Autumn 2010

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Subscriptions
These were due on 1st October 2010. They are currently £5.00. We rely on our subscriptions as they are our only source of income. A subscription form is attached which is also available on our website.

Neighbourhood Watch

Although Moor Park is one of the safest places to live, there are obviously incidents of crime from time to time. There has been a recent attempted burglary and thieves are still targeting alloy wheels from BMWs on the Estate. The Police apprehended a resident who was driving over the drink drive limit. As always, please be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious

IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 999
IF YOU NEED POLICE TO ATTEND DIAL 01923 828212 (not an emergency)
CRIMESTOPPERS RING WITH INFORMATION ON 0800 555 111

We are planning to keep the Notice Board outside the Shops updated with the latest Neighbourhood Watch news.

Lynda Jackson Run 26th September 2010

Thank you to everyone who came to support, help and cheer the runners which was especially appreciated in the miserable weather. At the time of writing, over £40,000 has been raised. There were runners from far and wide, many who commented on what a lovely setting it was for the event. Thank you too to residents and visitors who patiently waited while the runners went through.

Noise
As many residents will have been aware, at the end of June, on a weekday there was a major noise problem from a party on the Estate. If you are having a party please avoid a weekday if you want to celebrate beyond 11 pm and if it is at a weekend then past 11 pm please keep noise to a minimum.

Although we are lucky to live in larger than average houses with generous gardens but because Moor Park is on a hill noise travels considerable distance. We thought that the following notes would be helpful.

Night Time Noise
The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 amended the Noise Act 1996 and enables local authorities in England and Wales to tackle night time noise emitted from dwellings and gardens between the hours of 11.00 pm and 7.00 am. To enforce these powers local authorities must ensure that an environmental health officer takes reasonable steps to investigate complaints about noise emitted from dwellings. If the officer is satisfied that noise exceeds the permitted level, a warning notice may be served on the person responsible. If the warning is ignored, the officer may issue a fixed penalty notice of £100, enter the dwelling and confiscate the noise making equipment (obstructing confiscation carries a fine of up to £1000), or prosecute (fine up to £1000). An extension of the Noise Act came into force in February 2008, enabling local authorities in England and Wales to tackle night time noise from licensed premises.
Fireworks
Recently fireworks have become an increasing noise problem for people and pets. They are let off not only for traditional celebrations such as Bonfire Night, New Year and Diwali, but year round to mark public and private celebrations. The Fireworks Regulations 2004 prohibit the use of fireworks between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am except for Chinese New Year, Diwali, New Year's Eve and Bonfire Night. If they are a nuisance, please call the Police on 0845 330022.
We also remind all residents that there are restrictions on building works. These hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

If you do have a problem Three Rivers have a 24 hour help line 01923 776611.

Litter

We are very fortunate to live in a very tidy Estate but we are aware that there are several community minded residents who regularly pick up and dispose of litter around the Estate. We would like to thank them for all their hard work.

Misdirected Mail

We are sure that many of you receive mail that needs to be redirected. We would ask you to redirect rather than dispose of the correspondence.

Carol Singing

We have arranged the traditional carol singing by courtesy of the Herga Band for Saturday 18th December 2009 at 11 a.m. We do hope as many residents as possible can come along and sing your hearts out! Donations will be sent to Macmillan Nurses. Please give generously.

The Committee Members would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

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