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Great Casterton Parish Council

Serving the people of Great Casterton

Clerk: Derek Patience
29 Priory Gardens, Stamford
PE9 2EG

Tel: 01780 753066

  • Image: The Village from the Roman Fort

    The Village from the Roman Fort

  • Image: Church of St Peter & St Paul

    Church of St Peter & St Paul

  • Image: Old Great North Road

    Old Great North Road

Welcome to the web site of the Parish of Great Casterton, a village of some 365 people on the eastern edge of Rutland.

The Parish Council consists of a Chairman and four Councillors who meet about every two months in Casterton Business  & Enterprise College. The date and the agenda for the meeting is posted on the notice boards, the meetings calendar and the Agenda tab on this web site a week in advance.

As an elected body we are responsible to you, the people we represent. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what we do. Look in the Meetings Calendar to find dates for our public meetings.

See the latest News box on the left for what is happening and also the Police Notices. There is a Tab for the Parish Church which gives information about our Parish Church and Services.

On the right hand side there is a What's On calendar.

Latest News

NEW SCAM

Scam Alert - A new fake email claiming to be from BT is attempting to trick victims into automatically downloading Dridex banking malware.

The emails entitled 'New BT bill' contains a link that automatically downloads a malicious file called 'BT bill.zip' once clicked. What makes this scam email unique is the Dridex malware starts downloading without a webpage being opened.

Once installed, the Dridex malware is designed to steal personal information such as usernames and passwords by eavesdropping, with the ultimate goal of getting into bank accounts and stealing cash. More »

If you receive one of these emails do not click on any links. Instead, go to the BT website directly and log in from there to view your bills. BT would never send you an email with an attachment.

Another scam claiming to be from BT is a call saying they are sending out a new hub as BT has been subjected to a cyber-attack. They then ask you to start your computer and tell you what settings to change. This can also lead to malware being downloaded and result in personal information being stolen. As above, go to the BT website, get a contact phone number for the support team and check any details with them. » Less

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:43 by Mark Bush

Message from Leicestershire Police - Terrorism

Message from Leicestershire Police - Terrorism

Leicestershire's Chief calls for public vigilance

The Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, Simon Cole, has urged the public to be vigilant following last night's (Monday 22 May) suspected terrorist attack at the MEN Arena in Manchester.

At least 22 died and more than 50 others were injured – including children - when an explosion shook the foyer area of the Arena shortly after 10.30pm just minutes after the end of an Ariana Grande concert. More »

The cause of the explosion is being investigated, but it is being treated by the authorities as a terrorist attack.

Simon Cole said: "Our thoughts are with the families of those who died and were injured in last night's appalling and shocking incident.

"We are also thinking of our colleagues in Greater Manchester Police who, together with the other emergency services, ran towards danger to help the public.

"It is important that we are all alert and aware of our surroundings - together we can fight terrorism and make our communities safer.

"We want to hear from anyone who sees anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. Rely on your instinct about whether something is suspicious – we would always prefer you to call us if you are in any doubt.

"You can also call the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline - 0800 789 321. It is staffed around the clock by specialist counter-terrorism police officers and staff."

A text phone service is also available for people with speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 032 45 39 (text messages from mobiles are not accepted).

Any information passed to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline is treated in the strictest of confidence and is thoroughly analysed and researched before, and if, any police action is taken. » Less

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:40 by Mark Bush

Police launch online reporting web page

Police launch online reporting web page

Force launches online reporting – Online reporting is now live, giving members of the public an additional option to report crimes to us via email. Introducing online crime reporting will allow members of the public to contact us at a time convenient to them and provide a better service when reporting non-emergency crimes.
https://leics.police.uk/report-online

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:17 by Mark Bush