Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

POSTAL SCAMS WARNING: Police are warning residents to stay on their guard for postal scams after a Hailsham resident received a letter, claiming to come from the ‘People’s Postcode Lottery’. The letter stated that the addressee had won £825,000 – but that they would have to call an ‘agent’ and pay a ‘processing fee’ before the money was released. If you or someone you know is being targeted by scammers through the post, contact us via or call 101. If you’d like further advice on spotting scams contact your local PCSO via this linK

ST LUKE’S PARISH CENTRE: in Stone Cross will be holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday July 11 from 10 to 11.30 am. Call 01323 767020 or 460677 for more details and also information about the collection of jumble. The sale is being run in aid of funds for St Luke’s Church. Refreshments will be available at this event.

OCKLYNGE MANOR GARDENS: EASTBOURNE, will be open on Wednesday July 1 in aid of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and also from 2 to 4 pm. Morning coffee and afternoon tea will be served: the gardens will be open whatever the weather. Entry is by donation but if you want to help out in other ways, donations of cakes, produce and plants to the stalls will be most welcome. How do you get there: take the A2270 Upperton Road, urn right at the Hurst Arms and just follow the Garden Open signs.

THE STONE CROSS PAINTING Group: meets every Thursday from 12.30 to 3.30 pm in the Memorial Hall. For more information please contact 01323 843586.

THE WESTHAM INDOOR MARKET:sand Table Sale is held every first Monday of the month in Westham Village Hall from 9.30 am to 12 noon. All are welcome to attend and you might find that elusive bargain that you have been searching for

POLICE: IN EASTBOURNE ARE investigating an incident in which two men had their car stolen from in front of them. At about 10.30am on Saturday June 6 two Vietnamese men from London stopped in Sidley Road, near the junction of Beach Road, Eastbourne in a red MG6. The passenger got out and a short time later they were approached by two other men. The man who had got out of the car was chased by one of the suspects, described as white, very muscular with a shaved head, wearing a jumper which was half grey and half white. The 51-year old driver was approached by the other suspect, described as black, who was more fat than muscle. also with a shaved head, and wearing a black jumper. He threatened the drvier with a brick and demanded he get out of the car. This suspect then tried to take the driver’s watch before getting in the MG6 and driving off. The Red MG6 was abandoned in nearby Fairlight Road a short time later. A local resident there saw three white men and a black man get into a blue people carrier type car around the time of the incident and later found discarded property belonging to the victim. Detective Constable Steve Shimmons said “We strongly believe that the blue people carrier is connected to this incident. The MG driver was made to fear for his safety by someone threatening him with a weapon. These offenders may well have targeted the victim and may even have travelled from London as well. If anyone saw the incident or saw either of the vehicles in the area can they please contact us via, or call them on 101, quoting serial 527 of 06/06, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”.

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