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Clean-up, Crime and Communications

Dear All,

Village Clean-Up Easter Saturday

You will all have seen comments in the latest village newsletter about the worsening state of litter in the village – possibly connected with recent increases in traffic. Annie Harley is organising a Village clean up on Saturday 15 April starting at 10.00am. Please help if you can. Annie writes:

“Please come and help us pick up litter and generally tidy the village on Easter Saturday morning. Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00.  Please bring rubber gloves, and hi-vis jackets if you have them. We have requested bags and  jackets from South Cambs, fingers crossed that they can help.  If we have lots of volunteers we could wash street signs as well – if you’d prefer to do that please bring buckets and mops!

Annie Harley 01954 780658. anneharley.hr@icloud.com

Thieves active in the village

Between 18:45 hrs on 02/04/2017 and 19:30 hrs on 02/04/2017, while the owner was attending Evensong at the Village Church, a thief smashed the rear window of a red Peugeot 308 which was parked on the road outside and stole a bag containing a lap top, which was left on display on the rear seat. We understand this is not the first car to be broken into in the village in the last few weeks. Please be vigilant and yes, even in the village, don’t leave valuable items in view in your parked car.

Holding the Police to Account

The Police and Crime Commissioner is currently recruiting for a new Independent Chair and Independent Member for the Joint Audit Committee. The Joint Audit Committee is an independent group for both the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which overseas all audit arrangements and ensures that adequate arrangements for corporate governance and risk management are in place. The Chair is responsible for providing leadership to the Joint Audit Committee. The Member will contribute to the development and effective discharge of the Terms of Reference of the committee. The closing date for applications is Friday 5th May 2017. A link to the application form and key responsibilities can be found here: http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/vacancies/joint-audit-committee-independent-chair-independent-member/

Editor Wanted for Dry Drayton Village Newsletter

A reminder that The Dry Drayton Village Newsletter, in production since 1975, will shortly have a vacancy for a new Editor. Full training is offered. To find out more and for an informal discussion, please contact the current Editor sylviapryer@aol.com or the Chair of the S and VA scottiehawkes@gmail.com .

Printer free to a good home

 HP Business Inkjet 1200wn printer, free to first applicant, available for collection in Dry Drayton. An old faithful friend, in good working order and daily use. Reason for disposal – no driver available to work it in Windows 10. Contact webmaster@drydrayton.net


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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails 3/10/2014

Dear All,

A couple of reminders and some helpful information for you,


There are only a few days left If you haven’t yet visited this really excellent exhibition about WW1 and how it impacted on Dry Drayton and Cambridge at the time and the fathers and grandfathers of those who live in the village now. This well researched exhibition really brings to life the tragic events of 1914-18 and is well worth a visit. It is in the Parish Church, Wednesday 1 October – Sunday 5 October, 3-6 during the week, 10-5 Saturday and Sunday.


Just a quick reminder that the second of our twice-yearly collections of secondhand clothing for Bag2School with be taking place next Thursday, 9th October.

Please bring all your filled bags – big and small – to the School, or leave them outside the Village Hall, as early in the morning as you can. You should have received your special blue Bag2School bag through your door by now. More bags are available from Anne Deane (Tel: 01954 789622), however, should you need them – and she can also arrange to collect your bags in advance, if you are unable to deliver them on the day.

The Bag2school collections make, on average, £300 each time, and all the proceeds go towards supporting Dry Drayton School and Village Association activities.

Very Many Thanks, Anne Deane


Published October 2, 2014 by Consumerhub – Cambridgeshire Citizens Advice

Members of the public have been receiving a number of silent calls followed by a phone call from a company offering to prevent silent calls for a fee. The company are the ones making the silent calls in the first place and are tricking people into making unnecessary payments. Most other silent calls, apart from these fraudulent ones, are generated from call centres as they use automated dialling systems that dial more people than their agents are able to speak to.

Reduce the number of unsolicited marketing calls, including silent calls from call centres, by registering with theTelephone Preference Service , which is free. This will not however stop fraudulent calls so you need to keep vigilant. « Scammers pretend to be Financial Ombudsman Service


Throughout October the force’s Get Closer campaign will be focussing on tackling cybercrime and we need your help in raising awareness of the issue. Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing criminal activities across the world and covers a huge range of illegal activity including financial scams, computer hacking, downloading pornographic images from the internet, virus attacks, stalking, harassment, cyber bullying and more. The campaign will be split into four themes across the month, the first will be reaching out to parents with young children and talking about staying safe online and the second will be demonstrating how to keep yourself from becoming a victim of online fraud. The force has been working closely with Peterborough Regional College to produce messaging around internet safety, cyber bullying and sexting and the final week will be working with small businesses and making sure they know how to prevent their business from being targeted. I would strongly encourage you to refer to the new cybercrime section on our website as it gives vital information which could prevent you and your family from becoming a victim of this type of crime. You can see the new pages here. If you suspect cybercrime is happening around you, whether it may be where you live, work, socialise, please report it to us by calling 101, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please feel free to get in touch with myself about matters relating to this message. Lauren Alexander, Cambridgeshire Constabulary Communications Officer

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Police activity in Dry Drayton

A couple of months ago police prioritised dealing with antisocial behaviour in the vicinity of the School – until mid August. Does anyone know the outcome of this work? We have asked the e-cops but have not had a reply.

Meanwhile we clearly are getting some police attention in the village as according to e-cops yesterday:

” This morning for around one hour (0830 hrs onwards), PC Soni and PC Reeve conducted speed/seatbelt/mobile phone checks along Scotland Farm Road, Dry Drayton.  Traffic was light to moderate, and only one vehicle was stopped which was doing slightly over the 40mph limit and words of advice were given. There were no other offences. PCSO Karen Mahoney”