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Coronavirus COVID-19 Caution Beware Scammers.
The National Cyber Security Centre, a branch of the intelligence agency, has launched the suspicious email reporting service with a simple request of the public: forward any dubious emails to email@example.com, and the NCSC’s automated scanning system will check for scam emails and immediately remove criminal sites.
Vulnerable people will be most at risk so we ask that people protect themselves and relatives and neighbours who could become victims.
- Only accept help off people you know and trust. Never deal with unexpected cold callers
- Do not give your credit or debit card details – give cash and ask for a receipt
- Give them a shopping list in your budget
- You do not have to agree to anything you don’t feel comfortable with
- Police, health workers and others would not call at your house to test for coronavirus or ask for money regarding investigations
- Check the person calling at your door has valid identification, especially if they are dressed in uniform
- Do not transfer any money across to someone who calls you over the phone, banks will not ask for your personal security details
- Do not trust anyone asking for money transfers or cash over the phone
- Do not make shopping purchases from a company or person you do not know and trust. Use a credit card to pay to protect yourselves.
If you feel in immediate danger call 999 or if you know someone is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud, please contact Norfolk Police on 101 or Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.
You can report scams and suspicious telephone cold calls to Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on freephone 0808 223 1133
Evidently any further progress on the items below are now subject to major disruption.
Porcupine Update 27th November
See Porcupine Page
Porcupine Development Committee response to Planning Letter (7th August)
Dorset Road Infants’ School
The school is now formally merged with Castlecombe and we are monitoring the future of the Dorset Road site. It is likely that proceeds from the site will be properly invested at Castlecombe, and we are hoping/expecting to have a significant input to any planned development of the site.
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About the Association
The Mottingham Residents Association was formed in 1932 as the “Mottingham Residents and Ratepayers’ Association”; a first meeting attracting 30 residents took place in the old wooden hall at the rear of the “Prince of Wales” public house. Here Jim Fuller, Mr Thomas Ramsbottom (“Mr Mottingham”) and Mr Reginald Pike explained their purpose, which was to improve life in the village, campaigning for street lighting and improved bus services whilst aiming to conserve the rural charm of the area.
Mottingham Residents Association is still a key campaigner to protect the interests of Mottingham’s Residents and promotes its activities through the “Mottingham News” magazine. Councillors for the Mottingham and Chislehurst North Ward (Bromley) and those for Coldharbour and New Eltham Ward (Greenwich) attend committee meetings and contribute.
Committee meetings are held every two months in the Chris Mumbray Hall, and the Annual General Meeting is held in April in the Main Church Hall, both behind St.Andrews Church, 233 Court Road.