|Tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert
Action Fraud have received several reports where fraudsters are claiming to be landlords of properties offered for rent online. Prior to a viewing the suspect requests that the individuals pay a deposit and sometimes a month’s rent upfront, claiming that this money will be put into the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, and is therefore protected under government legislation.
After the individual pays the money, the suspect sends a bogus email purporting to be from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme confirming they have received their deposit. However, this is not the case as the money was sent directly to an account associated with the suspect and the victim is left out of pocket and without the home they had thought to be putting a deposit on.
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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
Police in Hastings are searching for heartless thieves who stole from an elderly couple after pretending that work needed doing on their roof.
At about 12.10pm on Tuesday 12 February, a man talked his way into their house in Sedlescombe Road North, saying that work needed doing urgently on the roof, to the sum of £2000.
The suspect then took the victim, a 75-year-old man, out to the back garden to look at the roof, during which time a second man entered the house and steal two safes containing £2000, four or five watches, a 24 carat gold coin, some old English money, a dash cam and three watches.
The suspects are believed to have left in a white van, believed to be a Peugeot Partner or similar, which was initially in Burry Road, though at one point it moved into Paynton Road before leaving the area.
Detective Constable Shaun Ryan said; “If any residents of Sedlescombe Road North, Burry Road, or Paynton Road, or nearby areas, have had calls of a similar nature, we ask them to contact us.
“I would also like local residents to check their CCTV, especially doorbell cameras, which may have caught best footage of the suspects or their vehicle at the relevant times.
“If you can help in anyway please contact us online (link added) or by calling us on 101, quoting serial 544 of 12/02. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
“And please don’t forget, if in doubt keep them out. Don’t let anyone into your home unless you know exactly who they are and if you are happy with their reason for being there.”
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As you probably know, we have been having further problems with the heating at the Village Hall. This time it is with the valves to the underfloor heating in the main hall – they have been leaking onto the electrics which has caused the fuses to blow continually. The heating is fine in the Catharine Hollman Room.
The heating engineer has managed to get the system in the main hall working again, but it is not as warm in there as it should be. He has ordered replacement valves which he will fit as soon as they arrive – I may need to ask for a volunteer to cancel their session to enable the work to be done.
I do apologise for all the difficulties we have been having. We did think that the new boilers would solve all the issues but obviously not. The system has been in place for quite a few years now and it is inevitable I guess that these things will occur, but that does not excuse the fact that the main hall is not warm.
Thanks once again for your patience and understanding.
Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee
Dates of our forthcoming events for your 2019 diary are as follows:
- ~ May 9, 10 and 11 May we present our spring production the award winning play ‘Humble Boy’. This play was staged in the National Theatre in 2001 starring Diana Rigg and SimonRussell. Tickets will go on sale in April, so watch for posters.
- ~ June 22 Our A.G.M. This is for paid up members have a chance to have their say on how wedo things. The meeting is followed by a social and entertainment.
- ~ August 22 auditions for the autumn play.
- ~ November 7 – 9 our autumn production directed by Charlotte Eastes. The play is to beconfirmed.
Would you like to get involved? We are always looking for people front of house selling programs or raffle tickets etc. Please make yourself known is you would like to help.
The Fairlight Players always welcome new members, acting, back stage or just friends of the society. If you would like more information on how to join please contact me, either on 01424- 814178 or email . We also have an email news list but due to the new GDPR regulations we have lost contact with some of you so if you would like to be kept informed of forthcoming events contact me at the same email address and reregister with our list. We do not pass email addresses on to any other parties. I have found several members have changed their email addresses, please let me know if you have changed yours so we can keep you in touch with our events. All that is left is to wish you all a very Happy Healthy New Year and thank you all for another year of your support.
HAVE YOUR SAY!
Carol Ardley, Secretary
LENT LUNCH & STEEPLE FUNDRAISING
There will be a Lent lunch at Cliff House, Pett Level on Wednesday 3rd April starting at 12.30pm. There is no ticket price but donations will be welcome and they will go to the Steeple Fund. There will be a Raffle. The lunch will be soup and bread and cheese (and alternatives for non-cheese eaters) and salad. I need to know in advance if you are coming. I do hope you will!
Angela Hawksley; ; 01424 812705; 07976 389635
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