Some likely lads recently stole a large section of tree trunk from a bank in the Glebe Wood opposite the parish church. In the spirit of village togetherness let’s hope it went towards keeping their dear old mother warm as winter draws on. But we hope that the habit will not spread. The management plan for this bit of woodland includes felling the occasional wild damson tree to make room for planting a variety of species, and we use the timber to edge the footpath. Anything ‘just lying there’ has a purpose and is not surplus to requirements.