Thanks very much to Doug Anderson, chair of our Safety Committee, and to the Crime Prevention Centre for an informative evening and really good discussion at our S.A.F.E. Communities review on Tuesday evening.

One issue that came up was that it seems a person or group is wandering up and down Woodlea streets on a regular basis during the night, checking to see if cars are unlocked. Unlocked cars have their contents thoroughly searched, although not necessarily stolen.

So be proactive, and lock your car!

Another important way to reduce crime and/or undesirable behaviour is to be sure to report. If we don’t report, nobody knows.

We’ll post details on the website when we can, but in the meantime, here’s a list of numbers and emails you can and should use if you see suspicious or illegal activity.

We also learned more about what the Crime Prevention Centre does, and a lot of supporting measures  we may choose include in our quest for a secure neighbourhood.

These include:

  • participating in the new and less onerous neighbourhood watch system
  • the Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) program
  • proactive measures that we as a Community Association can lobby for

The Woodlea Community Association Safety Committee will meet to discuss all of this and bring to you, the members, suggestions for what we can do as a community and what directions the Committee recommends we take. There is a lot of good information, and a lot to consider.

We really look forward to moving ahead.

Thanks, neighbours, for coming out and really helping to push this forward!