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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Dog Walking – Reminder Please

Please be mindful. If you are exercising your dog and following Government advice by staying local, please remember other people might not like or are afraid of dogs. You can walk a dog along footpaths but it must be under control at all times.

– Ensure your dogs are secure and on a lead when around livestock (even if they are in the field next to you)

– Keep your dog close so that you can clean up after it. Please place all pooh bags in the appropriate bins or      take it home.

– Keep to the footpaths. There is no ‘right to roam’ land Wandering across fields is trespassing.

Thank you for co-operation

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

4. April, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Our News Special Edition Enewsletter Published

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

We continue to think about you all at this difficult time. In response we hope you have been able to connect with your neighbours to support each other through this crisis.

At Neighbourhood Watch we have seen a 25% increase in membership. We have published a special edition of ‘Our News’ (the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters) to welcome our new members, look at how Neighbourhood Watch brings communities together, ways existing groups are supporting their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and more things you can do such as establishing a phone tree, and how to avoid and report crimes and scams.

Read the e-newsletter by following this link or viewing it on our website.

Keep safe, stay at home.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities
Email: enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Chief Constable Praises Public For Support In Helping To Tackle the Spread of Coronavirus

People across Cheshire are being praised for their community spirit in helping to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

The majority of residents appear to be following the new regulations that have now been in place for almost five days in a bid to save lives and protect the NHS.

Chief Constable Darren Martland said: “It is really encouraging to see so many people in Cheshire being supportive, listening to the advice, taking it on board and staying at home where they can. I would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping to play their part in the national effort.

“This is an unprecedented public health emergency and we are all having to make adjustments to the new measures, which are in place.

“We appreciate the difficulties and uncertainties that we are all facing. It is important to remember that this is something none of us have ever experienced before. We are all learning and, by the very nature of what we are dealing with and the fast pace of it, inevitably we will not always get things right as we get to grips with the circumstances.

“Our aim is always to engage with people, explain the reasons behind the new regulations, encourage them to take it on board and support the people we serve to ensure that everyone is fully complying with these restrictions and this is the message I am giving to my officers.

“Sadly, there have been a small number of cases when members of the public have refused and in such cases we may have to take enforcement action against those individuals involved.

“We police by consent, maintaining public confidence and caring for our communities is paramount so enforcement will always be a last option.”

There have been a number of cases across the county where members of the public have deliberately coughed in the faces of police officers, claiming to be infected with Coronavirus.

Yesterday (Monday 30 March) a 31-year-old man from Nantwich was jailed for eight months for deliberately spitting and coughing in the face of a Cheshire police officer. The incident took place on Friday night in Maplins Moss Place in Crewe as officers tried to arrest the man for being drunk and disorderly.

He was verbally abusive towards them before coughing and spitting in their faces.

There have also been a handful of other incidents of a similar nature.

Chief Constable Martland added: “This type of behaviour is disgraceful. Our officers are working in really challenging circumstances. They are putting their own lives and the lives of their families at risk on a daily basis. I want to acknowledge all police officers and police staff, who alongside other emergency workers, NHS staff and other key workers, are working on the frontline – they are doing outstanding work in exceptionally hard times.

“Our policing style in Cheshire is defined by our neighbourhood policing model, where officers, PCSOs and members of the Special Constabulary work to protect our communities and provide vital reassurance.

“This model, which has served us well and will continue, has enabled critical relationships to be developed with the public and our partners.

“We have been given extraordinary powers in an extraordinary situation, powers we would not normally wish to have, but I’d like to thank the public for helping and supporting us. We police with the consent of the communities we serve, so a positive relationship with those communities is of huge importance to us.”

Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane added: “Cheshire police officers are carrying out a very difficult job in particularly difficult circumstances so it’s great to see that the majority of our communities are complying by these new measures to keep us safe.

“It is also essential that the new policing measures are enforced proportionately and I am continuing to work closely with the Chief Constable to seek assurances that the policing measures used closely follow the new government legislation.

“These new measures have been put in place for a very good reason, to protect our communities, save lives and to relive pressure on our wonderful NHS, and I would encourage you all to follow them.”

The new public health regulations, which came into force on Thursday 26 March, have been introduced to ensure people stay at home and avoid non-essential travel – unless for one of the following reasons:
• Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
• One form of exercise a day – for example, a run, walk or cycle – alone or with members of their household
• Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
• Travelling to and from work, but only where they cannot work from home
• Participating in gatherings of more than two people in public spaces is also not permitted except in very limited circumstances, for example, where it is for essential work purposes.

Full details of the measures are available on the Governments website.

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1. April, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Request

We are still receiving reports of people travelling out into the countryside to “take their exercise” with excuses like ” I always walk the dog here” “I needed to get the kids out of the house” these are not acceptable or valid in the current climate. Please only walk / exercise from your own home follow the government guide lines. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
We will continue our day to day policing but If we come across or are called to people choosing to break these rules which are there to keep all of us safe, we will take action. We need you Stay at Home, we need you to Stay Safe, we need to Be Safe for everyone including your love ones.

Thank you

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

29. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

MASSEY’S POTATO FARM

MASSEY’S POTATO FARM

Supporting our local businesses in these unprecedented times

Massey’s potato farm in Monks Heath are able to deliver sacks of potatoes to your door:

25k bag – £10.00

1/2 sack – £6.00

You can also collect if you prefer!

They are a small local business that has fallen on hard times due to the Corona Virus, as they normally deliver to restaurants and pubs. Please support them if you can.

Please call Rebekah on 07535 773 218 to place your order.

Thank you – please spread the word!

28. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on MASSEY’S POTATO FARM

BENGAL TIGER LILY INDIAN CUISINE

BENGAL TIGER LILY INDIAN CUISINE

Supporting our local businesses in these unprecedented times

Please note, due to the Corona Virus, the Bengal Tiger Lily at Monks Heath is currently closed for dining but is open for collections and deliveries.

Order at: https://tx.vc/r/1k1c5

OR Tel.: 01625 890 379

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams

Please note, this is the second in a series of messages we are sending over the next few days, all relating to the current situation. This email does contain links, please click here for guidance about whether you can trust links in emails.

Action Fraud have received reports of #COVID19 related scams. The majority relate to the online sale of protective items such as facemasks and other items in short supply due to the outbreak, that don’t exist..

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-related-fraud-reports

27.03.20 Coronavirus - action fraud

What scams are we seeing?

The majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser and other products, which have never arrived. Other frauds being reported include ticket fraud, romance fraud, charity fraud and lender loan fraud

Protection advice

Detailed counter fraud advice is available online, including from Scamsmart, ActionFraud, CIFAS, TakeFive, Citizens Advice, Trading Standards and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Reporting to Action Fraud can be done online at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

To report offers of financial assistance from HMRC email:  phishing@hmrc.gov.uk.

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28. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Help Play Your Part In Keeping the Nation Safe

The people of Cheshire are being urged to help play their part in keeping the nation safe by following new rules introduced to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

As the country continues to absorb the detail of the strict new social distancing measures, which have been introduced in a bid to slow the spread of the virus and protect the public and the NHS, residents are being urged to take on board the advice and stay at home where they can.

In Cheshire, neighbourhood policing is key and officers, PCSOs and members of the Special Constabulary will continue to provide a visible presence in the local community.

Chief Constable Darren Martland said: “British policing is founded on respect and engagement with the public – we resolve issues daily by talking to people and reasoning with them and that will continue.

“We will continue to police by consent – officers will be engaging with the local community, talking from a safe distance, explaining the new measures and what they mean and encouraging people to do the right thing and abide by them of their own accord.

“Officers will apply their discretion and will ask questions to establish individual circumstances and will instruct people to go home if they do not have a good reason to be outdoors. However, where necessary and appropriate, we will enforce the measures if people are not listening and putting others at risk, as the public would expect us to do.

“The pace of change in relation to the coronavirus outbreak remains extremely challenging for us all and we know that this is a really disruptive time. But in these tough moments we need to make sure we all pull together.”

The new public health regulations, which came into force on Thursday 26 March, have been introduced to ensure people stay at home and avoid non-essential travel – unless for one of the following reasons:

– Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
– One form of exercise a day – for example, a run, walk or cycle – alone or with members of their household
– Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
– Travelling to and from work, but only where they cannot work from home

Participating in gatherings of more than two people in public spaces is also not permitted except in very limited circumstances, for example, where it is for essential work purposes.

Chief Constable Martland added: “As police officers, we are sensitive to the difficulties our communities are facing – after all we are part of those very communities.

“We’re all in this together and each and every one of us has a role to play by following government advice. Here, in Cheshire, where we have a great community spirit, I am confident that people will listen to the advice, take note of it and stay at home to protect our fantastic NHS and save lives.

“This is an unprecedented time for all of us and I understand that people are concerned about what this means for them. I want to reassure all residents in Cheshire that we are here to serve and protect and maintain the best service to the public. We will continue to work as hard as we can, alongside our partners, to keep you safe, protect our officers and staff, and support the nationwide response.”

Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane added: “The Chief Constable has my full support as he and his officers do their upmost to keep all of us safe at this challenging time.

“Police officers and staff in Cheshire are working flat out in extremely challenging circumstances while putting themselves and their families at risk. It is our duty to support them and not put them under unnecessary pressures.

“It is vital that we all follow the government’s advice to protect our NHS and, ultimately, save lives.

“If we stay at home under all circumstances, unless we are leaving our homes for one of the few reasons listed by government, Cheshire police will not have to use their new powers.

“The more we cooperate and work together as a community by acting responsibly the faster we will be able to beat this crisis.”

If you do need our help there are a number of ways that you can contact the force.

In an emergency, where there is a threat to life or a crime is taking place, please call 999.

If it isn’t an emergency it is possible to report incidents via our website (https://www.cheshire.police.uk/), which people are encouraged to use when possible, or call 101.

If you need information and advice following on from the coronavirus announcement by the Prime Minister please visit the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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28. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

GET SAFE ONLINE ADVICE RE: CORONAVIRUS

GET SAFE ONLINE ADVICE RE: CORONAVIRUS

Dear resident,

You, Coronavirus and staying safe online

We all have enough to be concerned about from the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. That’s why our online experts have put together some top tips about how to protect yourself, your loved ones, finances and devices from the scams that are currently circulating. As well as advice about keeping yourself and your organisation protected whilst working from home.

To see more about online safety during this uncertain time visit www.getsafeonline.org/coronavirus or take a look at our new online leaflet attached.

Stay well and stay safe online,

The Get Safe Online Team

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Get Safe Online Admin (Get Safe Online, Content Director, National)

28. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on GET SAFE ONLINE ADVICE RE: CORONAVIRUS

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Covid19 Phishing Emails Reported To Action Fraud

A number of #COVID19 related phishing emails have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details.

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-related-fraud-reports

Protect yourself

1) Watch out for scam messages
Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.

2) Shopping online:
If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.

For more information on how to shop online safely, please visit: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/shoponlinesafely

3) Protect your devices from the latest threats:
Always install the latest software and app updates to protect your devices from the latest threats.

For information on how to update your devices, please visit: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/securing-your-devices
For the latest health information and advice about COVID-19 please visit the NHS website.

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28. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Scams Alert

There has been a sharp increase in Scams with emails and phone calls. Please be extra vigilant and download The little Book of Big Scams – as not all these are the same.

https://www.cheshire.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/central/advice/fraud/cheshire/the-little-book-of-big-scams.pdf
Stay Safe

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

25. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Cheshire East Council: Need Help Or Can Offer To Help

Cheshire East People Helping People

The coronavirus pandemic is a challenging time for everyone, but the kindness already being shown in our communities is outstanding. We want to build on this to ensure our vulnerable and isolated residents receive the help and support they need. If you would like to offer support or need help with the following;
Shopping / gathering medical supplies

Meal Delivery Advice and Guidance; A friendly phone call Or another support service

Please contact us: Call: 0300 123 5034 or
Register online: cheshireeast.gov.uk/peoplehelpingpeople

Coronavirus is contagious.
Please take every precaution to ensure you are only spreading kindness.
Avoid physical contact (2m distance). Wash your hands regularly. Leave items on doorstep.

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

25. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Update from Chief Constable Darren Martland Regarding Coronavirus

The Prime Minister has announced strict new social measures in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

This is an unprecedented time for all of us and I appreciate that this will continue to cause concern amongst our communities in Cheshire.

I want to reassure all residents in Cheshire that we are here working as hard as we can, alongside our partners, to keep you safe and ensure the most vulnerable are protected.

But it is important to remember that everyone must comply with these measures, which are there to protect our fantastic NHS and save lives. The police are to be given the powers to enforce the powers, when it becomes necessary and proportionate to do so.

We are asking the public to listen to the advice, stay at home and help us to help the national effort.

British policing is founded on respect and engagement with the public – we resolve issues daily by talking to people and reasoning with them and that will continue.

Our officers will continue to provide a visible presence in your community and I am very grateful for the continued support that will be offered by the Special Constabulary and other volunteers.

If you do need our help then we are here.

In an emergency, where there is a threat to life or a crime is taking place, please call 999.

If it isn’t an emergency it is possible to report incidents via our website, which I would encourage you to use when possible, or call 101.

If you need information and advice following on from the coronavirus announcement by the Prime Minister please visit http://orlo.uk/wogej

We all need to continue to work together to protect and support each other during this challenging time.

Chief Constable
Darren Martland

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24. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Residents Urged To Be Vigilant Following National Trend of Coronavirus Scams

Residents across Cheshire are being urged to be vigilant following an emerging national trend of fraudsters taking advantage of the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Nationally, there have been reports of people visiting homes posing as police officers and health officials in a bid to gain entry to homes of the elderly and vulnerable. Some reports suggest scammers are even promising fake coronavirus tests or offering to deliver shopping and other essentials in exchange for money to assist those who are self-isolating. Whilst there have been no specific reports within the county residents are urged to remain vigilant and be on their guard.

Assistant Chief Constable Jenny Sims said: “Over recent weeks there has been significant coverage of the spread of coronavirus and we have been made aware of fraudsters taking advantage of this to target the most vulnerable in our communities.Although there have been no incidents reported to us, it is likely that this will change over time and we may start to see these scams across Cheshire. That is why it is important that everyone listens to the advice and takes note to ensure we can protect the elderly and most vulnerable in our society from these senseless scammers.”

Police and Crime Commissioner, David Keane, said: “It is despicable that fraudsters are exploiting this public health emergency and targeting the most vulnerable people in our communities at a time when they are more vulnerable than ever. Police in Cheshire are continuing to work hard to keep us safe in these uncertain times and I would urge you to follow the key scam advice to help you stay safe in your homes.”

Key advice:
• Police officers will never approach you to take a Coronavirus test.
• If someone knocks at your door, always examine and check their identification. If you are unsure please call the organisation or company they are claiming to work for. If they are genuine they will not mind.
• You do not have to let them in and they must leave if you tell them to.
• Never let anyone in your house unless they are someone you know and trust.
• If someone is trying to rush you into doing something, handing over money or taking a test it is likely that they are involved in a scam.
• Never give money or your card and pin number to anyone.
• Be aware that scammers can be clever, they will have done their homework and will often know a lot of information about people they target. Often they are very organised.
• If you believe that you have been victim of fraud call us on 101 or report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

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24. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Action Fraud Have Issued A Warning Following the Increase In Coronavirus-Related Frauds

Recently the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reported a new trend in fraud related to Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Updated figures show there have been 105 reports to Action Fraud since 1 February 2020, with total losses reaching nearly £970,000.

The majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser, and other products, which have never arrived.

Other frauds being reported include ticket fraud, romance fraud, charity fraud and lender loan fraud.

Beware of phishing emails –

Action Fraud have received over 200 reports of coronavirus-themed phishing emails. These attempt to trick people into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing people’s personal information, email logins and passwords, and banking details.

Some of the tactics being used in phishing emails include:

• Fraudsters purporting to be from a research group that mimic the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO). They claim to provide the victim with a list of active infections in their area but to access this information the victim needs to either: click on a link which redirects them to a credential-stealing page; or make a donation of support in the form of a payment into a Bitcoin account.

• Fraudsters providing articles about the virus outbreak with a link to a fake company website where victims are encouraged to click to subscribe to a daily newsletter for further updates.

• Fraudsters sending investment scheme and trading advice encouraging people to take advantage of the coronavirus downturn.

• Fraudsters purporting to be from HMRC offering a tax refund and directing victims to a fake website to harvest their personal and financial details. The emails often display the HMRC logo making it look reasonably genuine and convincing.

Graeme Biggar, Director General of the National Economic Crime Centre, said:

“We have already seen fraudsters using the COVID-19 pandemic to scam people looking to buy medical supplies online, sending emails offering fake medical support and targeting people who may be vulnerable or increasingly isolated at home.

“These frauds try to lure you in with offers that look too good to be true, such as high return investments and ‘healthcare opportunities’, or appeals for you to support those who are ill or bogus charities.

“The advice is simple, think very carefully before you hand over your money, and don’t give out your personal details unless you are sure who you are dealing with.

Protect yourself –

1) Watch out for scam messages

Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.

2) Shopping online:

If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.

For more information on how to shop online safely, please visit: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/shoponlinesafely

3) Protect your devices from the latest threats:

Always install the latest software and app updates to protect your devices from the latest threats.

For information on how to update your devices, please visit: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/securing-your-devices

For the latest health information and advice about COVID-19 please visit the NHS website.

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21. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Response To Covid-19

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales have been responding rapidly to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis making a positive impact within their local communities. This is a challenging time for all of us. We must highlight health, safety and wellbeing must be our top priorities and at the heart of every decision we make. Please see our full statement from Neighbourhood Watch Network on COVID-19 here:
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/2020-03/NW%20COVID-19%20Message%2018.03.20.pdf.

We have built a dedicated area on our new website:

https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/NW_national-news/covid-19. Over the coming days, weeks and months we will be adding to this as the situation develops, sharing updated guidance, resources, partner links and encouraging communication between supporters through our social media channels, especially to share some of the positive ways communities are coming together to support one another through this.

We wish you all health and safety.

Kind regards,
Central Support Team, Neighbourhood Watch Network

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19. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Police Surgeries Drop Ins

Due to the unprecedented circumstances with the Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response – Cheshire Police have taken the decision to suspend all Police drop in chat surgeries as a precaution for the foreseeable future. You can still contact us by either phoning 101 or emailing macclesfield.lpu@cheshire.pnn.police.uk should you have any concerns or issues. Patrols will continue as normal. Please continue to follow us on FB, Twitter & Cheshire Alerts for any updates news etc.
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18. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Great British Spring Clean guidance

The aim of the Great British Spring Clean is for communities to come together, clean up their local environment and have fun, which of course means staying safe at all times.
Given the UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk to the UK from moderate to high, its only sensible that volunteers engaging in the Great British Spring Clean take extra hygiene precautions to prevent the spread of this, or any other, preventable illness.
Do not attend a clean-up if you feel unwell or are showing cold or flu like symptoms, stay home to protect yourself and others.
Keep Britain Tidy asks that you undertake your clean-up events in line with the advice being issued by Public Health England (PHE). In particular, participants are asked to use the following guidelines:
• Wear gloves during the clean-up at all times
• Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds before and after your event
• Event organisers are advised to provide hand sanitiser for participants where possible or sign post to accessible hand washing facilities
• Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects, such as litter pickers, using your regular cleaning products
• Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people whenever possible
Being part of the Great British Spring Clean is a wonderful way to show you care about your local environment but to have fun, as well as to make a difference, it is important to stay safe and take these simple precautions to make your event a success.
We will continue to monitor Government announcements and update our advice on this page as the situation evolves.

17. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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 Cheshire East Council has been made aware of a case of Covid-19 within the borough and is working with partners.

We are in regular contact with Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England to ensure that the very latest protocols are adhered to. The confirmed case is in the Macclesfield area.
Current advice for travellers is that if you have been to one of the countries highlighted by Public Health England, you should follow the instructions on their website – please don’t go to your GP or local walk-in centre/A&E.

Advice on how people can protect themselves can be found online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Prevention is always better than cure, so, as with the flu virus, the most effective way for people to protect themselves from Covid-19 is to adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene to prevent the risk of infection and a ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach to coughs and sneezes. As the situation develops guidance is updated daily.

The Local Government Association has created a new webpage that collates useful information for councils including links to national advice, answers to common questions and campaign materials from Public Health England, which may be useful to members wanting more information.

Council action

Our Public Health and Emergency Planning teams are working closely with Public Health England to ensure that all of the necessary actions are taken and work is under way in adult social care and children’s services, among others, to ensure the continued effective delivery of all key council services.

At the current time, ‘business as usual’ is being maintained with regards to council meetings. However, this is being regularly reviewed as the situation develops and any change to procedures will be communicated as appropriate.

Information is going out to the public, staff and members, to ensure that people are kept up to date.

We will issue any updated advice or actions in line with the expert scientific advice being provided by England’s Chief Medical Officer and Public Health England.

Clearly this is a concerning time for residents but the risk to the public remains low. Please advise residents to keep up to date with the advice on Public Health England and Cheshire East Council’s website and social media channels – and to follow good hygiene precautions as the best prevention measure.

Dr Matt Tyrer
Acting Director of Public Health at Cheshire East Council

13 March 2020

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Encourages Protecting the Isolated and Vulnerable During the Covid 19 Outbreak

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch exists to look out for communities across England and Wales and at a time like this we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

10 ways you, as a Neighbourhood Watch supporter, can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community:
1. Meet with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.
2. If your neighbourhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbours, information, and resources. Alternatively, share phone numbers and email addresses particularly with those who are isolated or vulnerable.
3. Consider establishing a ‘buddy’ system within your community to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries.
4. Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
5. Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy.
6. Learn how to self-isolate. Guidance can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
7. Create a list of local organisations that you and your neighbours can contact in the event that one of you need access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources. Consider including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies.
8. Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
9. Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child’s school or childcare facility, and your employer’s emergency operations plan.
10. Practice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing.
1. The NHS provides guidance on how to wash hands: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/.
2. The World Health Organisation provides guidance on basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
3. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on handwashing for families https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html
Please note: whilst we encourage you to follow advice from UK Government we are also sharing links to organisations such as the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention an agency which works 24/7 to protect the safety, health, and security of America from threats here and around the world. Some of our key points above have been sourced from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention also published (14th February 2020) Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities which you may find useful: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html.

Regards and keep well,
Central Support Team at Neighbourhood Watch

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities
Email: enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk

Washing hands - Coronavirus

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

catch it bin it kill it poster

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Frauds and Scams Alert

We have had an increase in Reports using mobiles & landlines folk trying to scam money out of people please check out our advice page for the latest details on how to protect yourself plus the Police would never ask you for bank details & passwords this is another tactic they are using.

Never press numbers on your phone for the automated message.

https://www.cheshire.police.uk/search?q=scams

Message Sent By:
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Supporting Communities Affected By Flooding

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

We understand that many areas are facing challenging times in light of the recent floods across England and Wales. We are also know that some of you are doing great work in your communities to make a positive difference. We would like to share your good work stories on our website and in our newsletter to promote and encourage other Neighbourhood Watch members to help in their areas. If you are working within your Neighbourhood Watch group to support your local community through the floods and have plans for the clean-up effort please send your stories and any supporting photos to our Senior Communication and Digital Manager, Deborah Waller, Deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

Equally, if you are in a flooded area and you are in need of support and advice from other Neighbourhood Watch areas, please let us know.

Stories we receive by end of day on Friday 6th March 2020 can be shared in our March newsletter and on our new website, which will be launched in March. But do continue to send us your stories beyond this date too.

We are thinking about you all at this time and hope that your friends and family are safe.

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities
Email: enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk

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MANCHESTER AIRPORT

MANCHESTER AIRPORT

Public Drop-in Presentation

Please note, Manchester Airport will be holding a public drop-in session at Chelford Village Hall on Thursday 27th February 2020 (2.00 – 6.00 p.m.). Everybody is welcome!

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft of Coping Stones

There has been a further report of theft of coping stones off the top of a wall in the Gawsworth area between 6th to 7th Feb. If you have CCTV on either Gawsworth Road or Church Lane please check for anything suspicious or any information call us on 101. Please be extra vigilant. Report anything that doesn’t look quite right

Message Sent By:
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Recovery of Stolen Property

Good News ! The Quad Bike and other items stolen a few days ago from Timbersbrook have been recovered after a warrant was carried out in Crewe. Please continue to report anything suspicious to 101

Message Sent By:
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft of Quad Bike – Timbersbrook

Overnight of 3rd/4th Feb between 16.30 – 07.30hrs a Quad bike was stolen from Peover Lane, Timbersbrook. Please be extra vigilant if you own a quad and take extra precautions. If you see anything suspicious then please phone us and report it 101

Message Sent By:
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft of Coping Stone from Top of Wall – Nether Alderley

On 29/01/2020 approx 12:22hrs 2 white males in N reg dark grey Nissan pick up removed the coping stones from the top of a wall in Nursery Lane, Nether Alderley.  If you have any information or CCTV then please contact us on 101 and quote Occurrence 20000072667.  Please be extra vigilant if you have this type of  wall and report anything suspicious.
Message Sent By Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

 

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CURRY NIGHT

CURRY NIGHT

Curry Night 180220

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ALERT

ALERT

Paving removed during the day!

A resident living on Nursery Lane, Nether Alderley, informed the Parish Council that thieves had removed some paving from their driveway during day light hours last week.

Please be aware and report anything suspicious to the Police.

For non-emergency contact with the police, dial 101

For emergencies always dial 999

You can also contact them by via email for non-emergency issues:

julia.short@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

garry.charnock@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Scam Courier Fraud

***ALERT***

Cheshire residents are being targeted by fraudsters claiming to be Police Officers and asking victims to assist them with a covert investigation to catch corrupt banking staff.

There were 8 offences recorded in Cheshire in December with a combined loss of almost 100k.

Please make this issue aware with all elderly/vulnerable people who do not have access to emails/social media

Make this a conversation with all family members.

Many thanks

PSCO Kerry Hancock
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Kerry Hancock (Police, Community Support Officer, Macclesfield Beat C)

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Our News Jan 2020 E-Newsletter Out Now

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

OUR NEWS e-newsletter – January 2020 edition
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/our-news-january-edition/

The first 2020 edition of ‘OUR NEWS‘, the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters, is out. In this edition we see a sneak preview of our new Neighbourhood Watch national website, discover inspirational work being delivered locally, celebrate successes and achievements, recognise what it means to be good neighbour, and learn about how you can become more cyber aware.

The time has come.. put your feet up, take a moment to yourself and have a go at our very first crossword challenge to be in for a chance to win a prize.

A direct link to the e-newsletter PDF is here: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/OurNews-Jan2020.pdf

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities
Email: enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk

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Message Sent By
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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Scams

Please be extra vigilant as there has been an increase using quite a few different types (phone calls, emails, cold calling) of scams through the area. For more advice www.cheshirepolice/scams along with the the little book of Big Scams

Message Sent By:
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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CHESHIRE CONSTABULARY

CHESHIRE CONSTABULARY

Special Edition
January 2020

Have your say on the policing precept for Cheshire.

Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane is asking residents and businesses for their views on how much council tax they pay towards local policing.

The online and face-to-face consultation asks local people if they would be willing to support up to a maximum of a £2 per month increase (for the average band D household) in the policing precept.

PCC David Keane said: “Over the last decade police funding has been subject to stringent funding cuts from central Government. This has seen the policing budget in Cheshire decrease in real-terms year-on-year since 2010. In a decade where demand on policing has increased by one third, and become increasingly complex, the government’s programme of austerity has meant that Cheshire has suffered a big decrease in police officers, support staff posts and other essential resources as we’ve struggled with more than £60 million of real term cuts.

“Whilst imposing cuts nationally, central government has dictated the shift of the funding burden onto local residents, requiring commissioners to consult on raising the policing element of council tax. Whilst I believe that policing should be funded from government as the first responsibility of the state is keeping its people safe, I promised to protect our public and our public services and to carefully listen to the views of local residents.

“Historically, this annual consultation is set around the government’s Provisional Police Funding Settlement which local police services usually receive in December. Due to the late general election in 2019, police services are yet to receive their Provisional Funding Settlement for 2020/21 so we have to work on an assumption of the continuance of a flat-cash settlement from Government with no additional funding to support additional demand or to cover pay and price inflation. The chief constable has advised me to consult with Cheshire residents on a precept that enables him to deliver a police service which keeps our communities safe.

“At £200.44, the police element of band D council tax in Cheshire is currently the ninth lowest in the country. And thanks to the support of local residents in last year’s policing precept, we have delivered on our promise of locally recruiting 43 officers in the last nine months.

“We are also expecting to see some of the police officer posts, of the circa 21,000 that have been lost over the last decade, start to be replaced by the government funded national uplift programme. Cheshire are expecting to see 30 of these officers this year which will start to help us reverse the effects of austerity on policing but while these officers may be funded, there appears no protection for the current budget and for current officer numbers in Cheshire to be maintained.

“Therefore, the chief constable and I are asking residents and businesses in Cheshire if they are willing to support up to an extra £2 per month increase for the average band D household. This will enable the chief constable to invest in a number of areas which are operational threats for Cheshire Police including county lines, major crime and modern slavery and human trafficking.”

You can give your views by completing the online survey here: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=157615947855

The Commissioner is also travelling the county giving residents the opportunity to talk to him directly about their views on the precept as part of a series of roadshows being held in shopping centres and supermarkets across Cheshire.

The consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 26 January 2020.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Warning Due To A Rise In Courier Fraud Crimes

We’re issuing an urgent warning to residents after three elderly victims were conned out of more than £60,000 by fraudsters posing as police officers and bank workers.

Courier frauds are mainly committed by organised crime groups (OCGs). A member of the OCG, known as the ‘victim communicator’ makes phone calls to vulnerable potential victims, usually the more elderly members of the community, telling them they are a police officer or work at the bank.

They persuade the victim to cooperate with an ‘operation’ designed to gather evidence or identify offenders responsible for a fictional offence. The victims are asked to withdraw money from their bank, purchase an expensive item and/or provide their bank details or card to assist with the operation.

The money, item or documents are handed over to another member of the gang, the ‘courier’, who attends the victim’s address or meets them nearby, on the promise that the money or item will be returned or compensation provided.

In the last 28 days alone, three Cheshire victims have been conned out of more than £60,000 in cash and goods. Two victims in Crewe both handed over more than £10,000 each after withdrawing cash and giving it to fraudsters in the mistaken belief they were assisting police officers. One victim in Alderley Edge has lost £20,000 cash and over £20,000 in goods while there was a narrow escape for a Congleton victim who tried make a withdrawal from the bank but, thankfully, the Banking Protocol* was followed which prevented them from losing their money.

In the other five cases the potential victims realised there was a potential scam in progress and informed the police.

Detective Sergeant Chris Jacques from Cheshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit said: “Nationally, courier fraud is a growing problem with over 1000 offences committed in the last six months. A national awareness campaign is being launched this week to target offenders, which we will be supporting.

“I would strongly urge anyone receiving calls asking for money to be withdrawn and handed over to a courier to immediately phone the police on 101 or report the incident to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Police, banks or other such services don’t cold call so, if you do receive a phone call purporting to be from one of these organisations, don’t be taken in by what they say. They are not genuine.”

Officers have issued general advice on how to spot and avoid courier fraud:
• Police officers, banks or other such organisations will never ask you for cash or your bank details.
• If you do receive a potential courier fraud call us on 101 or report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
• If someone is trying to rush you into doing something regarding your bank account it is likely they are involved in a scam.
• Do you bank with one particular bank but the person on the phone is talking about a different one – even if they do have the right bank, it doesn’t mean it is legitimate.
*The Banking Protocol trains bank staff to spot when someone is about to fall victim to a scam and will try to prevent them from withdrawing cash to give to a fraudster, after which they can request an immediate police response to the branch. 52 payment service providers, including all the main high street banks and the Post Office, are now fully signed up to the Banking Protocol and have trained up their front-line branch staff in the steps that need to be taken when a customer is at risk. Since March 2018, the scheme has been implemented by all 45 police forces across the UK.

Message Sent By
Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Administrator, Corporate Communications)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Dangerous Footpath Chelford

The footpath off Alderley Road, Chelford leading to the wildlife reserve in-between there and Stubby Lane, Chelford / Nether Alderley Has been closed due to safety reasons as the flooding is quite extent resulting in the sides of the footpaths and lakes are in serious danger of collapsing. Some walkers have damaged parts of the fencing and gates to gain access to other areas in this region putting themselves, livestock and perhaps their own animals in extreme danger. If you see anything suspicious or have any information regarding the damage in this area please call us on 101

Message Sent By:
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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CHESHIRE RURAL CRIME TEAM

CHESHIRE RURAL CRIME TEAM

Rural Information (Update)

Livestock attack – A male from Macclesfield has been ordered to pay £600 costs including compensation and 150 hours community work. There was also conditions put in place including his dog is excluded from all farmers fields, to be securely held on a lead, wear a muzzle, be neutered, micro-chipped and be secure when at home and in the garden.

Landrover Defender owners – Nationally we are still seeing Defenders being stolen. Many are workhorses of our farming community and are loved by their owners. We have some ‘POLICE STOP ME’ stickers that can be put in the rear window of your Defender to help reduce the risk of your going. Please get in touch to get hold of one or you can call into Macclesfield police station.

Regards
PCSO Wilson
Cheshire Rural Crime Team

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Have Your Say on the Policing Precept For Cheshire

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner is asking residents and businesses for their views on how much council tax they pay towards local policing.

PCC David Keane has today (Tuesday 7 January) launched an online consultation to ask local people if they would be willing to support up to a maximum of £2 per month increase in the policing precept for the average band D household.

You can complete the online survey here: Have your say on police funding

There will also be a number of roadshows held across Cheshire where residents can talk to the commissioner directly about their views on the precept and complete the survey face-to-face.

He said: “Over the last decade police funding has been subject to stringent funding cuts from central Government. This has seen the policing budget in Cheshire decrease in real-terms year-on-year since 2010. In a decade where demand on policing has increased by one third, and become increasingly complex, the government’s programme of austerity has meant that Cheshire has suffered a big decrease in police officers, support staff posts and other essential resources as we’ve struggled with more than £60 million of real term cuts.

“Whilst imposing cuts nationally, central government has dictated the shift of the funding burden onto local residents, requiring commissioners to consult on raising the policing element of council tax. Whilst I believe that policing should be funded from government as the first responsibility of the state is keeping its people safe, I promised to protect our public and our public services and to carefully listen to the views of local residents.

“Historically, this annual consultation is set around the government’s Provisional Police Funding Settlement which local police services usually receive in December. Due to the late general election in 2019, police services are yet to receive their Provisional Funding Settlement for 2020/21 so we have to work on an assumption of the continuance of a flat-cash settlement from Government with no additional funding to support additional demand or to cover pay and price inflation. The chief constable has advised me to consult with Cheshire residents on a precept that enables him to deliver a police service which keeps our communities safe.

“At £200.44, the police element of band D council tax in Cheshire is currently the ninth lowest in the country. And thanks to the support of local residents in last year’s policing precept, we have delivered on our promise of locally recruiting 43 officers in the last nine months.

“We are also expecting to see some of the police officer posts, of the circa 21,000 that have been lost over the last decade, start to be replaced by the government funded national uplift programme. Cheshire are expecting to see 30 of these officers this year which will start to help us reverse the effects of austerity on policing but while these officers may be funded, there appears no protection for the current budget and for current officer numbers in Cheshire to be maintained.

“Therefore, the chief constable and I are asking residents and businesses in Cheshire if they are willing to support up to an extra £2 per month increase for the average band D household. This will enable the chief constable to invest in a number of areas which are operational threats for Cheshire Police including county lines, major crime and modern slavery and human trafficking.”

The public consultation events will be taking place at the following locations on the following dates:
• Chester – Tesco, Frodsham Square, Thursday 9 January, 1pm-3pm
• Runcorn – Runcorn Shopping City, Friday 10 January, 10am-12noon
• Widnes – Morrisons, Green Oaks Way, Friday 10 January, 1pm-3pm
• Warrington – Cockhedge Shopping Centre, Thursday 16 January, 1pm-3pm
• Macclesfield – Sainsbury’s, Cumberland Street, Friday 17 January, 10am-12noon
• Middlewich – Morrisons, Newton Bank, Friday 17 January, 2pm-4pm
• Crewe – Tesco, Vernon Way, Thursday 23 January, 1pm-3pm
• Ellesmere Port – The Market, Friday 24 January, 10am-12noon
• Northwich – Asda, Leicester Street, Friday 24 January, 2pm-4pm
The consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 26 January 2020.

Message Sent By:
Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Administrator, Corporate Communications)

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RECRUITMENT OF PCSOs IN CHESHIRE

RECRUITMENT OF PCSOs IN CHESHIRE

Recruitment for PCSOs has opened from Friday 3rd January 2020 with vacancies in the areas of Macclesfield, Warrington, Crewe, Chester and Runcorn.

Information about the role of a PCSO & the recruitment process can be found here socsi.in/hZ56L or https://www.cheshire.police.uk/search?q=pcsos

Message Sent By
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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130 BUS ROUTE

130 BUS ROUTE

Cheshire East Council has been informed a new operator will run the 130 bus service, after the existing company chose to deregister the route.

Arriva North West has withdrawn from running the 130 bus between Macclesfield and East Didsbury, via Wilmslow and Handforth, for commercial reasons but a new operator will step in and the council has been informed their application is now with the Traffic Commissioners.
Councillor Craig Browne, the council’s deputy leader, said: “The council is expecting the 130 service to be registered by another operator this week with no break in service.” He added: “We understand the new service will operate on Monday to Friday, from Macclesfield to Handforth only, via Wilmslow. Currently, it will not continue to East Didsbury and will not operate on Saturdays. “The service is seen as a key public transport link in the north of the borough, connecting Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Handforth.”

The Arriva North West service was not supported by the council as it was run as a purely commercial operation. The new service, which will continue to stop in Alderley Edge, will also operate on a commercial basis only.

Cheshire East Council has been informed a new operator will run the 130 bus service, after the existing company chose to deregister the route.

Arriva North West has withdrawn from running the 130 bus between Macclesfield and East Didsbury, via Wilmslow and Handforth, for commercial reasons but a new operator will step in and the council has been informed their application is now with the Traffic Commissioners.

Councillor Craig Browne, the council’s deputy leader, said: “The council is expecting the 130 service to be registered by another operator this week with no break in service.”

He added: “We understand the new service will operate on Monday to Friday, from Macclesfield to Handforth only, via Wilmslow. Currently, it will not continue to East Didsbury and will not operate on Saturdays.

“The service is seen as a key public transport link in the north of the borough, connecting Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Handforth.”

The Arriva North West service was not supported by the council as it was run as a purely commercial operation. The new service, which will continue to stop in Alderley Edge, will also operate on a commercial basis only.

 

130 Bus - Dec 2019

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Wishes You A Merry Christmas

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Supporters,

We would like to thank all our volunteers and supporters for their involvement in Neighbourhood Watch over the past year. We are looking forward to working with you in the new year when we will be not only launching an engaging new website, but also delivering campaigns to support and enable individuals and communities to be connected, active and safe. John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch shares a special thanks in his Christmas message. See it here: https://www.facebook.com/ourwatch/videos/458264521773602/

As we continue to grow from strength to strength we encourage you to keep connected with us via our social media channels of Twitter https://twitter.com/N_Watch and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ourwatch/.

Yours Faithfully,

Neighbourhood Watch Central Support Team
www.ourwatch.org.uk

Message Sent By
Deborah Waller (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, England and Wales)

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Cheshire East Council – CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

Cheshire East Council – CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

Please find attached the December edition of the Connected Communities newsletter. This edition, along with back copies will be available on our website the first week in January 2020.

To keep up-to-date with community activity are you following us on social media? You can find us on Twitter @CEC_Communities and on Facebook www.facebook.com/CECommunities/

Kind regards,

Partnerships & Communities Team ¦ People Directorate

Floor 3, Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2JZ
Tel: 01270 685880 communities@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Chief Constable and Pcc In Macclesfield

Cheshire’s chief constable and police and crime commissioner will visit Macclesfield tomorrow (Thursday 5th December) to meet with local residents.

Residents are invited to put their questions about local policing to PCC David Keane and CC Darren Martland in the fourth of a series of question time style events.

They want to give Cheshire residents the opportunity to talk to them about the issues that matter most to their communities so they can ensure they are policed appropriately.

The Macclesfield event will take place tomorrow (Thursday 5th December) at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall, SK10 1EA.

Events have already taken place in Ellesmere Port, Northwich and Widnes. Further events will be held in Chester, Crewe, Runcorn and Warrington in the New Year. Please check the Cheshire PCC website for further details www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk

If you would like to submit a question for the PCC or chief constable ahead of the meetings, please email it to pcc@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

Message Sent By:
Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Administrator, Corporate Communications)

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CHESHIRE POLICE

CHESHIRE POLICE

Chief Constable and Pcc In Macclesfield Next Week

Cheshire’s chief constable and police and crime commissioner will visit Macclesfield next Thursday (5 December) to meet with local residents.

Local residents are being invited to put their questions about local policing to PCC David Keane and CC Darren Martland in the fourth of a series of question time style events.

They want to give Cheshire residents the opportunity to talk to them about the issues that matter most to their communities so they can ensure they are policed appropriately.

The Macclesfield event will take place on Thursday 5 December at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall, SK10 1EA.

Events have already taken place in Ellesmere Port, Northwich and Widnes. Further events will be held in Chester, Crewe, Runcorn and Warrington in the New Year. Please check the Cheshire PCC website for further details www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk

If you would like to submit a question for the PCC or chief constable ahead of the meetings, please email it to pcc@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

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Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Administrator, Corporate Communications)

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The National E-Newsletter For Neighbourhood Watch Supporters

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

The November edition of Our News, the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters, is out today. This exciting edition introduces the national winners of our 2019 Neighbour of the Year competition, inspiring member stories, national campaigns for you to get involved in such as Cyberhood Watch and Together for Good: The Neighbourhood Watch Big Curry, a new crime report, member offers, and updates from Neighbourhood Watch Network on what we are doing to support you!

Grab that cup of tea.. put your feet up.. and enjoy.
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/NHW-Newsletter-NOV19-ONLINE.pdf

Kind regards

Deborah Waller | Senior Communications and Digital Manager
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities
Email: enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/N_watch
Website: www.ourwatch.org.uk

Message Sent By:
Deborah Waller (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, England and Wales)

19. November, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Attention – Land Rover Defender Owners

Land Rover Defenders are still being targeted and we are now starting to see the thefts occur in Cheshire.

Please be vigilant and report anything suspicious.

We will actively stop Defenders to check who is behind the wheel.

PCSO Sarah Wilson
Rural Crime Team

Message Sent By:
Sarah Wilson (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU PCSO)

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TABLE TOP SALE

TABLE TOP SALE

Table Top Sale 23.11.19

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Top Secret Cyberhood Watch Campaign To Launch 5th November 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of Cyberhood Watch, the official partnership between Neighbourhood Watch and Avast, is launching tomorrow, Tuesday 5th November. Avast, a leading cyber security company, have come onboard as a new key sponsor for Neighbourhood Watch for the next 12 months. We know from our members how pressing the subject of cybersecurity and online fraud is today and it’s only increasing as a key crime issue, so we are pleased to be working with prevention experts in this field.

The Cyberhood Watch initiative aims to better equip our members with tools, resources and information needed to stay safe online. Many of our members will already be aware of Cyberhood Watch, particularly the 14,000 of you who responded to our survey exploring attitudes and concerns around cybersecurity. The results of the survey form a key part of the press release launching the partnership, and will be referred to at key points over the initiative. We did a shout out for members who were interested or active in cybersecurity and online safety, and following discussions with those that came forward we have appointed our first round of Cyberhood Watch Ambassadors.

The campaign will officially launch on Tuesday 5th November, meaning you may read about it in your local or national newspaper, hear about it on the radio, or even see representatives from Neighbourhood Watch and Avast talking about it on TV. If you receive this message prior to Tuesday 5th November please do not share or discuss it until the day.

Following the launch there will be a range of useful resources that we will add to throughout the partnership, such as blog posts, bespoke toolkits, Cyberhood Watch stickers, etc., as well as an online training course about cybersecurity, available to all members via the new Avast Cyberhood Watch webpage and the Neighbourhood Watch website. Visit either site from tomorrow to find the links.

Over the next 12 months, Avast will be working with Neighbourhood Watch to support the Ambassadors, host events, provide resources for events you may be running, develop useful guides and toolkits, and share Cyberhood Watch stickers and other merchandise to help drive awareness of the initiative across all regions. This initiative is about communities supporting communities when it comes to cybersecurity.

If you have any questions about Cyberhood Watch or Neighbourhood Watch’s partnership with Avast, please contact enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk.

We thank you for your continued support.

John Hayward-Cripps | CEO
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK

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Message Sent By: Deborah Waller (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, England and Wales)

5. November, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Possible Distraction In Gawsworth Today

Information received from a resident regarding a male approx 5ft 10 inches, late twenty’s, early thirty’s with slightly tanned skin wear a raincoat & lanyard with just a name on it carrying a small brief case. The resident was asked to sign as a witnesses to the male moving house. We believe this to be possible distraction tactics to gain entry to the property or acquire the residents signature. They turned the male away. If anything similar happens to you then please do not sign and documents nor let anyone into your property please phone us straight away on 101.

Message Sent By: Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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THE PRIDE OF NETHER ALDERLEY

THE PRIDE OF NETHER ALDERLEY

On Saturday 5th October a group of seven volunteers undertook a litter pick along the roads and lanes of Nether Alderley. In all 13 large bags of rubbish were collected. Fortunately it was a lovely morning to be out and about and we had a very sociable lunch at the Wizard afterwards. We continue to be saddened at the amount of unnecessary rubbish that is strewn around our beautiful village and shocked to think of the damage that plastics, polystyrene and broken glass can inflict on our countryside and animals.

Our next litter pick will be on November 30th. If you would like to join us please let Anne know on 01625 582514 so we can confirm the time and place to meet as well as ensure we have enough equipment.

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

 

Action Fraud 01.10.19

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

New Issue of Our News Out Now

Friend,

The new edition of Our News is out now!

In our latest issue, we profile the Neighbour of the Year Award, back for a second year, and which this time around includes a community champion award. Nominations are open now so be sure to have a ponder and see which of your neighbours you’ll be putting forward.

Elsewhere we hear about an exciting new partnership with cybersecurity firm Avast who we’ll shortly be launching a joint campaign with called Cyberhood Watch. We also hear about the Neighbourhood Watch summer seminar tour that took place last month as well as the inspiring story of how one Watch member helped save an animal sanctuary.

All this and more in the latest issue of Our Watch. Download it from our website today or see attachment .

Yours sincerely,
Central Support Team, Neighbourhood Watch

P.S Don’t forget to Like us on our Facebook page

Message Sent By:
William Murphy (NHWN, Administrator, England and Wales)

24. September, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

MANCHESTER AIRPORT FUTURE AIRSPACE

MANCHESTER AIRPORT FUTURE AIRSPACE

In 2017 the Government published a policy on the future of UK airspace. This made it clear that modernisation is essential and also led to the industry’s regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), developing the Airspace Modernisation Strategy (CAP1711). The strategy reflects the fact UK airspace is among the busiest in the world, having been designed for a different era. One of the foundations of this strategy is the need to respond to changes in technology and the improved navigational capabilities of current aircraft.

As part of this, the Government requires Manchester Airport to lead a process of changing the airspace around the airport, which relates to flight paths used by aircraft arriving at or departing from Manchester Airport and flying at heights of up to 7,000ft. The UK en-route air traffic control provider (NATS) is responsible for reviewing flight paths above 7,000ft.

There is a clear process for the airport, as change sponsors, to follow, which is set out by the CAA called CAP1616, and this will take more than two years.

I am writing to you today as Manchester Airport embarks on the first phase of this process. The first phase within CAP1616 (step 1B) is called “Define” and requires Manchester Airport to agree the broad principles to adopt when designing new flight paths. This is not a formal consultation, but a requirement to develop a good understanding of the “principles” that matter most to the people and organisations affected by the airport’s operations.

Manchester Airport has a long history of talking to and working with the communities around the airport, and the approach to this project will be no different.

During step 1B, Manchester Airport will be holding a series of focus groups, organised by independent research organisation YouGov. They will involve a wide range of stakeholders from surrounding communities to ensure that there is a representative view on what matters to people ahead of designing the options for future flight paths.

Focus group attendees will be asked a series of questions to help gather their views on the “principles” that should be considered. There are 11 questions looking at a range of topics, such as whether it’s better to concentrate flight paths over one area or spread them out more widely, and balancing noise and emissions.

It is also important that anyone who is interested or has a view can join the conversation, and therefore there is a document outlining the approach and asking people questions about what should be considered at step 1B. This is on our dedicated website at www.manchesterairport.co.uk/futureairspace, which has a link to the online form where people can answer the questions (www.manchesterairport.co.uk/designquestions). The document also includes further background and a series of FAQs, which you may find useful if you have further questions, or if you are asked about the process. The questionnaire is open until 6th October 2019.

It is important to note that at the moment there are no specific proposals for how airspace around Manchester could change. It is therefore imperative that those affected by the airport’s operations submit their views on the “principles” to consider when modernising the routes. This will result in a set of “Design Principles” that will be taken forward into developing a set of options during 2020 ahead of a full consultation.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Cowan
CEO, Manchester Airport

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Knutsford Rural Watch Meeting

Good afternoon,

Please can I make you aware of the following rural watch meeting date:

17th September 2019 at The Mere and Tabley community club, starting at 7.00 p.m.

All welcome!!

We have guests speakers, question time and oportunity to discuss relevant issues.

Please come along and help support the rural community.

Many thanks
Pcso Darroch
Message Sent By
Emma Darroch (Police, Community Support Officer, Macc LPU Knutsford PCSO)

10. September, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Would You Like To Nominate Someone For A Neighbourhood Award?

Is there a Resident or a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator/Member who you know and lives within Cheshire (including Halton and Warrington) who:

• goes out of their way to ensure your neighbourhood is safe?
• has done something amazing to help your neighbourhood?
• has initiated action(s) in the community to overcome nuisance or criminal activity
• has been an active coordinator for many years?
• has stepped down as an effective coordinator after many years?
• has stepped up to become a coordinator in a challenging environment?

If you know of anyone who has done any of the above, please tell us in less that 200 words who you would like to nominate and why.

Nominations should be sent to cheshirewatch@cheshire.pnn.police.uk by midnight 30th September 2019.

Winners will be decided by representatives of the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) and invited to attend an evening event in Winsford on Wednesday 6th November 2019 to collect their award. This year we are delighted to have John Hayward-Cripps, the CEO of National Neighbourhood Watch attending to make the awards.

Ian Walton (Chair), Neil Wrench, Joan Gibbison, Clare Harrison, Heather Thompson, Julia Griffiths
Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association
c/o Police Station|Chesterway|Northwich|Cheshire|CW9 5EP
Watch email: cheshirewatch@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Website: http://cheshire.ourwatch.org.uk

To find out further information about the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association, to log into your account or for Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Literature please visit our website: http://cheshire.ourwatch.org.uk/ . To contact the CNWA please email cheshirewatch@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

10. September, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

PENDANT FOUND

PENDANT FOUND

A small teardrop shaped pendant with a name on one side and a fingerprint on the reverse, has been found in the Churchyard by the entrance gates. Please contact the clerk for further information ( Tel.: 07717 244 537 or email: clerk.napc@gmail.com).

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QUIZ INCLUDING A FISH & CHIP SUPPER

QUIZ INCLUDING A FISH & CHIP SUPPER

QUIZ NIGHT 130919

The Parish Council are holding a Quiz Night at Nether Alderley Parish Hall on Friday 13th September 2019, 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. start.

Tickets are £15 each which includes a ‘fish and chip’ supper (bring your own drinks – we will supply the glasses!).

Teams will be made up of either 4 or 6 people depending on the number of tickets sold. If you would like to support this event and purchase a ticket, please contact Yvonne Bentley by email: yvonne.bentley.napc@gmail.com

N.B. Entry is strictly by ticket only (purchased in advance)

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AFTERNOON TEAS

AFTERNOON TEAS

18th and 25th August 2019 Afternoon Tea

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ART EXHIBITION

ART EXHIBITION

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Fraudsters Targeting Social Media Influencers

Be Aware!

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received intelligence to suggest that fraudsters are contacting social media influencers, based in the UK and abroad, offering them the opportunity to market a bogus product, service or investment opportunity.

Fraudsters will present professional and credible pitches to the social media influencers and try to convince them to feature the opportunity for a fee on their social media profiles in order to entice unsuspecting followers of the influencer to sign up or make a purchase.

Additionally, fraudsters are using the names of well-known public figures, implying that their opportunity or product is endorsed by the figure when it is not.

The public should be aware that any apparent endorsement by celebrities, influencers or personalities does not necessarily mean that an investment, product or service is genuine. The public is urged to exercise a cautious approach to any such offer of investment, product or service with the same caution they would at any other time.

What You Need To Do
• If you are purchasing goods from a company you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, or ask friends or family for advice before completing a purchase.
• Professional-looking websites, adverts or social media posts do not guarantee that an investment opportunity or product is genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known brands or individuals to make them appear legitimate.
• Avoid paying for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person or company. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud. Instead, use your credit card or payment services such as PayPal as they offer you greater protection if you become a victim of fraud.

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

4. August, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Update – Appeal To Find Missing Wilmslow Boy

We are pleased to report that the 10-year-old boy who was missing from the Wilmslow area has been found safe and well.

We would like to than you for your assistance.

Message Sent By:
Dan Hind (Police, Media, Chesh Engagement Unit)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Appeal To Find Missing Boy In Wilmslow

Cheshire police is appealing for information to help trace a missing boy in Wilmslow.

Lewis Edwards, aged 10, was last seen at an address in Styal Road at approximately 7.30pm on Monday 29th July.

He is described as white, approximately 4’ 6” tall, of slim build with short dark blonde hair, with two stripes shaved onto the side of his head. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a purple T-shirt and jeans.

He is believed to have left the address on a bicycle, this has since been located in the Styal area.

Chief Inspector Jez Taylor, who is co-ordinating the search for Lewis, said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned as Lewis has not been seen since yesterday evening.

“He has links to the Wythenshawe area, and he may be travelling in that direction.

“Searches are currently ongoing, and residents are asked to keep an eye out for Lewis and check their gardens and outbuildings in case he has been staying there overnight.

“If you have any information as to his whereabouts please contact the team here are Cheshire Police.”

Anyone with any information into Lewis’s whereabouts is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number IML-471266.
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Message Sent By
Dan Hind (Police, Media, Chesh Engagement Unit)

30. July, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

IN MEMORY OF SIMON FENTON

IN MEMORY OF SIMON FENTON

Simon Fenton, a local resident, sadly passed away at his home following a long illness. Simon was a quantity surveyor, retired some years ago and was greatly respected in the construction industry. He had worked closely with the Parish Council in preparation for the refurbishment of the Parish Hall and was greatly respected by all for his professionalism and dedication to the local community.
Simon will be truly missed and Nether Alderley Parish Council send their sincere condolences to the family.

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Call For Vigilance As Telephone Scammers Target Residents Across Cheshire

Police are urging Cheshire residents to be vigilant after a bank in Widnes was notified of seven of its customers having been targeted by telephone scammers in a single day.
The customers informed NatWest on Widnes Road yesterday, Wednesday 10 July, that they had received phone calls from people purporting to work for the bank.
The scammers claimed that £600 was about to be stolen from the customers’ accounts and asked for their account number details in order to stop the transactions.
Only one of these customers reported the incident to the police.
Since the start of July people living across Cheshire – including in Runcorn, Warrington, Chester and Crewe – have been targeted with the same scam.
Thankfully none of the people targeted that police are aware of have divulged account details to the telephone scammers.
Superintendent Peter Crowcroft said: “We are receiving more and more reports of this latest telephone scam targeting residents across Cheshire.
“But we are aware that many others are not being reported to us.
“On some occasions the over-the-phone scammers have spoken to the people targeted and on others voicemail messages have been left requesting that they press the number ‘one’ on their keypads.
“Such scams are orchestrated by serious organised crime groups aiming to gain access to people’s bank account details and then steal money from them.
“They use a range of tactics to achieve this goal and over-the-phone fraudsters can be very convincing.
“I urge anyone in Cheshire who has been targeted with this scam to let us know about it, including the telephone number that you were contacted from if you know it.
“The more information we receive regarding the scam the better the chance we have of putting a stop to it.
“I also urge Cheshire residents to be vigilant and to follow our advice on how to avoid falling victim to such scams.”
The force’s advice to prevent yourself from falling victim to such scams is:

• Be wary of any calls, texts or emails from anyone asking for your personal or financial details, or for you to transfer money
• Do not give any personal information (name, address, bank details, email address or phone number) to anyone before verifying that they are who they say they are
• If you are contact by someone you believe may be a fraudster, or feel something is suspicious, hang up the phone and do not reply.
Supt Crowcroft added: “If you have elderly relatives or neighbours please ensure that they are aware of such scams and that you do everything you can to safeguard them and their savings.”
Anyone who has been targeted by telephone scammers should contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101, Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 and your bank on its advertised number.

Message Sent By
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

19. July, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

What you need to know:

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

What you need to do:

• If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.
• Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.
• If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

Message Sent By:
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

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A COMMUNITY KNIFE AWARENESS EVENT

A COMMUNITY KNIFE AWARENESS EVENT

 Thursday 18th July 2019 from 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

St. Michael’s Church, Macclesfield SK10 1DY

Aim: To raise community awareness and offer signposting for help.

An opportunity to join in a discussion to create safer community & support our young people.

Light refreshments provided

All welcome!

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COMMUNITY AWARENESS

COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Please see details below relating to criminal activity in Cheshire East.

Cheshire Police are encouraging shoppers to be vigilant as thieves working in pairs attempt to distract residents (especially women over the age of 60) while they steal personal items and cash.

Officers will be patrolling public areas and are on hand to provide prevention advice.

Read more https://www.cheshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news/public-encouraged-to-be-vigilant-as-thieves-target-shoppers/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

Please share with your contacts.

Regards,

Partnerships & Communities Team ¦ People Directorate

Floor 3, Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2JZ
Tel: 01270 685880 communities@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Postal address: Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE AFTERNOON TEAS

GOLDEN TRIANGLE AFTERNOON TEAS

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AFTERNOON TEAS THROUGHOUT JUNE!

AFTERNOON TEAS THROUGHOUT JUNE!

BIG THINGS IN STORE FOR OUR PARISH HALL – AND IT IS BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER!

Nether Alderley Parish Hall is an iconic building at the heart of our village and our community.

It’s been here since the 17th century and has evolved from a school into the village centre that we now know and love. Over the years little has changed in this charming, historic building except for the odd modernisation to keep up with the times. Now though, it is in need of more than a little TLC. The good news is that long overdue work to the fabric of the building itself is now in motion and plans are soon to be submitted to Cheshire East Planning and Historic England. Nether Alderley Parish Council will also take this opportunity to upgrade most of the facilities to a modern standard, including heating, toilets and storage – so watch out for more news!

What’s great about all of this activity is that it has renewed community interest and involvement. Recent months have seen a marked increase of events at the Parish Hall which have been a huge success.

In May we set the ball rolling with a Table Top Sale, and building on the positive response and patronage, a series of “Golden Triangle” afternoon teas was launched throughout June. This triangle consists of our beautiful 14th Century St Mary’s Church, our Parish Hall and the National Trust’s fascinating Nether Alderley Mill. All of these are virtually adjacent to each other, which all adds up to a relaxed and fulfilling way to spend a Sunday afternoon which the many, many visitors tend to agree!

More events are planned throughout the year. We intend to extend the scope for more parishioners to get directly involved in a wider variety of interesting and exciting initiatives that will help to bring our community closer together. Keep your eyes and ears open for further announcements!

 

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

HMRC Alert

What you need to know:
• Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls and voicemails, to members of the public purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
• Fraudsters are spoofing genuine HMRC telephone numbers to deceive their victims over the phone. The fraudsters state that as a result of the victim’s non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable for prosecution or other legal proceedings in order to settle the balance. The fraudsters suggest victims can avoid this, by arranging payment to be made immediately by methods such as bank transfer or by purchasing iTunes gift cards.
• If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, sending bailiffs to the victim’s address or, in some cases, deportation.
• Often, the period for which the tax is allegedly due is distant enough to guarantee the victim will have little, if any, paperwork or ability to verify the claims. Once the money is paid the suspects sever all contact with the victim.
• In genuine cases, HMRC will initially make direct contact with you via post/letter and potentially follow up that letter with a phone call at a later date.
• If HMRC contact you via telephone they will quote the reference number on the initial letter you should have received. HMRC will not discuss something you are not already aware of, like a tax investigation, and will NOT demand immediate payment.

It is vital that the public exercise caution when receiving messages or telephone calls of this nature.

What you need to do:
• Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and contact details), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Instead, contact the company directly using trusted methods such as a known email address or phone number.
• Legitimate organisations wouldn’t ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using an iTunes gift card, or any other type of voucher. If you’re contacted by anyone that asks you to do this, you’re likely the target of a scam
• Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
• Report Phishing attempts. If you receive a call, text or email of this nature and have not lost money, you can report this as phishing to Action Fraud

Message Sent By:
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

9. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Online Vehicle Sales Alert – The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau

What you need to know.

Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various online selling platforms, this includes vehicles and machinery used by the agricultural industry.

The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which appears to be sent by a trustworthy third party, often PayPal or Escrow.

The emails are designed to persuade victims to pay upfront via bank transfer rather than through a protected payment method via the website. The victim pays the deposit before visiting the seller to collect the goods, believing there is a ‘cooling off’ period to reclaim the payment if they change their mind.

This gives victims the false sense of security that their money is being looked after by this trustworthy third party, when in fact, it is not and the money has gone straight to the fraudster.

It is vital that the public exercise caution when receiving emails or messages of this nature.

What you need to do
• Never transfer money for a vehicle you haven’t seen in person.
• Avoid paying for the vehicle by bank transfer as it offers you little protection if you become a victim of fraud. Instead, use a credit card or payment services such as PayPal.
• If you’re purchasing from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, or ask friends and family for advice before completing a purchase.

Message Sent By:
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

9. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

COMMUNITY AWARENESS

COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Please continue to phone the 101 number if you see or hear anything suspicious on 101. We understand this can be rather frustrating at times for the waiting time during high volume times.

Over the past few months in the two wards we have had incidents in relation to dogs out of control and straying from either public footpaths or permitted access footpaths, Damage to footpath fences. Furthermore we have had reports of livestock either being worried or killed by a small minority of irresponsible dog owners who are not keeping their dogs on leads. (Latest report this morning 08/05/19 at Henbury )

There has been an increase of Keyless cars and vans being stolen or entered .
Our advice is:

– Switch your fob off at night
– Store your fob out of sight and in a faraday bag
– Update your vehicles software on a regular basis
– Consider fitting a tracker
– Consider fitting steering wheel lock
– Do not leave any valuables in the vehicle or on show
– Community Road watch new scheme to submit your dashcam to the Police to help keep roads        safer

For more information please go to the Cheshire Police website.

Most areas are asking for more volunteers for their Community Speed Watch Schemes, please volunteer for this. There have been very positive results in reducing the speed of vehicles travelling through your villages and past your schools.

Best Wishes
PCSO 9841 Julia Short
PC Garry Charnock
PCSO David Bell

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Courier Fraud, Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert

What you need to know

Individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official

The suspect will say either:
• There has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved, the victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation
• A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is fraudulent and they require the victims’ assistance to help secure evidence by purchasing jewellery or exchange a large amount of currency to hand over to the police
• The victims’ card has been compromised and used to purchase goods by a suspect, the victim is requested to withdraw their money to keep it safe or hand over their bank card to the police

What you need to do

Your bank or the police will never:

Occasionally the victim will be told to dial a non-emergency extension of ‘161’ to receive confirmation of the individual’s bogus identity, the bogus official will advise the victim to lie about the reason for the withdrawal or purchase if challenged by staff, as the staff member is involved in the fraud
A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the goods the same day Often the victim is given a code word for the courier as a way of authentication
• Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password
• Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping
• Ask you to transfer money out of your account
• Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards to cheque books

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Sheep Worring – Pexhill Henbury

Unfortunately there has been another Sheep Worring incident on Pexhill, Henbury believed to have happened on Friday 31st May resulting in a Ewe and a lamb being killed. If you have any information please contact us on 101 or you can report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If you see any dogs loose near livestock please contact us straight away on 101 unless the dog is pysically attacking, then 999.

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

BBC Radio 4 Appeal Supports Crimestoppers

We’re pleased to let you know our friends at Crimestoppers have been chosen to be the featured charity on the BBC Radio 4 appeal this coming Sunday.

Crimestoppers compliment the work of Neighbourhood Watch by giving the general public a way of reporting crime 100% anonymously.

The BBC Radio 4 appeal is broadcast each Sunday morning highlighting the work of a different charity each week. The presenters give their time without payment and Crimestoppers are proud to reveal their presenter is former Victims Commissioner Baroness Helen Newlove.

Tune in to Radio 4 at 07.54 on Sunday 9 June to learn more about this unique charity.

Need a reminder to tune in? Learn more or sign up to receive a reminder here.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Police Call For Vigilance Following A Series Of Scams

Detectives are urging Cheshire residents to be vigilant on the back of several fraud offences having been reported to police since the start of the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Between Friday 28 May and yesterday, Tuesday May 28, Cheshire Constabulary was notified of scammers targeting people across the county.

The fraudsters claimed to be representatives of a bank, a building society, HM Revenue and Customs, the police and a Facebook lottery and told victims a range of lies in a bid to convince them to part with cash.

Detective Inspector Alastair Hinze, of Cheshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit, said: “Three of the victims are from Warrington and there are others from Knutsford, Scholar Green and Stapeley.

“Callers purporting to be from HMRC told victims in Warrington and Stapeley that they owed money in unpaid taxes and would be arrested if they did not pay up.

“The other fraud offences in Warrington involved a caller pretending to be a detective, who asked a victim to move money from one bank account to another to assist with an investigation, and requests for money to enable a victim to receive a large amount of cash they had been told that they had won on a Facebook lottery.

“A victim in Knutsford received a call from someone purporting to be from a bank’s fraud department telling them that they needed to move money from their ISA accounts to ‘safe accounts’ due to corrupt employees having access to them.

“Unfortunately, some of the victims have lost large amounts of money as a result of these scams.

“A victim in Scholar Green also had money taken after being called from someone purporting to be from a telecommunications company. They told the victim that they had detected hacking on their internet connection and needed to run software to thwart the hackers.

“This paved the way for them to be able to steal money.

“Sadly, scams like this are very common, with people throughout the county and the country being targeted every day.

“Over-the-phone fraudsters can be very convincing and use a range of tactics to try to convince victims to part with their money.

“For example, they may claim to be working for the police and ask you to call 101 or 999 to verify their identity. When you try to do so you will end up talking to an accomplice as they will not put the phone down when you do, ensuring that the line is kept open.

“Scammers may also pretend to be calling you from your bank, building society, internet or phone provider or HMRC.

“All these scams are orchestrated by serious organised crime groups.

“I urge people living in Cheshire to be vigilant and to follow our advice on how to avoid falling victim to such scams.”

Cheshire Constabulary’s scam prevention advice includes:

Telephone scams
• The police or your bank or building society will never ask you to become part of an undercover investigation or for you to withdraw money and hand it to them for safe-keeping, or to transfer your money elsewhere.
• Be wary of any calls, texts or emails purporting to be from the police, HMRC, your bank, your building society, your internet or phone provider or anyone else asking for your personal or financial details, or for you to transfer money (for whatever reason).
• Do not give anyone purporting to be from a telecommunications company access to any of your internet enabled devices, passwords or personal information.
• If you receive a suspicious call asking you to call back to verify that the caller is genuine, make sure that you verify that it is the correct number for the organisation they claim to be calling from. You should then only call back (on the organisation’s advertised number) either at a different time or by using a different phone.
• 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, Action Fraud and your bank on their advertised number.

HMRC and lottery scams
• If you receive a phone call – including an automated phone call – letter or email from someone purporting to be from HMRC saying that a warrant is out for your arrest for unpaid tax, this will be a scam. Report the scam to Action Fraud.
• If you receive emails or letters saying that you have won a large amount of money on an overseas or online lottery you have not entered, ignore them.
• If you have responded to such emails/letters/phone calls, break off all contact with the fraudsters immediately.
• If you have given the fraudsters your bank or building society account details, alert your bank or building society immediately.
• Be aware that once you have given your bank or building society account details to a fraudster you are likely to be a target for other frauds – fraudsters often share details about people they have successfully targeted or approached, with different identities used to commit further frauds.
• People who have already fallen victim to fraudsters are particularly vulnerable to recovery fraud, which is when fraudsters contact people who have already lost money through fraud and claim to be law enforcement officers or lawyers. They advise the victim that they can help them recover their lost money, but request a fee. This again is a scam.

DI Hinze added: “If you have elderly relatives, friends or neighbours please ensure that they are aware of such scams and that you do everything you can to safeguard them and their savings.”

Anyone who believes that they have been a victim of a scam should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Cheshire Constabulary can be contacted on 101.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The Big Lunch 2019

Neighbourhood Watch is supporting ‘The Big Lunch 2019’.

On the first weekend of June, communities across the UK will be coming together for a day of food, friendship and fun with The Big Lunch. Last year, over 6 million people took part, so don’t miss out – get together with your neighbours and community this summer!

Big Lunches take place in streets, gardens, parks and community spaces. They can be big or small, inside or outside, casual or filled with games, activities and excitement. The most important thing is that people share good food, good company and good fun: small acts of connection that we know can make a big difference.

Get your free Big Lunch starter pack, full of information to help you plan your Big Lunch, as well as posters, invites and other handy resources. Head to www.thebiglunch.com for more inspiration, ideas and support.

Stay connected with Neighbourhood Watch on Facebook and Twitter.

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Watch out for these FAKE TalkTalk emails about a refund

Action Fraud has received over 100 reports this week about fake emails purporting to be from TalkTalk. The emails state that the recipient’s TalkTalk account is in credit and that they’re owed a refund. The links in the emails lead to malicious websites.

Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Call For Vigilance Following Spate Of Burglaries Across Cheshire

Cheshire residents are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries across the county.

A series of homes, sheds, garages and businesses were targeted by burglars over the weekend.

Vehicles parked in front of homes were also targeted, with keys to the cars stolen from inside the properties.

The majority of the burglary incidents occurred in Warrington.

There were also a significant number of burglaries in Widnes, Runcorn, Crewe and Ellesmere Port over the weekend.

Burglary incidents also took place in Winsford, Wilmslow, Congleton, Macclesfield, Mere, Smallwood, Alsager, Chester and Frodsham.

Police are investigating the burglaries and are assuring residents that they are doing everything they can to catch the people responsible and bring them to justice.

They are also urging anyone with information about any burglary incidents in Cheshire to come forward and are appealing for residents to take action to reduce their chances of becoming victims.

Chief Superintendent Bill Dutton said: “The public can aid our fight against such crimes by contacting us if they see burglaries being carried out or anyone acting suspiciously in their area.

“Information in relation to anyone carrying out, or suspected to be carrying out, burglaries will also be gratefully received.

“Cheshire residents can also help us and themselves by making it as difficult as possible for criminals to break into their homes, sheds, garages and businesses.

“They can do this by following our anti-burglary advice.”

The force’s tips for deterring would-be burglars include:

Homes and vehicles
• Ensure that all windows are closed and doors are locked at your property, even when you are at home or in the garden
• Use security devices, such as steering locks, to keep vehicles secure
• Never leave your car keys, house keys, purse or wallet on display near a door or window
• Use the security measures on modern windows, which allow them to let some air in but still be locked
• Keep all valuables out of sight of prying eyes
• Always avoid keeping large amounts of cash in your home
• If you are replacing or fitting new doors and windows, get ones that are certified to British Standard BS7950 (windows) or PAS 24-1 (doors)
• Fit mortise locks (Kitemarked BS3621) to all front and back doors, as well as locks to all windows which are easy to reach
• Have a burglar alarm fitted, but make sure that it is installed properly and works.

Outbuildings
• Never leave a garage, shed or other outbuilding unlocked and easy prey for opportunist thieves
• Fit strong padlocks to outbuilding doors and make sure that the doors are solid enough not to be kicked in
• Good external security lighting can put off or draw attention to a thief – the most appropriate form is high efficiency low energy lighting controlled by a dusk-to-dawn switch so that it only comes on when it is dark
• If you have external security lighting that comes on when sensing movement, make sure that the lights are directed downwards to prevent them from being annoying to neighbours and dangerous to passing traffic
• Strong fencing or gates will make it difficult for intruders to get onto your land
• Solid fences or walls, particularly those with a flat or rounded top, are relatively easy for a burglar to climb over – fixing trellising to the top can make it more difficult
• Check for weak spots where a thief could get onto your land, such as a low or sagging fence or a back gate with a weak lock
• A thorny hedge along the boundary of your property can put thieves off, as can gravel areas due to the noise of walking on them.

Businesses
• Be aware of people loitering near your premises
• Be suspicious of people in vehicles watching the business, particularly if this happens more than once
• Be alert for the unusual, such as people looking nervous and anyone showing unreasonable interest in security or staff numbers
• Check the identity of non-customer visitors, such as alarm engineers, surveyors etc, and call the organisations they claim to represent before allowing access
• Encourage staff to think critically about weaknesses in security and discuss them with management
• Seek advice from specialist insurers and brokers
• Keep as little cash as possible in the premises
• Do not count cash within the view of anyone else
• Locate any tills away from entrance/exit doors – this lessens vulnerability to till snatches
• Transfer excess cash to somewhere safe – you do not need a large number of notes in tills
• Restrict access to the rear of counters by always securing lockable doors and counter flaps
• If large amounts of cash need to be banked or collected on a regular basis, the safest method is to employ a recognised cash carrying company
• Consider extra security equipment such as plastic till guards, smoke and dye money packs, a pneumatic cash transfer system, external access and time delay safes, counter caches, anti-bandit or bullet resistant glass and fast-rising screens.

Anyone with information about burglary incidents in the county should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries .

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Stone Recovered

STONE

The following picture details stone that has been recovered recently and is believed to be stolen. Can you identify our stone? If so, please contact myself. A viewing can be arranged. We have noticed a rise in the activity.

PC 4522 Ric Walker
Richard.Walker@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Macclesfield Police Station

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Vehicles Entered In High Land Drive Chelford

In the early hours of 01/05/19 a number of vehicles were entered on Highland Drive, Chelford only one vehicle had items taken.
In an effort to ensure, it is an isolated occurrence we would like to take this opportunity to ask you to take precautions to prevent further thefts from vehicles in the area and lock your vehicles and keep them locked at all times.
We would also advise that vehicle documentation is NOT left in the vehicle overnight or any other valuables.
If you have seen any suspicious vehicles, persons or have any other information including CCTV, please contact us by phoning 101. Your call will be dealt with in complete confidence and the information you supply may help us to further reduce thefts and other offences in your area. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers (anonymously) on 0800 555 111

Message Sent By:
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH E-NEWSLETTER

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH E-NEWSLETTER

Our News

Dear Friend,

The latest Neighbourhood Watch Network e-newsletter is now available.

In this issue we hear about the three new online toolkits the Network has produced for members and coordinators covering social media, burglary prevention and managing a scheme.

We also hear feedback to Fundraising and Social Media workshops, advice on how to achieve a great working relationship with the Police and a new campaign to tackle scammers.

All this and more in the new issue of Our News – the Neighbourhood Watch Network e-newsletter. The newsletter can be download from our website at: www.ourwatch.org.uk/new-issue-of-our-news-out-now/

Yours sincerely,

Neighbourhood Watch Network.

P.S. Stay up to date with all the latest news from Neighbourhood Watch by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

More information about the Neighbourhood Watch Network can be found at: www.ourwatch.org.uk

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William Murphy (NHWN, Administrator, England and Wales)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

Community Speed Watch – Volunteers Gawsworth Chelford Wards

The following villages are looking for volunteers for their Community Speed Watch groups. You could make a difference regarding the speeding through your village or outside the school during peak times. All training is given by the Police. Interested? Then please contact your local Parish Council / Clerk if you live in Marton, Henbury, Nether Alderley, Ollerton with Marthall or email PCSO Julia Short macclesfield.lpu@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

Many thanks
Julia

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

Tools Stolen From Vans

Van Owners -Unfortunately 2 vehicles have been entered and tools stolen from them on the 09/04/19 Dixon Drive Chelford and 15/04/19 Whitebarn Road Nether Alderley. In an effort to ensure these are isolated occurrences we would like to take this opportunity to ask you to take precautions to prevent further thefts from vehicles in the area and keep your vehicle locked at all times.
We would also advise that vehicle documentation is NOT left in the vehicle overnight or any other valuables. If you have seen any suspicious vehicles, persons or have any other information, please contact us on 101 Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers (anonymously) on 0800 555 111

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

Sheep Worrying

Sadly there has been a report of Sheep worrying in Woodhouse Lane, Gawsworth on the 14th April. The Sheep has later died. Chasing by dogs can do serious damage to sheep, even if the dog doesn’t catch them. The stress of worrying by dogs can cause sheep to die and pregnant ewes to miscarry their lambs. Sheep fleeing from dogs are often killed or seriously injured by their panicked attempts to escape, causing untold damage to fences and field boundaries in the process. It is an offence to allow a dog to worry sheep. It is vital that you keep your dog on the lead around livestock.

If you have any information regarding the incident on Woodhouse lane then please call us on 101

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

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COMMEMORATIVE OAK TREE DEDICATED TO LOYAL PARISH GROUNDSMAN

COMMEMORATIVE OAK TREE DEDICATED TO LOYAL PARISH GROUNDSMAN

When Nether Alderley was awarded a commemorative oak tree by Manchester Airport, as part of their 80th Birthday celebration, they decided to dedicate it to Norman Moore, who has served as a groundsman to St Mary’s Church and the Parish Hall for over 40 years.

On Wednesday evening, March 27th, they held a planting ceremony in honour of Norman in the churchyard. It was attended by Norman’s friends and family, Parish Council members, children from Nether Alderley Primary School and their parents, and Manchester Airport Community Relations team.

Alongside the tree there was also a time capsule, containing a whole variety of present day artefacts – in particular a project completed by the pupils Nether Alderley primary school. The best suggestions for what the children could include, from Esme, were buried in the container, along with another project based on predictions of what the future may hold!

The ceremony was presided over by Cheshire East Ward Councillor, George Walton, who gave a speech and helped the children to plant the tree.

Afterwards a reception was in the Parish Hall, laid on by Nether Alderley Parish Council, whose members provided food and refreshments for all guests.

Jenny Shufflebottom, Chair of Nether Alderley Parish Council, said: “Every village needs a Norman Moore! We’re so glad to be able to honour him in this way, and to be able include children from the primary school as well was an absolute delight.

“This was a real community effort, where all involved – including the stonemason, (Emery’s Monumental Services Ltd.) – provided services and provisions at their own expense. It was their way of recognising his dedication to the Parish.”

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Fraudsters send fake Virgin Media emails threatening “automatic disconnection”

Action Fraud has received over 100 reports about fake emails that purport to be from Virgin Media. The emails threaten the recipient with “automatic disconnection” due to “invalid billing information”. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking phishing websites that are designed to steal your Virgin Media account login details.

Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk

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PRECEPT 2019/20

PRECEPT 2019/20

Dear Residents,

I am writing to you all to explain the recent increase in our Precept. I have been on the Parish Council since 2011 and I believe it is the first time since then that we have had to consider a significant increase.

At our meeting on Monday, 7th January 2019, all members of the Parish Council agreed to an increase to meet its current obligations as well as the long overdue refurbishment of the Parish Hall.

The Parish Council owns the hall and has a duty to maintain it to a standard “fit for the purpose” for the benefit of all the community. When we produced our Parish Plan in 2014 and asked for views from residents about the hall, the majority opinion was for our existing historic hall to be refurbished.

Since then Councillors have been working hard behind the scenes, alongside architects and listed buildings experts to draw up plans for not only the refurbishment of the hall but to be able to provide a storage area by means of a small extension for equipment which at present we cannot provide. We are very close to having detailed plans available for all to view.

We have also just completed a Business Plan which includes future marketing for the hall. As soon as the hall has been updated and is once again ‘fit for purpose’, it is envisaged that it will be self-funding and the hub of the community.

As you may be aware, we were successful in securing some S106 money from the development at Alderley Park which will go a long way towards the refurbishment and gave us our initial platform to proceed with the repairs needed. However, as a result of the findings and recommendations of the following surveys: Condition Survey, Timber Survey, Mechanical and Electrical Survey, Measurement Survey and a Bat Survey, there is a shortfall. The works are extensive and include all remedial works necessary, along with new toilets, improved disabled access (at the moment there are several levels within the interior of the hall), new heating lighting etc. and as mentioned earlier, a small extension to the rear of the hall.

After much deliberation, the Parish Council approved that the shortfall should be spread over a two year period (2019/20 and 2020/21) to mitigate these costs, after which the Precept will be reduced in line with day to day commitments. I can assure you that the decision was not taken lightly but with much due consideration.

Therefore, the Parish Council’s Precept has been increased accordingly and for 2019-2020 will be £46,000.00 which equates to £90.08 for a Band D property.

Whilst I appreciate that this is a significant rise for the next 2 years, we are minded that the hall is very much a community asset and myself and fellow Councillors believe that this is a fair way to raise the necessary monies which spreads the cost between all residents.

I very much hope that you understand our reasoning. The Parish Council will hold an open event for all residents to come along to as soon as we have all our plans formalised. At which point we will be able to share our vision with all the residents and parishioners.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss this further.

Kind regards,

Jenny Shufflebottom

Chairman of Nether Alderley Parish Council
Jenny.shuff.napc@gmail.com

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

Police Call for Vigilance Following Spate Of Burglary Incidents Involving Outbuildings

Cheshire Constabulary is advising residents across the county to be vigilant following a spate of burglary incidents involving outbuildings, including sheds and garages.

Such incidents occurred in Winsford, Northwich, Macclesfield, Wildboarclough, Alsager, Little Neston, Frodsham and Warrington.

Superintendent Laura Marler said: “The public can aid our fight against such crimes by contacting us if they see such burglaries being carried out or anyone acting suspiciously in their area.

“Information in relation to anyone carrying out, or suspected to be carrying out, such burglaries will also be gratefully received.

“Cheshire residents can also help us and themselves by making it as difficult as possible for criminals to break into their sheds, garages and other outbuildings.

“They can do this by following our anti-burglary advice.”

The force’s tips for deterring would-be burglars and protecting your outbuildings are:
• Never leave a garage, shed or other outbuilding unlocked and easy prey for opportunist thieves
• Fit strong padlocks to outbuilding doors and make sure that the doors are solid enough not to be kicked in
• Good external security lighting can put off or draw attention to a thief – the most appropriate form is high efficiency low energy lighting controlled by a dusk-to-dawn switch so that it only comes on when it is dark
• If you have external security lighting that comes on when sensing movement make sure that the lights are directed downwards to prevent them from being annoying to neighbours and dangerous to passing traffic
• Strong fencing or gates will make it difficult for intruders to get onto your land
• Solid fences or walls, particularly those with a flat or rounded top, are relatively easy for a burglar to climb over – fixing trellising to the top can make it more difficult
• Check for weak spots where a thief could get onto your land, such as a low or sagging fence or a back gate with a weak lock
• A thorny hedge along the boundary of your property can put thieves off, as can gravel areas due to the noise of walking on them

Anyone with information about burglary incidents in the county should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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ELECTION NOMINATION PAPERS

ELECTION NOMINATION PAPERS

Nomination Papers 3

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ELECTIONS: 2nd MAY 2019

ELECTIONS: 2nd MAY 2019

Cheshire East Borough Council and Town and Parish Councils

An election for all Cheshire East Borough seats (if contested) will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Elections will be held for all Parish and Town council seats (if contested) on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Elections are contested if the number of nominations received for a particular area exceeds the number of seats within it.

Notice of Election – Election of Borough Councillors. To view notice please press here

Notice of Election – Election of Town and Parish Councillors. To view notice please press here

Voting and electoral registration timetable

The hours of poll are 7am to 10pm.

If you are away at the time of the elections you may be able to vote by post or proxy.

Poll Cards will be delivered to all registered voters in the area around 26 March 2019.

Electoral Registration application deadline is on Friday 12 April 2019.

Postal Vote application deadline is 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019.

Proxy Vote application deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

Have Your Say On How You Would Like To Contact Police In A Non-Emergency

People are being asked to give their views on how Cheshire Constabulary can make better use of technology to continue to provide the best possible service to the public.

The Constabulary has launched an online Public Contact Survey to find out how the Cheshire public use technology and how people want to engage with police in an ever-changing digital world.

The survey should take no longer than five-minutes to complete and asks questions around how you like to keep in contact with people in general and how you would like to be able to contact police in a non-emergency.

The Constabulary’s options for contacting police in a non-emergency are currently by dialling 101 (the police non-emergency number), visiting an enquiry desk at a local police station, speaking to an officer in person at a local police surgery or contacting a named officer via the Cheshire Police website.

Acting Assistant Chief Constable Ngaire Waine said: “We are all now living in a world where we are rapidly becoming more and more reliant on technology and having to adapt to the many daily tasks we do. As we let more technology into our lives, it is changing the way we keep in touch with each other and the way we access our goods and services.

“With this in mind, we’re keen to hear from as many Cheshire residents as possible to find out how they are now using new technology and whether they would like us to make it more available for accessing police services.

“The information will be used to help shape and improve how our residents can access police services in non-emergencies situations in the future, and how we can improve our contact with them.

“It is important to point out that the results of this survey will in in no way effect our 999 service and people should always dial 999 where there is a threat to life or a crime is in progress.”

The Public Contact Survey can be accessed online via the link below or by visiting the Cheshire Constabulary website.

Public Contact Survey

The deadline for completing the survey is Wednesday, 20 March 2019.

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Clare Harrison (Police, Engagement Officer, Cheshire)

12. March, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

Theft Of Keyless Entry Vehicles

We’ve seen an increase in the number of keyless car and van thefts. If your vehicle has keyless entry, check to see if the fob can be turned off. If it can, then do so overnight – don’t make it easy for thieves!

In response to the recent rise in car and van thefts in the area we’re asking those who own a car or van with keyless entry to please review your security – consider additional security devices such as mechanical locks and trackers.

Did you know that keyless entry cars need software updates? Keep yours secure – ask your car dealer or manufacturer what updates you can take advantage of.

If you have a keyless entry car or van, think about how you store your key at home. Keeping your fob out of sight is not enough – thieves only need to get near to the key to amplify the signal. Keep both sets of keys in a container or pouch which blocks the signal from the fob.
We are warning owners of cars with keyless entry systems to be vigilant after a rise in the number of thefts of these vehicles in the Macclesfield area. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity and report anything unusual to the police on 101.

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen an increase in the number of thefts of keyless entry cars and vans – follow our top tips to keep yours secure:
• Switch your fob off at night
• Store your fob out of sight and in a faraday bag
• Update your car’s software
• Consider fitting a tracker
• consider an old fashioned steering wheel lock

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Jessica Shore (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

25. February, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH E-NEWSLETTER

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH E-NEWSLETTER

Our News

Friend —
The February 2019 edition of Our News is out now.

www.ourwatch.org.uk/new-issue-of-our-news-now-out/

In this edition, we reveal the theme of this year’s Neighbourhood Watch Week in June. We also report from the pre-launch of a new NW force association that will cover the West Midlands and we round up the national media coverage in recent weeks since we challenged media portrayals of our members
All this and more in the latest edition of Our News.

Kindest regards,
Neighbourhood Watch Network

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William Murphy (NHWN, Administrator, England and Wales)

21. February, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH E-NEWSLETTER

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Lonely Hearts Romance Fraudster Alert

The NFIB have become aware of techniques used by romance fraudsters against people using dating sites. Not only will they steal your heart they will steal your money and your identification.

When you think you’ve met the perfect partner through an online dating website or app, but the other person is using a fake profile to form a relationship with you. They’re using the site to gain your trust and ask you for money or enough personal information to steal your identity.

A dating fraudster, previously involved in deceiving people that wanted a friendship explained how they would create fake accounts with social media platforms so that their details matched and could be searched. By appearing to be a real person their fake persona could be corroborated by prospective partners searching their background and believe them to be genuine. The fraudster said:

“People like to live in fairy tales to say it won’t happen to me. I make sure all my conversations are bespoke. I will show insecurity myself about trusting people and this helps allude to them that I’m genuine.”

The fraudster will also utilise as many accessible online research tools to explore people’s information for their own personal gain or sell onwards. The fraudster elaborated and explained:

“I use various online directories to find out about the person. Once I have enough, I use it to milk everything I can using their details or sell them on to other fraudsters via the dark web”

When asked how people could check if a person is real. The romance fraudster offered advice for others searching for a relationship. They told us that after you see a picture of them:

“Ask for them to send you another photo of themselves posing with their thumbs up or waving. It’s like a form of 2 factor authentication and makes it hard to do if it’s not an original picture”

What you need to do

· Avoid sharing too many personal details when on online dating profiles. Revealing your full name, date of birth, or full home address may lead to your identity being stolen.

· Never respond to any requests to send money, or have money transferred into your account by someone you don’t know and trust. These types of requests should always raise a red flag. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it.

· Pick a reputable dating website or app, and use the built-in messaging service. Fraudsters want to quickly switch to social media or texting so there’s no evidence of them asking you for money.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

14. February, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

Cheshire Police Warning For Keyless Entry Vehicle Owners

Cheshire Police are warning owners of cars and vans with keyless entry systems to be vigilant after a rise in the number of thefts of these vehicles in the Macclesfield area.

Criminals are starting to exploit some vulnerabilities of this system – allowing them to drive the car or van away without having to break into a home to get a key.

Inspector Duncan Gouck said: “Keyless entry systems offer convenience to drivers, but can in some situations can be exploited by thieves.

“We are doing all we can to tackle the issue but we need the continued support of motorists to help drive down this type of crime.

“By assessing your current security measures and taking a few simple steps you can help to reduce the chances of your vehicle being targeted.”

Drivers are urged to:

• Contact your dealer for further information and guidance regarding the digital features in your vehicle – Have there been any software updates you can take advantage of?
• Check if your keyless entry fob can be turned off. If it can, and your dealer can also confirm this, then do so overnight.
• Think about how you store your key at home. Keeping your keyless entry fob out of sight is not enough – thieves only need to get near to the key to amplify the signal. Drivers are urged to keep both sets of keys in a container or pouch which blocks the signal from the fob.
• Review your vehicle security – consider additional security devices such as mechanical locks and trackers.
• Be vigilant. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighbourhood – and report anything unusual to the police.

Anyone with any information about vehicle crime is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Daniel Millington (Police, Media Officer, HQ Digital Communications)

13. February, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Increase Of Vehicles Being Stolen

There has been a significant increase in keyless thefts of vehicles across the force. This has been made a force priority. Please ensure you use other means to secure your vehicle i.e. in a secure garage, mechanical steering lock, behind secure gates etc. and report anything suspicious on 101

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Julia Short (PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

11. February, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Rural Matters

This could be something or nothing but its always best to be aware so ….

Yesterday 08/02/2019 we received a report from a farm near Bucklow Hill whereby a suspicious person was seen entering outbuildings which had young dairy cows residing within them. No further details regarding the suspicious person. It occurred late evening within darkness.

Please be vigilant and question anyone on your property.

Please report any incident to 101, I know its not the Mo Farrah of the tele communications world but if this wasn’t reported via 101 I wouldn’t be enlightening you right now, please take the time and lets improve the effective flow of communication and help keep your farms and homes safer.

Many thanks.

PCSO Darroch

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Emma Darroch (Police, Community Support Officer, Macc LPU Knutsford PCSO)

11. February, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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