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Great Casterton Parish Council

Serving the people of Great Casterton

Clerk: Derek Patience
29 Priory Gardens, Stamford

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.

The Parish Council is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 which will come into force on 18th May 2018.

The Council's general privacy notice can be viewed on this website under "The Parish Council" on the left hand side. The Council Data Controller is the Clerk. A Data Protection Officer will be appointed in May 2018 and his/her name promulgated on this web site.

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

Temporary reduction in Police Presence

Temporary reduction in Police Presence

Leicestershire Police is currently dealing with a significant number of serious and major incidents that have been reported widely in the media.

To ensure that the investigations and incidents are dealt with correctly with scenes secured, house to house enquiries are completed, recovery of evidence progressed, while maintaining staff to respond to normal 24 hours demand the force has to use resources across the whole of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The force is also seeking support across the region to manage the demands. More »

This means that our neighbourhood teams will be utilised or deployed away from their normal duties while these complex and tragic demands are dealt with.

These are decisions made every day but the number and complexity of the demands currently being dealt with mean that it may be more obvious than normal. As soon as the demand is met teams will be returned to front line duties on their beats. » Less

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:14 by Mark Bush

Don't get caught out by this Fraud

Don't get caught out by this Fraud

People are being called by Asian sounding lady, from HMRC, to say that the person has not paid tax on their pension and the case is in court today and they must make payment.

This call is then supposedly put through to senior manager Mr Ralph Buck, also Asian sounding man, who then goes on to say he is trying to help them sort this out, but that if they don't the Police will be coming to arrest them today and their car and home will be taken from them to clear this debt. More »

Also they are told that their bank account will be frozen by the courts from tomorrow if this is not paid today.

When the victim ask how they can pay, they are told that they have to go to their main HMRC office, which is normally miles away, and when they say they can't this man offers to help by getting them to purchase "some vouchers which he can transfer to the court on their behalf".

He tells them they have to follow two rules:

1.They must not disconnect the line – or will be held in contempt of court.

2.They must not tell anyone that they are buying the vouchers to clear a tax bill, else he can't help you.

They are then told to give their national insurance number, date of birth and mobile phone number – which they then ring and keep the person on the phone, obviously so that they cannot get advice from family or friends.

The person is then given instructions to go to a Sainsbury's store and buy Itunes vouchers and then scratch off the numbers and give them the details, the whole time they are told to keep their mobiles connected to the person so they can hear the conversation and make sure they don't break rule 2.

You would hope after getting £500 from the victim that would be the end of it, but oh no these very brazen criminals then call back the next day on a landline number saying that although the court has accepted their payment, they won't cancel the warrant for their arrest and that the Police could arrive anytime to arrest them, unless they pay a further £400 to cancel the warrant in the next hour.
HMRC have confirmed they would never ring someone out of the blue, they would send a letter asking them to contact the office and would never take Itunes vouchers as payment or card payments over the phone. » Less

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:36 by Mark Bush

Bin Collection this Week

Bin Collection this Week

Bin collection this week may be late as the Dustmen need to catch up after the snow last week.

If your bin is full you can leave additional stuff next to it

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 17:38 by Mark Bush