The following appears in KWT’s latest email newsletter…
Heartless hay theft leaves livestock food supplies short
104 bales of hay worth an estimated £600 have been stolen from the Trust’s nature reserve at Marden Meadow near Staplehurst this week.
A vigilant resident became suspicious when he noticed that the reserve gate had been left wide open for a prolonged period and immediately alerted the Trust.
The Trust’s Weald Area Warden, Matt Hayes said: ‘This callous act would have been highly visible from the Marden Road and it would have taken some considerable time to load a large truck or trailer. We now need to buy our hay to keep our livestock fed through the winter months.’
The police are dealing with the matter, but if anyone has seen any suspicious activities going on at the reserve recently, can they please call the Trust on 01622 662012 or email email@example.com.