Notice of External Audit Interim Report

External  Auditor Interim Report For Financial Year 2019 – 2020

Notice of Conclusion of Audit – Interim Report

Copy of Full Interim Report can be downloaded here

20.11.30 snip of interim report

On Line Shopping Fraud

Surge in online shopping fraud

Reports of online shopping fraud have surged by 30% over the pandemic as many of us continue to shop online in light of current restrictions.

Figures from Action Fraud show that criminals conned 17,407 shoppers out of almost £13.5 million over the Christmas period last year, an increase of over 20% when compared to the same period in 2018.

Action Fraud is warning the public to take extra care when shopping online, ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as shoppers search for bargains and gifts for loved ones in the run up to Christmas.

Top tips to shop online securely this festive season:

Where to shop:
Making a purchase from an online store you haven’t used before? Carry out some research first, or ask a friend or family member if they’ve used the site and about their experiences before completing the purchase.

Your information:
Only create an account if necessary or to save you effort if you’re going to use that site a lot in the future. Be cautious if the website asks you for details that are not required for your purchase, such as your mother’s maiden name or the name of your primary school.

Payments:
If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, ensure that the webpage where you enter your payment details is secure (website address starts with “https”). Using a credit card to pay online also means that should the worst happen and your payment details are compromised, your main bank account won’t be directly affected.

Phishing:
Some of the messages you receive about amazing offers may contain links to fake websites. Not all links are bad, but if you’re unsure, don’t use the link – go separately to the website. Report any suspicious emails you receive by forwarding them to: You can also report suspicious text messages by forwarding them to 7726.

Visit the Action Fraud website for more information about how to shop online securely.

 

Rother Leisure Services

Leisure is back again in Rother

Bexhill Leisure Centre, Rye Sports Centre and Bexhill Leisure Pool will be reopening on 2nd December. They will all continue to provide a Covid-safe place to give customers the reassurance they know they need.

There will be some changes to programmes and opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period and full details will be posted on social media and on www.freedom-leisure.co.uk so please follow your local centre on Facebook and check the website for updates.

Bexhill Leisure Centre – https://www.facebook.com/BexhilLC/
Rye Sports Centre – https://www.facebook.com/Rye-Sports-Centre
Bexhill Leisure Pool – https://www.facebook.com/bexhillleisurepool

 

Rother Garden Waste Offer

Garden Waste Special Christmas Offer

Please help promote our garden waste offer – The service is only £20 if people sign up between now and the 31st December 2020, anyone signing up now will receive garden waste collections until the 14th July 2021!

Garden waste collections support recycling in Rother and help to reduce bonfires and trips to the tip. It would make a lovely gift for friends or family and they will even take away and recycle your real Christmas tree.

Please like and share the Facebook post.

For more information contact Anna Evett, Neighbourhood Services Team leader at

500 Club

500 advert dec 20

500 advert dec 20

Hastings and Rother Weekly Police Update

The latest weekly update from Hastings and Rother Police (27 November) can be read here Police 271120

Pett Village Hall – Closed until January

I am writing to let you all know of the Pett Village Hall Committee’s decision regarding the village hall in light of the Government’s announcement this morning that East Sussex has been placed in Tier 2.
The Government says that in all tiers gyms and leisure centres (and, it is assumed, village halls ) can remain open. However, in tier 2, although classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, they cannot take place indoors if there is any social interaction between people from different households or ‘bubbles’. This means that the social distancing rule of 2 metres must apply to everyone attending. The ‘rule of six’ which applied in tier 1, and which made some activities possible, is no longer permitted in tier 2.
With this in mind and the safety of all involved, we have taken the difficult decision to keep the hall closed until the end of the year. As most of you know we were closing anyway from the 21st December until 4th January to undertake some work in the hall. We are sorry if this comes as a disappointment but we do hope you understand our reasons.
The only activities that can take place are the Harold Road Surgery sessions on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings and the WI Food Bank.
We will keep the position under review and I will let you know as soon as possible what the position will be from 5 January 2021. I understand that the Government is to review the situation again on 16 December.
Thank you all for your ongoing business and fingers crossed that we are back to normal in the hall in 2021.
If anybody has any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best wishes
Clare
Administrative Officer, Pett Village Hall

Covid Vaccinations

The NHS in East Sussex is on the hunt for potential vaccinators and volunteers to help protect us when a safe and effective vaccine is available.
Nurses, doctors and other health professionals – including students and the recently retired – are wanted to help run vaccination clinics so all NHS vital services are kept operating smoothly.