Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

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

Model Railway Club: it is that time of year once again when the Pevensey Bay Model Railway Club hold their exhibition in the Memorial Hall, Pevensey, Church Lane, Pevensey, BN24 5LA. The Exhibition will be on Saturday July 23 from 10 am to 4.30 pm. Cost of entry is Adults £4, Children £2 and a Family Entry (2 + 2) is £10. Free parking, & Pay and Display 400yds (by the Castle). The Hal is located off A259 and close to A27. 99 Bus (Eastbourne-Hastings) stops close by. Pevensey & Westham railway station is a15 minute walk away. Working layouts, Trade stands, Refreshments, Tombola. Disabled access to most parts of the site. The Club meets on Monday evenings stating at 7 pm and you will be assured of a warm welcome.

THE STONE CROSS PAINTING Group: will be holding their Annual Exhibition and Sale on Saturday and Sunday July 9/10 in Stone Cross Memorial Hall from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Entrance is free and all are welcome to attend.

PCSOs: Equipped with enhanced powers and skills, are started their new role on Monday July 4. With new skills and powers to deal with a wide range of local problems, they can act to resolve issues such as alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour from their very first day in the new role. They will be an integral part of larger teams solving local problems, carrying out basic investigations, working alongside partners and directly with witnesses and victims to respond to community issues. Making use of mobile technology, PCSOs will access information whilst out in the community. The flexible nature of their new role means they can work when and where they are needed, logging on remotely, as well as working from police and shared premises.

STONE CROSS WINDMILL: will hold their Summer Fair on Saturday July 9 in Westham Village Hall from 10 am to 12 noon. There will be various stalls to browse around including cakes, books, bric-a-brac and others. Entrance is 50 p to include a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.

PEVENSEY AND WEWSTHAM SCHOOL: is opening the school gates on Saturday July 9 for the Summer Fun Day. The school grounds will be open from 11 am to 3 pm for inflatables fun, pony rides, traditional fete stalls, craft stalls, live music, BBQ, ice creams and drinks stalls. All are welcome to attend.

THERE ARE Con artists working in the area: Weekly message show that these incidents are happening several times every day. Using a variety of reasons, criminals are knocking on people’s doors offering anything from roof and chimney repairs, to driveway maintenance, to guttering work, window replacements or as most recently to offer to carry out odd jobs or to sell any variety of goods. They often choose to call at properties where there are signs that a resident is elderly or vulnerable, such as there being ramps or railings outside. The work is either carried out badly, not completed or not carried out at all as the objective is to get money under false pretences rather than offer a service. Only recently, an elderly man in Willingdon, lost £1,000 by giving it to conmen as an upfront payment for some supposed roof repairs. They were due to start the next day but before they arrived they phoned him to ask for more money, at which point the mistake was realised and he told them the work was not wanted. The advice given is not to open the door at all to these people but if you do or if you are approached outside your home, do not agree to anything, no matter how good the offer sounds. And never, ever part with any money at all. Please think very carefully if callers like this knock on your door and remember, ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’.

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