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Wednesday July 26th 2017

Neighbourhood Watch July Update

As I write on 4th July things have been fairly peaceful as far as I know.

There have been thefts from sheds and garages and a number from vans. The golf club and Coneybury building site were again targeted and prowlers were reported in various closes in the village. A man in a white van was seen in Church Lane apparently taking a drug and another white van was seen “hanging about” in a lay-by as if the occupant was very interested in the houses nearby. Some of these incidents may seem trivial and evidence of paranoia but are the ways opportunist thieves operate so worth a second look and taking the reg. number if you are suspicious.

A car in Barfields was also vandalised with black paint. More serious incidents were the theft of cables from the BT lines on Godstone Road, causing the whole east area loss of phone and computer access for more than 24 hours, and the removal of manhole covers, which might have caused fatal accidents.

Yet more scams are on-going. NEVER give personal info. and never ring a number given unless you are absolutely certain you will not be paying a huge premium rate.

As I walk around I’m struck by the number of bikes and electric tools lying on lawns and drives. Please be careful: it takes seconds to steal them.


Sessions were carried out in June and July and there will be more in the next two months. The June one netted 30 speeders.

We are in greater need than ever of more helpers as we will lose one of the team at the end of the year so, please everyone reading this, do consider joining us.

There’s a planning meeting on FRIDAY, 29TH SEPTEMBER with lunch and anyone wanting to meet us and find out what we do is welcome. Just contact Di: 01883 743598