A14 Road closures from 21st January 2019

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: major improvements

Construction work on the new A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme is underway. We are currently carrying out a variety of tasks for which we need to close lanes or carriageways on the A1, A14 and some local roads at times, usually overnight between 8pm and 6am, unless otherwise stated. A clearly signed diversion route will always be in place for closures. For this week, the planned closures are:

Full closures

Monday 21 (one night)

  • A14 westbound between Brampton Hut junction 21 and Ellington junction 20

Vehicles will be diverted north on the A1(M) then travel west on the A605 to re-join the A14 at junction 13

Non motorway traffic west at Wooley Road, south on Ellington Road and west at Wooley Hill to re-join the A14

Monday 21 to Thursday 24 (four nights)

  • A1 southbound between Brampton Hut and Buckden

Vehicles will be diverted east on the A14, south on the A1198 then west on the A428 to re-join the A1

Monday 21 to Friday 25 (five nights)

  • A1 northbound between Buckden and Alconbury

Vehicles will travel east on the A428, north on the A1198, west on the A14 and then north on the A14 link road to re-join the A1

  • A14 westbound between Bar Hill junction 29 and Swavesey junction 28

Vehicles will be diverted west on the A428 then north on the A1198 to re-join the A14 at Godmanchester

  • A14 eastbound between Swavesey junction 28 and Bar Hill junction 29

Vehicles will be diverted south on the A1198 at junction 24, then east on the A428 to re-join the A14.

  • A14 Girton junction 31 westbound to westbound loop

Friday 25 9pm to Monday 28 5am

  • A1 northbound Brampton village exit slip
  • A1 southbound Brampton village exit slip

Brampton village will remain accessible via junction 22 of the A14

  • Brampton Road

Friday 25 (one night)

  • A1 southbound Brampton Hut entry slip
  • A1307 outbound

Saturday 26 7am to Sunday 27 7pm

  • Conington Road

For more information about this scheme, visit http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon/, or stay updated by following us on https://twitter.com/a14c2h and https://en-gb.facebook.com/A14C2H/.

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Have your say on the Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036

Have your say on the Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036 and comment on proposed development sites in Somersham, the closing date for comments is 29 January 2019 at 5 pm.

Use the links below to access three key consultation documents:

Proposed Main Modifications 2018                http://consult.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/portal/pp/hlp2036/pmm2018/pmm2018_1

Proposed Main Modifications Sustainability Appraisal   http://consult.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/portal/pp/hlp2036/pmm2018/pmmsa2018/proposed_main_modifications_sustainability_appraisal

Habitats Regulations Assessment          http://consult.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/portal/pp/hlp2036/pmm2018/hra2018/habitats_regulations_assessment

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Knives Ruin Lives

It is unlikely to have escaped our residents attention that there has been significant national press coverage around violent and knife crime.

Officers from Huntingdonshire Local Policing team will be conducting a 72-hour operation to raise awareness and to educate young people by focusing our resources on primary schools, secondary schools and colleagues. Officers will also be conducting plain clothed patrols in and around the Huntingdon area to coincide with the programme of education.

There is a knife amnesty been in place at Huntingdon Police Station throughout this week.

Whilst the officers will be focusing on offences relating to knife and violent crime, they will also be proactively on the lookout for offences such as burglary and theft from motor vehicles and the individuals suspected to be responsible for these crimes. Officers can only carry out effective intelligence led and targeted patrols if we continue to receive information from the public.

Call 101 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report . Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit http://ow.ly/bfLa30njbxZ

We will be posting regular updates on our Facebook page throughout the operation.


Regards,
PCSO 7293 HURLEY
Online Communities PCSO

Does Your Car Key Fob Open Your Car Windows

You may not realise it, but with many makes of car it is possible to open the windows remotely using the key fob. This can be useful on a hot day when you can let the car cool down before getting in – but there is also a danger associated with this feature!

Earlier this week, officers patrolling one of our villages came across a car parked on the roadside with its windows half-open. As the boot lid was also open, leaving expensive items inside exposed, the officers looked up the car’s registered owner and confirmed that it was parked outside the owner’s house. Knocking in the door, they asked the owner if he realised that the car had been left insecure – he was astonished and appalled. He remembered inadvertently leaving the boot lid open, but had no idea how the windows came to be open – but was grateful to the officers for pointing it out.

The truth is that the key-fobs for many makes of car have a feature that allows the windows to be remotely opened – and many owners are unaware of this. It is usually activated by pressing the ‘lock’ button once, releasing it, then pressing and holding it down again. I know from personal experience that this can easily be activated inadvertently, and as a result your car windows can be left wound down without you realising it.

If you search the Internet you will find many descriptions of how people have been flabbergasted to discover this ‘feature’ – it can leave your car insecure and susceptible to thieves. It is worth experimenting with your car and key-fob to see if you have this vulnerability, or read the appropriate section in your handbook, or contact your dealer. At the very least, it may save your car interior from getting soaked on a wet day!

Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 4th to 10th January

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

There is one item to mention in our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, covering the period 4th to 10th January:
 
High Street, Pidley – Police are treating an incident that happened at a house on High Street, Pidley, on Saturday afternoon, 5th January, as an attempted burglary. An unknown person threw a brick at a window in the conservatory at the back of the house, breaking one of the panes in the double-glazed unit. A suspicious black Audi car was seen leaving the driveway of the house at the time the incident happened. (Ref 35/1025/19) 


  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’.

Planned road closures w/c 14 January – A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: major improvements

Construction work on the new A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme is underway. We are currently carrying out a variety of tasks for which we need to close lanes or carriageways on the A1, A14 and some local roads at times, usually overnight between 8pm and 6am, unless otherwise stated. A clearly signed diversion route will always be in place for closures. For this week, the planned closures are:

Full closures

Monday 14 to Thursday 17 (four nights)

  • A1 southbound between Brampton Hut and Buckden

Vehicles will be diverted east on the A14, south on the A1198 then west on the A428 to re-join the A1

Monday 14 to Friday 18 (five nights)

  • A428 eastbound Madingley to A14 eastbound Fen Ditton junction 34

Motorway traffic will travel south on the M11, east on A505 and north on A11 to re-join the A14. Non motorway traffic will be diverted on local roads through Cambridge.

  • M11 junction 14 exit slip
  • A14 westbound between Six Mile Bottom junction 36 and Girton junction 31

Motorway traffic will travel south on the A11, west on the A505 and then north on the M11.

Non motorway traffic will diverted on local roads through Cambridge

Friday 18 9pm to Monday 21 5am

  • A1 northbound Brampton village exit slip
  • A1 southbound Brampton village exit slip

Brampton village will remain accessible via junction 22 of the A14

  • Brampton Road

Friday 18 (one night)

  • A1 southbound Brampton Hut entry slip

Saturday 19 7am to Sunday 18 7pm

  • Conington Road

Saturday 19 (one night) 11pm to 11am

  • A14 westbound between Bar Hill junction 29 and Swavesey junction 28

Vehicles will be diverted west on the A428 then north on the A1198 to re-join the A14 at Godmanchester

  • A14 eastbound between Swavesey junction 28 and Bar Hill junction 29

Vehicles will be diverted south on the A1198 at junction 24, then east on the A428 to re-join the A14.

  • A14 Girton junction 31 westbound to westbound loop

Sunday 20 (one night)

  • A14 westbound between Bar Hill junction 29 and Swavesey junction 28

Vehicles will be diverted west on the A428 then north on the A1198 to re-join the A14 at Godmanchester

  • A14 eastbound between Swavesey junction 28 and Bar Hill junction 29

Vehicles will be diverted south on the A1198 at junction 24, then east on the A428 to re-join the A14.

  • A14 Girton junction 31 westbound to westbound loop

For more information about this scheme, visit http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon/, or stay updated by following us on https://twitter.com/a14c2h and https://en-gb.facebook.com/A14C2H/.

News From The Police And Crime Commissioner

As you have been asked to be updated on news from the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Commissioner has today launched a survey asking people to provide their views on how much they are willing to support policing as part of their council tax.

In a press release issued today, the Commissioner says:  

“Chief Constable, Nick Dean and I have been working hard to ensure our Force is as efficient and effective as it can be. Last year, we introduced a new structure for local policing which brought an additional 50 officers to the front line. And, as a result of last year’s increase in the policing part of the council tax, a further 55 officers were also recruited and are now in training. Whilst those additional officers are very welcome, there are some harsh policing realities that we face. Demand on policing is growing. Cambridgeshire is a safe county, but police now spend more time tackling ‘hidden crimes’ such as domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation and modern day slavery. They also spend time working with partners to tackle vulnerability, such as people in mental health crisis.

“Our police force is still one of the lowest funded forces in the country and one of the most efficient costing  42p per person per day against a national average of 51p (per person per day).  Cambridgeshire’s population is forecast to grow by 20% by 2031 but with government funding not currently linked to population growth, this is something we continue to press for change.

“We will continue to identify further efficiency savings, however in order to meet future demand, I propose to increase the policing part of the council tax by £2 per month per household (based on a Band D property). This equates to 50p per week or £24 per year. I would be grateful if you could spare a minute to complete a short survey. Your views will then help inform my final decision on how much to raise the policing part of the council tax.”

A link to the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RHJL6KW

The survey runs from Tuesday 8th until Monday 28th January 2019.

Please note – views can also be given by telephone:0300 333 3456 or by email:cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk.