December Speed & Crime Update

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With 56 Community Speed Watch groups in Essex undertaking 45 speed check sessions in December (3 of them in the West Bergholt/Eight Ash Green Area), Essex Police have reported statistics as follows:

  • 766 1st warning letters issued,
  • 57 2nd warning letters,
  • 5 incidents which will result in either a police visit or specific enforcement action.

Last Sunday a  regular police speed check was also carried out in the village and they stopped one driver for speeding (40ish) who was also twice over the legal drink drive limit.

Crime Update

Definitely a case of no news being good news.  The regular Crime Report issued by the Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer, covering ‘beats’ in and around Colchester over the Christmas/New Year period, ran to 41 pages  (roughly 250 incidents) covering events such as Assault, Criminal Damage, Burglary, Theft etc…  Fortunately not one took place in West Bergholt!

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