As many of you may well be aware there was a funeral held at the All Saints church in Cottenham this morning. It was attended by approximately 600 people all wishing to pay their respects. Naturally, due to the village location, and the road resurfacing works on the High street, there was a certain amount of disruption caused to traffic.
On this occasion, due to the exceptional circumstances, Police took the decision to be present in the area, to ensure minimal disruption. We dropped letters to residents last night to warn of the possible disruption, and I was glad to receive some positive feedback about this approach today. I attended this morning along with some of my colleagues to carry out foot patrols in the area. Cones were placed on the road to ensure safe parking, officers maintained a visible presence in the area to keep traffic flowing and deal with any parking issues.
Given the very sad situation; the attendees were very receptive to advice given re parking and apologised for any disruption as they were leaving.
I would also like to thank the traffic management officers manning the road works for their assistance in synchronising traffic signals to keep traffic flowing.