Council Tax scam by text message

          Please be aware that Sedgemoor District Council have had reports a company who are texting messages to members of the public, stating a refund is pending for council tax. This is a scam and should be deleted. They ask residents to follow the link provided to claim their refund. The first screen asks customers to confirm their details, followed by the second screen asking for members of the public to enter their bank account details. SDC would never ask for personal details by text. Council Tax bands are set by the Valuation Office Agency and can only be changed under certain conditions. Details can be found at www.gov.uk/council-tax-appeals. If you think your band is wrong, contact the Valuation Office Agency - you will not be charged for the service. If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax bill and need help, speak with a member of the Council Tax Team on who will be able to offer help and advice on 0300 303 7801. If you have given over personal details, we would advise you to call the Police straight away on 101 and report the matter as an identity theft scam. The Police will also direct you to the Action Fraud helpline on 0300 123 2040.

Council Tax scam by text message

October 31, 2019

          Please be aware that Sedgemoor District Council have had reports a company who are texting messages to members of the public, stating a refund is pending for council tax. This is a scam and should be deleted. They ask re...

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Update on St Matthew’s Field

October 29, 2019

Sedgemoor District Council has recently increased security measures at St Matthews Field in a bid to deter unwelcome visitors to this important open space. Following discussions with local councillors; residents and allotment tenants, Sedgemoor District Council has inst...

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Somerset’s Climate Emergency strategy: The conversation starts here

October 28, 2019

A series of public events will be giving people across the county the chance to discuss the first steps towards a Climate Emergency Strategy for Somerset. The Climate Emergency ‘have your say’ drop-in events are taking place in each District Council area in the c...

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Paint the Town Orange in aid of Cancer!

October 22, 2019

For the month of October, we’re asking businesses in local towns across the UK to create an orange window display and wear orange clothing to raise vital funds for Stand Up to Cancer. Cancer changes lives, and so do we. By encouraging your staff and customers to get i...

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