There are a number of similar scams ongoing at the moment involving Tax Rebates, Driving Licenses, TV Licenses, etc. All these scams are pushing you to respond quickly and involve you either making payments to ensure that a service is not stopped or involves you disclosing personal information and bank account details. Personal information can be used not only to access your bank accounts but can be used to apply for credit in your name or to apply for false passports etc. Please never respond to this type of e-mail and if in doubt contact the service provider by getting their telephone number via directory enquires. You should also report any such attempted scams to Action Fraud at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
There have been a number of reported cases recently of dogs not being kept on leads when crossing farm land and chasing livestock. Please remember that if a dog is caught worrying sheep farmers have the right to shoot them. Please keep livestock and your pets safe by keeping your dog on its lead when crossing farm land even when using public footpaths.
Like most countries across Europe it looks as if the UK is facing an upturn in reported cases of Covid 19. Help to protect everyone including yourself by wearing a face mask when asked to do so, washing your hands regularly and social distancing. As from the 14th September Wales has now fallen in line with the rest of the UK when it comes to wearing face masks in shops and this also applies to our village shops.
I have received a number of reports recently about people who were walking the Offas Dyke footpath and finding it difficult to get Bed and Breakfast accommodation particularly in the Llandegla area. We are fortunate to have a camp site and pods for those people looking for that style of accommodation but sadly no B&Bs. If you are looking for a business opportunity please let me know and I will point you in the right direction for business support, sign posting, etc.
A young guy has been spotted in Tafarn Y Gelyn marking gate posts with a piece of chalk. This
activity is often used to id properties for future visits by the criminal fraternity and may involve
marks on the pavements outside properties as well as gate posts. If you see this happening report it to the police immediately and then wash the chalk marks off. Please keep an eye on your eighbour’s properties especially if they are away.
Denbighshire County Council have a new website as from the 16th September. It is much simpler to use and there is a lot information on the web site that you may find useful. Did you know that you can find information such as your bin collection dates, listed buildings and tree preservation orders within 250 metres of your property, pending planning applications and the nearest schools and services to your address. All this information is found under the heading ‘my property’ and all you need is your postcode.
At long last I am pleased confirm that Denbighshire Countryside Services have been successful in getting a grant from Welsh Government of over £100k towards making improvements for visitors and local residents around Moel Famau. Further funding has also been allocated for Loggerheads and local footpath improvements. This will mean that many stiles will now be replaced with kissing gates on some of the Counties popular Community Miles circular walks. Copies of the maps for the Community Miles walks are available from the Centre in Loggerheads and many of our local pubs and Community Shops. As you know we have been campaigning for some time to improve access to Moel Famau and to restrict the road side parking on Forestry Road. I hope this funding will go some way to achieve these goals and I am grateful to the officers concerned for putting the funding application together.
There have been some last-minute changes to the planned road works on the Horseshoe Pass.
The stretch of road from the turning for Pentre Dwr to the first cattle grid at the bottom of the Horseshoe Pass will also be resurfaced at this time. The resurfacing of the road from the Quarry to the Ponderosa will then start at the end of October and the road will be again closed for two weeks weather permitting. This will involve a process of recycling and taking the road surface down to a depth of twelve inches. Once this work in completed it should mean that this section of road will not
require any further work for many years to come.
The symptoms of Covid 19 are a high temperature, a new continuous cough and loss or change in taste or smell. If you have these symptoms you should self-isolate for up to 14 days from when the symptoms start. You should arrange a test on line via https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test or call 119. My doctor advised me to call 119 after I developed a cough. The process was very straight forward and I was asked to go to our nearest test site on the Queensferry Business Park. I was texted with the result within 48 hours and I am pleased to say that on this occasion it was negative.
On the 7th September the Denbighshire Planning Enforcement Officer and the Police delivered a formal enforcement notice to all parties involved in the illegal Traveller site on the A525 near Llandegla. They have a right to appeal and this must be lodged with the Council by the 6th October. If they do not appeal, they will have seven months to comply with the enforcement notice which means the site must be cleared and returned to its original state. The Police and the County continue to monitor the development.