Bug hotels provide an important environmental service. They can become home for butterflies, ladybirds, bugs and wild bees. They often house small insects, which consume pests from plants.
The bugs will stay within the perimeters of the hotel and don’t tend to move into our flats. They like the dark and secure environment the hotel provides for them. They will however enjoy our balcony plants.
Bug hotels are currently on offer at the Lidl store in Well Street for the bargain price of £7.99 but they can also be bought from other retailers like Amazon for home delivery.
Date: 18. July 2020, from 9am – 12 noon, outside our Victoria Park entrance of Sewardstone Road, Stepney Green Safer Neighbourhood Team are hosting a free mike marking and registration event. But, by appointment only.
Any of our residents who wish to have their bike marked and then registered with Bikeregister.com, will need to email StepneyGreen.SNT@met.police.uk for a registration form for that event on the day.
I strongly encourage our residents to make the most of our new technology to stay and in touch and connect. Use email, apps and the Internet to stay informed.
But Cyber crime is on the rise. I want to give some advice:
- Never click on links you receive from unknown contacts or sources via SMS, email, or messenger applications such as Skype or WhatsApp. Even if you think you know the sender, take a closer look at the sender’s address and the link itself. If anything looks odd, steer clear. Malicious links are one of the most common ways to distribute malware.
- Don’t click on adverts that seem too good to be true. An ad offering you something abnormally great, is likely to be a scam
- Use strong passwords for all your online accounts, something only you could know. Use a mixture of symbols, numbers, upper and lower cases and aim for 10 to 15 characters in length. If this seems daunting, try using a reputable password manager or random password generator to help.
There is a good online course we all can do free of charge to help us determine the issue.
Please visit the Cyberhood Watch page for more advice on how to keep yourself, your loved ones and your communities safe: https://www.avast.com/uk-cyberhood#pc
It’s the annual Neighbourhood Watch Week from 7. – 13. June 2020.
As we have social distancing neighbours are invited to
- ring each other
- say friendly greetings – whilst staying distanced
- put a poster in their window, which can be printed from this site.