Hemingford Abbots Neighbourhood Watch Area coordinator position is currently vacant; if anyone is interested in running our NHW scheme then please contact the Parish Clerk.
The NHW co-ordinator is supported by a group of volunteers (local co-ordinators) who share the work and are each responsible for a small group of properties in the village. A list of local coordinators is provided below; Each of these coordinators regularly receives information from the police concerning local crime patterns in the local area. It is the responsibility of each coordinator to disseminate pertinent information to their local residents. Urgent information is also posted on village notice boards.
The police publish statistics of crimes committed in the locality. This may be viewed by postcode on the police website <www.cambs.police.uk and following the link through "My Neighbourhood" and the required postcode.
A service called "e-cops" has been introduced, which is an email newsletter service from Cambridgeshire Constabulary. It is meant to complement Neighbourhood Watch and is a good way to keep up to date with community news and policing. Any member of the public may join up by visiting www.cambs.police.uk/signup/ecops.
The following is the weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting Hemingford Abbots and surrounding neighbourhood reported to police during the period 18th to 25th February:-
Graveley Way Area, Hilton – There was a break-in and burglary at a house in a Close off Graveley Way, Hilton, at sometime overnight on Tuesday 18th / Wednesday 19th February, whilst the owners were absent. Intruders entered by forcing a ground-floor window, then targeted the upstairs rooms which were thoroughly searched. They left the way they had come in, having stolen items of jewellery and cash. Scenes-of-crime officers have attended and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/12799/20)
St Ives Road, Hemingford Grey – Police received a report of a large amount of gravel spread across a corner and junction on St Ives Road, Hemingford Grey, on Thursday evening, 20th February. A patrol was dispatched and officers estimated that about 2 tonnes of stones were on the road. The firm responsible was tracked down and Highways staff were asked to come out and clear the road surface. (Ref CC-20022020-0311)
A1307 Hemingford Grey – Police came across a car being driven in an erratic manner along the eastbound carriageway of the A1307 at Hemingford Grey in the early hours of Sunday 23rd February. Officers followed it into Fenstanton where it stopped. One person was taken into custody to undergo blood tests for drugs and alcohol. (Ref CC-23022020-0031)
A1307 Galley Hill – Police received a report of a red Seat car seen in the ditch on the side of the A1307 at Galley Hill on Sunday morning, 23rd February. No-one was with the car and it was acting as a distraction to other drivers, so police arranged for it to be towed away. (Ref CC-23022020-0083)
A1307 Galley Hill – A black Peugeot car, broken down in a dangerous position on the A1307 at Galley Hill on Monday lunchtime, 24th February, was rescued by Highways officers who arranged for it to be moved to safety, awaiting recovery by its owner’s insurance company. (Ref CC-24022020-0160)
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: