FW: Bogus Callers Incidents Scotland 07/08/2019 10:03:01 [281184]


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Bogus Callers Incidents Scotland
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Following a noticeable increase in Bogus Caller/Doorstep Crime incidents across the country please be alert and consider how you can protect yourself, family friends and neighbours. The old adage ‘ If in doubt, keep them out’ is a simple but effective message. Everyone has a part to play to keep the community safe.
Here are some simple steps that may prevent those around you falling victim to criminals who target the vulnerable in our communities.
* Discuss the advice in this message and links below with family, friends or neighbours who are older or vulnerable. * Be on guard if someone turns up unexpectedly. * Keep front and back doors locked. * Use the door viewer or nearby window when answering the door. * Fit a door chain or bar – use it and keep it on when talking to callers at the door. * If you’re not sure, don’t answer the door. * Don’t feel embarrassed – genuine callers expect you to be careful. * Only let callers in if they have an appointment and you have confirmed they are genuine. * Always ask for identification badges of anyone you answer the door to, but don’t rely on them. Identity cards can be faked – phone the company to verify their identity. * Some companies offer a password system. Ask your utility providers if this can be used and if you have a password with a company make sure the caller uses it. * Never let people try to persuade you to let them into your home even if they are asking for help – they may not be genuine. If someone is persistent, ask them to call at another time and arrange for a friend or family member to be with you. * Never agree to pay for goods or give money to strangers who arrive at your door. * Don’t keep large amounts of money in your home. * Remember, it’s your home. There’s no reason why anyone should ever enter your home against your wishes. Keep an eye out for strange vans in your neighbour’s driveway. * Make sure your relatives are not regularly taking large amounts of cash out of the bank. * Make arrangements to ensure your relative’s house looks well maintained and, for example, that it is not immediately obvious that an older person lives there alone. * Doorstep criminals will often target the same victim more than once, so be particularly alert if someone has previously been a victim.
Look out for your community and report any suspicious activity immediately to Police Scotland on 101 or your local authority Trading Standards.
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FW: For Information: Road Closure C37c 09/09/2019

Please be advised that C37c at Couchiecairn will be closed from 09 September 2019 to 11 September 2019 for telecoms work carried out by Kelly Communications (details attached).

Diversion for this closure will be via A947 St Katherine’s, C118s Barthol Chapel, U40c Balgove, C37c and vice versa.

For further information please contact either myself or Paul Wilson (01467 538961).

Regards

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Formartine Roads
Aberdeenshire Council
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HMRC Alert 07/06/2019 21:30:55 [273131]

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HMRC Alert
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What you need to know
* Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls and voicemails, to members of the public purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
* Fraudsters are spoofing genuine HMRC telephone numbers to deceive their victims over the phone. The fraudsters state that as a result of the victim’s non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable for prosecution or other legal proceedings in order to settle the balance. The fraudsters suggest victims can avoid this, by arranging payment to be made immediately by methods such as bank transfer or by purchasing iTunes gift cards. * If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, sending bailiffs to the victim’s address or, in some cases, deportation. * Often, the period for which the tax is allegedly due is distant enough to guarantee the victim will have little, if any, paperwork or ability to verify the claims. Once the money is paid the suspects sever all contact with the victim. * In genuine cases, HMRC will initially make direct contact with you via post/letter and potentially follow up that letter with a phone call at a later date. * If HMRC contact you via telephone they will quote the reference number on the initial letter you should have received. HMRC will not discuss something you are not already aware of, like a tax investigation, and will NOT demand immediate payment.
It is vital that the public exercise caution when receiving messages or telephone calls of this nature.
What you need to do
* Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and contact details), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Instead, contact the company directly using trusted methods such as a known email address or phone number. * Legitimate organisations wouldn’t ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using an iTunes gift card, or any other type of voucher. If you’re contacted by anyone that asks you to do this, you’re likely the target of a scam * Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot. * Report Phishing attempts. If you receive a call, text or email of this nature and have not lost money, you can report this as phishing to Action Fraud
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FW: Formartine Area Bus Forum – Thursday 6th June 2019

For information

From: Roddy Aiken [mailto:roddy.aiken@aberdeenshire.gov.uk] Sent: 22 May 2019 14:58 To: aifcc@outlook.com Subject: Formartine Area Bus Forum – Thursday 6th June 2019

Good afternoon,

Please find attached an invitation to the next Formartine Area Bus Forum meeting to be held on Thursday 6th June 2019, also an agenda and the minutes from the previous forum held on Thursday 1st November 2018.

Many Thanks,

Roddy

Roddy Aiken
Transport Officer
(Local Bus Service)
Passenger Transport Unit
Infrastructure Services
Aberdeenshire Council
Tel: (01467) 536836

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FW: Road closure

From: Paul Wilson [mailto:paul.wilson2@aberdeenshire.gov.uk] Sent: 02 May 2019 09:03 Subject: Road closure

Good morning

Due to urgent pot hole repair works to be carried out, the U36C will be closed for 2 days from Thursday 2 May.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
Please see map attached

Regards
Paul Wilson Technical Assistant Formartine Area Office 29 Bridge Street Ellon AB41 9AA

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FW: Public Transport issues

In response to communication from Tarves Community Council to our local councillors and the PTU the following email has been received today from Aberdeenshire Councils Public Transport Unit. To: tcc.chairman@tarves.org.uk
Hello Bob
Thank you for your email and I am sorry for the late response.

We have been monitoring the corridor over the last 3 months, and our surveyor has undertaken checks on the service, in particular the early am buses, including last week with the non-operation of the 0724 hours ex Methlick to Aberdeen on Monday 1 April 2019, which has been dealt with through the Council’s Contract Performance and Monitoring system (CPMS).

I am currently in contact with Stagecoach Bluebird management regarding the volume of breakdowns and reliability on the corridor, with any issues dealt with through the CPMS, as the volume of issues over the last few months are unacceptable to passengers and the Council. I have asked the company for confirmation as to how they will rectify these issues in the short and long term, in particular, an improvement to their maintenance programme carried out on these vehicles, which is the main issue. I am organising a meeting with Stagecoach management within the next two weeks, to discuss these issues further. I will update you once this has taken place but in the mean-time, please be assured that we are dealing with these issues with the up most urgency, and will continue to monitor the service, with any issues dealt with through the Council’s CPMS.

I am in contact with some passengers and following an email last week, listing times and dates of various issues over the last 3 months, I have asked Stagecoach Bluebird for an explanation on each of these. As you appreciate, for the Council to investigate any issues, it is essential that we receive specific times and dates as soon as the incident occurs, so that they can be dealt with through the Council’s CPMS where appropriate, as without this information, it would take my colleague a considerable amount of time to go through every journey over a period of time through the system. I have asked these passengers to email me as soon as there is an issue on the corridor, so they can be investigated.

Thank you

Senior Transport Officer (Local Bus Service)
Passenger Transport Unit Infrastructure Services
Aberdeenshire Council

From: TCC Chairman [ mailto:tcc.chairman@tarves.org.uk] Sent: 03 April 2019 01:11 To: Cllr Karen Adam < <mailto:cllr.k.adam@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> cllr.k.adam@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>; Cllr James N. Gifford < <mailto:cllr.j.gifford@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> cllr.j.gifford@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>; Cllr Andrew Hassan < <mailto:cllr.a.hassan@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> cllr.a.hassan@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>; Cllr Paul Johnston < <mailto:cllr.p.johnston@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> cllr.p.johnston@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> Cc: < mailto:tcc.secretary@tarves.org.uk> tcc.secretary@tarves.org.uk; Aberdeenshire PTU Subject: Public Transport issues

Dear All
As most of you will be aware there have been ongoing problems with the bus service to and from Tarves/Methlick / Aberdeen for some time.
There have been numerous undertakings from the operator to improve the reliability of this service however the situation continues with occasions this week where the bus just doesn’t turn up due to breakdowns. There appear to be more breakdowns on this route than any other.
If it hasn’t already, can this be discussed at a Ward meeting and some priority be given to pressing the Operator to properly address the situation and restore the service.
The PTU are fully aware of the situation and have been trying unsuccessfully to get the Operator to sort this out.
Thanks and Regards
Bob Davidson for Tarves CC
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Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership Consultation

Calling all Aberdeenshire residents!

Are you interested in how Health and Social Care services are delivered in your area? Have you ever visited a GP? Seen a school nurse or health visitor? Visited a Care Home? Or maybe you care for someone or maybe you, yourself are cared for? The chances are that everyone in Aberdeenshire has come into contact with the services that the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) is responsible for delivering.

The Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership provides health and social care services across Aberdeenshire, these include; GPs, Community Hospitals, Minor Injury Units, Care Homes, Primary Care and Urgent Care Services, School Nursing, Community Nursing, Community Pharmacy, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, School Nurses, Public Health, Adult Support and Protection, Health Visitors.amongst many others

The AHSCP is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan for the next five years and we need your help to do it. We need to know what you think about the way we currently deliver health and social care services in your area and how we should shape our services to make sure they are fit for the future.

The Strategic Plan will be built around 5 key priority areas namely, Effective use of Resources, Prevention and Early Intervention, Reshaping Care, Engagement and Tackling Inequalities and Public Protection. A webpage has been developed with a range of resources including explainer videos to make it as easy as possible to participate bit.ly/AHSCPengagement

Rhona Atkinson, Chair of the Integration Joint Board (IJB) said: “The team has developed a series of short videos that explain what each priority is, why it is a priority and some of the services that help us to deliver on that priority. So, it really is as easy as possible to follow and to tell us your experiences of what we offer now and how we could improve things for the future.

“There are a number of ways to get involved including an online pack which can be downloaded and used in a group setting, or you can simply choose to complete a very short online survey on the priority area you are most interested in.

“We really want to hear from as many people as possible so we are hoping that anyone involved in their community will feel empowered and supported to run their own session and feedback the outcome to us.”

Cllr Anne Stirling, Vice Chair of the IJB, said: “The Strategic Plan for the next 5 years will determine how we develop our services and how we, as a partnership, spend our money. So, it really is vital that we hear from as many people from our communities as possible to make sure we are investing in the right things in the right areas, to best support the current and future health and wellbeing of everyone across Aberdeenshire.”

To request a facilitated session, paper copies of the resources or just to ask a question, please email integration@aberdeenshire.gov.uk < mailto:integration@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE – C43c – 19/03/2019 South Ythsie

Good afternoon.

An emergency road closure is required on the C43C adjacent to South Ytshie in order to assist with our on-going drainage works. The existing drainage infrastructure was believed to be off road however our investigation of the ground conditions has found that works are required closer to the carriageway and the closure is necessary for Health & Safety reasons.

This closure will be in place from today (19 March 2019) for up to 3 days.

Diversion for this closure is C43c, C42c Douglashead, C41c Raxton, B999.

For further information please contact either myself or Paul Wilson (01467 538961).

Regards

Stuart Copland
Technical Assistant
Formartine Roads
Aberdeenshire Council
Tel: 01467 532867
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