Local police update
SPEEDING The Speed indication device has been used this month as part of Community Speed watch, at two locations, Rose Avenue in Hazlemere and Western Deane in Hazlemere. A total of 110 cars were checked in Rose Avenue, with 3 exceeding the speed limit by 6mph or more. On Western Deane, a total of 313 cars passed through the speed indication device, with 77 cars exceeding the speed limit by 6 mph or more, which would be grounds for a prosecution. The team will be looking at doing some speed enforcement on Western Deane at some point in the future.
CRIME Again there have been NO dwelling burglaries on the area this month, but there have been TWO non-dwelling burglaries, both from commercial premises. Please can we remind you to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity by calling 101 or 999. In relation to other offences there have been 3 incidents of Criminal Damage and 3 Thefts from a motor vehicle. There was also 1 robbery where a mobile phone was stolen. We would like to remind you to ensure your cars are locked and valuables are not on display. The majority of thefts from motor vehicles are from INSECURE vehicles or vehicles with items on display. Please help yourselves by ensuring this doesn’t happen. The team would like to take this opportunity to remind you that general crime levels in Hazlemere are well below the average for the rest of High Wycombe and will continue to remain that way.
OFFENDERS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE
A male aged 45 has been charged with assault following an incident in Fallowfield, Hazlemere
Two youths both aged 16 have been charged with Robbery following an incident in Tylers Crescent, Hazlemere.
A female aged 31 has been charged with assault on a police officer, supplying Class A drugs and handling stolen goods following an incident Beaumont Way in Hazlemere.
A male aged 49 has been charged with shoplifting following an incident at Co-op in Park Parade back in November 2012 where over £200 of alcohol has been stolen
A male aged 42 has been charged with a shoplifting following an incident at Boots in Park Parade back in February 2013
New waste collection service to be introduced
Waste collections, recycling services and street cleansing in Chiltern and Wycombe districts will be delivered by a new contractor, Serco, from Monday 4 March 2013 as a new fleet of liveried collection vehicles hit the roads.
The seven-year contract heralds a new, joint working relationship between Chiltern and Wycombe district councils, which aims to improve service delivery, increase recycling rates in both district to 60% by 2015, and improve street cleanliness.
A completely revitalised service will be rolled out in phases – to Chiltern residents through the summer, and to Wycombe district residents in the autumn. Existing collections in both districts will remain in place until the rollout gets underway.
Councillor Peter Martin, Chiltern District Council's Cabinet Member for Waste, said: "Information packs will be mailed out to Chiltern residents after Easter, giving them comprehensive information on the new service, so I urge residents to look out for that in their post in the coming weeks.
"We have planned an extensive communications programme to keep residents in both districts informed, including roadshows, where they'll be able to see the new vehicles and containers, and ask any questions about the new service. Our new joint waste management team has worked hard to ensure as smooth a transition as possible, and we are confident of its success."
From 4 March, Wycombe District residents' enquiries for waste management will be handled by Chiltern District Council Customer Services as part of the new joint working arrangement – the number is 01494 586550. Further information is available online at www.chiltern.gov.uk and www.wycombe.gov.uk plus regular updates on both councils' Twitter accounts: @ChilternCouncil and @wycombedc
New Running Group
To help shake off the Winter blues, a new running group has been established in the Village.
Big Chiltern Weekend
To celebrate English Tourism Week, the Chilterns Tourism Network has organised the first Big Chilterns Weekend on the 23 - 24 March 2013, when local businesses are giving residents of the Chilterns and adjacent towns/villages fantastic opportunities to explore and experience what is right on their doorstep.
The Big Chilterns Weekend intends to show off what makes the Chilterns an outstanding place to live, work and play. And it’s the playing that is the focus of the big weekend. We have free tickets to give away for a great number of experiences including; GoApe in Wendover Woods, Chiltern Brewery tours, a night at Pendley Manor, guided walks, wine tasting at Chiltern Valley Winery, even the opportunity to try a flight 2000 at the London Gliding Club in Dunstable!