Recently the village has experienced the theft of stone slabs – from the walls of the Memorial Gardens and from private houses as well. Following discussions with council officers and with the support of local councillors it was agreed to replace the stone slabs with concrete paving slabs before Christmas. The slabs were laid in time for our Sing Around The Tree event before Christmas. The theft of stone slabs is a widespread problem across the borough and although we will miss the beautiful stone slabs that have graced the Gardens for over 60 years we will at least have retrieved something.
In addition we have successfully applied for a grant to fund mobile cctv system that can be moved around the village and even loaned to households for short periods where they are experiencing problems. The award of £500 was made from the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Action Fund. More on that in the near future. Hopefully this will help to make Stanhill Village a safer place.