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Brockham Emergency Response Team is a volunteer community resilience group - helping the community as 1st responder during floods or other threats, supported by BEVs Brockham Emergency Volunteers. It also provides a Local Community email news/alert service - to receive or re-subscribe to that, please enter your email address in the Join Mailing List box provided. The team has been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service. A full log of BERT work and deployments can been reviewed using the Find Us Online link below.

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Dog Loose - Hopefully Caught by now

Apparently loose Black and White Spaniel type dog at 12 midday today


An apparently loose Black and White Spaniel type Dog. Well groomed.

Seen at the head of the cul de sac of Oakdene Close.

It ran into my shared drive. I went out to catch him but he barked at me, so I didn't try.

He did have a tag but I couldn't get to see it.

He then ran to the shared drive of 32 and 34.

Our gardens don't give access to the path and fields..

I haven't seen him since.

Reported by Una on (01737) 844165

Concrete Washing Line Post

Free steel reinforced concrete washing line post

Good Morning,

I have a 9ft tall, steel reinforced, concrete washing line post, available for free if someone wants to come and take it away (Oakdene Close)

Nick. 07970 676026

Follow Up Calls

Follow Up Calls Computer Software Service Fraud

There is concern that victims of previous Computer Software Service Fraud (CSSF) are being re-targeted for “owed money”. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reports that CSSF scammers are returning to contact previous victims, requesting that they pay money owed for a fake malware protection service they had provided. Alternatively, the fraudster will ask for a new subscription fee in return for protection from a new threat. The victims that have made payments to the fraudsters have done so via credit/debit card payments. In some instances threatening and aggressive language has been used against victims, as part of the attempt to coerce them into sending money.

Computer Software Service Fraud involves the victim being contacted, told that there is a problem with their computer, and that for a fee this issue can be resolved. The aim of the fraudster at this point is usually to gain remote access to the victim’s computer and, subsequently, access to their online banking account. No fix actually occurs. The victims will often be cold-called or will receive a pop-up on their computer, prompting them to phone the suspect.

Since the beginning of this year (2018), the total loss for repeat victims of CSSF has been reported as £16,712.85. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has noticed an increase in such reports since the beginning of May.

Protect Yourself

• If you receive such an unsolicited call or pop-up, do not make a payment. Always ensure you know who you are talking to. If in doubt, hang up immediately.

• Do not allow remote access to your computer.

• Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank, or another trusted organisation, force you to make a financial transaction on the spot; they would never ask you to transfer money into another account for fraud reasons. Remember to stop and take time to carefully consider your actions.

• Listen to your instincts. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Criminals may lull you into a false sense of security when you are out and about or rely on your defences being down when you’re in the comfort of your own home. They may appear trustworthy, but they may not be who they claim to be.

For more information about how to protect yourself online, visit and

If you have been a victim of fraud or cybercrime, report it to us at, or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Message Sent By

Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Sofa bed available

Sofa Bed

I have a large sofa bed available for a donation to Bert.

It is very large and heavy with a few marks but generally a solid piece of furniture with a clean bed hardly used.

It measures 2,00m wide x 0.90m deep and 0.72m high.

You would definitely need a van and willing hands to help lift it.

Jane 845275

Mrs Beryl Woods

Would you please pass on this message that I have just received from Andrew Woods:

Many people in Brockham knew Beryl Woods through the various organisations that she was a member of over the years.

Her son Andrew informed me this morning that she sadly died at about 5am today. She was just over 90 1/2 years of age.

Alan Huxley

Teas on the Green

Open Gardens Teas on the Green

For those who are interested, we are opening the Teas on the Green at 12.30pm in conjunction with the BBQ n Pimms.

Also there will be GLUTEN FREE cakes available.

If anyone feels like donating a cake it would be very much appreciated.

Thank you Bert for all that you do.

May Dailey

Appeal to Identify Men

The appeal above has been sent out by Surrey Police

Open Gardens in Brockham

Open Gardens Event

This Saturday is Open Gardens day in Brockham!

The sun will be shining, so come and enjoy a fabulous range of gardens – there will also be refreshments in the Church Hall plus a BBQ and Pimms tent.

The gardens will be open from 12.30 until 5.30pm and programmes can be purchased on the Green or in the Shop/Hair Studio.

Fake Texts about your EE bill

Watch Out For These Fake Texts About Your EE Bill

These fake text messages purport to be from EE and claim that you haven’t paid a bill.

The link in the message leads to a phishing website designed to steal your EE account login details,

as well as personal & financial information.

Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details.

Never automatically click on a link or attachment in an unexpected email or text.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit

Message Sent By

Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Two Large Safes Available

The above items are available