verify they are an employee of the organisation they are calling from – if they are claiming to be from the police, ask them for their collar number. Any employee of a legitimate company will willingly provide these details. If the caller refuses or becomes confrontational be suspicious.◾ If the caller is asking you to pay a fine, transfer money or verify personal information end the call immediately.◾ Do not be pressured. Fraudsters will create a feeling of crisis, however, take your time to assess the situation and do your research if necessary. 📞 💻 What to do if you’re a victim of fraudIf you have been targeted by a scam, then call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.Please note: If debit cards, online banking or cheques are involved in the scam, your first step should be to contact your bank or credit card company. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Take your rubbish home - don't dump itWe have recently undertaken a roadside clean-up on the A6 Chapel Bypass which resulted in the removal of over 1 tonne of litter from the side of the road.This has come at a cost with the traffic management operation costing over £1000 per day alone. This is money which could be spent elsewhere to improve services if people disposed of their waste correctly.Please take your rubbish home with you and dispose of it correctly. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

26 hot home cooked lunches delivered by our volunteers today! If you know of anyone who could benefit from our Friday lunch club deliveries please call us on 01664 744196.LUNCH CLUB - 26 weekly lunches cooked and delivered by our amazing squad of volunteers - Bangers & mash or butternut squash, lentil and coconut stew. Big thank you to New Mills Youth and Community Project (New Mills Pantry) for cabbage donations today. All used lunch boxes are now being recycled and donated to the The Wellspring Stockport #feelgoodfriday #recycling #nowastedfood #community ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Can anybody use a dozen or so mixed plantpots? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Starting next Monday 12th AprilLots of New Mills Pubs and businesses opening. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Recycling centres staying openOur recycling centres are open over the Easter weekend but only for items that residents absolutely have to get rid of please. The centres tend to be quieter on weekdays, especially before 10am and after 4pm. We’re encouraging people to come at these times rather than at weekends and to avoid visiting over the Easter holidays if possible.Social distancing measures are still in place at our sites and staff are unable to help people unload. This slows things up so there may be queueing at the sites. Visitors can help by sorting their waste into the different types (e.g. garden waste, metal, wood, cardboard etc) before they come to the centre to help make their visit as quick as possible.We’re also asking that people avoid queueing on main roads and suggesting that they use their kerbside recycling service at home as much as possible. Composting of garden waste is another way of helping to reduce visits. Thanks for your help! crowd.in/SLrbJ6 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Easter Bin Collections as normalWaste and recycling collections will take place as usual over the Easter bank holiday. Please make sure your bins are presented by 6am to ensure collection.You can check your bin day and find out what you can recycle online: highpeak.gov.uk/findyourbinday ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

New Mills Town Councillor Vacancies. Please share locally on and offline ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Reminder of the changes to lockdown rules Monday 29th March. ... See MoreSee Less
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