Scam Warning

Thames Valley Police is warning residents in Cherwell & West Oxfordshire to be wary of unexpected telephone calls, claiming to be from banks or the police.
Recent calls have been received by residents in the area, claiming to be from a bank, or a police officer, asking for cash payments

Fraudsters Selling non-existent Drones

Online shopping websites are being utilised by fraudsters to advertise nonexistent drones of various specifications for competitive prices. Drones are personal flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or hand-held controllers. Fraudsters are capitalising on their recent popularity and advertising non-existent drones at a lower value than their recommended […]

Advance Fee Fraud

People selling their items on online platforms are falling victim to a new type of advance fee fraud. This involves a fraudster, posing as a buyer, sending an email to the seller (victim), agreeing to the full asking price of the item. They state that they are unable to collect the item themselves and will arrange for a courier to pick it up instead.

Upgrade on Fraudsters

Fraudsters are impersonating telephone service providers and contacting their clients offering a phone upgrade on a low monthly payment contract. The fraudsters will glean all your personal and financial details which will then be used to contact the genuine phone provider and order a new mobile phone handset.

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.