A polecat/ferret cross (with face mask). Quite small so maybe young.
If you have lost one please contact the clerk to the parish council in the first instance.
Distraction thefts are a technique used by a group of offenders who prey on elderly or lone shoppers.
Incidents have been reported on Wealden District this week and will normally move across areas.
Techniques used include claiming the victim has a nail in their car tyre, (asking victim to get out of their car and check tyre - accomplice steals belongings) asking for directions, or asking if people have dropped money.
When helping others in public places DO take sensible precautions.
* Never leave your bag on a shopping trolley unattended, and ensure the bag is zipped up.
* When putting shopping away in the boot of your vehicle always keep your handbag/wallet with you
* If you are distracted for even a moment whilst putting shopping away - keep handbags with you or lock them in the vehicle before speaking to / helping anyone
* If asked for directions or to look at maps/items – ensure you lock personal items in the vehicle first
* When filling up with fuel, lock your vehicle while fuelling, and when you go to pay.
* If your bag has a zip or other fastener, use it, Do not leave purses/wallets on view.
* Once you have assisted someone, take a quick look in your bag afterwards to ensure your purse/wallet/cards are still there and undisturbed. If not, call your bank/ card companies immediately and the Police as soon as possible.
* If you are approached by anyone suspicious, report it to the Police as soon as possible.
Thieves know all the tricks, and all the hiding places. They know where to look - it takes them seconds to relieve you of your goods, money, possessions, bags.
Please be aware of suspicious groups of people hanging around car parks who don’t appear to be shopping, or otherwise appear out of place. Report them to us.
If you believe you saw or heard anything related to these type of incidents or have seen anything suspicious please call Sussex Police on 101 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If possible record descriptions of any person/ persons or vehicle (including, make model, colour and index numbers).
In 2011, The Monday Group - local volunteer rights-of-way workers - was 50 years old. In celebration of this I put together The Stile Book telling the story of the Monday Group.
If you like walking in this area, most of the paths you use are kept clear, and the stiles, steps and bridges you climb are built, installed and maintained by the Monday Group.
Until recently The Stile Book was only available from the Monday Group itself. But since 15th January, the second edition is on sale at Lewes Tourist Information Centre where they currently have 10 copies in stock.
We'd like those to sell out so they'll take more next time and you and your friends could help that to happen!
If you already have a copy and have enjoyed it, please encourage others to get one too. If you don't already possess it, buy it now! Its an amusing, entertaining, intriguing and copiously illustrated account of an enduringly worthwhile enterprise.
All this for a mere £8.50 and it's signed! All proceeds to the Monday Group.
Thank you and may 2014 be better than all your previous years!
The latest Action Plan of the Cooksbridge station partnership has been added to the website
Neighbourhood plan - open morning
Saturday 25 January 2014
Have you completed the questions you received?
Do you want more information to help with your answers?
Come along to Beechwood Hall between 10am and 1pm on Saturday 25th January and chat to one of the members of your Neighbourhood Planning Team.
The Hamsey parish plan aims to shape the community you live in from today until 2030 so it will make a difference to you and your children.
Make sure your views are heard.
COMPLETE AND RETURN THE QUESTIONS
Sadly, the mums, babies and toddlers drop in sessions on Tuesday mornings will finish at the end of January.
This is very sad news as the group have welcomed local mums and youngsters to the Beechwood Hall and Grounds for a number of years. Unfortunately there is no one willing to organise the sessions any longer and sadly they will be finishing. The NCT Group who support these meetings hope to come back to Cooksbridge in the future if some helpers can be found.