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Cranfield Marston and Woburn Area Update

Alert message sent 22/06/2019 12:18:00

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Dear Residents
 
I was saddened to hear that a bronze statue of St Michael the Archangel was stolen by shameless thieves from The Church of St John the Baptist, Eversholt earlier on in the week.  The statue (part of the war memorial) was a local landmark and a valued treasure within the local community.  If anyone has any information regarding this please contact us via 101.
 
Vehicle crime and thefts from out buildings still seems to be the current trend however the Cranfield, Marston and Woburn area has not been hit as hard as some other locations.  That being said its still important to remember to make sure valuables are not left on display and that sheds and outbuildings are adequately secured.
 
Over the last week or so I have spent a considerable amount of time in the Marston area, unfortunately the weather was rather grim last Saturday for my Community Engagement at the Forest Centre but my thanks goes to those who braved the rain.  I’ve been focusing on low level anti-social behaviour and drug related offences.  I am aware that not all incidents are reported to us and I appreciate as to why that might sometimes be the case but unless we have a true picture of what’s actually occurring it is difficult to respond to, my supervisors will look at town stats for areas such as Biggleswade and Flitwick and direct my time is spent there.
  
Next week sees our quarterly Community Priority Setting Meeting where we invite town and ward councillors to HQ.  This meeting focuses on the individual concerns of towns and villages and it’s where I brief attendees of the work carried out during the previous quarter for my area.   I am of course in regular contact with clerks and councillors but it is good to meet face to face to discuss current trends and concerns, sometimes its more about how residents are perceiving crime in their area rather than actual crimes (another reason to make sure crimes are reported to us).
 
Next week also sees me at Holywell Middle School in Cranfield.  Knife crime is an issue in our towns and villages as much as we’d like to think it’s only a problem in the bigger towns and cities.  I’m presenting a Knife Crime input to the year 8 students encouraging young people not to carry knives, to make them think about the consequences and the huge dangers involved.
 
As always please do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.  Remember you can report issues to us via 101, you can also use our online reporting tool (via the Beds Police website) for anything from suspicious vehicles to fly tipping.
 
That’s it for now, I’m off to Biggleswade for the carnival – at least the sun is shining!
 
Best wishes for fun and safe weekend
Gill
 
PCSO 3659 Gill Richardson
 
Email: gill.richardson@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk 

 
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