Dear HCS Members and others – apologies for a spam email that you were recently sent, the Hexham Civic Society email having been briefly hijacked by unauthorised access. You will be pleased to hear that our Secretary is not penniless in Istanbul and requiring you to send him emergency funds.  In the event that you receive future emails purporting to be from HCS inviting you to rescue stranded committee members, or perhaps to invite you to participate in a Nigerian oil deal that requires only provision of your bank account details, you can similarly ignore and delete such missives. Our account is now re-secured and we apologise for any temporary confusion caused.