Thank you for the replies to my earlier post.
Just to let everyone know that I did contact the police about the letter I had received, and the nature of the situation was investigated for me, so I could pass on the information to anyone else who may have had the letter.
The app is legitimate, and is on open forum for anyone to access, it's prime function being to collect contact details for advertising purposes. But, and it is a big BUT, the forum is not monitored or regulated. This means that it lends itself to being open to bullying or abuse, without any comeback if it happens. Also, it discloses personal details of individuals to an open forum.
The general message was that it was NOT ADVISED, and if you want to use a local forum, stick to one that is monitored and regulated, like this one.
Can anyone suggest how we get this information to other villagers who may not read this chatbox.?
I have also received one.
Did you guys get that letter yesterday re a CM neighbourhood app?
I think is might be some cyber Spam trying to get peoples details.
We binned it as we think we have all the info we need with the website etc but just wanted to flag it as it might be something we need to check out and warn people about.
Hi Barbara – Yes we received one aswell, I have looked into it myself and it seems that it is a business trying to get loads of emails to send adverts to – so everybody please beware!!
Has anyone else received a letter through the post about a supposed free app called Nextdoor Church Minshull? It includes a website address and a download code to join (which expires in 7 days). I am EXTREMELY dubious about it as nobody has mentioned anything about such a thing. If it is something that the village is organising, then why not advertise it on this site? That is my reasoning. If I don't hear anything in a couple of days I shall report it to the police!
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Can anyone recommend a wedding cake maker. My duaghter is looking for someone who can make a 3 tier cake for 100-120 people for 20/8/21.
Thank you Nicola Myatt
There is only a very narrow footpath into the village from our house and we have been walking it regularly during lockdown. It's been lovely to access the beautiful local countryside and chat to villagers along the way. In recent months though we have noticed a significant increase in the number of large vehicles passing through the village and it has made us increasingly nervous as they fly passed you at speeds in excess of 30 mph and wing mirrors miss you by a whisker!! At times the wagons and tractors mount the pavement as the road isn't wide enough to accommodate them.
Last week while I was walking along the pavement a large wagon drove a few hundred yards along the pavement just in front of me- had anyone been walking towards it I dread to think what might have happened. You can see by the state of the pavement and the grassy banks throughout the village that wagons driving beyond the width of the road is a frequent occurrence. With some households now resorting to putting large stones/boulders out in a bid to prevent this from happening. The point is though, young children, dog walkers and anyone else for that matter are at increasing risk of being injured on the pavements. We know the issues regarding the road have been previously raised and traffic calming measures put in place, but to be honest the road seems to be getting worse and we're not on our own in thinking that having spoken to others in the village.
Passing through our neighbouring village we've noticed their traffic calming measures seem to be very evident with more frequent and highly visible speed signs, new wider pinch points and we've also seen speed guns in use recently. We know this doesn't address the large vehicles on pavement issues and the dangers this presents in our village, but if the traffic calming measures here were improved, it might encourage the wagons to take an alternative route and slow traffic down.
I guess we just want everyone to feel safe walking through the village, but unfortunately we don't at the moment.
We have just read Eleanor's project . It is fantastic.
Well done Elli and a big thank you to John, Rachel and Nigel for all your support.
Hello Village friends,
I'm really liking the new sharper clean looks on the Arena website!
I know that migrating to the upgraded platform v2 has been necessary to ensure we have continued support of the website providers going forwards.
A big thanks and shout out for all the efforts of the local support team especially – PJ, Andy B, Andy G, Bob S and ThenMedia – Toby & John.
Well done team! best regards