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SECURITY OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: The value of equipment kept in sheds and outbuildings can be considerable. The majority of these items will be portable, difficult to identify and can be easily be sold on for a quick profit. More often than not, property is not security marked or adequately secured. For this reason, sheds and outbuildings are still being targeted by thieves across the district. Here are some suggestions am how you can increase the security of your shed or garage by taking some simple steps: Gravel paths act as a deterrent as they make a noise when walked upon: Secure your outbuildings by reinforcing hinges, fitting doors with non-returnable screws or coach bolts and secure padlocks: Keep your outbuildings in good condition - split, rotten or warped door and window frames could provide an easy way in for thieves: Install a good shed alarm or even extend your house alarm to cover your outbuildings: Plant thorny shrubs to create a natural barrier: Security mark all items and secure valuable items inside your outbuildings using security cables or chains with strong padlocks: Register your property at immobilise.com, it’s free of charge and can increase your chances of being reunited with your property The Police would like you to help yjem to spread the word about these crime prevention methods and, if appropriate, install shed alarms for people in your towns and villages. The alarms are extremely simple to install, with no drilling or screws required and there is no cost to the resident. If you would like to find out more, please contact Wealden District Police by emailing district.wealden@sussex.pnn.police.uk. Reporting incidents of crime or providing information about anyone you suspect may be committing offences can be done using number 101 for Sussex police or through our online reporting facility on the Sussex police website. www.sussex.police.uk Alternatively you can submit this information anonymously through crime stoppers www.crimestoppers-uk.org or 0800 555111

THE SUSSEX CRAFT AND Design Fair: (in association with Eastbourne’s Enterprise Centre) is being held on Saturday March 19 from 10 am to 5 pm and also on Sunday March 20 from 10 am to 4 pm (there is Free Parking on Sunday). Discover beautiful and unique handmade treasures at Eastbourne’s monthly craft and Design Fair. Pottery, jewellery, textiles, artwork, interior and home accessories and much more. There will be demonstrations of stained glass making and pottery throwing.

THE WESTHAM VILLAGE HALL Committee: will be offering a Light Lunch or a Cream Tea on Saturday March 19 in the Village Hall from 12.30 pm onwards.

THE WESTHAM ART GROUP: meets every Tuesday in the Memorial Hall, Stone Cross, from 12.30 to 3.30 pm. Anybody is welcome to go along to any of their meetings to find out what goes on and perhaps try their hand at painting.

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