Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

Stonecross, Westham & Hankham news
Stonecross, Westham & Hankham news

THE WEALDEN WINE AND Food Festival: will take place in Pevensey Castle on Saturday and Sunday July 16/17. All are welcome to attend. Stone Cross Windmill will have a stall at the Festival.

THE PEVENSEY AND WESTHAM Flower Club: will be holding their monthly meeting in Westham Village Hall on Tuesday July 19 starting at 7.30 pm.

HAVE YOU VISITED THE Old Loom Mill recently?: There is so much there to interest all the family: besides the wools, fabrics and haberdashery that is there, there are also 3 Crafts Halls, offering a huge selection of skilled workmanship, hand made items and bric-a-brac. There is the delightful Country Tea Rooms which also serves both hot and cold refreshments and Light Lunches. In addition, not in the halls but on site can be found a French Polisher, the Dyson Vacuum Parts and Repairs shop and Kids Pottery Painting. Something, in fact, for all the family.

THE SUSSEX CRAFT AND Design Fair: will be held on the weekend of July 16/17 in the Enterprise Centre in Eastbourne. Saturday timings are from 10 am to 5 pm, whilst on Sunday the fair will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. Why not go along and help celebrate the 1st birthday of the Sussex Craft and Design organisation. There will also be the Grand Opening of the Makery Gallery which is also situated in the Enterprise Centre.

THERE WILL BE A Social Dance Evening: on Friday August 5 in St Luke’s Parish Centre on Friday August 5 from 8 until 11 pm. Entrance fee is £6. Music will include Ballroom, Latin Salsa, Jive and others. You are invited to take along your own drinks and snacks, although there will be free tea and biscuits available. For further information please contact either Pam or Lyndon on 01323 760277 or 07709 329863.

THERE WILL BE ANOTHER Free, Health, Heritage and Wildlife guided walk: on Sunday July 24. There will be a gentle stroll along ancient Peelings Lane to Stone Cross Windmill for free tea and coffee sponsored by Action in Rural Sussex. Those of you wanting to take part should meet at 2 pm at Westham Village Pond. The focus will be on Butterfly’s and Bees. There is an optional free tour of the windmill. For more information please phone Fiona on 01323 460338 or see the Westham Village Conservation Group Facebook page for details.

WITH SUMMER HOLIDAYS FAST approaching:, individuals are often more exposed to travel booking frauds when looking for last minute package deals/cheap flights. Whether paying upfront for a family holiday or simply booking a flight, payments are transferred only to discover that the holiday/airline ticket does not exist and was sold to you by a bogus travel company. Fraudsters will often lure in potential customers with low prices and ‘one time only’ offers that are simply too good to pass up, requesting payment by the preferred method of direct bank transfer.

Make sure you protect yourself: Paying for a holiday/ airline tickets/ accommodation via direct bank transfer. No reputable company will ever request payment via this method. Do not respond to unsolicited calls, texts or emails offering holidays at incredibly low prices. Whenever possible, pay for your holiday by credit card as it offers increased protection. Always remember to look for the ‘https’ and locked padlock icon in the address bar before entering your payment details. Never feel pressured to make a booking for fear that you will miss out on this ‘low price’ opportunity. If you have never used the company before, take your time to do some online research to ensure they are reputable. Should you make a flight or hotel booking through a travel company, feel free to separately check with the hotel / particular airline that your booking does indeed exist. If you have been affected by this, or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

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