A14 C2H – Planned closures w/c 28 June 2021

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 9pm 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
Saturday 3 8am to 5pm
• B1514 Brampton Road between Scholars Avenue 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/

19 June 2021 – Weekly Police Report – Fenstanton District

Weekly Policing 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 11th to 18th June:

The Lakes Business Park, Fenstanton – Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at a unit on The Lakes Business Park that happened in the early hours of Saturday morning, 12th June. When an alarm started sounding, three or four hooded suspects dressed in black were seen leaving the unit, carrying several boxes of tools to a waiting car and then driving off. Police hope that CCTV footage will help in the investigation. (Ref 35/36638/21)

Headlands, Fenstanton – On Tuesday evening, 15th June, police received a call reporting an on-going problem with youths not wearing helmets and riding a moped across a park near Headlands, on most evenings. The incident has been passed to the Neighbourhood Policing Team for patrols in the area to be aware. (Ref CC-15062021-0478)

Police Appeal For Witnesses:
Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision between two cars, a white Ford ranger and a grey Citroen DS3, on the B1123 near Bluntisham at around 3:45 pm on Tuesday 15th June. Very sadly, one person died in the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or may have dash-cam footage, or who saw the vehicles in the moments before the incident, is asked to contact the police using any of the methods listed at the end of this report, quoting Incident Number 334 of 15 June.

And Finally … New Police Direct Entry Recruitment Programme

Cambridgeshire Police have just launched a new programme to recruit people to train for the role of Detective Constable, within an initial two-year probation period. This accelerated career path will see new recruits working alongside experienced detectives on a variety of different investigations, learning the role of ‘Officer in the Case’ (OIC).

Full details of the recruitment scheme are on the police web-site at the following link:

https://bit.ly/3hWREst

11 June 2021 – Weekly Police Report – 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 5th to 10th June:

Low Road – Police and an ambulance were called to an incident at a leisure complex on Low Road on Monday evening where a car had collided with a golf buggy. One person was taken to hospital but is not thought to have been seriously hurt in the incident. (Ref CC-07062021-0535)

An Item Of Local News From The Police Web-Site:

A St Ives man was sentenced to 2 years and 4 months in jail at Peterborough Crown Court last Friday, 4th June, after pleading guilty to attempting to incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity at an earlier hearing.

The man had used an on-line messaging app to contact what he thought was a 13-year-old girl, although it was in fact an under-cover police officer.

More details are on the police web-site at:
https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/paedophile-offered-naked-massages-to-undercover-police-officer

And Finally … Census Text Scam

A Somersham Ecops subscriber contacted me this week to let me know about a scam text he has received about the recent UK national Census.

The text reads as follows: “CENSUS: There is missing information from your Census application. Update your application – visit …” – followed by a suspicious web-address.

The text may go on to threaten you with a fine if you do not comply.

This kind of text is most definitely a scam, and you should NOT click on the link to the web-address in the text message. The government will not issue a fine so long as you have sent in your Census form.

The Census Office has issued the following information about this kind of scam:

“We will not contact you via a text message, email or phone call asking for your details or regarding a fine …. Please do not engage or respond to these messages and do not click on any links provided … If you wish to report the scam to us, you can send us a message using our web-form, providing as much detail as possible.”

More details are on the Census Office web-page at:
https://census.gov.uk/your-data-and-security/how-we-will-contact-or-visit-you

You can also send any suspicious text message that you may receive to the National Cyber Security Centre by simply forwarding it to 7726. This is a free service and enables your Internet Service Provider to investigate.

My thanks to the Ecops subscriber for sending me the details of this scam.

C2H A14 – Planned closures w/c 14 June 2021

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 9pm 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 14 to Tuesday 15 (two nights)
• Hinchingbrooke Park Road loop
Vehicles wishing to travel towards Brampton will be diverted via Huntingdon Ring Road and then back along the B1514 Brampton Road.
Vehicles travelling from Huntingdon will be diverted to continue on B1514 Brampton Road westbound to the roundabout and return eastbound to then turn left into Hinchingbrooke Park Road

Thursday 17 to Friday 18 (two nights)
• Mill Common Link between Pathfinder Link and Huntingdon Station car park
An escort vehicle will be located at the closure point to escort vehicles in and out of the station car park

Please be aware, our Operational colleagues will have the A1307 westbound closed between Godmanchester and Pathfinder Link. Our escort will take vehicles to and from Pathfinder Link to join Huntingdon Ring Road

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

6 June 2021 – Weekly Police Report – Fenstanton District

Weekly Policing 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 29th May to 4th June:

Low Road, Fenstanton – Police and an ambulance were called to an incident on Low Road in the early hours of Monday morning, 31st May, where a car had collided with a lamp post. The driver, who gave a positive result to a road-side alcohol breath-test, was taken to hospital for medical attention but police investigations are continuing regarding two suspicious offensive items discovered in the car. (Ref 35/33505/21)

And Finally … Burglary Prevention Advice
Now that summer is here, the warmer weather brings opportunities for burglars to take advantage of open windows, doors left unlocked, and people spending more time in their gardens.

Police advise that we follow these steps to avoid becoming a victim of burglary:

• Lock all doors and windows when not in the house;

• Don’t leave valuables on display;

• Lock outbuildings and sheds;

• Report any suspicious activity, using the 101 non-emergency number or the on-line reporting tool on the police web-site.

For more burglary prevention advice, please visit –
https://bit.ly/3uGTEYz

C2H A14 – Planned closures w/c 7 June 2021

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 9pm 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 7 to Tuesday 8 (two nights)
• A14 westbound to westbound Girton junction 31
Vehicles will be diverted to continue onto the A428 westbound to Caxton Gibbet, then north on the A1198 to re-join the A14 at Godmanchester junction OR continue north to the A1307 for local access

Tuesday 8 (one night)
• A1307 Girton entry slip onto A14 westbound Girton junction 31
Vehicles will be diverted west along the A1307 to join the A14 at Bar Hill junction 25

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

C2H A14 – Planned road closures w/c 24 May 2021

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 9pm 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 26 (two nights)   UPDATED

• A14 westbound Milton junction 33 entry slip
Vehicles will be diverted east on the A14 to Fen Ditton junction 34 and return on the westbound carriageway

Thursday 27 (one night)
• A14 eastbound Histon junction 32 entry slip
Vehicles will be diverted west on the A14 to the A428, exit at the Dry Drayton/ Hardwick junction to then return on the A428 eastbound carriageway for access to the A14

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

16 May 2021 – Weekly Police Report – 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 9th to 15th May:

Cambridge Road, Fenstanton – Someone managed to get inside a white Transit van which had been left locked and secure in a car-park on Cambridge Road and damaged the ignition barrel in an apparent attempt to steal the vehicle, fortunately unsuccessful, at some time overnight on Tuesday 11th / Wednesday 12th May. (Ref 35/28719/21)

And Finally – Do You Know Someone Who Could Join the Police on a New Graduate Training Scheme?

Recruitment and training of police officers in Cambridgeshire is changing and a new scheme called the Policing Education Qualifications Framework is being introduced. As part of this, the Constabulary is now running a Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) programme.

Under the PCDA, new entrants will be entered onto a 3-year degree apprenticeship run by Anglia Ruskin University, involving a combination of class learning and on-the-job experience. Tuition fees will be paid by the police and recruits will also be paid a salary whilst they learn.

The recruitment scheme has now been extended until the end of May. More details are on the police web-site at:

https://bit.ly/3v1X4py

9 May 2021 – Weekly Police Report – Fenstanton District

Weekly Policing 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 3rd to 8th May:

The Fen, Fenstanton – A silver VW car was stolen from the driveway of a house at The Fen at sometime overnight on Wednesday 5th / Thursday 6th May. (Ref 35/27223/21)

And Finally – Accidental 999 Calls:
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Cambridgeshire Police say that they spent in the region of 6 hours dealing with accidental 999 calls where the number was either inadvertently dialled from a mobile phone in a pocket, or was made by children larking around.

All 999 calls need to be investigated to make sure that everyone is safe, and when the number has been dialled in error or as a joke, this takes time and diverts resources that could be used on a genuine emergency.

Police say: “We appreciate that mistakes can happen, so if you do accidentally call us, please explain the situation to us rather than just hanging up the phone”.

A14 C2H – Planned road closures w/c 10 May 2021

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 9pm 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 14 to Friday 15 (two nights)

• Hinchingbrooke Park Road loop
Vehicles wishing to travel towards Brampton will be diverted via Huntingdon ring road and then back along the B1514 Brampton Road.
Vehicles travelling from Huntingdon will be diverted to continue on B1514 Brampton Road westbound to the roundabout and return eastbound to then turn left into Hinchingbrooke Park Road

Saturday 16 8am to 5pm
• 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, 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/