Message from PCSO Tom Baugh

6th November 2018 

My name is PCSO Baugh and I am the point of contact for several villages in South Cambs.  I am responsible for taking general enquiries for these villages and being available to create/maintain a channel of communication between the general public and the police.

During my tour of duty I am also deployed to areas of most need, for example significant ASB, safeguarding vulnerable people or community reassurance following crime activity.  I would like to share with you some of the jobs I have worked on over the last few weeks to give you a flavour of what South Cambridgeshire PCSOs have recently been up to.

Girton
On the 16th of October 2018 I attended the launch of Arlington Manor, a new care home in Girton.  This gave me the perfect opportunity to network with partner agencies and engage with local residents.

Bar Hill
On the 19th of October 2018 PCSO Mani and I spent the day in Bar Hill raising awareness around the different forms of Hate Crime, offering guidance on how to report it and explaining our strategy on how to deal with this type of crime.

Willingham
Willingham has been identified as a tactical priority for South Cambridgeshire following numerous incidents of crime and disorder over the summer months.  Your local Prevention and Partnership Team have been working hard patrolling Willingham on a regular basis to disrupt ASB and crime in the village.  You may have seen our updates on Twitter or Facebook.  If not why not follow us on https://www.facebook.com/SouthCambsCops/ – https://twitter.com/SouthCambsCops.

Following a number of complaints regarding dogs dangerously out of control in the Willingham area I conducted a joint visit along with our RCAT unit (Rural Crime Action Team) to issue the owner with a Community Protection Notice Warning Letter.  This letter outlined a number of conditions, if breached further action will be taken.

Papworth Everard
Overnight on the 21st of October 2018 several shop windows were smashed around the Upper Pendrill Court facility on Ermine Street North, reports suggested that local youths were responsible for the damage.

PCSO Mani and I attended Papworth Everard the next morning and visited a NHW coordinator, local businesses and the Parish Council in an attempt to identify those who were involved.  During our high visibility foot patrols we engaged with several residents, identifying two witnesses and CCTV footage which could help with our investigation.

We have received several complaints of youths egging private property in Papworth Everard, if you happen to witness a similar incident then please call 101 to log your report. If you have any information which may assist in identifying these culprits then please send me an email – thomas.baugh@cambs.pnn.police.uk.

Oakington and Westwick
On the 29th of October 2018 PCSO Mani and I attended a neighbourhood dispute in Oakington and Westwick.  This is a long ongoing issue which the local team are currently in the process of finding a suitable resolution.

Shortly after the neighbour dispute we responded to an incident in Bar Hill after receiving reports of an illegal immigrant hiding in a lorry. We assisted with the search, the male was located, detained and dealt with accordingly.

Huntingdon
On Saturday the 3rd of November 2018 PCSO Martin and I travelled over to Huntingdon to help our colleagues with a scene cordon following a serious incident which occurred the day before.

Up and coming event
A number of residents from Willingham, Longstanton and Northstowe have contacted us to discuss the best strategy to expand and progress NHW in their respective villages.  Due to the amount of interest we have received, I have decided to run a NHW workshop on the Wednesday 28th of November 2018 in Longstanton.

Longstanton Parish Council have kindly offered the use of their village hall (24 High Street, Longstanton, CB24 3BS).  The workshop will start at 19:00hrs and should last for approximately 2 hours.  A number of local PCSOs will be attending this workshop giving you the perfect opportunity to meet your local neighbourhood policing team.

If you have any information relating to the crimes/incidents 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 and support.

PCSO Baugh 7048
Prevention and Partnership Team- South Cambs