Neighbourhood watch members help to gather views.

Neighbourhood watch members have joined forces with local PCSOs  throughout October to help gather information about local issues. PCSO’s Alpo Mani (Barhill ward) and PCSO Tom Baugh (Papworth ward) visited residents with NHW members to seek views about local crime and disorder.

PCSO Mani said “We conduct regular door to door surgeries to make sure we are connected with our residents. It’s vital that I understand what concerns people have on my patch. Having NHW members to help give’s us a chance to reach more people. We have also recruited some new NHW members, which is good news for locals”.

Officers across South Cambs use a variety of tactics to gather views and consult with residents and business owners. “Not everyone can make it to our quarterly panel meetings, so visting door to door helps increase my understanding of what really matters to people” said PCSO Baugh.

If you have something you’d like to talk to us about, please use any of the following ways to get in touch.

Email us Histon.npt@cambs.pnn.police.uk , follow us on Twitter @southcambscops , or call 101 and ask to talk with a local officer. (In an emergency always call 999). You can also use the online surveys, posted on twitter and Southcambscops.org every three months.

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Caravan Security

Following theft and attempted theft of caravans.  Cambridgeshire Constabulary advise taking security precautions to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of caravan theft.

Immobilise your caravan, even if you are stopping for a short time.

Many caravan owners will be aware of hitch locks and towing eye locks, as well as wheel clamps that are useful for when the caravan is not in use.

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Always look for attack tested products which you can find via www.soldsecure.com (gold standard products will be the ones that achieved the highest attack standard)

Fit an alarm and use it each time you leave your caravan.  Lock windows, doors and roof lights plus the gas compartment when you leave for any period of time.  Keep the keys with you.

Also look for lockable corner steadies.  Alarms are available with tilt sensors, as well as leg sensor alarms. Other items that may be useful are secure locks for the main entry door (FIAMMA or Milenco) for example.  Take valuables with you when you leave the caravan, or lock them away.  Don’t leave items on display to tempt thieves.  Specialist safes are available for caravans.  Register your property for FREE with www.immobilise.com you can register anything with a serial number such as bicycles, mobile phones, laptops and also more unique items by uploading a digital photo.

It is also worth considering using lockable posts or bollards so that the caravan cannot easily be towed away, think about how and where your caravan is parked, park up tight with the nose facing in to help deter opportunist attacks.

Never leave registration documents within the caravan they may help a thief to sell the caravan on.

Tracker devices will help trace your caravan in the event it is stolen.  Also register with CRiS when you purchase your caravan, check the windows are registered and etched accordingly.

When purchasing a new caravan ask about the safety and security features included.

All caravans produced since August 1997 should be electronically tagged.

When buying a second-hand caravan, try to verify the seller’s identity and check the number plate on the caravan matches the one on the tow car.  If the caravan is registered with CRiS (Caravan Registration and Identification Scheme) you can check its history.

If it is not registered call 0203 282 1000 or online www.cris.co.uk

If your caravan will be unused for long periods think about removing the wheels, and rest the structure on a wheel stand.

For companies offering secure storage facilities, look for CASSOA certified facilities with ‘Gold award’ status, they should have basic security standards such as CCTV, and a no tailgating policy.

Rachel Carr, Crime Reduction Officer.

Join us at our Panel Meetings next week

Local meetings will take place for two policing areas next week. The Bassingbourn & Melbourn, and Gamlingay Panels will both meet to discuss local issues. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and share your crime and disorder concerns, thereby influencing 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 www.cambs.police.uk

Bassingbourn & Melbourn Panel

Melbourn

Covering the villages of Shingay-cum-Wendy, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Whaddon, Litlington, Tadlow, Guilden Morden, Steeple Morden, Abington Piggots, Melbourn, Heydon, Great Chishill, Little Chishill, Meldreth, Shepreth, Foxton and Fowlmere.  Sgt Jon Capes will present updates from the last quarter at the Melbourn Village College, The Moor, SG8 6EF commencing 7:30 pm on Tues 15th October. 

Last quarter you asked us to prioritise:

Tackling road safety issues including excess speed and obstructive parking, thereby providing support to active Speedwatch schemes.

Address concerns from across the Neighbourhood relating to misuse of ‘green spaces’ including drug use.

Download panel document here:Profile Bassingbourn & Melbourn October 2013

Gamlingay Panel 

 Gamlingay

Covering the villages of Gamlingay, Little Gransden, Longstowe, Hatley, Arrington, Croydon, Orwell, Barrington, Wimpole, Great Eversden, Little Eversden, Haslingfield, Harlton, Harston and Hauxton. Sgt Jon Capes will present updates from the last quarter at the Gamlingay Village College, Station Road, SG19 3HD commencing 7:30 pm on Thurs 17th October. 

Last quarter you asked us to prioritise:

Speeding and parking concerns across the Gamlingay and Haslingfield panel area.

Apologies, current technical problems prevent the Gamlingay panel document from being attached. Please check again later.

Gamlingay Area Survey – have your say!

The Gamlingay Panel Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday 17th October. Residents are invited to join their local policing team at Gamlingay Village College where an update on local crime and disorder will be provided along with updates on work carried out in the last quarter.

Have your say about what the local Police team prioritise over the next three months. Please complete our survey! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9VYXCMW

At the last meeting residents asked us to:

— Address speeding and parking concerns across the Gamlingay and Haslingfield panel area

A profile document with the full update will be posted online at the end of this week.

Bassingbourn & Melbourn Area Survey – have your say!

The Bassingbourn & Melbourn Panel Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 15th October. Residents are invited to join their local policing team at Melbourn Village College where an update on local crime and disorder will be provided along with updates on work carried out in the last quarter.

Have your say about what the local Police team prioritise over the next three months. Please complete our survey! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9LKBCBB

At the last meeting residents asked us to:

Tackle road safety issues including excess speed and obstructive parking, thereby providing support to active Speedwatch schemes
– Address concerns from across the Neighbourhood relating to misuse of ‘green spaces’ including drug use

A profile document with the full update will be posted online at the end of this week.

Histon area – Crime and disorder update July-Sep 2013

The Histon area panel will meet on Tues 8th October 7:30pm at Orchard Park Community Primary School. The quarterly crime and disorder report for the meeting can now be downloaded here Histon panel update Oct 2013

The document also includes updates on the two priorities set for Police. If you can’t make the meeting and would like to influence priorities set for Police for the next three months, you can complete our online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Histon_Oct13

Residents and business owners from the Histon panel area are welcome to attend and give their views (Histon and Impington, Orchard Park, The Meadows, Oakington, West wick, Cottenham, Milton, Waterbeach, Landbeach and Chittering)

Histon area survey – have your say

Have your say about what the local Police team prioritise over the next three months.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Histon_Oct13

Histon

Histon panel meeting will be held on Tues 8th Oct 2013, starting at 7:30. Residents are invited to join thier local Police team at Orchard Park Community school. The Local team will provide an update on local crime and disorder, and present updates on work carried out in the last quater. At the last meeting residents asked us to:

 

-Set up a speed watch scheme in Histon
-Tackle speeding across the area
-Work to reduce the fear of crime for young people, Milton.

A profile document with the full update will be posted online shortly.