Easter Stall at the Cross – Saturday 20th April 9:30 AM to 11 AM

Somersham Community Library (FOSL) are having an Easter Stall at The Cross on Saturday 20th April 9:30am to 11AM.

There will be refreshments & Hot Cross Buns in the Library from 10:30am.
RAFFLE for a Breakfast Hamper to be drawn in the Library at 11:30am


Results Released For Force Southern Impact Team

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 information.

“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.

Some examples of what to report include:

Part time Job vacancy in Somersham

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 online at http://www.somersham-pc.gov.uk

Completed application forms should be returned by email or post no later than 9.30am on Thursday 18th April 2019

Completed applications to be returned to

Email: clerk@somersham-pc.gov.uk  

Postal address: The Norwood Building, Parkhall Road,

Somersham PE28 3HE

Charity Challenge For Pc In Memory Of Daughter

Dear subscriber,

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 police stations. 
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 Coveney.
Today (25 February) Graham will walk from Ely to Parkside Police Station in Cambridge. 
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.”

For more information about Graham’s police plod challenge, or to donate, visit his JustGiving page by clicking here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/graham-floyd3
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 tumours.
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.”

For more about the Brain Tumour Charity, visit their website at: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/

Best wishes,

Tara Cox (corporate communications) 
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Corporate Communications (Police,Communications Officer,Cambridgeshire)

Weekly Policing update

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 15th to 21st February:

High Street, Somersham – Thieves broke into a business on Somersham High Street overnight on Thursday 14th / Friday 15th February by forcing open a door at the back of the building. Once inside they stole six charity boxes, damaged a pool table and fruit machines, and took cash and bottles of alcohol. Scenes-of-crime officers have attended as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/11002/19)
A141 Old Hurst Road – Police were called to a collision involving four cars on the A141 near Old Hurst early on Wednesday morning, 20th February. Fortunately no-one was hurt although two of the vehicles needed to be towed away from the scene. (Ref CC-20022019-0062)

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:


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’.

Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV

St Ives Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV – Online Communities, Huntingdonshire – St Ives)

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert

Action Fraud have received several reports where fraudsters are claiming to be landlords of properties offered for rent online. Prior to a viewing the suspect requests that the individuals pay a deposit and sometimes a month’s rent upfront, claiming that this money will be put into the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, and is therefore protected under government legislation.

After the individual pays the money, the suspect sends a bogus email purporting to be from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme confirming they have received their deposit. However, this is not the case as the money was sent directly to an account associated with the suspect and the victim is left out of pocket and without the home they had thought to be putting a deposit on.

What You Need To Do Always make sure you, or a reliable contact, has viewed the property with an agent or landlord before agreeing to rent a property. Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Only transfer funds when you’re satisfied a genuine property, safety certificates and valid contract are in place. Only pay for goods or service by bank transfer if you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud. Once you’ve paid your deposit, you can check whether it’s protected by entering your tenancy deposit certificate code on TDS website (www.tenancydepositscheme.com).
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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)