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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities


The police are releasing photographs of thousands of items of property recovered as part of an investigation into a prolific crime gang. They hope to reunite the items, which are believed to have come from crimes in Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties between 9 December 2016 and 9 January 2018, with their rightful owners.

Last month, the gang members were sentenced to a total of 71 years in jail. They had committed more than 200 burglaries, including nearly 100 in Cambridgeshire, costing victims more than £2 million pounds. Gang members would mask their faces using balaclavas and smash or force open doors or windows in broad daylight. They would steal specific items, mainly high-powered BMWs and Audis, firearms, cash and jewellery, all of which they could dispose of through contacts. Norfolk suffered a similar number of burglaries to Cambridgeshire while other offences took place in Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire. The images can be viewed here

Those who believe an item belongs to them should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their name, date and address of offence, crime number, exhibit number/album-photo ref of property, contact details, including email address, and any receipts/proof of purchase or photographs of items.

For more on the sentencing of the crime gang visit our website here 




Anti-social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is actions that lack consideration for others or harm their well-being, by causing harassment, alarm or distress.

The police, local authorities and other agencies such as social housing landlords, all have a responsibility to deal with anti-social behaviour and to help people who are suffering from it.

Anti-social behaviour dealt with by the police

Damage to property and graffiti

Rowdy drunken behaviour

Setting fires

Inconsiderate use of vehicles

How do I report anti-social behaviour to the police?

To report anti-social behaviour call 101 or report it in person at a police station.

Anti-social behaviour dealt with by the council

Noise such as loud music, noisy pubs, rowdy parties or barking dogs 

Littering, including drug related litter

Vehicles abandoned on the road

How do I report anti-social behaviour to the council?

  • The Fenland District Council website will provide further advice on anti-social behaviour. To report incident of anti social behaviour use the FDC report page here

When reporting repeated instances of anti-social behaviour, it is extremely useful to give date, time, location and description of what happened.

 To help you keep track of ASB incidents

Free NHS Health Check

Very few people in Fenland have had, or know they are entitled to, a free health check.

Anyone between the ages of 40 and 74 is entitled to a free health check which can help you reduce health risks and make sure that you stay healthy.

This check helps you prevent Diabetes - Heart Disease - Kidney Disease - Stroke and Dimentia.

You can find out more at the following address:-

Straw Bear

Pictures from the Straw Bear Festival 2016 are in the gallery.

The bear is seen on Saturday and is then burnt at the 'Bear Burning' on the Sunday.A new bear is made from the next season's harvest.

To find out more about the Straw Bear visit the official site at 



Litter can have an impact on the quality of life experienced in communities and there are also wider economic, social and environmental costs that cannot be ignored.

Litter can also have an impact on crime as studies show a direct link between the amount of litter and crime/anti-social behaviour levels in a particular area.

Litter is an increasing problem in our towns and countryside. Since the 1960s the amount of litter dropped annually in the UK has increased by approximately 500%.

Apart from the obvious impact on the appearance of our environment, the direct costs of managing litter are huge. Councils spend an estimated £500 million a year on cleaning. There are also indirect costs. Companies in heavily littered areas lose business.

Pets and wildlife are at risk of ingesting litter and pollutants in both town and country areas.

Who produces most of the litter?

Sadly, one in five people admitted to having dropped litter in the last year. In a survey, the most likely group to drop litter were young urban males. It was also found that smokers have a very different attitude than non-smokers. In the same survey 42% of smokers think it is acceptable to drop litter, compared with 16% of non-smokers.

Where does most littering happen?

Littering is linked to social and individual attitudes towards both public space and waste.

The most common reasons for littering are:

  •  that an area is already littered;
  • cleaning up is perceived to be the responsibility of someone else;
  • there are no bins or ashtrays nearby;
  • people have biodegradable items they want to get rid of;
  • when there is no incentive to dispose of litter properly;
Read more: Littering

NHW Service Level Engagement Agreement

Service Level Engagement Agreement between Fenland Local Policing Command and Fenland Neighbourhood Watch

This document aims to set out a working agreement between Fenland Local Policing Command and Fenland Neighbourhood Watch (NHW).

The aims are:

  •  To promote consistency of service to NHW across the local policing area.
  •  To provide clear guidance to police officers, police staff and NHW members concerning the sharing of information.
  •  To provide clear guidance to the police and NHW regarding their roles, responsibilities and expectations.

This document is important for both organisations and is the result of lengthy negotiation.

PDF Icon    NHW Service Level Agreement


What is eCops?
eCops is the email messaging system brought to you by Cambridgeshire Constabulary, and powered by Neighbourhood Alert.

You can register with eCops, then you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail. The service is completely free and works alongside Neighbourhood Watch, to bring you messages about your local area.  It also allows you to feedback information to your local policing team, to help us police your neighbourhood effectively. 

Messages can include crime prevention advice, details of incidents and appeals for your help in reducing crime in the county. 

So why not sign up to eCops for direct and easy access to your local policing team at a time convenient to you?