Morning, this is why the helicopter was over Leatherhead earlier today - road now open - have a good day Mole Valley
Our Crime Reduction Advisor Neil Clarke asked me to share this invitation with any coordinators from Mole Valley (If you need a free crime reduction survey on your property please call Neil on 01483- 630809 to make an appointment)
Subject: Woking Association of Neighbourhood Watches (WAN) - Invitation
Please feel free to come along to the following event to be held in Woking. I am very happy for you to invite your coordinators too. Please ensure that they RSVP to Martin on firstname.lastname@example.org if they want to come, so that we can control attendance numbers.
Our recently appointed national Chairman David Huse will be coming to talk about the new strategy plan that is being developed and to seek feedback on the direction of travel. He says it is very externally focussed, but will nevertheless impact the way we work internally. It will be held on Wednesday 16 May, 7.30pm in Byfleet Village Hall, Woking.
You would be equally welcome, but perhaps less interested, in the meeting on March 8 at Goldwater Lodge, Goldsworth Park, Woking at 7.30pm where Woking Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Offord will speak, as will Anne Jones, Project Manager for the ASC (Alliance Support Coaching). This is a service for people experiencing ASB and serious difficulties with their neighbours. I will also be giving a summary of the Surrey action plan we agreed at the recent meeting.
Hare coursing usually occurs after harvest time, when large tracts of land are crop-less.
An event will most likely take place at dawn or dusk. An obvious sign is a group of vehicles parked in a rural area, perhaps by a farmland gateway, on a grass verge, track or bridle path. There will usually be estate cars, four-wheel drives or vans containing evidence of dogs. Coursers often travel in convoy with minders’ vans front and rear. If you witness hare coursing, contact the police immediately. Do not approach participants.
Nice work and result by our colleagues in Herts Police who arrested three men from the Dorking and Reigate areas :-) See post from Herts Police below -
Three people have been charged with offences in connection with alleged hare coursing following a police pursuit on Thursday (February 1).
At approximately 1.20pm, officers, who were conducting routine patrols, came across a suspicious car on land at New Street Farm, Standon. Officers believed those with the vehicle were involved in hare coursing* and attempted to stop them.
The vehicle made off from police and officers pursued it.
A short time later three men were arrested and the vehicle was seized. Two dogs that were inside the car were taken into the care of the local authority.
Sergeant Duncan Wallace from the East Herts Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We will not tolerate hare coursing in Hertfordshire and work with farmers to identify and arrest those who engage in this illegal and cruel activity.”
“I would encourage anyone who sees suspicious behaviour or suspects that hare coursing is taking place to contact police as soon as possible via 101 or report information online at http://socsi.in/BFWBs. If you witness hare coursing in progress always dial 999.”
• Brian Bastin, aged 27, of Horsham Road, Dorking, has been charged with trespassing in the pursuit of game, woodcocks, snipes or conies and criminal damage to a farmer’s field.
• Matthew Ede, aged 27, of Warwick Close, Dorking, has been charged with trespassing in the pursuit of game, woodcocks, snipes or conies.
• Aaron Smith, aged 24, of New causeway, Reigate, has been charged with trespassing in the pursuit of game, woodcocks, snipes or conies
They have all been bailed and are due to appear at North East Herts Magistrates Court on Wednesday, February 28. As part of their bail conditions they are banned from entering Hertfordshire unless attending court.