Parish Council Notes – March 2013

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 4th February together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in March 2013.

SmartWater – Neighbourhood Watch

SmartWater has proved to be one of the most successful protectors of possessions and valuables – and the burglars and felons are terrified of it as they know they cannot dispute ownership of marked goods found in their possession.  The daintiest precious ring, the stone paving in your garden or the children’s garden play equipment can all be marked with the same bottle of the liquid, which does not fade in sunlight.  Neighbourhood Watch members can get Smartwater at less than half the manufacturer’s normal price (£22), it lasts indefinitely and there are no annual contract renewal costs.  For further information and an order form please click on the following link:  smartwater-leaflet

or at  Email:

Remember to call your local police dial 101, for emergencies call 999.

Dog Fouling
Dog fouling is continuing to be a problem in and around the village.  There seems to be an increasing amount of bags left in the hedgerow and on verges, please STOP!  It is not only environmentally unfriendly but very unpleasant to see in our countryside.  This photo (although not clear) shows about 10 black dog mess bags on the verge near ‘Perkins patch’ 😦  It is not possible to have another dog bin in this area unfortunately so please take it home.

Abandoned Dog bags

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 4th March 2013 at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to listen to the chairman’s report, raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

 The Chairman is Marie Barker

The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963,



Neighbourhood Watch: Thefts of metal in our Area

There have recently been a couple of thefts of metal in this area.

In one case a gang have cut telephone cables for the copper and in another a gang have taken manhole covers.

Those responsible for the telephone cables have been caught, but the other group are still at large.

The Police have asked that anyone seeing any suspicious vehicles or activity should check with the Police or the relevant utility.   In the region generally there have been a number of thefts of metal from electricity and water sites.