Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

Advice: THIS IS A MESSAGE received from the Action Fraud for general information.
Seasonal rental fraud is an emerging trend with students looking for suitable accommodation around August, before the start of the new term. 
Fraudsters use a variety of websites to advertise available properties to rent. often at attractive rates and convenient locations. Adverts will seem genuine, accompanied by a number of photos and contact information to discuss your interest. Due to demand, students will often agree to pay upfront fees to secure the property quickly, without viewing the property, only to discover that the fraudster posing as the landlord does not have ownership of the property, or often there are already tenants living there. Protect yourself: Only use reputable letting companies. Do some online research such as using Google maps to check the property does exist. Make an appointment to view the property in person. Always view the property prior to paying any advance fees. Look out for warning signs, such as landlords requesting a ‘holding deposit’ due to the property being in high demand. A landlord will usually conduct some due diligence on any successful applicant. Be wary of handing over cash without the landlord requesting employment or character references.

THE FRIDAY MARKET: PREVIOSLY held in St Luke’s Parish Centre has re-located to the Memorial Hall in Stone Cross with the same opening hours. The first day of operation is Friday August 7 and all are welcome. Various stalls will be in the Hall, including marmalades, jams, eggs, sauces, salami etc: bird seeds and boxes, b books, body shop items, home made fudge, beautiful hand made cards and many more. Refreshments will be available, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, soft drinks and various biscuits. Entrance is free and free car parking both on site and nearby. Further information can be obtained by ringing 07902 222149.

THE EASTBOURNE FUN FAMILY Dog Show: (in aid of the Basil Memorial Fin) will be held in Gildredge Park on Saturday August 9 – gates open for entries from 10 am, with judging starting at 11 am for Pedigree Classes and 12.30 pm for Novelty Classes. Entry fees are £1.50 per class (per dog) or 4 for £5.

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