Monks Eleigh is a small and attractive village set in the Brett Valley, which runs through some of the most picturesque countryside in South Suffolk. We are ideally located for the historical village of Lavenham, and less than 30 minutes from Bury St. Edmunds. The village is crowned by St Peter's Church, which stands at the top of the hill and overlooks the village green and many of the other fine medieval buildings.
Attempted theft of lead thwarted by alarm
The alarm system, that is fitted to the church roof, was activated recently by a gang of organised criminals, who had targeted our village church as the next to be stripped of its lead. It seems that a number of gang members were trying to disable the alarm monitor units (specialist sensors), by simply smashing them. It is thought that this was done to provide an opportunity for a larger scale operation planned that night, where the lead on the northern nave would have been stripped without detection.
Parishioners are asked to be on the alert for any suspicious behaviour, or any vans or activity in or near the church at unusual times of day. Please do not approach anyone suspicious on your own, but notify the police by calling 999. The church postcode is: IP7 7LQ.
Community Speed Watch
The Parish Council have been asked to consider re-starting the Speed Watch Scheme in the village. The Police team that run the scheme have advised that we require a minimum of 6 volunteers before the Police will consider approving the scheme in the village. We therefore need some volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering, or would like some further information, could you please contact the Parish Clerk Nicola Smith:
by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone on 07817 170906
or in writing at Stable Flat, 47 High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9PY.