DOWN YOUR WAY (July 31st):Stone Cross

RESIDENTS are being warned about a telephone scam where they are urged to buy a home security system. The scammers pretend to be affiliated with the police and ask residents if they have heard anything about a recent crime wave in the area - urging them to invest in new security measures.

The scam came to light after a resident raised the alarm to Wealden Police, who the salesman claimed to representing. We can confirm these calls are not from the police. Residents can verify the details of any callers or visitors claiming to represent Sussex Police by calling 101.

Any UK resident who has lost money to a fraud like this should report it to Action Fraud. You can now report non-emergency crimes or incidents on line at http://www.sussex.police.uk/contact- us/report-a-crime-or-incident

ST LUKE’S Parish Market and Coffee Morning takes place every Friday, 10am-noon, indoors in the Parish Centre. The organisers intend to ‘rebrand it’ and stop describing it as a market, as it is becoming increasingly difficult to get enough reliable stalls each week (last week just four) and it is not meeting customers’ expectations - especially new ones). It remains a very good social, community event though and will continue, but more as a “coffee morning with stalls”. If anyone can come up with a new name for it or has any other ideas for its development, have a word with Steve Carpenter on 01323 767020/762254.

THE next meeting of the Eastbourne Moviemakers will be in St Luke’s Parish Centre on Wednesday, August 1, starting 7.45pm, when Malcolm Webster will explain all about “The Producers Dilemma”. All are welcome.

THE Westham morning indoor is in Westham Village Hall on Monday, August 6, 9.30am to noon.

ON behalf of St Luke’s Parish Church, Fr Tony has sponsored a migrating cuckoo called ‘Chris’ (after BBC’s Chris Packham) which is one of those being tracked by the British Trust for Ornithology.

Having left Suffolk and spent time in Antwerp & Sicily the latest news is he is well on his way across the Sahara Desert (a journey of over 2,000 miles!). Follow Chris’s progress on the BTO website www.bto.org - look for Sponsor Cuckoo - Chris.

THE Eastbourne Organ and Keyboard Club will give a concert in Westham Village hall on Tuesday, August 7, starting 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). Refreshments will be available - all - welcome