Scam Alert


A police officer will never call you and ask you to go to your bank and withdraw money.

Fraudsters pretending to be police officers are calling on the phone to get you to give them money. Don’t. Hang up, wait 10 minutes and call 101 and report it

Banks, HMRC and police will never phone you and ask you to hand over cash and will never come to the house to collect it

If someone comes to your door pretending to be a police officer remember that they always carry a warrant card . Ask them for it.  Genuine callers will understand

Trust your instincts: apply the same logic you would in the real world if a stranger with an unusual story asked for your money or your private information

Scam Alert! Telephone fraudsters are calling homes in our area. Never agree to go to your bank and hand over money to a courier. Hang up, wait 10 minutes and call the police on 101

Scam Alert! Fraudsters pretending to be police officers are telephoning the elderly and vulnerable to get them to hand over cash.   Please tell your friends and family to be aware of this scam.

Scam Alert!  Please tell elderly and vulnerable friends, neighbours and family who may not have social media or have seen the news that fraudsters are telephoning in this area.  They are pretending to be the police and getting them to withdraw money from their account and give to a courier who will come to their home.  This is a scam!  No police officer will ever do this so please tell them to hang up, wait 10 minutes and call the police on 101 or tell a family member so they can call us.

Parish Council Small Grants Scheme


Parish Council Small Grants Scheme

Over many years now the Parish Council has made small grants available to organisations which support our local community.  The budget is funded through the Council’s precept.  In a few months’ time we will be starting the process of settling our budget for the 2021/22 financial year.  We would, therefore, invite local organisations to submit any grant application to the Parish Clerk by the end of September this year.  This will allow for the proposals to be considered and if they are successful, to ensure they are budgeted for.  We will let organisation know the outcome of the process early next year.

Any submitted proposals will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Is the purpose of the grant request clear?
  • Will it be spent within the 2021/22 financial year?
  • Will it benefit local parishioners?
  • Is there an alternative source of funding?
  • Is the body asking for the grant sound, from a probity perspective and does it have appropriate safeguarding policies in place?

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss a potential application.

Paulette Scholes, Clerk to Burghill Parish Council