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New Ways To Protect You This National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

It’s National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018 (NNWW18) and we’ve got some exciting news to share with you!

This year to mark NNWW18 we’ve created a fantastic, brand new section of our popular website to share new and important information on keeping you and your neighbours safe. Because crime is changing and we want to do our bit to make all communities safer and stronger across England and Wales .

Click here to look at all the new information we’re sharing about crimes and modern issues that cause such significant harm in our communities.

NNWW18 runs until next Sunday, June 24– it’s our annual week of social action across our network of 2.3 million member households – so it’s a perfect time to take a look and share the knowledge!

On our website you’ll find new information, statistics and practical Toolkits that you can share on:
• Domestic Abuse – which we know affects all communities
• Serious Violence – particularly knife crime
• Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile
• Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional
• High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

Please do tell us what you’re doing to mark NNWW18 – email Lisa Parker lisa.parker@ourwatch.org.uk so we can showcase your good work across our media channels!

The Twitter hashtag for the week is #NNWW18 and you can follow us at @N_Watch

Have a great week!

Neighbourhood Watch Network

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Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales)

19. June, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Courier Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified an increasing number of reports submitted to Action Fraud from the public concerning courier fraud.

Fraudsters are contacting victims by telephone and purporting to be a police officer or bank official. To substantiate this claim, the caller might be able to confirm some easily obtainable basic details about the victim such as their full name and address. They may also offer a telephone number for the victim to call to check that they are genuine; this number is not genuine and simply redirects to the fraudster who pretends to be a different person. After some trust has been established, the fraudster will then, for example, suggest;

– Some money has been removed from a victim’s bank account and staff at their local bank branch are responsible.
– Suspects have already been arrested but the “police” need money for evidence.
– A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is operating fraudulently and they require assistance to help secure evidence.

Victims are then asked to cooperate in an investigation by attending their bank and withdrawing money, withdrawing foreign currency from an exchange or purchasing an expensive item to hand over to a courier for examination who will also be a fraudster. Again, to reassure the victim, a safe word might be communicated to the victim so the courier appears genuine.

At the time of handover, unsuspecting victims are promised the money they’ve handed over or spent will be reimbursed but in reality there is no further contact and the money is never seen again.

Protect Yourself

Your bank or the police will never:
– Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password.
– Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping, or send someone to your home to collect cash, PIN, cards or cheque books if you are a victim of fraud.

Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic
Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother’s maiden name), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Be mindful of who you trust – criminals may try and trick you into their confidence by telling you that you’ve been a victim of fraud

Stay in control
If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information.

For more information about how to protect yourself online visit
www.cyberaware.gov.uk and www.takefive.stopfraud.org.uk

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

19. June, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Theft of Digger and Equipment in Henbury

A theft of a digger, trailer and other construction equipment was stolen in Henbury this week. If you have any information then please call us on 101. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity on 101.

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Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

3. June, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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TSB Phishing Attacks

There has been a sharp rise in fraudsters sending out fake text messages (smishing) and phishing emails claiming to be from TSB. The increase in the number of reports corresponds with the timing of TSB’s computer system update, which resulted in 1.9 million users being locked out of their accounts. Opportunistic fraudsters are using TSB’s system issue to target people with this type of fraud.

Since the start of May there have been 321 phishing reports of TSB phishing made to Action Fraud. This is an increase of 970% on the previous month. In the same reporting period, there have been 51 reports of cybercrime to Action Fraud which mention TSB – an increase of 112% on the previous month.

Fraudsters are commonly using text messages as a way to defraud unsuspecting victims out of money. Known as smishing, this involves the victim receiving a text message purporting to be from TSB. The message requests that the recipient clicks onto a website link that leads to a phishing website designed to steal online banking details.

Although text messages are currently the most common delivery method, similar communications have been reported with fraudsters using email and telephone to defraud individuals.

In several cases, people have lost vast sums of money, with one victim losing £3,890 after initially receiving a text message claiming to be from TSB. Fraudsters used specialist software which changed the sender ID on the message so that it looked like it was from TSB. This added the spoofed text to an existing TSB message thread on the victim’s phone.

The victim clicked on the link within the text message and entered their personal information. Armed with this information, the fraudsters then called the victim back and persuaded them to hand over their banking authentication code from their mobile phone. The fraudsters then moved all of the victim’s savings to a current account and paid a suspicious company.

Protect Yourself:

Don’t assume an email or text is authentic:

Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam. Phone numbers and email addresses can be spoofed, so always contact the company directly via a known email or phone number (such as the one on the back of your bank card).

Clicking on links/files

Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected text or email. Remember, a genuine bank will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your full PIN or password.

If you have received a suspicious TSB email, please do not respond to it, report it to us https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_phishing and also forward it to emailscams@tsb.co.uk

Every Report Matters. If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to us online or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Visit Take Five and Cyber Aware for more information about how to protect yourself online.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

28. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

East Cheshire Hospice Bubble Rush 2018

East Cheshire Hospice Bubble Rush 2018

Cheshire East Hospice - Bubble run

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Fly Tipping

Fly Tipping

fly tipping

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Vacancy for Two Parish Councillors

Vacancy for Two Parish Councillors

There is a vacancy for two Councillors in the Parish of Nether Alderley.

An election to fill the vacancies will be held if ten electors for the said Electoral area give notice to the Returning Officer requesting such an election within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday) of the date of this notice.

The address of the Returning Officer is:

The Returning Officer
Cheshire East Council
Westfields
Middlewich Road
Sandbach
CW11 1HZ

If no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancies by co-option.

Date 15th May 2018

Signed: (Clerk/RFO)

For further advice on procedure, please call the Elections Office at Cheshire East Council Tel.: 01270 685922

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London Road to close for two weeks for sinkhole repairs

London Road to close for two weeks for sinkhole repairs

London Road will need to be closed for around two weeks to enable a sinkhole to be repaired. However, measures will be taken to ensure the May Fair parade can proceed down the centre of the village on Saturday, 19th May.
The 4ft deep hole, which opened up just outside of the Waitrose car park on Thursday, 10th May, is believed to have been caused by a collapsed sewer. However, investigations will continue over the course of the weekend.
Councillor Craig Browne has spoken to Dave Wilson, United Utilities Site Manager, this morning and he confirmed that they are 99% certain that the cause is a sewer collapse.
Cllr Browne said “Unfortunately, there will need to be a complete closure of London Road, in both directions, from the entrance to the Waitrose car park, back up to the junction with Heyes Lane and his initial estimate is that this road closure will need to be in place for two weeks.
“I have made the contractors aware of the May Fair Parade on Saturday and they have said that they will open the Wienholts’ side of the road for pedestrian and light vehicle access to allow the parade to go ahead.”

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11. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on London Road to close for two weeks for sinkhole repairs

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Warning issued after elderley residents targeted by scam

Detectives are urging Cheshire residents to be vigilant after an elderly woman from Runcorn and an elderly man from Chester were scammed out of large quantities of money.

They both handed money to a courier for safekeeping after receiving a phone call from a man purporting to be a senior police officer.

The so-called officer told them that their savings had been targeted by thieves and were not safe in their bank accounts.

Cheshire Police’s advice on avoiding such scams is:

• The police will never ask you to become part of an undercover investigation or for you to withdraw money and hand it to them for safekeeping
• Be wary of any calls, texts or emails purporting to be from the police asking for your personal or financial details, or for you to transfer money
• If you are approached, or feel something is suspicious, hang up the phone and do not reply and then report it to police on 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. You should also inform your bank on its advertised number.

Detective Inspector Glyn Leech said: “We believe that victims are being targeted county wide by this scam, with us investigating reports of people being scammed in areas including Warrington, Chester and Macclesfield.

“I urge anyone else who has been targeted by this scam, or other similar scams, to report it to us on 101.”

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Dan Hind (Police, Media, Chesh Engagement Unit)

10. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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TV Providers Discount Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have noticed an increase in Action Fraud reports where fraudsters are offering a discount on Television service provider subscriptions. Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a Television (TV) provider offering a discount on their monthly subscription. Victims have been told the following: their subscription needs to be renewed; that part or all, of the TV equipment has expired and they are due an upgrade on the equipment/subscription. In order to falsely process the discount, the fraudster asks victims to confirm or provide their bank account details. The scammers may also request the victim’s identification documents, such as scanned copies of passports.

The fraudsters are using the following telephone numbers: “08447111444”, “02035190197” and “08001514141”. The fraudster’s voices are reported to sound feminine and have an Asian accent.

Later victims make enquiries and then discover that their TV service provider did not call them and that the fraudster has made transactions using the victim’s bank account details.

This type of fraud is nationwide. Since the beginning of this year (2018), there have been 300 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud. From the reports received, victims aged over 66 seem to be the most targeted.

What you need to do

• Don’t assume a phone call or email is authentic: Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother’s maiden name), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known companies in order to make their scams appear genuine.
• Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: a genuine company won’t force you to make a financial decisions on the spot. Always be wary if you’re pressured to purchase a product or service quickly, and don’t hesitate to question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam.
• Stay in control: Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. Always contact the company yourself using a known email or phone number, such as the one written on a bank statement or bill.

Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

1. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Thefts of older styles of 4 x 4s

Since 22/04/18 there has been an increase in thefts (5) of older types of 4×4’s in the North Staffordshire border. Please be extra vigilante and report anyone or anything suspicious by ringing 101

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Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

1. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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FIFA 2018 World Cup Alert

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14th June – 15th July 2018. The worldwide demand for match tickets, flight tickets, and somewhere to stay throughout the competition is expected to be significant. Those planning to travel should exercise caution when considering the purchase of tickets or accommodation because the event is highly likely to be targeted by fraudsters looking to take advantage of unsuspecting fans.
Fraudsters will likely be posing as;
– Official World Cup ticket vendors or private individuals attempting to sell on a match ticket via online marketplace.
– A fraudulent website or operator offering non-existent flights or other transport to host cities.
– An accommodation booking service, hotel or operator, offering seemingly convenient accommodation in one of the host cities for the duration of the game.
– Lottery or competition organisers claiming that you’ve won a prize or cash related to the tournament.

Action Fraud received over six hundred reports and intelligence submissions in relation to the previous World Cup so it’s vital that football fans exercise caution when considering a purchase or making a transaction.
Protect yourself:

• Listen to your instincts: If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Fraudsters will use the promise of steep discounts to lure you into handing over your money or revealing personal/financial details.
• Clicking on links/files: Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details, and never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
• Visit the Action Fraud website and take a look at their Ticket Fraud, Holiday Fraud and Lottery Fraud advice pages before making any decisions or bookings.
• For useful advice and information on the World Cup please visit the Government Guidance Pages: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/be-on-the-ball-world-cup-2018
Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

1. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Nether Alderley Maintenance and Pride

Nether Alderley Maintenance and Pride

Nether Alderley Maintenance and Pride decided to litter pick individually during the summer months as their weekends are already booked up!

The volunteers will also be noting and reporting issues that need rectifying by Cheshire East Council. They are concerned that the charge of £3.50 per bag to take rubble to the tip may result in an increase in fly tipping.

Their next meeting will be on 18th October at 7.30 p.m.

Please contact Anne on 01625 582514 if you would like to join the group.

19. April, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on Nether Alderley Maintenance and Pride

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Investments and Fake Endorsements

Fraudulent websites alleging to offer cryptocurrency investments are dishonestly using the image of Martin Lewis, the founder and editor for moneysavingexpert.com, as an endorsement for their companies.

The adverts using Martin Lewis to promote illicit schemes can be found on social media and other websites. Clicking on the advert takes you to the full article where Martin Lewis image is presented along with fake quotes recommending investments in bitcoin and other digital currencies with the fraudulent “company”. Alternatively clicking on the advert will take you to a page where you are required to input your contact details, the suspect company then phones you and encourages you to invest.

Martin Lewis has published a warning to the public saying “I don’t do adverts. If you ever see one with my face or name on it, it is without my permission, and usually a scam”. The full article can be found here; https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2018/03/13/martin-lewis-spread-word-dont-believe-scam-bitcoin-code-bitcoin-trading-ads/?_.

Similarly these fraudulent websites are also misusing images and fabricating recommendations from the investors on Dragons Den. These adverts also claim the investors on the panel trade in cryptocurrencies using their services to try and legitimise their company.

What you need to do

• Don’t assume it’s authentic: Professional-looking websites, adverts or social media posts don’t indicate that an investment opportunity is genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known brands or individuals to make their scams appear legitimate.
• Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: A genuine bank or financial organisation won’t force you to make a financial transaction on the spot. Always be wary if you’re pressured to invest quickly or promised returns that sound too good to be true.
• Stay in control: Avoid unsolicited investment offers, especially those over cold calls. If you’re thinking about making an investment, get impartial advice from an independent financial adviser – never use an adviser from the company that contacted you, as this may be part of the scam.
• Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

14. April, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Magazine Advertise Debt Alert

Victims receive a telephone call from someone purporting to be a bailiff enforcing a court judgement, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. The fraudsters state the debt originates from the victim not paying a magazine advertisement subscription.

A variety of magazine names and publishers are being used by the fraudsters, who also commonly use the names of certified Bailiff Enforcement Agents such “Scott Davis”, “Stephen King” and “Mark Taylor”. These are names of certified Bailiff Enforcement Agents employed by debt enforcement companies.

The fraudsters request that the debt be repaid by bank transfer. If the victim refuses, they threaten to visit the victim’s home or place of work to recover the debt that is owed.

Once the money has been transferred, victims are not provided with receipt details of the payment or contact details. Later when victims make enquiries, they’ll discover that the debt did not exist, and often that no advertisement was placed.

This type of fraud is nationwide. Since 2017, there have been 52 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud. From the reports received, there are a range of different businesses and individuals being targeted.

Protection Advice:

1. Listen to your instinct: just because someone knows your basic details, such as your name and address, it doesn’t mean they are genuine.

2. Stay in control: always question cold callers: always contact the companies directly using a known email or phone number.

3. Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: a legitimate company will be prepared to wait whilst you verify information.

If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

9. April, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Lego  ‘WeDo’  Kits

Lego ‘WeDo’ Kits

Nether Alderley Primary School PTA launched an appeal to raise enough money to buy a class set of Lego ‘WeDo’ kits, providing pupils the opportunity to design, build and code their own products which would enable them to meet the demands of the design/technology/computing curriculum. The school’s PTA soon reached its provisional target of purchasing ten kits which would enable 20 pupils to work on a project at the same time.

The Parish Council is delighted to report that they were able to donate the equivalent of two further kits which would provide a spare kit for the class and an additional kit which would be used by the teacher for demonstration.

 

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Potholes in Nether Alderley!

Potholes in Nether Alderley!

Nether Alderley Parish Council continues to receive regular complaints from residents of deep and dangerous pot holes which cause damage to vehicles and which could essentially endanger lives. Councillors noted that remedial repairs to potholes are temporary and often ineffective as they reappear within weeks. Following the Parish Council meeting in March a formal complaint was made to Cheshire East Highways.

Cheshire East Highways response: ‘Currently, we do have an ongoing programme aimed to tackle the unfortunate cases of repeat visits to the same locations. The locations you have provided will be added to the list which will be scoped and programmed in due course.’

The Chairman, Cllr. Jenny Shufflebottom, has invited John Tickle (Senior Highways Officer) on a site visit to Nether Alderley to highlight the problems local residents are having to cope with. Councillor George Walton (Ward Councillor) will also attend the meeting.

Residents are encouraged to report potholes at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways or call 0300 123 5020 or use the app which can be downloaded onto your smartphone FixMyStreet

Please note, ‘Fix My Street’ app. provides a written and photograph template to record potholes which then passes the problem directly to the correct department at Cheshire East Highways Department. They are duty-bound to log and respond to any reports made.

 

 

 

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Forecourt Changes at Manchester Airport

Forecourt Changes at Manchester Airport

As passenger numbers have grown, we have increasingly experienced major congestion problems on our Terminal forecourts, made worse by a high percentage of visitors repeatedly recirculating at peak times. Although we have invested in various programmes to increase capacity, as much as possible, we are limited by security issues that restrict how close vehicles can get to the Terminal front. The simple fact is our forecourts were not designed to handle the number of vehicles they do today and do not have the capacity to cope with any further growth in the number of people being dropped-off immediately outside our terminals.
We are therefore investing in a dedicated drop-off site, from where a free shuttle service will operate to all three terminals. It is hoped this will contribute to a major reduction in the number of individual vehicles trying to access the most congested parts of our campus.
In parallel, an Express Drop-off charge will be introduced in the areas directly outside our three terminals and Ground Transport Interchange, like those already in place at almost all other UK airports.
As part of these efforts to reduce on-site congestion, we are creating a brand new Public Transport Development Fund, overseen by newly-formed body made up of representatives from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Cheshire East Council and Transport for Greater Manchester. It will work to identify and support initiatives that will improve access to Manchester Airport for passengers and colleagues.
From June if you are looking to drop off or be dropped off at Manchester Airport; this will be possible free of charge at our drop off point or you can choose to pay £3 for five minutes (£4 for ten) to be dropped off outside the Terminal front.
We believe that these changes will free our site from the congestion experienced in recent years and so facilitate smoother journeys for all users.

21. March, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on Forecourt Changes at Manchester Airport

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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False claims of Telephone Preference Service:
Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ – an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.

In all instances, direct debits are set up without following proper procedure. The victim is not sent written confirmation of the direct debit instruction, which is supposed to be sent within three days.

On occasions when victims attempted to call back, the telephone number provided by the fraudster was either unable to be reached or the victim’s direct debit cancellation request was refused.

During 2017, there were 493 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud.

Protect yourself:
• There is only one Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The TPS is the only official UK ‘do-not-call’ register for opting out of live telesales calls. It is FREE to sign-up to the register. TPS never charge for registration. You can register for this service at http://www.tpsonline.org.uk.
• You will receive postal confirmation of genuine direct debits. If you notice unauthorised payments leaving your account, you should contact your bank promptly.
• Always be wary of providing personal information, or confirming that personal information the caller already claims to hold is correct. Always be certain that you know who you talking to. If in doubt hang up immediately.
If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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17. March, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Being neighbourly in this cold weather

Neighbourhood Watch isn’t just about preventing crime – we’re a movement with neighbourliness at our heart and with this cold weather dug in we wanted to send a friendly request to our supporters to check on any elderly or vulnerable neighbours if you can.

Many people are waiting out the weather at home and some won’t have been able to get out for several days now so a friendly knock from a neighbour is welcome. Maybe they need a pint of milk or a can of beans to get them through to the thaw, or a path swept or their dog walked?

Of course your safety is important too – so please think about that and only venture out if you can do so safely.
Thanks to all our supporters for your neighbourliness and all that you do – in good weather and bad – for your communities.

Message Sent By
Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales)

5. March, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

The Pride of Nether Alderley – CANCELLED

The Pride of Nether Alderley – CANCELLED

DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS THE LITTER PICK WAS CANCELLED – Please note, future dates will be posted on the website and in the notice boards when they have been confirmed.

Nether Alderley Maintenance and Pride plan another litter pick on:

Saturday 3rd March from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Some volunteers will be going on to the Wizard pub for lunch afterwards and new volunteers are very welcome. Please wear suitable clothing. Rubbish bags will be available and litter picking tools.

Please phone Anne Bale on 01625 582514 for further information.

17. February, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on The Pride of Nether Alderley – CANCELLED

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Cheshire Policing Update

In the past couple of weeks I just wanted to update you with a few matters we have dealt with.

Off road motor vehicles have been highlighted as an ongoing issue in locations where they are not authorised i.e. private land, farm land and protected sites and we are targeting those who choose to ride on these locations. We are not encompassing those who legally ride the authorised routes and we encourage those who do, to continue and enjoy the routes to ensure they remain open. We have had plenty of feedback and meetings from off road organisations encouraging our enforcement, to tackle the few who give legitimate rider/drivers a bad name.

Therefore we have recently had covert off road motorcycles enforcing in the rural areas, and motorcycle seizures have taken place, where offences have been established. Patrols have been upped in known locations and evidence gathering commenced. From this seven offenders were arrested and accompanying motorcycles seized in an operation in Grimsby, Humberside. This goes to show people will travel far and wide to our area, but all goes to show we in turn will travel to them if they commit offences in our area.
We have had some successful court cases recently under the Deer Act and Daytime Poaching. This has all primarily been assisted by You the public reporting suspicious incidents. So thank you, keep reporting to Police.

Vehicles have been seized/ removed off the roads that are linked to hare coursing and poaching offences. Suspicious vehicles entering the Farms we still want to know about, we have recently successfully linked incidents and enquiries are ongoing to highlighted individuals.

Operation Lambswool has been begun reducing livestock attacks and thefts. We have teamed up with Cheshire East Council and Peak District National Park to promote and enforce the issue. We have produced a small number of signs and leaflets should people require. A recent report of a livestock attack was investigated and positively resulted.

Thank you
Ric Walker (PC 4522)
Macclesfield Rural & Wildlife Officer / Macclesfield Police Station
Richard.Walker4522@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

15. February, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Flight Ticket Fraud

Fraudsters are attempting to entice victims who are looking for cheap flights abroad.

Victims have reported booking tickets via websites or a “popular” ticket broker, only to discover that after payment via bank transfer or electronic wire transfer, the tickets/booking references received are counterfeit. In some cases, all communications between the company or broker and the victim have been severed.

Fraudsters are targeting individuals who are seeking to travel to African nations and the Middle East, particularly those wishing to travel in time for popular public and religious holidays.

Prevention Advice:
• Pay safe: Be cautious if you’re asked to pay directly into a private individual’s bank account. Paying by direct bank transfer is like paying by cash – the money is very difficult to trace and is not refundable. Wherever possible, pay by credit card or a debit card.
• Conduct research on any company you’re considering purchasing tickets from; for example, are there any negative reviews or forum posts by previous customers online? Don’t just rely on one review – do a thorough online search to check the company’s credentials.
• Check any company website thoroughly; does it look professional? Are there any spelling mistakes or irregularities? There should be a valid landline phone number and a full postal address so that the company can be contacted. Avoid using the site if there is only a PO Box address and mobile phone number, as it could be difficult to get in touch after you buy tickets. PO Box addresses and mobile phone numbers are easy to change and difficult to trace.
• Be aware that purchasing tickets from a third party, particularly when initial contact has been made via a social media platform can be incredibly risky.
• If tickets to your intended destination appear cheaper than any other vendor, always consider this; if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!
• Look for the logo: Check whether the company is a member of a recognised trade body such as ABTA or ATOL. You can verify membership of ABTA online, at www.abta.com.
• If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Phantom Debt Fraud

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be working under instruction of a court, business or other body and suggest they are recovering funds for a non-existent debt.

The fraudsters are requesting payment, sometimes by bank transfer and if refused, they threaten to visit homes or workplaces in order to recover the supposed debt that is owed. In some cases, the victim is also threatened with arrest. From the reports Action Fraud has received, this type of fraud is presently occurring throughout the UK.

It is important to recognise that there are key differences between the various entities who seek to settle debts or outstanding fees in England and Wales. These differences range from the type of debt they will enforce to the legal powers they possess. To learn more, please take a look at some of the helpful information and links on the Step Change Debt Charity website; https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/debt-collection/bailiffs-and-debt-collectors-differences.aspx

Protect Yourself
• Make vigorous checks if you ever get a cold call. Bailiffs for example, should always be able to provide you with a case number and warrant number, along with their name and the court they are calling from; make a note of all details provided to you.
• If you receive a visit from a bailiff, they must always identify themselves as a Court Bailiff at the earliest possible opportunity. Ask to see their identity card which they must carry to prove who they are, this card shows their photograph and identity number. They will also carry the physical warrant showing the debt and endorsed with a court seal.
• If you work for a business and receive a call or visit, be sure to speak with your manager or business owner first. Never pay the debts yourself on behalf of the business you work for; some fraudsters have suggested employees make payment suggesting they can then be reimbursed by their employer when in reality the debt is non-existent.
• Exercise caution believing someone is genuine because you’ve found something on the internet; fraudsters could easily create fake online profiles to make you believe them.
• Double check with the court, company or public body they claim to work for to confirm whether the call is legitimate; if you use a landline make sure you hear the dialling tone prior to dialling as the caller could still be on the line and you could potentially speak to the fraudster(s) to confirm the non-existent debt. Also be sure to independently search for a telephone number to call; never use a number provided by the caller without carrying out your own research.
• Do not feel rushed or intimidated to make a decision based on a phone call. Take five and listen to your instincts.
• If you know you have a debt, keep in regular contact with your creditor and be sure to establish the debt type at the earliest opportunity if you are not aware. This will help you to understand who might be in contact with you regarding any repayments or arrears.
You can report suspicious calls like these to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfaud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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The Pride of Nether Alderley

The Pride of Nether Alderley

On Saturday 13th January, 11 volunteers met to undertake a litter pick. They covered Artists Lane, Bradford Lane, Sand Lane, Soss Moss Lane, Chelford Road, Nursery Lane and the Congleton Road. Thirteen bags of litter were collected. As always the most densely littered road was Congleton Road particularly the part that is the A34. In addition, another volunteer had done a litter pick on Welsh Row the previous day.

We were surprised by the amount of litter as the last litter pick was only two months previously. The most amusing find was a Captain America toy found face down in a ditch. The weather was very kind to us and we all had an enjoyable time taking in the fresh air!

After the litter pick, eight of us went to the Wizard where we had a very chatty lunch. We were told that in future we would get a discount which was very welcome news!

Our next litter pick will be on Saturday 3rd March which is during the national litter picking weekend. New volunteers are always welcome but please phone Anne on 01625 582514 so that we know to expect you.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Police warn residents following Courier Fraud incidents across Cheshire

Cheshire Police is warning residents across the county not to fall foul of Courier Fraud following reports in Crewe, Nantwich and Chester.

Courier fraud is when the offender cold calls the victim posing as an official such as a police officer or a member of a banks fraud team.

They will instruct the victim to go to their bank and withdraw money. The offender will claim that they are investigating staff at the bank that they need the victim’s help in some kind of undercover operation, for example they may claim that bank staff are handing out counterfeit bank notes and they need the victim to withdraw money so that it can be examined.

The offender will then send a courier to collect the money from the victim.
There are many variations of this scam, which may involve the victim handing over bank cards or high value items.

In one recent incident, a Crewe elderly couple were contacted by an offender posing as a Greater Manchester Police Officer. He told the victims that people had been accessing their bank account using blank cards and instructed them to withdraw money which was to be handed to a courier using a password system.

DC Liz Rankin said: “Over 5,000 pounds sterling and 2,000 euros was handed over to a man who called at their home. The victims described the offender as about 5’2″-5’3″ with dark skin and straight black hair. He was of slim build and aged around 20-years-old.”

If you have any information please contact DC Liz Rankin from Crewe CID on 101 quoting incident number 516 of 4 January 2018. Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Here’s some advice on how to avoid the scam:

– The police will never ask you to become part of an undercover investigation or for you to withdraw cash and hand it to them for safe-keeping.

– Be wary of any calls, texts or emails purporting to be from the police asking for your personal or financial details, or for you to transfer money

– If you are approached, or feel something is suspicious, hang up the phone and don’t reply.

– Then report it to police on 101, Action Fraud and your bank on their advertised number.

Visit www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk for more advice on how to stay safe from scams.

Message Sent By: Daniel Millington (Police, Media Officer, HQ Digital Communications)

 

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The Pride of Nether Alderley

The Pride of Nether Alderley

Nether Alderley Maintenance and Pride plan another litter pick on:

Saturday 13th January from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Some volunteers will be going on to the Wizard pub for lunch afterwards and new volunteers are very welcome. Please wear suitable clothing. Rubbish bags will be available and litter picking tools.

Please phone Anne Bale on 01625 582514 for further information.

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18th Annual Christmas Tree Collection

Volunteers are urging people to support our local hospice and make every tree count this Christmas.

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The 18th annual Christmas Tree Collection will take place on the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January when an army of volunteers will be collecting your pre-booked trees.
In January 2017, the Christmas Tree Collection raised over £114,000 to help East Cheshire Hospice meet its fundraising need for £7,500 per day to cover running costs. This broke the previous record of £102,000.
Over 7000 individual collections were made using 40 vehicles. The collection was staffed by more than 300 volunteers and resulted in over 72 tonnes of trees being recycled.
The East Cheshire Hospice Christmas Tree Collection, which was awarded a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service last year, is believed to be the world’s largest, volunteer led, Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Scheme. Since 2001 nearly £800,000 has been donated to East Cheshire Hospice by supporters of the Christmas Tree Collection.
Richard Raymond, one of the organisers, said “The East Cheshire Hospice Christmas Tree Collection is a simple idea which works on the principle of save all that mess in your car by having your Christmas tree collected in return for a small donation. You book in, the volunteers will collect and recycle your old tree and collect your donation to the Hospice – no mess and no worries!”
New for this year, you can now donate online when registering your tree, which organisers say is a big help for their administration.
However, if you wish to place your donation on the tree, as in previous years, this is still possible. Register here to leave your donation on the tree.
If you’re not having a real tree this year but wish to support the collection in this the Hospice’s 30th anniversary year, click here.
The closing date for collection requests is midnight on Wednesday 10th January.
There is no minimum donation but volunteers request that you please give generously to support the Hospice, its patients and their families.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Message Sent By
Hannah Jackson (Police, Community Support Worker, MACC Beat C)

Here are some top tips to keep you and your presents safe this Christmas:

1. Ensure windows and doors are locked and secure

2. Store presents out of sight

3. Switch lights on when you are out

4. Avoid advertising your presents on Social Media

5. Request signature confirmation for packages or have a trusted neighbour look after them

 

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Message sent by
Ric Walker (Police Rural & Wildlife, PC, Macclesfield LPU Wilmslow Knutsford Beat Mgmt Rural & Wildlife)

Some of you may be aware that there is a current scam circulating, for those who don’t, please read on. As always let me know of any that you believe we should know about. Thanks Ric.
PC 4522 Walker
Richard.walker4522@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

Farmers Grant Fraud Alert

Payment Diversion Fraud
The purpose of this alert is to provide knowledge and prevention advice to farmers in order to protect themselves from falling victim to ‘Payment Diversion Fraud’. CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) payments are expected to be paid to farmers in December 2017. Information on last year’s payments are easily obtained via the government website allowing fraudsters to know when and how much potential targets will receive.

Fraudsters who purport to be a trusted senior colleague or established customer may request that you change their direct debit, standing order or amend a bank transfer so that the payment can be diverted to a bank account which is in control of the fraudster. Fraudsters will often make the request under the pretence of a highly sensitive or urgent transaction.

Contact is made via phone, letter but most commonly via email (personal or work address) used by the organisation or employee (which has either been spoofed or hacked). The fraudster then provides bank account details into which the monies should be paid.

PROTECTION AND PREVENTION ADVICE:
• Ensure all staff, not just finance teams are aware of this fraud.
• Always verify email payment changes to financial agreements with the organisation directly using established contact details you have on file. If called ask the caller to give you a main switchboard number for you to be routed back to them. Alternatively, hang up and call them back using established contact details you have on file.
• Have a system in place which allows staff to properly verify contact from their CEO or senior members of staff; for example having two points of contact so that the staff can check that the instruction which they have received from their CEO is legitimate.
• Always review requests to change ‘one off’ payment requests. Check for inconsistencies or grammatical errors, such as a misspelt company name or a slightly different email address. Ensure computer systems are secure and that antivirus software is up to date.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Nether Alderley Parish Councillors would like to wish all their residents

a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Message sent by
Ric Walker (Police Rural & Wildlife, PC, Macclesfield LPU Wilmslow Knutsford Beat Mgmt Rural & Wildlife)

A suspect was interviewed last night in regards to an incident of sheep worrying at Macclesfield Forest. This highlights that such cases are taken seriously and where evidence is available we will investigate. Information and evidence provided by the public assisted in identifying the offender(s), THANK YOU.

Please keep the information coming, you are our eyes and ears.

Many Thanks

Ric Walker
Rural and Wildlife Officer – Macclesfield Police Station.
Richard .Walker4522@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Message sent by
Gary Fulton (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Knutsford PCSO)

Newsletter
December 2017

Hello All,
In brief what has happened in the month of November. We had a very good Bonfire night with reports of anti-social behaviour down on the previous year. Officers have made arrests with one male arrested in connection with 6 thefts an incident of fraud and various driving offences. Op Legionnaire, the road traffic operation, closed with 17 prosecutions, 4 arrests and 6 vehicle seizures making our roads a safer place. One male was sentenced to 200 hours for a racially aggravated public order offence and we are continuing to explore and build a picture of drug related activity in the Knutsford area. We have also been involved with our partners Trading Standards on a joint OP to tackle Rogue Traders that have been operating in Knutsford.

December will prove equally as busy with the Christmas period which will involve hi-vis patrols of the town centre and working with local pubs to make sure Christmas celebrations go smoothly.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas from us all at Knutsford.

Report for November:
• 1/11 Attempted Burglary – Lillybrook Dr, Knutsford
• 3/11 Criminal Damage – Middle Walk, Knutsford
• 4/11 Theft from a Motor Vehicle – Marthall Lane, Ollerton
• 4/11 Theft from a Motor Vehicle – Buckingham Dr, Knutsford
• 4/11 Theft From a Motor Vehicle – School Lane, Ollerton
• 6/11 Criminal Damage – Sandlebridge Rise, Little Warford
• 8/11 Criminal Damage – Chelford Rd, Knutsford
• 8/11 Criminal Damage – Mobberley Rd, Knutsford
• 9/11 Criminal Damage – Sandlebridge Rise, Little Warford
• 9/11 Criminal Damage – Withers Lane, High Legh
• 10/11 Criminal Damage – Town Lane, Mobberley
• 10/11 Theft from Motor Vehicle – Knutsford Rd, Chelford
• 11/11 Burglary – Middlewich Rd, Toft
• 11/11 Criminal Damage – Middle Walk, Knutsford
• 12/11 Theft from Motor Vehicle –Middlewich Rd, Toft
• 15/11 Criminal Damage – Longridge, Knutsford
• 17/11 Criminal Damage – Lovat Dr, Knutsford
• 17/11 Theft from Motor Vehicle – Fanners Lane, High Legh
• 17/11 Burglary – King St, Knutsford
• 18/11 Theft from Motor Vehicle – Chester Rd, Tabley
• 20/11 Burglary – Wolfe Close, Knutsford
• 20/11 Criminal Damage – Town lane, Mobberley
• 21/11 Theft from Motor Vehicle – Warrington Rd, Mere
• 25/11 Burglary – Chester Rd, Plumley
• 27/11 Burglary – Mobberley Rd, Knutsford
• 28/11 Burglary – Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley
• 28/11 Burglary (garage) – The Orchards, Pickmere
• 28/11 Criminal Damage – Southfields, Knutsford

 

Remember to check Cheshire police’s website for any further information you may require, or alternatively pop into our station which is open Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm. If you need to report anything please call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

How To Shop Online Safely

  • Check the web address?
    Always check you’re on the correct website. Criminals can set up fake websites that have a similar design and web address to the genuine site.
  • Is it a secure connection?
    Web pages you enter personal or financial details into should display a locked padlock sign and have a web address that starts with https. This means your connection to the website is secure.
  • Phishing
    Don’t click on links or attachments within unsolicited emails. The number of online shopping related phishing emails increases significantly during the holiday period.
  • Bank transfers
    65% of Action Fraud reports during the 2016 Christmas period were linked to online auction sites. Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.

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Pride of Nether Alderley

Pride of Nether Alderley

The Pride of Nether Alderley had a successful litter pick on Saturday morning. The weather was very kind to the eight volunteers who picked up litter along Congleton Road, Sand Lane, Welsh Row, Soss Moss Lane, Chelford Road and Nursery Lane. In all eight very heavy bags of litter were collected; mainly bottles, cans and food wrappings but two of the volunteers found used nappies. Afterwards five of the volunteers went to The Wizard for drinks and food.

The next litter pick will be on Saturday 13th January 2018 when hopefully much of the undergrowth will have died down.

New volunteers are very welcome! If you have a couple of hours to spare and you would like to join us we meet at the Church carpark.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Message sent by
Gary Fulton (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Knutsford)

Burglary overnight on Middlewich Rd in Toft, if you have seen or heard anything please contact 101 and quote incident number 229 11/11/2017

If you also see anything suspicious in general in your area please do contact 101 so we can respond immediately.

Also please make sure your own property is secure, follow the link for useful tips in making your property secure

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure accommodation.

Individuals registering with job seeking websites or searching for jobs on The Student Room website are being contacted by bogus recruitment companies/businesses asking them to complete application and interview forms which request personal details and banking details, as well as copies of identity documents.

In some instances the applicant is invited along for interview, either in person or over the phone, to make the process look as legitimate as possible. This is impacting on students and graduates looking for work both in the UK and overseas. Some job seekers, as well as divulging personal details, have paid money to the fraudsters in order to secure a bogus rental property alongside the job offer.

How to protect yourself:

• Check emails and documents from the recruiter for poor spelling and grammar – this is often a sign that fraudsters are at work.
• If visa fees are mentioned, ask the embassy representing the country where you believe you will be working how to obtain a visa and how much it costs. Check that the answers the potential employer or recruiter gave you are the same – if they’re not, it may be a sign of fraud.
• Carry out thorough research to confirm that the organisation offering you the job actually exists. If it does exist, contact the organisation directly using contact details obtained through your own research or their website to confirm the job offer is genuine.

What to do if you’re a victim:

• If you think your bank details have been compromised or if you believe you have been defrauded contact your bank immediately.
• Stop all communication with the ‘agency’ but make a note of their details and report it to Action Fraud.
• Warn the operators of the job website you used that their site is being used by fraudsters.
• If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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Pride of Nether Alderley

Pride of Nether Alderley

Please see below the future dates for litter picking throughout the Parish:

 

Saturday 18th November 2017 – 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 13th January 2018 – 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 3rd March 2018 – 11.00 a.m.

 

If you have a couple of hours to spare and you would like to join us we meet at the Church carpark.

Afterwards we reward ourselves with a quick lunch at The Wizard pub!!

Please join us – we are always looking for more team members!

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Community First Meeting

Community First Meeting

PCSO Emma Darroch will be holding a

Community First Meeting

at

Nether Alderley Parish Hall

on

Saturday 25th November 2017
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

Any questions or concerns?
Any local issues?
Please drop in and have your say!

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Rescheduled: Gully Emptying Operation

Rescheduled: Gully Emptying Operation

The Parish Council has been informed by Cheshire East Highways of an amendment to the scheduled highway gully cleansing programme which should have taken place in September have now been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.
The gully emptying operations are due to commence on the 4th October 2017 for 7 days and are programmed to be completed on the 12th October 2017.

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Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order

Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order

Dog fouling and dog control – a consistent approach across Cheshire East

We are considering introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) across the Cheshire East borough to help us tackle dog fouling and dog control more effectively. We know that most dog owners are responsible and we thank them for their continued support in helping to keep our public areas clean.

Dog controls the PSPO would introduce The PSPO would introduce two main requirements:

 – To ban dog fouling in all public places. 

– To allow authorised officers to tell a dog owner/walker to put and keep their dog on a lead if necessary, for example,

if their dog was showing aggressive behaviour.

We are asking for your views on the proposed PSPO for dog control and dog fouling across Cheshire East.

How you can get involved with the consultation

You can complete our consultation using the link below.

Further information and a link to the survey can also be found on our website homepage www.cheshireeast.gov.uk under “have your say”.

To request a paper copy or to complete the survey over the telephone, please contact Cheshire East Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team on either: 0300 123 50 30 or by e-mailing us on safer@cheshireeast.gov.uk.

This consultation will run for four weeks from 12 noon Tuesday 12 September to 12 noon Tuesday 10 October 2017.

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Gully Emptying Operation

Gully Emptying Operation

Cheshire East Highways have advised the Parish Council that gully emptying operations are due to commence on the 31st August 2017 for 8 days and are programmed to be completed on the 8th September 2017.

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Civic Service – Sunday 7th July 2017

An uplifting and special annual Civic Service in July was attended by two Nether Alderley Parish Councillors at Alderley Edge Methodist Church, as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations. The Reverent Ben Clowes who lead the service assisted by Rev. Jane Parry, was to leave at the end of the month after ten years and his commitment, warmth and exuberance will be much missed.

The service was a celebration of the local vibrant community in Alderley Edge and included singing from Alderley Edge Community Choir and Alderley Edge Parish Council and St Pius’s Church represented with readings and prayers.
As an original gesture Reverent Clowes enthused over his liking for Costa Coffee in the village and all the congregation received a coffee bean to take away as a reminder to be positive and proactive whenever possible in the local community. A novel idea which everyone liked!

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Alderley Edge Luncheon Club – Volunteers needed!

Alderley Edge Luncheon Club – Volunteers needed!

Are you free on a Tuesday or Thursday?

If so you may be interested in helping to prepare a tasty meal for senior citizens at Alderley Edge Luncheon Club (LC).

Volunteers usually undertake one duty each month and parking is available at the Methodist Church where the meal is served. We have both male and female volunteers; we also have roles for non-cooks!

Please call Anne on 01625 582514 or email her on annebale@goggs.co.uk for more information.

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Red Telephone Kiosk, Bradford Lane

Red Telephone Kiosk, Bradford Lane

Although there are strict guidelines on how the telephone kiosk can be used, the Parish Council would welcome any thoughts that local residents might have which would benefit the community. Ultimately, if no suggestions are forthcoming, the kiosk can remain simply as a heritage feature for all to enjoy!

Please contact the Clerk if you have any suggestions or if you notice any problems with the kiosk or any maintenance issues:

Email: clerk.napc@gmail.com
Tel.: 07717 244 537

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Parish Councillor Vacancy

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Nether Alderley Parish Council is looking to co-opt a Parish Councillor to fill a vacancy on the Parish Council.

Any person interested in serving as a Parish Councillor should contact the Clerk for further information and to request an application form.

Details of eligibility can be found on the Electoral Commission website or by contacting the Clerk.

 Application forms should be returned to the Clerk by Friday 30th June 2017

 

Barbara Thorpe

Clerk to Nether Alderley Parish Council

clerk.napc@gmail.com

07717 244 537

 

Closing date Friday 30th June 2017

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General Election 2017: Esther McVey wins Tatton seat

General Election 2017: Esther McVey wins Tatton seat

Esther McVey, the former Employment Minister, has been elected as the new MP for Tatton with 58.6% of the vote and an overall majority of 14,787. The turnout was 72.4% in what is historically a Tory stronghold.

Speaking ahead of her win the former MP for Wirral West, who lost her seat in the 2015 General Election, said she would be honoured to represent Tatton and vowed to work hard in Westminster to be a strong local voice on the issues that matter to local people.

Esther said “My priorities are be to ensure young people in Tatton get the best start in life. I will also be a champion for local businesses across the constituency and fight to ensure the protection of our beautiful countryside.”

Esther McVey was up against Independent candidate Quentin Abel, Green Party candidate Nigel Hennerley, Labour candidate Sam Rushworth and Liberal Democrat candidate Gareth Wilson.
2017 General Election Results: Tatton constituency

Conservative Majority 14,487 – 58.6%, Turnout 48,092 – 72.4%

Candidate                                                  Votes          % share
Esther McVey – Conservative Party          28,764          58.6%
Sam Rushworth – Labour Party                13,977          28.5%
Gareth Wilson – Liberal Democrat Party   4,431             9%
Nigel Hennerley – Green Party                  1,024            2.1%
Quentin Abel – Independent                       920              1.9%

Esther McVey replaces George Osborne who announced in April that he was quitting as MP for Tatton after being appointed editor of the Evening Standard. He was elected in June 2001, replacing Martin Bell to become the youngest Conservative MP in the House of Commons.

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Vacancy for a Councillor

Vacancy for a Councillor

There is a vacancy for a Councillor in the Parish of Nether Alderley.

An election to fill the vacancy will be held if ten electors for the said Electoral area give notice to the Returning Officer requesting such an election within 14 days (excluding Saturdays Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday) of the date of this notice, Tuesday 16th May 2017.

The address of the Returning Officer is:

The Returning Officer

Cheshire East Council

Westfields

Middlewich Road

Sandbach  CW11 1HZ

 

 If no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

 

For further advice on procedure please call the Elections Office at Cheshire East Council 01270 685922

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The Pride of Nether Alderley

The Pride of Nether Alderley

Once again the Pride of Nether Alderley volunteers have been out in the parish collecting litter and making our lanes clean, tidy and rubbish free!!

The Parish Council would like to thank Anne Bale and her team for all their hard work on behalf of all the residents as their efforts are much appreciated.  At this time of the year when all the lovely daffodils are coming through it is great to be litter free to just enjoy the bulbs that the group planted a few years ago.

There were 6 volunteers on this occasion and 9 large bags of rubbish collected. Other members of the group who couldn’t make the morning have collected independently. As always, a sandwich lunch was enjoyed afterwards at the Wizard pub!!

If you wish to join in with future litter picking, the group is always looking for more volunteers and any help is greatly appreciated. Please contact Anne Bale on 01625 582514.

                           Many thanks to all involved and we hope you all enjoy what Spring brings!

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We Love Yew –  a new Yew tree in Nether Alderley

We Love Yew – a new Yew tree in Nether Alderley

Nether Alderley Parish Council celebrates Britain’s ancient yews

Nether Alderley Parish Council has planted a yew tree propagated from an ancient tree over a thousand years old as part of The Conservation Foundation’s We Love Yew campaign to protect Britain’s ancient yew heritage. The young yew is one of 800 being planted across Britain to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, when it is thought the Ankerwycke yew provided shelter for King John during its sealing at Runnymede.

Great Britain has one of the world’s greatest collections of ancient yews, all far older than the Magna Carta and, often being among the oldest living thing in the landscape, can each tell their own story.

The We Love Yew campaign aims to raise awareness of Britain’s yew tree heritage, encourage better management for yews and regenerate the population.

Yew tree 3     Yew tree 8

 

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Nether Alderley Parish Council Chair’s Report, 2016

Nether Alderley Parish Council Chair’s Report, 2016

Nether Alderley Parish Council Chair’s Report May 2016

I think it is fair to say that when I joined the Parish Council in 2011 I had no idea of all the issues that affected such a small parish. I soon realised just how busy a year in the life of the Parish Council could be and my first year as Chair has been no exception.

The year started with an election process for all Councillors and with the resignation of 2 highly esteemed Councillors – Alan Clarke as Chairman and Sandra Reynolds – both of whom had been long term Councillors. As a result we were able to welcome 2 new Councillors – Yvonne Bentley and Jacquie Wilkinson who joined the team and have worked hard in their first year in many areas.

Apart from all the usual general duties involved in the running of the Parish Council there have been in excess of 30 planning applications that have come before us during the course of the year but of course the most significant application for the Parish was the outline application for the development of Alderley Park. During the course of 2015 there were many on-going discussions and presentations between the Parish Council and Bruntwood/MSP and the community. As everyone will be aware by now an outline planning permission has been granted and as part of that permission we were able to secure a significant amount of money via a S106 contribution for the benefit of the Parish Hall and for this we are very grateful. This has enabled us to address the issue of the refurbishment required to the Parish Hall in order to make our community facility fit for purpose for the next generation. The hall is owned in part by the Parish Council and in part by the Church and a working group has been formed to progress a plan of action. Although we have a very good start money wise with the S106 money we will need to secure additional funding but it is a very exciting project for the Parish. Members of the Bruntwood team are continuing to help us with the project and we welcome their contribution and their involvement as new members of our growing community and the Parish Council looks forward to working with them in the future. We also welcome members of the community to join the working group who can bring valuable skills that we will require.

As a result of the Parish Plan that we produced in 2014 we are pushing very hard for road safety and highways improvements particularly along the stretch of the old A34 by the school. A sub group of the Parish Plan – Safety and Security which is headed by Martyn Bale – has continued to work tirelessly over the last 12 months and together with the School, Cheshire East Highways department are much closer to getting road safety measures put in place. The first signs of this will be that Welsh Row and Sand Lane will have a speed reduction to 40 miles per hour, and the school will benefit from a 20 mph restriction with appropriate lighting at school times which hopefully should be in place within the next 6 weeks. Further measures are being looked at such as speed cameras, road markings etc and we will keep the parish up to date with these as and when. There is a willingness from all parties involved to develop a scheme that will provide safety for user of the school and the roads of the Parish and I am sure everyone will welcome this. I would like to thank Martyn for all his efforts in helping to make our parish safer, and the officers from Cheshire East for their support.

Whilst on the subject of road safety I would like to give a special thanks to our Ward Councillor George Walton for his continuing efforts, and indeed his achievement of getting the speed limits on all the main roads in the area reduced to a 50 mile per hour. This has been a complicated project but is now in place and hopefully it will make our main roads much safer for travel not only in Nether Alderley but throughout his ward. George works very closely with us as a Parish Council, he attends nearly all our meetings and I thank him for his input and support on many of the projects that we are involved with for the benefit of our community.

Another sub group of the Parish Plan is the Pride of Nether Alderley Group which continues to help keep the parish looking clean and tidy with regular road sign washing and litter picking sessions over all the Parish. The last session was done in conjunction with the national Clean for the Queen campaign to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday. Photos of the event can be seen on our website and I would like to thank all the members of the group for their efforts. It is an extremely friendly and enthusiastic group and if anyone would like to join in and give a couple of hours litter picking the reward is lunch at the Wizard afterwards. The group was responsible for the planting of the daffodil bulbs in 2014 and I think you will all agree that they have been a great display again this year and cheer up the Parish for us all no end.

Another area that we are well on with improving is the Nether Alderley roundabout. We have had many discussions as to how we can enhance this and add colour. Again Highways and Cheshire East are working with us and hopefully in the next couple of months we should be able to see the beginnings of the improvements. The plan is to remove the trees, mound the soil and reseed the grass in the first instance. We have heard very recently that Bruntwood/ MSP have offered to work alongside us to bring this roundabout to life and to help with the on-going maintenance and their involvement will be much appreciated. We are very grateful for the co-operation and help that the Highways department at Cheshire East is giving to help us achieve our goal to improve this landmark which we see as a Gateway to our rural parish.

Last year we took delivery of a 3 year old Yew tree sapling derived from a 1000 year old tree as part of the Conservation Foundation in commemoration of the Magna Carta ‘I love yew’ campaign. This has now been planted in the new burial ground and more details and photos are on our website. As many of you will know our burial ground has been maintained and tended by Norman Moore for many years now and I would like to give a special thanks to him on behalf of the Council for all his hard work and efforts. The burial ground is maintained to a very high standard that is much appreciated by both the Parish Council, the Church and all the relatives who visit their loved ones.

I can also report that the Parish Council has now officially adopted the telephone kiosk at the bottom of Bradford Lane. This again has been a lengthy and drawn out process but we are finally there. Future use for the kiosk has not yet been determined but it is good that we have been able to acquire it for the future and heritage of the Parish.

The Parish Council gave a contribution towards a defibrillator that has been purchased by and based at the Primary School and is available for the benefit of the community. I believe that there will be the opportunity for the community to receive training and education on how to use it in the near future.

Over many years we have watched the workings of Mere Farm Sand Quarry which have now been completed and the five year restoration and landscaping programme has begun. The Parish Council has had a representative on the Liaison Committee which has kept us up to date with it’s progress and has given a platform to address any issues that have arisen. We understand that this area is to become a nature reserve when fully restored.

Our Clerk Penny continues to operate and maintain the updating of our website and we aim to be able to give you as much information as possible via this and our noticeboards. We also have a database of email addresses that we can use for Parish updates and of course we welcome more names to join this list. I would like to thank her for all the input that this requires and to anyone who has sent articles or photos for the benefit of us all.

The Parish Council has decided to take part in Operation Shield that has been introduced to us by Knutsford Police Force. This is a home security marking system and although we are in the early stages of being able to make this available to the Parish we have taken delivery of an initial amount of packs to enable us to present this scheme to all residents in the near future should they wish to take part.

Another organisation that has been introduced and presented to us very recently is a Foundation called Life Links who provide personal help to adults in the community in areas where they need a little help. More information about this organisation can be found on our website and notice boards.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow Parish Councillors who work alongside me and have worked hard in what I think you will agree has been a very busy year in the life of the Parish. There has been an enormous amount of meetings over the last year and all the Councillors have represented the Council in many ways and without their input and hard work we would not be able to achieve all the projects that we have on-going. They have given me a great deal of support in my first year as Chair and for this I am very grateful.

Penny our Clerk continues to work and guide us in all aspects of the running of the Parish Council and has also been a tremendous support to me over the past year. It is with great sadness that I have to report that Penny will be leaving us in July. She has been the Clerk for 13 years and I am sure that all past Chairman and Councillors as well as the present ones would like to join me in thanking her for all that she has done for us and for the Parish during her time with us. She will be greatly missed but of course we wish her all the best for the future.

Thank you

Jenny Shufflebottom

If you are a resident of Nether Alderley and would like to be included on the mailing list, to receive occasional communications from the Parish Council about local matters, please e-mail the Clerk: clerk.napc@btinternet.com

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Life Links Cheshire East – providing support to people in the Cheshire East community

Life Links Cheshire East – providing support to people in the Cheshire East community

Nether Alderley Parish Council has received the following information from the organisation Life Links Cheshire East:

Do you, or does someone you know, need support to stay healthy and maintain independence? If so, get in touch with Life Links to see if we can help.

This free service is here to help people in the Cheshire East community make the most of life.

Delivered by Peaks & Plains Housing Trust and Age UK Cheshire East, Life Links is here to help people of all ages make the most out of services in their community.

We work with you on a one-to-one basis and give advice and support specifically tailored to your needs. We can:

• Help you get involved in local groups and activities in your community.

• Help you learn to use computers, laptops and tablets to help you keep in touch with friends and family.

• Work with you to prevent minor health conditions from becoming a major problem.

• Provide advice and information on home adaptations and equipment to help you live independently in your own home.

Please see the information leaflet here

Call 0808 281 1052

Email info@lifelinksce.org

Visit www.lifelinksce.org

 

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Cheshire Police Alert – keep informed about what’s happening in your area

Cheshire Police Alert – keep informed about what’s happening in your area

The Parish Council has been advised by the police Inspector for the Knutsford area, that Cheshire Police has introduced a new system to keep people informed of crime and policing issues.

Cheshire Constabulary explains the new system, as follows:

Cheshire Police Alert is the community messaging system brought to you by Cheshire Constabulary and servicing the whole of Cheshire.

By registering with Cheshire Police Alert, you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice – direct to you as an e-mail, mobile text or voice message.

Registering with this site is completely free, and not only allows you to receive messages about your local area, but also allows you to feed back information to your local policing teams to help them better police your neighbourhood.

You can register via the Cheshire Police Alert website.

The Cheshire Police Alert website can be accessed through the www.cheshire.police.uk website

The Cheshire Police Alert link can be found at the bottom right hand corner of the Cheshire Police homepage

 

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Warford and Marthall Local History website

Warford and Marthall Local History website

A local history website, focusing on the Great Warford and Marthall areas, has been set up by Claire Moores.

Claire writes:

I have been researching the villages of Warford and Marthall for many years, searching archives, collecting photographs and studying maps. A fascinating part of this research has also been documenting the personal stories and memories of inhabitants, which have bought the areas recent past to life. Having grown up in Great Warford and attended Nether Alderley Primary School, I continue to maintain close links with both villages, and I hope this new website may be of interest to others.

If anyone has any photographs, information or stories about Warford or Marthall they would be happy to share, or just let me know what you think of the site, please drop me an email: claire@warfordhistory.co.uk

 The website can be visited at www.warfordhistory.co.uk

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Homewatch advice for protecting your property

Homewatch advice for protecting your property

Jane Thirsk, Police Homewatch Officer, has kindly provided some advice about protecting sheds, gardens and the rear of properties from theft.

Please see her advice, below:

Theft of garden equipment is a growing menace.

• Put away all tools and equipment and ensure that all outside sheds and store cupboards are securely locked when not in use.

• Bring the tools inside if you do not have a garden shed or outbuilding.

. Chain ladders to a non moveable structure

• Use plant protection – such as thorny shrubs. Install outside security lighting which comes on automatically.

• If you have a burglar alarm, why not extend it to cover outbuildings and sheds?

• Photograph valuable garden plants or ornaments.

• Mark your property with your postcode. This makes stolen property easier to trace and it can be positively identified as yours.

• Check that your household insurance policy covers theft from your garden and outbuildings.

. Use gravel or the like around your pathways to make your garden a noisy garden

. Use a lock on side gates to make it harder for intruders to enter your garden

. If you are going away inform a neighbour and ask them to keep an eye on the place

Don’t leave valuable property in a shed or garage that is either unlocked or so run-down that it’s no obstacle to a thief. If you suspect it might not stand up to attack by a thief then don’t leave valuable items inside, such as your lawnmower or bicycle.

Fit decent locks to your shed door. The fittings should be bolted through the shed door and reinforced at the back with a steel plate. Any hasp should have concealed screws.

Padlocks used externally should be no less than 6cm wide and made of hardened steel. A “closed shackle” type is best, as thieves cannot get the likes of a crowbar through the shackle to break it. The locks themselves should have no less than five pins.

For sheds that have exterior door hinges – replace existing screws with security screws. They are designed so that they cannot be unscrewed once they are screwed in. Or alternatively bolted through as with the door lock.

Chicken wire or welded metal grilles fixed to the inside of shed windows with wooden or steel batons will deter the burglar.

If your gardening equipment or tools are especially valuable, consider using special security devices inside your shed or garage. Items can be locked down using chains through eyebolts secured to the floor or walls. There are a number of specialist systems available for this purpose.

Consider fitting security cages inside sheds or garages and keep valuable equipment inside them. It’s well worth locking down ladders and tools that could be used to break into your house. Best not to encourage an opportunistic thief.

Mark all your garden equipment and tools with your postcode and house number/name.

Finally, check with your household insurance company that your policy includes cover for items stored in garages, sheds and outbuildings and remember, if you fail to put your equipment away or lock-up, your insurance company probably won’t pay up anyway.

Your garden, as well as your house, has valued possessions that thieves would love to steal. It also has equipment that could help them break into your house.

Most burglars are lazy. They look for easy ways of getting into a house or garden. By taking a few simple precautions you can reduce the risk of being burgled and make your house and garden more secure.

Jane Thirsk

Watch Officer

Cheshire Police

 

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Mill Wheels begin to grind at Nether Alderley Mill

Mill Wheels begin to grind at Nether Alderley Mill

MILL WHEELS BEGIN TO GRIND AT NETHER ALDERLEY MILL

An 18 month conservation project carried out by the National Trust means that Nether Alderley Mill has now been returned to working order.

This ancient corn mill, parts of which date back to the 16th century, sits on the site of an original mill of c 1391 and is one of only four virtually complete corn mills surviving in Cheshire.

Phyllis Bayley, Project Manager for the restoration says: “It’s been fantastic watching the mill slowly coming back to life.

We’ve had some amazing moments during the restoration and conservation work: for example when we removed the mill’s 200 ton giant roof we discovered, thanks to the light coming in, a collection of graffiti, some of which dated back to the early 18th century and more recently the 1960s; not to mention being able to see the amazing structure of the building in full daylight which was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“We would like to thank York based architects Wiles and Maguire Ltd and conservation building contractors Lambert Walker for their superb work on the Mill project, together with specialist millwrights from the Norfolk Mills’ Alliance – who are experts in ancient corn mills – and who have worked to restore the mill machinery to ensure it’s fit for purpose”.

Mrs Beryl Bardsley is the grand-daughter of the last milling family to work at the Mill before it closed in 1939. Her grandfather, John Hog Rawlins was given the mill in 1884 as a wedding present from his father, the miller at Great Warford Mill. John continued to run the mill until he died in 1924 when his sons John (Beryl’s father) and Ernest took over until the mill closed in 1939.

Beryl says: “I think it’s wonderful that the mill has now reopened. I have many fond memories of visiting my father and uncle whilst they were working there. I can remember Uncle Ernest allowing me to test the flour – it felt like warm silk in my hands. I’m sure my grandfather would have been very pleased if he’d known that the milling tradition at Nether Alderley is now alive and well”.

Nether Alderley Mill is being manned entirely by National Trust volunteers. George Mcadams is one of four Trust volunteers who recently undertook a Milling course organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). He now demonstrates grinding flour at the Mill.

“Nether Alderley was worked by a long line of country millers over several centuries at a time when the miller was a man of substance” says George.

“ His status in the village community would be equivalent to that of a prosperous farmer. Having completed a course on milling, I feel it’s brought me much closer to understanding the day to day life of the miller here at Nether Alderley, which I can share with our visitors. It’s amazing to think that I and my fellow millers are continuing a milling tradition which goes back centuries”.

Amanda Lunt, Heritage Manager for the Mill says: “Unfortunately the flour currently being ground at the mill is not yet of sufficient standard for human consumption. However we hope this will be the case in future. In the meantime the flour is not wasted – it all goes to goes to Croftland Nursery in Styal for duck and chicken feed.”

Nether Alderley Mill is open for the new season every Sat, Sun and Thurs – Sun, 1pm – 4.30pm until 3rd November. Visits are by guided tour only and these are available on a timed basis on arrival. Access is limited to 14 people at any one time.

Disabled parking is available in front of the mill. By kind permission of the Rector, limited parking (15 spaces max) is available in the nearby church car park, but please note priority is given to those attending church services.

 Nether Alderley Mill – information

Nether Alderley Mill played a central role in its community since the 14th century, providing the crucial flour-grinding service that kept the whole of Nether Alderley fed.

Nether Alderley Mill is a unique example of a triple overshot waterwheel system. The present mill machinery dates from the 19th century, as the original Elizabethan milling equipment would have been made from fruit wood and has long since deteriorated.

The earliest mention of the mill dates back to 1391, although very little is known of this early building and no trace of the machinery survives.

The lower part of the present mill dates to the 16th century, about which time it became the manorial mill of the Stanley family, and was built using local red sandstone. The upper section of the mill was added in the mid-eighteenth century, and its sweeping slate roof, which weighs around 200 tons is supported by an oak frame inside.

With the Repeal of the Corn Laws and later with the introduction of steam power and cheap transport, the trade in milling flour declined.

Shortly after 1939 the mill machinery at Nether Alderley had become so derelict that it could no longer be worked and the building remained derelict and unusable until, after the Second World War, the then owner, Mr J.A. Shelmerdine, presented the mill to the National Trust in 1950.

The Trust carried out repairs to the roof and other parts of the building, and the machinery was restored to working condition in 1967 by Dr Cyril Boucher.

For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nether-alderley-mill

Restoring Nether Alderley Mill:

from 2008 until 2013, Nether Alderley Mill was closed for crucial restoration work to its unique roof. Over the years the great weight of the locally-sourced roof, around 300 tons, had warped its timber frame, causing it to sink and become potentially unsafe. To carry out the restoration work we needed to employ specialist tradesmen with skills appropriate to the age of the building; stonemasons, millwrights, carpenters and joiners.

Behind a giant tent of plastic sheets and scaffold poles we carefully removed the entire roof. We wanted to reuse as many of the original slates as possible so

they were carefully numbered as each one was removed. Next, every single roof beam was painstakingly assessed to work out where repairs were needed and, if necessary, replacements were to be put in. Finally each roof tile, fitted with a new hand carved oak peg was returned to its original location, like a giant three dimensional jigsaw puzzle.

The mill really comes to life when the waterwheels are turning and the millstones are grinding. While the roof was off we restored all the internal machinery; a team of millwrights replaced the buckets, axles and spokes on the waterwheels, the teeth on the gear wheels and refurbished the millstones and the mechanism around it so that we can once again mill grain.

 Article contributed by The National Trust

 

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Jubilee Bench

Jubilee Bench

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                                     OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                                                                                                          A new bench, commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year,  has been put in place near the junction of Welsh Row with Congleton Road. The Parish Council hopes that it will be of benefit to the local community and visitors to the area.

The Parish Council is grateful to the Cheshire East Council’s Highways department and ‘Community Gang’, who fixed the bench in place.

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