It was very disappointing to receive a report the beautiful flower displays at The Cross have been vandalised by a group of young people last evening. This is not the first time this has taken place.
The flower displays have been nurtured by our dedicated groundsman to help the village centre look vibrant and welcoming to all. This thoughtless act has not taken into consideration the hard work of our staff or the people who take joy in appreciating the flowers.
Images of the culprits will be downloaded from our CCTV and provided to the Police together with our reported crime incident.
A policing team acting on intelligence provided by the public
has made more than 150 arrests and seized cash and drugs worth more than
£100,000 – all less than a year after being set up.
The force’s Southern Impact Team carry out planned policing operations –
including warrants and arrests – across the south of the county. There is also
a Northern Impact Team carrying out similar work in the north of the county.
The proactive policing teams were set up in May 2018 and act on intelligence
reported to the force from a variety of different sources, including 101 calls
and reports made through
the force website.
Chief Inspector Nick Skipworth said: “Since May 2018 when the Southern Impact
Team was formed we have arrested 154 people – the majority of these being
County Lines drug dealers – and have a combined cash and drugs total seizure
figure of more than £100,000.
“This work carried out by this team will have caused a significant dent in
pockets of those involved in organised crime, and county lines dealing.
“Work from this team of officers has also resulted in the courts handing out
prison sentences totalling 63 years and seven months.
“I have no doubt that these impressive results will continue to climb – but we
couldn’t do it alone.
“These results are a brilliant example of how reporting information to us makes
a difference and also the work our officers do off the back of that
“I am incredibly proud of my team, and I know how hard they work on a daily
basis to bring offenders to justice.”
Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity in their area can report this to
us by calling 101, or reporting online at www.cambs.police.uk/report. Always
call 999 if a crime is in progress.
You can tell us any information you may have about criminal or suspicious
activity in your community. Information provided will be reviewed and could
help to stop a crime or convict an offender.
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.
Worker – Junior
Youth Club (SCP 14) £9.19 per
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.
A police officer laced up his walking shoes at the weekend and is now in the
middle of a charity challenge in memory of his daughter.
In 2015 PC Graham Floyd sadly lost his daughter who, for eight years, battled
a debilitating brain tumour.
Graham, based at Thorpe Wood Police Station, aims to raise awareness of brain
tumours after his daughter Natasha passed away at the age of 24. She was
first diagnosed when she was 16.
Graham said: “On 1 December 2015 my daughter Natasha died in my arms from a
brain tumour. The tumour took a happy, achieving 16-year-old girl and in the
space of 48 hours made her totally blind and terminally ill.
“Before this, Natasha was misdiagnosed for eight months which caused her to
lose her sight completely.
“Although an early diagnosis would not have changed the terminal outcome, it
would have allowed her to live her remaining years as any other young woman.”
At the end this month Graham, 52, was due to take part in a 62-mile charity
walk across the Atlas Mountains and into the Sahara to raise money for the
Brain Tumour Charity.
However, Graham’s shoulder was recently injured while making an arrest on
duty and as a result he is currently unable to travel abroad. Undeterred,
Graham will instead be taking on a similar challenge in the UK.
Graham is now in the middle of a challenge he calls the Great Fenland Police
Plod, where he will be walking 74 miles in four days between four different
He said: “I will be doing this challenge alone and I will be walking carrying
a 5ft pole with a flag and carrying a bucket for donations.”
Graham started his trek at Peterborough Police Station on Saturday (23
February) and hiked to March Police Station.
On Sunday he continued onto Ely Police Station and on this day, his journey
included a swim across the New Bedford River opposite Straight Drove in
Today (25 February) Graham will walk from Ely to Parkside Police Station in
His charity challenge will finish tomorrow (26 February) at force HQ in
Huntingdon – the day of his 53rd birthday.
Graham added: “Before she passed away Natasha’s last wish was for her whole
brain to be donated for research, and it was.
“I would love others to donate and help continue funding this vital work,
because it’s true that every penny really does count.
“Your help will have a direct and positive effect on the work research
scientists at the Brain Tumour Charity are carrying out.
“So far Natasha’s brain has allowed the team to make significant discoveries
about the type of tumour and its characteristics.
“At the moment there is no cure, and no treatment beyond making the
inevitable more comfortable. We can change this.”
The Brain Tumour Charity funds research into brain tumours globally.
The charity is committed to saving and improving lives, with the aim of
helping every single person affected by a brain tumour.
Graham is also supporting HeadSmart, an awareness campaign funded and
promoted by the charity.
The campaign works to improve diagnosis times by informing and empowering
parents and professionals to spot the early signs and symptoms of brain
Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “Since
Graham lost Natasha – who was a much-loved Young Ambassador for The Brain
Tumour Charity as well as a cherished daughter and friend – he’s inspired all
of us here to keep doing whatever we can every single day to spare other
families from the devastation he and his wife have faced.
“Graham may describe himself on his fundraising page as ‘unfit and
overweight’ but he’s also fiercely determined.
“I have absolutely no doubt he’ll plod (and swim) on until he reaches
Huntingdon, even if the going gets tough. We’re immensely grateful to him and
to everyone who supports his efforts along the way.”