Newsletters

11th April 2021
4th April 2021


Notices

Garden Day – 17th April 2021

We shall run our Garden Day on Saturday April 17th from 9 o’clock.  There is plenty to do, but we must all carefully observe Covid restrictions.  We shall work in groups of no more than 6.

This is a congregational day, so do feel free to drop by even if you are not working.  Those who are working always enjoy encouragement, but of course, please be careful to observe Covid restrictions.

Our work plan includes planting shrubs, pruning roses, clearing our war graves and clearing brambles, ivy and holly as necessary.  We also hope to dig up, divide and replant some of our snowdrops to increase our coverage of these lovely early spring flowers.

We shall be planting a memorial rose at the foot of Bertie Fordham’s grave, and our Rector Rev Paul Mundy will dedicate that at around 12 noon, when we plan to finish.

We shall be serving refreshments outside from 9 o’clock, but please be mindful that we must restrict group sizes to no more than 6.

We hope to see you there.  And finally – please pray for good weather!

Sussex Hospice Trail

 A 200 mile route connecting 12 hospice areas.

The Sussex Hospices Trail is made up of 26 mapped walks and was created to raise awareness and funds for our hospices. It covers a total of more than 200 miles of Sussex from Chichester in the west, via Brighton & Hove to St Leonards in the east and it reaches as far north as Horsham. Each walk is available as a downloadable leaflet or via AllTrails. ClickHERE for the website.

Walk no: 15

Length: 7 miles

Download the walk leaflet (pdf)

A 7 mile linear walk from Etchingham rail station to Burwash Common forming the 15th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route, entirely within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, includes two charming rural villages. Burwash is steeped in history having been the heart of the Wealden iron industry, a notorious route for highwaymen and the home of author, Rudyard Kipling (1902 – 1936) at Bateman’s. Etchingham was a manor long before the Norman Conquest and has a fine 14th century parish church, a community shop and a butchers (Jarvis & Sons) that has been a family business since 1870.

Difficulty

The route criss-crosses the course of the River Dudwell and winds across gentle meadows and farmland, the easy footpaths and bridleways often being shared with large herds of dairy cattle and horses (these all remained calm when we walked through). There is a variety of stiles and footbridges but three of the stiles are entirely enclosed so dogs would need a lift over (this situation is being addressed and may improve over time – please let us know so that we update the details). Be prepared for boggy areas of ground in winter, especially around Bateman’s Mill Pond. Allow 4 hours.


Vaccination Booking Information

Book a vaccination – NHS

Warning over COVID vaccination scams

Be on your guard against fraudulent text and email messages as new scams are being sent to patients.

People are receiving a text or email notification of their ‘vaccination appointment’ and are being asked to confirm it by clicking on a link.

This looks very similar to the genuine texts being sent to patients to arrange their appointments at the GP led vaccination services.

Please follow the advice below:

  • The COVID-19 vaccination is ONLY available from the NHS and it is FREE you will never be asked to pay for it or give your bank details.
  • If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
  • If you receive a text or email that you believe to be fraudulent please delete it. Please be assured that if you don’t respond because you are worried and it is a genuine text or email, you will remain on the vaccination list and be contacted again

If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable,report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

For information on the Vaccination Programme in East Sussex click here

WARNING!

Be on your guard against fraudulent text and email messages as new scams are being sent to patients.

People are receiving a text or email notification of their ‘vaccination appointment’ and are being asked to confirm it by clicking on a link.

This looks very similar to the genuine texts being sent to patients to arrange their appointments at the GP led vaccination services.

Please follow the advice below:

  • The COVID-19 vaccination is ONLY available from the NHS and it is FREE you will never be asked to pay for it or give your bank details.
  • If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
  • If you receive a text or email that you believe to be fraudulent please delete it. Please be assured that if you don’t respond because you are worried and it is a genuine text or email, you will remain on the vaccination list and be contacted again

If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable,report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

For information on the Vaccination Programme in East Sussex click  here

Lady Vernon Trust

Grants for Children / Young People up to the age of 25 years living in the Parish of Newick

For those considering applying for a Grant request for educational purposed from the above Trust please make an application by FRIDAY 9TH APRIL, 2021 so that it can be consider by the Trustees at their meeting to be held on Wednesday, 14th April.

Applications should be submitted by letter or email to:-

Mrs. Linda Farmer Clerk / Trustee to the Lady Vernon Trust, 7 Oldaker Road, Newick, Lewes East Sussex BN8 4LN or
Email linda.farmer.1@btinternet.com
Phone 01825 722061

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRUSTEES ONLY MEET TWICE A YEAR IN OCTOBER AND APRIL

 

You can make a donation by clicking on this link.

 Leprosy Changemaker Website


Scam emails and Phone calls

As we all know scam telephone calls and emails are becoming an increasing problem but these appear to have intensified over the past few weeks.  We all need to be on our guard as they are becoming more sophisticated but the bottom line is that they are after your money.  Please be extra careful when replying to emails purporting to be from a friend. Check the email address and never give out your bank details or personal information.

Below are a couple of links to government website that highlight what to be aware of.

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails
https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home

Licensing of Rev’d. Paul Mundy, 11th November 2020

What3words

What3words is a geocode system for the communication of locations with a resolution of three metres. What3words encodes geographic coordinates into three dictionary words; the encoding is permanently fixed.

For example, St Mary’s Church Newick  is located with ///rehearsal.caressed.tweed

https://what3words.com

Foodbank Donations

As a Church, we support FSW, the Family support charity helping children and families in Sussex.

Our particular support is giving food – cans, pasta etc to the Uckfield branch of FSW to distribute through their food bank.  The current Covid pandemic is causing a sharp increase in the demands on the foodbank – there is real suffering, hurt and hardship out there.

Ron and June Perou collect donations in the porch at the Church each Sunday and deliver them to the food bank.

If you have a chance to pick up an extra item at the supermarket or are able to add an additional item to your online delivery please be assured that they will be very gratefully received.

A lot of small donations make a big difference https://www.familysupportwork.org/

Collecting for the homeless

I will once again be collecting for the homeless this coming winter. Warm winter clothes please. Coats, shoes, boots, trousers, jumpers, underwear. Ladies toiletries needed. Tents, sleeping bags, roll mats.
Sorry but no duvets or blankets for the homeless.
However the dogs home will welcome these! So can be left with me!
Thank you for your support we made a big difference last year.

Sylvia Chapman 
8 Leveller End Newick 

Good Neighbours

Following the support given through the pandemic via Newick Community Response, there is now a permanent group of volunteers set up via Newick Good Neighbours, who will be there to continue to support those in the community who need help with shopping, prescription collections and so on.  If you need a little help please contact newick.goodneighbours@gmail.com