Closure of permissive footpath, crime, Newsletter deadline, Churchyard tidy-up

Tragic Incident and closure of permissive footpath.

We are sorry to pass on the following message from David and Linda Searle.

“The permissive path that runs from point a to point b on Drill Lodge, High Street Dry Drayton will be shutting permently as of Sunday 17/6/18. This is due to dog attacks on our horses resulting in bite injuries and the subsequent death of our horse due to injury after running into our fence after being chased by a loose dog. If you could pass on this information please. Signs have been put up on the footpath accordingly. Police are involved and if dogs are caught on our land amongst our horses we are within our rights to protect them. Please please please keep your dog leashed when around livestock, it is a criminal offence to let dogs roam and can lead to prosecution, death of dog and a huge fine. As it is we are mourning the loss of Rudi who as a ex racehorse deserved to live in peace in his own field and not spend the last two hours of his life bleeding to death.”

More crime in the village.

E-Cops report the following:

Spring Stables, Oakington Road, Dry Drayton, Business burglary. On Friday the 15th June at approx. 09:55hrs, unknown offender(s) have broken into a stable yard and searched the premises but nothing believed to have been taken.

Oak Crescent, Dry Drayton – Theft from a motor vehicle. Between the 14th June at 20:00 and the 15th June at 07:20hrs, unknown offender(s) have gained entry to a stationary vehicle by smashing the rear window. The catalytic converter and tow bar have been removed and taken.

Believed to be the same offender(s) who have removed the front bumper of another stationary parked vehicle in the same area.

Deadline for the next Village Newsletter, 27 June 2018

Rachel Gardner, the Editor, writes to let you know that for the July Newsletter she is extending the deadline by a few days. If you have items, please send them by Wednesday 27th June at the latest. Also, Rachel would welcome pictures to enliven the text, so if you have (or could take) any photos relevant to your item, do please send those as well. Please be aware that because of the extended deadline, the Newsletter will hit doormats a week later than usual, so some residents will not receive it until 8th or 9th July. And as a reminder, there’s no August issue. So do let Rachel know if you have any information about events in August or the beginning of September and she will include them in this issue. (

Churchyard Tidy-Up – Note for your diary

From Martin Tester. There will be a ‘Churchyard Tidy-Up’ morning on Saturday 14th July. All with  an interest in seeing the churchyard made tidier are invited to come and help. The bare details are:
•    Saturday 14th July;
•    9am onwards to 12.30;
•    Refreshments!
•    Please bring gardening tools, especially shears, secateurs, & loppers. Gardening gloves would be a good idea!
•    Please bring any spare ‘big bags’ from the likes of Madingley Mulch & Ridgeons for all the hedge & tree trimmings we hope to generate.
•    Just turn up in the churchyard on the day, although advance warning would help calculate the number of cakes to provide!
•    More details from the Church Wardens – David Wyatt or Martin Tester, contact details from page 2 of the village newsletter.


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