TIM DREW: Task force benefits from Big Society Fund

Tim Drew
Tim Drew

The West Downs Neighbourhood Watch Task Force has recently received a major boost with an award of £5,500 from West Sussex County Council’s Big Society Fund.

Most of the proceeds will be used in the purchase of a number of fully waterproof radios, which will be an essential part of the force’s equipage, especially as regards community resilience activities, and we wish to record our grateful thanks to West Sussex County Council for making this possible.

This week is Get Safe Online week, in which Get Safe Online, which is a government-backed, not-for-profit organisation, will seek to demonstrate how sophisticated cyber criminals have become, and how they use the data that they obtain to target their intended victims.

Luckily, we can all take simple steps to protect ourselves, such as using strong passwords across all your devices, being careful when clicking on links/opening emails from strangers, and trusting your instinct – if something feels suspicious, then it probably is.

The Durrington and Northbrook Neighbourhood Panel meets on Monday, October 26, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at the Durrington Community Centre, Tesco Complex, New Road.

On Tuesday, October 27, the Heene Neighbourhood Panel meets at the Heene Community Centre, Heene Road, between 7pm and 8pm.

On Wednesday, October 28, PCSO Cathy Hagan hosts her surgery at Buddy’s Café, 121 South Farm Road, between midday and 1pm. PCSO Graeme Foster’s surgery takes place between 5pm and 6pm that evening at the East Worthing Community Centre in Pages Lane, where there is also the Selden Neighbourhood Panel between 6pm and 7pm.

PCSO Gary Morgan hosts his surgery between 7.30pm and 8.30pm at the Durrington Community Centre on Wednesday, October 28.

On Thursday, October 29, PCSO Ben Cruise’s surgery will be held between 11am and midday at the West Worthing Baptist Church, South Street, Tarring. PCSO Ros Tite’s surgery follows that evening at the Maybridge Community Centre, Raleigh Way, between 7pm and 8pm.

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