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Ten ways to beat the burglars

by Amanda Taylor on 22 November, 2012

… as recommended by the local police 1. When you go out, always close and lock the external doors and windows – even if you are just going out for a short time. 2. Try to get into the habit of double-checking window and door locks when you are going to bed too. Have you […]

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This Thursday, 15th November 2012, will see Britain’s first ever elections for Police & Crime Commissioners to oversee our police forces. Everyone in England and Wales outside of London will vote for a Police & Crime Commissioner for their county. They will be in charge of Chief Constables, set budgets set policing priorities. Here is […]

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The 15th November 2012 will see Britain’s first ever elections for individuals to be in charge of our police forces. Everyone in England and Wales outside of London will go to the polls to vote for a Police & Crime Commissioner for their county. Chief Constables will answer to the new commissioners, who will set […]

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Vehicle thefts in Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 9 August, 2012

The South Cambridge Neighbourhood police report just one burglary in Queen Edith’s in the past week: burglars broke into a shed in Long Road last Wednesday and used tools to jemmy open a side window leading to the kitchen. Property was stolen, including valuables and a vehicle. There have been two thefts of motor vehicles […]

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Seven days, three burglaries

by Amanda Taylor on 25 July, 2012

The neighbourhood police report a crime spree in Queen Edith’s, with three domestic burglaries between 11th and 18th July. Sincere sympathies to the people affected. Burglary takes away more than just the goods stolen, and police have just set a new priority of focusing on domestic burglaries in the south of the city – see […]

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Police priorities for South Cambridge

by Amanda Taylor on 17 July, 2012

The South Area meeting at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre last night set five policing priorities for the coming four months: Anti-social behaviour in Cherry Hinton Mini-moto misuse in Cherry Hinton Dangerous driving and parking outside schools in Queen Edith’s SpeedParking at Homerton Childrens Centreing in Church End, Cherry Hinton Domestic burglaries The police recommended […]

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School parking is a police priority

by Amanda Taylor on 7 March, 2012

At the recent South Area meeting, Lib Dem councillors called for police to take a tougher approach towards people parking illegally and dangerously outside schools. The South Cambridge Neighbourhood Community Police Team has been targeting dangerous and inconsiderate parking outside Morley Memorial and Queen Edith’s Primary Schools since last September, telling people when they are […]

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South Cambridge Policing Priorities

by Amanda Taylor on 9 November, 2011

At the South Cambridge Area meeting this week (7th November), police agreed two new priorities: attending the Morley and Queen Edith’s Primary Schools and Homerton Children’s Centre to crack down on illegal or dangerous driving and parking cycle theft in Trumpington, as there has been a big increase in the last few months, mainly in […]

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New Sainsbury’s store awarded drinks licence

by Amanda Taylor on 19 October, 2011

I attended a hearing of Cambridge City Council‘s Licensing Panel, which granted a premises licence to Sainsbury’s for its new store on the Cambridge Leisure Park. The store is not trading yet, but is likely to open early next year, underneath the budget hotel — and opposite Tesco’s. As explained in my previous post, the […]

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