Further Changes to Stagecoach Park & Ride Services & X5

Following the government advice to limit non-essential travel and avoid office, pubs and social gatherings; we’re sad to say we’ve had to make further reductions.

The following Cambridge Park & Ride services will be suspended from Thursday 2 April until further notice:

Madingley Park and Ride

Newmarket Park and Ride

Trumpington Park and Ride

Milton Park and Ride

Further revised timetables will be in place from Thursday 2 April 2020 for the Babraham Park & Ride service.

Monday – Friday buses will run every half an hour in the AM and PM peaks and hourly throughout the day. We will be diverting the 13 service into the Babraham Park & Ride for some PM journeys.

Saturday – Sunday there will be no Babraham Park & Ride services, as an alternative we will be diverting the 13 service into the Babraham Park & Ride.

X5 Service Update Thursday 2 April 2020

Further revised timetables will be in place from Thursday 2 April 2020; these temporary timetables will operate across Bedfordshire until further notice.

The timetables have been carefully created to ensure that critical routes are maintained wherever possible.

Monday – Sunday buses will now only run between Cambridge and Milton Keynes Rail Station every hour between 07:30 and 19:30.

As an alternative you can catch the S5 between Bicester and Oxford or 505 Brackley and Bicester.

We’ve made some changes to the start and end points of some journeys:

Monday – Friday 06:05 bus from Cambridge towards Bedford will start at Bedford.

Monday – Friday 06:28 bus from Milton Keynes towards Cambridge will start at Bedford.

Sunday – Saturday the 19:05 and 20:05 buses from Cambridge towards Milton Keynes will terminate at Bedford.

We’re sad to say we’ve had to withdraw some journeys:

Monday – Saturday 04:27 and 05:27 buses from Bedford towards Milton Keynes.

Monday – Friday 04:32 bus from Bedford towards Cambridge.

Sunday 05:27 and 06:27 buses from Bedford towards Milton Keynes.

Sunday – Saturday 20:28 bus from Milton Keynes towards Bedford.

Somersham4U – April/May 2020 online edition!

Somersham4U has gone online, its easy to read in your web browser and you can adjust your viewing screen. This months edition will not be coming through your doors as a physical copy. Somersham4U April/May 2020 Online Edition

If you click the text this will lead you to view the document as an online magazine. Additionally this can be found on Somersham Parish Council’s website on our home page in the next few days.

eCops Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 21st – 27th March

After one week of the new Government restrictions to tackle the Corona virus outbreak, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 21st to 27th March:

 Warboys, Wistow and Ramsey Great Whyte – Officers were out patrolling the district late on Wednesday night, 25th March. “We can’t be everywhere, but we could be anywhere!”
 
 
And Finally – Corona Virus Restrictions Reminder
 
*** IMPORTANT ***

If you have any queries regarding the Corona virus outbreak, please do NOT call the police on either 101 or 999 – visit the Government’s Corona virus information web-site:
 
www.gov.uk/coronavirus
 
The single most important action we can all take in fighting corona virus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
 

  • Stay at Home
     
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
     
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people at all times
     
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
     
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family – you can spread the virus even if you do not have symptoms

 
 
More specific advice on staying at home and away from others as it the following link:
 
Government Corona Virus Advice

 
 


  
 
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:

www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive


Please be aware that these reports do not contain all details of all reported crime. We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.
 

As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using any of these methods:
 

  • the ‘101’ non-emergency telephone number;
  • the on-line web-chat tool on the new Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site – click on the green icon – www.cambs.police.uk/report ;
  • Alternatively, you can use ‘Crimestoppers’ to make a report anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by using their on-line contact form.



In an emergency, or if you witness a crime in progress, always use ‘999’.

Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams

Action Fraud have received reports of #COVID19 related scams. The majority relate to the online sale of protective items such as facemasks and other items in short supply due to the outbreak, that don’t exist..
 
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-related-fraud-reports

What scams are we seeing?

The majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser and other products, which have never arrived. Other frauds being reported include ticket fraudromance fraudcharity fraud and lender loan fraud
 

Protection advice

Detailed counter fraud advice is available online, including from ScamsmartActionFraudCIFASTakeFiveCitizens AdviceTrading Standards and the National Cyber Security Centre.
 
Reporting to Action Fraud can be done online at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling  0300 123 2040.

To report offers of financial assistance from HMRC contact phishing@hmrc.gov.uk.
 

Neighbourhood Watch Encourages Protecting the Isolated and Vulnerable During the Covid 19 Outbreak

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch exists to look out for communities across England and Wales and at a time like this we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same:  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

10 ways you, as a Neighbourhood Watch supporter, can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community: Meet with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be. If your neighbourhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbours, information, and resources. Alternatively, share phone numbers and email addresses particularly with those who are isolated or vulnerable. Consider establishing a ‘buddy’ system within your community to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries. Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.  Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy.  Learn how to self-isolate. Guidance can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ Create a list of local organisations that you and your neighbours can contact in the event that one of you need access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources. Consider including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies. Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources. Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child’s school or childcare facility, and your employer’s emergency operations plan. Practice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing. The NHS provides guidance on how to wash hands: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/.   The World Health Organisation provides guidance on basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on handwashing for families https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html Please note: whilst we encourage you to follow advice from UK Government we are also sharing links to organisations such as the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention an agency which works 24/7 to protect the safety, health, and security of America from threats here and around the world. Some of our key points above have been sourced from:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention also published (14th February 2020) Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities which you may find useful: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html.
 
Regards and keep well,
Central Support Team at Neighbourhood Watch
 
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eCops – Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District

There is one item to mention in our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, covering the period 24th to 30th January:


High Street, Somersham – A thief is thought to have stolen £50 from a cash machine outside a shop on Somersham High Street on Thursday evening, 30th January. A customer used their bank card to make the withdrawal, but forgot to take the cash from the machine. When they realised their mistake and returned later, the cash was no longer there. Police hope that CCTV may have recorded the theft. (Ref 35/7588/20)

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:

www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive


Please be aware that these reports do not contain all details of all reported crime. We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.

 
As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using any of these methods:
 

  • the ‘101’ non-emergency telephone number;
  • the on-line web-chat tool on the new Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site – click on the green icon;
  • Alternatively, you can use ‘Crimestoppers’ to make a report anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by using their on-line contact form.

In an emergency, or if you witness a crime in progress, always use ‘999’.