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The Word Around Windsor Park

February 1, 2023


We hope you can attend our upcoming neighborhood meeting on February 21st from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at Windsor Park Elementary School (3910 Sudbury Road). We will be meeting in their Media Center and covering topics such as:

  • An update on the grant WPNA has applied for

  • The January 2023 S.E.A.L. Report from Nestor Montero

  • Meeting the new CMPD Eastway Division Captain

  • Changes to the WPNA By Laws

  • Updated WPNA Sponsorship opportunities

*Please note, our meeting schedule for this month has changed from the second Tuesday of the month (February 14) to the third Tuesday (February 21). We only change the schedule when meetings conflict with holidays.


Neighborhood News:

S.E.A.L. Report for January 1 - January 31: Below are the listed Part 1 crimes that occurred in the Windsor Park Neighborhood for the month of January 2023:

Below are listing the safety tips for theft of/from motor vehicle as we are experiencing an increase in property crime. SAFETY TIPS: 1.Lock Your Doors Keeping your doors locked is the first step in deterring a thief. It's good to get into the habit of checking your car doors. 2. Remove Your Keys from the Vehicle Never leave your keys in the ignition. If your key is in the car, a thief can simply break a window and drive off. Please do not leaving your car running, even if you're just going into a store for a quick errand. A running vehicle may be an easy mark for a thief, especially if it is unattended or unlocked. 3. Do Not Leave a Spare Key Near Your Vehicle Some people keep a spare key under the car or in the glove box, just in case they get locked out — but thieves know where to check for an extra key. While getting locked out of your car is a pain, think about the potential hassle of your car getting stolen. 4. Close the Windows Keep your windows closed completely. A thief can simply reach into your car through an open window and take what they can reach. Thieves can unlock the door to gain full access to your vehicle and everything in it. 5. Park in Well-Lit Areas Avoid parking in areas that are poorly lit or places that are not immediately seen by passers-by. 6. Install an Audible Alarm System and Anti-Theft Device Installing an audible alarm system, if your car did not come with one, and using a visible anti-theft device can greatly reduce the chances of your car being broken into. Visible devices, such as a steering wheel lock, window etching or an alarm system's flashing light, may also be enough to deter a thief from stealing your car. 7. Install a Vehicle Immobilizer System Thieves can bypass your ignition by "hotwiring" your car, but you can help prevent this by using a vehicle immobilizer system. Immobilizer systems may incorporate smart keys, kill switches and wireless ignition authentication. 8. Install a Tracking System You may want to consider installing a tracking system, which can also be called a vehicle recovery system. (As with the other alarms, you may need to have a professional install the device.) When your car is stolen, this tracking system will use wireless and/or GPS technology to emit a signal to the police or a monitoring service of your vehicle's location. This may help the police recover your vehicle faster. 9. Don't Leave Valuables in Your Car One way to attract a thief is to leave a purse, cell phone or another high-value item in a highly visible area of your car. It's best to leave anything of value at home, but, if you must have something important with you, keep it out of sight. 10. Be Alert Be aware of your surroundings when you park your car. If you are wary of the safety of your car or see someone loitering around the parking lot, it's best to park somewhere else. What To Do If Your Car Is Stolen If your car is stolen, contact the police immediately. If you have the below information handy, it could assist the police in recovering your vehicle faster. The year, make, model and color of the car License plate number Vehicle Identification Number (also called the "VIN") Thank you and as always don’t hesitate to reach out. Officer N. Montero P4830 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department SWAT Negotiator Eastway Division Community Coordinator 3505 Central Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205 704-336-8535 (Office) 980-240-0143 (Cell) (Email)


February Events:

🤝 February WPNA Meeting February 21 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm Topics: Changes to the WPNA By Laws, updates on the grant we are applying for, as well as meeting the new CMPD Eastway Division Captain! Location: 3910 Sudbury Road


Adopt A Street

Keep Windsor Park streets litter-free. Join more than 400 active volunteer groups who clean up hundreds of miles of streets. Neighborhoods, businesses, families, and individuals can make a difference in their community by adopting a City street through this grassroots litter removal program. As an Adopt-a-Street volunteer you will receive:

  • Two "adoption" signs with your name installed along the adopted route

  • Clean up supplies (litter pickers, gloves & safety vests loaned for the duration of volunteer service) on a lending basis

  • Volunteers must submit a report after each clean up. Minimum of three annual cleanups required / 2-year commitment

  • Volunteers are asked to remove illegal signs along the roadway during each clean up

  • Additional opportunities include storm drain marking and graffiti spotting


Volunteer for the WPNA Events Committee!

Sign up to join the WPNA Events Committee and help put on some of the best events Windsor Park has seen! Several favorites will be returning this year such as the Neighborhood Wide Yard Sale, the Block Party, the Boo Bash, Movie Night, and so much more!

This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors, give back to the community, and have fun doing it! To sign up, email with the subject: Events Committee


Windsor Park Little Free Libraries and Pantries

Our wonderful neighborhood now has 8 Little Free Libraries and Pantries!

  • 2038 Birchcrest Drive

  • 4115 Winedale Lane

  • 3620 Sudbury Road

  • 4115 Wine dale

  • 5248 Auburndale Rd

  • 3128 Glen Robin Court

  • 4024 Shamrock Drive

  • 4409 Ivanhoe Place


Did you observe...?

Windsor Park has it's very own kitten rescue!

Four dedicated cat lovers have banded together to help rescue and get stray neighborhood cats + their kittens adopted!

You can follow them on Instagram at: @windsorkittens or submit an adoption application!

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