PCSO Updae

Published: 08 January 2019

Happy New Year to you all!

Since my last blog, both November and December have been busy months for me. I have been working hard on liaising with youth groups, organising crime prevention events, dealing with neighbour disputes and being given the responsibility of cooking the Christmas dinner ;-).

Ipswich Front Line Policing Review Workshop
On the 20th of November I was invited to the regional front line policing review over in Ipswich. The aim of this workshop was to network with neighbouring constabularies and explore different working practices for issues that we face on a daily basis.

ATM Crime Prevention Visits
Following a number of ATM cash machines thefts, during the month of November I visited a number of shops in the Histon sector to deliver crime prevention advice to shop owners.

Notice of Seeking Possession Issued
On the 22nd of November South Cambs Housing and I visited an address in Willingham following a number of noise and ASB complaints received.
A Notice of Seeking Possession (in essence this is a final warning before South Cambs exercise court proceedings to evict their tenant) was issued by South Cambs.

NHW Workshop
On the 28th of November I set up and attended a NHW workshop in Longstanton following a number of residents expressing some interest in the scheme. The purpose of this NHW workshop was to:
  1. Improve police/community cohesion - promote effective communication and the importance of reporting suspicious activity 
  2. Network with neighbouring NHW schemes
  3. Look at current crime trends and discuss relevant crime prevention advice

I was pleasantly surprised by the number of residents that attended and feel optimistic that 2019 will see an increase in new schemes popping up around South Cambridgeshire.

If you would like more information please get in contact.

Scout Meeting
On the 4th of December PCSO Martin and I made a joint visit to the Willingham scout group. We showed the children a police vehicle and discussed personal safety.

Road Traffic Collision
On the 21st of December PCSO Mani and I were first to the scene of a road traffic collision (car vs lorry) on the M11/A14. We gave aid to those involved and helped move the vehicles to a safer location. Thankfully there were no serious injuries.

Willingham Crime Prevention Event
Your local policing team will be holding a crime prevention event in Willingham (Tuesday 8th January 2019) with the aim to promote security awareness, cyber-crime, scams and fraud.

We will be at The Baptist Church, George Street, Willingham, CB24 5LJ, from 17:00hrs till 19:30hrs. We look forward to seeing you there.

We are always willing to hear from members of the public regarding their concerns. To ensure that these concerns are responded to promptly please email direct to southcambscops@cambs.pnn.police.uk with the name of your village in the title bar and the crime / incident reference number that you were provided with when you reported the matter by phone or online. The email account is checked regularly by our team and following this procedure allows us to filter, manage and prioritise our correspondence. Please do not use this as an alternative to reporting crimes / incidents / intelligence to us.

In order to identify trends and patterns of behaviour we require information to be passed to us via one of the three forms below:

Telephone call 101
Online at www.cambs.police.uk/report
Textphone 18001 101

We know that a large number of concerns within some villages are deeply entrenched in the community and there are understandably issues around your confidence in reporting matters to us. We would like to address this by ensuring you know how to report anonymously.

For anonymous reporting please contact crime stoppers:
Telephone 0800 555 111
Online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information

Whilst anonymous reporting often provides difficulties for us when it comes to evidencing matters for court, we would rather have information anonymously than not have access to that information at all. We really would like to know what is happening in the village so any information that you can provide to us through the above reporting channels is appreciated.

Thank you for your continued help and support.