What’s on

Hopefully the weather will start to improve and you may want to venture out. Next week both the Time Bank and Changing Lives have lots on that you could try. For more information contact us on 01487 841359 or at lucy.bird@somersham-pc.gov.uk:

Tuesday 6th March

  • Nature Ramble: 10am at the Station Approach Entrance to the Nature Reserve followed by a visit to the Rose Tearoom
  • Seated Exercise: 2pm at the Millennium Pavilion

Wednesday 7th March

  • Free Falls Prevention Cafe: 10.30am at Somersham Library
  • Adapted T’ai Chi: 2.30pm at the Victory Hall

Thursday 8th March

  • Nordic Walking: Step 1 at 10am and Step 2 at 11.15am both at the Millennium Pavilion
  • Social Evening: 8pm at the Rose and Crown

Sunday 11th March

  • Knitting/Pom Pom making social: 1.30-3.30pm at the Millennium Pavilion

eCops – School Fraud – Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Fraud – Schools Targeted

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has seen an increase in recent weeks in the volume of CEO Fraud reports whereby schools are the targeted victim. This has resulted in substantial financial losses for several schools that have fallen victim to this type of fraud.

A school is targeted by a fraudster who purports to be the Head Teacher / Principal. The fraudster contacts a member of staff with responsibility for authorising financial transfers and requests for a one off, often urgent, bank transfer to be made. The amounts requested have been between £8,000 and £10,000. 

Contact is made by email and from a spoofed / similar email address to the one the Head Teacher / Principal would use.


·         Ensure that you have robust processes in place to verify and corroborate all requests to change any supplier or payment details. Get in touch with the supplier (or internal colleague) directly, using contact details you know to be correct, to confirm that a request you have received is legitimate.

·         All employees should be aware of these procedures and encouraged to challenge requests they think may be suspicious, particularly urgent sounding requests from senior employees.

·         Sensitive information you post publicly, or dispose of incorrectly, can be used by fraudsters to perpetrate fraud against you. The more information they have about you, the more convincingly they can purport to be one of your legitimate suppliers or employees. Always shred confidential documents before throwing them away.

·         Email addresses can be spoofed to appear as though an email is from someone you know. If an email is unexpected or unusual, then don’t click on the links or open the attachments. Staff should not be allowed to check emails or use the internet with administrator accounts.

·         If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Free coffee mornings

As part of the Changing Lives Programme, we are always looking at different ways to improve and maintain the Health and Wellbeing of people living locally. We are running a series of themed free Cafés at Somersham Library, starting this Friday. Janene, who runs the local Creative Minds group, is supporting us with a ‘Creative Café’. If you would like to find out more please contact us (details on the posters below).


FUNdraising quiz for Parkhall Surgery tomorrow!


Parkhall surger quiz


FUNdraising quiz for Parkhall Surgery next week!


Parkhall surger quiz


Little Miracles – Weds 10-12pm


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Changing Lives Taster Day – a huge success

What a great event! The Changing Lives Taster Day had a wonderful atmosphere and gave attendees the opportunity to try some of the activities on offer through the programme. We welcomed Joe and Ryan, Falls Prevention specialists with Everyone Health, who were on hand to offer advice. We had Teresa, MS Society, and Julie, Parkinson’s UK with us to give support and sign post people. And of course our fantastic instructors Sam, Mike and Becky leading short sessions. Time Bank members were able to get involved signing everyone in, making sure everyone was refreshed and offering a warm welcome. Thank you to anyone supporting this project.