Did you know the Westwood neighborhood was built on the former site of the Westwood Club Golf Course? Current resident, Rich Terrell, recently tracked down a link to the original golf course plans for the Westwood Golf Course. “It’s neat to see where the original holes were laid out”, said Rich. We agree. We wanted to preserve them here as part of our shared history.
Original Course (1926)
Westwood Map (Today)
Map Overlay: What hole did you live on?
Increased traffic in the Westwood Community has brought with it more traffic incidents, and more concerns for pedestrian, bicyclist, and auto safety.
The following are suggestions from the Westwood Traffic Sub-Committee for increasing safety and awareness in our community:
To deter speeding of cars and trucks, bullying of pedestrians, cyclists, and other cars by drivers:
- Keep a pad and pen with you whenever you are out and record the offending automobile’s make and license number, and the date, time, location and nature of the incident
- Take a cell phone photo of the offending auto, making sure to include the license plate, date, time, location and nature of the incident
Report the above to our Westwood Community Police Office, Bob Augustine, of the Henrico County Police Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-833-6474. The more incidents are reported the more a priority our traffic issues will become.
Other helpful suggestions:
- Pedestrians should walk on the left side of our roadways facing traffic
- Watch for vehicles traveling towards you at unsafe speeds/driving erratically
- Consider wearing reflective clothing while walking/biking to increase your visibility
- Refrain from walking on Bremo Road as it has inadequate shouldering and is deemed unsafe
- Observe the 25 mph speed limit when driving in Westwood and refrain from using digital devices or other distractions
- Carry your cell phone whenever you are out and about
Illegal Parking of Items, including vehicles with no or expired registrations, recreational vehicles, boats and trailers, commercial truck tractors and/or trailers, P.O.D.s, and other movable and immovable items parked in a front yard, driveway, at the curb in front of a house, or on the street. Reference Henrico County Code Chapter XXIV, Article V. – R-0, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-3, R-3A, R-4, and R-4A ONE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICTS; USES Sec. 24-11. – Principal uses permitted. This is available through the Henrico County website: http://henrico.us/countyattorney/municipalcode.
These, along with vehicles parked too close to a driveway, curb, etc., should also be reported to Officer Bob Augustine of the Henrico County Police Department at email@example.com or 804-833-6474.
Lock Your Car, Your Shed and Your House Doors and Windows.
Call Henrico County Police Non-Emergency number #501-5000 if you see something suspicious.
- If you witness a crime or see a suspicious situation, call #501-5000 for non- person events and #911 for person crimes; please do not be afraid to call the Henrico County Police for they are trained to help you prevent or investigate criminal activity.
- To access Crime Prevention and Personal Safety information and other Henrico County Police Division (HCPD) Community Services programs, see http://henrico.us/police/programs/brochures.
- To access crime alerts directly from HCPD, see http://twitter.com/HenricoPolice.
- To access additional crime-related information directly from HCPD, see http://www.FaceBook.com/HenricoPolice.
- For a free home security assessment by HCPD Community Officer Bob Augustine, contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Personal safety is common sense: if you feel uncomfortable in a situation, you are probably in danger; watch those around you; watch your surroundings; listen to your inner alert system.
- Avoid carrying your purse or attaché case in a way someone could grab it.
- Avoid placing presents or valuables in your vehicle in such a way someone could surveil them for possible thievery.
- Please lock your vehicle, even when you are in it; 85% (or more) of all Larcenies From Automobiles (LFA) in Henrico County are from unlocked vehicles; you can prevent auto theft and LFA.
- When you are home alone, keep your doors locked; do not open your doors for someone you do not know or cannot identify themselves; again, you can prevent a home invasion by not allowing the perpetrator inside your home.
- Although it is a good habit to back your vehicle into your driveway so you are facing forward when entering the street, it is an excellent idea to back into a shopping center parking lot so you can see more clearly when pulling out as you leave.
- With more students on the road during the Holidays Season, traffic becomes more problematic; be patient and remember that younger people are by their nature impatient and careless; go shopping or banking during the in-between hours (9:00-11:00 a.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m.).
- Be more watchful on the roads of Westwood during the Holidays Season as more people and youth are in the Park and on the roadways; if you walk or jog in Westwood, please stay on the left side of the pavement facing traffic and near the edge of the pavement; if you bicycle, please obey the same rules of the road as vehicles.
- The Westwood Park is a County facility; no vehicles of any kind are allowed in the Park; domesticated animals are supposed to be on a lease at all times in the Park; the hours for the Park are Sunrise to Sunset.