Billingshurst Community Partnership

Company No 5573204

A company limited by guarantee

Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 4 Heath Square, Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1BL.


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Scholarships at the Weald Sixth Form Collage

The Billingshurst Community Partnership works with our Young People in the Community via many initiatives. We have a close relationship with the Weald School and the accompanying Scholarship brochure is one example of how one can help. We would all agree that education is important for our children’s future and The Weald School, as rated by Ofsted as “Outstanding”, is key to that process.

However in achieving the best outcome for post- 16 Study, and beyond, it is not just a case of working toward good results in those subjects that the students require to obtain an Apprenticeship or a place at UNI, but also having opportunities beyond the classroom. The Weald has an excellent Sixth Form College that nurtures academic performance and is always looking to improve this.

The initiative of introducing Scholarships is to help our outstanding students with financing the not inconsiderate costs that they have to cover. This includes the provision of technological devices, extra curriculum visits, research away from home to mention a few. This is a challenge particulary to those low-income families.

You will find further details of the initiative here >>

So can you help us? If you are interested in offering a Scholarship or know of a Business, or Individual, that would help please contact us via the “Contact Us” link on this website. We will then arrange for you to talk to those Senior Staff and the Link Governor who are managing this initiative.

Link Governor for Scholarships at the Weald School Billingshurst.

 

Ransomware is the fastest growing security threat perceived as moderate or extreme by 80% of cybersecurity professionals. Email and Web use are the most common ransomware attacks and hence infection of these is of a major concern to all Internet users.

Today’s main obstacles to stronger ransomware defences are all about keeping your counter measures up-to-date. The 'Which' Computing magazine has tested a number of commercially available software packages. These have been subjected to 10,000 samples of malware and the packages were tested to see how well these worked whilst your PC was online. Plus a number of other tests for antivirus protection.

These are the results by score. Note: Some versions have a 'Free Version' these will give you a basic protection package. The average cost for full versions is about £30 per year.

 

Name

Best Buy

Score

Bit-defender

Yes

80%

F-Secure

Yes

78%

Norton

Yes

75%

Trend Micro

Yes

75%

Avast 2018 version


73%

Avira Pro


73%

Panda Pro


72%

Kaspersky


71%

Bullguard


70%

AVG


70%

ESET


68%

McAfee


65%

Microsoft Defender


61%

Sophos


58%

 

The scores indicate how well the package performed for:
Overall Protection - Online Protection - Malware Scans - Anti Phishing - Anti Ransomware.

Norton is rated best buy for support on line.

Promoting pavement protocol

Have you recently received a postcard reminding you to cut your garden hedge? Children from WAKOOS after-school club in Billingshurst recently designed postcards to remind residents of the importance of cutting back their hedges to allow full pavement access to pedestrians, pushchairs and wheelchair users.

Volunteers from Billingshurst Community Partnership delivered the postcards where they saw hedges growing over pavements as they felt many residents may not be aware that their front hedge was presenting a danger to pedestrians, who had to step out into the road to pass. In some areas where hedges are overgrown, parents are not always able to walk safely holding the hand of a younger child, and wheelchair users find some of the pavements very difficult or impossible to negotiate.

Pavement protocol | Billingshurst Community

Some residents may feel worried abou cutting back a mature hedge into what appears to be dead wood but don’t worry. Gardening experts say that the vast majority of hedges, e.g. privet, beech, hazel, holly, pyracantha and laurel, will regenerate very quickly. The exception to this is Leylandii, which needs to be kept trimmed from the planting stage to ensure continuous bushy growth.

Pavement protocol | Billingshurst Community

Now is the ideal time to get on with this very important job, as the days are getting longer and birds are not yet starting to nest. So if you have received one of our colourful postcards - or even if you haven’t - now is the time to inspect your hedge and make sure it is cut right back to the original boundary of your garden. The walkers of Billingshurst will be very grateful to you!”

 

Billingshurst Community Partnership

Billingshurst Visitor Map
We are currently working on a new Billingshurst Visitor and Tourism brochure and website which we expect will be available in March 2018

You can view a larger copy of this map by clicking on the image above

 

Last updated 16/02/2018

Billingshurst Rotary Club

NEXT MEETING:

3rd January 2019

Billingshurst Village Hall and Conference Centre on
Friday 5 October at 7.30 pm
(all are welcome).

 

 

Pavement protocol | Billingshurst Community

 


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New 2016 local area map

Available online and up to date as at June 2016

Billingshurst Community Partnership

 

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It's good to talk

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, Horsham District Council has organised a series of street briefings which will be delivered by the team of Neighbourhood Wardens. 

The briefings will target middle aged men as they have been identified as a high risk group. 

Since around 1990, men have been at least three times as likely to take their own life as women. 

Research by Samaritans suggests that this is due to a variety of reasons including increased family breakdown leaving more men living alone, the decline of male-dominated industries and social expectations about masculinity. 

The aim of the briefings is to get people talking about how they are feeling and know where to go for support and advice if they need it. In 2016 (the last reported year), 15 people killed themselves by suicide in the Horsham District.

The street briefings will take on Monday 10th September at a number of locations around the district - in Billingshurst High Street from 1-4pm, Steyning Community Centre from 1-4pm, in the Carfax in Horsham from 12-2pm, and in Pulborough Library from 10am - 12noon. Anyone unable to make a street briefing can find further information and support via the link below.