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POPPY APPEAL 2011
Once again a big thank you to everybody for the
wonderfulsupport that you gave to Hungerford Royal
British Legion (RBL) Poppy Appeal for 2011/12. I would like to thank all the
volunteers for their hard work and commitment both in the High Street, Membury
Services and outside Tesco and to the people of the Town for their kind donations.
I would also like to thank all the shops, hotels, clubs for their support,
thanks to the Hungerford Arcade for their excellent window display and John
O’ Gaunt sixth formers for all their help. There are still a large number
of tins to be counted, but so far we have raised £16.5k.
A4 Hire based in Bath Road, Hungerford has generously offered to donate the
net earnings for a year from one of their diggers to the Royal British Legion
The money raised by the Appeal will be used nationally by RBL for rehabilitation
services for seriously wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan.
In particular the Legion’s Battle Back Centre which will use sports
training to help those injured to recover.
The money raised will also go to help local veterans and their dependants
with mobility needs, respite care, and with minor adaptions to their homes.
Shelagh Parry Tel: 01488 681492
UPDATE from PCSO Debbie RANDALL
At 11.10pm on Saturday 22nd October, 3 males were arrested by
Thames Valley Police after being caught attempting to steal lead from Hungerford
Primary School. This was after officers from Hungerford Neighbourhood team
were on night time foot patrol within Hungerford and heard banging and tearing
noises from the roof of the school.
All 3 males were arrested at the scene and taken to Newbury Custody where
they were remanded until court. In court all three males pleaded guilty of
the offence of lead theft. One male has been remanded in custody and the other
two males have been given bail to attend Newbury Magistrates court on 22nd
November. All three males were local to the West Berkshire Area. Two are local
to the Hungerford area.
We have launched the Hungerford Shop Safe Scheme which gives businesses a
direct phone line to an officer during the day to report any activity within
the town. We still require a 999 call for crime which is in progress. Within
the town we have had 3 thefts of mobile phones from local shops which belong
to staff. In all 3 thefts the descriptions of the offenders were an Asian
couple, a male and female who entered the shop but did not purchase any items.
All three offences were committed within a space of a few days. Staff should
keep personal belongings in staff rooms or on their person to avoid these
kinds of thefts.
On Thursday the 27th October at 3.45am a burglary took place in Church Way.
A number of items were stolen including their vehicle which was a grey Ford
Mondeo. This was later found abandoned in Inkpen. If anyone witnessed seeing
anything around this time or saw the vehicle please call the 101 number or
call myself on 07970 145703.
A male from Hungerford was arrested on the 29th October in the High Street
as he was found to be in possession of cannabis., and will appear in court.
On the 24th October a male from the Swindon area was arrested and found guilty
of possession of drugs, namely Ketamin. The vehicle was travelling through
Hungerford High Street when officers became aware of it and stopped it in
Canal Walk. All four persons in the vehicle were searched under the drugs
act and one occupant was found with it on his person. The drug is waiting
to be tested and the male is on bail to return to Newbury Custody later this
A local youth was issued with a S59 which includes a 12 month marker under
the Police Reform Act 2002 on the 12/10/11. This was for riding a motorcycle
on a public footpath at Sanham Green, Hungerford. If caught misusing a vehicle
again, from 12 months of the issue date, the vehicle used by the same youth
will be seized.
There were 45 crimes reported this month in Hungerford, 9 of which were bilkings
(theft of fuel from garages). The same time last year 60 crimes were reported.
We are still seeing rural crimes in our area, anyone wishing to join the rural
text alert system just need to call myself or PC Drewitt on 07974 152102,
leave your name, mobile or land line number to start receiving them.
PCSO Debbie RANDALL
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