I have an urgent message from reader and friend of the blog, Peter Killops. I’ll let him tell you in his own words.
Bob, good morning.
I wondered if you might consider an appeal via your blog please?
The 49th Walsall Scout Group based in Aldridge, overnight on Tuesday/Wednesday (19/20th Feruary 2013), had their Trailer stolen from a smallholding in the Pelsall /Shelfield area.
The trailer contained all our camping equipment, built up over many years, with a value of around £7,000 and the trailer of around £2,500.
A considerable sum of money!
The equipment is used to take approx 40 lads, and often their families, on Camps throughout the summer in the local areas.
The trailer is an Ifor Williams one similar to the one in the picture ( I lifted this image from Barlownurseries.co.uk) clearly fully laden this is very heavy and would need the help of a 4×4 or at least a large van to transport it away. The trailer had wheel clamps fitted that had been cut off.
If anyone has any information please contact the local police, or through the blog?
Thank you Bob, you never know it may just help
I guess the Scout troupe would also welcome donations of unused camping equipment, if you have any.
Please, lets see if we can nail these thieving buggers. Nicking from the scouts… that’s low, that is. My best wishes go out to Peter and the kids concerned.