Residents warned over telephone scam

Lancashire Constabulary are warning people to be vigilant following reports of a telephone scam being targeted at elderly residents. Lancashire Constabulary have been made aware of four incidents in the Wyre area where people have been coerced into transferring money to somebody claiming to be from BT, Talk Talk or Microsoft – although we believe … Read more

Citizens Advice calls for money advice to be offered at key life moments as consumer borrowing rises

As the Bank of England’s latest money and credit statistics show an increase in consumer debts such as credit cards and loans, Citizens Advice is calling on the next government to make sure people can get the right support to manage their finances, particularly at key stages of their lives such as buying a home … Read more

Friends Against Scams

Over 100 representatives from organisations that work with older and vulnerable residents gathered at Ruskin Drive’s Percival Suite, as St Helens Council Trading Standards Service hosted a national scams awareness event. Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by … Read more

‘Lancashire Not Forgotten’ drop-in memory session

People living with dementia are being asked to share their memories at a drop-in session at Burnley Library this month, for a project which aims to create a recorded history of people’s everyday experiences. ‘Memories of Burnley’ will be held on Monday 15 May from 2pm to 4pm during national Dementia Awareness Week. The free … Read more

An early chance to celebrate our Armed Forces

Local people are invited to show their appreciation and support for St Helens’ Armed Forces community at a special celebration event in Church Square on Saturday 13 May. The event, which runs from 10am to 4pm will include the display of a field gun from local 103 Regiment Royal Artillery Reserves, vintage military vehicles, and … Read more