Register your local speeding concern.

Speeding is regularly raised as a concern at our local panel meetings and we have encouraged local residents to speak to their Parish Council if they feel there is a particular problem in their village, and to consider setting up a speedwatch made up of volunteers who are trained to carry out speed checks. A number of these schemes are now in existence and they are doing a great job reminding drivers of the need to keep to the speed limit. To support these schemes and address community concerns about speeding we have set up a system whereby anyone can ask for a police speed check by using the link below:

http://tinyurl.com/SCSpeedTeam

You will be asked to give the location, any particular times when vehicles are regularly speeding and what the speed limit of the road is. We cannot carry out checks on roads where the limit is over 50 miles an hour for officer safety reasons. Once the speed check is carried out we will feed back the results to the relevant Parish Council and if appropriate speedwatch to help identify whether further road safety options should be considered.

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Speeding Enforcement

I’m pleased to announce that we have launced the SC Speed Team. This team will be lead by Special Constable Paul Jenkins and will be responsible for carrying out speeding enforcement in your community.

The most exciting thing about this team is that will be directed by you: if you want to see them in your village then tell us where and when speeding is a problem and we will come.  You can do it online here:

http://tinyurl.com/SCSpeedTeam

Follow the progress of the #SCSpeedTeam on twitter @southcambscops

Chief Inspector James Sutherland

Vagrancy in Histon and Impington?

We have received a small number of reports whilst on patrol of vagrants in Histon and Impington, particularly around Hereward Close.

The behaviour described is of drunkenness, abusive language, intimidating behaviour and begging.

I would like to encourage the public to report any such behaviour to police on our non-emergency number 101 so that your local team can look into the problem.

Thank you.

Join us at the Sawston panel meeting on the 12th of June in Linton

The Sawston Panel Meeting takes place this Thursday the 12th of 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 are welcome to tweet us your views @southcambscops or email us via the local pages of our main website www.cambs.police.uk

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The meeting starts at 7:30 pm and is taking place at Linton Heights Junior School, Wheatsheaf Way, Linton. The villages covered by this meeting are Babraham; Balsham; Bartlow; Carlton; Castle Camps; Duxford; Fen Ditton; Fulbourn; Great Abington; Great Shelford; Great Wiblraham; Hildersham; Hinxton; Horningsea and Horseheath.

 

Download panel document here:Sawston Panel June 2014

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Join us at the Histon Panel Meeting on the 11th of June at Swavesey Village College

The Histon Panel Meeting takes place this Wednesday the 11th of 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 are welcome to tweet us your views @southcambscops or email us via the local pages of our main website www.cambs.police.uk

Cambourne

The meeting starts at 7:30 pm and is taking place in the Global Environment Centre at Swavesey Village College. The villages covered by this meeting are Bar Hill; Boxworth; Chittering; Conington; Cottenham; Dry Drayton; Elseworth; Fen Drayton; Girton; Graveley; Histon and Impington; Knapwell; Landbeach; Lolworth; Longstanton; Milton; Oakington and Westwick; Orchard Park; Over; Papworth Everard; Papworth St Agnes; Rampton; Swavesey; Waterbeach; Willingham

Download panel document here:histon-area-update-2014

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Crimestoppers shed burglary campaign

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Cambridgeshire residents helping to put shed burglars out of business

As part of an on going campaign to tackle shed and outbuilding burglaries in South Cambridgeshire officers have completed an initiative together with crime fighting charity Crimestoppers to reduce shed burglary, and gain specific intelligence about this crime, and the handling of stolen goods, those who make contact through Crimestoppers may receive a cash reward.
The campaign was launched on Wednesday 6 June at Morrison’s supermarket in Cambourne. A large advertising van visited key locations at Supermarkets in Bar Hill, Cambourne, and Fulbourn. The van also toured South Cambridgeshire villages where shed burglaries had occurred.  Crimestoppers volunteers and Police staff gave out information and advice about the campaign. The main aim was to increase awareness about shed security and property registration, as well as asking for intelligence and information using the confidential service that Crimestoppers provide.

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We were delighted with the response we received from local residents, hundreds of people took the information and security advice away with them, with some people making contact for more detailed advice and support; and residents were made aware that if they have information about criminal activity they can give information anonymously to Crimestoppers.

Rob Needle, Chairman of Crimestoppers said: “Having your shed burgled can be costly, disruptive and upsetting. Being burgled is not just about losing possessions, it also robs you of feeling safe in your own home.  No one has anything to fear by contacting Crimestoppers as you will remain anonymous – no personal information is ever taken.  Calls are not traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement to the Police.  In the 25 years plus that Crimestoppers has been running we have never broken our promise of anonymity”.

To give information 100% anonymously you can use Crimestoppers online secure form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or Tel: 0800 555 111

Rachel Carr
Crime Reduction Officer, South Cambridgeshire

Join us at the Cambourne Local Policing Panel Meeting

The Cambourne Panel Meeting takes place at 7:30pm on Tuesday 10th June at Gamlingay Village College 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 are welcome to tweet us your views @southcambscops or email us 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.

C/Insp James Sutherland and Sgt Jon Capes will present updates from the previous four months at Gamlingay Village College, Station Road, Gamlingay, SG19 3HD.

Download panel document here:Cambourne Panel June 2014

Hope to see you at the meeting!

South Cambs Business Burglaries

BUSINESS owners are being urged to be vigilant after 14 firms were broken into across South Cambridgeshire.

Offenders targeted tills and petty cash trays at businesses premises across Papworth, Sawston, Cambourne, Swavesey, Bourn and Milton overnight.

Burglars forced their way in through doors or smashing through windows.

South Cambs Business Watch Officer, Carly Freed said: “We would ask business owners to be vigilant and ensure the security of their business when they leave at night.

“There are a number of steps they can take to deter offenders.”

Security advice includes:
-Displaying a ‘no cash left overnight sign/sticker’
-Obscuring views by closing blinds or curtains at the end of the day, so valuables cannot be viewed from outside
-Keeping as few valuables on site as possible including, cash and personal belongings
-Keeping items which could be used to gain access such as ladders and pallets secured and out of reach
-Regularly checking the perimeter of the building including security such as CCTV or lighting is in working order

Anyone with any information should call Detective Sergeant Sarah Gaylor on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.