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Burglaries, A14 and Bag2School

Dear fellow villagers,

Burglaries in the Village

There has been a spate of four burglaries in the centre of Dry Drayton (Scotland Road, High Street and Cottons Field) during the last 48 hours, details not yet received from E-Cops. Entry at the unlit and unobserved  rear of premises, some during the daytime, some after dark, possibly part of a wider pattern of burglaries in local villages. What can we do about this? Greater vigilance, awareness that the stranger you have seen getting out of a parked car or walking around the village may be someone who has come here to steal. Show an interest, let strangers feel they have been seen and make a note afterwards of anything you see which is suspicious. Don’t make your own property the easiest target in your street; a darkened house in a secluded unlit garden obviously unoccupied when you are not there. And in the longer term perhaps our Neighbourhood Watch and Parish Council will need your support in any forthcoming debate about the possibility of a CCTV scheme in the village.

Contact – with information or for information – Graham Carver, Dry Drayton Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, grahamcarver@aol.com 0r phone 01954 781806

A14 – What’s going on

As you use the A14 you will see surveyors in fluorescent jackets everywhere, archaeological trenches and new fencing in fields and lots of heavy plant moving earth. Things are really happening – there will be a new A14 road open in 2020 – if you feel that you have lost the plot and are not sure how the A14 of the future will look or how the works are going to progress over the next 3 to 4 years, then how about an update and the chance to ask questions? There are a number of public information meetings taking place where you can drop in to get up to speed with  developments. These are at: Milton All Saints Church Hall Tues 11 Oct 2-8pm, Oakington Pavilion Sat 15 Oct 10-4.00pm, Swavesy Memorial Hall Wed 19 Oct 2-8.00pm, St Ives United Reform Free Church Thur 20 Oct 2-8.00pm and Judith’s Field Hall Godmanchester Mon 24 Oct 2-8.00pm. If you can’t get to any of these then the Highways England website for the project has maps, policies, newsletters etc to keep you briefed. It is here:  www.highways.gov.uk/A14C2H

Bag 2 School

Please help the Dry Drayton School and Village Association raise money for our village school – Bag 2 School bags will be delivered to you all for a collection taking place on Thursday 13th October.  Please use this as the opportunity for a good clear-out of your unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, belts, handbags, jewellery, soft toys etc. Fill the bags (you can add your own bags too) and drop them off on 13th at the School or Village Hall. Full details in the Village Newsletter. Contact – Anne Deane 01954 789622


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DryDrayton.net Village E-mail, crime and other info

Dear All,

Burglaries in Dry Drayton

We were notified yesterday by E-cops that the following crimes had occurred in the village: Between 3rd January 2015 00:00 and 4th January 2015 10:00 a dwelling burglary took place in Oakington Road, Dry Drayton. Entry was gained in the property by forcing ground floor UPVC window to open. Nothing discovered as missing. On the 15th of January between 21:10 and 23:16, a burglary in a building took place in Scotland Road, Dry Drayton. Perpetrator(s) have gained entry into a building by forcing the door to open; various containers of supplements at high value were taken.

Burns Night

All tickets have now been sold

Another crime Warning

There have been a number of recent house burglaries in villages around Cambridge where car keys have been taken and used to steal valuable cars from the drive, BMWs and Audis in particular. Do take precautions to make sure any vehicle keys are not within easy reach of doors or windows especially on the ground floor, keep them somewhere secure, or take them upstairs with you at night.

No Village Coffee Morning

For your diary – the regular Thursday village coffee morning will be cancelled on 12th FEBRUARY, due to the hall being used that day for a County Council by-election, following the sad death of John Reynolds

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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails

Crime Alert from E-Cops – burglaries in nearby villages – please be vigilant

Between the 7th November at 11:30 and the 8th November at 20:00hrs, a house was burgled in Rogers Close, Elsworth. Perpetrator(s) have gained entry into the property by forcing the kitchen window. The house was searched and various jewellery items taken.  If you have any information in relation to this burglary, please call 101 and quote crime reference number: CF0431061114. There was a suspicious incident reported on Saturday 14th Nov in Rogers Close, Elsworth where 3 persons called at an address in the area, saying they were looking for a TV they had bought on E-bay. The 4th person, a male in a grey t-shirt, was seen leaving the rear garden of another property, he was challenged by the occupant. They appear to be Eastern Europeans and were in a Nissan QASHQAI, colour grey. Once they knew they had been seen, they left the area. Please be extra observant and report any suspicious activity you come across direct to 101.

Between the 9th November at 14:30 and the 10th November at 12:30, another house was burgled in Thornton Road, Girton. Perpetrator(s) have gained entry by forcing a rear door and window. Cash and other items were taken. If you witnessed this happened, please call 101 and quote crime reference number: CF0433171114

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Tuesday 18th Nov in the Village Hall – the Agenda is on the Parish Council’s site at www.DryDraytonPC.org.uk

 For Sale in Dry Drayton

* Black and Decker Leaf Hoover/Blower – Only used a few times and in very good condition. £10

* Boy’s bike: 6 speed, “Falcon Raptor” in red. 12″ Frame, 20″ wheels. Suit

8 to 10-year-old. £10

If interested, please contact Anne Deane – 3, Bakers Field, Dry Drayton. Tel: 01954 789622 or 07718 305141

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DryDrayton.net Village E-mail 30 Sept 2014

Dear All,
Please find below a number of items of local interest.

Burglary – Dry Drayton
Just received today from E-Cops. Between the 20th September at 12:30hrs and the 21september at 11:30hrs, a breaking to a building took place at Adrenaline Martial Arts, Scotland Road, Dry Drayton. Perpetrator(s) have gained entry to the building by forcing the front door to open. Once inside, a search in the building had been carried out and a computer tower had been taken. Computer tower was later located in one of the fields nearby.

Dry Drayton At War – Exhibition of World War 1

As it affected the lives of those living in Dry Drayton and Cambridge at the time and the fathers and grandfathers of those who live in the village now. In the Parish Church Wednesday 1 October – Sunday 5 October, 3-6 during the week,  10-5 Saturday and Sunday. Illustrations and items kindly provided by members of the village to include:         An overview of the progress of the war            Stories of the men of Dry Drayton who died in battle         Farming and food shortage         Keeping the home fires burning         Keeping in touch : embroidered greeting cards         The war in the air         The Medical Corps         Conscription and Conscientious Objection         The Church in wartime and There will be an exhibition of the schoolchildren’s work on World War I     

Are you a Carer?  

Do you need information and advice? Are you:

  • Living with a long term illness or disability?
  • Providing unpaid support to adult family members or friends who could not manage without your help?
  • Struggling with an age related condition?

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above then why not come along to one of our Adult Support Joint Drop-In’s. Our advice is free and confidential and a warm welcome is guaranteed. For further information contact Telephone: 01480 377616 or Leigh Hornsby on 01480 373220

20 October Introduction to drop-in sessions plus Creative Art and Craft time – come along, have fun and find the creative artist in you.

17 November Bianca Cirillo from the Falls Prevention service will give a talk on falls prevention in the home.

15 December Bobby Scheme – an informative talk on home security.

At Community Room, Tesco Extra Store, Bar Hill CB23 8EL. On the third Monday of the month during 2014 10.30am – 1.30pm. Refreshments available.

For more information: Tel: Gemma Whitehouse on 01480 377616 / Leigh Hornsby on 01480 373220 Email: CarersSupportTeam@cambridgeshire.gov.uk Visit: www.cambridgeshire.net and search “Adult Support Drop-in”


Open Studio

I have been encouraged by people in our village to open my studio for people  to see my work. Dozens of painting framed, unframed and unmounted for sale from £10 to £65. On Saturdays 11th and 18th October between 11am and 5pm I will be pleased to see you at 14 Pettitts Lane. Dry Drayton (tel 01954 781517) All enquiries to me. ALL proceeds will go to Medecins sans Frontiers

Pauline Bunyan

Land Wanted

Plot of land to run outdoor exercise sessions. Would consider anything in or local to Dry Drayton (within 5 miles).


Wanted to rent or buy. Please contact Simon 07841 291 792

Heating Oil Thefts – Another E-Cops Message

Dear residents, please be aware the ‘peak season’ for heating oil theft will begin in October.  Seven out of ten heating oil thefts occur at residential properties, the remainder occur at commercial/ public sector sites. Large scale theft of cooking oil is also thought to be linked to heating oil theft. Rural areas are more commonly targeted, and most offences have taken place during the hours of darkness.  Thieves are quite bold, driving onto private driveways or gardens to access the tank. Extra vigilance is important especially during the Autumn/ Winter period and just after an oil delivery. Check your tank at regular intervals to ensure early reporting, this will also maximise forensic and investigative opportunities if there has been a theft. We recommend taking some simple measures to protect your tank, you will find more detailed advice on the South Cambs police blog www.southcambscops.com and also attached to this message. Always report suspicious activity, and make a note of vehicle registrations.  The vehicles favoured by oil thieves in the past have been vans and estate cars. Call Police via 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

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Watch Out for Distraction Burglars

The following message warns us to look out for a pair of distraction burglars committing crime nearby only yesterday.

On the 5th October between 7.40pm and 7.45pm there was a distraction burglary in Brockholt Road, Caxton.  

The victim was sat in the living room when he heard a bang at the front door, he looked up and a gloved hand came through the letterbox.  The victim went to the front door to challenge this person and he spoke to a male who asked the victim how much he wanted for some rubbish which was outside his neighbour’s house.  The victim told the male it was not his and that he had no business there and to clear off out of the area. The male offender muttered something and walked off quickly around the corner.  

The victim then went to his next door neighbours house to let them know what happened.  When the victim returned to the property he noticed that some of the doors in his property were ajar and entry had been gained into the house by the rear bedroom window which had been forced open. A search had been carried out, but it appears no property was stolen.

It is believed that the house was entered by a female whilst the male offender was talking to the victim at the front door.  A witness saw a female sitting in a white old style ford transit van and heard the driver and the female speaking in an Irish accent.  As the witness tried to confront them they drove off at speed, but they could not get the registration number as it was covered by mud, rather than it being dirty.

The male offender the victim spoke with has been described as a white male, approximately 40 years old. 5ft 10″ – 6ft, was quite broad and well build.  He had short hair and an Irish accent.  He was wearing a dark bobble hat, grey trousers, a bomber jacket, white trainers and possibly white gloves.

The female the witness saw has been described as white, approximately 35 years old. She had short, back-combed hair and was dressed all in black.

Were you in the area at the time and see any people matching these descriptions, or a white transit van with the number plate covered up?  Please pass this information onto your Neighbourhood Watch members, and if you have any information in relation to these incidents which you think may be useful, please do not hesitate to call 0345 456 456 4, or contact me on the details below.

Kind regards,


Holly Chandler
Watch Scheme Support Officer
Southern Division
Cambridge Constabulary
Switchboard: 0345 456 456 4  Ext: 3314
Email: holly.chandler@cambs.pnn.police.uk