Inspector’s blog: We want to hear what young people have to say

Ian Ford is sector inspector of the Huntingdon area for Cambridgeshire Police. He will be giving weekly updates on activities in and around the town

Over the past two weeks, the latest round of neighbourhood forums has taken place across the Huntingdon neighbourhood policing area.

For those of you not familiar with the Forum process, it is a quarterly public meeting which allows the local community to direct questions or concerns to representatives of the local and district councils, police, fire service and other key service providers.

The Huntingdon area meeting took place on July 6 at the Oaktree Centre, Oxmoor. Following discussion and presentations, policing priorities were agreed for the next three months being criminal damage to motor vehicles in Bernard Close, anti-social behaviour in Thongsley and The Whaddons, theft from shops and also theft of pedal cycles in High Street, Huntingdon and finally parking problems and anti-social behaviour in Haweswater and Lake Way.

The North West Hunts meeting took place at Folksworth Village Hall on Thursday July 15.

Policing priorities for this area were agreed as anti-social behaviour in Stilton and Folksworth, crime and anti-social behaviour in Laburnum Avenue, Main Street, Yaxley and Farcet and finally speeding in the villages of Woolley and winwick.

The local policing team and partners will engage a variety of measures aimed at tackling these problems over the next three months and feedback results accordingly.

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It would be really beneficial to see a wider representation of the community attend these meetings and especially to hear the concerns of younger people.

Dates for your diary for the next meetings are Wednesday October 12 at Pathfinder House, Huntingdon and also Wednesday October 19 at Fourfields Community Primary School, Yaxley. You are very welcome.

Suspicious behaviour or relevant information can be reported to police on 0345 456 456 4 or the emergency number, when appropriate.

If you wish to learn more about your local policing team or receive regular e-mail updates via E-cops visit the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website at