Neighbourhood Watch – Neighbour of the Year Awards 2021


 People across the UK are being invited to take part in our annual hunt for the UK’s ‘Neighbour of the Year’ – a nationwide search undertaken in partnership by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch.

Now in its fourth year, 2021 sees the introduction of a new category: Community of the Year. This award will celebrate the nation’s most outstanding community (could be a street, a sports club, a faith collective, or anything in between, either in person or virtual, such as a WhatsApp, Facebook, or Slack group) and the lengths its members have gone to to support others and make a real difference. 

To nominate your Neighbour of the Year, Young Neighbour of the Year (for people aged 21 years and under) or Community of the Year, and to find out more about these very special awards please visit

If you have any questions get in touch with us via

We can’t wait to see the nominations!

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Sept Our News – The Neighbourhood Watch National Newsletter


We are delighted to bring you the September OUR NEWS edition – a monthly newsletter for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales.  

This edition introduces you to our Neighbour of the Year Awards 2021 – open for nominations from 14th September, the no-excuse approach to gas safety, fraud trends, rural crime reporting, discount offers from ERA and Patlock for our readers, and much more.

We hope that you will enjoy reading our newsletter and share it with your community. Why not share this newsletter link with your street WhatsApp groups, community Facebook groups or neighbourhood email groups to keep your neighbours safer and more connected.

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Works by Anglian Water in Cottenham

Cottenham Parish Council have received the following update from Anglian Water, regarding the upcoming works in Cottenham; Anglian Water have made the decision to postpone the work.

Following our conversations, and having listened to the concerns of the residents of Cottenham, we have decided to delay the works. This means that the work (and associated traffic management) will not begin on the 1st September. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for an inadvertent confusion caused by this process.

Whilst these works are essential, we have taken on board the comments that you have kindly provided, and have made the decision to remodel and amend the works to understand if we can complete with less impact on the village. We did originally plan for these works to go ahead in the summer, as you will know, however this wasn’t possible due to Highways England work on the A14.

It will likely be a number of months before we are able to begin this work due to highways permits and notices, but I would be hugely grateful if we could work together to minimise the impact, appreciating that you all have a great understanding of the community and resident’s needs. As these plans are developed we will be doing much more communication with individuals and businesses.

Willingham Supplementary Flood Plan – Can you help?

Following the floods at the end of last year, Willingham Parish Council are currently reinforcing their existing flood plan.

One of the routes the Council is looking at will be possibly forming a small flood management team and recruiting residents to act as neighbourhood support volunteers. 

It is hoped to be able to divide the village into zones so that when a risk of flood is highlighted, the management team would be activated and would co-ordinate the neighbourhood support volunteers. The volunteers would notify residents in a particular zone at risk of flooding and distribute advisory information where appropriate.  By dividing the village this way, it is hoped that more people can be reached but in order to achieve this, volunteers will be needed to support the plan.

If you would like to be involved as either a member of the management team or as a neighbourhood support volunteer or would like more information then please forward your details to the Parish Clerk on or telephone 01954 261027

Haden Way Development – Notice of works w/c 23 August 2021

Dear Residents,

We are writing to inform you that we will be conducting our final set of piling works at our development on the land of Hayden Way on w/c 23.08.21. This work is to be completed within one week and we have noise and vibration assessment equipment set up to ensure we remain inside of our planning obligations.

We hope that this will not cause any undue disturbance and we maintain committed to keeping all activities on site as unintrusive as possible to current residents.

Kind Regards

Brampton Valley Homes Ltd

Haden Way Development – Piling works – week commencing 23 August 2021

Please be aware that there will be piling works taking place at the development site on Hayden Way on w/c 23.08.21 lasting for a period of 5 days. The developer will be advising residents of the work via Facebook on the Willingham village page and will also complete a letter drop to residents. All works will be in accordance with planning guidelines, and they have also requested at their cost a noise and vibration monitor to ensure the works will not be too intrusive to residents.