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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Appeal for Information

We are appealing for information following the death of a motorcyclist in Benwick yesterday (14 August).

Emergency services were called to Ibbersons Drove at about 5pm after a blue Suzuki motorbike left the road and collided with a tree.

The driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was reopened at about 9.10pm.

I’m urging anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the incident, or the moments leading up to it, to get in touch.
Anyone who has dash-cam footage of the collision or information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting Op Harridge or report online at

Kind Regards,
Sgt Becky Jones
Road Policing Unit

Update from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

 This is the latest Connect newsletter from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.


 This Summer edition includes information about policing across Cambridgeshire including:

  • Launch of Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme
  • Community Navigator Scheme
  • New Devices to Tackle Alcohol-Related Crime
  • National Rural Crime Network
  • New Police Contact Point Opens
  • Report It, Stop It Campaign
  • Countryside Watch
  • Resilience Courses
  • Forthcoming Events
  • Speed Campaign to Help Save Lives


Friends Against Scams

Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch has signed up to a partnership called Cambridgshire and Peterborough Friends Against Scams (CAPASP). We are determined to help communities stand up to scammers as we know this is one of the few areas of crime which is increasing. Scams are often not reported and can happen to anyone especially to the vulnerable and elderly.

Read more: Friends Against Scams

Are You a Good Neighbour?

A report from Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch takes a look at the nation’s attitudes towards neighbours. The report reveals that just 15% of people have invited their neighbours over to their home and almost a quarter (24%) think they’re a good neighbour because they keep themselves to themselves.

When asked, two in five people (41%) think they are a reasonably good neighbour and only 2% do not think they’re good neighbours.

Neighbourhood Watch wants to create safer communities where local people look out for each other.

When asked what type of relationship people would like to have with their neighbours, 36% said they’d like them to look out for each other.

The top traits of a good neighbour, according to the report, include:

• Looking out for each other
• Being sociable and friendly
• Being practically helpful
• Being kind, caring and respectful

In the past being a good neighbour was about having a chat over the garden fence or popping round to lend a hand. In our modern world the qualities of a good neighbour are shifting more towards offering practical help with aspects of modern life – such as taking in parcels for people or keeping an eye on their property while they’re out in the day time.


Source: A Neighbourly Nation: Through the keyhole