Hope you are all well and you enjoyed the Halloween and Bonfire weekends and looking forward to the Xmas run in.
I thought it was about time I sent out another Blog to everyone, again this Blog will only cover a certain amount of villages across South Cambridgeshire that I have had some involvement within the community one way or the other. I do try my best when going to jobs or meetings to drive through all the rural villages from my origin to my destination and try and avoid the main motorways unless it is an emergency and I need to get there ASAP.
So my current set of shifts which I am about to finish shortly before my 2 days off have been a set of day shifts.
I visited HQ earlier on in the week to have a quick one to one training session on a multi-agency tool which I will be using along with schools, social housing and many more different agencies to engage with each other. You will see later on in the blog the colleges I have been to during my shifts.
After my training I have then been over to Litlington because an elderly lady had reported seeing persons in her garden, 3 females and 1 male, after a long chat and discussion with her including safeguarding and home security chat she believed it was possibly neighbours looking for a pet.
There have been reports of off road bikes being driven down The Stret (public byway) in Litlington on a regular basis on Sundays so I decided to take a look as I was on a day shift this weekend. The reports that i received were adult's and young children using the bikes with some children not wearing helmets this time I didn't come across any bikes but there is a high possibility of multiple offences here plus the safeguarding issues regarding the children. If you know anyone who owns an off road bike please make sure they know the full in’s and outs of who and where bikes should be used. I will be doing a follow up visit at some point as I have a registration number for one of the vehicle's that has brought the bikes to the location on a trailer.
Whilst in Litlington a report came through over the radio whereby a white VW van was stolen from Willingham Rd, Over. Other units were dispatched to this who were a lot closer than myself but I headed that way anyway due to the fact we have had multiple stolen vehicles turn up in the Willingham area. Whilst in the village I headed up Sponge Drove knowing this is a popular spot to dump vehicles and I thought my luck was in when I saw a white van parked up half way down the road with 1 male occupant with it, unfortunately it was not the van that I was looking for but checks were completed on the vehicle anyway but all was in order and the male was free to leave.
Monday started off with a trip to the Cherry Hinton area where we had concerns for a child of 11 who had run off and threatened to harm himself, we found him approximately 1.5 hours later safe and well. After the last incident I then headed off to, yes you guessed it Litlington again (I hope the local residents all have ecops). This time it was a pre- arranged appointed which I just about made in time, the visit was for the pre-school to show the infants the police vehicle which I hope they enjoyed.
As I was in the village I went to pop in to see how the elderly lady from above was but she was not in so I then headed off to Bassingbourn Village College where I met the new deputy head and lead for safeguarding where I had a brief chat about the multi-agency tool and showed her what the tool can do and how beneficial it can be.
Today 20/11/18 saw myself book on duty at Sawston instead of Cambourne as I had a few errands to run in the Sawston catchment area, however my first port of call was Melbourn where I wanted to pop to Melbourn Village college to catch up with the safe guarding lead and like Bassingbourn the previous day discuss the multi-agency tool.
After this I had an appointment in Linton with South Cambs District Council and a lady regarding some issues surrounding tenancy/mental health and other factors. We had this meeting to try and get as much support and help for this person including filling in referral forms for different agencies.
Once the above meeting was completed I then had another errand in Linton relating to a fraud job but the occupants were not in the incident was differed to be completed at a later date.
On route back to Sawston I nipped into Linton Village College to also liaise with them about this multi-agency tool.
Other things of note:
I have a couple of police surgeries coming up which I will advertise now, these will be advertised nearer the time via ecops and other social media sites.
Friday 07/12/18 10:00 – 12:00 – Elin Way Community Rooms, Meldreth
Tuesday 11/12/18 11:00 – 13:00 – Melbourn Hub
I am also in current talks to hold one in Hauxton but I will keep you updated on this.
I hope you enjoyed this blog and if you feel there are any improvements or things that you might want adding into my blog feel free to message me.
Thanks for your continued support.
PCSO 7350 James Lynch