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Benington Parish Council
Hertfordshire CC Trading Standards is warning residents not to deal with a company called Oakray Drives and Patios Limited using the address of 86 Bancroft Hitchin SG5 1NQ.
The company is NOT limited as claimed and does not have the right to use this address. We know that they have been operating in the Welwyn Garden City area using leaflet drops but believe that they may have extended works into Hitchin and Stevenage.
Trading Standards advice is not to use any trader that cold calls at the door or who leaflet drops. Instead, use recommendations from family and friends. If you still have a problem finding a good trader, please use a Trading Standards checked trader through our Which? scheme. Go to whichtrustedtraders.co.uk or call Hertfordshire Trading Standards on 01707 292429
If you have dealt with this company and would like some further help or advice, please contact Trading Standards through the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506
Fake Celebrity Endorsements For Investment Schemes
The adverts, found on social media and other websites, link to Martin Lewis’ image along with fake quotes recommending investments in bitcoin and other digital currencies with the fraudulent company. Clicking on the advert may take you to a page requesting your contact details. The suspect company will then phone you and encourage you to invest.
Similarly, fraudulent websites are trying to appear legitimate by misusing images and fabricating recommendations from the investors on “Dragons Den”.
Protect Your Money
Criminals exploit the names of well-known brands or individuals to make their scams appear legitimate. Professional-looking websites or social media posts don’t indicate that an investment opportunity is genuine.
A genuine bank or financial organisation won’t force you to make a financial transaction on the spot. Be wary if you’re pressured to invest quickly or promised returns that sound too good to be true.
Avoid unsolicited investment offers, especially via cold callers. If you’re considering an investment, get impartial advice from an independent financial adviser. Visit www.fca.org.uk to search the Financial Conduct Authority’s Financial Services Register for authorised providers. Never use an adviser from a company that contacted you, as this may be part of a scam.
At one time, Anglia TV ran a series titled ‘Portrait of a Village’, and Benington was one of the featured villages, and although the exact date is not known, it was probably in the late 1970s.
Julie Goddard has a copy of the programme copied onto DVD, and thanks to her we can make copies available to anyone who would like one.
Included on the same DVD is amateur video footage of two exhibitions in the Village Hall of old photographs and other paraphernalia, the later one of which was titled ‘Benington Life, Then and Now’ held in March 1995. There is also footage of the 120th anniversary celebration of the school in June 1993.
It should be pointed out that the sound quality of the DVD is not very good, but it does feature various village residents, some of them talking about the photographs and their memories.
Also available is another DVD which features Julie’s father, Vic Robinson, talking about his collection of old village photos. This gives an insight to some of the history of the village, including some of the old names. And, on a CD, is an interview with Vic by Three Counties Radio.
Proceeds will be split between the Village Hall and the Recreation Ground.
Copies are available from Kate Daniel – 01438 869 438 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheques to be made payable to Benington Village Hall
Puckeridge Hunt have written to the Parish Council to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the hunt on 9 November 2017.
14 March 2018
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