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.

The Spring Market is back!

We do hope you can come along and join us for the Spring Market to be held in the Village Hall on

Saturday 23rd March, 10 am -2 pm.

Local Produce, preserves, crafts, plants and lots more available.

Refreshments will be served all morning and HDCC will be drawing the winners of the Spring Lottery.

If anyone would like to buy lottery tickets in aid of HDCC or book a stall please contact
Janet jtourell@btinternet.com
there are still a few stalls left!

Bric-a-Brac and Brunch Event

 

HDCC are holding a Bric-a-Brac and Brunch fundraising event on Saturday 24th February, 11am-3pm, in the Village Hall.
All are welcome, entry is free.

We are on the lookout for exquisite bric-a-brac items to feature in our upcoming event. If you have any unwanted gifts, good quality pieces or pre-loved treasures that are in perfect condition, we would love to hear from you.

 

We are seeking:
China/crockery no chips or cracks please
Costume jewelry, sparkling pieces that deserve a new home
Handbags/scarves/accessories in excellent condition
Toys, unique and well preserved playthings
Collectibles, quirky and interesting things that tell a story

What we don’t need:
Clothing, shoes or electrical items

Your contributions will make our event truly remarkable, and best of all you will be helping us to raise funds towards building our new Village Hall.

Contact Glenys on 830857 to arrange collection of your donations.

For more details please head to our website here

Hadlow Down Dram & Variety Club Auditions

Auditions for the HDD&VC plays that will be performed on April 19th. & 20th. will take place in the Village Hall on Monday 15th. January at 7.30 pm.
You do not need to be a member of the club to audition.  If you are interested please just turn up and enjoy the evening.

Hadlow Down Book Club Review – December.

We have been reading ‘Small Things Like These’ by Claire Keegan (2021), a novella shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize. It is set in a small Irish town in the run-up to Christmas 1985, and is about the moral dilemma of Bill Furlong, a coal merchant. He is married with five daughters who are doing well and give him much joy and pride. He is the illegitimate son of a 16 year- old housemaid who was protected by her well-to-do Protestant employer who also acted as a patron to Bill. He is aware of his good fortune and tries to emulate her kindness to him by acts of kindness to others. Continue reading “Hadlow Down Book Club Review – December.”