October 2012

Is your heating oil at risk?

With many residents getting their heating oil tanks filled in preparation for the colder weather, there has been a serious spate of oil thefts in the borough.  Some of these occur in broad daylight, even while the occupants are at home.  Your entire tank could be emptied in a matter

Fireworks and the Law

Fireworks should be marked BS 7114 or with a CE mark - this shows that they meet British or European safety standards.  Don't buy fireworks from anywhere you're not sure about, like a van or a temporary, unlicensed market stall. 


Dogs attacking sheep in Hawkhurst

Farmers and rural residents in particular should remain vigilant to any unfamiliar dogs as we have received a disturbing report of two dogs attacking sheep in the Hawkhurst area.  Dial 999 without delay to report urgent crime information, or 101 to report non-urgent police matters.