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Rock Pathfinders August 2024 Guided Walks

Free guided walks along our footpaths and bridleways taking 2-3 hours, off the roads and into the countryside. Our walks are between 5 and 7miles many of the routes are undulating with stiles. We usually walk at a brisk pace. Everyone welcome but sorry no dogs allowed

 

 

AUGUST 2024

 

Thursday 01.08.24 starting at 17.00pm

EVENING WALK!!

The Manor House of Whittington

Kinver

DY7 6NY

 

Thursday 15.08.24 starting at 10.00am

Tardebigge Church Car Park,

Church Ln,

Tardebigge,

 Bromsgrove B60 3AH

 

For further details and any other announcements or changes please visit website www.rockpathfinders.uk

 

PLEASE NOTE NEW WEB ADDRESS

email:mdsskev@rockpathfinders.uk

Or ring Alan on 01299 400304

Bewdley Museum – What’s On

Posted on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council

Natural world exhibition and workshop

Lino print artist Pauline Meade, is exhibiting a series of works inspired by the outdoors throughout the seasons. The exhibition runs until Sunday 14 July.

Visitors to the gallery will also have the opportunity to see Pauline creating her latest works.   Prints are available to buy in the gift shop.

Pauline will also be running a lino print workshop on the Wednesday 17 July from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  During the session you will cut and print a design in one colour. More details and how to book are available on the website.

Book linoprinting workshop

 

Ask the Expert

We are putting on a fabulous free event on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July. You can find out about rocks and fossils from a team of geologists and bring your specimens for identification! Pop along any time between 10.30am and 1pm on both days.

 

Also coming up this summer…

Reflections of Japan exhibition – runs Saturday 20 July to Sunday 1 September
Textile art workshop – Saturday 10 August
Murder mystery evening – Friday 16 August 

Museum what’s on

Weekly Fraud Update from West Mercia Police – Economic Crime Unit 02/07/2024


DON’T LET SCAMMERS RUIN YOUR HOLIDAY

Scammers can operate all around the world. So, it’s important to keep your card and card details safe when travelling. International card fraud losses for 2023 were £134.5 million.

 

BEFORE YOU GO OVERSEAS: 
•    Make sure your card company has your up-to-date contact details.
•    Ensure you have your card company’s 24-hour telephone number with you in case you need to contact them.
•    Only take cards you intend to use, leave the others securely at home.

 

WHEN YOU ARE OVERSEAS: 
•    Don’t let your card out of sight, especially at restaurants and bars.
•    Don’t give your PIN to anyone, even if they claim to be the police or your card company.
•    Shield your PIN when typing it in.
•    Check your bank transactions when you can to see if there’s anything unfamiliar.
•    Look after all your other belongings like passports, wallets, purses, travel and ticket information.

WHEN YOU GET BACK:
•    Check your bank and card statements for any unfamiliar transactions. If you do spot any, report them to your bank immediately.

SOURCE: TAKEFIVE
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Please feel free to share this information with any family, friends, or neighbours that you think it may be able to assist.
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Take Five to Stop Fraud

STOP:            Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information 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 for a scam and report it to Action Fraud

ALWAYS REMEMBER:
•    Avoid disclosing security details
•    Emails, Phone Calls and Texts may not be authentic
•    Always make direct contact with any organisation by using a genuine phone number
•    Stop and Challenge any unexpected requests
•    Protect others by reporting Fraud and Scams
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If you’ve fallen for a scam, 
report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via actionfraud.police.uk

Scam Text messages can be forwarded to 7726 to help phone providers take early action and block numbers that generate spam on their networks.   You can also report scam phone calls by texting 7726 with the word “Call” followed by the Scammer’s phone number

Forward Fake Emails received to report@phishing.gov.uk

If you think your bank account or personal banking details have been used fraudulently, then use the short phone number – 159 – to contact the Fraud Prevention Department of most major UK banks.

 

Bewdley Museum – What’s On

Posted on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council

Enjoy the charm of Beatrix Potter

We are delighted to be able to bring Quantum Theatre’s latest production to our Green Theatre. It is a new adaptation of the much-loved story – The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck.

Join us for this charming show on Sunday 7 July at 5pm. Tickets cost £10 for children and £15 for adults.

Bring your picnic chairs, blankets and picnics, or you can buy food and drink from the Garden Kitchen Cafe.

Show details and booking

 

Cherry Fayre Time

The Cherry Fair is back this July, bringing live entertainment to the museum. We’re celebrating the fact Bewdley was once a centre for a flourishing cherry trade and has a long history of Cherry Fayres in the town. There will be 1940s re-enactors, classic cars, craft stalls and of course cherries!

Cherry Fair info

Adopt a Street

Posted on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council

Students from Blakedown Primary School are taking pride in their area. They are setting up a new litter picking club and we are happy to be able to support them by providing equipment. We met with their teacher Mrs Smith to hand over everything they need to get started.

If you are thinking of ways to make a difference in your local community why not join our Adopt a Street scheme? All you need to do is promise to litter pick at least three times a year in your chosen area. We will provide you with equipment.

We are also supporting a new litter picking group in Bewdley. They are meeting for the first time on Thursday 4 July at St Anne’s Church, Load Street at 9.30am. The 40 minute pick will be followed by a coffee morning. It is open to all and the volunteer-led group is planning to make it a regular event on the first Thursday of the month.

Music in the Park

Posted on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council

Our series of free summer concerts in the bandstands at Stourport Riverside and in Brinton Park, Kidderminster gets underway later this month. On Sunday 21 July Bewdley Concert Band will be performing at Stourport and we have the Steve King Big Band at Brinton Park on Sunday 28 July. There will be music in the parks then every Sunday between 2pm and 4pm until Sunday 1 September.

Solar Together

Posted on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council

Solar Together

We have joined up with Solar Together to provide homeowners with affordable installation of solar panels and battery storage systems. This is through a group buying scheme. You can register online now. It is free and it does not commit you to buying. Information about the programme and its benefits is on our website.

Solar Together information

Operation Spotlight to highlight action against ‘Fatal Four’

Posted on behalf of West Mercia Police

 

Last year, across our police force area, 56 people lost their lives in collisions and 468 people suffered serious injuries.

 

Common factors in these collisions (often called the Fatal Four) include:

·  Speeding or inappropriate speed

·  Distractions, such as mobile phone

·  Driving under the influence of drink or drugs

·  Not wearing a seatbelt.

Keeping those who use our roads safe is a year-round priority for us and enforcing the law around these issues takes place locally across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire 24/7.

Throughout this month we will be highlighting the work we do across our area to help make our roads safer.

 

To find out more visit Operation Spotlight | West Mercia Police

4 July Polling Day – Bring Photo ID

Posted on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council

Don’t forget your photo ID

 

This Thursday (4 July) is UK Parliamentary election day, when we go to the polls to elect the MP for Wyre Forest. Please use your vote.

 

If you are voting at a polling station don’t forget you will need your photo ID. Details of what photo ID is accepted is on our website.

 

If you have a postal vote and have not sent it back yet, please put it in the post as soon as possible. It needs to reach us before 10pm on Thursday. If you miss the post, you can hand it in at your polling station but you will also need to complete a postal vote declaration form at the polling station.

General election information