20 January 2021 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Vaccination Scams – A Warning from the NHS:

Criminals are using the Covid-19 vaccinations as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly, pretending to be from the NHS or local pharmacy.

People are warned to be alert to these scams:

The NHS will –

  • NEVER ask for payment – the vaccine is free;
  • NEVER ask for your bank details;
  • NEVER arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine;
  • NEVER ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport.

Be alert to:

  • Fake Text Messages;
  • Fake Phone Calls;
  • Fake web-sites;
  • Fake visitors calling in person.

Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 13th to 19th January:

Low Road – Police closed Low Road due to flooding on Friday evening, 15th January. Officers assisted the Highways Authority in placing warning and diversion signs. (Ref CC-15012021-0357)

Covid-19 Regulations – A Message from Cambridgeshire Constabulary:

Across the County, police received 152 calls over the weekend relating to potential Covid breaches. Many of these related to large groups gathering in public spaces as well as inside people’s homes.

Officers dealt with these calls whilst managing serious crimes including violent assaults, collisions, domestic abuse incidents and more.

As ever, thank you to those who are sticking to the rules – but if you are one of those still breaching the regulations, please re-think and work with the police to help protect our fantastic communities from this virus.

A14 C2H – Planned road closures w/c 18 January 2020

We are currently carrying out finishing works for which we need to close lanes or carriageways on the A1, A14 and some local roads at times, usually overnight between 8pm and 6am, unless otherwise stated. A clearly signed diversion route will always be in place for closures.

For this week, the planned closures are:

Full closures

Monday 18 to Thursday 21 (four nights)
• B1514 Brampton Road between the Hinchingbrooke Park Road eastbound junction and Edison Bell Way
Vehicles on the Huntingdon town centre side will be diverted onto the ring road, Ermine Street B1044 to Spittals roundabout, A141 west to Brampton / Brampton Racecourse junction and into Brampton via B1514. Vehicles on the Brampton side of the closure will follow this diversion in reverse.
Residents living between the closure points will be provided with an escort
Monday 18 to Tuesday 19 (two nights)
• A10 north and southbound between Milton junction 33 and Butt Lane
Vehicles travelling south on the A10 will be diverted to exit to the A142 at Ely and onto the A14 at Newmarket junction 37. Vehicles travelling north will be diverted east on the A14 to junction 37 and onto the A142 to re-join the A10 at Ely.

Friday 22 to Saturday 23 (two nights)
• B1514 Brampton Road between Hinchingbrooke Park Road and Edison Bell Way
Vehicles on the Huntingdon town centre side will be diverted onto the ring road, Ermine Street B1044 to Spittals roundabout, A141 west to Brampton / Brampton Racecourse junction and into Brampton via B1514. Vehicles on the Brampton side of the closure will follow this diversion in reverse.
• Hinchingbrooke Park Road between the loop and Brampton Road
Vehicles will be diverted via Hinchingbrooke Park Road loop onto B1514 Brampton Road. Access to Huntingdon will be via A141 to Spittals and onto Ermine Street B1044

Saturday 23 5am to 11.59pm (19 hours)
• Brampton Road B1514 between station car park and Edison Bell Way
Vehicles on the Huntingdon town centre side will be diverted onto the ring road, St Peters Road to A141 west to Brampton / Brampton Racecourse junction and into Brampton via B1514. Vehicles on the Brampton side of the closure will follow this diversion in reverse.

For more information about this scheme, visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement-scheme-home/

13 January – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Covid-19 National Lockdown Reminder:

Advice from HM Government –

Don’t Forget – Around 1 in 3 people who have the virus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising. Follow the rules:

“Stay Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives”
and
“Hands – Face – Space”

Full details are on the Government web-site:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus  

Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 6th to 12th January:

High Street, Fenstanton – Police were called to a collision between two cars on Fenstanton High Street on Wednesday morning, 6th January, which had left debris scattered across the road as well as leaking engine fluids. Fortunately no-one was reported to be hurt. (Ref CC-06012021-0105)

Low Road, Fenstanton – Police searched along Low Road and around Fenstanton on Saturday morning 9th January, concerned for the welfare of a male cyclist who had reportedly fallen off his bike several times and might have been injured. An ambulance had been called by a passer-by, but unfortunately officers were unable to locate the male. (Ref CC-09012021-0183)

Cambridge Road, Fenstanton – Police searched a suspicious car found parked with its engine running at a location near Cambridge Road in the early hours of Monday 11th January, and arrested the driver when bags of suspected drugs were found together with a large amount of money and two mobile phones. Investigation are continuing. (Ref 35/1865/21)

To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to select areas of interest:

https://www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive

Please be aware that these reports do not contain all details of all reported crime. We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.

6 January 2021 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Happy New Year, Ecops subscribers! Let’s hope that 2021 is a good year for all of us!

Covid-19 National Lockdown Regulations:

As you will be aware, the Government have now imposed a National Lockdown as a way of tackling the rapidly increasing rates of infection of the Covid-19 virus.
We are all instructed to stay at home – this is the single most important action we can take to protect the National Health Service and to save lives. We must not leave, or be outside of our houses, except where necessary for a small number of reasons:
• To shop for basic necessities;

• For work, if it cannot be done from home;

• To exercise, once per day, in the local area;

• To meet with a Support Bubble or Childcare Bubble where necessary;

• For medical reasons;

• To attend education or childcare, for those eligible.

Full details are on the Government web-site:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 28th December to 5th January:

Fenstanton – Police stopped an Audi being driven at 120 mph near Fenstanton on Christmas Day, 25th December. The driver will be appearing at Court in connection with the offence. (Ref: Policing Huntingdonshire Facebook Page)

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To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to select areas of interest:

https://www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive

A14 C2H – Planned road closures w/c 4 January

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: major improvements

We are currently carrying out finishing works for which we need to close lanes or carriageways on the A1, A14 and some local roads at times, usually overnight between 8pm and 6am, unless otherwise stated. A clearly signed diversion route will always be in place for closures.

For this week, the planned closures are:

Full closures

Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 (three nights)
• B1514 Brampton Road between Hinchingbrooke Park Road and Edison Bell Way
Vehicles on the Huntingdon town centre side will be diverted onto the ring road, Ermine Street B1044 to Spittals roundabout, A141 west to Brampton / Brampton Racecourse junction and into Brampton via B1514. Vehicles on the Brampton side of the closure will follow this diversion in reverse.
• Hinchingbrooke Park Road between the loop and Brampton Road
Vehicles will be diverted via Hinchingbrooke Park Road loop onto B1514 Brampton Road. Access to Huntingdon will be via A141 to Spittals and onto Ermine Street B1044

Saturday 9 (one night) 9pm – 8am
• Brampton Road B1514 between station car park and Edison Bell Way
Vehicles on the Huntingdon town centre side will be diverted onto the ring road, St Peters Road to A141 west to Brampton / Brampton Racecourse junction and into Brampton via B1514. Vehicles on the Brampton side of the closure will follow this diversion in reverse.

For more information about this scheme, visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement-scheme-home/

February edition of “Spectrum”

The Editorial Team have decided to temporarily suspend publication of Spectrum starting with the February 2021 edition.

Sadly because of the current Covid-19 situation, there is very little of note taking place in the village to report.

There will be an ongoing monthly review and publication will resume as soon as possible.

 

 

28 December – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

It has been a very difficult week for lots of people, with flooding across the district bringing misery to many families, and the revised Covid-19 regulations reducing the amount of social interaction we are allowed. But in the true spirit of Christmas, the community has come together and there have been some really uplifting stories of people supporting and looking out for each other, and help from the emergency and support services.

Covid-19 Tier 4 Restrictions:

As you will now know, the whole of Cambridgeshire has now been placed into Tier 4 restrictions. This means that we have to stay at home as much as possible and not meet with anybody indoors unless they live with us or are part of our support bubble. Outdoors, we are only allowed to meet with one person from another household.

Full details are on the Government web-site:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home

Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 20th to 27th December:

Headlands – On Tuesday evening, 22nd December, police received a report of a suspicious vehicle seen driving slowly around the estate, stopping outside dark houses and the occupants shining torches into gardens and windows. A police patrol was dispatched to search the area, but unfortunately no trace of the suspect vehicle could be found. (Ref CC-22122020-0407)

Headlands – The garage of a house on Headlands was broken into on Wednesday evening, 23rd December. The intruder forced the lock to get inside, and also interfered with a window in the garage and moved items inside around, but nothing is thought to have been stolen. (Ref 35/86756/20)

Low Road – Police and the Highways Department closed entry to Low Road at both ends on Thursday afternoon, 24th December, following inundation by flood waters. One car was abandoned in the flood water, and was later towed away by recovery services. (Ref CC-24122020-0395)

Hilton Road, Fenstanton – Police closed Hilton Road on Thursday evening, 24th December, after flood water over two feet deep made it too dangerous for traffic to be allowed to pass through. Warning signs and cones were also put out on Connington Road which also had some flooding. (Ref CC-24122020-0559)

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20 December 2020 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

This is the last Policing Update before Christmas. Everyone at St Ives Police Station sends their very best wishes – we hope that all Ecops subscribers manage to have a good time, despite the extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves in.

Christmas Covid-19 Arrangements:

As you will now know, the 5-day relaxation of Covid-19 regulations that was planned for the Christmas period has been revoked in the light of the worsening situation with the spread of the virus. The new rules mean that the relaxation now only applies to Christmas Day itself.

As Cambridgeshire is in Tier 2 (High Alert), apart from Peterborough which is now in Tier 4, we are allowed to form a ‘Christmas Bubble’ and see a maximum of two other households, but only on Christmas Day (25 December). We cannot see anyone from a Tier 4 area.

However, we are urged to think very carefully about the risks of infection and only form a Christmas Bubble if we feel we absolutely need to. Wherever possible, discuss alternatives to meeting up in person.

Stay safe and don’t take any unnecessary risks – people’s lives depend upon everyone behaving sensibly over the Christmas period.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Meanwhile, there is just one item to mention in our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, reported to police during the period 13th to 19th December:

Church Lane, Fenstanton – A pedestrian was slightly injured in a collision with a car in a car-park on Church Lane, Fenstanton, on Wednesday evening, 16th December. (Ref CC-16122020-0345)

A14 C2H – Planned road closures w/c 21 December

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: major improvements

We are currently carrying out finishing works for which we need to close lanes or carriageways on the A1, A14 and some local roads at times, usually overnight between 8pm and 6am, unless otherwise stated. A clearly signed diversion route will always be in place for closures.

For this week, the planned closures are:

Full closures

Thursday 24 9pm to Sunday 27 5am (56 hours)
• B1514 Brampton Road between RingGo car park and Edison Bell Way

– Vehicles on the Huntingdon town centre side will be diverted onto the ring road, Ermine Street B1044 to Spittals roundabout, A141 west to Brampton / Brampton Racecourse junction and into Brampton via B1514.

– Vehicles on the Brampton side of the closure will follow this diversion in reverse.

For more information about this scheme, visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement-scheme-home/

A1307 – Overnight works rescheduled for 17 December

Dear All

Unfortunately we had to cancel our white lining works last night on the A1307, however the work has now been re-scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 17th. Please see below new timings for the closures of the A1307:

8pm – 9.30pm A1307 both directions between Dry Drayton roundabout and Girton roundabout /A14 westbound entry slip

9.30pm – 10.30pm Dry Drayton overbridge southbound between Oakington roundabout and Dry Drayton roundabout

10.30pm – 12am A1307 both directions between Bar Hill jug handle and Oakington roundabout

12am – 2am A1307 both directions between Buckingway roundabout and Bar Hill jug handle (Lolworth residents will be escorted to and from Buckingway roundabout)

Kind Regards

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme
Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW
Web: http://www.highwaysengland.co.uk