Sawston Area Panel Meeting – today at 7.30 p.m. (15th June 2016)

SAWSTON AREA MEETING – WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE 2016

1. Welcome! This document is presented prior to the next public meeting for the Sawston area to be held on Wednesday 15th June at Sawston Village College, New Road, Sawston. The meeting will start at 7:30pm.
2. If you are unable to attend in person you can follow us on twitter on twitter @southcambscops. Just before the meeting starts we will post a link on our twitter feed. Click on this link and it will take you straight through to the live-stream of the meeting.
Crime and ASB data for your neighbourhood can be found at http://www.police.uk and can be accessed by anyone. The aim of a panel area meeting is:-
• For the Police to highlight trends in crime and anti-social behaviour, and be available to discuss these in a public forum.
• Listen and take note of concerns presented by individuals, parish councils, volunteer organisations such as Neighbourhood and Speed Watch, elected members and other residents or local associations.
• For the panel to decide areas of concern for the community and Police to consider prioritising as part of local Policing.
• To provide an update on the actions taken in regards to chosen priorities or other emerging trends.
1. Update from Chief Inspector Sutherland
2. Update on current neighbourhood issues and local concerns:
At the last panel meeting concern was raised in relation to Lorries parking at the Four-Wentways roundabout by the garage. We have checked the area on a number of occasions and although there have been Lorries parked around the roundabout it has never been considered dangerous. We consulted with garage staff who had no issue with them being there, and the benefit for the lorry drivers is improved security as there is less opportunity for fuel thefts.

At the last meeting we spoke about the Community Parking Fund, where Parish Councils could pay into the fund to pay for PCSOs to work overtime to deal with specific parking issues. This scheme has now run for its first 6 month period, with 2 Parish Councils opting to pay into the scheme, both of them within the Sawston panel area, Great Shelford and Linton. Since the beginning of the year, PCSOs who have volunteered for the overtime have been conducting patrols for 2 or 3 hours in both villages, concentrating on roads identified by the Parish Councils as problematic because of parking issues. A total of 42 hours of patrols have been completed in each village with 26 tickets issued in Great Shelford and 15 in Linton. This scheme is currently under review and will be discussed at the panel meeting.
We have continued with Operation Hunter a force wide crime prevention initiative focussing predominantly on dwelling burglary. In South Cambridgeshire we have arranged special crime prevention events every month in a different village. All the available PCSOs supported by special constables and our crime prevention officer are in the village for the evening offering advice on how to make your property more secure. We were in Balsham in April and will be in the Sports’ Pavilion in Great Shelford on the 19th of July from 5pm. Anyone is welcome to come along and if you can’t make it you can do the on line home security assessment test, Bad Wolf, to see how secure your property is. You can find the test at: http://tinyurl.com/bad-wolf-test or on the Policing South Cambridgeshire Facebook Page.
Crime Prevention
3. Update from partner agencies
4. Date of next panel – Tuesday 18th October at Fulbourn Institute

Join the Histon Panel Meeting

Histon TeamThe Histon Panel Meeting takes place at 7:30pm on Tuesday 14th June and provides everyone with an opportunity to discuss local issues.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and share their crime and disorder concerns, thereby influencing local policing priorities for the next four months.

If you can’t attend you can now join in meeting live, online. Simply follow @southcambscops on twitter. Shortly before the meeting starts we will post a link on our news-feed. Simply click the link and it should take you to a live-stream of the meeting. During the meeting you can post questions and comments to us on Twitter and we’ll do our best to answer them during the meeting. Alternatively you can email us prior to the meeting via the local pages of our main website www.cambs.police.uk

Covering the villages of; Bar Hill, Boxworth, Chittering, Connington, Cottenham, Dry Drayton, Elsworth, Fen Drayton, Girton, Graveley, Histon, Impington, Knapwell, Landbeach, Lolworth, Longstanton, Milton, Oakington, Orchard Park, Over, Papworth Everard, Papworth St Agnes, Rampton Swavesey, Waterbeach & Willingham.

Insp Drury and Sgt Rabel will present updates from the previous four months at Orchard Park Primary School.

You can read the panel document here: Histon Panel June 2016

Hope to see you at the meeting!

‘Op Hunter’ Crime Prevention Event Papworth Everard 07-06-2016

Policing in South Cambridgeshire

The first Histon ‘Op Hunter’ crime prevention event will be held in Papworth Everard on Tuesday June the 7th 2016 at the village hall on Ermine Street South between 17:00-20:00hrs. Cambridgeshire Constabulary are encouraging residents to get involved. We are giving the community the opportunity to meet their local policing team and receive security advice on how to protect their home. There will also be the opportunity to buy security products at a discounted price and get your property coded. If you would like more info please contact me via email (thomas.baugh@cambs.pnn.police.uk).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Regards

PCSO Baugh 7048

View original post

Haslingfield Crime Prevention Event

Please come along to the #Haslingfield Crime Prevention Event.

Tuesday 24 May 10:30 – 12:00

Haslingfield Village Hall, New Road, Haslingfield, Cambridge, CB23 1JP

Find out more about home security and simple crime prevention measures.

Attendees include local PCSO Alex Giltinane, Rachel Carr Crime Reduction Officer, John Fuller Neighbourhood Watch Chairman, and Theresa Harrold Neighbourhood Watch village co-ordinator.

Come along to discover how you can protect your property and reduce crime.

There will be the opportunity to purchase property coding kits at a reduced price, plus shed and window alarms. We look forward to seeing you there!

An Update on the Rural Crime Team

As some of you will have seen in the press-  last month we re-launched the RCAT.  I’m pleased to say that they have had a very busy first month.  The below is the rural crime newsletter from the RCAT Inspector Dick Turner. Hare coursers arrested,  fuel-cheats caught and a big clamp down on stolen trailers.  Not bad for a first month…

Chief Inspector Sutherland- Force Lead Rural Crime.

RCAT-viiii

April 2016

Hare Coursing

Comparisons –

April 2015, 20 reported incidents.

April 2016, 53 reported incidents. Of those reported we responded on immediate grade to 24 incidents, 6 were responded too under a prompt grade, 5 were other force reports and remainder were repeat calls for incidents already reported.

Last month highlighted a problem in the Thorney area. This appeared to move to the south of the county towards the end of the month. We have noticed that of the incidents reported the ‘offending’ is happening towards the end of the day in to early evening. In response RCAT officers have moved their start / end times to match this pattern.

The good news is that 10 people have been stopped and reported/summonsed for hare coursing offences. Other investigations remain live so hopefully this number will increase.

Trailer Thefts

We have had a further 6 trailer thefts this month. Although the thefts have occurred across the force area they are slightly higher in the Fenland area than in other areas. Trailer types vary from small farm trailers to caravans from driveways.

RCAT carried out a joint operation last Monday at Cheffins auction site at Sutton with partners from HMRC and DVSA. The operation focussed on not only trailer theft but also vehicles using red diesel. In total officers checked 52 cars and 32 trailers. One of those trailers has been identified as possibly stolen but need more investigation. Officers were able to highlight this increase and give appropriate security advice to prevent further losses and victims.

The operation identified two vehicles using red diesel for which the drivers received on the spot fines of over £500 each.

Other offences identified were defective tyre, 1 x prohibition for unsafe vehicle, 1 x illegally tinted windows, 1 x no insurance (vehicle seized), 1 x no MOT, 2 X no seat belts and 2 x using mobile phone.

Metal Theft.

We have seen a spate of metal thefts from Churches over the last few weeks. In total there have been 6 reports of lead theft from church roofs with one church being attacked on two occasions. These unscrupulous thieves have no consideration for the cost of replacement and repairs or the huge risk it creates for possible internal damage to the church from wind and rain once the lead has been stripped off. The RCAT team have been in touch with the Diocese and have conducted visits to as many churches as possible telling them about the recent thefts and encouraging them to review their security.

We are asking everyone to be vigilant around church buildings. Report any suspicious vehicles and activity around church yards particularly at night. Offenders, we believe, have not only completed reconnaissance before committing the thefts but they have moved lighting away from the direction of the buildings to avoid detection. If you are up late at night or early morning and a drive by your local church isn’t an inconvenience please do it and report anything suspicious.

Below is an example from a recent theft showing what thieves have been leaving after their activity leaving it open to the elements and further damage. 

Fly Grazing

Officers from RCAT attended a fly grazing conference hosted by colleagues in Hertfordshire. This comes following legislation changes within the Animal Act 1971 and Control of Horses Act 2015. The changes will impact upon Local Authorities primarily, as they have primacy for dealing with such incidents, but also the responsibility of land owners when such an incident is reported. We are working out the finer detail with our partners to put in place a process everyone agrees too and understands.

Rural Crime Conference

Sgt. Jackson and I attended the National Rural Crime Conference this week hosted by NFU Mutual in Northamptonshire. The conference theme was ‘Utilising Technology in the prevention of crime’. The conference was opened by Chief Constable Simon Prince from Dyfed Powys who holds the National Portfolio for Rural Crime and really emphasised the importance of rural crime.

We saw presentations on crime prevention and security marking from Selecta-DNA and CESAR Datatag scheme and also how Police and owners can make best use of technology in preventing and detecting crime through modern alarms, cameras and lighting. Whilst the idea is not rocket science, the pace technology moves on is breath taking so if you have not completed a security review recently its worth just assessing what can be done at a reasonable fee to give you added protection. Our colleagues from Cambridgeshire Countryside Watch will be more than happy to assist as will any of my RCAT officers.

 

 

Kind regards Insp Dick Turner

‘Op Hunter’ Crime Prevention Event Papworth Everard 07-06-2016

The first Histon ‘Op Hunter’ crime prevention event will be held in Papworth Everard on Tuesday June the 7th 2016 at the village hall on Ermine Street South between 17:00-20:00hrs. Cambridgeshire Constabulary are encouraging residents to get involved. We are giving the community the opportunity to meet their local policing team and receive security advice on how to protect their home. There will also be the opportunity to buy security products at a discounted price and get your property coded. If you would like more info please contact me via email (thomas.baugh@cambs.pnn.police.uk).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Regards

PCSO Baugh 7048

 

Chelsea’s Choice a great way to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation

So the Chelsea’s Tour 2016 finished last Friday,  myself and Cheryl Carter (PCSO for the City) have been involved in the  rolling out of  this production  over a 3 week period.  We organised a total of 33 performances to be shown in Schools and Community venues in South Cambs and Cambs City.   I have just been working on the stats for South Cambs   A total of 2,673 people saw the performance.   We still await the City stats.  Chelsea’s Choice  is a hard hitting theatre play raising  awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation.  The make  up of these people were:-

2,384 students in year 9 – together with some year 10 groups.
154 teachers
43 Professionals – including Social Workers, Youth Workers, Council Workers, Nurses and others.
16 Members of Cambs Police
55 Parents
21 Young people not attending a school setting.

The performances were greatly received by the schools and people attending the local community events.

National CSE awareness  day is  tomorrow –  18th March 2016

SPEAK OUT AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION – IT IS NOT OK IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS EXPLOITING A YOUNG PERSON.  LISTEN TO YOUR INSTINCT, IF IT DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT – TELL SOMEONE – #say something –

Say something is a free text and call service on 116 000 – 24 hours a day.  All staff are trained in CSE.  http://www.stop-cse.org/saysomething

regards

Leanne Fisher – PCSO 7239 – South Cambs Business Watch officer based at Sawston Police Station

Come see the theatre production of Chelsea’s Choice in Sawston

 
Dear Community

I invite you to book a place on the  free showing of the Theatre Production “Chelsea’s Choice” this Thursday the 3rd March 2016 at The Marven Centre, New Road, Sawston, Cambridge at 7 p.m.

Chelsea’s Choice is a play which tells the  true story of a young girl who is a victim of Child Sexual Exploitation. The play lasts for 40 minutes and is followed by a 30 minute actor led discussion, exploring the themes in the play which include:- Grooming, Internet safety, Healthy Relationships, Substance use, Identifying risky situation and Sexual Exploitation.

The Theatre Production of Chelsea’s Choice  has toured nationally and been commissioned by 24 Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB), including the Cambridgeshire LSCB.  If you want to know more about Chelsea’s Choice and the  Theatre Company performing it, please see alteregocreativesolutions.co.uk

This event will also include 2 talks, one from Gill Hanby the Area Partnership Manager who has been working with myself to set up performances across the whole of South Cambs and City.  The other talk will be from Chief Inspector James Sutherland. This is an ideal way to find out more about Child Sexual Exploitation and raise your awareness.   CSE does happen in our County.

If you wish to book a place on this event  please email me asap on leanne.fisher@cambs.pnn.police.uk  anyone can attend, you can even bring a young person if they are of 12 years old and over –   places are limited.

Kind regards
Leanne Fisher

Leanne Fisher – PCSO 7239
South Cambs Business Watch Officer
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Sawston Police Station, 4 Cambridge Road, Sawston, CB2 4DG

Mobile:- 07850 142430
Mobex:- 7112146
Email:- leanne.fisher@cambs.pnn.police.uk

Join us at the Cambourne Local Policing Panel Meeting

The Cambourne Panel Meeting takes place at 7:30pm on Tuesday 23rd February at Bassingbourn Village College, South End, SG8 5NJ, and provides everyone with an opportunity to discuss local issues. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and share their crime and disorder concerns, thereby influencing local policing for the next four months.

If you can’t attend you can now join in meeting live, online. Simply follow @southcambscops on twitter. Shortly before the meeting starts we will post a link on our news-feed. Simply click the link and it should take you to a live-stream of the meeting. During the meeting you can post questions and comments to us on Twitter and we’ll do our best to answer them during the meeting. Alternatively you can email us prior to the meeting via the local pages of our main website www.cambs.police.uk

Cambourne

Covering the villages of; Abington Pigotts, Arrington, Barrington, Barton, Bassingbourn Cum- Kneesworth, Bourn, Cambourne, Caldecote, Caxton, Childerley, Comberton, Coton, Croxton, Croydon, Eltisley, Fowlmere, Foxton, Gamlingay, Grantchester, Gt Chishill, Gt Eversden, Guilden Morden, Hardwick, Harlton, Harston, Haslingfield, Hatley, Hauxton, Heydon, Kingston, Litlington, Longstowe, Lt Chishill, Lt Eversden, Lt Gransden, Madingley, Melbourn, Meldreth, Orwell, Shepreth, Shingay Cum Wendy, Steeple Morden, Tadlow, Toft, Whaddon and Wimpole.

Insp Richard Isley and Sgt Jon Capes will present updates from the previous four months.

Download panel document here:Cambourne Panel February 2016

Hope to see you at the meeting!