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EMAIL: clerk@lavendonpc.org    |   TELEPHONE: 01234 241941 
 
 
 
lavendon parish council 
here to serve the community 
 
Please be aware that the following length of road has been closed by Cadent Gas for the excavation of the carriageway in order to locate and repair a gas escape .  
 
Location:- High Street, Lavendon – From A428 Northampton Road to Olney Road 
Works :- Emergency repairs to rectify a gas escape 
Traffic Management type :- Road Closure 
Alternative Route:- Via A428 Northampton Road, A509, Lavendon Road B565 and A428 
Start time :- 14/08/2018 
Estimated Finish time :- 17/08/18 4.30pm 
 
With the harvest now well underway due to the hot weather, please be on the lookout for hare coursers out & about. We are looking for 4x4s / estate vehicles in cut fields & people with lurchers type dogs with slip leads. For more info see below: 
 
Hare coursing 
 
What is hare coursing?  
Hare coursing is a blood sport where dogs are used to chase, catch and kill hares. 
It is illegal in the UK under the Hunting Act 2004, which makes it an offence to hunt wild mammals with dogs. Anyone convicted of the offence can receive a fine of up to £5,000 by a Magistrates’ Court. 
Legislation also gives police the powers to seize and detain vehicles until the court hearing. Powers to seize vehicles may also be granted under section 30 of the Game Act 1831. 
Hare coursing tends to start after harvest when large areas of land have been cleared of standing crops. It usually occurs at dawn or dusk. 
Milton Keynes rural landscape makes it a popular area for hare coursing. It often attracts coursers from outside of the county. 
 
What to look out for 
If you see a suspicious vehicle / persons looking like they are scouting out your village, it is important to call 101 in the first instance and ask for Thames Valley Police and give them the registration plate if possible and description of people. 
 
The reason for this is:- 
 
a. The vehicle may be known to the police for previous crime activity 
b. The registration gets logged on our systems and the control room do a registered owner check on the vehicle so if it is spotted again, we have the details on our system 
c. If there has been a theft or burglary in the village, then at least we have a suspicious vehicle registration number that we can follow up on when investigating. 
d. Don’t forget when they are driving around, they are normally only scouting, looking to see who is home or not and they wouldn’t hesitate to come back a few days later, if not that night. 
We will be running monthly litter picking mornings around the village on the last Saturday of each month. Equipment is provided and this will give you a chance to get more involved in your village and keep the place looking good. 
 
We meet at the pavilion at 10am and finish around midday. 
 
The next dates are... 
30th June 
28th July 
25th August 
29th September 
 
If you would like to get involved please Email clerk@lavendonpc.org....Thank you. 
As discussed at the recent annual meeting to the parish we are looking for volunteers to operate the speedwatch equipment in the local area. We will be having a demonstration on the eqiupment this Friday, 8th June at 9.00am and can operate during the day plus over the weekend. The plan is to use the equipment periodically as it will be shared with neighbouring parishes. 
If you would like to get involved just come along to the Olney Road bus stop on Friday at 9am for the demo and if you can spare the time on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday we would welcome volunteers to operate Speedwatch and make our roads safer. Simply Email clerk@lavendonpc.org if you are interested. 
The weather seems to have finally arrived so that we can all go litter picking on Saturday 26th May from 10am to 12pm. All equipment will be provided so just come dressed appropriately for the day. We will meet at The Pavilion on the playing field at 9.45am to get organised. 
 
Simply contact clerk@lavendonpc.org to volunteer. 
 
Thank you for your support. 
Lavendon Parish Council 
 
Annual Village Meeting 
 
Tuesday 15th May 2017 
7.30 – 9.30pm at The Pavilion 
63a High Street, Lavendon 
 
Please come along to see what’s happening in your village. 
Refreshments will be served. 
 
Your input matters! 
The MK Midnight Moo is back on Sat 14 July! 
 
Saturday night is sparkle, glitter and laughter night! Willen Hospice would love you to join the ladies of Milton Keynes and surrounding areas to walk 10 miles and 'sparkle under the stars' - starting out at midnight, as part of the buzz and amazing atmosphere of #MKMidnightMoo
The Willen Hospice Fill-a-Bag on Tour - Olney 
 
Venue: The Carlton House Club, 38 High Street, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4BB 
 
The Willen Hospice Fill-a-Bag Sale is back – and this time we’ll be in Olney! 
 
10am - 12:30pm, Saturday 21 April 
 
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