On Sunday 14th April residents were subjected to in excess of 100 motor bikes riding up and down Buckden Road, parking in the Grafham Water car park and then performing stunts to each other including riding on one wheel. The police dealt with the matter.
No other reported incidents in the village.
The Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire in recognising the failure of the police to work nationwide with Neighbourhood Watch, a strategic team led by Superintendent Mike Brown will prepare an action plan identified by the Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch executive committee to which Grafham belongs. I will keep everyone posted on progress.
I have been asked to pass on the following information:
“I need money for petrol”
Scammers are working in the county, usually in supermarket car parks. If someone asks for your help and starts to give you a sad story why they cannot pay for petrol and asks for money, just say “No.”
- Do not accept jewellery or a watch as security – it will be worthless.
- When safe to do so call the police – do not wait until you get home.
CRIME PREVENTION – HEATING OIL THEFT
With rising fuel prices there has been an increase in the theft of diesel oil from commercial vehicles and heating oil from storage tanks.
The following tips may help you to deter a theft:
- Plant shrubs to hide your tank from view.
- Oil level sensor alarms are available from £75.
- Consider CCTV if the tank is in a vulnerable or remote location. Deter thieves from entering your property by installing and using lockable gates. Maintain boundaries and perimeter fencing.
- If you have a plastic tank, consider erecting fencing around the tank with one end hinged and locked for filling purposes. The fencing should be fixed to solid posts and should be set off the tank approximately 12 inches on all sides.
From the end of March the term domestic violence will include violence, abuse and coercive control of a person aged 16 or older:
Both men and women can suffer. If you know someone who needs help, advise them to call 101 and ask for the domestic abuse unit. As an alternative, for those unwilling to speak to the police:
Women can call Cambridgeshire Women’s aid; 01223 460947 or 0800 2000247
Men can call: The Men’s advice line 0808 801 0327
SAY NO TO ITINERANT TRADERS
Many itinerant traders have questionable practices and motives. Garden works, roof works and refuse collection can be done by local and checkable persons and trusted traders.
A smart website is easy to set up and is not evidence of honesty or capability.
If you have scrap, sell it and gain the profit for yourselves by using a local dealer. Also, to use unlicensed operatives could end in a criminal charge for the householder concerned.
All emergencies 999
Non emergencies - police 101
Cambridge Constabulary HQ - 01480 456111
Minicom for hard of hearing 01480 422493
Crimestoppers 0800 555111 (anonymous)
Anti-social behaviour 01480 388379
To stop unwanted mail 0845 703 459 9
To stop unwanted phone calls 0845 070 070 7
Tel: 07951 069565