ECops AGM Notice – 7th October 2023

eCops Logo Neighbourhood Watch
Message Type Icon AGM Notice for 7th October 2023
Message sent by Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association for the attention of all Neighbourhood Watch members and supporters in Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland,  Huntingdonshire,  Peterborough and South Cambridgeshire districts.

Notice of Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association Annual General Meeting and Conference 2023

I am pleased to invite Neighbourhood Watch members and supporters in the Cambridgeshire Police Force Area to attend the Annual General Meeting and Conference for the Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association which will be held on Saturday 7th October 2023 at 10:00 a.m.  The conference will be held at the Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Brampton Rd, Huntingdon PE29 6NP.  There are 100 places which are available by registering on a first come first served basis.

  Click this link to Register for the A.G.M. and Conference

Copies of the Notice of the AGM, minutes from the 2022 AGM, and the Agenda are attached. They are also available on our website at 

We are including in the conference:
*Neighbourhood Watch national developments.
*Police Cadets, for first the first time at our conference.
*The latest information on cybercrime and scams including how the banking sector is trying to keep customer money safe and what actually happens when they invoke the Banking Protocol.
*The new Framework for Neighbourhood Watch working in partnership with Cambridgeshire Constabulary

After the short formal part of the meeting, there will be presentations by:
*Cheryl Spruce, the Head of Membership and Community Engagement for National Neighbourhood Watch Network.
*Police Cadets with Amanda Large – Partnerships & Prevention *Sergeant Mark Rabel – Fraud & Cybercrime
*Ms Rasa Pienaar – VP Customer Care Leader from Barclays *Inspector Karl Secker – Partnerships & Prevention

There is:
*Free on-site parking in the Police Headquarters.
*Stands with information and free give-aways.
*Refreshments provided.

Agenda for the AGM 2023.pdf
NHW AGM 2022 – draft minutes.pdf
Notice of AGM 2023.pdf  
Message Sent By
Robin Sutton
(NWN, Cambridgeshire Association Chairman, Cambridgeshire Force Area MSA)

QEII Playing Field – CCTV

Sadly due to damage to play equipment caused by dogs at the QEII Playing Field Willingham Parish Council have placed CCTV Cameras at the Playing Field.

Please note dogs are not allowed on the QEII Playing Field.

Due to the cost of replacing play equipment if damage continues Willingham Parish Council may have no option but to remove those items of play equipment.

Willingham Feast – Willingham Gardeners’ Fayre – 23rd September 2023

Attached is a copy of the Schedule for the Gardeners’ Fayre taking place on Saturday 23rd September at Willingham Primary School.

Registration is FREE!

Please register by sending an email to or send a message to

Registration deadline is Saturday the 16th September.

It all Counts Campaign

NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have asked us to share information on their new ‘It All Counts’ campaign which launched today and aims to raise awareness of the importance of hydration.

The ‘It All Counts’ campaign focuses on raising awareness of the importance of hydration, in particular in our over 65s local population. It reminds local people that staying hydrated helps you to stay healthy and prevents common effects of dehydration such as constipation, urine infections, headaches and other illnesses.  Campaign activity reminds local people that staying hydrated isn’t just about drinking water – hot drinks, fruit juices, even bowls of soup and other fluid rich foods such as yoghurts, jelly and ice lollies can all help keep you hydrated – it all counts!

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough would welcome any support in helping to raise awareness locally within your local communities. A poster is attached and further images and resources including leaflets and posters are available to download from the campaign webpage 

Thank you for your support with this important campaign to help keep our local communities hydrated and healthy.

Shared on behalf of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System

Cambridge University Hospital (CUH) volunteers

Cambridge University Hospital (CUH) know and appreciate how important volunteers are to improve our patients’ experience, whether guiding a patient or visitor to where they need to be, providing social interaction on wards or clinics, or broadcasting to patients on our very own radio station, Radio Addenbrooke’s.  They are very keen to increase our volunteer numbers to pre-pandemic levels and beyond . Please see the attached poster for more information.

Scam Alert

eCops Logo The Police
Message Type Icon Scam alert
Dear Mandy
Our cyber security advisor, Nigel Sutton, has this important warning ⚠️…
“Are you clued up on OTPs? That’s right, one-time passcodes! Those annoying messages that pop up every now and again asking you to verify an online purchase.
“As irritating as they can be when you’re trying to complete a transaction, these passcodes – which are usually sent to your mobile phone via text message – provide a vital defence in the fight against fraud to ensure thieves and scammers can’t make purchases with your card details.
“However, fraudsters have discovered a workaround and are now calling customers pretending to be from the bank or a trusted organisation, such as the police, requesting OTPs, which they can then use to make a fraudulent transaction.
“June saw the highest number of suspected OTP scams nationally and there have been just over 3,000 successful scams reported in the last six months, 57 of which were in Cambridgeshire. 
“Remember, your bank will never ask you to share an OTP, neither will we. Keep them to yourself!”
For more on fraud, visit the dedicated pages of our website

Message Sent By
Larissa Chapman
(Police, Communications officer , Corporate Communications)

E-Cops – Construction site visits combat modern slavery

Last week our officers visited construction sites in the county as part of ongoing efforts to combat modern slavery.

The action follows a national increase in the number of modern slavery cases being identified within the construction industry.

On this occasion no victims were identified, but officers were still able to offer advice to workers and site managers.   Two police officers with their backs to the camera talking to three construction workers
The vast majority of businesses are legitimate, but some exploit workers with poor working conditions and pay well below the minimum wage.

If you’re employed in the industry, or you’re getting construction work completed on your home, please be aware of the signs and report any concerns.

You can find more information about last week’s action and the signs to look out for on the news section of our website.

Kind regards,

Tim Goddard Communications officer