Golf Club burglaries – South Cambs

Overnight there were break-ins at two of our rural Golf Clubs in South Cambridgshire. Bourn and The Gog Magog Golf Clubs were broken into, tools and gardening equipment were stolen.

We are increasing focused over night patrols to target other clubs, and premises that keep gardening equipment on their premises as part of operation mallet.

If you are travelling through the district in the hours of darkness please be extra vigilant, and keep an eye out for vehicles or suspicious looking activity around buildings or sites that may have this kind of equipment.

Any info, please call 101 and quote “South Cambs burglaries” to the call taker.

Sgt Paul Rogerson

NHW schemes – helping to prevent crime

A neighbourhood watch scheme in Swavesey Village has taken extra steps to deal with a rise in cycle crime.

Swavesey village is home to a guided bus station, and as such has seen a steady rise in the amount of cycles taken from the station. The NHW team also noticed a rise in theft of cycles from the village.

To assist Police the local NHW team have begun using their network to identify found cycles, and help Police identify stolen bikes and reunite them with their owners.

Area co-ordinator Polly Wilderspin said “Pictures of found cycles are emailed across the NHW network so owners can claim bikes that have been stolen. The network is also used by the community to report bikes stolen, for other community members to watch out for.” This operation also gives the police the best chance of investigating the circumstances of the theft”

Local Police Sgt Paul Rogerson commented “with the help of the village NHW team we can identify victims fasters, and return their property to them. NHW are also helping residents to think about crime prevention, and the importance of reporting thefts”.

Swavesey Panel – priorities set

The Swavesey Panel met this evening in Longstanton. The previous quarters crime and ASB report was presented and discussed. (see previous post)

Representatives from a number of parishes brought concerns for consideration to the Panel. The following three items were agreed for Police to prioritise over the next three months.

– Speed enforcement on the new 30mph limit on Huntingdon Road, Girton
– Report to the Panel ongoing work to deal with arson and stack fires as part of Operation Armitage.
– Work with construction companies in new developments around the neighbourhood to reduce building site related crime.

The Panel meets again on Nov 19th 7:30 pm at Over community centre.

Local Panel Meetings – Swavesey & Comberton areas

Local meetings will take place for two Policing areas next week. The Comberton and Swavesey Panels will both meet to discuss local issues. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and let us know how you would shape local policing priorities for the next three months. If you can’t attend you are welcome to tweet us your views @southcambscops or email us via the local pages of our main website

Swavesey area- Swavesey

Covering the villages of Swavesey, Longstanton, Willingham, Over, Bar Hill, Boxworth, Lolworth, Dry Drayton, Girton, The Papworths, Fen Drayton, Conington, Elsworth, Knapwell and Graveley.  Sgt Paul Rogerson will present updates from the last quarter at the Pavillion, Over Rd Longstanton on Tues 20th Aug.  Last quarter you asked us to prioritise:

  • Criminal damage in Papworth and Willingham
  • Speeding enforcement in Girton and Swavesey
  • Online engagement in Willingham

The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. You can download the last quarters Crime and Anti- Social behaviour update here: Swavesey panel update aug 2013

Comberton – Cambourne

Covering the villages of Comberton, Cambourne, Bourn, Caxton, Croxton, Eltisley, Caldecote, Childerly, Kingston, Toft, Barton, Coton, Granchester, Madlingly, Comberton, and Hardwick. Chief Inspector Darren Alderson will chair the meeting, and present updates from the Comberton area. Over the last three months the local team have been focusing on:

  • Speeding and parking
  • Anti-social behaviour around green spaces

The meeting will be held at South Cambs District Council chambers, from 7:00pm, the local report for this area can be downloaded here: Profile Comberton Aug 2013.

Fixed penalty notice fines to increase

Fines issued at the road side for a range of motoring offences increase from the 16th August following a government announcement earlier this year.  More details below:

Current value

Type of fixed penalty

New value

£30 Non-endorsable fixed penalty notices £50
£60 Non-endorsable fixed penalty notices £100
£60 Endorsable fixed penalty notices £100
£120 Endorsable fixed penalty notice offence £200
£200 Endorsable fixed penalty notice offence £300

PCSOs survey- (Now closed)

(This survey is now closed 31/8/13)

Cambridgeshire Constabulary want to know your views on the role that Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) play in your community.

Tell us what you think by completing the survey via the following link: PCSO survey.

The survey is part of Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s wide-ranging review of the role of the PCSO.

The purpose of the review is to understand how PCSOs can best serve the needs of the public and the organisation in the future.

The review is not a cost cutting exercise. However, the force is facing unprecedented financial pressures and so we have to be sure that we have the right resources, in the right places, doing the right jobs.

This survey is therefore your opportunity to help us understand the impact of PCSOs in your area and to influence the shape of neighbourhood policing in the future.

Coolidge Gardens, Cottenham – Residents surgery.

On Tuesday 13th August officers from Cambs Police, will join housing officers from South Cambs District Council, Bedfordshire pilgrims, Metropolitan and King Street Housing. The public meeting will run from 3pm to 5pm at the communal building in Coolidge Gardens.

cottenham map

Officers will be on hand to discuss a range of topics from dealing with A.S.B. to general tenancy enquiries.

Claire Whiteman from South Cambs District Council said “We hope this joint surgery will provide residents with an opportunity to discuss any ongoing concerns they might have. There will be officers from each of the major housing providers to talk to residents, private owners are also welcome to come along to have a chat”.

PCSO James Fuller said “We work in partnership with all the land lords who own properties in South Cambs, properties in Coolidge Gardens are owned by a larger than normal range of RSLs (registered social landlords). To demonstrate this collaborative approach we wanted to consult, as a group with residents

If you can’t make the meeting you can email us with any concerns.

Swavesey area – survey

It’s been three months since the last public consultation meeting was held for the Swavesey area, covering:

Swavesey village,Longstanton, Willingham, Over, Bar Hill, Boxworth, Lolworth, Dry Drayton, Girton, Papworth Everard, Papworth St Agness, Fen Drayton, Conington, Elsworth, Knapwell and Gravely.

Three priorities were chosen, informed by result of our previous survey, door to door consultation and attendees at the meeting:

1) Reduce criminal damage in Willingham and Papworth
2) Develop online presence Willingham
3) Speed enforcement Girton and Swavesey

We are now looking for your views to inform our next set of priorities. You can complete our survey by clicking here , or pasting the following weblink into your browser

You may also wish to attend in person on Tues 20th August, at Longstanton Pavillion at 7:30 pm. Documents for the meeting will be posted on this site on Sat 17th.