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December 2010

Burglary in The Nurseries, Eaton Bray

This article was published in December 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

RingmasterA Burglary took place in The Nurseries, in Eaton Bray, on Wednesday the 29th of December, between 1:00 and 6:40 p.m.

The offender has forced open the UPVC front door.

A search took place.

It is not yet known what property has been taken.

Many Burglaries can be prevented:-

  • Keep doors and windows locked at all times.
  • Remove all keys from the locks and keep them in a safe place and out of view.
  • Avoid leaving property like Handbags, Keys, or laptops in hallways, or where they can be seen from outside the house.
  • Keep garden furniture, ladders, and Wheelie bins in a secure garage or shed, or locked up away from the house, where they might be used to climb onto a roof or access a first floor window.
  • Be a good Neighbour.
  • Be aware of sounds like breaking glass.
  • Report any suspicious activity, or vehicles, in the area.

If you have any information about this crime or other suspicious incidents, please call the Police Control Centre on (01234) 841212, and quote crime reference, J,D,/,5,3,6,9,6,/2010.

Alternatively text your message to (07786) 200011.

or email your message to chc@Bedfordshire.pnn.Police.uk Or call crime stoppers in confidence on (0800) 555111. Contact Ringmaster on (01234) 275288 or email Ringmaster@Bedfordshire.pnn.Police.uk

Thank you for your support.

Source: Ringmaster Bedfordshire


Waste Services - Next Week

This article was published in December 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Central BedfordshireWe are catching up on missed collections from this week.

Next week (week commencing 27th) all scheduled collections will resume (pending no further weather issues).

Green waste is currently suspended (as advertised).

Curb side glass will be suspended in the South until week commencing 3rd January and there will be no additional recycling collections as planned in the South.

The guidance to customers is to leave normal scheduled bin out from next week onwards.

If they have missed a collection from this week ask the resident to please leave bin in safe position, but we may not get back until the bins next scheduled collection when it will be taken with side waste.

Regards
Waste Operations Team
Central Bedfordshire Council


Waste & Recycling Collections

This article was published in December 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Central BedfordshireWe have been advised that all waste and recycling collections have resumed today. However, some roads are still very icy so we cannot guarantee all roads will be accessible.

We are monitoring the situation and will keep you all updated throughout the day.

Kind regards,
Gaspare Sciales
Technical Officer - Waste Operations
Central Bedfordshire Council


All Waste Collections Suspended

This article was published in December 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Central BedfordshireUnfortunately due to adverse weather conditions All Waste Collections have been suspended.

We are monitoring the situation and will keep you all update throughout the day.

Household Recycling Centres are still open, but due to the poor weather conditions we would not advise anyone to travel unless absolutely necessary.

Kind regards,
Gaspare Sciales
Technical Officer - Waste Operations
Central Bedfordshire Council


BT Infinity

This article was published in December 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

The Race To InfinityJulian Hicks writes in to say:

Currently there are 140 votes for high speed broadband in Eaton Bray, about 5% of the total votes cast. Come on people vote for it. Get Eaton Bray on the map.

Vote now for Eaton Bray to get BT Infinity


Garage and Shed Warning

This article was published in December 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

RingmasterBedfordshire Police are urging residents to be on their guard following an upturn in garage, garden shed and out building break-ins.

Thieves often target outbuildings and the problem is due to residents not considering the value of the equipment stored in them. Lawnmowers, power tools and even quad bikes are targeted and not cheap to replace. Residents also need to be aware that their tools will be used against them. Burglars will take advantage of unlocked sheds or garages and use tools to break into their homes.

Leaving items such as ladders and tools in the garden also act as an invitation to opportunist thief who may use them to gain access to your home.

Crime Reduction Officer, PC John Shiels, said: “The risk of becoming a victim of theft remains low, by taking a few simple steps to you can deter offenders. Having an unsecure shed or garage, could mean the difference between your property being broken into or not. “Residents need to review their security, ensure side gates are locked, boundaries are in good order and shed and garages are secure. It is also a good idea to join Neighbourhood Watch, since it provides advice on all aspects of household, personal and vehicle security.”

Here are some tips to help keep the contents of your shed and garage safe:

  • Don't leave your ladders or tools in your garden as a thief will use them to gain access to your home.
  • Buy and remember to USE good quality locks, padbolts or hasp and staple with padlocks for garages and sheds.
  • Make sure any side passages are fitted with strong gates which are fitted with secure bolts and padlocks.
  • Check gates and fences for weak spots. A high back garden wall and a thorny hedge are two great deterrents.
  • Do you need a window in a shed or could you board it up?
  • Marking your property with your postcode is a cheap and easy way to make sure your property is returned to you should it be stolen.
  • Alternatively paint your details on the equipment - this is more effective than invisible marking which can fade and could act as a deterrent.

Anyone with information on theft or burglary can contact police, in confidence, on 01234 841212, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or text to 07786 200011.

Source: Ringmaster Bedfordshire


Christmas Puzzle 2010 - Winnie-the-Pooh

This article was published in December 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Christmas PuzzleIt is nearly time for Gordon Gray to distribute this year's Charity Christmas Puzzle.

This, the 20th annual Puzzle that Gordon has set, has a theme designed to help completion and will appeal to people who enjoy doing Crossword puzzles, such as in the Daily Telegraph (though it is not a Crossword puzzle). Puzzlers have plenty of time to find the answers and Puzzles should be returned, with donation, by 23 January.

Four winners will each receive a £30 prize.
Everyone who enters will qualify for a £30 prize draw.

Gordon plans to post Puzzles on 7 December, so those already on the distribution list should receive their copies by 9 December. Anyone else who would like a copy of the Puzzle can access it from the web at www.christmaspuzzle.co.uk. You can register early to receive a copy on the issue date of 8 December.

Over £36,000 raised for charity.
£4,700 donated last year.

This year's puzzle will support St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray, plus four other charities.

Accomplish Children's Trust: The aim of Accomplish Children's Trust is to bring relief to disabled children and their families in Africa children - with a current focus on south-west Uganda. The Trust provides support through grants and initiatives for child sponsorship, medical interventions, training and vocational activities and parent support networks. Charity No: 1127235.

Camberley Care Trust: Camberley Care Trust provides a handyman service by a trustworthy person and at affordable prices to many elderly people who are worried about minor repairs and installations, either because they cannot manage the hourly rates asked by trades people, or because they feel vulnerable when admitting them to their homes. Charity No: 298419.

Combat Stress: Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health, treating conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety disorders. Services are free of charge to veterans. Since 2005 the number of ex-Service men and women seeking help has risen by 72% with a current caseload of more than 4,300 individuals, including 102 Veterans who have served in Afghanistan and 400 who served in Iraq. Charity No: 206002.

St Mary's, Eaton Bray: The church where Gordon is Reader. Charity No:1129952.

The Suffolk Punch Trust: The Trust was set up in 2002 to take the Colony Stud at HM Hollesley Prison into private charitable ownership. The Trust's primary aims are to expand the Suffolk Punch breed, make the horses more accessible to the general public, continue the therapeutic, rehabilitation and training programmes for prison inmates, undertake conservation and heritage education for all age groups and the socially excluded and to encourage eco-tourism. Charity No: 1100596.


Postal Scam Warning

This article was published in December 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

RingmasterThere have been reports nationally of tricksters placing cards through doors suggesting they were unable to deliver parcels and asking householders to contact a telephone number.

However, unknown to householders, they were being asked to make a premium rate call in a scam believed to originate in Belize.

Crime Reduction Officer Lara Curtayne said: "Any card put through a door should be queried if it is asking the householder to ring a number. The vast majority of legitimate delivery companies leave a card saying they will deliver again, or put a collection address."

Anyone with doubts about a delivery company should contact their local Trading Standards Department.

Source: Ringmaster Bedfordshire