The week in numbers

PUBLISHED: 11:25 03 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:40 28 May 2010

3,000: Successful attempts to quit smoking in East Cambs and Fenland since the service started six years ago. Evening clinics to help people quit are held at Doddington Hospital on Wednesdays and North Cambs Hospital on Tuesdays. 250: Volunteer 'master

3,000: Successful attempts to quit smoking in East Cambs and Fenland since the service started six years ago. Evening clinics to help people quit are held at Doddington Hospital on Wednesdays and North Cambs Hospital on Tuesdays. 250: Volunteer 'master composters' recruited, trained and supported since 2001 by Cambridgeshire County Council. In return master composters provide 30 hours of their time to promote composting in Cambridgeshire communities. Once the 30 hours is completed the volunteers 'graduate', receiving a Master Composter certificate in recognition. 2,000: Christmas cards delivered in March by the St Mary's Church/Lions Club delivery service and which raised £300. "The postage costs less than that of the Post Office and the money benefits church and Lions. Everybody wins - except the Post Office," say organisers.634: Anglers in the Anglia region fined last year for fishing without rod licences. The Environment Agency says a full season fishing licence costs just £23.50, yet those caught fishing illegally paid on average £130 in fines and costs. 850: Students at the Peterborough Regional College on 20 different degree level programmes: the college announced this week they are to form a partnership with Anglia Ruskin University to form a university centre in Peterborough. 80: Police officers in Cambridgeshire who quit the force in the past four years and who have taken part in exit interviews with their bosses. Reasons given for leaving range from staff shortages, out-of-date practices, low morale, and staff not being listened to. Other comments included lack of 'team loyalty', too much paperwork and lack of contact with senior management.


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