23M People Used 123456 As A Password

Whether it’s your Facebook, Amazon, or Netflix account, the explosion in popularity of online apps and services means more and more of us have to remember an increasingly long list of passwords.
Unfortunately, some of us cope with this challenge by resorting to practices that leave our data, devices and money at risk – by using the same password across multiple accounts, or by creating simple passwords that could easily be guessed by hackers. Bad password practice is more prevalent than you might think – the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre carried out analysis of passwords leaked in data breaches and found that more than 23 million users worldwide used 123456 as a password. You can read more about it here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/most-hacked-passwords-revealed-as-uk-cyber-survey-exposes-gaps-in-online-security
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Dog Kennel Lane Closure

Road closure notification! Dog Kennel Lane will be closed to through traffic 24 hours a day for 4 days starting 8th Nov while ESCC Highways carry out parapet repairs. If vehicle access is required please discuss with the team on site. Traffic will be diverted via Brick Kiln Lane, Wheelers Lane, A272, Spring Lane & visa versa. More info here: https://bit.ly/3CEnj9K


No Trick or Treat

Trick or Treating may be fun for some, but it’s not for everyone.
Older people can find it quite scary enough just having to answer a door knock or bell ring on a dark evening others can find it quite embarrassing when nothing is at hand to give to give to disappointed children and have to say no.
If you would prefer not have anyone call on you instead of sitting with the lights out on Halloween night, hoping no one will knock, why not put a sign out on your door.
You can download an A4 poster by clicking in the picture.


Street Safe Tool

Have you seen the new StreetSafe tool? It’s an online tool where you can tell us anonymously about locations in your neighbourhood that make you feel or have made you feel unsafe. This could be due to environmental issues such as street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism or because of behaviours you’ve experienced that could include being followed or verbally abused.
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Parish Council Vacancy


Are you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor and volunteering your time for the good of Hadlow Down? If so and you would like to find out more about the role, the criteria required and how to get in touch, click this link:
Vacancy Sept 2021

Water Supply Alert


For those who haven’t received notification South East Water have issued the following notice:
Planned maintenance will take place between 11 pm this evening (4/10/21) and 2 am tomorrow (5/10/21) causing loss of water supply or very low pressure.

ESCC Bus Service Survey

Wouldn’t it be nice if Hadlow Down could have a bus service where buses stopped more than once or twice a day and picked up/dropped off passengers in places where a quarter of a mile walk along an unpaved and extremely dangerous A road wasn’t required to board one?
Not sure how much difference it will make but please complete the survey to let ESCC know how ludicrous the service is.
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Covid Vaccine Passport Scam Email

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”.
Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee).
The website has since been taken down, but in case similar emails/websites appear can you please circulate the attached alert to your residents, members, groups and mailing lists.
And just to reiterate, your vaccination status is obtained FREE through the NHS App, website or by calling the NHS on 119.
More information can be found on the gov.uk website;
Please note that any Phishing scams can be reported to  SERS (Suspicious Email Reporting Service):  report@phishing.gov.uk