Welcome

Welcome to the Duddo Community Website, serving residents and visitors in and around the parish of Duddo, in north Northumberland.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP THE LOCAL COMMUNITY?

There is a vacancy in the Duddo Ward of the Parish Council (Grindon. Grindon Rig, Grievestead, Felkington and Duddo area) caused by the resignation of Cllr. Don Brownlow, who has taken over the post of Parish Clerk after the retirement of Mr Alan Kerr.

We are expecting another vacany in the Duddo Ward this summer, which will leave no leeway for illness or absence in holding quorate meetings.

If you are interested in serving the community as a parish councillor, please contact the Clerk, Don Brownlow (tel. 01289 382702), or Chair, Angus McIntosh (tel. 01289 387181), to discuss what is involved.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

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Duddo PC has joined with neighbouring councils in the Norham & Islandshire area to formulate a neighbourhood plan.

More details can be found on the NCC website: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Planning/Planning-policy/Neighbourhood.aspx

 

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POLICE WARNING

Northumbria Police warn that fraudsters, pretending to be police officers, are targeting people over the phone and trying to con them out of their life savings.

The con involves a member of the public receiving a call from a person pretending to be a police officer. This fake officer tells the victim that their bank account is at risk of being hacked and they face having their money stolen.

- Be aware that fraudsters often use techniques to hold your phone line open, so that when you try to dial out to verify the caller, they intercept and re-answer the call, claiming to be the bank or law enforcement.

- To ensure that your phone has not been compromised, we recommend using a different phone line to verify the caller. Where a second phone line is not available, try calling a family or friend on the line first, as the fraudster will find it difficult to impersonate a voice that is known to you.

- Never disclose your PIN or online / telephone banking log-in information or card reader codes to anyone, even if the caller claims to be from the bank or police. Remember, banks NEVER call and ask you to disclose these security details.

- If you receive a call requesting your PIN, card details or online / telephone banking log-in information, or it is not clear who is calling end the call immediately.

- Don’t take unsolicited calls when you are busy and can’t give the salesman your full attention.

- If you receive a suspicious or unexpected call, always verify the caller by taking their phone number and getting it checked independently.

- Ensure elderly relatives and neighbours are aware of the fraud and crime prevention advice.

Report any suspicious phone calls to police straight away on 101 ext 69191.

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For more information see the Berwick SoS website.

ENERGY COSTS

Do you want cheaper heating oil?

Community Action Northumberland is looking for local communities and individuals to join its new countywide bulk-buying group for heating oil.

The scheme is aimed at bringing consumers together to make the most of joint buying power so that greater savings can be made and passed on to customers.

For more information visit the CAN website.