Arrest in BuryBury - On Tuesday 28th February, police arrested a suspect in Bury following the theft of a sat-nav from a car in Ramsey the previous night. Following further investigations, the suspect has also been charged with offences of possession of drugs, criminal damage and possession of an imitation firearm. Info: eCops: POC Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)
06 March 2017
Roadworks planned for the county as A14 construction beginsAfter months of preparatory work between Cambridge and Huntingdon, lane and full road closures will now be put in place to start main construction on the A14.
Planned full closures are A1 northbound between Buckden and Alconbury, from March 6 to March 10. Dry Drayton Road, in Oakington, northbound from its junction with the A14 to the junction with Slate Hall Farm will be closed from 10pm on March 10 to 5am on March 13. Lane closures include lane two on the A1 northbound between Little Paxton and Brampton on March 6, from 8pm to 6am. Read More ....
No train service at St Neots and Huntingdon for next two weekends due to improvement work on the line
There will be no rail service from Huntingdon and St Neots for the next two weekends while important improvements are carried out on the line.
Round-up of events 13th - 19th Jan 2017
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Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Bury on Warboys Road.Warboys Road, Bury - Police have appealed for information following a break-in and burglary at a house on Warboys Road, Bury, that occurred sometime between 4:45 pm and 8:00 pm on Friday 6th January. Thieves entered the house and carried out an untidy search before leaving, having stolen items of jewellery and other personal property. Police would like anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact the Huntingdon Burglary Team at Hunts.Burglary@cambs.pnn.police.uk or by using any of the methods listed at the end of this report. or you can call anonymously by calling 0800 555 111
Looking After the Vulnerable Adults and Families.Calling all people of Bury Village. Please try to encourage fellow Bury Villagers to sign up to the UK Power network who are identifying vulnerable adults / Families to keep electric supplies in case of Power cuts / emergency situations. The link is: http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/internet/en/power-cuts/priority-services-during-a-power-cut/ [edited 07 Dec 2016 - website Editor]
New Integrated Urgent Care Service for patientsThe new Integrated Urgent Care Service that incorporates NHS 111 and the GP Out of Hours services for patients in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Oundle, Wansford and Royston has now launched. Wisbech patients are part of the Norfolk NHS 111 and Out of Hours service. Read More...
Hinchingbrook merger is out...Download the Poster here.... Book a place at Healthwatch Cambridgeshire’s panel style public meeting and get your questions answered on the Hinchingbrooke Hospital merger. Find out about the proposed merger with Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at Healthwatch Cambridgeshire’s free public Meeting - Monday 7 November, 7-9pm Maple Centre, 6 Oak Drive, HUNTINGDON, PE29 7HN We have invited Lance McCarthy, CEO of Hinchingbrooke Hospital, to tell us their Board’s reasons for wanting to merge with Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We have also invited representatives from local groups to hear their opinions, including Hands off Hinchingbrooke who are opposed to the plan. You will have an opportunity to ask our speakers your questions. The meeting will be chaired by our very own Val Moore, Healthwatch Cambridgeshire Chair. Book your place by calling 01480 420628 or email Sharon at email@example.com This event is likely to be very popular, so please book a place if you want to get in. For more information visit: http://www.healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk/hinch-merger-meeting [Source: Communications Manager - HealthWatch Cambridgeshire]
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Watch out, Watch out, there's a Fraudster aboutThere is a phishing email currently in circulation that claims to be from the City of London Police. The departments that it claims to represent include the ‘Fraud Intelligence Unit’ and the ‘National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’. The email is titled ‘compensation fund’ and has a letter attachment that claims to be offering financial compensation to victims of fraud. The letter uses the City of London Police logo. The letter states that in order for compensation to be arranged, the receiver of the email should reply disclosing personal information. It states that HSBC and the South African Reserve Bank have been chosen to handle the compensation claims. All of these claims are false. The email and letter are fraudulent and should not be replied to. Protect yourself!
- Opening attachments or clicking links contained within emails from unknown sources could result in your device being infected with malware or a virus.
- The City of London Police and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau will never email you asking for you to disclose personal information.
Consultation Shows Support for Devolution07-Sep-2016
Councillors have welcomed the outcome of a public consultation on proposals to devolve power and hundreds of millions of pounds of funding from Westminster to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The consultation was launched in July and finished in August. It included a proportionally representative Ipsos MORI phone poll of 2,280 residents, as well as an online survey which 1,500 people completed, plus comments from business, community groups, parish councils and other organisations. The scale of the response has surpassed similar consultations in other devolution areas. In addition, the Ipsos MORI poll results have a 95% confidence level. Read More ......
Thefts of Catalytic Converters from Honda Accord carsPlease be aware that three thefts of catalytic converts from Honda Accord cars have been reported to police in the last week. The thefts took place from outside houses in Houghton, St Ives and Warboys. In all cases, the cars had been left parked on their owners' drives overnight and the thefts were only discovered the following mornings when the owners noticed the different engine noise. The converters were cut away in a very competent and professional manner by someone who obviously knew what they were doing and how to do it. Whilst Honda Accords have been specifically targeted in this series of thefts, other makes are at risk too. Please be vigilant and aware of the risks to cars left parked in accessible places, and if possible leave cars in locked garages if they are not going to be used for a few hours, especially overnight. For general advice on how to protect yourself from vehicle crime, please see the information on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site: Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site: Source ecops 16 Aug 2016
- Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
- 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
- 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
- Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.
- Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.
Do you know your speed limits?Do you know the correct speed limit for single carriageway roads with street lights? Or what the motorway speed limit is if you are towing a trailer? These are just two examples of the questions that can be found on our new quiz to test your knowledge of the different speed limits on the county’s road. The quiz has been created as part of a month-long THINK! speed campaign educating motorists of the consequences of speeding. Start the Quiz
eCOPSCrime Stopper. Read the June weekly report - Here Message sent by eCOPS 29 Jun 2016: Rio 2016 Olympics Ticket Fraud " The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin on 6th August 2016 and as of late June, you will be able to purchase tickets from the Rio 2016 ticket offices. Purchasing from an unauthorised seller or a ticket tout could leave you out of pocket; not only are the tickets advertised at inflated prices, but there is also a risk that the tickets purchased are counterfeit or do not exist. Any individual with a counterfeit ticket will be refused entry. To help protect yourself, the list of authorised sellers has been published on the official website and provides a list of trusted resellers; this can be found at www.rio2016.com. Equally, tickets purchased that are no longer needed can be sold through the Rio 2016 website for a 100% reimbursement of the amount paid if the tickets are resold. Protect yourself
- When purchasing from another company or individual, ask questions; specifically when you will receive the ticket and what type of ticket you are purchasing.
- Pay for tickets by using a credit card or trusted payment service. Payments made by bank transfer may not be recoverable.
- Always check that the payment screen is secure by looking for the padlock symbol or making sure the website/url begins with “https”.
Fire "AGAIN" at former RAF Upwood BaseA crew and water carrier from Ramsey were called to a fire in the open on the former RAF base in Upwood at about 6.30pm 16 May 2016. A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A large quantity of rubbish, including household white goods, rubber and wooden pallets, was on fire. “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels and jets to extinguish the fire. A second fire was discovered close by in a disused building and this was also extinguished.” Crews remained at the scene until 8pm. An investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was deliberate. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. [Source: Hunts post] See more about the former Upwood RAF Base - Note: Bury Village Website takes no responsibility for the content and accuracy of the http://www.bcd-urbex.com/raf-upwood-cambridgeshire-uk/ site.
Residents of Bury Village are invited to enjoy a program of events hosted by the Ramsey Arts Festival. The 2017 programme is being completed now. Watch out for our brochure which should appear very soon. In the mean time please visit The Arts Website or you can follow the link on this site [Click]
[Source: Ramsey & Warboys Reporter]
[Source: Ramsey & Warboys Reporter]
Bury Speed Watch Needs YOU!Bury Speedwatch is looking for willing volunteers to help operate speed surveys to highlight the speed limits on our village roads and encourage drivers to keep within them. Any volunteers would be gratefully welcomed if they could email Jo McGlashan, Bury Speedwatch Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org Jo will respond to give further details. You will need to take part in a short training session held by Cambridgeshire Constabulary before you can take part in surveys and once Jo has enough volunteers Jo will look into scheduling this for a mutually convenient day and time. [/one_half]
Why street lights are being reduced in Bury VillageThe changes are being made due to the need for the County Council to make further financial savings to the annual street lighting energy costs which are required as a result of funding reductions from central government. In order to meet these challenges all of the County Council’s services are being affected and the Authority’s priority will be to protect critical front line services.... Read More
Bury Residents beware... The ransomware that knows where you liveA widely distributed scam email that quoted people's postal addresses links to a dangerous form of ransomware, according to a security researcher. Andrew Brandt, of US firm Blue Coat, contacted the BBC after hearing an episode of BBC Radio 4's You and Yours that discussed the phishing scam. Mr Brandt discovered that the emails linked to ransomware called Maktub.... Read More
As we move into the "warmer" weather...
THINK! advice for motorcyclists
The following tips will help keep you and other road users safe.Riding defensively makes you less vulnerable Make sure you:
- anticipate the actions of others
- are alert and observant
- can slow down and stop if the unexpected happens
- position yourself in the safest and best place to maximise your visibility of potential hazards
- take a 'lifesaver' glance over your shoulder before carrying out manoeuvres, so you know where others are and what they’re doing
- Wear bright or florescent gear during the day and reflective gear at night
- Bikers must wear a protective jacket, gloves, boots and trousers
Here are a few simple ways of avoiding crashes with motorcyclists:THINK! take longer to look for bikes: Look carefully for motorbikes when you pull out at a junction. If you're approaching a junction, look out for motorcyclists pulling out too. Keep your distance Driving too close can intimidate a less experienced motorcyclist. Check for bikes when changing lanes A motorcyclist may be in the space you want to move into, or moving into it fast. Remember your blind spot. Check for bikes when turning Parked cars or large vehicles can obstruct your view of a motorcyclist. Motorcyclists might pass you on either side Double-check for motorcyclists, whether you're turning left or right. Park safely Check for motorcyclists before opening your car door - and ensure that your passengers do the same. When you pull away, remember to look specifically for motorcyclists as they can accelerate faster than cars. Source: http://think.direct.gov.uk/motorcycles.html