Monmouthshire County Council’s Countryside Service received a devastating blow today (1st May) when it was discovered that thieves had broken into its store room at Raglan and taken £10,000 of essential equipment.
Principal Countryside Access Officer, Ruth Rourke said: “Items stolen included our only quad bike, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, brush cutters and pruning saws. This theft means that we have had to borrow equipment in order to carry out basic duties. In the long term it has a terrible impact on our small budget and will reduce the projects that we can deliver on the ground this year. Anyone who has information that could lead to the conviction of the thieves or re-unite us with our equipment should contact the police”.