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Top tips to ensure your holiday or travel booking is safe
Do thorough research on accommodation, flights, cruises, package holidays or pilgrimages advertised via private advertisements, to check they’re authentic.
Check that accommodation really exists by finding it on Google Maps and looking for independent reviews and recommendations. If you can, call and speak to the owner/agent directly. If the number is not provided, email and request it.
Check reviews on TripAdvisor or similar sites.
Never pay for holidays or travel by bank transfer. If you do and it’s a fraud, you may never see your money again. Paying by credit card means more chance of getting your money back if something goes wrong.
Make sure travel agents and tour operators you book through are members of trade associations such as ABTA or ATOL, by checking on these bodies’ websites.
Due to Covid-19 and repeated lockdowns, people haven’t been using their cars as much as they used to. However, car crime remains a pressing problem in the UK – alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes(1). The latest figures from the Police National Computer (3) indicate car crime decreased during Covid-19 restrictions but with the expectation of social restrictions soon easing we could see a surge in car crime. Neighbourhood Watch are launching a new campaign on the 31st March to encourage everyone to keep their car’s safety top of mind.
Key Messages of the Campaign
Leave your car locked A simple mistake that can prove calamitous: 44% of cars are broken into via an unlocked door. (2)
Leave your car well-lit 80% of car crime occurs during the evening or at night.(2) Parking near street lamps or in a busy area can deter thieves.
Leave your car empty (or with no items on show) Owners often forget that personal belongings within the car are at as much risk of being stolen as the car itself.
SERVICES AT ST MARY’S BEPTON APRIL 2021 WE ARE OPEN FOR WORSHIP OVER THE EASTER PERIOD BUT MUST STILL OBSERVE THE COVID RESTRICTIONS OF WEARING A MASK AND KEEPING 2M APART IN CHURCH. The schedule for April is below: GOOD FRIDAY 2nd April at 10am* (please note time) Service of hymns and readings led by Michael Abbott, Reader EASTER SUNDAY 4TH APRIL AT 11.15AM Matins followed by shortened Holy Communion led by the Rev Canon Nigel Nicholson SUNDAY 11TH APRIL AT 11 .15AM Matins led by Janice Sayers, Reader SUNDAY18th APRIL AT 11.15 AM Matins followed by shortened Holy Communion led by the Rev Roger Williamson SUNDAY 25TH APRIL AT 11.15AM Matins led by Janice Sayers, Reader Any queries please ring Sheila Ryan, churchwarden, at 01730 813971