Do you know a child who likes to draw? Then we would like to hear from you.
As part of The Big Draw Festival this month, which promotes drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention, Cambridgeshire Constabulary have launched their own art competition.
This half term, we’re inviting children under 12 to dig out their pens, pencils and paints and submit a drawing to fit the theme ‘The Police’.
Engaging with young people and listening to their experiences is an important part of our role and we hope this light-hearted competition will get the young people of Cambridgeshire thinking about the police and the role we play in their communities.
There are two age categories, five and under and six to 12-year-olds. The winners will receive a personalised tour of our headquarters in Huntingdon and entries will be displayed across the force.
If you know someone who might like to get involved, ask them to send their entry along with their name, age and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org, post it to Corp Comms, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6NP or submit it via our social media channels, Facebook (@CambridgeshireConstabulary) or Twitter (@CambsCops).
The competition will close on 29 October.
- New Clerk – You may already be aware that we have a new Parish Clerk. Claire Perrott of 13 Cow Lane has taken over from John Garstang. The Council would like to thank John for all his hard work over the past 8 years and welcomes Claire into the role.
- Bonfires – The issue of bonfires has been brought to the Parish Council several times this Autumn, with reports of acrid smoke drifting over parts of the village. Please could villagers be aware that burning plastic etc is unneighbourly and could even be against the law
- Ecops – We are often asked why we never see a PCSO in the village. There are only 16 PCSOs to cover 105 Parishes and at a recent Police and Crime Commissioner meeting the Council learned that 30% of crime occurs in 3% of the streets. It is therefore in those places that the PCSOs concentrate their presence. We are very lucky in Rampton that we do not have any of the 3%.
If you would like to be kept informed of crimes in the area Parishioners are encouraged to sign up to ecops https://www.ecops.org.uk/
- Infant playground – the Council recognises that the infant playground is looking a bit jaded and would benefit from a new piece of equipment. We would like to hear from parents of preschool children with ideas of what their small people would enjoy playing on. We cannot guarantee to fulfil all requests but there are some grants available…
- Flytipping – there have been a few recent incidents of flytipping around the village, these have been reported to the County Council and their clean up is in progress. It is worth noting that the two main areas where this occurred are now closed to traffic for the winter period.
- Wildflower area – Recently the wildflower area on the recreation ground has become less “wildflower” and more “grass”, in an attempt to bring back the flowers the council would like to reset and reseed the area and would like to thank all who volunteered and turned up to help clear the area.
- Bulb planting – We would like to thank all the volunteers who gave up a Sunday morning to help brighten up the village by planting another 50 kg of daffodils in the verges around the village, and a further 1500 British Bluebells in the spinney.
- Newsletter editor – Karen Williams has been editing the newsletter for several years and would now like to pass this on. If you would like to edit the newsletter, we would love to hear from you.
If you have any questions or comments about any of these items please contact the Council via
email@example.com or by phoning the Clerk on 01954 252641.