Speeding Traffic through the Village

If you are concerned about increasing traffic, speeding cars and vans passing through our village, this is to let you know that there is currently a petition that you can sign at The Bell. We feel that this should be addressed before there is a major accident as the situation is getting worse.

This Could Be Our Biggest Fight Ever

Consultant-led maternity, 24/7 Children’s Ward, Special Care Baby Unit, A&E, medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, and the Critical Care Unit are all under threat.
The OUHFT presented their “emerging options” for the Horton General Hospital at the Community Partnership Network meeting held at Cherwell District Council on 14 June. They said all options will need to be assessed for activity, workforce, finance and estates (condition of existing buildings) and there will be a full consultation in October 2016.

Be Aware of Spoof Emails Claiming ‘Buyer Protection’

Online shopping websites are being utilised by fraudsters to advertise vehicles for sale which do not exist. After agreeing to purchase the vehicle via email with the fraudsters, buyers then receive emails purporting to be from Amazon Payments and/or Amazon Flexible Payment Service stating that their money will be held in an ‘escrow account’ (a bank account held by a third party, used as a temporary holding account during a transaction between two parties- for a 7 day ‘cooling off’ period).

Volunteer Connect

Volunteer Connect runs a volunteer driving scheme throughout Cherwell, providing transport to those people with problems accessing public transport to get to important appointments. The cost is 45p per mile, which goes to the volunteer driver to cover the cost of petrol.

Apple ID/iCloud Phishing Scam

Fraudsters are sending phishing texts and e-mail messages to members of the public, claiming to be from Apple. The messages typically state that the recipient’s iCloud or iTunes account is out of date and that they need to follow a link to avoid account suspension. Once the link has been followed, victims are prompted for personal information, such as their bank account details.