We have had a report of a possible atempted burglary , where a jemmy was used on a front door. Be on the lookout for suspiscious activity and if you do see anything out of the ordinary, please report it to the police .
Unfortunately Whittlesey, like many other parts of the country, is not immune from crime. Most criminals have little regard for the possible consequences of their actions. With the theft of gates there can be an additional motive, that of not being able to do what they want to do irrespective of how this may affect anyone else.
The vandalism and subsequent removal of the gate across the Green Wheel/Cycleway is an example of selfish persons removing a safety feature which was intended to protect legitimate users of a public right of way.
It is difficult to understand how a tiny minority think that they have the right to steal for profit, or remove anything which creates a barrier to their own pursuits, without appearing to consider the consequences for the majority of the population.
Perhaps it is time for the silent majority to start to take a stand by reporting such actions to the police so that we can re-create a safer and happier environment for everyone.
A small minority of drivers have been using the Green Wheel/Route 63 Cycleway which is an illegal act except in exceptional circumstances as detailed below. Thus far, cyclists and pedestrians have reported that they have been confronted by cars, lorries, motorcycles and quad bikes which has led to some verbal unpleasantness and one incident where a cyclist was hit by a car.
The actions of this minority and the removal of a gate, which was designed to make the route safer for the public to use, have caused concern and are now the subject of a working group.
Most people just want to use the routes in the way intended as a safe means of travel away from the risk of motorised traffic. If you want to help to keep the Cycle Way safe for yourself and others then please report examples of illegal use. It is easy for someone with the right to use a motorised vehicle on the route to show they have that right and they will not be penalised.
If you believe a vehicle was using a right of way illegally, causing damage or putting wildlife at risk, or if you felt threatened or at risk by their behaviour, then please report it.
Make your report by calling 101.
When making a report, try to make a note of the following incident details:
A decision has been taken to close Whittlesey police station in October.
Policing in Whittlesey will continue and there will still be street patrols and emergency cover as before. There will be opportunities for people to continue to meet with police officers at surgeries and community events.
Continue to use the non-emergency number 101 to contact the police or in an emergency ring 999.
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