Hello Willingdon NW,
I have recently moved here. Thank you for your Autumn News Sheet; I look forward to coming to your meeting on 05 Sept.Re police 'disconnected' reporting, could there be hitches with crimes either: 'reported' (officially written down so it has to be logged on to official statistics), or 'unreported' (explained to police by the victim/s but not documented in writing by the police)?
You will know the exact facts. But this is just a thought - it made quite a difference to my understanding of neighbourhood police in London where I lived previously.
Dear Sylvia, Many thanks for the feedback, The Sussex NW federation is at this moment in timetrying to find out what the problems are regarding supplying watches with local crimeinformation, they are having talks with The Chief Constable, so we might soon have an answer. It would be nice to meet you at our next public meeting,
Hello Ray,Received your latest newsletter this week and read with interest the bit about Willingdon No Cold Calling Zone.I had a cold caller from the RSPCA on 11/07/16 (the RSPCA have incorrect date in their following email) who found it funny that he had disturbed me whilst I was asleep because feeling unwell.
It seems that the RSPCA can indeed call anytime they wish as the Willingdon No Cold Calling Zone "has not been set as an official NCCZ, as per TSI guidelines". Plus they add that "as charity fundraisers we are not considered as businesses therefore we are able to knock on doors in non official NCCZ's". So why on earth do we bother to have a No Cold Calling Zone in the first place? Added to which they say "We write to the local councils and the Police to advise them we will be in their area before any fundraising commences and we do ask them to notify us of any areas they would like us to avoid".
Well obviously the Police and local councils have not bothered to advise of the Willingdon No Cold Calling Zone otherwise the RSPCA would have avoided it!!So basically according to the RSPCA the Willingdon No Cold Calling Zone means nothing whatsoever and even if it did they can call anyway because they are a charity.To add insult to injury the chap who called at my house and found it funny that he had woken me up whilst I was unwell will not be spoken to direct because as the RSPCA say "Unfortunately without a name or description of the fundraiser we are unable to identify the individual so all fundraisers have been reminded that they are required to always be polite and professional at all times when speaking to residents as this is the behaviour that is expect from all fundraisers working on behalf of the RSPCA".
Surely there can not be hundreds of fundraisers in the area at one time and it would be easy to track down the chap by looking to see who had logged addresses in Church Street on that particular day and time. (I think his reason for calling was to get Direct Debits set up by householders).In all I have been fobbed off with an email from the RSPCA saying tough and we will not be doing anything about it.I have added two email communications between RSPCA and myself below for you to see the full extent of The RSPCA reply I received to my complaint.Whist on the subject why do we get so many doorstep callers who are ex-criminals going straight (as they put it) selling cleaning goods??
KJ KJ Tagliaferro
Many thanks for the feedback, I have never understood why, several years ago so much money was spent on placing No Cold Calling signs around Willingdon, when it must have been known at the time it was not legally enforceable. To help stop cold callers in the future I will put a front door sign through your letter box within the next few days, and hope it helps you. If we can be of any help in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Very best Wishes,
Hello,Could you please remind dog walkers to pick up their dog's mess& dispose of it in the bins provided in the Wannock fields. It is gradually getting worse & is very unpleasant for anyone following in the footsteps of the lazy & thoughtless individuals.
M. Millington Sent from my iPad
Many thanks for your feedback,I have lived in many places during my lifetime, but never come across anywhere elsethat has so many dogs in their community , which speaks volumes for our animal loving residents.
In general, the majority of Dog owners I believe are very responsible, however, and unfortunatelythere are a very lazy and thoughtless minority that spoil the reputations of all the decent dog walkers.It is of course an offence to let your dog foul and not pick up and dispose of correctly, especially as bins have been provided for just that purpose. If of course you should see someone not clean upafter their dog, and if you know who they are it is possible to report them to Wealden District council.
PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR POOCH !
Good afternoon, I've just been reading the willingdon neighbourhood watch letter and I would like to ask if it's possible to arrange a speed watch in Park Croft road as cars just cut through and the speeds they reach within seconds of turning into our road is very concerning! Our road has young children and also it's a major school route for children walking to and from willingdon school.... It has always been a concern of mine and I've tried reaching out to people and the pcso before but I've had no response!
I just feel that this needs looking at before something awful happens to someone!
Traffic seems to be very bad & fast during rush hour such as morning & evening! And occasional late evening with the younger drivers speeding through!I appreciate you taking time , I look foward to hearing from you! Many thanksMrs S Boniface
Many thanks for your question Shelley.
Willingdon Speed Watch would love to Speed watch at Park Croft for the residents,I have forwarded your request to our PCSO Ali Beaden, you are in fact the secondresident who has requested we monitor your road, last time we contacted Wealden Speed watch PCSO,who has to sanction a site the response was rather negative, however, we will persevere.