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The City Council is running a consultation from 1 March 2018, 12:00am to 26 March 2018, 11:59pm “The implementation of CCTV in hackney carriage and private hire vehicles was agreed and made mandatory by councillors in October 2017. Having CCTV in all licensed vehicles will enable the prevention and detection of crime, and promote a […]

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A message from Action Fraud: Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification. The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. […]

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Cambridge woman tagged for dumped waste

by Paul Saunders on 26 October, 2016

On Thursday 13 October at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court the resident was ordered to complete a community order and to pay full costs of £639 for dumping waste, which is a criminal offence under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The court heard that a council enforcement officer discovered household items had been dumped […]

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Warning: Home Security cold calls ..

by Paul Saunders on 5 August, 2016

A message from eCops: Earlier this week we received a reported involving a Home Security company cold calling an elderly resident in Cambridge and trying to sell them an alarm system for their home.  The salesperson for the company, based in Nottingham, went on to say they can provide a wireless monitored system and a […]

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e-Cops message: Beware of Holiday Booking Fraud

by Paul Saunders on 12 July, 2016

A latest national Action Fraud alert forwarded by e-Cops & Neighbourhood Alert schemes More information on Neighbourhood Alert here With summer holidays fast approaching, individuals are often more exposed to travel booking frauds when looking for last minute package deals / cheap flights. Whether paying upfront for a family holiday or simply booking a flight, […]

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Measures to stop speeding

by Tom Yates on 7 April, 2016

Councillor Catherine Smart answers a request for more information. Exactly how much to put in a leaflet is always a balance. Some people want all the details but most will be put off by close lines and small print. Recently I was asked to justify a claim made in a leaflet about fighting for better […]

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“Your Package Has Been Seized” Scam Email

by Paul Saunders on 1 February, 2016

eCops have forwarded this warning from Action Fraud .. Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom. The official looking scam emails claiming to be from Royal Mail contain a link to a document which will install malicious […]

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Cambridge Speedwatch update

by Paul Saunders on 31 January, 2016

I’ve just had an email from our newly appointed speedwatch service volunteer, Decca Riondino. She will coordinate local training, advice and help with the initial planning of speed watches throughout the city of Cambridge.  She tells me that on Tuesday 26th January 2016 there were two Speedwatch campaigns: Gilbert Road, Cambridge- 371 vehicles passed 9 of which […]

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This message sent by John Ackerley (Police, PCSO, Cambridge City – South & East) Firstly Happy New Year from the City East Problem solving Team. I trust you all had a Happy Christmas and are settling in to 2016. Across Romsey in December we had 32 reported Crimes, this is down fro the 52 reported over […]

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East Area Committee 29th October

by Paul Saunders on 1 November, 2015

East Area is one of the City Council’s four local committees that bring City and County Councillors together to look at local issues. There is more information on the City website here. The following notes of the last meeting on 29th October 2015 were provided by Romsey Councillor Catherine Smart  Ward Blitz in Romsey in December. […]

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