e-Watch March 2012 and Digital TV switchover

The March edition of eWatch can be downloaded by clicking the link below

 Ewatch March 2012 [PDF]

One of the articles from eWatch which will be of interest to many people has been copied below.

Digital TV switchover

This month the digital TV switchover reaches Brighton. Anyone not re-tuning will lose their TV signal. Information from other areas of the country has indicated that unscrupulous persons have used the switchover as a ploy to con vulnerable persons out of money, either through selling products/services that are not required or at an inflated cost, or by using it as a front for gaining access to houses and then committing a distraction burglary.
Please make sure that you, family members and vulnerable neighbours are prepared for the switchover and not at risk of falling victim to rogue traders or distraction burglary.

A help scheme exists for persons aged over 75, registered blind/partially sighted, in receipt of disability living allowance, attendance or constant maintenance allowance, mobility supplement or those living in a care home for six months or more.

Further details of this scheme are available on 0800 4085900 or helpscheme.co.uk

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Dyke Road Park – Planting of New Roses

The roses purchased with donations and funds raised by Friends of Dyke Road Park are to be planted by the Council gardening team on 21 March. I’m not sure of the time yet, but it will probably take most of the day (there are 48 of them), so if you have time to pop along and lend physical or moral support that would be great.

For more details and to let me know if I can count on your support, please contact jannetking “at sign” sfep.net