There have been reports over the last few weeks of a dangerous dog accompanied but off the lead.
This is attacking other dogs, and sadly, occasionally people, around Caldecotte Lake and on Walnut Tree. The dog is a black and white heavy-set dog. If you witness an attack of this sort, please ring the police immediately. It DOES warrant 999. Unless the Police can catch the owners, they can’t take action.
Please remember that ALL dogs should be kept on leads when on paths. Dogs who jump up at people can be a danger, even if they are friendly and well-behaved.
Jenni Ferrans and Vanessa McPake look for the picnic table. Inset: the damaged tree dumped in Crowborough Lane.
Over the past two months a gang of young people seem to have been having a mindless field day in Kents Hill Park and the young children’s play area.
Some trees, the stakes supporting the trees and the main picnic table and bench have been removed from in and around the play area. Worse, all were then dumped in the middle of Crowborough Lane!
Many thanks to the residents who informed the police and moved stuff out of the road!
The Focus team are trying to get the picnic bench and trees replaced and they have asked the Police to patrol or install a camera for a while to see if they can catch the offenders.
Subhan Shafiq and Jenni Ferrans say “Fix our Fence” on the side of a major bridleway off Kilwinning Drive, Monkston. The fence was damaged weeks ago!
Subhan Shafiq and Jenni Ferrans at the broken ascot railings near Kilwinning Drive in Monkston
There have been a number of burglaries and thefts from cars over the past few months in our area. The police are doing their best to catch the gang responsible and have been giving out advice to residents including:
- Keep doors/windows locked, even if you are only in the garden
- Keep valuables out of sight
- Keep house/car keys out of reach and sight of doors and windows
- Lock away ladders, garden tools etc that burglars could use to gain access to your home
- Mark your valuables using a UV marker pen
- And don’t leave your SatNavs in your car!
Don’t forget you can ring your neighbourhood police team on 101 for advice on how to keep safe. And you can get local crime alerts by signing up to www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk