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ASALUKI puppy called Rebelwas stolen from the garden of a home in Courtenay Road, Tovil. Computer equipment, a camcorder and clothingwere among items stolen from a blueVWTransporter parked inWorcester Road, Shepway. Ablack and white mountain bikewas stolen from the back garden of a home in Bower Street. Ahigh-vis jacketwas stolen from a yellow Skoda Fabia in a car park in Mote Road. Ablue Ford Transit van, registration X401 JEL,was stolen from Quarry Road.Asat nav system and socket setwere also stolen. Five Specialized cycleswere stolen from an outbuilding in Boxley Road. Cash and a store cardwere stolen from a Citroen Xsara parked in Fisher Street. Therewas an aempted burglary at a property in Grove Road, Mangravet. The suspectswere described as a white male, between 5 9ins and 6 in height, and of stocky build. Hewas in his late 30s,wore a dark hoodie andwas possibly clean-shaven with a southern accent.Asecond manwas between 5 5ins and 5 8ins in height and wore dark clothing. The third manwas in his late teens andwore a dark hoodie and had dark hair whichwas swept across his forehead. Hewas of medium build andwas wearing tracksuit trousers. Intruders got in to the Oriental Chef in Church Street, Tovil, in an aempt to steal from the till, but they ran off when they were disturbed. The first manwas aged about 25, 5 6ins tall and slim,wearing a dark hoodie with the hood up. The second manwas in his 30s and about 6 tall. Two properties in Castle Dene, Ringlestone, were burgled and an electric cooker and a kitchen sinkwere stolen. Ashed in a rear garden in Sandling Lane, Penenden Heath,was damaged but nothing stolen. Ashopperwas distracted while puing


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Crime report PCSO FrankWoolle said there had been five crimes since the last meeting, including two thes from vehicles. He also said that when stolen items could not be returned to their owners theywere sold at auction, with the proceeds going toworthy causes. The Barming Youth Club had asked for money from the fund to buy equipment, and it had been agreed to give them £275. Cllr Fay Gooch said someone had been seen sleeping in their car and throwing rubbish on to the road. PCSOWoolle said hewould go and speak to the occupant. Pavilion refurbishment Cllr Gooch said the auditor’s report had been circulated and confirmed that the parish councilwas in a sound financial position to consider taking out a loan from the PublicWorks Loan Board (PWLB). The prospect of a loan of £20,000was discussed. Cllr Whear proposed applying for a loan of £20,000 over 14.5 years and thiswas agreed. Therewas to be a two-week consultation project to inform precept-paying households of the intent to take out the loan and leerswere to be circulated. Cedar Drive Landscape Serviceswas due to start the contract work. Cllr Gooch asked that Cllr Andy Doe inspect the trees as some may need cuing back beforework commenced. WWI centenary Cllr Sandra Manser asked whether any grantswere available to commemorate the centenary ofWorldWar I.


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bags into a car at Mid Kent Shopping Centre, Castle Road, Allington, and their debit cardwas stolen. The suspectswere a white man in his early 20s,wearing a black top and black trousers, and a whitewoman, about 5 6ins tall. Shewas of slim build with brown hair in pony tail, andwas wearing dark clothing. Two bicycleswere stolen from the garage of a home in Heath Grove, Barming. Ablue Yamaha WR125 motorcycle, registration GF59 OLN,was stolen from Lile Court, Lower Fant Road, Fant. Ared Renault Cliowas stolen from the driveway of a home in Calder Road, Ringlestone, butwas later recovered. Fishing equipmentwas stolen from the back garden of a home in Shelley Road, Fant. Amotorbike charger and coverwere stolen from the garden of a property in Sandling Place Court, Sandling Lane. Awhite mountain bikewas stolen from a storage area at Tennyson Lodge, James WhatmanWay. Therewas an aempted the from the outside storage area of a property in CliffordWay. Acomputer, phone and hand toolswere stolen from a home in Fisher Street. The computerwas later recovered. The first of the suspectswas described as a white man aged about 29 and about 5 10ins tall. He was stocky with short straight black hair, clean shaven, andwaswearing a white vest, black Lacoste tracksuit and trainers. The second manwas white, in his late 20s, about 6 tall and slim with brown hair and a stubbly beard. Hewaswearing a grey hoodie and tracksuit booms and a red and blue striped shirt. The third manwas in his


Cllr Vivienne Hyndman suggested she speak to the Barming History Society. Cllr Manser asked that the refurbishment of theWayside Cross be investigated and the clerk offered to speak to a carpenter. Cllr Manserwas also going to ask a carpenter for a quote. Noticeboard Cllr Whear asked if itwould be possible to site a noticeboard at the pavilion to keep residents up to date with the refurbishment. Itwas decided a noticeboard would be appropriate but not until aer the workwas completed. Lier problem Cllr Whear said the Spar shop was looking run down and therewas a constant lier problem at Bull Orchard. The clerk offered to report the lier problem to Maidstone Council but the parish could do nothing about the state of the shop. Hall parking Cllr Parker said a user of the hall had found a note put on their car by a nearby resident saying that hirers should only use the car park as per the terms and conditions. Itwas noted that Tonbridge Road was not a private parking area for residents and no hall userwas commiing an offence by parking there, as long as their carwas taxed andwas not causing an obstruction. Signs Cllr Doe said some of the signs, particularly at the top of South Street,were regularly turned round. He corrected them whenever he saw them. Allotments Itwas agreed that the allotment rent should increase to £20 (£10 for half plots). The possibility of moving the renewal date to


late 20s, about 6 tall andwore a blue hoodie and dark trousers. The premises of Golding Homes Ltd in Whatman House, St Leonard’s Road, Allington,was damaged in an aempt to gain entry. Agames console and clothingwere stolen from a blackVWScirocco in Lower Stone Street. Work tools, including three Makita drills, a baery charger, tool bag, and a personal radio,were stolen from a Citroen van parked on a drive in Cedar Drive, Barming. AStihl saw, pressurewasher and two spirit levelswere stolen from a van in Larking Drive, Allington. Therewas an aempted the from a summerhouse in the rear garden of a home in Pine Grove. Metal forks for a forkli truckwere stolen from a construction site in York Road. Awhite combi boilerwas stolen from a home in Owles Close, Shepway. Ablack and yellow foot pumpwas stolen from the footpath of a home in Calder Road, Ringlestone, when the victim emptied the boot of his vehicle. Ared and white Stihl chainsaw and a red and white Husqvarna hedge trimmerwere stolen from a home in Cloudberry Close.


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Sewage An email had been received from concerned relatives relating to a further incident of the leaking of raw sewage into the Loosewaterways. The clerkwould contact SouthernWater to find out what had happened and what itwas doing about the problem. Copper Tree Court An emailwas received about inconsiderate drivers, parking and poor visibility at the end of Copper Tree Court. Notices Concernswere expressed about laminated notices placed at King George V playing field entrances asking members of the public to put their dogs on leads. Itwas suggested that support and presence should be provided by the communitywarden and PCSO wherever possible. Emergency plan Cllr Charlie Hollister reported that Loose did not have an emergency plan. Hewould investigate the feasibility of one for the parish. Trees Loose will enter the Trees in the Village competition 2014 and continue with the annual subscription of £25. Vacancies The bestway of filling the vacancies on the parish council le by the sad deaths of two active parish councillorswas discussed.


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