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Scam Letter Print
Friday, 27 March 2015 09:12

A Wrexham resident has received a letter claiming to be from the 'Head of Risk Management' of a bank in Korea. The letter claims that an investor died intestate  with no next of kin and the recipient of the letter had the same name. The letter claims that the recipient will be made the beneficiary of the money.

The resident realised it was a scam and did not respond. The next step would have been either  to be asked for bank account details, and money would have been taken from it, or, an upfront fee would have been requested - the promised money would never have been received.

Information on David and Anne Jones Print
Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:21

The following email has been received from a reader trying to trace his family connections.
If anyone can help please reply to this website at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will pass it on to Rex.

Greeting from the other side of the world.

I am trying to trace relatives from Holt back in the 1830’s.

My Great Great Grandparents were David and Anne (nee Roberts) Jones.

Their children were David born May 1833 were immigrated to Australia with one Catherine Williams (born 1829) and Mary born 30 April 1835 who married Edward Fisher in Holy Trinity Bronington and also came to Australia. There is a connection with Fisher in Brymbo.

There is a very colourful history of David Jones Jnr in Tasmania.

Does anyone have any knowledge of where I may get further info on this notorious characters family.

Thank you
Rex Jones

Holt Town Trust Membership Vacancy Print
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:22

In May 2015, one of the co-opted Trustees will be stepping down and the Trustees of Holt Town Trust and the Trustees are looking for a new Trustee from the community.

Holt Town Trust plays an important role in the community by ensuring that key parts of the village are managed and maintained for the benefit of all and that income is distributed fairly amongst its organisations. The Trust has representatives from a variety of organisations within the community. For this vacancy the Trustees are looking for someone who is actively involved in supporting or working in the community and who resides or carries on business in Holt .

Appeal for Missing Boy from Wrexham Print
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:51

North Wales Police are appealing for help in tracing a 15 year old boy missing from the Wrexham area.  Larry Berry has not been seen since Friday 6th February 2015.   All enquiries to locate Larry have thus far proved fruitless.

He is described as having short brown straight hair, slim build and approximately 5’6”tall.

T/Sergeant Gavin Gilmore who is managing the search said “I am appealing for anyone who has sighted Larry, or knows of his whereabouts, to contact the police.   His family have had no contact with him for some 3 weeks or so and we are concerned for his welfare.  Larry has family in the Ellesmere Port, Rochdale and Wrexham areas and part of our enquiries are focused in this area.”

The Microwave Kitchen Food Blog Print
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:21

The following blog has been provided by Anne Reney-Smith who, as you may know, supplies us with with our regular recipes, the collection of which is now quite extensive and can be found in the Cooking pages.

Microwave Kitchen

In case you missed the Christmas demonstrations, I explained to everyone that I have decided that at the moment, I am not committing myself this year to a programme of Masterclasses at The Pheasant and The Peal o Bells with the exception of an Autumnal/Christmas demonstration.

I will still be doing the occasional fund raiser, WI’s and special events.

So, I am attempting to move into the 21st century and trying to do a Microwave Food Blog!!! As I have so many tried and tested recipes, it is a shame not to spread them around and hopefully one day make a profit at it.

'Notice of Parcel Claim' Scam Print
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:54

We have received notification that a resident has received a ‘Notice of Parcel Claim’, The note indicates that the company  have been attempting to deliver a parcel  of jewellery to the value of £50 but that a £10 delivery fee is required. The notice instructs the recipient to  phone an 0800 number, with their credit card,  to make the payment.

If you are not expecting a delivery it is suggested that you disregard the notice. If you are expecting a delivery it is suggested that you contact the delivery agent via a telephone number obtained from a directory, not one on the notice.

Source: Community Messaging

Please be Aware of Cold Callers Print
Monday, 23 March 2015 11:25

Trading Standards are warning householders across Wrexham to be on their guard against cold callers offering to do work on their property. This follows a number of recent reports of cold calling and an incident where an older couple paid out nearly £2500 for work on their property which they hadn’t wanted doing,  was of poor quality and was left uncompleted.

This type of crime typically begins with a cold call from a salesman or a trader knocking on the door. They may say they have noticed some loose tiles whilst on a job nearby, or they may be offering power-washing of patios, driveways and roofs, garden work or other work on the property. If the householder takes up the offer to do anything, work will usually commence within days, sometime immediately. As work progresses it is likely that further work will be identified and the price will escalate leaving the householder under tremendous pressure to know what it is best to do and many end up paying out for unnecessary, poor quality, overpriced work.

First drug drive arrests under new law Print
Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:26

North Wales Police have made their first arrests in Flintshire and Denbighshire under new drug driving legislation that came into force at the beginning of March.

“We would urge anyone who thinks they know someone who is driving after taking drugs to contact us immediately.”

Shortly after midday on Monday March 16th, Police were called to a road traffic collision on Brunswick Road in Buckley whereby an elderly woman was hit by a vehicle.

Officers attended and tested the 38-year-old driver using the new drug-testing equipment.

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