Dog thefts

Dog Theft Warning

Further to a report of Dog kennels being broken into on Sunday evening whereby 8 dogs have been removed from a kennels in North Bedfordshire, including 1 Black Lab, 2 Cocker Spaniels and 5 English Springer Spaniel, we are urging all dog owners to remain vigilant to any suspicious activity and reminding you of the following –

AVOID leaving dogs in outside kennels if at all possible. If not possible, then make sure the kennels are alarmed – experience tells us padlocks alone will not stop thieves.

Ensure all gates are locked at top and bottom with a shoot bolt and padlock and consider fitting a bell or gate alarm.

Keep an ID tag on your dog at all times.

Never leave your pet in the garden unattended.

Make sure your dog is microchipped and their details are updated so that they can be returned if they are stolen and subsequently found.

There were also 2 attempted dog thefts on Sunday evening in BEDFORDSHIRE as well 1 just across the border in the HERTFORDSHIRE area.

Please remain alert and report any suspicious activity.

Parish Council Meeting 14th September

Message from Wrestlingworth & Cockayne Hatley Parish Council 

Dear Residents,
The next Parish Council meeting on 14th September will be held as a virtual meeting conducted via a video conferencing facility.

If any residents have items that they planned to raise during the Open Forum session of the meeting,  please can they email these to the Parish Clerk, Catherine Dear, at ‘wrestlingworth@aol.com’ and they will be discussed at the meeting & a response provided.

If anyone has a specific issue that they wish to discuss with Councillors in person at the meeting or if they just wish to observe the meeting, please contact Cllr Robin Barratt on 01767 631418 to discuss arrangements for joining the meeting.

Thank You,

Robin Barratt
Chairman, Wrestlingworth & Cockayne Hatley Parish Council

Bottle Bins

Unfortunately the bottle bins previously located at The Chequers have now left the village entirely. We are exploring other possible sites in the village, but in the meantime please use other sites such as Potton play-area car park.

Wrestlingworth play area update

Update on Wrestlingworth Children’s Play Area

We are pleased to advise that the children’s play area has now been re-opened.
There are new signs in place to advise on safe usage during the ongoing situation with Covid-19; please endeavour to follow these guidelines to ensure everyone stays safe and we can continue to keep the play area open.

Many thanks

Parish council meetings go virtual

Message from Wrestlingworth & Cockayne Hatley Parish Council

Dear Residents,

The next Parish Council meeting on 11th May will, as a result of the Covid 19 crisis, be held as a virtual meeting conducted via a video conferencing facility.

If any residents have items that they planned to raise during the Open Forum session of the meeting, please can they email these to the Parish Clerk, Catherine Dear, at ‘wrestlingworth@aol.com’ and they will be discussed at the meeting & a response provided.

If anyone has a specific issue that they consider they need to ‘attend’ the meeting in order to discuss directly with Councillors, please contact Cllr Robin Barratt on 01767 631418 to discuss arrangements for joining the meeting.

Thankyou, and keep safe and well

Robin Barratt
Chairman, Wrestlingworth & Cockayne Hatley Parish Council
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Coronavirus: support

Dear Residents,

Given recent events regarding the Coronavirus the Wrestlingworth Goodwill Fund has been discussing how best we can support elderly and vulnerable people in Wrestlingworth, Cockayne Hatley, Eyeworth and Tadlow.
We are proposing to offer a food delivery service for essential items to people in the villages for those who feel they are unable to get out to local shops.
This proposed service would be:
• For essential items only, think tinned goods, vegetables, rice, meat etc…
• For a weekly shop to be delivered to you Fri/Sat/Sun
• Cash or cheque only on delivery
• For a limited period during the Coronavirus outbreak
We would ask for shopping lists to be provided to us by Wednesday the latest every week and we will then attempt to source the items needed from local supermarkets which offer a click and collect service which are Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s and ASDA. We would then deliver the items to you over the following weekend.
Some important points:
• This service will be reasonable endeavours by the Goodwill fund – we may not be able to get certain items and we would suggest giving us possible alternatives when you give us your shopping list to help us find things you need.
• It should not replace any current options you have for getting food and supplies – this is intended for people in the villages with limited options.
• We may cancel the service with a week’s notice at anytime
In order to gauge interest in this service please could you by Friday 20th March either:
• Send an e-mail to wrestlingworthgoodwillfund@gmail.com
• Return this letter with your name and address to 30a High Street, Wrestlingworth

If sufficient people in the villages indicate they would like this service then the Goodwill fund will let you know and send out shopping list forms etc.

Many Thanks
The Wrestlingworth Goodwill Fund