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Safety: This was an excerpt taken from the Sussex Police anti fraud information.

Looking for Christmas bargains online? Don’t let your guard down. The online deals are hotting up as Christmas approaches, and you may have noticed lots of adverts and emails offering discounts – some of which sound too good to miss. Be wary of fraudsters using enticing tactics to get hold of your personal details with these tips: Take Five before you buy. If you’re using a retailer for the first time, always take time to research them before you give them any of your details. Trust your instincts – if an offer looks too good to believe then there is usually a catch. Be suspicious of prices that are too good to be true

Be sure you know who you are dealing with. Always access the website you are planning to buy from by typing the address into your web browser, and be wary of clicking on links in unsolicited emails Look for the padlock symbol in the address bar. It’s a good indication that they’re reputable Only use retailers you trust, for example ones you know or have been recommended to you. Banks and Police will never call and ask you to transfer funds to a new account, buy high value goods or hand over money. Check people are who they say they are. Not Sure? Don’t open the door. Never send or give money to anyone you don’t know or trust. Remember to protect your identity – do not share your personal details with unexpected callers. Beware of computer scams. Treat all emails from unknown senders with suspicion and never click on the links within them. Never share your PIN number or enter your PIN into a telephone. If in doubt phone a relative, friend or someone you know personally and trust. Be safe this Christmas and throughout next year.

Friday 16 December: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. The plant stall is there up until Christmas and so are many other stalls I find it hard to sneak past the home made chocolate stall Lindy is very talented. The Hand made cards are beautiful and the aroma of the curry’s and other cooked meals make your taste and smell senses tingle. There are of course many more stalls.Do go along and see for yourself what is on offer. WEA is in Udimore Community Hall at 11am. Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall, If you would like a go Please turn up wearing flat shoes. If you would like more information please contact Graham on 01424 427159. Sunday 18 December: The Church Services are as follows: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass service at 9.00 am in St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the old Northiam Road, if you need to contact the Father his number is 01424 773125 At St George’s Church the Family Sung Eucharist starts at 9.30am Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is http://www.stgeorgesbrede.org.uk The Nine Lessons and Carols are at St Mary’s Udimore at 6pm The Service today is at 3pm and will be led by Reverend Peggy Heim at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak Peggy Heim is also the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350.

Monday 19 December: Yoga at 9.30am, in Udimore Community Hall. There is an Exercise Class Udimore Community hall 7.30pm Whist is in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 December: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15am Brede Painting for Pleasure is at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. The Uniformed groups will be open again in the new year.

Wednesday 21 December: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15am#

Thursday 22 December: Yoga at 9.30am in Udimore Community Hall.

Friday 23 December: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede

May I wish all the readers of the column A very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2017

Bookable Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 18 January: Brede & Udimore Overseas Group invite you to Brighten up January in Udimore Community Hall from 1pm to 3pm The cost is £9.50 which includes a hearty Lunch and a glass of wine with a sing song to follow. Tickets are available from Judy Edwards 01424 882222 or Liz Turgoose 01424 882657 Please note the date change it was wrong in the Church Magazine.

Saturday 28 January The Friends of St George’s Annual Quiz 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Teams of up to 8 Tickets £10 each to include Fish & Chip supper. Please book with Marion Firman 01424 751165 Appeal for Open Gardens In 2017 St Michael’s Hospice will be celebrating their 30th anniversary, and to mark the occasion they are looking for new garden owners to join their Open Garden season. Opening your garden is a rewarding way to share your love of gardening, whilst raising vital funds for the Hospice. The Hospice is particularly looking for gardens in the following areas to join the season; Broad Oak (on Tuesday 30th May), Northiam (on Tuesday 20th June), Icklesham (on Tuesday 4th July) and Pett (on Tuesday 18th July).For more information on how you can open your garden in aid of the Hospice, please contact Felicity in the Fundraising team on 01424 457959 or fundraising@stmichaelshospice.com they would love to hear from you. Please let me know in good time if there is anything you would like put in the column.

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