Grenfell Tower blaze in West London

Like all members of the community of Much Wenlock the Town Council is saddened to hear of the awful fire that happened at Grenfell Tower in West London yesterday. Our hearts go out to family and friends of those lost and injured in this awful tragedy.

Manchester disaster

Like all members of the community of Much Wenlock councillors are horrified to hear of the disaster that took place in Manchester last night.  Our hearts go out to family and friends of those lost and injured by this awful act of terrorism.  We are not able to resolve the matter but on behalf of the community the Town Council will be making an appropriate contribution towards any appeal to assist those affected.

ELDERLY PERSON SCAM IN MUCH WENLOCK

The Spar store in Much Wenlock has recently had 2 incidents within a matter of days where an elderly customer has gone into the store and requested to send a £2,000 moneygram to India via the post office.  The manager of the store has told the Town Council that “on investigation from the stores management team the two elderly residents were in fact in contact with scammers who have promised them that any BT cold calls would stop if they sent £2,000 to them (which they would refund at a later date). Both customers were told by the scammers not to tell the post office what the money was for but our store team refused to carry out the transaction without further information as suspicions arose. Yesterday’s customer actually had the scammers on the phone at the time of coming into the store so we hung up the phone on their behalf, they then rang back and the store manager told them that they were passing the number onto the police”.

If you know any elderly people please warn them to be careful and to call the police on 101 if they feel they are being targeted by these scammers.