DryDrayton.net Village E-Mail 16th Dec 14

Delays to Super-Fast Broadband in Dry Drayton

Sorry, but the latest news is not as we had hoped. The last thing we heard was that Dec 2014 was likely go-live for Dry Drayton. However, roadworks on the A14 have held up the laying of fibre optics and the latest info is now that our cabinets will be upgraded between March and June 2015. Our page on the Connecting Cambridgeshire website http://www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk/parish/dry-drayton/ has been updated to this effect in the last hour.

Meanwhile, among the silver surfers at Pettitts Close, current speeds are 9.12 Mbps download and 0.87 Mbps upload.

Burglaries – E-Cops have sent this advice on security etc

They have added a new home security guide to their blog which contains recommendations for security devices and tips for making your home safe. Read their home security guide here: http://southcambscops.org/2014/12/19/southcambscops-home-security-guide/ Operation Oaklands is taking place across South Cambs. This is a rolling campaign to tackle domestic burglary and shed burglary. Officers will be visiting a new village each week to offer residents home security advice and show them some inexpensive home security devices. Their blog will be updated each month with Operation Oaklands information. Here is where they will be over the next few weeks: http://southcambscops.org/2014/12/03/operation-oaklands-phase-two-tackling-crime-across-south-cambs/

20 mph Speed Limits in Cambridge

Cambridge City Council is consulting on plans to extend 20 mph speed limits across West Cambridge – read all about it here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/20mph-speed-limit-south-west-and-central-phase-consultation

Information from UK Power Networks about power cuts

Ever wondered how a vulnerable customer in your community would cope during a power cut?

Power cuts don’t happen very often these days and it’s UK Power Networks’ job to ensure it stays that way. But if there’s a power cut, have you wondered how your residents would cope?

UK Power Networks have a Priority Service Register, for those who may need extra support during a power cut. Residents will receive:

✔ A priority number that they can call 24 hours a day if they have a power cut

✔ Regular text message or phone updates during a power cut

✔ A welcome booklet

✔ Extra support from the British Red Cross to visit their home during an emergency (we’ll check with them first)

They are working hard to raise awareness of a new number to call during a power cut (0800 31 63 105) and to encourage eligible customers to sign up to the Priority Services Register so they can get them the support they need.They have produced a range of resources for print and web to help reach as many people as possible. They can all be downloaded from their website here

Download Get Ready for Winter campaign resources

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Cambridgeshire’s Adult Safeguarding Team have published the latest issue of their Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity Act newsletter which can be downloaded from the County Council’s website. It includes useful information and updates for people who use services, families and carers, the general public, and professionals who work with vulnerable adults. If this is of interest to you, you can download the newsletter here:


The Stray cat –

We advertised a stray cat in the last e-mail – cat lovers will be pleased to know that the owner has been found.

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