A New Way of Reporting Crime

Police Forces across England & Wales are using a new system called Single Online Home (SOH). This is a policing portal which allows the public to easily report crimes, incidents and information online.

The police non-emergency phone number 101 remains available if personal contact is required. However, using SOH significantly reduces wait times for those reporting crimes or incidents, or if you simply wish to provide some information to the police. Reporting online via SOH is easy and effective. It has been positively endorsed by a number of Neighbourhood Watch members who have had the opportunity to use it.

The new portal can be found on the home page of the recently updated Sussex Police website www.sussex.police.uk. In addition to the Report area, here you will find a new box “Tell us about …”. There is a drop down from which you can select, for example, “Something you’ve seen or heard”.

We have given you this information as we know that some people are rightly cautious about clicking on links in E-mails. However, there are some shortcut links available as below, which we have tested for you.

If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred in Sussex, SOH is available directly viahttps://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/. You can scroll further down that page to see other options.

If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred outside of Sussex, SOH is available viahttps://report.police.uk.

If it’s something that you’ve seen or heard the link ishttps://www.sussex.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/soh/something-youve-seen-or-heard/.

SOH should not be used for an emergency – dialling 999 remains the means of contact if there is danger to a person or if a crime is being committed.

All reports submitted via SOH will receive an immediate acknowledgement message. Reports are reviewed in live time, and within 48 hours Sussex Police will provide a personal response from a named staff member.

Christmas Services at St. Mark’s


The following are details of Christmas Services at St. Mark’s:12th Dec 6pm- School Christingle Service
24th Dec 5.30pm – Christmas Eve Crib Service
25th Dec 10am – Christmas Day Family Communion Service.
5th Jan 2020 – 6pm Epiphany Service.

All villagers are warmly welcomed to attend.

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Hadlow Down Horticultural Society
are presenting a
Christmas Wreath Workshop
with  Beatrice Félicité
On Friday 13th December from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the:
New Inn PubPrice: £25.00 (paid in advance to Heather to secure a place)
* Please bring a pair of strong scissors or secateurs.
There are 8 – 10 places available
To book a place contact Heather – Email: heathermines2@hotmail.com 07974 204231

Register for Extra Help in the event of Power Cuts

UK Power Networks own and run the electricity cables in most of our region and fix power cuts. They deliver the electricity which you buy through your choice of supplier. They provide a free priority service for anyone who might face extra difficulty in the event of a power cut, including households with an elderly person, young children, someone less mobile or someone with a health condition.
By registering with UK Power Networks’ Priority Services Register you will be given a priority 24-hour phone number for communication, receive extra information and regular updates during any power cut. In the event of a longer power cut you could receive hot food, hot drinks and hot water, mobile phone charging and more. Those who rely on power to run medical equipment, such as dialysis or breathing apparatus, would also receive additional help.     Continue reading “Register for Extra Help in the event of Power Cuts”

Hadlow Down Christmas Market

Once again Hadlow Down Village Hall hosts the Annual Christmas Market.
Saturday23rd. November  10.30 am to 1.00 pm

Stalls will include Crafts, Jewellery, Cosmetics, jams & Chutneys, Meat, Organic Food, Linens, Cards & Gifts.
Refreshments and tasty goodies available throughout the morning

Armistice Day Maroons

Please be aware that on Armistice Day on November 11th. at 11 a.m. two maroons will be fired in the village.

Last year these very loud explosions caused some anxiety to a number of people who were unaware of their significance and several posts were registered on our village Facebook pages etc.  that unwittingly upset others.
Please remind any family friends and neighbours to expect them and to make sure all pets etc are secure and kept as calm as possible

The Royal British Legion Memorial Service will be held in St. Mark’s Church on Sunday 10th. November at 3.00 pm

The BIG Hadlow Down Bonfire Night


Saturday November 2nd.

7:00 pm Gates open at the Playing Field.
7:30 pm Torchlight procession departs the New Inn. Goes via Hut Lane, Lake Boulevard and School Lane to the Playing Field.
7:45 pm Torches are cast to light the bonfire .
8:45 pm Massive firework display finale.
Bar and food available throughout the proceedings

A Thank You from Macmillan

Just received from Macmillan Cancer Support.
Thanks to everyone who came and supported the cause.  Special thanks to those who helped on the morning and the Village Hall for making the venue possible