Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

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

ST MARY’S CHURCH WESTHAM:, will be holding their Annual Flower Festival from Thursday July 21 to Sunday July 242: th theme of the festival will be the Church Year in Flowers. On Satyrday July 23 the Robin Post Singers will be “in concert” in a light and varied programme which starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets for this concert cost £6 (to include wine and nibbles) and are available from Sue on 01323 767193 or on the door.

Historical Society: there will not be a meeting of the Pevensey and Westham Historical Society during the month of August: the next meeting will be on Monday September 5 and full details will be published nearer that date.

THE BAYTREE COTTAGE GARDENS: in Sayerland, Polegate will be Open to the Public on Saturday July 23 from 11 am to 4 pm. Entry costs a donation to the work of St Wilfrid;s Hospice. Refreshments will be available and there will also be a raffle. This is a large family garden with flower and vegetable beds. The garden is also bird friendly, it is full of bird feeders. There is limited wheelchair access. The garden will be signposted from the Cophall Farm Roundabout on the A27.

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. Protect yourself. Avoid responding 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 / 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

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