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Coffee Morning – Monday 28th November 9am -12 noon

coffee morningCoffee Morning – Helping to keep our community and village safer from unwanted crime.
Find out how Neighbourhood Watch works and the benefits of being a member of a NHW scheme.
Do you know who your NHW Street Co-ordinator is?
Would you like to be a NHW Street Co-ordinator for your street?
We are holding the coffee morning at No. 2 Watson’s Yard on Monday 28th November 9am – 12 noon please join us!
Rachel Carr – Crime Reduction Officer will be there with low cost security gadgets, including shed alarms for sale. Lots of free booklets/leaflets and advice on how we can help ourselves from becoming victims of crime. You can sign up with Rachel for a free Home Security Survey.
                                                              Lina Josephs and Teresa Harrold – Village NHW Co-ordinator

Distraction Burglary – Sawston

Rachel Carr (Police, Community Safety Officer, South Cambridgeshire)

eCops logoPlease note there has been a distraction burglary reported today 2 November 2016 between 09:00 – 09:45 hrs.  The incident took place at Sunderlands Avenue, Sawston.
The householder was cold -called by a male offering to do some gardening work, the price quoted was £90 which was then reduced to £50 when the householder declined the service.
The victim gave the male £50, and directed the male to the back garden locking the front door as they went.  A second and third male then appeared. While the victim was looking for tools in the garden shed, the third large build male then blocked the victim’s view of the rear of the house and any exit route.
A short time later a relative asleep inside the house, woke to see a person leaving the kitchen, later the victim noticed a laptop and £250 cash had been stolen. Crime ref: CF 0498971116

Not Sure? Don’t open the door

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Halloween Advice and Poster (to download for those who do not wish to participate)

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Leanne Fisher (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire -Sawston)

Halloween is eCops logoon  Monday the 31st October, however some of you may be having Halloween parties over the weekend.
We encourage responsible behaviour so please be mindful of where your children trick or treat; and always ensure they remain safe.
Remember…
Stay with an adult at all times while trick or treating
Visit neighbours and people that you know
Look out for pumpkins – houses that welcome trick or treaters usually have pumpkins on display
Some people do not enjoy being scared by spooky costumes. If you see a “no trick or treat” sign respect it and move on to the next house.
Most importantly… stay safe and have fun!
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Attempted shed break in – foiled by shed alarm

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Samuel Kennedy (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

Attempted shed break in, Church Street, Haslingfield, committed between 18:00-22:15hrs 23/10/2016. Offender(s) have unscrewed the hinges off a garden shed. The door was fitted with an alarm eCops logowhich is believed to have been activated prompting the offender to leave. CF0480561016 refers.

If you have any information relating to the crimes reported, please contact the police on 101. Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Simple shed alarms are available to buy from the Police starting from as little as £2

Local Policing Survey and Draft Police and Crime Plan 2017-2020

Charles Kitchin (Police, Director of Public Engagement and Communications, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Cambridgeshire)

Many thanks to those of you who have completed my survey regarding local Policing, your responses have helped me to understand what matters to you in terms of keeping your communities safe.
If you have neCops logoot had the opportunity to complete the survey, there is still time and you can find the survey by clicking on the link below. The link will also take you to the draft Police and Crime Plan which you can read through and make comments if you wish.
Click here to complete the survey
Thank you
Jason Ablewhite, Police and Crime Commissioner

 

Knife Amnesty

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Julie Hajredini (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Sawston)

From October 17 knives can be deposited at local Police Stations without fear of prosecution as part of a week-long amnesty.

The stations will be Cambourne, Histon and Sawston.eCops logo
This also includes kitchen knifes for a safer disposal  if no longer needed.

If you know someone who carries a knife, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.
You could save a life.

National Cyber Crime Survey

This is a message sent via eCops. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

The City of London Police, in partnership with Get Safe Online, has put together a National Cyber Crime Survey. Its purpose is to learn about people’s awareness of online safety and experiences of cybercrime, with a view to improve our knowledge and understanding and to help provide a better response to victims. The results will help police forces gain a better idea of the challenges they are facing. If you have a spare 15 minutes, we would be grateful if you could complete a short questionnaire. The link can be found here:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CybercrimeSurvey2016 .

Local Crime

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Lindsay Gardiner (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

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02/10/2016 – 03/10/2016  19:00 – 17:15
Fountain Lane, Haslingfield
Shed break, nothing taken.

If you saw anything suspicious please contact the police on 101 and report it. Thank you.

Do you know the difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph?

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Emma Long (Police, Comms officer, Corp Comms)

eCops logoStopping distances, consequences of hitting a child and fuel consumption are a few things covered in the quiz to test your knowledge of the difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph. The quiz, has been created as part of a month-long THINK! speed campaign educating motorists of the consequences of speeding.
We are encouraging motorists to take part in the short quiz to test your knowledge of the difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph. The quiz can be found here: https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/248588/know-the-difference-cambridgeshire
If you kill someone while speeding, you will have to live with the long-term emotional consequences. Remember that speed limits are there for a reason. Traffic Sergeant Ian Manley

Suspicious activity in a local village

Lindsay Gardiner (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

eCops logoWe have recently had reports of suspicious activity in a local village involving people going door to door offering to clean windows and carry out general maintenance to properties. We recommend that you research online before saying yes to their services, ask for a card/ leaflet with their details and obtain a written quote.

Local Crime – Remain vigilant

Whilst there have been no specific reports received from the police of crimes relating to Haslingfield, there are surrounding villages where the police have reported crimes relating to burglary or shed break-ins, vehicle thefts or thefts from vehicles.  The police encourage everyone to take a few extra seconds to check that their vehicle or home is secure before leaving it and removing any items of value from view.

The police are encouraging residents to do the “Bad Wolf Test” which is a security quiz aimed at homes in South Cambs. Stay safe and take the bad wolf test = www.tinyurl.com/Bad-Wolf-Test

Remain vigilant. If you see anything suspicious, or, anyone behaving suspiciously please report this to the police on telephone number 101

Haslingfield Crime Prevention Event

eCops logoPlease come along to the Haslingfield Crime Prevention Event.

 Tuesday 24 May 10:30 – 12:00 Haslingfield Village Hall

Find out more about home security and simple crime prevention measures.
Attendees include local PCSO Alex Giltinane, Rachel Carr Crime Reduction Officer, John Fuller Neighbourhood Watch Executive Group, and Teresa Harrold NHW  village co-ordinator.
Come along to find out more about how you can protect your property and reduce crime.

Haslingfield Crime Prevention – What you need to know!

 

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Please come along and meet Teresa Harrold, Village NHW Co-ordinator, some of our Street Co-ordinators and our speakers. Hear from our speakers how we can protect Haslingfield our community, our property and ourselves from crime.

There will be the opportunity to purchase SmartWater property coding kits for a reduced price of £10, plus shed and window alarms at cost price.