Dog Theft Survey

Neighbourhood Watch Network is supporting Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, who, in partnership with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), has created an online survey designed to understand the public’s perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders.

The survey includes a question seeking views on whether dogs should be treated in law merely as property when they are stolen. Having a common understanding of how the public feels about this issue will help inform discussions that PCCs and NWN will have nationally, as well as allow police forces to better understand the public’s views.

Mrs Bourne said: “Pet theft, dog theft in particular, is a growing concern for the public and their fear has been perpetuated over the last couple of weeks with shocking reports in the media of more dogs being snatched by criminals.

“I am incredibly eager to get more detail around this issue and understand residents’ views and if they feel more could be done to respond to their concerns or for more preventative measures to be put in place to better protect their pets.”
Neighbourhood Watch Network have just been approached to help support this campaign so apologies for the short notice as the survey closes on Friday12th March.  Please, if you can, and haven’t already, take a couple of minutes to complete the survey as your support and views are really valuable to us.

Link to survey is here:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/dogtheft

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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Central Support Team (NWN, Neighbourhood Watch Network, England and Wales)

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Mothering Sunday posies –

Mothering Sunday posies – St Mary’s Church flower arrangers have offered to make small posies of flowers, as normally distributed at the service.

These will be available in the Church porch for anyone to pick one up in return for a small donation to St Mary’s Church funds via an honesty box.

If you would like to reserve posies in advance, please contact judyjordan27@gmail.com.

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WI Meeting –

A reminder for the  meeting at 7.30pm Thursday, March 11, 2021 when the speaker will be Sam Durrani who will be talking about his dangerous life as a stunt man.

For access to this Zoom meeting please contact Ann Skinner on 01327 871597.

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Completing Your 2021 Census

The Census, held every 10 years, will take place on Sunday 21st March 2021.

By now, residents should have received a letter and leaflet with information about how to complete the Census.

NB:  This will be the first time that households/individuals will be able to complete their Census forms online, and a family member or trusted friend will be able to help those who don’t have internet access or are not used to doing things online. 

If you would prefer a hard copy form you can request this, either online at www.census.gov.uk or by calling the Census Help Line on 0800 141 2021 (calls to this number are free of charge). You’ll need your reference number, which you’ll find at the top of your letter.

What the census is

The census is a survey run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.  All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare.  Without the census, it would be much more difficult to do this.

By taking part, you’ll be helping make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future.

Find out more at www.census.gov.uk

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Maltsters’ Friday Take-aways revised for March 2021-

Every Friday in March:

PUB CLASSICS

  • Ale battered Atlantic Haddock, thick chips. £10 (kids £4.80)
  • Maltsters Double Bistro Burger  in a brioche bun, brie & bacon, sweet fried  onions, tomato, salad & chips  £10 (kids: £5.50)
  • Falafel Burger  in a brioche bun, houmous, salad, tomato & chips.  £10
  • Sourdough Goats Cheese Pizza (10” x 7″)  organic tomato sauce, mozzarella, goats cheese, wilted spinach, caramelised onion & toasted pine nuts, rocket. £10
  • Vegan Homemade Sourdough “Goats Cheese” Pizza (10” x 7”)  Cashew & coconut milk base ‘cheese’.  £10

SPECIALS order by Thursday pm

  • Friday 5th Mar; National Pie Week – Beef, Mushroom & Ale Pie, creamy mash, veg panache, rich red wine gravy £12
  • Friday 12th Mar: Slow Cooked Pork Belly, mash & sweet potato mash, seasonal veg, apple cider gravy £12.
  • Friday 19th Mar: Braised Brisket, creamy mash, bourguignon sauce, roasted root veg £12
  • Friday 26th Mar: Homemade Chicken Kiev, stuffed with herb butter, creamy mash, seasonal veg £12 

ON THE SIDE

chips   £2.75            skinny fries    £3                sweet potato fries   £3.50

WHEN TO ORDER?

  • Classics – Anytime on pubs Classics
  • Specials – by Thursday night ideally to ensure  availability please

HOW TO ORDER?

WHEN & WHERE TO COLLECT?

We need your name & number and collection time.  Collect 4.30 – 8pm on Friday outside the Shop.  Payment on-line or on collection.

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Badby bird notes for February 2021 –

February is a good month for seeing siskins in gardens and a pair turned up on our feeders last week. Although siskins are members of the finch family and have similar colours to a greenfinch, they are very different in appearance as they are much smaller and neater looking. The male also has a black crown and bib.

Other birds seen around the village recently include marsh tit in a garden and a grey wagtail along the brook in Brookside Lane.

Early signs of spring include bluebell plant shoots visible in Badby Woods and dog’s mercury flowering in several places around the village.

RP

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Badby and Farthingstone Cricket Club news – February 2021

Good to report another busy month for the club with a virtual AGM, a big welcome for some new club and proposed committee members as well as more fund-raising via the popular weekly sporting predictor.

Chairman Andy Nightingale led the way in the AGM with an amended constitution and club regulations for the members to have their say on proposals to align B&FCC more closely to the ECB and NCCC for future club development. If passed this will also demonstrate good governance, important for future external funding and also supports the club’s move to getting CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) status. It was also proposed to create three new club officers (Communication, Fundraising and Community) to aid future club growth. The individuals that fill these roles will then be invited to join the committee.

Full AGM decisions in next month’s update.

On the membership side, and as happened last year during lockdown, it looks as if the club will have even more players to choose from when the season gets underway as there has been lots of interest from interested parties since the start of 2021. Anyone interested please contact chairman Andy Nightingale at andynightingale234@gmail.com or captain Charlie Ashmore at CharlesAshmore@hotmail.co.uk

On the fund-raising front, Charlie Ashmore has continued the weekly on-line sporting predictor event where club members and supporters are invited to predict the outcome of several weekend sporting events. Winning entrants collect half the week’s stakes with the rest going to club funds. It has proved to be hugely successful and open to all the local community. So if you want some fun and support your local cricket club go to our Facebook page.

Graeme Whitcroft

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2021 is Census Year!

The Census, held every 10 years, will take place on Sunday 21st March 2021.

Information about how to complete the Census will start to land on residents’ doormats during the week of 22nd February, in the form of an advance notice postcard.  The information pack itself will arrive during the week of 3rd March.

NB:  This will be the first time that households/individuals will be able to complete their Census forms online, and a family member or trusted friend will be able to help those who don’t have internet access or are not used to doing things online. 

If you would prefer a hard copy form you will need to request this specifically, you will not automatically receive one.  The information pack will give instructions how to request a hard copy.

You’ll also be able to get help from the special Census Help Line (the number will be in your Information Pack).

What the census is

The census is a survey run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.  All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare.  Without the census, it would be much more difficult to do this.

By taking part, you’ll be helping make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future.

Find out more at www.census.gov.uk

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Maltsters Friday Take-away is back for February 2021-

Every Friday in February:

PUB CLASSICS

  • Ale battered Atlantic Haddock thick chips £10 (kids £4.80)
  • Maltsters Double Burger £10 (kids: £5.50) in a brioche bun, applewood cheddar, sweet fried  onions, tomato, salad & chips
  • Falafel Burger £10   in a brioche bun, houmous, salad, tomato & chips
  • Sourdough Guardiniera Pizza (10” x 7″) £10  organic tomato sauce, mozzarella, portobello mushroom, red onions, arnaud olives, dry oregano.     Vegan Guardiniera made with violife “cheese”

SPECIALS order by Thursday pm

  • Friday 12th Feb: Braised Brisket, creamy mash, bourguignon sauce, roasted root veg £12
  • Friday 19th Feb: Homemade Chicken Kiev, stuffed with herb butter, creamy mash, seasonal veg £12
  • Friday 26th Feb; Maltsters Chicken & Chorizo Pie,  creamy mash, seasonal veg & rich gravy £12

ON THE SIDE

chips   £2.75            skinny fries    £3                sweet potato fries   £3.50

 

WHEN TO ORDER?

  • Classics- Anytime on pubs Classics-
  • Specials– by Thursday night ideally to ensure  availability

HOW TO ORDER?

  • Call – 01327 700393 — Facebook message us
  • Email – maltsters@greenhousepubs.com
  • Online – maltsters shop-take away

WHEN & WHERE TO COLLECT?

  • We need your name &umber and collection time,
  • Collect 4.30 – 8pm – Friday (Outside the shop)
  • Payment online or on collection
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Motocross Meetings on Arbury Hill

The organisers of the motocross meetings on Arbury Hill have advised that the dates of the meetings in 2021 have changed to:

Sunday 25 April
Sunday 23 May
Sunday 27 June
Sunday 5 September
Sunday 3 October

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