At approx 19.15 this evening (Easter Sunday 27 Mar) a sky lantern (with burner in full flame) appeared over the houses between Chalkpit Lane, High Street and Abbotts Ann Road. It was very low and a struggling to gain height; it dipped down out of sight almost immediately then, after a few moments reappeared struggling to gain height. Fortunately it then gained height, and did not crash again into one of the thatched properties along the High Street or the lower part of Chalkpit Lane, before sailing off North East. The lantern was white with a large red heart on one side.
Such lanterns pose a danger to thatched properties, as well as livestock. Please, please DO NOT light such things.