There has been a recent increase in scam PPI calls.
People are being telephones by scammers posing as the ministry of justice and then being and told that they qualify for a refund on payment protection insurance.
The scammer then says. in order for the claim to be processed, you need to pay a percentage of your payout up front and that this should be in the form of UKASH vouchers. They then send a courier to attend the home address of the victim and collect the in order to claim the money.
These scammers may call on more than one occasion and will be persuasive or persistent.
The elderly seem to be the most targeted and police are asking if you know of any elderly residents who may not receive messages through community messaging that you inform them to be vigilant of this type of scam.
Police are investigating after a suspicious car fire in Redhill. The incident happened at around 2.20am on Monday when the vehicle, a silver Volkswagen Sharan was parked on Holland Close near to the town centre.
Fire investigators assisted officers at the scene and it is believed an accelerant was used to start the blaze.
Officers from the Reigate and Banstead Safer Neighbourhood Team will be visiting the area following the incident to provide reassurance patrols and make a number of enquiries in the area
An 84 year old woman had cash and gold jewelry stolen from her home in East Grinstead on Monday (7th July).
The woman had been mowing her lawn when a man came into her garden to talk to her. Police believe that while he was distracting her an accomplice entered her house.
There have been reports of a number of similar instances with thieves trying to distract residents to steal belongings.
The pros and cons for having a second runway at Gatwick will be under discussion at an open meeting.
Guest speakers will include Alastair McDermid – the Airports Commission Director for Gatwick, Peter Barclay from the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign and Peter Roe of Gatwick Diamond Business.
Horley Town Council is inviting everyone to come and share their views at Oakwood School, Balcombe Road on Friday 18th July 2014 at 7.30pm.
Have you ever wondered about the secrets of the old Victorian Garden in Worth Park?
At a free open day Horsham District Archaeology Group will be giving tours of the Park’s archaeology site.
They will talk about how they uncovered new evidence about the famous landscape which was designed by Victorian garden designers, James Pulham and Son.
There will be lots to do for the family with archaeology activities for kids and a chance to handle some of the finds discovered.
The Open Day takes place this Saturday (12th July) at Worth Park.