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Suffolk Constabulary Update and Newsletter
As we finally get to enjoy some warm sunny days, we naturally tend to have windows and doors open more, spend more time in the garden and take time out to enjoy the stunning Suffolk countryside.
Please take every opportunity to ensure that criminals are not able to spoil your day by following a few simple steps:
• Always lock your external doors, even when you are at home.
• Check the doors and windows are secure before leaving the house or at night, especially doors like French doors that may not have been used for months. Don’t assume another member of the household has done it.
• Don’t leave keys in the locks or within reach or sight of the door or window. Make sure you have a fire plan so everyone in the house can leave quickly in the event of an emergency.
• Windows should be left secure when a room is unoccupied, even if you are still in the house.
• Never leave a door or window insecure to allow a pet or family member access.
• Never leave car keys within reach or sight of the doors or windows.
• Lock cycles in a secure shed or garage. Fit a secure ground anchor and lock them to that too.
• Always lock tools away after working in the garden to prevent them being used to force entry.
• Ensure your rear garden is secure and lock gates.
For more information on home security please go to Home Security Checklist
Vigilance urged with metal theft
The call comes as copper prices increase and is driven by the combination of surging demand and a global copper deficit. The increase in the price of copper is also driven by an increase in demand due to the recovery of the economy post covid, particularly as the construction industry gets back on its feet once again.
Business are also advised of the value of copper in cabling and associated thefts where multiple cable drums or large amounts of cable are stolen at a time. Although Suffolk as a county, has not seen an increase in such thefts in recent weeks , businesses, farmers, churches and landowners are all advised to ensure they take necessary precautions to combat the potential for thieves to exploit the situation.
Sgt Brian Calver from the Suffolk Wildlife and Rural Crime Team said: "I’d suggest people conduct a review of their security of their assets and I’d advise that both new and scrap cable is stored out of site, and that cable is forensically marked so that it can be traced. In addition, where possible it is advised that valuable assets are covered by CCTV and adequate lighting.
"These offences often amount to tens of thousands of pounds of damage and loss but there’s the hidden cost to the economy by way of the temporary loss of infrastructure and the inconvenience that comes with it.”
For guidance on metal theft please read the below:
A message and request from the Community Larder
They are particularly in need as they have run out completely of, biscuits, coffee, marmite, washing powder and crisps. There is a pasta mountain, so please no pasta.
The Community Larder is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10.00 - 11.30.
St. Mary's Church hall, Steeple End, Halesworth. IP19 8LL
Here is an up to date list of food collection points. There are some changes as you can see.
- Coop Halesworth, - Yes. St Marys Church, Halesworth - Yes
- Paigles, 6 The Street, Beccles Road, Holton - ? Oakhurst, Back Road, Wenhaston, IP19 9DH - Yes
- Blything View, The Street, Rumburgh, IP19 0NN - Yes St Andrews Church, Wissett - Yes
- Greenacre, Stone Street, Spexhall, IP19 0RN - Yes The Old phone box, opposite Oak Cottage, Walpole - Yes
- The Old phone box, Church Street, Chediston, IP19 0AU - Yes
No Longer collecting at these points. If you are able to take this on, or anywhere else, please let me know.
- St Andrews Church, Bramfield, IP19 9HU - No 2 Old School Close, Brampton, NR34 8DP - No
- Pawfect World, Nollers Lane, Spexhall, IP19 0RJ - No
For those who kindly prefer to make a donation....
A cheque for the Community Larder and payable to Halesworth Volunteer Centre (Community Larder on the back please) can be dropped off into Halesworth Volunteer Centre, Waveney Local Office, London Road, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LW or for making a transfer the details are;
Barclays Bank , sort code: 20-92-08 account 7079 0362
Cheques for the food-bank are payable to Waveney Food Bank and sent to Waveney Food Bank, Unit 9b, Brome Industrial Est. Eye, IP23 7HN.
Or for making a bank transfer the details are:
Lloyds PLC, Market Street, Diss. IP22 4JZ sort code: 77-66-12 account number 2213 9560
A huge thank you to everyone who helps and donates, every little helps.
Stay safe, Sange.
Local Food Bank and Community Larder
We in Rumburgh and the neighbouring villages have been very supportive of the plight of those folks not so fortunate as ourselves. We now have several hundred people in our area that have now been included on the shielding list. In East Suffolk there are a further 3,500 more elderly and vulnerable people who have received letters advising them to stay at home in order to protect themselves from any Covid infection. We also have rising numbers of people furloughed, made redundant or having difficulties in making ends meet. For this reason I am asking you to please continue supporting the work which we are doing in helping these people with your contributions to the Food Bank and Community Larder. Every donation, however small or large is really appreciated and is put to good use. We started a voucher scheme some months ago, where we were able to supplement food donations with fresh meat and vegetable. This scheme is still operating. All our local parish councils have put money in and this is extremely welcome and this will continue over the coming weeks and months, whilst we are in this pandemic. I am extremely grateful to all for what you have and are doing for our communities. Please don’t stop.
Chairman of Health & Wellbeing Board at Suffolk County Council
PA support Holly Alger email firstname.lastname@example.org 01473 260063
County Councillor for the Halesworth Division
District Councillor for Halesworth, Holton, Spexhall, Wissett, Wenhaston, Blythford with Sotherton and Brampton
Email: email@example.com - Phone: 07545 423814
There is a brown box outside Tony Goldson's house, Blything View , The Street, Rumburgh for donations, or if you prefer a cheque for The Community Larder and payable to Halesworth Volunteer Centre ( community larder on the back please) can be posted or dropped off into Halesworth Volunteer Centre, Waveney Local Office, London Road, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LW or for making a transfer the details are: Barclays Bank Sort Code 20-92-08 account 7079 0362
Cheques for the food-bank are payable to Waveney Food Bank and sent to Waveney Food bank, Unit 9b, Brome Industrial Est. Eye, IP23 7HN or for making a bank transfer the details are:
Lloyds PLC. Market Street, Diss. IP22 4JZ sort code: 77-66-12 account number 2213 9560