I referred in an earlier posting to the next Longcot Parish Council meeting as being on 23rd March. It is now in fact on March 30th. The Agenda has now been posted under Parish Council Papers.
This past Tuesday night, a mountain bike was stolen from a garage in Longcot – they moved things to get to the bike.So we have to be careful – and take note as someone is obviously snooping about in the day – and stealing at night. Can you please check your sheds etc and if anything is missing ring 101 and get a Police URN (Unique Response Number).
This petty, but irritating crime suggests someone is snooping about during the day, and then popping by later – so if you see anyone behaving suspiciously, do give the police a shout.
Many of you visited last year’s Flower Festival and were thrilled by the display.
Once again Shirley Dalton-Morris and her great team of helpers – who keep the Church so beautifully floral throughout the year will be putting on:
The 9th Longcot Flower Festival
“Proverbs and Petals”
6-14 May 2017
St Mary’s Church, Longcot
The church will be open 10 am – 4 pm each day.
We look forward to welcoming you to our way of saying it with flowers.
Appeal for witnesses following aggravated burglary – Faringdon – update
Thursday 02 March 2017, 12:53 pm
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Faringdon.
At around 11 am yesterday (1st March) a man returned to his home in Radcot Road to find men leaving the property. They threatened him with a firearm before making off in a small blue vehicle. Later a firearm was recovered.
Two men have been arrested in connection with this investigation – a 34-year-old man from Watchfield and a 36-year-old man from Faringdon were arrested on suspicion of burglary and are currently in custody.
Investigating officer Det Insp Mike Roddy said: “This was obviously a very concerning incident for the victim. Fortunately, he was not injured. We would urge anyone who was in the area at that time and may have seen anything suspicious or saw the vehicle to please get in touch as a matter of urgency.
“We are linking this incident to a similar one near Bampton on 19 February when men broke into a home and stole firearms.”
If you have any information, please call via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting URN 441 1/3.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Can you help? There are two missing dogs in the North Wiltshire/Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border.
Friends have lost their two female lurchers – Darcy and Digit – from their farm near Highworth. They were last seen on the 1st March. They are both medium sized spotted lurchers, one smooth coated (Darcy) and one wire-haired (Digit).
Digit has toes missing off her front feet and is lame and needs her pain medication. They are both microchipped and have collars on with contact detail.
Any information, please call 07785983265 or 07739230265. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT & SHARE
Longcot and Fernham School are putting on a fantastic concert at 4:30 pm on Sunday 5th March.
The School choir and orchestra will be performing, and there are solos and duets from the talented young stars who will be thrilled by the support and encouragement you show by attending.
- Tickets are £3 each and are available at the door.
- Refreshments will be served at the interval
- All proceeds raised go to the Longcot and Fernham School PTA.
If you would like any further information please email LFPTAChair@outlook.com