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.

Road Closure

Hastingford Lane, Hadlow Down will be closed from the entrance of Hastingford Farm to the junction of Stocklands Lane 22nd June – 26th June in order to allow UKPN to carry out a new connection.

Hadlow Down and Coronavirus

As yet, it’s unclear to what extent Coronavirus will affect our community.  Some of us may catch it, others not.  For some, the effects are said to be similar to seasonal flu, however the effects of this virus might be greater to those of us who are elderly or have underlying health issues.
We must all be mindful of NHS advice and the recommendation to self-isolate if we show these symptoms or have been in contact with someone who shows symptoms (see the NHS link below).

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We are fortunate in that Hadlow Down is a supportive community and as a village many of us tend to know our neighbours even if they are several fields away.  During this time, especially as people start to self-isolate, it is important that as neighbours we maintain phone contact.  If you know of a neighbour who lives alone or neighbours who have little support in the local area, please take the time to make contact and to offer your support making sure that you are mindful of NHS guidance regarding visiting those that are vulnerable.If you need help or you can help then the following are happy to receive a call and to co-ordinate activities:-

Eddie Westfield           01825 830661
Rachel Lewis                 07714 006834
Vicky Richards             01825 830256
Janet Tourell                01825 830478

Eddie Westfield can also be contacted on webadmin@hadlowdown.com.

This is joint communication on behalf of the Community, Neighbourhood Watch, St Mark’s Church and the Parish Council.  Please keep an eye on this web page as the list co-ordinators maybe updated.

Additional information about Coronavirus can be found on the www.gov.uk website link below:-

https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=coronavirus+adviceHYPERLINK “https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=coronavirus+advice&order=relevance”&HYPERLINK “https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=coronavirus+advice&order=relevance”order=relevance

Reporting anti-social behaviour

It has been brought to the Parish Council’s attention that large groups of people have been playing football on the playing field, despite being politely requested not to do so,  and causing disturbances late into the night.  These individuals are from out of the area.

If you find yourself impacted by behaviour such as this please go to the Sussex Police website and select from the “Tell us about” tab at the top of the page or paste the following link into your web browser: https://bit.ly/2Xv98l2

New Team Launched To Tackle Countryside Crime In Sussex


Sussex Police has launched a new rural crime team, whose overall aim is to crack down on unlawful behaviour in isolated communities.

This team, launched on Monday (June 1), has been made possible with the precept increase, as acquired by Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne at the start of this financial year. The new funding will allow for more enforcement and greater local policing presence, part of which is rural crime.
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VE Day 75

I am afraid that the terrible Coronavirus emergency and consequent Government guidance means that we are unable to come together today. Our plans, here in the village, for  VE Day 75 community celebrations due to take place on the bank holiday weekend of 8th – 10th May are on ice. It is right and proper that people should be kept safe and healthy.

However, you could take part in celebrations safely from home. I am sure that many of you are planning to do just that. Please share your celebrations with us,

Show us how you’re celebrating! Share your stay at home party photos using the hashtags
#veday75 #hadlowdown

If you are happy to send them to us we will publish them here on the Village Fayre Page on Sunday 10th May.

With my very best wishes,

Sarah Prall, Chair Hadlow Down Village Fayre Committee

Please send your photos, drawings, poems to sarahprall@btinternet.com by Midnight Saturday 9th May.

Wings to Fly

Help for local young people with mental health and well-being problems
Wings to Fly are very pleased to announce that our application for a grant has been successful and we have received £4,115 from the Sussex Community Foundation. This will enable us to support St Mark’s CEP School and the local community with mental health and wellbeing issues during this Covid-19 outbreak. Families who feel they could benefit from this opportunity are invited to contact the School’s office in the first instance on 01825 830375.
The Trustees
Wings to Fly
Reg Charity No:118309
The support of regular donations allows us to demonstrate a strong commitment from the school community. If you are a ble to make a regular (or one off) donation you can do so directly through our donations page kindlink.com/fundraising/wings-to-fly/2563 or via our page on the school website.

Hadlow Down Parish Council Housing Needs Survey 2020 Results

The Parish Council is continually trying to monitor the needs of parishioners in Hadlow Down, so in March 2020 they asked residents and anyone else who would like to be  resident to complete a Housing Needs Survey. You can view the results by pasting the following link into your web browser:  https://forms.gle/Qu5U2phZf5kvdhVT7 and then selecting “See previous responses”.

 

 

Hadlow Down Village Small Businesses


The effect of the economic fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic on small businesses in our community has created hardship in many cases.
As all users of the Hadlow Down Facebook Group pages are aware in order to protect the pages from being swamped by business advertising to the detriment of general social interaction admin does not allow any advertising but, as the Facebook page was set up as a service to the whole community including those having small businesses based in the village, it is felt that in these extremely unusual and hard times it would be appropriate to do something to help without compromising the group policy on advertising.
As from immediately the group Admin will offer any small business, sole trader etc. actually based in Hadlow Down village (those who have a Hadlow Down landline number or other proof) a ‘Showcase’ post on the village Facebook page once every month.
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