Billingshurst Community Partnership

Company No 5573204

A company limited by guarantee

Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 1st Floor, Atlantic House, Jengers Mead, Billingshurst, RH14 9PB


CONTACT US HERE


 

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:

15 February 2018
@ 7.30pm

Billingshurst Community Centre
ALL WELCOME

 

Pavement protocol | Billingshurst Community

 


Local Organisations

BILLINGSHURST & THE LOCAL AREA
BILLINGSHURST TOURIST INFORMATION
BILLINGSHURST HISTORY
LOCAL EDUCATION (from 3 to Adult)
BILLINGSHURST CHILDREN & FAMILY CENTRE
LOCAL AMENITIES (Religion, Library, Council Offices etc)
LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
LOCAL NEWS

If you would like details of your club or organisation listed then please forward the information to us.

Send your information by Email: to webmaster@billingshurst.community
Alternatively, respond using our Comments form.