June News from West Chiltington Parish Council

West Chiltington, West Sussex

Bus Strategy Consultation – Have Your Say

The County Council is developing a new Bus Strategy which will explore ways in which we can work with bus companies and other partners to help sustain and improve bus services. We would like your views on our proposals for the new strategy and if there is anything else you think we should include. For further information and to take part in the consultation please go to www.westsussex.gov.uk/buses or call 01243 642105 to request an information pack.

2018 National Rural Crime Survey underway

Sussex Police and the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner are inviting residents to complete the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey.  It has been three years since the first National Rural Crime Survey. This year’s survey went live this week on April 17, and those who live, work or visit rural communities in the county are being encouraged to respond and have their voices heard. We know that there are certain types of crime and areas of vulnerability which impact rural communities and businesses differently from those in urban areas. The survey is open for submissions until Sunday 10 June. Have your say online at

www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net

Fake delivery claims

There have been local reports of people receiving text messages claiming to be from major retailers giving details of a delivery. These contain links followed by a URL which directs you to a website offering free iPhones in exchange for bank details. Even if you don’t enter any information, the criminals may still be able to access personal information from your device via cookies, making it even more crucial to be extra vigilant.

  • Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic. Remember criminals can imitate any email address. Always use a trusted payment method online, such as Paypal, and have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for payment like bank transfers.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Always verify that you have received payment from the buyer before completing a sale.
  • Listen to your instincts. Criminals will try and make unusual behaviour, seem like a genuine mistake.

West Chiltington Parish Council:  contact details:
01798 817434 or email wcpcclerk@aol.com
www.wchilt-parishcouncil.org.uk

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