Monthly Archives: April 2010

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.

Signs of spring

We saw our first swallow of the season last Saturday. He was sitting on the telegraph lines resting so we assumed he had just arrived from somewhere. Is that quite early for a swallow to arrive here?

Also enjoyed listening to and watching the curlews when we were out with the walking group today.

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.