BARROWDEN OPEN GARDENS SATURDAY 24TH AND SUNDAY 25TH JUNE


BARROWDEN OPEN GARDENS

SATURDAY 24TH AND SUNDAY 25TH JUNE

12 NOON TO 4.30 PM.

9 INTERESTING GARDENS AND HOPEFULLY THE ALLOTMENTS WILL BE OPEN

LIGHT LUNCHES AND CREAM TEAS AND CAKES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN GARDEN SETTINGS

£5.00 PER ADULT FOR A 2 DAY PASS AND ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN GO FREE

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APPOINTMENT OF CLERK and RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER TO THE PARISH COUNCIL


 WING PARISH COUNCIL

 APPOINTMENT OF CLERK and RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER TO THE PARISH COUNCIL

Salary within grade LC1 of the NJC pay scales (as recommended by NALC and SLCC)

Part-time 3 hours per week including bi-monthly evening meetings

As Clerk, you will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered and decisions effectively implemented.

As the Responsible Financial Officer you will carry out the effective and proper management and control of the Council’s financial affairs by maintaining proper financial systems, records and controls, preparing and monitoring the Council’s budgets, organising the payroll, ensuring that the Council complies with all requirements of Internal and External Audit, managing all aspects of insurance and the asset register and reporting to the Council.

Suitably qualified ideally with or be willing to obtain CiLCA. IT, financial and organisational skills and be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines are a necessary part of the position.

There is an office available in Wing Village Hall, or working from home, or between both.

Please email your details to: clerk@wingrutland.uk

Closing date for applications:  Friday 16th June 2017

 Printable copy of this announcement is here Wing Parish Council – Advert, Clerk

Here’s how to place an emergency call when you’re scared to speak


Although media have not received information of a threat in a specific location and do not wish to cause undue alarm, now seems like a useful time to remind people of the British police force’s Silent Solutions procedure.

The simple process allows a person to call police or other emergency services in circumstance where it may not be safe to talk out loud or make a noise.

Here’s how to place an emergency call when you’re scared to speak:

When you call 999, an operator asks which emergency service you require before rerouting the call to the police, ambulance service or fire brigade.

If a 999 caller doesn’t talk, the operator will ask them to cough or make another audible sound.

In certain situations, it may not be safe to make a noise – for example it could alert a potential attacker to your exact whereabouts.

 

Emergency services simply don’t have the resources to investigate every call made to 999 during which no sound is made.

However there’s a simple way of signalling that it’s a genuine emergency and you haven’t just accidentally pocket-dialled.

The procedure is called Silent Solution and it was created so people in an emergency can call the police in dangerous situations.

After you dial 999 and you’ve been unable to audibly signal to the operator, your call will be forwarded to an operating system.

If you’re in danger, dial 55 otherwise the call will be terminated.

Alternatively this Emergency SMS procedure allows you to silently text either police, paramedics, the fire brigade or coastguard to alert them to an urgent situation.
The ‘55’ Silent Solution protocol has been in place for over a decade, although police have recently issued a reminder as not many people know about the protocol.
A police spokesman said: ‘Please do not think that just because you dial 999 that police will attend.
‘We totally understand that sometimes people are unable or too afraid to talk, however it must be clear that we will not routinely attend a silent 999 call.
‘There must be some indication that the call has not been mis-dialled.’

Opera in Morcott Saturday 17 June 2017


Morcott Church

7pm for 7.30pm ‘curtain up’

Lovers of light opera have a treat in store on Saturday 17 June when a group of musical friends – Amici – present Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Trial by Jury’ and other operatic highlights in the beautiful setting of Morcott Church.

Amici Chamber Choir has performed the length and breadth of the UK, from Manchester’s concert halls to National Trust stately homes, and on TV for Songs of Praise.

The 18-strong choir is boosted by professional soloists Nick Hardy (Opera North), Joanne Rondel and Judith Tinston who all perform under the leadership of George Robey.

The first half of the programme is Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Trial By Jury’, a comic opera in one act. After a relaxed interval during which drinks will be offered, the second half of the concert is a mix of operatic hits including a show-stopping ‘Nessun Dorma’ and memorable choral pieces, some of which have been arranged specially for the concert by choir members.

 Tickets £12.50 from Alison Johnson on 01572 747381.

Unreserved seating.

Interval refreshments available.

See www.morcott.wordpress.com for further information.

Proceeds to church funds.

UK Security Threat Level increased to Critical


UK Security Threat Level increased to Critical

On advice from the Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre, the UK government has raised the UK Security Threat Level to Critical (highest possible level), meaning an attack is ‘expected imminently’.

At East Midlands Ambulance Service we have plans in place in the event of a major incident and are taking extra precautions and actions in response to the raised threat level.

We will be asking visitors to our premises to show official identification so please ensure you bring yours with you if you are due to visit us in the near future.

Remain vigilant

The police service is urging the public to remain alert but not alarmed. Together with other blue-light services and our partners we are doing everything we can to help protect the security of our communities.

People are asked to be aware of and actively promote the national anti-terrorism campaign called ACT – Action Counters Terrorism – and speak to their families, friends and colleagues about it. See their website for details, and be aware of the Anti-Terrorist Hotline number 0800 789321.

In the extremely rare event of a firearms or terror attack the police have issued public guidance advising people to ‘Run, Hide and Tell’. You can read more about the Stay Safe campaign via this website.

Terrorists want to create distrust and fear. Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must all maintain a strong relationship between the public and police. The police depend on information from the public, who can be their eyes and ears, in the efforts to keep us all safe.

Thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.

Richard Henderson

Chief Executive

 

PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING


The Parish Council will be holding their 2017 ANNUAL PARISH MEETING on Wednesday 24th May at 7.00pm in the Wing Community Centre. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

It will be preceded at 6.30pm by a meeting of the TRUSTEES and followed at 7.45pm by the ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

Agendas can be found at the Parish Council meetings page .

Computer Chaos


I’m sure you have heard about the “ransomware” attack on the NHS computers. It is not just affecting the NHS computers. It can attack ANY Windows computer that does not have the antidote on, even yours!

Windows versions before Windows 10 are especially vulnerable. Microsoft now automatically applies fixes to Windows 10 every time you connect to the internet. With previous versions of Windows you could simply choose not to receive and apply fixes. However old versions of Windows no longer have any fixes sent to them. Windows XP is the main version that is now unsupported but Vista and 95 is also too old to support.

This “infection” was spread by email. If anyone clicked on a link in the bad guy’s email it then sent copies of itself to anyone it could find in your address book or was connected to your computer by WiFi. If you never click on an email that you do not recognise then you reduce your chances of being infected – unless someone on the same WiFi network does it!

So in summary,

  • Use Windows 10
  • If, not make sure all fixes are fitted. They are distributed every Tuesday
  • Don’t use anything less than Windows 7
  • Make sure you have a paper copy of anything vital to your life or business or at least on a non-Windows device e.g. smartphone.

My wife has just started using a Mac rather than ANY Windows machine.

You are safe using this website. It is on one of the world’s safest computers and run by professionals at WordPress.com. We just add the words and photos.

In a previous life I was the manager of the Disaster Recovery service for IBM. The first thing I did was rename it to Business Continuity Services because business should not DEPEND on computers. They should use them to improve efficiency only.

John Oakley