29 Nov 2020 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 21st to 28th November:

Covid-19 Update – Post-Lockdown Tier Announcement:

The Government has announced that the whole of Cambridgeshire will be in Tier-2 Restrictions, the ‘High Alert’ Level, following the ending of the second lockdown on Wednesday, 2nd December. This means that households cannot mix indoors and the ‘Rule of Six’ applies outdoors.

Full details are on the Government website at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#high-alert

Apple Tree Close – A van left parked on Apple Tree Close was entered and some tools stolen at some time overnight on Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd November. (Ref 35/79359/20)

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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 30 November

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

Monday 30 November to Saturday 5 December (six 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.

Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December (five nights)

• A1307 eastbound between Godmanchester and St Ives
Vehicles will be diverted south on A1198, east on A428 to join the A14. Continue to Histon junction 32 and return on A14 westbound for access to A1307 at Swavesey junction 24

Monday 30 November, Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 December (three nights)

• Hinchingbrooke Park Road loop
Vehicles will be diverted via the temporary right turn onto Brampton Road

Tuesday 1, Thursday 3 and Saturday 5 December (three nights)

• 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 5 (one night)

• A14 eastbound between Godmanchester/A1198 junction 23 and Swavesey junction 24
Vehicles will be diverted south on A1198 and east on A428 to re-join the A14 at Girton junction 31. Local traffic will travel north on A1198 to join the A1307
• A14 westbound between Swavesey junction 24b and Godmanchester/A1198 junction 23
Vehicles will be diverted onto A1307 to Godmanchester and south on A1198 to re-join the A14 at junction 23

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

Fenstanton WI – Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings to all our Members and let’s hope we can raise our voices again in 2021.

There’s not been much to sing about this year, but during more “normal” times we start our meetings off with a rousing rendition of “Jerusalem”. But why?

The poem written by William Blake was published in 1808 during another period of uncertainty – the Industrial Revolution when “England’s green & pleasant land” was being destroyed by massive urbanisation. Blake disapproved of this because it led to the creation of over-crowded slums which were the breeding grounds for endemic diseases.

The words were subsequently set to music by Hubert Parry in 1916 and it was adopted by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies to whom the copyright was assigned. When the NUWSS was wound up, the copyright was reassigned to the Women’s Institute.

Fenstanton WI Choir 1938
Fenstanton WI Choir

The photo above shows the Fenstanton WI Choir who won the Huntingdonshire Federation of Women’s Institutes Music Festival in the 1930s.

 

 

21 Nov 2020 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 13th to 20th November:

Covid Regulations – Police have continued to receive reports of possible Covid Regulation breaches across the County in the last week. Officers are making regular patrols across Huntingdonshire to ensure that lockdown regulations are being complied with.

High Street, Fenstanton – Intruders climbed into a building site on Fenstanton High Street overnight on Thursday 19th / Friday 20th November, entered three houses under construction and stole copper piping worth several hundred pounds. (Ref 35/78867/20)

Police Appeal for Witnesses:

Police are still appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision on the A1123 at Houghton Hill, Wyton, at around 1:30pm on Wednesday 11th November, in which a blue Vauxhall Corsa collided with a cyclist.

Anyone who saw the collision, or the car or cyclist in the moments leading up to it, is asked to contact the police using the 101 non-emergency number or the reporting tool on the police web-site, quoting Incident 207 of 11th November.

A14 C2H – Planned road closures w/c 23 November

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
Monday 23 to Thursday 26 (four nights)
• B1514 Brampton Road between station 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

Monday 23 to Tuesday 24 (two nights)
• A1307 eastbound between Pathfinder Link, Huntingdon and St Ives
Vehicles will be diverted to continue on Huntingdon ring road to Ermine Street B1044 and onto the A141. From here travel west to Brampton Hut, south on A1 to join the A14 at Brampton Interchange junction 22 and exit at junction 23 for Godmanchester or continue to Swavesey junction 24 for access to the A1307

Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 (three nights)
• A1307 eastbound between Godmanchester and St Ives
Vehicles will be diverted south on A1198, east on A428 to join the A14. Continue to Histon junction 32 and return on A14 westbound for access to A1307 at Swavesey junction 24

Wednesday 25 (one night)
• A14 westbound Swavesey junction 24 to Brampton Interchange junction 22
Vehicles will be diverted onto A1307 to Godmanchester, A1198 southbound, A428 westbound and A1 northbound to re-join the A14 at Brampton Hut

Friday 27 (one night)
• B1514 Brampton Road between Hinchingbrooke Park Road loop 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 B1514 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 28 (one night) 9pm – 8am
• B1514 Brampton Road between station 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.

Sunday 29 (one night)
• A14 eastbound between Godmanchester/A1198 junction 23 and Swavesey junction 24
Vehicles will be diverted south on A1198 and east on A428 to re-join the A14 at Girton junction 31. Local traffic will travel north on A1198 to join the A1307
• A14 westbound between Swavesey junction 24b and Godmanchester/A1198 junction 23
Vehicles will be diverted onto A1307 to Godmanchester and south on A1198 to re-join the A14 at junction 23

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

14 November – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Happily, there are no crimes or other incidents in our Policing Summary for your community this week, covering the period 7th to 13th November. However, there are some other items to mention, including an appeal for witnesses to a fatal collision in Wyton:

Covid Regulations – Police have responded to reports of possible Covid Regulation breaches across Huntingdonshire in the last week. Incidents include large gatherings of people in confined spaces and suspected breaches of social distancing. (Refs CC-07112020-0213, CC-07112020-0271 and CC-12112020-0190)

Police Appeal for Witnesses:
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A1123 at Houghton Hill, Wyton, at around 1:30pm on Wednesday 11th November, in which a blue Vauxhall Corsa collided with a cyclist.

Anyone who saw the collision, or the car or cyclist in the moments leading up to it, is asked to contact the police using the 101 non-emergency number or the reporting tool on the police web-site, quoting Incident 207 of 11th November.

Local News Item – Man Jailed for Possession of Class A Drugs:
A man found in possession of cocaine and heroin when he was stopped in St Ives in October 2019 was sentenced to 30 months in prison at Peterborough Crown Court on 9th November.

Full details are on the police web-site at:
https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/bruno-afonso

And Finally – Operation ‘Sceptre’
Operation ‘Sceptre’ is part of a week-long initiative to tackle knife crime across the whole of the UK.

On average, officers are arresting three people a week in Cambridgeshire for knife-related offences.

During the crack-down, the force will be conducting knife-sweeps, talking to retailers about selling to young people, and educating school children through presentations about the dangers of carrying knives.

More details are on the police web-site at:
https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/op-spectre-nov-2020

November A14 C2H update – Bar Hill junction

Dear All

Firstly, we apologise for the slight delay in issuing you with an update on our work at Bar Hill, as was promised in our previous notice.

Further to the recent inspections, we are writing to inform you of the brief return of temporary traffic management around the Bar Hill junction. Overnight on Sunday 15 November, lane closures will be put in place on the outer lane of the junction gyratory and the B1050 between Tesco and Longstanton for approximately one week. This will include a closure of lane 1 of the junction 25 westbound exit slip.

The temporary traffic management will be in place so we can rectify a number of items, such as; replacing damaged kerbing, minor amendments to the central reservation on the B1050, reinstatement of verges and barrier repair that was caused by a road traffic collision. On completion of these works, the junction will be re-inspected and handed over to Cambridgeshire County Council.

We acknowledge this is probably disappointing for people to read, but with us being in a further lockdown period we hope this will cause minimal inconvenience to residents and businesses.

As soon as we receive confirmation that the work is complete, we will update you again.

Kind regards

 

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

A14 C2H – Planned road closures w/c 16 November

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

Monday 16 to Sunday 22 (seven nights) 8pm – 6am
• A1307 eastbound between Pathfinder Link road and Godmanchester/A1198 junction.
Vehicles will be diverted to continue on Huntingdon ring road to Ermine Street B1044 and onto the A141. From here travel west to Brampton Hut, south on A1 to join the A14 at Brampton Interchange junction 22 and exit at junction 23 for Godmanchester/A1198 to re-join the A1307

Saturday 21 (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

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

A1307 Godmanchester to Fenstanton resurfacing

We are posting to inform you that Highways England will be carrying out essential road resurfacing works on the A1307 in both directions between the above locations.

They plan to complete this work for five weeks from Monday 16 November to Wednesday 16 December, on weeknights only, working between the hours of 8pm to 6am, subject to weather conditions.

Due to works taking place both eastbound and westbound, their works have been split into three phases which are detailed below.

Phase 1: A1307 eastbound Pathfinder Link Road to Godmanchester, starting Monday 16 November to Wednesday 25 November (10 nights)

• Eastbound traffic travelling from Pathfinder Link Road will be diverted via, B1514/ Walden Road, Ermine Street /B1044, A141 to Brampton Hut Interchange, before joining the A1 southbound to join the A14 eastbound. Leave the A14 eastbound at junction 23 to travel on the A1198 into Godmanchester.

Phase 2: A1307 eastbound Godmanchester to St Ives, starting Monday 23 November to Saturday 12 December (2 weeks)

• Eastbound traffic will be diverted off the A1307 onto the A1198, then A428 eastbound before rejoining the A14 at Girton.

Phase 3: A1307 westbound from St Ives to Godmanchester, starting Monday 14 December to Tuesday 16 December (2 nights)

• Westbound traffic will be diverted from the St Ives Roundabout via Cambridge Road towards Cambridge Services, to then join the A14 westbound. Follow the A14 westbound before merging onto the A1 towards the Brampton Hut Interchange, at the interchange take the A1 southbound exit before rejoining the A14 eastbound until junction 23 and follow the A1198 to re-join the A1307.