Vacancy St Athan Community Council

ST ATHAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL  –   ST ATHAN WARD

Notice is Hereby Given:

That a vacancy has occurred on the above mention council ward.

Any local government elector who is interested in the possibility of being Co-opted onto the Council should contact the undersigned.

Closing Date: 12noon on Friday 12 March 2021.

(It is not a requirement to be resident within the subject ward)

Point of Contact:
Mr D Patterson
Clerk to the council.
St Athan Community Council
Old School Community Centre
Church Lane
St Athan
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 4PL

Telephone: 01446 750 452 |  Email: st.athan@btconnect.com

Date of posting 12th February 2021

Guidance for Keeping Well at Home

Keepingmewell – online

The multi-disciplinary team of health professionals at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has developed this resource to help you and your family live well. It supports our model for rehabilitation and also has information and guidance to support people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about their approach to rehabilitation arising from the pandemic, both for those who have had the virus and those affected by interruption to normal services and social isolation please see our COVID-19 Rehabilitation Model.

The Board will be continually adding further videos and other useful information and advice to help with your rehabilitation.

St Athan Community Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Casual Vacancy exists for the above named Council and if no election is requested as below the Community Council will fill the vacancy by way of co-option. An election will be held if TEN local government electors for the St Athan Ward give notice, electronically by email to gfuller@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk of a request for such an election to the Returning Officer, The Vale of Glamorgan Council, Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry CF63 4RU, no later than 12 o’clock midnight on Thursday 11 February 2021. Dated 25 January 2021

Dated 25 January 2021 CLERK TO THE COUNCIL David Patterson Clerk to the Council St Athan Community Council Old School Community Centre Church Lane St Athan CF62 4PL

In compliance with the Local Government (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections) (Wales) Regulations 2020, if an election is requested before 31 January 2021 this will be postponed and held between 1 February 2021 and 16 April 2021. The specific date will be scheduled by the Returning Officer in due course.

 

BIG THANK YOU! to those who keep ‘our’ St Athan Clean!

St Athan Community Council 

Recently, there has been a significant increase in the amount and types of waste being deliberately discarded in St Athan Ward.

Can anyone answer this rhetorical question?

Why do some people think it is OK to leave their waste in our streets, park and hedgerows? Things like:
Smashed glass, bottles, lightbulbs, windowpane.
Used condoms, left outside the post office and footpath.
Dog poo, both in bags and left on streets.
Face masks left hanging in bushes or disposed of along pathways, helping to spread the Coronavirus.
Knives both plastic and metal
Vehicle parts, including plastic engine covers, hub caps.
Used nappies, wet wipes and tissues.
Mattresses and bedding
Clothes
And general litter

Clearly, the people committing the above, suffer from an inability to think before acting and have no regard for others, our environment, or the wellbeing of residents, including people they know.

Should any of the above apply to you, please note: 

  • It’s an offence to drop litter on land or into water that’s accessible to the public even if it’s private land. This applies to private land that the public can access, for example a right of way. 
  • Offenders can be prosecuted in a magistrates’ court and fined up to £2,500. 

Some good news. Thankfully, most residents do take pride in keeping our streets clean and safe. There has been an increase in the number of volunteers do a little ‘Litter picking’ in the area and to them a BIG THANK YOU.

Also, the Community Council are carrying out an audit of the area, noting anything in need of repair, like; street lighting, potholes, overgrown trees & vegetation. If you spot anything requiring your council’s attention, please contact the Council Clerk:

Post:
St Athan Community Council
Old School Community Centre
Church Lane
St Athan
Barry
CF62 4PL

Tel: 01446 750452  | Email: st.athan@btconnect.com | Online: stathancommunitycouncil.org.uk

Covid-19 Vaccine Scam Alert!!

Residents at risk of being scammed over COVID-19 vaccine.

Remember: The NHS don’t need your bank details and won’t ask for them in an email or text!

Dyfed Powys Police Economic Crime Team has become aware that criminals have been sending texts and emails attempting to lure people to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.

DC Gareth Jordan, from the Cyber Crime Unit, said: “The text is made to look like it comes from the NHS and states ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and advises you to follow a link to get more information and ‘apply’.”

“If you follow the link, you are taken to a convincing looking, but fake NHS website that asks for your personal details.

“After entering your details, it then requests bank/card details to ‘check your identity’.”

“But as with all scams, if you look a little closer, you will see it is not real. In this instance, note the URL is not www.nhs.uk/

As multiple vaccines are now being approved for use in the UK, these types of fraud attempts will continue as criminals look to take advantage of the vaccine roll out.

 

It’s not only texts, beware of cold calls and emails regarding the vaccine as scammers are also asking people to pay for it over the phone. Remember – the vaccine is free of charge and there is no way to jump the queue by paying for a ‘priority slot’. 

“If you receive one of these calls, hang up and block the number. 

“If you have received an email, which you are not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at report@phishing.gov.uk 

“Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to 7726. This free-of-charge short code enables your provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.” 

Always:
Stop:
Take a moment to think before parting with your money or information – it could keep you safe.
Challenge:
Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam and report it to the Police.
Remember – The NHS, The police, or your bank, will never ask you to withdraw money or transfer it to a different account. They will also never ask you to reveal your full banking password or PIN.

Do not click on links or attachments in unexpected or suspicious texts or emails.
Confirm requests are genuine by using a known number or email address to contact organisations directly.

Always check the URL of a website.
Scammers are trying to trick people regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine
The NHS don’t need your bank details and won’t ask for them in an email or text.

 

 

Warning – New domain pretending to be Microsoft could fool a lot of people!

Warning – New domain pretending to be Microsoft could fool a lot of people!

The campaign has so far targeted over 200 million Microsoft Office 365 users, including those working in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and utilities industries. Users receive an email, purportedly from Microsoft, to test a new feature of O365 which states that it allows them to reclaim emails mistakenly marked as spam. When the user clicks the link, however, they are redirected to a fake Microsoft portal which requests they enter their credentials, which are then harvested by the attacker.

This is a timely reminder to always be vigilant and always check the email address of the sender thoroughly.

  • Always check the domain of the sender carefully: Micros0ft.com, MIcrosoft.com and Microsoft[.]com are not Microsoft domains.
  • If you are on a web page, look at the address in the URL bar – make sure it is the correct domain.
  • If you have clicked on a link and entered user information and password, report it to IS&T
  • Be extra vigilant on the run-up to Christmas of fake shopping sites that have been made to look like the originals

Remembrance Sunday 2019

St Athan Community Together  Remembrance Service  Sunday 8th November 2020

It is with much regret that due to COVID 19 social distancing rules, this year’s Remembrance Service will not go ahead as it has in previous years.

Attendee numbers are restricted and only those who have been invited should attend.

However, families are encouraged to show their support and solidarity in memory of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice by standing in front of their homes at 11am on Sunday 8th November 2020

Let us remember them
If you would like more information on what you can do to be involved go to:  https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance

Senior Citizens Christmas Party 2020 – Cancelled

Unfortunately, the Community Council will not be able to host the senior citizens Christmas party this year – due to the COVID-19 restrictions and of course the need to protect our local residents from any risk.

The Christmas party has been a feature in our village for a number of years, is always a lovely social event with excellent entertainment from the school choir.

It was therefore very disappointing to have to cancel the event for this year.

Keep Safe