Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Parish meeting on Wednesday April 26. There was a diverse range of speakers and a wide range of subjects were covered, from neighbourhood plans to voluntary groups, double yellow lines and inconsiderate parking, to quiet lanes.
One of the areas of most concern, was the matter of trespass on land owned by the Loose Swiss Scout group. The large piece of land in the valley, has seen a spate of vandalism, trespass, illegal fishing and dogs worrying sheep. The Police and the local Police Community Support Officer are investigating these illegal activities. County Rural Officers are also involved with the illegal matter of sheep rustling, which is on the increase around the Country, particularly in Kent.
The Scouts want to continue to enjoy the use of the land and will be securing the site from trespassers. At the meeting, they asked for assistance from members of the public, to keep their dogs on a lead and not to let them wander onto Scout land and into fields where there are sheep. Local farmers have been told by the Police to deal with any dogs found to be worrying sheep, in an appropriate manner.