Thousands of pounds worth of lead stolen from the Halfway House in Box

Stroud News and Journal: Thousands of pounds worth of lead stolen from the Halfway House in Box Thousands of pounds worth of lead stolen from the Halfway House in Box

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of lead has been stolen from the Halfway House in Box in broad daylight.

The incident happened between 10am and 3pm yesterday, Thursday, July 26.

All the lead has been stripped from the building, including huge sheets from the roof.

Damage has also been caused to the front of the pub, which is owned by Novalis Trust.

Natural stone tiles were also stolen from the nearby bus shelter and electric substation.

Jake Lukas, chief executive of Novalis Trust, said: "The pub is not completely closed and derelict. It is still used by staff and children from Cotswold Chine School.

"My worry is that people think it is easy pickings. It is very upsetting.

"We are asking the local community to be careful and remain vigilant."

Anyone with information should contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 140 of July 26.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:17pm Fri 27 Jul 12

chrisrainbow says...

are they not trying to close this pub down?...mmmm, are you thinking what i am thinking?
are they not trying to close this pub down?...mmmm, are you thinking what i am thinking? chrisrainbow

9:45am Wed 1 Aug 12

dimreepr says...

Wow, they really can’t win can they? The trust doesn’t need to resort to underhand tactics in order close the pub; they to own it so they get to decide.
Wow, they really can’t win can they? The trust doesn’t need to resort to underhand tactics in order close the pub; they to own it so they get to decide. dimreepr

6:04pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Charles Golightly says...

What exactly are you thinking Chris?
What exactly are you thinking Chris? Charles Golightly

2:38pm Mon 13 Aug 12

killalizard says...

What most people are failing to realise in this situation is that the halfway house is being converted into a facility that the young people at the school AND the residents in the village can utilize selling general goods such as bread toilet roll and so on and also a cafe for locals and residents of the school. i think this conversion is a good thing and novalis trust are well within their rights to do so.
What most people are failing to realise in this situation is that the halfway house is being converted into a facility that the young people at the school AND the residents in the village can utilize selling general goods such as bread toilet roll and so on and also a cafe for locals and residents of the school. i think this conversion is a good thing and novalis trust are well within their rights to do so. killalizard

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree