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Posts Tagged ‘police’

East Area meeting this week: policing report

by Amanda Taylor on 8 July, 2018

The next East Area meeting is Thursday 12th July, at the Cherry Trees Day Centre in St Matthew’s Street. It starts with an Open Forum when anybody can ask a question or raise an issue with councillors. Although the area meeting cannot always sort things out on the spot, it can request action from council […]

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Bogus burglar alarm calls

by Amanda Taylor on 6 August, 2016

Kate Thwaites, Cambridgeshire Constabulary Community Safety Officer for Cambridge, has sent a warning about bogus burglar alarm sales calls. Earlier this week we received a reported involving a Home Security company cold calling an elderly resident in Cambridge and trying to sell them an alarm system for their home. The salesperson for the company, based […]

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South Area meeting, 18th April

by Amanda Taylor on 9 April, 2016

Here is the agenda for the next South Area meeting: http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=2890&x=1. Decisions will be made on policing priorities, community grants and environmental improvement schemes. 7pm, 18th April, St John’s Church, Hills Road.

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Speedwatch in Queen Edith’s Way

by Amanda Taylor on 14 February, 2016

Speeding is a frequent cause of complaint to councillors – and most people are saying, ’Slow down!’  Fast traffic is intimidating, putting people off walking and cycling, or letting their children do so. The result: more motor traffic. Speed causes accidents – police say it is the cause of about a third of traffic collisions […]

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Parking meeting for Hills Road area

by Amanda Taylor on 15 January, 2016

Last year, I ran a survey on parking in the streets between St John’s Church and The Marque on Hills Road, an area generating constant complaints about parking. There was a huge response, and it has taken me some time to collate and analyse the results. Overall, there is a clear majority for parking controls, […]

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Police report

by Amanda Taylor on 29 August, 2015

The neighbourhood police report a burglary in Gunhild Way this month, with forced entry breaking glass in a back door. There has also been criminal damage in the vicinity of Long Road. Bicycles have been stolen in Holbrook Road (from a shed), Long Road, Hills Road and Addenbrooke’s. The current police priorities for the next […]

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Sedley Taylor Road: bother with builders

by Amanda Taylor on 6 July, 2015

Builders are giving rise to concern in Sedley Taylor Road and last week residents requested my help in addressing issues around parking and anti-social noise. Cars and larger vehicles are reported as parking on yellow lines and blocking driveways and pavements. I have taken this up with the local police and the County Council, the […]

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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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