Category Archives: Help and Advice

How to be a good neighbour

LONELINESS, SOCIAL ISOLATION, AND LIVING ALONE are on the increase. Shepley Village Association welcomed speakers from charities AGE UK and MENCAP to its latest monthly meeting. Members discussed how local communities can work together to address this growing problem in an age when communities are changing, people are leading busier lives, and the social Internet […]

Local Traders Neglected In Push For ‘Digital Britain’

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The HD8 Network, which represents local businesses across the HD8 postcode area is calling for more strategic investment to help rural businesses realise the full potential of the digital economy. Speaking at a high-level round-table at the European Commission in London, HD8 Network’s founder Merewyn Sayers expressed concern that many businesses across rural Kirklees are struggling […]

Your Top Christmas Shopping Tips

  Today is Cyber Monday – the busiest day of the year for Internet Shopping. Make sure that you protect yourself from scammers and other cyber criminals trying to get hold of your personal information and bank account details. Click on the image to view.  Click here for the latest deals on Amazon  

The ‘DaPinchi’ Code

Burglars are now marking homes to target the rich and vulnerable. We’re grateful to West Yorkshire Police for highlighting this issue with us and forwarding their copy of The ‘DaPinchi Code’. Check your walls and driveways outside! The ‘DaPinchi Code’ Burglars are using coded chalk symbols to let other criminals know which properties to target. […]

Keeping Shepley Safe During The Dark Nights

We will soon be putting those clocks back, which mean longer darker nights. To protect your homes, here is some advice from Police.UK on reducing the risk of Burglary. Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong […]

19 things a burglar can teach you about home security

West Yorkshire Police has kindly forwarded the following information to help residents take appropriate actions to prevent burglars from entering their homes. From the Offenders’ Mouths… The following ‘advice’ on protecting your home from burglars has been taken from real interviews conducted with convicted offenders, providing an insight into their approach to committing burglary. 1. “A […]

6 things a thief can teach you about vehicle security

West Yorkshire Police has kindly forwarded the following information to help residents take appropriate actions to prevent vehicle crime. From the Offenders’ Mouths… The following ‘advice’ on protecting your vehicles has been taken from real interviews conducted with convicted offenders, providing an insight into their approach to committing vehicle crime. 1. “We look for nice […]