Somersham road closures for September

Road Closures

  • St Ives road – 17th Sept – 19th September Road Closure
  • Heath View Close – 18th Sept- 20th September Multi way signals
  •  Street – 18th to 20th September Multi way signals
  • St Ives road – 18th to 20th September Multi way signals
  • Grange Road 24th Sept – 28th September Road Closure
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eCops – weekly report 24th to 30th August

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Crime Update 5

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 24th to 30th August:

 

Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision involving two cars on Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Friday evening, 24th August. One car was badly damaged and ended up in a dry ditch and was towed out by recovery services. One person was detained for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to hospital for minor injuries to be treated. (Ref CC-24082018-0402)

St Ives Road, Somersham – There was a break-in and attempted burglary at a community building on St Ives Road, Somersham, overnight on Wednesday 29th / Thursday 30th August. Intruders entered two storage sheds and a brick building and moved objects around, but nothing is thought to have been stolen. (Ref 35/26323/18)

Woodhurst – Approximately 650 bales of straw were destroyed in a stack fire in a field at Woodhurst overnight on Wednesday 29th / Thursday 30th August. The Fire Brigade attended the incident and notified police that the fire appeared to have been started deliberately. (Ref 35/26371/18)


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:

https://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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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’.

Become a Parish Councillor!

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SOMERSHAM PARISH COUNCIL

CO-OPTION OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

There are 7 Parish Councillor vacancies on the above Council following the Elections in May 2018.

If you are interested in applying for a vacancy please contact:-

Parish Clerk: Mrs P Bryant

clerk@somersham-pc.gov.uk

Tel: 01487 841359

Candidates will be provided with an application form and associated papers to complete and return to the Parish Clerk prior to the closing date below. Or alternatively use the link provided to our website with all of the relevant documents included. https://www.somersham-pc.gov.uk/Vacancies_16430.aspx 

A proportional vote for the co-option of the new Councillors will take place at the Parish Council meeting on 3rd September 2018

Closing date: 31st August 2018 Midnight

Chicks

Part-time vacancy at Somersham Youth Club

The following exciting opportunity is now available to work with teenagers and young people who live and visit Somersham. We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to support the development and delivery of a varied, fun and wide ranging programmes of activities.

Youth WorkerJunior

Youth Club (SCP 14) £9.19 per hour

The Junior Youth Club is open every Monday term time only from 5.45 – 7.45pm at the Victory Hall. Applicants must be able to develop and motivate young people and it is desirable that you have skills hobbies or interests that could be used in work with young people.

For Paid Vacancies (age 16 +) :

Please download an application form from http://www.somersham-pc.gov.uk and clearly identify what vacancy you wish to apply for.

The job description and person specification can be viewed & downloaded at http://www.somersham-pc.gov.uk

 

Completed application forms should be returned by email or post no later than 9.30am on Friday 31st August 2018

 

Completed applications to be returned to

 

Email: clerk@somersham-pc.gov.uk

Postal address: The Norwood Building, Parkhall Road,

Somersham PE28 3HE

 

Summer Burglary Prevention Advice

ecops logoCrime PreventionSummer Burglary Prevention Advice

Although the weather is supposed to get cooler over the next few days, it is still Summer and some forecasters are predicting above average temperatures to continue through to October.

In St Ives we have seen several burglaries in the last week where opportunistic thieves have taken advantage of insecure doors and windows to break into houses and steal whatever they can find lying around.

It is vital to stay one step ahead of the criminals during the hot weather by taking some simple extra precautions. Our colleagues in Bedfordshire have issued the following advice and we thought we would pass it on to you:


Summer Burglary Advice:

As we enter the peak summer period, burglars may take advantage of unlocked doors or open windows – a property that presents itself as insecure is far more likely to be targeted than one which is properly secured.

Please take don’t leave ground floor windows or doors open or unlocked, and ensure they are closed and locked when you go to bed at night. It only takes a second for a thief to enter a home and take things, often without being noticed.

Further advice to keep homes secure over the summer includes:

  • Always close and lock windows and doors when leaving the property – even a small open window could entice a burglar.
  • Keep car and house keys out of sight and away from windows and doors.
  • If you’re in the garden, make sure windows and doors at the front of the property are secure.
  • Do not leave valuables on display through windows.
  • Ensure that any side entrance is secure, locked and not easy to climb over, even when someone is at home.
  • Consider installing a visible security light or alarm to deter criminals.
  • Going on holiday? Make arrangements to make sure the house appears occupied whilst it’s empty. Put lights on a timer or ask a neighbour to come and pick up mail and draw curtains. Don’t advertise being on holiday on social media.

Detective Inspector Andy Southam said: “Now we’re approaching summer, everyone is keen to make the most of the hot weather. But burglars are also keen to make the most of open windows, and that’s why we’re issuing this advice. I am urging people to remain vigilant throughout the summer months, and I hope that by taking these steps people will be able to make their homes less appealing to offenders.

“By following our advice, you can help us tackle burglary.”

Further advice about preventing burglary can be found on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site at:

https://www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Burglary