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Car crime spree in Queen Edith’s

by admin on 24 September, 2011

E-Cops report that there have been thefts from vehicles in Queen Edith’s recently. Cars in Topcliffe Way, Beaumont Crescent and Hills Road have been broken into. The police comment: ‘Items taken in some of these crimes include property that has been left on show inside the vehicle. Please make sure you do not make your […]

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There was a lively discussion on the Queen Edith’s 20mph trial at the Cambridge South Area meeting on Monday night. The meeting was held at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre for the first time, and was well attended, with many people there specially for either the 20mph item on the agenda or the policing session. […]

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Police to crack down on mini-moto misuse

by admin on 13 July, 2011

On Monday at the South Area Committee meeting in Cherry Hinton, police agreed to adopt a new priority in the south of the city –mini-mot0 misuse. This is in top of an existing priority to address anti-social behaviour in Cherry Hinton. The south sector neighbourhood police attend the Cambridge South Area meetings three times a […]

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Bike Angel offers free cycle stands

by admin on 8 July, 2011

DID YOU KNOW that approximately 2,500 bikes are stolen in Cambridge every year? So welcome to a helpful initiative to safeguard Cambridge bikes. ParkThatBike is a social enterprise specialising in cycle parking. In their own words, they’re a ‘specialist consultancy working with UK local authorities to improve the nation’s cycle parking’. They are offering free […]

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20mph speed limits

by admin on 18 June, 2011

County Council Highways officers are coming to the next South Cambridge Area meeting on 11th July to hear what we think of the 20mph speed limit trial in the Wulfstan Way area. Officers would like to make it permanent. The scheme has been running for just over a year and covers Wulfstan Way, Gunhild Way […]

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Queen Edith’s has a new police sergeant, Jim Stevenson. He presented his first report to the public at the South Area meeting at Homerton College last Thursday. In general, crime in Queen Edith’s has decreased slightly over the last quarter, except for bicycle thefts, particularly in the Hills Road area and at Addenbrooke’s. While the number […]

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Next Thursday’s South Area meeting has some important issues, including crime and disorder problems on Hills Road and near the Cambridge Leisure Park. It will also be setting policing priorities and hearing about a city council policy on licensing lap-dancing clubs, after which planning applications will be determined. The meeting’s at Homerton College and starts […]

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Cambridge Leisure – a cumulative impact area

by admin on 9 February, 2011

Cambridge Leisure Many of us enjoy a drink, a trip to the cinema, or a meal out – and the facilities at Cambridge Leisure have provided much more to do ‘on the doorstep’ However, it is a sad fact that where there are additional licensed premises, there tends to be more noise and disorder – […]

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Gritter in Cambridge Conservative county councillors have been holding a Gritting Review.  Here is a summary of changes we have heard about to date: Cycleways: good news and bad news: A quad-bike will be gritting cycleways in the city centre.  This is the good news, but the bad news is that major out-of-town cycleways will […]

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