Developments in a HMRC Scam

There has been a large increase in reports of scam phone calls from people claiming to be HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). How it works:  The scammer claims there an overdue tax bill or the resident has been overpaid tax credits. They say the resident must pay up immediately or they will be taken to … Read more

Kent Highways’ Winter Roads Preparations

Long dark days means KCC Highways, who maintain the roads and lanes, receive many enquiries throughout the seasons about road conditions. Please read this winter service information letter from KCC and see how you can help prevent road and travel problems. NOTE:-  The weblinks shown in the letter are as follows: and … Read more

Bogus Overseas Contacts & Officers

Neighbourhood Watch are aware that fraudsters are contacting overseas students and visitors who are in the UK via their mobile phone or social network account and purporting to represent UK or foreign law enforcement. After fraudsters have claimed to work with their respective embassy or government, they tell the victim that there is evidence in … Read more

Fake Coffee Voucher Scam

Kent Police Neighbourhood Watch advise that a fake Costa Coffee voucher scam is catching people out on Whatsapp and allowing criminals to steal personal data. This new scam starts with Whatsapp users receiving an offer for a £75 voucher in celebration of Costa’s 50th birthday.  Victims are then asked to enter personal information before they … Read more

Beware of Doorstep Criminals

Kent County Council Public Protection have received reports of doorstep criminals selling household cleaning products in Kent. Purchasing goods from a doorstep caller can lead to you being overcharged for poor quality products. Never agree to work or pay cash to someone you have just met on your doorstep. If you feel afraid or threatened … Read more

New Email Address for Parish Clerk

The email address for all general enquiries to Shadoxhurst Parish Council is now:- Please use this address or the Contact Us form.  Thank you for your co-operation. [25 March 2018]

Banking Scam Warning

Information from Kent Police describes how scammers have recently targeted a vulnerable victim, “A telephone call was received on a landline (late November 2017) from scammers advising that they were calling from a bank – they did not specify which bank and this was not questioned. The caller stated he was conducting an internal investigation … Read more

Kent Police – On-line Reporting

Online Crime and Non-Injury Collision Reporting Updates made recently to the Kent Police website now enable you to report crimes and incidents as well as non-injury road traffic collisions ONLINE directly to the police through the website ( Once a report is made to Kent Police online, the user will receive a unique reference number … Read more