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Peckleton Parish Council

Serving the people of Peckleton, Kirkby Mallory and Stapleton

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Clerk: Mrs Alexandra Stretton
Woodbine Cottage, 11 Cottage
Lane, Desford, Leicestershire
LE9 9GF

Tel: 07818 261585

Peckleton Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Peckleton parish a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Please use the search bar or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Rural Achievement Awards 2017

Leicestershire & Rutland Rural Achievement Awards 2017

We are delighted to introduce the Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Achievement Awards for 2017. The Awards are an extension our work in promoting excellence in all aspects of communities and in highlighting Leicestershire and Rutland as an excellent place to live and work.

We are looking for nominations and applications from community groups, parish councils, charities, businesses and the general public. If you know of an excellent parish council, volunteer, business, community building, library, community service or group or an individual worthy of praise for their actions and contribution to the local community, we want to hear from you. The Award categories for this year are listed below: More »

  • Parish Council Award
  • Unsung Heroes Award
  • Best Community Building/Facility Award
  • Best Community Service Award
  • Best Community Library Award
  • Best Community Engagement Award
  • Enterprise Award

Further details on each category can be found within the document attached to this e-mail.

Application deadline: 5pm Wednesday 12th July 2017

Awards Dinner: Thursday 26th October 2017 at The King Power Stadium, Leicester

For further information or to request a nomination form, please go to our website: www.ruralcc.org.uk/awards
or e-mail us: awards@ruralcc.org.uk. If you wish to discuss the Awards please call Allyson Jeffrey on 0116 278 1443 or 07803 126807.

Please feel free to forward this information to any groups or individuals within your community that you think may be interesting in making a nomination.

Many thanks for your time and we look forward to receiving your nominations.

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:42 by Andy Elton

Ransomware Cyber Attack

Ransomware Cyber Attack

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.

Ransomware is a form of malicious software (Malware) that enables cyber criminals to remotely lock down files on your computer or mobile device. Criminals will use ransomware to extort money from you (a ransom), before they restore access to your files. There are many ways that ransomware can infect your device, whether it be a link to a malicious website in an unsolicited email, or through a security vulnerability in a piece of software you use. More »

Key Protect messages for businesses to protect themselves from ransomware:

  • Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available.
  • Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated.
  • Create regular backups of your important files to a device that isn't left connected to your network as any malware infection could spread to that too.


The National Cyber Security Centre's technical guidance includes specific software patches to use that will prevent uninfected computers on your network from becoming infected with the "WannaCry" Ransomware: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/ransomware-latest-ncsc-guidance

For additional in-depth technical guidance on how to protect your organisation from ransomware, details can be found here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/protecting-your-organisation-ransomware

Key Protect advice for individuals:

  • Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available.
  • Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated.
  • Create regular backups of your important files to a device (such as an external hard drive or memory stick) that isn't left connected to your computer as any malware infection could spread to that too.
  • Only install apps from official app stores, such as Google's Play Store, or Apple's App Store as they offer better levels of protection than some 3rd party stores. Jailbreaking, rooting, or disabling any of the default security features of your device will make it more susceptible to malware infections.


Phishing/smishing
Fraudsters may exploit this high profile incident and use it as part of phishing/smishing campaigns. We urge people to be cautious if they receive any unsolicited communications from the NHS. The protect advice for that is the following:

  • An email address can be spoofed. Don't open attachments or click on the links within any unsolicited emails you receive, and never respond to emails that ask for your personal or financial details.
  • The sender's name and number in a text message can be spoofed, so even if the message appears to be from an organisation you know of, you should still exercise caution, particularly if the texts are asking you to click on a link or call a number.

Don't disclose your personal or financial details during a cold call, and remember that the police and banks will never ring you and ask you to verify your PIN, withdraw your cash, or transfer your money to another "safe" account.

If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ » Less

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:15 by Andy Elton

Tesco Bags of Help Community Funding Opportunities

Tesco Bags of Help Community Funding Opportunities

From Dave O'Neil (Groundwork)...

Currently Hinckley is low on applications for the coming rounds. I have sourced contacts from this region who I believe would be eligible to apply so I am emailing this to you.

We have funding available from £1,000 to £4,000 for Community groups or projects to benefit the community. If you would like to apply for your community project it is a fairly easy process. More »

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:00 by Andy Elton