Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham

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

PLEASE BE AWARE AND cautious :about giving out information of a personal nature to unknown callers. Our Neighbourhood Watch wishes to alert residents to two ongoing types of crime attempts in parts of Sussex. Be aware that it could spread, so you need to be ready. One of their co-ordinators was telephoned recently by a lady who told her that her bank wanted to return an amount of interest owing to her. The caller quoted our co-ordinator’s name and address and it all sounded very plausible. Our co-ordinator then asked the caller which bank or building society this returned interest would be coming from. The caller said she didn’t have that information. When our coordinator started to ask more questions the line went dead. It all sounded so convincing. Please be very cautious about giving personal information if somebody phones you. Secondly, keep your car keys safe. There is a recognised type of burglary where offenders will enter your home purely to steal your keys in order to take your car. Please remember to hide your keys and handbag, and do not leave them or other valuables by or in sight of the front door or windows

THE NEXT FREE PEELINGS Lane: will be on Sunday September 18. This will be a Health, Heritage and Wildlife Walk from Westham Pond along the ancient and leafy Peelings Lane to Stone Cross Windmill for a free tea or coffee, sponsored by Action in Rural Sussex. Meet at Westham Pond at 2 pm, then stroll with the group for 1½ miles: all ages are welcome but children should be accompanied by their parents/guardians. No dogs please. For further information please contact Fiona on 01323 460338 or see WVCG on Facebook.

Wealden Community Grants Programme: is Open for Applications until November30 this year. Small grants between £500 - £3,000. Capital grants between £1,000 - £10,000.. A limited number of 40 minute pre-application advice sessions will take place in Hailsham on Thursday Oct 20(am) and Wed Nov 2 pm). Sessions must be booked in advance and are to discuss a drafted application for your organisation.

Please contact Michelle Gray, Partnerships and Funding Support Officer: Telephone (01323) 443520. Email: The match funding required for projects can now be entirely “in-kind” such as volunteer time, member contributions etc. Further details and application forms can be found by searching for “grants programme” on the website: Funds must be spent within the financial year April 2017-March 2018. Eligibility and Conditions apply.

PEVENSEY & WESTHAM FLOWER Club: will be meeting on Tuesday September 20 at 7.30pm in Westham Village Hall to enjoy a demonstration by Hazel McGregor on “Floral Flowers”. Visitors welcome: entrance £4.50 including tea and biscuits.

STONE CROSS WINDMILL: will be taking part in the forth coming Heritage Weekend (September 12 and 13) and will be open on the Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm whilst on Sunday the Mill will be open from 10 am to 4 pm.

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