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02 November 2020 - Co-op Foodstores Ltd fined £40,000 for out of date food

Co-op Foodstores Ltd fined £40,000 for out of date food Co-op Foodstores Ltd was convicted at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 23rd October 2020, after pleading guilty to having 17 food items for sale at their store in High Street, Crowthorne, past their used by dates and therefore deemed unsafe.  The Co-op was ordered to pay a £40,000 fine, a victim’s surcharge of £110 and costs of £6079.50.

21st October 2020 - Firework Sales and Safety Guide

Remember, remember the 5th November and these fireworks rules to make it safe to December. As the nights are drawing in and we enter ‘firework’ season with Bonfire night and Diwali nearly upon us, PPP are reminding residents and shopkeepers of some safety tips and restrictions regarding the coming ‘sparkling’ season.

21 October 2020 - Bonfire Night Celebrations during Covid

Bonfire Night Celebrations during Covid. PPP are asking residents if they are holding their own bonfire night celebrations during the period around bonfire night then to adhere to the following advice.

21 October 2020 - Top Ten Tips on How to Reduce Stress in Pets during Firework ‘Season’.

Top Ten Tips on How to Reduce Stress in Pets during Firework ‘Season’. As we approach bonfire night and Diwali, and we’re less than 10 weeks away from New Year’s Eve! Our Animal Warden team have developed ten tips on how to keep your pets calm and safe during the upcoming firework season.

19 October 2020 - Kaspa’s- Bracknell - scoops five-star hygiene rating following work with council health professionals

Kaspa’s -Bracknell - scoops five-star hygiene rating following work with council health professionals. A Bracknell dessert parlour has scooped a five-star rating for hygiene and praise from environmental health experts for its new and updated COVID-19 control measures.

19 October 2020 - Animal Warden Team Once Again Win Gold Animal Welfare Award

Our Animal Warden team are proud to announce they have been awarded a Gold Footprint in relation to Stray Dogs in the RSPCA's 2020 Animal Welfare PawPrints awards. Since 2008, the RSPCA PawPrints awards has been the only award scheme across England and Wales to recognise good practice from local authorities and housing providers in relation to animal welfare.

16 October 2020 - Halloween 'COVID Safe' Pumpkin Trail

Halloween 'COVID Safe' Pumpkin Trail. With COVID making everyone rethink many aspects of our lives then Halloween this year is no different. The current advice is to forego the tradition of ‘trick or treating’ and instead go on a local ‘pumpkin trail’.

15 October 2020 - Remembrance Sunday Guidance for Events for Parish and Local Councils

Remembrance Sunday. Everyone appreciates and recognises the importance of Remembrance Sunday. It is an opportunity to honour those who fell in defence of our country in two world wars and other militarily conflicts, involving our armed forces, across the world. However, this year like so many other significant moments in our lives in 2020, adjustments will need to be made in relation to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

14th October 2020 - Home Office Parking Fine Scam

Home Office Parking Fine Scam. We are aware of numerous reports from people in Wokingham who are reporting receiving a message from the Home Office claiming they have an outstanding penalty charge for parking. The message includes details of the fine and a link to pay.

15th October 2020 - International Credit Union Day

International Credit Union Day - Thursday 15th October<br />This year's theme is "Inspiring hope for a global community." We are delighted to have partnered with over 110 Credit Unions in England to promote responsible saving and lending. Credit unions encourage members to save regularly, provide loans at low rates, and help members in need of financial advice and assistance. It’s important that we help people to save and build up their financial resilience, protecting them against future unexpected events and falling into the trap of unscrupulous loan sharks. We regularly deliver incentive schemes with credit unions to raise awareness of the dangers of borrowing from illegal money lenders and encourage the development of a regular savings habit.
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