Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

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

THE LAST WALK: along Peelings Lane, Westham, attracted14 people who enjoyed observing the ancient trees in the Lane during the walk. The oldest Oak observed/measured is more than 200 years old and it is known as the’’ Duke of Wellington’’ because the Acorn germinated at the time of the Napoleonic wars. The next FREE walk in the series will be on Sunday, Ju20. Please meet at 2PM at Westham Village Pond. Those enjoying the Walk will be looking at Butterflies and Bees. Drinks at the Stone Cross Windmill will be FREE with an optional FREE Mill tour. All ages welcome. Please phone Fiona on 01323 460338 or see Westham Village Conservation Group Facebook for more details...Or just meet on the day.

A NEW PHISHING CAMPAIGN: which has hit students of UK universities, claims that the student has been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education. The email purports to have come from the finance department of the student’s university and tricks the recipient into clicking on a link contained in the message to provide personal and banking details. One victim reported that, after submitting their sensitive information, (including name, address, date of birth, contact details, telephone provider, bank account details, student ID, National Insurance Number, driving licence number and mother’s maiden name), they were taken to a spoofed website which appeared like a genuine website of their bank, where they were asked to type in their online banking login credentials Protect Yourself: Do not click on any links or open attachments contained within unsolicited emails: Do not reply to scam emails or contact the senders in any way: If an email appears to have come from a person or organisation you know of but the message is unexpected or unusual, contact them directly via another method to confirm that they sent you the email: If you receive an email which asks you to login to an online account via a link provided in the email, instead of clicking on the link, open your browser and go directly to the company’s website yourself. If you have clicked on a link in the email, do not supply any information on the website that may open. If you think you may have compromised the safety of your bank details and/or have lost money due to fraudulent misuse of your cards, you should immediately contact your bank, and report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting

There will be a Barn Dance: on Saturday July 2 in Westham Village Hall, in aid of the Westham Village Conservation Group (WVCG), dancing to the music of a local band The Moonlighters. Dancing starts at 7.30 pm.

Bring your own drinks and glasses. Tea, coffee, & squash drinks will be provided during the interval. Tickets: inclusive £8.00 per person (must be booked in advance) can be obtained from Vine’s Flowers or from WVCG committee members. Please contact: 01323 460338 for further information.

THE WESTHAM ART GROUP: which meets in Westham Village Hall every Wednesday afternoon will be holding an Exhibition of the group’s work on Saturday June 25 from 10 am to 4 pm in the hall. Many of the paintings will be for sale and there will also a Tombola running during the day in aid of group funds. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Entrance to the Exhibition is free and there is free parking around the hall area. For more information, please contact Brian Gage on 01323 461433

THE PEVENSEY AND WESTHAM Flower Club: will be holding their next meeting in Westham Village Hall on Tuesday June 21, starting at 7.30 pm, when members will be given a demonstration by Caroline Meer called “in the Shade”.

THE GARDEN AT MISTY Acres: Lower Horsebridge, Hailsham will be open to the public on Saturday June 18 in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. The garden is full of birds and rabbits: there is a wildlife pond. Chickens wander round the field and honey bees can be seen at work. The garden will be open from 11 am to 4 pm – no dogs allowed except gujide dogs.

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