Latest DryDrayton.Net Village E-mail, circulated today
Three items of local interest.
Message from ECops – firstname.lastname@example.org about recent rural burglaries
For the first time you can report suspicious activity online through the Cambs Police website or via email. The facility is part of Operation Twist, the crackdown on rural burglaries in Huntingdonshire and South Cambs, where there have been 228 burglaries since November 2011.
They say that offenders will often visit an area in the days leading up to a burglary to scope out potential targets. It’s at this point that people are most likely to notice something unusual but may not think it is worth reporting. The police want descriptions of these people and any vehicle details that may be linked to them. They appreciate that not everyone may want to phone through with this type of information and hope the online facility will provide an effective way of doing this. To report suspicious activity or any information about burglary visit the ‘Operation Twist’ page of the force website – http://www.cambs.police.uk/news/OpTwist/ . Or email – email@example.com
However if you suspect there is a burglary in process then you should always dial 999.
They say that patrols continue to be increased in rural villages, as well as investigative and forensic work to target those responsible. Anyone with information should use the online facility or call police on 101. Or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Things are moving again on Northstowe. A planning application for the first phase (1500 homes) was submitted on 27 February 2012, and South Cambs District Council has now published the plans and is consulting residents. The plans are available at http://www.scambs.gov.uk/pressreleases/pressrelease.htm?mode=10&pk_press_release=1599 and the consultation closes on 16th April
There are two local exhibitions about the proposals:
Saturday 17th March – Longstanton Village Institute, 24 High Street from 10am to 4pm and
Monday 19th March – Oakington Methodist Chapel, Coles Lane from 2pm to 8pm
Northstowe is one topic on the agenda for Dry Drayton Parish Council at their meeting at the Village Hall commencing at 8pm on Tuesday 20th March. All are welcome, the agenda is here: http://www.drydraytonpc.org.uk and as usual and there will be an open discussion session at the start of the meeting.
Dry Drayton Village Plan
There will be a meeting of the Village Plan Implementation Sub Committee on Tuesday 20 March in the Village Hall at 6.45pm. All are welcome. Topics to be discussed include: review of the document, affordable housing, flooding, footpaths, safer cycling, vehicle ban, recreation field, first aid, biodiversity survey action plan and reports from groups.
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