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Burglary at Farm Workshop in Stanshope

Neighbourhood Watch have reported the following:
Between 4pm and 6.15pm on Saturday 15th May a burglary was committed at a workshop of farm premises in Stanshope Nr Ashbourne. During the temporary absence of the occupier entry was gained by cutting a padlock from the entrance door. Stolen were 2 Chain Saws, a Stone saw, two drills in their cases, a 95 piece socket set and a quantity of drill bits. The police at Cheadle would welcome any information in relation to this burglary. Callers should quote incident number 665 of 14th May or for complete anonymity ring crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Website Review Meeting

Our website has been up and running for 12 months now and we would like to review how it is going. We would welcome more volunteers to help with the maintenance of the site and news contributions. Also people with technical ‘know-how’. The review meeting will take place on Monday 7th June at 5.00 pm. If you are interested, please use ‘contact us’ or comment, so that we can provide more details. Many thanks.

More Lead Stolen from Church Roof

From Neighbourhood Watch:

Overnight Wednesday 28th / Thursday 29th April 12 to 13 rolls of lead were stolen from the roof of St Peters Church in Alstonfield. This is the second such theft in 4 days. Finally overnight Tuesday 27th / Wednesday 28th April lead was stripped from the roof of Blore Church and left for later collection. No one was seen or heard at either location. Please pass this message onto your neighbours and ask them to be aware of these offences and to report any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area to the police immediately.

Lead Stolen from St. Peter’s Church Roof

From Neighbourhood Watch

Sometime over this last weekend Sat 24th / Sunday 25th April a quantity of lead was stolen from St Peters Church in Alstonefield. The roof is 15feet high so ladders and a vehicle would have been used. The police at Cheadle would welcome any information in relation to this theft. Callers should quote incident number 286 of 27th April or for complete anonymity ring crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Theft of Heating Oil

We have been informed by the local Neighbourhood Watch Team that sometime over the last week, £1000 worth of domestic heating oil was siphoned from a storage tank at farm premises in Hope, Alstonefield. No one was seen or heard. This is one of a number of such thefts from isolated premises across the Region. Please be extra vigilant and security conscious and report any suspicious persons or vehicles to the Police immediately.

Theft of Heating Oil – Neighbourhood Watch

From the Neighbourhood Watch Manager

Over the last couple of days heating oil has been siphoned from an insecure storage tank at a farm dwelling in Winkhill. Thieves approached from fields at the rear and siphoned £700 worth of oil and left unseen. No doubt that some form of transport was waiting close by. Please make your neighbours aware that this type of crime is on the increase and it is important to be security conscious and extra vigilant, taking the number of any suspicious vehicle and passing it on to the police immediately.

Village ‘Spring Clean’ – Saturday 20th March

One aspect of past ‘Best Kept Village Competitions’ was that the community got together for a general tidy up at spring time. We feel that irrespective of whether we choose to enter the competition, a village ‘spring clean’ is fundamentally a sound idea. Consequently, we are inviting people who wish to be involved, to meet up outside the village hall at 9.30 am. on Saturday 20th March. Children are particularly welcome. Please come suitably ‘kitted out’ with gloves and black bin liners if you have them.