From Carl Barton – Woodford Halse PCSO
Here is the latest report on policing in Woodford Halse from our local PCSO…..WHPC Report June 2021
During February my patrols have placed emphasis on Northamptonshire Police’s response to Covid-19 regulations. Despite this I have undertaken intelligence led patrols and addressed a number of aspects of criminal activity and community concerns.
**Please note this may differ from other sources to which the public have access. I have only included crimes and incidents that are of the public interest**
During the month of February we had a theft from a caravan on land behind Quinton Lane. Unknown offenders have caused damage to a window and removed items of low value. As there were no witnesses or CCTV and with no further lines of enquires, this crime was filed.
There was criminal damage to a residential property on Church Street. This was particularly upsetting as the resident was elderly and lived on her own. There are known offenders for this offence who are currently being dealt with by my police colleagues.
A Covid-19 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) was issued to a resident in the village for allowing another person not of the same household to stay at his address. This was unacceptable behaviour and everyone should know the restrictions by now. Generally, there is a high level of compliance in the local community.
Anti-social behaviour levels across the village has risen since last month with reports of youths scaling the rooftop of Station Court and related criminal damage to a window in Church Street. Can I remind parents under the latest Covid -19 regulations, young people are only allowed to meet with one other person outside of their household regardless of their school bubble. The police have the powers of enforcement through a Fixed Penalty Notice which can be issued to parents or guardians of people under the age of eighteen.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE AND WHO THEY ARE WITH AFTER THE HOURS OF DARKNESS?
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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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