ActionFraud – Cyber Crime Survey 2021

Fraud and cybercrime are the most common criminal offences in the UK. Analysis of Action Fraud reports showed that 86% of frauds had a cyber element to them. As the threat from cyber crime continues to grow and evolve, it is important to remember one thing – most of it can be prevented. By following just a few practical steps you can make it harder for cyber criminal to get into your devices and online accounts.

In order to better understand what steps you are already taking to secure online, we would be grateful if you would please complete the short survey we have created. Your answers will help us to determine what areas of online security we need focus on over the coming months.

Please note:

  • the survey is completely anonymous and we don’t ask you for any personal information
  • Survey answers will not be shared with any third parties

Thank you for helping us improve our response to fraud and cyber crime in the UK

Kind regards

Action Fraud Team

Extra COVID-19 support deployed to parts of the East of England

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Extra COVID-19 support deployed to parts of the East of England

Additional support will be deployed to 3 local authorities in the East of England in response to high rates of COVID-19 cases in the region.From:UK Health Security AgencyPublished31 October 2021Last updated31 October 2021 — See all updates

Following the latest review of coronavirus (COVID-19) data, additional support will be deployed from 1 November to Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, and Suffolk, in response to high rates of COVID-19 cases in the area.

The decision has been made in partnership with local authorities and is based on the latest data and local insights. Targeted additional support will be provided.

The package includes options for:

  • targeted support to maximise vaccine and testing uptake
  • extra testing in these targeted areas
  • further help for local public health campaigns
  • temporary extra measures in education settings

This additional support will be in place for 5 weeks from 1 November to allow for targeted local action. Pupils will return to school next week as planned.

Local residents are urged to remain cautious and follow the national guidance, including to get vaccinated, wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport, meet outdoors where possible, let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.

Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Jenny Harries said:

Although we have returned to a more familiar way of life, it’s important we all continue to play our part in controlling the spread of the virus, especially as we move into winter.

Everybody, especially in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Suffolk, can take simple steps to protect themselves by getting vaccinated, wearing face coverings in crowded places, letting in fresh air when mixing indoors and washing their hands regularly.

Getting vaccinated is the best way we can protect ourselves from becoming unwell with COVID-19. I encourage everyone who is eligible to come forward for their jab as soon as possible – whether that’s a first, second or booster dose.

UKHSA data shows that the vaccination programme has substantially weakened the link between cases, hospitalisations and deaths. Vaccinated people are far less likely to get COVID-19 with symptoms and even more unlikely to get serious COVID-19, to be admitted to hospital, or to die from the virus

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.