Updates and Alerts

This section of the website will be used to provide information that is time-sensitive (for example, something that cannot or should not wait until the next issue of the Welton NEWS) or that would not normally go into the NEWS but contains useful or important information. Some examples are updates about village or community organisations that are not appropriate for the What’s On page, scam alerts or requests for information from Lincolnshire Police and information from Lincolnshire Police.
We hope that you will find this section useful. If you have any suggestions for improvements or any information that you think should go in this section of the website, please contact us.

Lincolnshire Youth Commission

Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, is delighted to announce the launch of a ground-breaking project to ensure young people have a voice in how Lincolnshire is policed.

The Youth Commission enables young people aged 14 to 25 to be consulted on policing, crime and community safety issues.

More information at https://lincolnshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/youth-commission.

Welton Village Hall Trust is delighted to announce that the village hall has reopened ready for you to book your event.
Contact weltonvillagehallbookings@gmail.com or 07342 209857.

Scam Alert: TV Licences for those over 75 years of age

The BBC have announced that they intend to go ahead with their plans to make people over the age of 75 who are not receiving pension credit pay for their TV licences from 1st August.
They have also said that no one will be expected to pay for a new licence until they have been contacted by letter from TV Licensing and have either claimed a free licence or agreed a payment plan.

Scammers are sure to take advantage of this, so please be alert to the possibility of scammers trying to get your personal information.

Official e-mails will come from donotreply@tvlicensing.co.uk. If the e-mail comes from any other address it is a scam e-mail. Official e-mails will always address you by your last name and title and will include part of your postcode. Never click on links in e-mails, instead go to the website (www.tvlicensing.co.uk) and log into your account or create an account if you don’t already have one. If you are suspicious about an e-mail, delete it immediately or forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk and then delete it.
If you receive a phone call claiming to be from TV Licensing, tell the caller you will only respond to an official letter and hang up. It is extremely unlikely that TV Licensing will call you, they will contact you by letter or e-mail if you have an account and have signed up for e-mail notices.
If you receive a letter and are unsure whether or not it is genuine, go to the website (www.tvlicensing.co.uk) and log into your account or create an account if you don’t already have one and arrange any payments you need to make through the website.

Please pass this information on to anyone you know who is over 75 and unlikely to read the information here. Protect your family, friends and neighbours from scammers and fraudsters.

LIVES Everyday Heroes

Nominate the person you think has gone above and beyond for our community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

DialaRide buses have been given a makeover. Read more about the makeover and how DialaRide is working during the lockdown by downloading the article.

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Welton Family Health Centre

Scam Warnings

Please be aware that unscrupulous people are offering to shop for those who are self-isolating and using this offer to obtain bank cards or bank card details. They then use the card to scam the victims out of money. Do not give your bank card or your bank card details to anybody that you do not know.

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