Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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On Patrol is a first hand account of some of what happens during routine patrols in Fenland. 

The Sound of Silence

Today has passed very quickly, with the first half dealing with computer work, and gathering of statements for an forthcoming court case.

Later in the day, we patrolled Chatteris, March and Whittlesey, with no issues arising. Even a large fire in Whittlesey proved only to be a large bonfire, which was under control.
Even the queues at Tesco appear to be a thing of the past - for now anyway. It is still an odd thing to get used to, The Sound of Silence can be deafening!

I will be off for the next two days, but I will write to you all at the weekend.

Stay safe

Pcso Jonathan Hall  

Daily Patrol

Reassurance patrols continue, and today we have been to March Chatteris, and Whittlesey. All is well, and even the weather has been nice. The charity F.A.C.T. was visited, and they were found to be exceptionally busy, which was not surprising. Despite this, the staff still found time to have a chat and discuss there work. They are certainly a credit to the community.

We then moved to Chatteris to show our face and check on local shops, and pharmacies.

Police control contacted us and asked us to visit a couple of addresses in the area where reports of large social gathering had allegedly taken place.  It is a strange thing to discuss, until recently people meeting people was not going to be a problem. To suggest it would be, would be the stuff of a comedy sketch. But here we all are ??

Both my crew partner and I are now back at the station updating todays work. The all important computer work. Hopefully, it will remain peaceful for the rest of the shift.

Until tomorrow, I wish you well.

Pcso Jonathan Hall 7070

Cats, Cars and Cannabis

Todays shift has been a good one.

Much the same as recent shifts with patrols of local supermarkets and open spaces.

After about six in the evening the town goes quiet and a deserted look and feel takes over. My little patrol car patrolling empty streets.


cat and fence

That was until I came over the bridge in Creek Road, March. A small group of people had gathered and began to all look in my direction. I was not quite sure why I was suddenly of great interest. That was until I noticed the white car that, after destroying a length of wooden fence and scraping down the side of a row of Terrace houses, had finally come to rest in someone's garden. The fishing gnome was not impressed!

I had better stop, I thought. No one was hurt and the driver was suitably embarrassed, quite right too. I heard his story of him trying to avoid a cat. Maybe the cat was sitting on top of the fence that was now resembling match wood. ( No cats were injured, I hasten to add).

In less than a minute sirens could be heard, and a police colleague arrived. Then began the taking of details and pictures. It was not drink driving, maybe in a hurry to get home after his allowed Covid shopping trip ????

The recovery truck arrived to collect the bent car, and I continued with my patrols, leaving officer and driver in deep discussion.


Later, I transported a quantity of cannabis for secure keeping at our Wisbech station. This is normal practice when drugs are seized.

Another shift draws to a close.

I will be off for the next three days, but my colleagues will be on duty, on patrol, and keeping the peace.

I wish you well, I wish you goodnight.

Pcso Jonathan Hall

Shop Patrol

Hello !! Did you miss me ?? NO !
I returned from my three day break and have been assigned to conduct shop and Pharmacy patrols. This is of course due to the current national situation. Concerns that there might have been issues with the queueing demands proved negative. I am pleased to report I saw no issues anywhere, and all is well and orderly.
The weather is not helping much, being all sunny and lovely, and doing its best to tempt people out. But the People remain strong and dedicated to the National Cause.
This new patrol requirement will be on going for the foreseeable future, so my reports may well be a bit repetitive. I will try and find something of interest to inform you, and keep your interest going. I will try, England expects.
Until next time.

Pcso Jonathan Hall