Monday, July 4th, 2022

Extra security to be installed at Weald Community Shop after thieves break in during night

THE WEALD Community Shop is having to install greater security measures following a recent break-in.

Store manager Ian Walker reported to police that thieves broke in during the night and stole some cash, Christmas stamps and other goods. They also used some of the recently provided boomerang bags to stash a quantity of sweets.

Fortunately although the front door was forced open, no damage was done to the inside of the shop.

Ian said: “The police have visited, the front door will be repaired and we will be investing in greater security for the shop. We will not be deterred by this and this intrusion has highlighted the need for extra vigilance, particularly over the Christmas period, to ensure that, as a community, we remain safe.”

CAKES AND CAROLS. The church hall was packed out for the annual Christmas ‘do’ featuring cakes and carols recently. This year, for the first time, a small choir of children from Weald School performed a selection of modern Christmas songs and carols. Headteacher, David Pyle, thought that it might be a good idea for CAMEO and the children to meet on a regular basis as the two groups might learn a lot from each other.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS. For the third year running, the congregation of St George’s Church Weald has been working with their link parish, St Francis in Strood, in a Christmas Hamper Project. St George’s and St Frances has been working with the Medway Foodbank to fill boxes with goodies for vulnerable families. Rev. Mandy Carr commented: “It is an amazing project to be involved with.”

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