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.
To all recent victims of shed burglaries:
Two males were arrested by Hertfordshire Police last week on suspicion of burglary.
Hertfordshire Police executed a warrant in Essex and found a substantial amount of stolen property relating to shed burglaries in Herts, Essex and Cambs.
Some of the property has been positively identified as coming from a series of shed burglaries in Weston Colville in early November.
Hertfordshire Police are holding an open day on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November between 10am and 4pm at Hyde Hall Farm, Buntingford, Herts, SG9 0RU.
There is an open invitation for any victims of shed/garage/workshop etc burglaries over recent months to attend, with the hope that they can identify any stolen items. If you have been a victim and have not been contacted about the open day then please feel free to attend.
For more information contact Hertfordshire Police on 101 (selecting Herts Police from the menu)
Sgt Paul Rogerson
With the winter months approaching one of our latest priorities will be tackling anti-social driving across South Cambs. Over the summer this issue has subsided and we are keen to keep it that way. This time last year we had numerous calls from concerned residents reporting large numbers of vehicles using public roads for organised meetings of what can be described as car enthusiasts, modified car users or boy racers. They would congregate in several areas across South Cambs. Two of the worst affected areas were Papworth and Swavesey business parks. After help from members of the public, months of evidence gathering and hard work we managed to effectively crack down on this issue using a section 30 dispersal. We do not want a reoccurrence of this problem this year therefore we need your help…
Please call 101 if you notice vehicles gathering in large numbers – they usually tend to congregate around industrial estate areas and car parks. In the past they have used Stirling Way, Papworth and Bucking Way Swavesey.
If you see groups of modified cars driving dangerously or hear the noises associated with these meets i.e. Screeching tyres, loud exhausts, revving engines. Please call it in on 999 or 101 depending on the nature of what you see.
It is essential that we get your calls at the time the incidents are happening this gives us the best opportunity to encounter and witness the manner of driving
We have also been in contact with the businesses on the industrial premises to encourage them to let us know if these vehicles have permission to congregate in their private car parks – this enables us to move the vehicles on even if the drives claim ‘we have permission’ we have already established the facts.
Thanks in advance for your help PCSO’s Kerrie Harding (Swavesey) and Tom Baugh (Papworth)