Fraudulent Crypto-currency Investments And Fake Endorsements

Well I am hoping that Whittlesey/Villages haven’t yet moved into ‘Bit-Coins’ and Crypto-currency – still there may be ‘some’ with temptations to make or loose money quickly… here is a warning from Action Alert…

Fraudulent websites alleging to offer crypto-currency investments are dishonestly using the image of Martin Lewis, the founder and editor for, as an endorsement for their companies.
The adverts using Martin Lewis to promote illicit schemes can be found on social media and other websites. Clicking on the advert takes you to the full article where Martin Lewis image is presented along with fake quotes recommending investments in bitcoin and other digital currencies with the fraudulent “company”. Alternatively clicking on the advert will take you to a page where you are required to input your contact details, the suspect company then phones you and encourages you to invest.
Martin Lewis has published a warning to the public saying “I don’t do adverts. If you ever see one with my face or name on it, it is without my permission, and usually a scam”. The full article can be found here;
Similarly these fraudulent websites are also misusing images and fabricating recommendations from the investors on Dragons Den. These adverts also claim the investors on the panel trade in cryptocurrencies using their services to try and legitimise their company.

What you need to do

  • Don’t assume it’s authentic: Professional-looking websites, adverts or social media posts don’t indicate that an investment opportunity is genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known brands or individuals to make their scams appear legitimate.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: A genuine bank or financial organisation won’t force you to make a financial transaction on the spot. Always be wary if you’re pressured to invest quickly or promised returns that sound too good to be true.
  • Stay in control: Avoid unsolicited investment offers, especially those over cold calls. If you’re thinking about making an investment, get impartial advice from an independent financial adviser – never use an adviser from the company that contacted you, as this may be part of the scam.
  • Visit Take Five ( and Cyber Aware ( for more information about how to protect yourself online.
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Another Low-Life Fly-Tipper

About a ton of turf/soil and plastic guttering below Lattersley Hill on the Benwick Road.   Spotted and reported to FDC’s Street scene today – thanks…BB


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North Bank/B1040

Article from PT ©
Roadworks at King’s Dyke will start next week after roads between Peterborough and Whittlesey were re-opened after flooding. Planned investigation work was due to start on the A605 Peterborough Road near Whittlesey this week – but because The North Bank and the B1040 were both closed due to flooding, the works had to be postponed. Both the other roads have now been re-opened. The roadworks will now start on Monday, April 16, with teams working overnight to carry out the project.
The five night preparation work involves digging holes to record the exact locations and depths of any underground pipes or cables, to find out if they need diverting or protecting before the construction phase of the project begins. The holes will then be refilled.One of the traffic lanes will be closed for a short section of the A605 – from a point west of the Funtham’s Lane junction to east of the level crossing. The lane closure will be in place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 April between the off peak hours of 8pm and 6am. The road will be fully open to traffic outside of these hours.
Temporary traffic signals will be in place on either side of the railway crossing to ensure drivers, and any cyclists and pedestrians, can pass the work safely and keep the level crossing clear at all times.The signals will be managed to prevent traffic stopping on the crossing and protect the road users and workforce. Small delays are to be expected on top of those caused by the crossing itself. There may be some noise at the very beginning of each evening, when the small sections of surfacing are being removed but this will be limited and the remaining work will involve hand digging only.
The works initially started last Monday, but were postponed as drivers reported long delays

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Changes @ Library Services

From 1 May 2018, we will be introducing a £1 hourly charge for computer access after an initial 30 minutes free.

This will help prevent people from monopolising limited facilities in our libraries and will allow us to make sure everyone has fair access to computers, as well as generate income to be reinvested in our book stock.

Everyone will be able to use computers for free for the first 30 minutes. Children up to the age of 18 and Jobseekers will be able to continue using computers free of charge at all times. Additional websites for government and council services (such as universal credit, child benefit applications, etc.) will remain free to browse.

Charging for computer access is one of the proposals agreed by the County Council in February to transform libraries, putting them at the heart of the Council’s delivery in local communities and offering more services under one roof.

Please talk to a member of staff if you have any questions about getting online.

Further changes being introduced by Cambridgeshire Library Services can be found by  Click Here

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Report on WTC Meeting Wednesday 11th April 2018

Disclaimer: These observations are not the ‘official’ minutes of the meeting, these are supplied by Whittlesey Town Council, normally (1) month following the meeting and can be viewed on their website.

Agenda to this meeting was published on this site – 06th April
10 Councillors in attendance – absent Cllrs Whitwell & Garratt.

Thanks to my correspondent who sent these notes to me…

1/ Request made for Police drop ins to take place in villages.

2/ Problems on Thorney Road people going through barriers. Cllr D. Laws took over 30 registration #’s on Saturday, discussion took place as Police advised not enforceable as no guarantee owner driving.

3/ Cllr Curtis raised that 2 premises had a 1 rating hygiene. It took Fenland District Council 5/6 months delay to display the info not acceptable.

4/ Cllr Laws asked if could consider green ribbon campaign. She will find out more for next meeting.

5/ Street Pride – Asking about Zero tolerance on Rubbish and excrement – main thrust about Kings Dyke Lay-by which Cllr Curtis raised again later stating not acceptable human excrement. Cllr Boden suggested close lay-by and have a lorry park.
Cllr Butcher said will still park on road to save their overnight allowance – On-going.

6/ Then accounts discussed. WTC underspent by £32,000 but have bought property which means they have to go into a different category review.
Sundries Parish expenditure £1600. Notice boards.
Photocopier 50% over spent controls have been put in place.
Discussion about paperless – Some Cllrs not keen.
Discussion about clerk being data controller. (Haven’t got one yet??)
7/ Donation to food bank for shelves £222
8/ Summer reading challenge – £500
9/ Allotments had site meeting with fencing contractor re correct fencing awaiting prices. New contracts for allotments going out Friday.

10/ Cllr Mason reported on the  Business Forum Meeting re Saxon Recycling.
All agreed just a planning application and would prefer if had been submitted in normal manner.

11/ Cllr Mason attended Pub Watch meeting.

12/ Cllr Dorling reported that 25 tables had been booked for the forth coming Business Forum Fayre to be held at the Manor Leisure Centre.

13/ Must Farm Cllr Mason – Concerns project not listening to councillors had a meeting with Peterboro’ City Council and multi functional building could be viable.
Can it be sustainable? – Thinks back on track.

14/ Neighbourhood Plan – Cllr Laws – There is appetite for a major development which would give the public the facilities they want however previous questionnaire didn’t focus on development so a new one will have to be sent out asking about major development.  Combined Authority Mayor James Palmer not sure what master plan is yet!

15/ Rail partnership. Still going slowly extra trains to start Dec 2018.
But don’t want trains to stop at Whittlesey. (2) extra stops creates impact on others.

16/ Cllr Mason Syrian refugees going ahead WTC want to assist and support.
The new Town Council building now has to have 3 planning applications as 2 flats are separate applications. Cllr Boden – No responsibilities for integration but Whittlesey should take some responsibility for them.

17/ Cllr Mason – Master Plan – Can get £50,000 grant Whittlesey one of 9 other towns can get this base town on St Neots. Cllr Boden – St Neots not typical example so another meeting planned to discuss.

18/ Kings Dyke – Crossing -Cllr Butcher stated Next project meeting cancelled.
The next one would be in May.
Stage 1 detailed plan late autumn.
Stage 2 construction Sept
Target cost from Kier 11/08/18
Land purchases 1 exchanged, 2 ready to exchange wants to complete same time.
Contracts drafted to be sent to solicitors.
Design revised underpass and 4th arm agreed with planners – Bridge to be a bit lower.
Ecological survey commenced this week.
Target open spring 2020.

19/ Debate then about road closure while Wash flooded
Now will be closed nights with stop- go signs.

20/ Cllr Mason – Yellow lines outside of Park House police don’t have manpower Commissioner suggested WTC employ own traffic warden. To chase up again.
Windmill Street to go ahead soon.

21/ Resurfacing Ramsey Road Cllr Boden – July 18.
Closed for 1 month. Road to go down 2ft in depth.
(Delayed from 2017 – to January 2018 – to March 2018 to July 2018 !!!)

22/ Cllr Bristow – Residents of Lark Fleet want the roundabout moving and crossing instead as difficult when taking children to new road school. Some discussion about difficulty of these crossings.

23/ Cllr Laws – Delphi Flood Wardens doing brilliant job recognise in minutes.

Next meeting 09th May 2018

e&oe – errors and omissions excepted – If you think any item needs correcting because of its ‘factual’ content – then please let me know, I will make the necessary correction.

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Wednesday 11th – North Bank Closure

My thanks to Cllr Dee laws for the following:

Just received a call from the Environment Agency, Duty Officer.
Road Closure Notice in force for Northbank Road, Peterborough
and will certainly remain in place over night due to high levels of water now and expected.

Flood Resilience Team continuing to monitor and will up date me in the morning ..  hopefully, water levels will drop enabling the Environment Agency to lift the road closure notice for Northbank, Peterborough, sometime tomorrow.

The B1040/Whittlesey Wash Road has been open to all traffic from late afternoon/early evening yesterday and remains open.
Yesterday, The Environment Agency/CCC Highways had contacted BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to remove the traffic announcement stating B1040 – Whittlesey Wash Road is closed.
This afternoon, The Environment Agency/CCC Highways called BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to ensure an accurate traffic announcement is being reported – Northbank Road, Peterborough closed to all traffic.

Kind regards,

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Happy Memories – Again

Our Class of 67 were on the whole a ‘happy bunch of teenagers’ the 60’s had opened up a great deal of freedom for us – especially music, motorbikes/scooters and girls.
In 1997 I was working for the in the USA – my school friends asked if I could organise a ‘School Reunion’ – I said I was probably not in the best position to do it, however I went to Sir Harry Smiths School and got our school register for the intake of 1963 – from then on we had weekly meetings on whole had been ‘found and contacted’
I went away for my 4 month contract and on return, the group had the Reunion all set up for April 11th 1997 at the Falcon in Whittlesey.

A fantastic night had by all, old friends and new friendships made, including two who became ‘very’ good friends again.
Happy Days – Happy Memories – we have had 2 further Reunions, but the first was always the best one…

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Further Update B1040/North Bank + East Delph





Pictures taken late afternoon today 10th April – Gates Open, although one sign still said Road Closed.

Next challenge to motorists using East Delph – Road Resurfacing works which will last a number of days, (Did it read 11)causing delays.

Still nice new road surface.

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North Bank/B1040 to re-open this evening Tuesday 10th

It is planned to re-open the North bank/B1040 after contractors have swept and cleared the road – sometime after 5:30 this evening….

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A605/B1040 updates

It is my understanding that everyone involved in the traffic concerns are on the case. Yesterday the Traffic Lights had gone by 15:45 well before peak traffic. The EA are monitoring constantly the state of water now and to be expected. Road clearance team is on stand-by to clear rubbish from the B1040 when the EA give clearance. Yesterday morning the Town Clerk told me it had been quiet on the telephone with no great volume of calls about traffic issues.

By having the surveys done which was well planned ahead – to delay or ‘re schedule will cause even greater delays to starting the KD Bridge.

I currently have poor internet connection and will try and update when I receive any information.

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