Our village has been robbed of its electricity supply. During the early hours robbers have stripped the copper wire from the electric supply. And it was the earthing wire they took - which meant we were left in a dangerous situation. And the robbery was in our field - luckily the people opposite do have keys to the our gates - so they were able to let the EON men in to do the repairs.
Recently, we have also had all the drain covers stolen in the surrounding lanes. We have had to put traffic cones in them to stop anyone having a nasty accident. lts about time the drain covers were manufactured in a heavy rubber. The price of scrap metal is so high now. Scrapyards need to be closely monitored as they must know that anyone bringing in drain covers has not come upon them legally. Where will it all end. We have a 24yr old Volvo Estate - [just past its MOT] that we never bother to lock - as we always thought 'Who would want to pinch it' - but now because of its weight - it is quite valuable as scrap. l am expecting to find the metal gates and water troughs to go missing next.
One of our neighbours found, on Christmas Eve, all his ducks and chickens had been taken - obviously, for someones dinner! They would have been a bit tough to eat - as they were not youngsters.
Well l have had my moan -