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Changes to the Community Centre Print
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:24

The following letter has been issued by John Roberts, Chair of Governors at Holt CP School                     

"Dear Community Centre User,

You will no doubt be aware that Wrexham Borough Council has reviewed its provision of community centres across the borough with a view to reducing costs. 

The council has decided that in centres such as the one in Holt, where the building is shared with a school that the most cost effective option is to transfer ownership of the community centre side of the building to the school. In the case of Holt Community Centre this transfer is scheduled to be completed by April 2015.

LinkedIn Phishing Scam Print
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:14

Fraudsters are purporting to be from the businesses social network LinkedIn claiming your account has been blocked due to inactivity and, to restore access; you are required to click a link to confirm your email address.

Please see the link below for more information.

LinkedIn Phishing Scam (127 KB)

Source: Community Messaging

Summer Home Security Print
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 07:18

It’s that time of year again, when the weather is warm and the sun is shining. Even though you are enjoying the summer months there are a few things that you should keep in mind regarding security.

  • Do not leave windows open in a room that you are not using.
  • Ensure all windows have a good lock on them and do not leave valuables on display.
  • We all need to keep cool and open windows but please be mindful.

Click on the link below for further advice on the 'Dont Make it Easy Campaign'

Dont Make it Easy (238 KB)

Source: Community Messaging

School and Neighbourhood Watch Schemes Print
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 07:52

With the summer holidays just around the corner, North Wales Police are reminding communities across the area of the importance of keeping an eye on their local schools.

In conjunction with Wrexham  Community Safety Partnership members across the area, the initiative aims to get parents, residents, teachers as well as the emergency services and the local authorities working together to keep schools, and the immediate surrounding area, safe and free from crime and anti-social behaviour.

Cyber Crime Print
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 07:51

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau have received reports from victims of a new type of computer virus and malware, known as “Cryptowall”.

Detective Superintendent John Hanson from North Wales Police Major Crime Team explained that ‘a virus is a computer program that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another by using code. It is usually sent over a network or the internet or introduced to a computer on a disk drive or memory device. Malware can also collect information or data from infected computer devices and pass them on to another device. ‘Cryptowall is the latest in a line of viruses which, once they are on an infected machine, encrypt all files in a way which is difficult or impossible to remedy.

Wrexham Energy Centre - Statutory Consultation Print
Monday, 14 July 2014 08:21

Wrexham Power Limited is now undertaking statutory consultation on its plans for the Wrexham Energy Centre, a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station located at the Wrexham Industrial Estate and its integral gas connection.

Statutory consultation takes place between 14 July and 24 August 2014 and public events are listed on the website diary.

For more information go to the Wrexham Power Limited website.

Theft of Ride-on Lawn Mowers Print
Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:51

North Wales Police are urging residents to protect themselves against thieves after a number of reported incidents of theft of Riding Lawn Mowers which  have been stolen from various locations within the Wrexham area.

Your local Neighbourhood Policing team are encouraging residents to consider the following crime prevention advice to protect their property:

The Wrexham Story Print
Monday, 07 July 2014 08:53

On Saturday July 5th the Wrexham Heritage Forum organised a Fair to tell the Wrexham Story.

15 heritage societies, including Holt Local History Society (HLHS), The New Glyn Valley Tramway and Industrial Heritage Trust were among the exhibitors showing photographs and giving information.

Terry Waite CBE, Diplomat and Humanitarian was at the event alongside the Mayor of Wrexham Cllr Alan Edwards.

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