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WARNING – University Scam Email

For students, parents / grandparents of students or friends of students.

We have been made aware of a phishing scam which seems to be doing the rounds. The email claims that the student has been awarded an educational grant as part of a student support programme and appears to have come from the Finance Department of the university. It tries to trick the recipient into clicking on a hyperlink contained in the message to provide personal details on a webpage.

Victims report that after submitting their sensitive information (including name, address, date of birth, bank account details, National Insurance Number and mother’s maiden name), they were taken to a spoofed website which appeared to be a genuine representative of their online bank, where they were directed to type in their online banking credentials.

Advice - Don’t open attachments or click on the links within any unsolicited emails you receive, and never respond to emails that ask for your personal or financial details.

An email address can be spoofed, so even if the email appears to be from a person or company you know of, but the message is unexpected or unusual, then contact the sender directly via another method to confirm that they sent you the email.

If you receive an email which asks you to login to an online account, go directly to the website yourself instead of using the link provided in the email.

If you suspect an email is a scam, do not reply to the sender. Where possible, flag the email as spam and then delete it.

Always install software updates as soon as they become available. Whether you’re updating the operating system or an app, the update will often contain fixes for critical security vulnerabilities.

If you think your bank details have been compromised and/or you have lost money due to fraudulent misuse of your cards, you should immediately contact your bank and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 1232040 or online at

Active Kids

1st Woodborough Scouts, Cubs and Beavers are collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers again this year towards sports and camping equipment. Last year we collected enough for 4 Trangias and some footballs. If you have any to donate please put them in the collection box at the Village Hall or drop them off when you collect your newspaper from 10 Holme Close or through the letterbox at 25 Holme Close.

Woodborough Scout Group

We currently have spaces in Beavers and Cubs for boys and girls aged from 6-10, if you are interested in your child joining us please use the contact details below. We meet after school on a Tuesday and our activities over the last year have included camping, climbing, archery, swimming, crafts and fire lighting, as well as badge work and some community activities. or 0115 9559971

Fings Aint Wot They Used To Be!

Sign posted in the window of the now closed Gordon Scott shoe shop in Nottingham city centre.

Accident on Governors' Field, Woodborough

Following an accident caused by a swing at the Governors’ Field (13 May), one of the swings was removed by the Parish Council.

The junior swing involved has now been reinstated at the Governors Field under the supervision of an engineer from HAGS (the manufacturer of the equipment).

HAGS will respond to the PC with their findings in due course.