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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH OPERATES THROUGHOUT
SANDYHURST LANE AND THE ADJOINING AREA

Sandyhurst Lane Residents’ Association (SLRA) operates a Neighbourhood Watch scheme throughout its
area. Although this comprises nearly 350 properties, the essential local character of Neighbourhood Watch
has been achieved by breaking the overall area down into nine local areas, each of them coordinated by a
volunteer. The nine areas are as follows:































Neighbourhood Watch is a scheme to promote good citizenship in the local community and to encourage
greater awareness and participation in the prevention and detection of crime. All members are issued
with a sticker to identify their property as part of the scheme, together with information from the Home
Office on home security. A number of street signs have also been erected, to identify clearly that this is a
Neighbourhood Watch area.

Intelligence on crime incidents and suspicious activity are passed between participating residents and the
Kent Police, usually via the local coordinator.

This allows a fast transfer of information, principally by email, with alerts from the police being
distributed to residents and intelligence reports from residents being passed on to the police. Residents
are encouraged to report suspicious activity or other information likely to be useful in fighting crime,
either to their local coordinator or directly to the police using the 101 telephone service.

SLRA has the infrastructure for organisation of this scheme and is able to offer membership of
Neighbourhood Watch at no extra cost to its members.
Area
Number
of
properties
Addresses
Coordinator
Email
B
46
Maidstone Road, Westwell Lane
Tony Bartlett
Ewe Cottage, Westwell Lane
C
58
3 - 16 Sandyhurst Lane
Potters Close
Hoads Wood Gardens
David Porter
6 Hoads Wood Gardens
D
37
17 - 50 Sandyhurst Lane
Kingsland Lane
John Hobbs
33 Sandyhurst Lane
E
34
51 - 81 Sandyhurst Lane
Desmond Henley
80 Sandyhurst Lane
F
34
82 - 138 Sandyhurst Lane
Doug Harman
89 Sandyhurst Lane
G
35
138a - 202 Sandyhurst Lane
Andy Peddle, 1 Lilac Cottage
141 Sandyhurst Lane
H
30
250 - 360 Sandyhurst Lane
John Faulkner
Syringa, 382 Sandyhurst Lane
J
35
362 - 404 Sandyhurst Lane
Watsons Close
John Faulkner
Syringa, 382 Sandyhurst Lane
K
37
Lenacre Street
Eastwell Grange
Faversham Road
Bryan Hall
Hedge End, Lenacre Street
Neighbourhood Watch: Latest Alerts 

If you can help with any of the reported crimes, please call 101 or 01622 690690 or email nhw.eastkent@kent.pnn.police.uk 
Calls to 101 are charged at 15p, irrespective of duration, from both land lines and mobiles.                      

8 November 2017

Theft in Sandyhurst Lane

A theft has occurred in the Sandyhurst Lane area of Ashford between the times of 1800 hours on the 6th November
and 0400 hours on the 7th November. 25 live chicks were stolen. If you have any information which may be useful
to the investigation of this incident please call 101 and quote crime report number - ZY/54601/17.


6 November 2017

Theft from vehicle in Kennington

A theft from a motor vehicle has occurred in the Aylesbury Road area of Ashford between the times of 2200 hours
on the 2nd November and 0500 hours on the 3rd November. Entry was and tools were stolen. If you have any
information which may be useful to the investigation of this incident please call 101 and quote crime report
number - ZY/53884/17.


23 October 2017

Burglaries in Kennington

Two burglaries have occurred in the Bybrook area of Kennington:

1. A burglary has occurred in the Rylands Road area between the times of 1200 hours on the 12th Oct. and 1649
hours on the 14th Oct. Entry was gained and keys to a vehicle were stolen and used to steal a vehicle on the
driveway which was a blue Ford Fiesta - index YL66 XKA. If you have any information which may be useful to the
investigation of this incident please call 101 and quote crime report number - ZY/51195/17.

2. A burglary has occurred in the Bybrook Road area between the times of 1239 hours on 17th Oct and 1245 hours
the same day. Entry was gained and cash and jewellery were stolen. If you have any information which may be
useful to the investigation of this incident please call 101 and quote crime report number - ZY/51211/17.


15 October 2017

Theft of lead from Lenacre Hall Farm

We have today received the following message from the owners of Lenacre Hall Farm:

We are sad to report the loss of the lead from the AOD office roof last night. It was only a matter of time really,
we are quite surprised it’s taken them so long! If anyone saw lights on during the night or a vehicle other than
our Land Rover in the yard it would be interesting.

If you have any information, please reply and we will pass it on.


4 October 2017

Burglary in Kennington

A burglary dwelling has occurred in the Towers View area of Kennington (approx. half way down the road). This
happened on the 2/10 between 21.00 and 22.00. The front door was forced and a 40inch Hitachi TV and some
DVDs were stolen.

If you have any information which may be useful to the investigation of this incident please call 101 and quote
crime report number - ZY/47358/17.


3 October 2017

Burglary in Kennington

On the 29th - 30th September between the hours of 2100 and 0300, an untidy search took place at a property in
Muscovy Road (close to Snipe Close), Kennington. Access had been via the rear garden and then forcing open a
conservatory window, two sets of car keys were taken and a white BMW was stolen from the driveway
(registration number; GK17 NRL). If you have any information which may be useful to the investigation of this
incident please call 101 and quote crime report number - ZY/47047/17.


30 August 2017

Burglary in Kennington

A burglary from a shed occurred in the Nicholas Road area of Ashford between 1500 hours on the 28th August and
1600 hours on the 29th August. Entry was gained and a quantity of fishing equipment was stolen. If you have any
information which may be useful to the investigation of this incident please call 101 and quote crime report
number - ZY/40841/17.


24 August 2017

Scam phone call warning

A number of local residents are receiving nuisance telephone calls from 01908978801. The caller is stating that
they are from the Police and require certain details. This is, of course, fake and the same number has been used
for the BT, Microsoft and banking attempt scam calls. Please terminate the call should you receive one from this
number or if any personal details are requested. No company will call you in such a way and request personal
details so please do not divulge anything.


16 August 2017

Theft of motorcycle in Kennington

A blue Yamaha Motorcycle, GK15BDU, was stolen whilst parked on the driveway outside the owners house in
Siskin Close, Kennington. This happened between 14 August 20.00 and 15 August 06.45. A crash helmet and
motorcycle clothing were also taken; these were in a box on the motorcycle.

If you have any information which may be useful to the investigation of this incident please call 101 and quote
crime report number - ZY/37965/17.


14 August 2017

Burglary in Sandyhurst Lane

A house on Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford was broken into between 00.01 and 03.00 on 13 August 2017.
Entry was gained via the internal garage door.
Items that were taken are a Samsun Galaxy Tablet, Nikon camera, Reebok Rucksack and a wallet containing
cash.
If you have any information which may be useful to the investigation of this incident please call 101 and quote
crime report number - ZY/37698/17.

12 July 2017

Another theft from vehicle in Eureka Park

A theft from a motor vehicle has occurred in the carpark of the Travel Lodge in the Eureka Leisure Park in
Ashford, between the times of 2200 hours on the 6th July and 0600 hours the 7th July. Entry was gained and
various power tools were stolen.

If you have any information which may be useful to the investigation of this incident please call 101 and quote
crime report number - ZY/29789/17

27 June 2017

Theft from van in Eureka Park

Between the 22/6 22.45 and 23/6 06.00 a White Vauxhall Vivard vehicle parked up overnight in the car park of a
hotel in Eureka Park, Ashford had the rear door ripped off and the work tools stored inside stolen.

These included a Dewalt Combi set of drilling equipment, Dewalt Multi Tool and tool bag, Dewalt Impact Driver
and Grinder also a Makita Impact Driver and a Mega Tester.

If you have any information about this please ring 101 and quote reference ZY/26834/17.


9 June 2017

Theft from vehicles in Watery Lane

On the 2nd June between the hours of 1600 and 0530, several vehicle batteries were removed from lorries parked
in Watery Lane (close to bitumen batching plant), Westwell. If you have any information please contact 101,
quoting references ZY/23819/17, ZY/23820/17 or ZY/23820/17.

8 June 2017

Burglary in Bockhanger Lane

On the 5th June between the hours of 2030 and 2300, entry was gained after a pane of glass had been smashed
at the bottom of a door at a property in Bockhanger Lane (near the top, close to Lower Vicarage Road junction),
Kennington. An untidy search took place and it is not yet unknown what has been taken. If you have any
information please contact 101, quoting ZY/23747/17.

16 April 2017

More suspicious activity in Sandyhurst Lane

We have just received this message from a member. It relates to an incident experienced by a friend (non-
member) living in the vicinity of the 180s-190s in Sandyhurst Lane:

I have just spoken to a friend today who lives in [name of property]. She has the following experience:

Last week she left home around 6.45 pm but came back in 5 minutes as she forgot something. On her return she
found a young lady (thought to be Eastern European from her accent) in her premises. When asked what she is
doing there - she replied that she is looking for Norton Knatchbull School. My friend of course told her that she is
in the wrong area. She was very worried for obvious reasons and wanted to get rid of her as quick as possible.

Few weeks ago another lady (similar accent ) knocked on her door during the daytime and asked her where
Norton Knatchbull school is!

I have shown her all the emails I have been getting. Also advised her to check any chalk mark or any other
noticeable mark around her house/wall.

This is another worry for us. But all we can do is circulate the news and be vigilant.

Many thanks for keeping us updated.

As ever, please report any incidents to 101.


15 April 2017

Further attempted break-in in Sandyhurst Lane

We have received another report of a suspected attempted break in last night from another member living close
to the Faversham Road end of Sandyhurst Lane:

We have just got home to find our back gate looks like, someone has attempted entry, but has not succeeded,
we think they must have either heard the dog or were disturbed.

The attempt must have been last night the dog did go crazy about 20.30 we let her out the back but next time I
think we will be checking all round the house.

Please ensure that doors, windows and outbuildings are secured and report any other suspicious activity to 101
(or, if it is an incident in progress, 999).


15 April 2017

Suspicious activity in Sandyhurst Lane

The postman reported at 1030 am this morning that he saw a suspicious black people carrier (Peugeot), with two
black male occupants in hoodies, parked on the grass of a property in the 170s Sandyhurst Lane, facing the road.
When he went back to get the registration number they sped of towards the A20. It’s been reported to 101 who
will call him on his mobile.

Please report any similar incidents.


15 April 2017

Attempted break-in in Sandyhurst Lane

We have today received the following report from a member living towards the Faversham Road end of
Sandyhurst Lane:

We are abroad, but our alarm was triggered last night by a break in. Fortunately only a window is damaged, and
nothing taken, the ADT alarm did the trick, and our daughter who lives close by dealt with everything. First
problem we have had since 1983 when we moved in.

Please be vigilant.


29 March 2017

Anti-social behaviour in Sandyhurst Lane

The following message has been received from a member living towards the Faversham Road end of Sandyhurst
Lane:

Saturday 4th March my husband and I were relaxing in our lounge and about 9.30-10.00 pm our dog started
barking and then we heard a thud at the window behind us, we went outside to find broken eggs on the window,
my husband went down the road and saw three youths, they ran when they saw my him and went through the
pathway opposite Sandyacres towards Trinity Road.

A few days later talking to a neighbour, it seems we were not the only victim.

Please report any similar incidents of anti-social behaviour using 101, or 999 if the crime is in progress.


2 March 2017

Theft of food bin in Sandyhurst Lane

A member living in Sandyhurst Lane has sent the following report today. At best the reported incident is anti-
social behaviour, at worst it is theft:

Our household and food rubbish bins were put outside our gate as usual yesterday evening for collection early this
morning. However, my husband discovered this morning that our food bin had been emptied into the household
bin and the food bin has disappeared, presumably stolen.

There are obviously some not very pleasant people living in our lane.

I do not know what the solution to such socially unacceptable behaviour is, but perhaps all SLRA members ought
to be aware that this type of behaviour has appeared in our lane. Needless to say, we shall be forced to install
CCTV as such behaviour as a stolen rubbish bin can easily turn into something being stolen or vandalised as a
more serious problem.


1 March 2017

Handbag snatch in Orchard Heights

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 40s reported being robbed in Ashford.

The incident is reported to have taken place at around 9.20pm on Monday 27 February 2017 in an alleyway that
links the A20 to Cherrywood Rise. The victim reported that a man grabbed her handbag as she walked through
the alleyway, and that she was pulled to the ground, sustaining facial injuries.

The suspect is described as being a white man, aged in his 20s, 5ft 9in tall, slim build and had a pointed nose. He
was wearing a hooded top and the hood was up. Having taken the victim's handbag, the offender left in the
direction of Repton Park.

Officers are now asking for witnesses to the incident, or for anyone who saw anything suspicious to come
forward. Witnesses are asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting crime reference ZY/7947/17.
Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.




1 February 2017

Calling 101

This is a message from the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator for East Kent.

Please ensure that when members of Neighbourhood Watch call Kent Police using the 101 system that they
clearly identify themselves as members of Neighbourhood Watch to the call handler and ask for the call to be
"tagged" for the attention of Neighbourhood Watch.

This will ensure that any incidents reported by Neighbourhood Watch are brought to the attention of the East
Kent Coordinator who can make any necessary follow up calls.

Please pass this message as widely as possible amongst your Neighbourhood Watch contacts.

Please also note : calls to 101 (from both landlines and mobile networks) cost 15 pence per call, no matter what
time of day you call, or how long you are on the phone. The 15p cost of the call goes to the telephony providers
to cover the cost of carrying the calls.


1 February 2017

Theft from vehicle in Lenacre Street

A theft from a motor vehicle has occurred in the Lenacre Street area of Ashford. This incident occurred between
1700 hours on the 30th Jan and 1930 hours on the 30th Jan. The vehicle was entered and a Dell laptop was
stolen. If you have any information which would assist the investigation of this incident please contact 101
quoting ref. ZY/4009/17.


1 February 2017

Theft from vehicle in Kennington

A theft from a motor vehicle has occurred in the Hurst Road area of Kennington, Ashford. This incident occurred
between 1630 hours on the 30th Jan and 0630 hours on the 31th Jan. The vehicle was entered and a purse
containing cash and bank cards was stolen. If you have any information which would assist the investigation of
this incident please contact 101 quoting ref. ZY/4002/17.


30 January 2017

Update on suspicious activity in Sandyhurst Lane

Further to our item yesterday (below), the black Audi being driven by persons behaving suspiciously has been
seen this evening driving slowly in the area.

We now have the registration number of the BLACK AUDI A3 Sport TDI - it is

                   AV54 BDF       

Furthermore, the Police have advised that it is a “vehicle of interest”.

If you see this vehicle, please report it immediately to 101, quoting crime reference number 30/1367.
If you are able to get photographic evidence, without taking any risks, it would be helpful.



29 January 2017

Suspicious activity in Sandyhurst Lane

We have received a report about suspicious activity at a property in Sandyhurst Lane, towards the A20 end of the
Lane:

On Friday or Saturday (not clear which) the postman told the occupant about a car parked on their drive with a
black male and female walking around inspecting his property. When challenged they drove off but apparently
did the same at another property in the Lane.The car was a black Audi A5 or A6.

The occupant has been asked to contact 101 and agreed to do so.

Please report if you see any similar suspicious activity.


13 January 2017

Theft of motorcycle in Kennington


A theft of a motorcycle has occurred in the Guernsey Way area of Kennington, Ashford; the vehicle was later
found burnt out in the Westwell area.

This incident occurred between 1840 hours on the 11th Jan and 1851 hours on the same day

The vehicle was a Yamaha motorcycle index number J868 JDL

If you have any information which would assist the investigation of this incident please contact 101 quoting ref.
ZY/1417/17.


3 January 2017

Beware of rogue traders

We have received the following report via a committee member living in Sandyhurst Lane:

I had a visit from my next door neighbour who reports as follows :
Yesterday afternoon (Monday) a male person knocked on his door and said that his house chimney was in
desperate need of attention and was in danger of falling down. The visitor said that he had been working ‘up
the road’. My neighbour refused the offer quite forcefully.
The person drove off, with a mate, in a white Transit truck with a tailgate hoist - something quite distinctive.

Please be very wary of unsolicited calls from tradesmen - they may well be ‘rogue traders.’
For more information on bogus callers and rogue traders, see the Kent Police website:
https://www.kent.police.uk/advice/bogus-callers-and-rogue-traders/.


Sandyhurst Lane
Residents Association

Protecting the rural character of Sandyhurst Lane and the adjoining area