NHW – Reports of fraudulent behaviour

South Cambridgeshire District Council – Advisory 5-05-20

Please be aware that South Cambridgeshire District Council are receiving reports from Huntingdonshire District Council of fraudulent door knocking/phone call activity with people claiming to be helping people on the shielded list.

All legitimate representatives from SCDC Central Hub will provide passwords and identification which should be checked.  SCDC representatives will will never ask for money to do tasks.

Should you receive such an offer of help at the door and password verification and ID is not provided please report to the Police by calling the non-emergency number 101.

Thank you

Chris Bentley

NHW Coordinator


Green Bin Collections

Dear Residents,

This is an update regarding the re-introduction of the green bin service from 4 May 2020. Please find attached a link to our press release which has just been published, it describes the details.
There is also a link attached to our FAQ page which provides more details

Press release: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/greater-cambridge-phased-return-to-green-bin-collections-from-4-may/

FAQ pages: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/bins/green-bin-re-introduction-faqs/

Village Pharmacy Box

Dear all
We are emailing to let you know of a new initiative in Graveley. A Graveley Village Pharmacy box is being set up to help with collecting prescriptions. A similar scheme has been running for some years in Eltisley and it was felt in the current climate of social isolation and distancing due the Covid 19 and with a high level demand being place on Papworth Pharmacy that this would be a useful service to the village.

How the Scheme will work

· Once a week on a Wednesday a volunteer will go to Papworth Surgery and collect prescriptions that are in the Graveley village pharmacy box and they will be delivered to your home address.

· In terms of delivery please note the following:
· Medication will only be delivered to the named recipient or adult family member
· If no one is in the medication won’t be posted through your letter box but a note would be left for you to call the volunteer to rearrange delivery
· Social distancing will be observed!

· In order to take part in this scheme you will need to order your repeat prescription through to Papworth Pharmacy by the Wednesday before you require your prescription (as at the moment the pharmacy requires at least 7 days notice) and you need to state that you would like your prescription to go into the Graveley Village box. Without stating this the prescription will be held at the pharmacy as normal until you collect it.

· Initially this scheme will run for Graveley residents who are recognised by the NHS as being eligible for FREE prescriptions or those who have a pre payment certificate. This is to negate the need for any monetary transfer by the volunteer. For more information about free prescriptions please see https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/get-help-with-prescription-costs/ . So for example this would include the following people:
· those over 60 years of age
· those under 16 years of age
· those with a medical exemption certificate
· those with a pre payment certificate

· We hope to make the first Graveley Village box collection on Wednesday 8th April. This means you need to order your repeat prescription by Wednesday 1st April remembering to state that you would like it to go in the Graveley Village Box.

Best wishes
Jo George
Graveley Village Pharmacy Box volunteer
Mobile 07840 540271

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Graveley Resident,

A Coronavirus Support group of 14 has been assembled and will provide point
of contact for all residents within Graveley. There are 95 householders
within the village.

Volunteers have been assigned a cluster of households to provide a point of
contact & support during this time. I’m sure a good proportion of residents
that are in self-isolation will have already made provision outside of this
arrangement but for those that haven’t, volunteers will aim to provide
assistance to those in self isolation or quarantine during this period,
referring onto other members of the support group as and when required.

Should volunteers become infected and find themselves having to quarantine
then they will step down from the group. It is hoped that new volunteers
will come forward to take their place. Where this arises those householders
that have lost their volunteer will be re-issued with a new point of

Residents are to receive two leaflets.

* Isolation support form, which details support volunteer name,
address and telephone number

* Three Horseshoes take away menu and provisioning service

Please keep these safe as we will not be making multiple repeat drops. You
may not need the information currently but should you need to fall back on
the village for support please get in contact with your volunteer.

Self-Isolating/Quarantining householders:

* When requesting food shopping residents are politely requested to
keep their shopping list simple & reasonable.

* Please try to work with the volunteer as to their preferred
supermarket for convenience and to minimise their risk of infection by
visiting multiple stores.

* Please advise your volunteer the method of payment in advance and
settle after delivery quickly.

* Payment by bank transfer is preferred, cash is acceptable but
please observe social distancing at all times.

* Handing off of shopping will be to the doorstep only and not face
to face.

* New shopping bags should be added to the shop on each occasion (do
not ask volunteers to re-use bags).


If repeat medical prescriptions are required householders will need to
complete the prescription collection slip nominating their volunteer by
agreement, with the volunteer requiring ID to collect (for controlled


As the rate of infection climbs it is inevitable that volunteers may drop
out for a period of not less than 14 days. New volunteers will be welcome
especially those that have quarantined and are considered immune to further
infection. Please contact me directly or your nominated volunteer if you are
able to provide support as described. We will need it, so please come
forward if you’re fit and comfortably under the age of 70.

The underlying basis of the support group is to:

* Slow the rate of infection so that our health service is not

* Provide essential supplies to residents in self
isolation/quarantine so that they do not put themselves or others at risk of
infection by breaking quarantine.

Keith McConnell (Graveley PC) will post details of the village support group
to the village website shortly.

A HUGE Thank You!

Firstly to those in the community who are self-isolating over the next 12
weeks. This is no mean feat. We are indebted to you.

Secondly, to the first wave of volunteers that are running towards the
problem and not away from it. You are very much appreciated.

Graveley is a wonderful community, we will work together to overcome this
existential crisis with kindness, consideration, communication and planning.

If anyone is unable to contact their volunteer or wants to be added as a volunteer in case some are forced into self isolation then you should call Chris Bentley on 07809 076248

Graveley Parish Council

Operation London Bridge – Death of Senior National Figure

You may have heard in the press regarding operation London Bridge – This is to mark the death of a Senior National Figure which could include the following Figures:-

Members of the Royal Family
P.M. or Former P.M.
Serving MP
Mayor / Council Leader
Other Prominent Person

We are given guidance of the processes to follow and action steps to take. Graveley would implement the below actions / protocol  to mark the death of a Senior National Figure:-

  • Follow the national timetable that will be communicated
  • Communicate with the local clergy & what is planned across the Diocese
  • Fly the Union Jack at half mast located at the Three Horseshoes, returning to full fly for proclamation
  • Update the homepage of our website
  • Any scheduled meetings of the Parish to be cancelled

Kind regards

Annual Parish Meeting

Cancelled – Please note the annual Parish meeting has been cancelled until further notice!


NHW- South Cambs Crim Update (Excerpt) – 17/08/18


Between 17/08/2018 09:00 to 17/08/2018 11:30 Victim reporting that their van has been stolen from the road. The van was stolen without keys. Crime Ref 35/23155/18


NHW – South Cambs Crime Update – 4/07/18

Good morning,
We are investigating the following crimes that have been reported within the last 24 hours.


Bourn – Caxton End

On the 02/07/2018 at the approximate time of 13:15hrs a rural detached dwelling has been broken into and jewellery has been stolen.



On the 03/07/2018 between 13:45hrs and 14:00hrs a Ford Transit Connect was broken into and various tools/electrical items were stolen.


Steeple Morden – Station Road

On the 03/07/2018 between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs a locked garage was broken into and various items stolen.


Boxworth – High Street

On the 03/07/2018 between the approximate times of 05:30hrs and 05:45hrs 2 trailers were stolen from a secure industrial yard.


Elsworth Road, Connington

On the 03/07/2018 between 21:00hrs – 22:50hrs a white Harley Davidson motorbike was stolen.



If you have any information relating to the crimes reported, please contact the police on 101. Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111. Remember to report anything suspicious in your area on either 101 non-emergency number or 999 in an emergency.


Thank you for your continued help & support.
Kind Regards

South Cambs Safer Neighbourhood Team

Message Sent By
Bujar Mani (Police , PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Histon)

NHW – Rural House Burglaries – 4/07/18

Dear All

On Tuesday 3rd July 2018 in the late afternoon, early evening two houses have been burgled, one in Abbottsley and one in Great Gransden.
Two males were seen close to the Abbottsley break in wearing gloves and woollen hats, they got into a blue or mauve coloured van, possibly a Renault Megane.
There have been several other reports of suspicious activity in the area namely door to door sellers or possible rogue traders.
If you are uncertain or believe something to be suspicious then please call it in on 101 or 999 if an emergency.

Kind Regards
PCSO 7101 Richard Braddick

St Neots Safer Neighbourhood Team

St. Neots Police Station | Dovehouse Close | St. Neots | Cambridgeshire | PE19 1DS

Mobile: 07921-094801| ( Call: 101

Message Sent By
Richard Braddick (Police, PCSO, Huntingdonshire – St Neots)

NHW – General crime prevention – Keyless car thefts – 18/06/18

Dear subscribers,
Criminals are able to steal keyless cars by using relay technology to not only unlock them but also to steal them. They tend to target high powered or otherwise desirable vehicles.

Although we haven’t seen significant reports of this type in Cambridgeshire, it is something that is on the rise nationally. It works by intercepting the signal that is given off by a key fob.
These crimes are usually perpetrated by two individuals – one who picks up the signal of the fob, whilst the other relays the signal to the victim’s vehicle. The necessary equipment is usually purchased online at minimal cost.

Owners of high value or otherwise desirable vehicles are advised to take extra precautions:
1. If you have a garage, don’t use it as a storage area, clear it out and keep your vehicle safe inside.
2. If you park your vehicle on the street or driveway, consider if there are other after-market security products you could use such as a steering lock.
3. If you have gates securing your driveway, keep them closed and locked,
4. Never leave your keys on show or near a door.
5. Consider purchasing a Defender signal blocker for your key fob (available atwww.defendersignalblocker.co.uk). This is a Secure By Design product and as such, has met a certain criteria and can therefore be recommended by the police. This simple device is essentially a small, shielded wallet that the key fob is placed into. For more information about this product see: http://ow.ly/1hg630kycDr

Lee Hurley (7293)
Online Communities PCSO