Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

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ONE OF THE STALLS: at the Stone Cross Community Market is that run by Jan and Carol, with all proceeds being donated to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, have recently received the following from the Hospice. “To all the supporters of St Wilfrid’s who have Attended Stone Cross Market and helped to raise an amazing £1,026.68. Thank you”. This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication by Jan and Carol.

ARE YOU 50+ :and maybe want to get out and meet some new friends? Perhaps you want to get some gentle exercise? Have you thought about joining in and doing Walking Football? You are not allowed to run at all, but just by joining you will benefit yourself and feel better. If you would like to know more, please contact the Hailsham Trust on either 01323 446404 or www.hailshamtrust.org.uk Hailsham Trust is a local charity that aims to make a difference to the communities of Hailsham and its surrounding areas through developing projects that support communities i.e. health, sports, keep kit, cooking, finances, public spaces (parks, allotments), befriending and employment. The Trust wants to know your ideas, so please tell them what you need or would like to see developed in the community.

IS YOUR OUTDOOR PEOPERTY safe?: Criminals are not only interested in the property within your house, they can also be tempted by goods and equipment stored outside in garages, sheds and even in the garden. Property such as bicycles, lawnmowers and power tools can be just as valuable as televisions, stereos and videos. However a few simple steps can help keep equipment safe and deter thieves and burglars. Garages, sheds and other outbuildings should be kept in good condition and you can improve security by fixing steel mesh or bars on the insides of windows: fitting concealed hinges to prevent criminals from undoing screws and bolts: fitting good quality locks to all doors – padlocks should be of the closed shackle type to reduce the risk of being forced. Much of this also applies to allotments but also get to know your neighbours – if they know you they are more likely to be suspicious if somebody else is on your plot.

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