Some readers will know that there were at least two burglaries in the area in the first half of November: one in Dallington and one here in Brightling.  I don’t have access to any official reports on these events, but from what I have heard, in both cases the intruders parked their escape vehicle some way away and approached the properties across fields.  So this is something to be aware of.  And possibly question Insp. Russell about when he attends the next Annual Village Meeting (7:30 pm. Village Hall, Monday 9 April 2018).