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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities


Rogue Trading Targetting the Elderly

We have had a very nasty scam in Cambridgeshire recently. Police are urging residents to be vigilant following a spate of rogue trading targeting elderly people. The offender has been offering to do gardening work at a reasonable price for elderly victims. However, he asks them to pay up front to cover the cost of tools and then doesn't complete the agreed work. In St Ives £100 and £450 has been taken in two separate incidents and in Huntingdon £750 has been taken. He is described as white, 5'7-8", aged in his early 40s, with short dark receding hair. 

If you or your neighbours have experienced this please report to the police on the 101 phone number. 

Recycling Centre Burglary

Location :  Household Waste And Recycling Centre, New Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1SZ

Date/ Time : 19/06/2017 17:15 - 20/06/2017 07:10

Offender(s) have gained entry into the recycling centre and forced the padlock on a metal container. They have stolen items stored inside. 


Crime Update

Vehicles where personal property is on view, or vans that contain tools can be a target for break-ins. It is advisable to keep tools elsewhere and a notice on the vehicle that no tools are kept in the vehicle overnight.

Please remember to secure your property and be vigilant to people acting suspiciously in your local neighbourhood.

As warmer weather approaches, the temptation to leave windows open could result in opportunistic burglaries so please be mindful to close all windows when you leave home.  

Suspicious activity should be reported to your local police officers and PSCOs on 101.

If you have any information that you think can assist the police, please get in touch.

Don’t forget, you can access crime prevention information via the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website.

Our Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch is about local people working together to create safer, attractive and friendly place to live. We aim to make our area a place where crime is less likely to happen.

Our group is owned and run by our community and reflects our needs.

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme is divided into areas each led by a volunteer co-ordinator. These are volunteers from the local community who take on the role of linking the community to the police. By being more aware of local issues, sharing information and advice, local residents are able to develop closer and more effective links with the police and also help to reassure and support vulnerable households.

Anyone can reach the police quickly and easily in an emergency by dialing 999, or in a non-emergency on 101. Neighbourhood Watch helps you, and your neighbours, give your local police a much clearer sense of your needs and local issues. Neighbourhood Watch group members know their communities well. The police and other organisations can then take action based on this knowledge.

The police do not run Neighbourhood Watch schemes, but are glad to get input and clear guidance on local needs from them. Watch members are active citizens who want to help their communities. 


What is eCops?
eCops is the email messaging system brought to you by Cambridgeshire Constabulary, and powered by Neighbourhood Alert.

You can register with eCops, then you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail. The service is completely free and works alongside Neighbourhood Watch, to bring you messages about your local area.  It also allows you to feedback information to your local policing team, to help us police your neighbourhood effectively. 

Messages can include crime prevention advice, details of incidents and appeals for your help in reducing crime in the county. 

So why not sign up to eCops for direct and easy access to your local policing team at a time convenient to you?