Non-emergency situations can now be reported to the police online if people would rather do so than call 101.
In October last year Cambridgeshire Constabulary re-launched their website with added functionality to report non-emergencies via specially designed forms or a live webchat.
The live webchat option enables people to communicate directly with a member of staff in the control room, just as would be the case when calling 101. Online forms are processed in the same way as a call and the person reporting can expect a response within 24 hours.
Due to the high level of demand there are often queues when calling 101. Reporting online is quick, easy and free of charge.
Superintendent James Sutherland said: “In the digital age people are doing more and more online. I’m pleased that our website now has increased capability to allow people to contact us in this way.
“The system went through a thorough testing process and has been used successfully thousands of times since being introduced.
“Feedback from a recent survey suggested that some people wanted to communicate directly with a person rather than submitting an online form. The webchat function allows people to do exactly that.
“Reports submitted online are treated in the same way as when people call 101 and will receive the same outcome.”
To view the online reporting section of the constabulary’s website visit www.cambs.police.uk/report/. The live webchat function is available by clicking on the green icon on the bottom right of the page.
Please find enclosed reported crime and incidents of note during the month of November 2017. This report is intended to inform Parish Councils and their communities of issues they should be aware of and will not include incidents such as domestic violence, shoplifting or personal assault for example.
TFMV = Theft from Motor Vehicle TOMV = Theft of Motor Vehicle UK = Unknown
Deeping Gate, Etton, Maxey, Northborough (crimes and incidents of note)
Ailsworth, Castor, Glinton, Marholm, Sutton, Thornhaugh, Wansford, Wittering and Upton (crimes and incidents of note)
Ashton, Bainton, Barnack, Helpston, Pilsgate, Southery Woods and Ufford (crimes and incidents of note reported)
Eye and Thorney (crimes and incidents of note reported)
Eye Green, Newborough, Borough Fen and Peakirk (crimes and incidents of note reported)
We are trying to increase the membership of @cops and would encourage that you all sign up and gets as many residents as possible to join as well.
It would also be worthwhile for you to sign up to our Neighbourhood Alert System called Ecops, it only takes a few minutes to register and means that you will receive crime alerts for your area as well as witness appeals, community updates and events and lots of other great crime prevention tips. Simply go to www.ecops.org.uk. Register today – it’s free!
Amanda Large, Crime Reduction Officer, Cambridgeshire Police (Tel: 07872357768, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: Tallington
Please note it will be necessary to impose a temporary restriction to all vehicular traffic on the road(s) detailed below. Adequate arrangements will be made to enable pedestrians to access premises in the affected area while works progress.
REASON FOR CLOSURE:
Essential maintenance works by Network Rail
LOCATION: Tallington Level Crossing (A1175, O/S Map Ref TF 096 086)
PERIOD OF CLOSURE:
23.05 Hrs 23/12/2017 to 08.50 Hrs 24/12/2017
23.05 Hrs 30/12/2017 to 08.50 Hrs 31/12/2017
23.05 Hrs 27/1/2018 to 08.50 Hrs 28/1/2018
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:A1175, A15, A151,A6121,A1175 & Vice Versa
If you have any queries, or require further information, please contact the LCC Customer Service Centre on 01522 782070.
A new book has been published about Torpel Manor in our parish. The book is Torpel Manor: The Biography Of a Landscape by Frieda Gosling, Steven P. Ashby and Aleksandra McClain. (ISBN 978-1-9997880-0-1).
The book is the result of an extended collaboration between the local communities of the villages of Helpston, Bainton and Ufford, and staff from the Department of Archaeology, University of York. It has been made possible by the support of the Langdyke Countryside Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Available from Walkers in Stamford.
There were a number of incidents starting on 25th August where two men attempted to stop motorists and engaged in aggressive behavior.
Please contact the police on 101 as soon as possible if you spot anyone acting suspiciously in the area. Do not engage with the people involved. Our PCSO, Michael Courtney-Hunt (Michael.Courtney-Hunt@cambs.pnn.police.uk, 07525227482), is now aware of all the reported incidents and is keen to prevent this happening again. Please contact Michael if you spot anything suspicious and let your Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator know. The Parish Council will monitor the police response.
We welcome Anita Phillips who has joined Bainton & Ashton Parish Council. Anita lives in Berry Cottage, Ashton and will be responsible for planning matters.
I am writing to advise you of a Network Rail project that is upgrading two level crossings near to the Stamford area. The two crossings are Bainton Automatic Half Barrier (AHB), which is located on Tallington Road and Bainton Green Automatic Half Barrier, which is located on King Street.
Both crossings are being upgraded to Manually Controlled Barrier crossings with Obstacle Detection (MCB-OD) which will replace the life-expired equipment that is in situ at present. MCB-OD crossings provide a much greater level of safety to vehicular users, pedestrians and train passengers and crew.
The main benefits of these upgrades will be:
Commissioning of the new crossings are planned in for July 2018 and in order to enable Network Rail to carry out this work as safely and efficiently as possible, we will need to close the roads for a short period of time.
We plan to close Tallington Road (Bainton crossing) from 14/07/2018 until 23/07/2018 and King Street (Bainton Green crossing) from 14/07/2018 until 30/07/2018. We have been liaising with Peterborough City Council Highway Services regarding this and will submit our application for road closures three months prior to the required dates.
Network Rail will formally consult all details of this project with you at a later date however this is just a courtesy email to advise you of our plans at this early stage.
If you would like any more information regarding this project or have any queries or concerns then please don’t hesitate to contact me using the details below.
Scheme Project Manager
Network Rail | Infrastructure Projects
George Stephenson House
York | YO1 6JT
T: 07515 626127
A Speedwatch survey held outside the Reading Room on 8th May 2017 found that 16 vehicles out of 120 (13%) were travelling at 35 mph or more in the 30 mph zone through the village. These drivers will be contacted by the police. It is estimated that about 50% of vehicles travelling past he Reading Rooms are exceeding the 30 mph limit.
It’s 30 for a reason
The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. The faster someone is driving, the less time they have to stop if something unexpected happens.
If you kill someone while speeding, you will have to live with the long-term emotional consequences.
Speed limits are there for a reason.
Bainton Reading Room at 10:25-10:45 on Wednesdays
Frequency: Every 4 Weeks
Next visits: 23/8/17, 20/9/17, 18/10/17, 15/11/17, 13/12/17
Please see: https://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/library-archives/mobile-library/ for more details.