Happy Easter

Website having a break for a few days…It is Easter and the weather is looking good, time to flash up the Barbie and open a bottle or two….there’s plenty going on locally, including the Mayor’s Duck Race this Monday 22nd @ 2pm – all proceeds to a good cause.
Just look out for Duck #0309 it might just be a winner (I would be so lucky…)

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My Opponents Literature – Town Council Election

I’ll be addressing the ladies literature (which I doubt very much she wrote herself) in more detail next week after the Easter break (lets all have a rest).
It does make extremely interesting reading along with plenty of slight inaccuracies, along with what can only be described as a complete affront to democracy on how the Conservative Group makes its decisions (Not just making policies but making Decisions) at their Group meetings and NOT at the council chamber as it should be, ‘they’ have never before admitted to this before in writing at least, but this document proves otherwise, it will be coming next week never fear.

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Rogue Traders

As the weather improves we tend to see an increase in rogue trading offences and this video shows the dangers of buying any services from the doorstep.

As well as being prepared yourself, please keep an eye on older neighbours and family members who might not be aware and may be vulnerable to the techniques doorstop sellers use.

As depicted in the video, doorstep selling involves fraudsters knocking at your door and trying to sell you something that you often don’t need.

Many honest businesses legitimately use the doorstep selling technique and it can be a convenient way of buying goods. However, this becomes an issue if the sales person uses pressure tactics to trick you into buying something you don’t want or need, or is poor value for money.

These sellers usually try to catch you off-guard and appear polite and persuasive, whilst rushing you to make a decision. They also tend to target vulnerable people who live alone.

If a doorstop seller won’t go away after you’ve said no, you can report this to us online, by calling 101 or by reporting them to Trading Standards or Action Fraud.

For further advice and information on how to protect yourself from doorstop scammers, visit the Action Fraud website.
or visit Whittlesey NHW Website, https://www.whittleseynhw.org.uk/

Kind Regards,
Corporate Communications

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900,000 Hits – another achievement…Thank You


I wonder who! the lucky person was this morning who made the 900,000th hit on my Web-Blog – as you maybe aware web-blogs takes time, effort and commitment to keep up-to-date with news, facts and events.

Thanks to ALL my loyal readers…. I wonder when ‘We’ shall reach the magic Million Mark.

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Update #II – Connie’s Walk To Remember 2019

3 days since I posted up for Connie – This year’s – Walk to Remember® on behalf of the Sue Ryder Foundation ™@ Thorpe Hall Peterborough – taking place on 19th May.

I am happy to announce that Connie has raised so far £90:00 on her ‘Just Giving Page’ and has been out this morning and increased to £95:00 in cash donations = £185:00 well over the ½ way target.

Connie is very well aware of the fantastic work the Sue Ryder Foundation carry out, Connie was the Ward Manager/Senior Sister of the Stroke Unit at Peterborough District Hospital/Edith Cavell Campus for over 25 years before she retired.
She is very humbled by dozens of people who often stop and talk to her about still being ‘here’ thanks to the team on the Stroke Unit.

Connie does a couple of sponsored walks a year, but this is the main one she is doing this year….Why not help by donating a small amount – ‘Every little helps’ as they say.

The picture on the left was when she did a ‘sponsored abseil down the side of the ‘Old Woolworth’ building in Peterborough a few years ago.
You can go directly to Connie’s Just Giving Page by clicking on the button below….

Connie Gerstner-Walk-To-Remember-Sue Ryder

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New Queen Street Surgery – Update

At this months meeting of the PPG (Patients Participation Group) – I asked how many patients had left the NQS since last September.
Today I have received the following statistics, please note when a patient leaves it maybe for various reasons perhaps moving away for example, so patients moving because they may not like the ‘new’ telephone triage booking system will not flag up.

Patients leaving since 1 September 2018           804

Patients registering since September 2018      898

Many articles in the national press report that by the end of 2020 the majority of surgeries will be using systems similar the NQS.

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Low Life – Dumps Asbestos

One of Low Life favourite dumping places is near Decoy Lakes near Eastrea. Many occasions of fly-tipping has been found.
FDC’s rapid response team are very good, however ‘asbestos’ takes careful handling and disposal and there is the cost of course.
If you see any fly-tipping you can report it via FDC’s phone number 01354 654321 or on-line at FDC’s website.
https://www.fenland.gov.uk/cleanstreets

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Convictions Update

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Please find below a round-up of last week’s convictions and news relating to Fenland. If you wish to see all news please visit the news section on our website https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news-and-appeals.

Whittlesey Man had nearly 7500 indecent images
A man who was found with thousands of indecent images of children on three separate devices has been sentenced.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Man_had_nearly_7500_indecent_images

Prolific burglar jailed for four years
A prolific burglar who stole goods worth tens of thousands of pounds and left traces of blood behind at his crime scenes has been handed a four-year jail sentence.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Steven-Craggs-sentencing

Kind regards,
Corporate Communications

Visit Whittlesey Neighbourhood Watch Website for a great amount of advice and information – https://www.whittleseynhw.org.uk/

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Reporting of Footpath & Highways Issues

Thanks to RS for the following:-

Cambridgeshire CC has a reporting tool for highways at :-

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/roadworks-and-faults/

This will also provide fault report tracking.
They have the responsibility for pavements.
I suspect it will be much quicker to report directly to CCC rather than going via councillors who would end up at Highways anyway.

Robin

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More Cyber Criminal News

Yet another misuse of legitimate computer apps by cyber criminals.
The following was reported in the Independent 3 days ago:

Criminals are using dating and selling apps to find targets for violent robberies and carjacking’s across Britain, The Independent can reveal.
Victims have been stabbed, thrown from cars and held at knifepoint after arranging to meet people through Grindr, Gumtree and escort websites.

Police said some victims are too embarrassed or intimidated to come forward, meaning offenders cannot be tracked down.
Recent weeks have seen a spate of attempted carjacking’s at meetings arranged using the LGBT+ dating app Grindr in Greater Manchester, with one victim stabbed several times for his car keys.
Other violent robberies have taken place at locations where victims thought they were meeting escorts, or prospective buyers for vehicles or high-value goods sold online.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/grindr-stabbing-robbery-gumtree-carjacking-online-targets-a8855806.html

I am not aware of any crimes like this being reported in Cambridgeshire.

Mr Nigel Sutton
Fraud and Cyber Security Advisor | Specialist Crime Team
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Hinchingbrooke Park,
Huntingdon, PE29 6NP

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