Did you get an email from Michael Fox?

Russ Winn tells us that several people in the village have received an email purporting to come from the Metropolitan Police sent by Michael Fox. It is titled “Urgent Message from Michael Fox – Metropolitan Police”

After consulting with the Safer Neighbourhood Team it is understand that whilst there is a Michael Fox at the Met he has NOT sent anything like this out. They added that on NO account should it be opened but reported to the Team on 07920 233857 or 0208 7212605 ASAP

Don’t let YOUR email account get hacked. Set a hard to guess (but easy to remember) password on your email accounts. A simple suggestion is to use a mixture of upper and lower case, then substitute  numbers for some of the letters. Don’t use your date of birth, pet’s name etc. Free accounts such as Hotmail and Yahoo  are particularly vulnerable.

Be a Snow Friend this winter

With the autumn equinox upon us, the days are getting shorter, winter draws on and all that. Why not become a snow friend and clear the pavement for your neighbours, especially if they are elderly? What you should do is contact Jackie Barber (SnowFriends@bromley.gov.uk) at Bromley Council and she will put you in touch or explain how to become one yourself.


Salt and a shovel are provided by the Council

Mobile phone problems

A resident of Rose Villas (by the main road) has reported ongoing problems with the Orange phone service. Missing calls can be serious if you have responsibility for sick or elderly relatives.

The Ofcom site shows 4 masts in PB, the one on the hill at the golf course is 3, Vodafone has one by the pylons where the footpath crosses the ridge at Charmwood Farm. Orange and O2 have masts down at the farm itself. T-mobile does not seem to have a presence.

You can check yourself by putting your postcode in at http://www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk/search