From Carl Barton
The month of December in our community has been a relatively quiet period with Covid 19 inevitably having had a materially negative impact on our festive enjoyment.
Nevertheless, crime does not stop for Christmas or during any other aspect of our lives and I have remained active in trying to ensure as little as possible has had an impact on your daily lives.
To this end I am constantly active in areas which are just as important as patrolling the streets and I hope that through this regular update I can make our community aware of this.
During December I am pleased to say that there were no reported crimes in Woodford although I have had to attend 34 incidents. These incidents are not necessarily crimes but still need to be resolved and dealt with such as neighbour disputes, miscellaneous crimes and safeguarding adult and child referrals.
A few residents had complained to me regarding the speed certain vehicles were driving along the Byfield Road. I passed on this information to the Safety Roads Team and they came out to the village to conduct a number of speed checks. I am pleased to say that they found most people were sticking to the speed limit. A few drivers were caught driving over the 30mph limit including one at 37mph.The driver was given words of advice.
A number of residents had complained of untaxed vehicles in the village. Subsequently, I had two vehicles removed for non- payment of car tax with another pending at time of writing this report. Remember, vehicles have up until 61 days from the date their vehicle tax has expired to renew. I cannot remove vehicles until after the 61 days have lapsed.
I would like to thank the residents of Woodford for their constant support in helping to police their village and help keeping them safe. It remains a privilege to do so.
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