SPEEDWATCH – ANNUAL REPORT as at 14 May 2012
With our limited numbers we have nevertheless managed a meeting almost everyweek this past year. We have lost a couple of weeks due to intense cold and a couple because of continuous rain.
Once again it has been obvious that as soon as our signs are put out the vast majority of drivers moderate their speed, though a significant minority, sometimes as many as10%, do not.
During the year over 50 drivers have been written to by the police about their speed going through the village.
The team is agreed that additional means need to be found to induce drivers to respectthe speed limit on a permanent basis.
There are still only six members in the team and although these all give of their best we could sorely do with reinforcements!
Speedwatch Team Volunteers
HOMEWATCH ANNUAL REPORT as at 14 May 2012
The Village is fortunate in having had a relatively crime-free year. I would like to think this is due to our increased vigilance, but I fear we have just been lucky. In general residents have been very good at alerting me about incidents and of when their house is likely to be empty.
Opportunistic theft is still the main threat, and this often affects outdoor equipment such as oil-tanks and expensive garden-care machinery. There is also an increasing danger of metal theft as scrap values soar.
We have again been lucky to have the support and help over the year of our PCSO,Tonya Winsley. She keeps us abreast of developments, and conveys our concerns back to the police.