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Drugs, burglaries, parking and cycling offences

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2015

The South Cambridge police have just released their report on activities over the first five months of 2015. The have been focussing on priorities set in February by the South Area Committee: the supply of Class A drugs; burglaries; speeding, and anti-social cycling and parking, especially outside schools. Here is their report: Police report June […]

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Speedwatch needs you!

by Amanda Taylor on 4 March, 2015

Alongside parking, speeding is one of the most common complaints around here, so I was pleased to see the police are considering starting a Community Speedwatch scheme in Cambridge and gauging the level of interest. Sergeant Ian Wood has just put out a recruitment email on e-cops and invited us to spread the word – […]

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Police warn of credit card scam

by Amanda Taylor on 29 January, 2015

Kate Thwaites, the Cambridge Community Safety/Crime Reduction Officer, has issued the following warning about scams via the Constabular’s eCops system: A fresh warning is being issued over a courier fraud scam which targets the elderly and vulnerable who receive a phone call from fraudsters saying they are from their bank or the police. Several people […]

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Police priorities and 20mph

by Amanda Taylor on 6 October, 2014

Police priorities for the south of Cambridge will be set next Monday at the South Area meeting, which will take place at Homerton College, starting at 7.30pm. Following the election of a new chair, there will be an Open Forum, when anyone can speak or ask a question. After a report on Cherry Hinton High […]

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New yellow lines to mark junctions

by Amanda Taylor on 29 June, 2014

Cars parked on junctions is a frequent complaint. The Highway Code says, in its Waiting and Parking section: DO NOT PARK opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space However, this follows a section of fiercer prohibitions starting YOU MUST NOT, so the junction parking words are […]

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Cycle Theft Alert

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2014

The local police have just sent out the following eCops alert: We have received 17 reports of cycles being stolen in Cambridge over the last 24 hours at the following locations:- North –Arbury Court South – 2 x Speedwell Close, Wulfstan Way, George IV Street, Lucerne Close, Hills Road and Gresham Road East – Argyle […]

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Floating bus stops, what do you think?

by Amanda Taylor on 14 March, 2014

Hills Road is to benefit from over a million pounds of government funding for a new road layout that aims to improve conditions for pedestrians, bus users and cyclists. There is a plan for segregated cycle lanes in three of the main roads into the city: Hills Road, Trumpington Road and Huntingdon Road. An innovative […]

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Has your street had new lighting yet? We are in Phase II of the County Council streetlight replacement programme, the PFI which replaces all the lights in the county with new ones, in the interests of cutting energy costs by 50%. Phase II is going a bit better than Phase I, but I am hearing […]

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Child Safety Concern

by Amanda Taylor on 27 September, 2013

I have been made aware of the following safety concern, from the information shown below that our local secondary school has sent to its pupils. ‘We have been made aware of a disturbing incident which took place last night when a Parkside student was apprehended by a man in a car as she was walking from […]

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Weekly police report for Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 22 November, 2012

Cycle theft continues to be a problem in Queen Edith’s, with thefts in Marshall Road and Wulfstan Way, as well as near Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Netherhall School. There has been one domestic burglary in Queen Edith’s Way. Once again, the burglar got access with a gardening implement taken from the shed. Police recommend locking garages […]

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