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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.

19. July, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on IN MEMORY OF SIMON FENTON

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.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

2. July, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

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!

24. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on A COMMUNITY KNIFE AWARENESS EVENT

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

19. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on COMMUNITY AWARENESS

GOLDEN TRIANGLE AFTERNOON TEAS

GOLDEN TRIANGLE AFTERNOON TEAS

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15. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on GOLDEN TRIANGLE AFTERNOON TEAS

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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14. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on AFTERNOON TEAS THROUGHOUT JUNE!

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

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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.

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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

5. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on COMMUNITY AWARENESS

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)

5. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

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.

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

5. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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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William Murphy (NHWN, Administrator, England and Wales)

5. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

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

5. June, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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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William Murphy (NHWN, Administrator, England and Wales)

26. May, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

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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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

 

26. May, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

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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Dan Hind (Police, Media, Chesh Engagement Unit)

22. May, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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

16. May, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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)

6. May, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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)

30. April, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH E-NEWSLETTER

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Suspious Vehicle

Please be vigilant there is silver Ford Transit type with black side windows in the area we believe is involved with the theft of coping stones & possibly other items . Part Vehicle registration DK02*** If seen in the area please do not approach but phone the police on 101 straight away

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Rural Matters

We have recieved reports of a theft of sheep from Snelson Lane Marthall. Three Texel sheep were taken between 23/01/2019 and 25/01/2019. We have also received reports that this has also happened in Derbyshire.

Many thanks.

PCSO Darroch

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERTS

Stone Thefts

We have noticed an increased spike in Stone Thefts/ Coping Stones from rural locations this year, in and around the Macclesfield area. A flat bed Ford transit is of notable interest and we would like to speak to the occupants. The flat bed transit is described as Red Cab/ Blue rear flat bed with high sides/ White hailer to roof/ 4 digit to end of number plate. Please call 101 with any such information concerning this vehicle.

Thank You
PC 4522 Walker
Cheshire Constabulary.
Macclesfield.
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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft Of Coping Stones on Clarke Lane, Langley

Approx 12 x coping stones have been stolen from the outside wall of a property in Clarke Lane, Langley just before the run of cottages opposite the reservoir on the way into the Macclesfield Forest. Believed they have gone early hours of Sunday 6th January. If you have any information then please quote 19000005476

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Crime Alert

Good afternoon. Please can I make you aware of the following theft.

Theft of Ranger Rover from a farm in Ashley, Please be aware and try and lock all vehicles away.

Many thanks.

PCSO Darroch
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CEC LINK TO REPORT HIGHWAY ISSUES

CEC LINK TO REPORT HIGHWAY ISSUES

Cheshire East Council Link to Report Any Highway Issues

Residents should report any issues relating to the highway via a dedicated link on the Cheshire East Council website:

https://www.cheshireeasthighways.org/report-it-general.aspx

The link is very easy to use, acknowledges your complaint and provides a reference number should you wish to track its status.

          Street light      Pot hole

          Fallen tree     Leaning road sign

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Rural Burglary Alert

Please be aware of the following burglary:

Pedley House Lane area of Great Warford, whereby a large quantity of stock has been taken.

Please be aware and utalise all your security devices.

Many thanks

Pcso 20604 Darroch
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Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Happy New Year, from everyone at Tatton Park!

Tatton Park

 

Looking to start your year on the right foot? We’ve got 1000 acres of Parkland, 50 acres of Gardens and a recently renovated Farm to explore.

Take in the scenery and get those steps in on our Field to Fork trail in the Parkland and wind down along the peaceful paths through the Pinetum in the Gardens (home to over 150 specimens of trees from around the world). Find out where your food comes from at the Farm, explore the historic three- storey Mill and meet Aunt Mary making butter in the Caretakers Cottage!

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Want to keep that feel-good feeling going throughout the year? We’ve got a packed calendar of events to choose from;

• Little Red Hen makes a Pizza, 25 Jan – Join us on the Farm for our interactive session, which teaches children the origin of ingredients for pizza from Field to Fork.

• Creative Writing ‘Short Days, Early Dark’, 12 Feb – A special opportunity to gain creative writing inspiration and guidance from successful playwright and former Cheshire poet laureate, Joy Winkler.

• Deer Feed and Trailer Rides, 19 & 20 Feb – Take a trailer ride with Tatton Park’s Rangers to watch the daily deer feed!

• Happy Kids Yoga (pre-school), multiple dates – A fantastic introduction to yoga for little ones, in Tatton Park’s Gardens.

• Lambing Week at the Farm, 6 – 14 April – Will you be lucky enough to see our lambs being born?

• Dogfest, 15-16 June – A new event for Tatton Park, the ultimate summer festival for Dogs!

• RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, 17 – 21 July – the gardening highlight of the year.

And many many more – for full information on all of Tatton Park’s events, visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/events

 

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

HM Revenue and Customs Alert

What you need to know.

Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public purporting to be from HMRC.

The fraudsters state that as a result of their non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable to prosecution or other legal proceedings such as repossession of belongings to settle the balance but can avoid this by arranging for payment to be made immediately by method such as bank transfer or by iTunes gift cards.

If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, bailiffs or in cases where the victim appears to be of overseas origin; 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.

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.

Listen to your instincts. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. No genuine organisation will ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using iTunes Gift Cards, or any other type of voucher.

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, report this as a phishing attempt to Action Fraud.

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Scam Warning 11.01.19

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NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
S14 (2) ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and of all other enabling powers issues this notice temporarily to prohibit traffic in the following length of road:-

Welsh Row, Chelford Ward, Alderley Edge, Unknown outside Hartford.

The alternative route will be via the following streets: – Welsh Row, Sand Lane, Congleton Road

Location Map – https://roadworks.org?tm=112271750

Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.

The closure is necessary to enable United Utilities to carry out Disconnection of lead supply and replacement with new service connection.

It is anticipated that the works will take place on the following date(s): Thursday 31st January 2019 to Monday 4th February 2019.

This notice will become operative on Thursday 31st January 2019 for a period of 5 days or for such less time as is necessary to enable the works to be completed.

If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Gallaghers on telephone number 0845 5000 123.
Notice Date: 2nd January 2019
Acting Director of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer
Westfields
Middlewich Road
Sandbach
CW11 1HZ

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Burglary Business Premises, Henbury

On 1st December at approx. 6.30 a.m. a silver Corsa part registration was seen in the vicinity of FLORA Garden Centre, Henbury where a burglary has taken place. If you have any information then please call us on 101 and quote occurrence 18100378369 #letsstampoutcrime

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TERMINAL 1 (MANCHESTER AIRPORT)

TERMINAL 1 (MANCHESTER AIRPORT)

Changes to the arrivals car park for picking passengers up at Terminal One

As the airport continues to grow and offer more routes and destinations, we are investing heavily in improving the site to cope with the increased demand and to improve your experience when using the airport.

The next phase will see us create 270 new spaces in our Terminal One arrivals car park by adding in two new levels, with additional entrances and exits.

To facilitate this, the Terminal One arrivals car park will close from the 26th November at 01:00 and will reopen in April 2019. During this period the arrivals car park for picking up passengers will move to the other side of the Skylink with the entrance located on Terminal Road North. Customers can also use the multi storey for picking up passengers.

For customers picking up on the 26th November between 01:00 and 04:00, please use the Terminal 1 multi storey.

See map below -staff will be on hand to help direct and advise passengers.

Mcr Airport

 

 

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

The Little Book Of Big Scams

For further information on the types of scams there are and how to protect your self please go to
https://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-scams/the-little-book-of-big-scams/ and or download https://www.cheshire.police.uk/media/84747/cheshire-constabulary_lbbs_third-edition_online-usage.pdf

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Cold Callers

We have received information from HomeWatch that a company called ‘Secure Home Systems’ have been cold calling residents offering home security devices (not in our area) The company appears to claim they are they are approved by the Police and the Emergency Services. Please be aware that the Police and Emergency Services do not approve these types of companies

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

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POLICE SURGERIES

POLICE SURGERIES

Police Surgeries for Gawsworth and Chelford Wards

Saturday 1st December 2018 (11.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon) – Marton Meadows Golf Club

Tuesday 4th December 2018 (11.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon) – Plumley Garden Centre

Friday 7th December 2018 (15.00 – 16.00 p.m.) – Bosley, Crossroads building

Tuesday 11th December 2018 (9.00 – 12.00 noon) – Lower Withington, Four Oaks Machinery Sales

Monday 17th December 2018 (14.00 – 15.00 p.m.) – Marton Meadows Golf Club

Monday 14th January 2019 (10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon) – Chelford Farm Supplies

NEW Mobile Police Surgeries

Sunday 2nd December 2018:

10.00 – 10.45 a.m. – Snelson Church, Snelson
11.00 – 11.45 a.m. – Marthall Church Hall, Marthall
12.00 – 12.45 p.m. – The Village Green, Peover Superior
14.00 – 14.45 p.m. – Either Church Lane, Henbury Rise or Hightree Drive, Henbury (TBC)
15.15 – 16.00 p.m. – Siddington Bank, Siddington
16.30 – 17.15 p.m. – School Lane, Eaton

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Register for Electricity NW Priority Services

Register for Electricity NW Priority Services

We get more than our fair share of power cuts in Nether Alderley. Did you know about Electricity North West’s Priority Services Register for vulnerable customers? It can offer extra support to keep you safe and comfortable until the power is back on.

Phone 0800 195 4141 or apply online at  https://www.enwl.co.uk/power-cuts/priority-services-register/why-become-a-priority-services-customer/

 Screen shot - Sign up to register with ENW

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SHOP SAFELY

SHOP SAFELY

Shop safely on line

 

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VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

Nether Alderley Parish Council

Parish Councillor Vacancy

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

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

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

Application forms should be returned to the Clerk by Monday 3rd December 2018

B.Thorpe
Clerk to Nether Alderley Parish Council
Email:  clerk.napc@gmail.com
Tel.:  07717 244 537

Closing date Monday 3rd December 2018

(Notice date 20/11/18)

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THE PRIDE OF NETHER ALDERLEY

THE PRIDE OF NETHER ALDERLEY

Nether Alderley Maintenance and Pride plan another litter pick on:

Saturday 16th February 2019 from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Some of the volunteers will be going on to the Wizard pub for lunch afterwards and new volunteers are very welcome. Please wear suitable clothing. Rubbish bags will be available and litter picking tools.
Please phone Anne Bale on 01625 582514 for further information.

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COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH NOW RECRUITING!

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH NOW RECRUITING!

Speed Watch Campaign

If you feel strongly about dangerous speeding throughout Nether Alderley, why not sign up as a Speed Watch Volunteer?

If you would like further information please email the Clerk at clerk.napc@gmail.com

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NEW MOBILE SURGERY

NEW MOBILE SURGERY

FIRST STOP: NETHER ALDERLEY!

PCSO Julie Short (Rural Crime Team) and PC Garry Charnock (Rural Crime and Wildlife Officer) have recently taken over Chelford Ward – which includes Nether Alderley parish. They were delighted to be in attendance at the heart of Nether Alderley – the Parish Hall, on October 20th, and excited to demonstrate their new Mobile Police Surgery to the community.

If you have any issues or need advice on rural community policing, they urge you to get in touch either via the non-emergency telephone number 101, or via their email julia.short@cheshire.pnn.police.uk and garry.charnock@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

This is the first of many planned surgeries, so watch out for further updates.

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NEW – Mobile Police Surgery

NEW – Mobile Police Surgery

The mobile police van will be visiting the following areas on:

Saturday 20th October 2018

9.30 – 10.30 a.m.                Nether Alderley Church Car Park
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.      Severn Sisters Farm, A50
2.00 – 3.00 p.m.                 Gawsworth Village Hall Car Park

 

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BREW WITH THE CREW

BREW WITH THE CREW

Get your brew on!

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The North West Air Ambulance Charity is very excited to launch its first integrated fundraising and engagement campaign, Brew with the Crew, during Air Ambulance Week.

Built on the northern obsession with drinking large amounts of tea, planning Brew with the Crew brought together teams from throughout the charity. It aims to be an easy activity for people to build into their day, drinking tea with their own crew and raising money for the charity’s lifesaving work.

The campaign launches throughout Air Ambulance Week, 10 – 16 September, at North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) shops and other locations in the region. People are asked to hold their own Brew with the Crew the week of 15 – 21 October or throughout the year.

Heather Arrowsmith, NWAA Chief Executive, says: “We wanted to build a campaign that brought all of our teams together and involved everyone throughout the organisation. It’s been great to see people working alongside each other. All over a brew, of course!”

“Our crew love their brews too but they leave behind thousands of mugs of cold tea a year – not drunk because they’ve been called out on a potentially lifesaving mission. I’m sure the generous people of the North West will take Brew with the Crew to their hearts, just as they have with the crew themselves.”

We would love you to join us in having a Brew and raising funds for this fantastic cause.

To get your free Brew with the Crew pack, go to www.nwaa.net/bwtc or ring 0800 587 4570.

Best Wishes,

Deb Millican
Fundraiser for Cheshire & Wirral
North West Air Ambulance Charity, North Mersey Business Centre, Woodward Road, Knowsley, L33 7UY
07808706766

The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s helicopters fly 365 days a year, with the doctors and paramedics on board providing rapid treatment and hospital transfers to patients across the entire North West region each year – an area covering 5,500 square miles and 8 million people. Since it launched in 1999, the charity has flown more than 20,000 missions across the region, with the ambulance called out an average of five times a day, rising to ten in summer.

Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service that the charity provides, the North West Air Ambulance would not be here without the support of its community of fundraisers and partners. The charity is completely reliant on public and corporate donations to keep the North West’s Air Ambulance Charity helicopters operational and helping to save lives, needing to raise over £8 million a year to support its lifesaving service.

Twitter: @NWAirAmbulance
Facebook: North West Air Ambulance Charity
Instagram: @nwairambulance

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

ALERT: Watch out for these fake TV Licensing emails

We’ve seen a sharp increase in reports about fake TV Licensing emails claiming to offer refunds. The emails state that the refund cannot be processed due to “invalid account details”. The links provided in the emails lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

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PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

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

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

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

Application forms should be returned to the Clerk by Monday 8th October 2018

B.Thorpe
Clerk to Nether Alderley Parish Council
clerk.napc@gmail.com
07717 244 537

Closing date Monday 8th October 2018

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(Notice date 24/09/18)

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Watch out for these fake Netflix emails

We’ve seen an increase in reports about fake Netflix emails claiming that there’s an issue with your account, or that your account has been suspended. The email states that you need to “update” your account details in order to resolve the problem. The link in the emails leads to genuine-looking Netflix phishing websites designed to steal your username and password, as well as payment details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

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

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THANKS TO OUR GROUNDSMAN

THANKS TO OUR GROUNDSMAN

Most of us will at some time visited a rural historic church, similar to St. Mary’s and noticed in some cases that the burial ground is uncared for.

Here in Nether Alderley we are extremely lucky to see that our church, church yard and burial ground are kept in pristine condition. In the burial ground this is mainly due to the hard work put in by Norman Moore, Nether Alderley Parish Council’s groundsman.

Many of you will have seen Norman working in the burial ground without really knowing much about him. In April 2018, Norman completed 40th year maintaining the burial ground. Norman, aged 73, has lived in Nether Alderley for 57 years and has served the Parish in many ways, including being Parish Hall caretaker for 35 years and caretaker of Nether Alderley Primary School for 5 years in the 1970s. This was in addition to his work for local farmers.

Every Parish would benefit by having a ‘Norman’ and Nether Alderley is very lucky indeed that he is ours. Thank you Norman.

 

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Nfib Alert – Bogus Overseas Officers

Fraudsters are contacting overseas students and visitors who are in the UK via their mobile phone or social network account and purporting to represent UK or foreign law enforcement.

After fraudsters have claimed to work with their respective embassy or government, they tell the victim that there is evidence in the form of forged documentation or parcels which implicate them in a crime such as money laundering, fraud or immigration offences.

After demanding further personal details from the victim such as their name, current address and copies of personal documentation, they threaten the victim by suggesting a warrant exists for their arrest which will result in their deportation and imprisonment unless they transfer a payment to them in order to cancel the arrest or pay a fine. Once the money is transferred, all contact between the victim and the fraudster is severed.

What You Need To Do:
• Police will never ask you to withdraw to transfer money so “it can be checked”, neither would they demand money to in order to cancel an arrest.
• Do not be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details no matter who they say they are; protect your information and have the confidence to question and refuse unusual requests.
• If you have made a payment to someone claiming to be the police or government department, and you think you might be a victim of fraud, you can report it to Action Fraud any time of the day or night using our online fraud reporting tool. You can also get advice about fraud or cyber-crime by calling 0300 123 2040.
• If you are a student you can ask your Student Union or University for advice, help and support.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK

Nominate Your Best Neighbour Of 2018

Neighbourhood Watch and our sponsor Co-op Insurance has just launched a nationwide search to find and celebrate some of the best and most considerate neighbours of 2018!
We’re urging people to nominate the most deserving good neighbours and there is also an opportunity to put forward your ‘Hero Next Door’ for a true act of heroism.
Neighbourhood Watch and Co-op Insurance are working together on these exciting awards and anyone can nominate their good neighbours today!
We’re talking about the local heroes in your street and community whose acts of kindness and neighbourliness really set them apart.
We want to recognise the people who are making such a vital contribution to community life and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.
You don’t need to be a Neighbourhood Watch member to nominate and the person you nominate doesn’t need to be a member either.
Click here to join in– before nominations close on September 5 – and you’ll be taken to the nomination form where you can share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.
You can also share the link to the nominations page by cutting and pasting it from below.
https://joinin.coop.co.uk/opportunities/159

So nominate your good neighbours today!

To read more about the awards on our website click here.

With best wishes,

Neighbourhood Watch

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VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

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

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

The address of the Returning Officer is:

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

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

Date 14th August 2018

Signed: (Clerk/RFO)

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

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STAKEHOLDER BULLETIN – August 2018

STAKEHOLDER BULLETIN – August 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the stakeholder bulletin with news, information and updates from Cheshire Constabulary on behalf of the Chief Constable and the Police & Crime Commissioner.

You are receiving this newsletter as a valued stakeholder.

In recent weeks we have experienced high periods of demand on the 101 service which means that people have been waiting longer than normal during peak times.

This is a national issue that many other forces are also experiencing but we are pleased to report that the picture has improved in Cheshire.

There were a number of reasons behind the increase in demand including the unexpected and prolonged hot weather, repeat calls and the public’s understanding about when to ring 101.

A lot of the demand is being driven by the public requesting information or asking for help with issues that the police do not actually deal with such as noise nuisance, dog fouling and fly tipping and these can be addressed by other agencies – including local authorities and housing associations.

It is important for people to know that when they do need to speak to the police about a non-emergency issue there are better ways of getting in touch without having to pick up the phone.

Although the situation has improved we would like to take the opportunity to highlight the range of options that are available which may provide a quicker and more efficient service than calling 101.

These include:

Face-to-Face – Visit your local police station/helpdesk or speak to your local Police Community Support Officer. Cheshire has a dedicated PCSO in every ward across the county. They are a vital part of policing and an important connection between the force and local communities providing a familiar face as a point of contact. Details of surgeries are available via the Cheshire Police website.

General Contact Form – If you have a general query, are seeking advice or, for example, want to notify the police of a planned event. Go to www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries

Contact an Officer Form – This is a quicker way to request to speak to a named officer allocated to your case and is useful for when officers are not on duty. Go to www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/contact-an-officer

Incident Update Form – If you want to request an update on an incident go to www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/incident-update-form

Local Priorities Form – To report an ongoing issue in your area that you want to highlight as needing action go to www.cheshire.police.uk/local-policing

Speeding Issues – For reporting issues with speeding drivers go to www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/speeding

Other Agencies – Your local authority or housing association deals with issues including noise nuisance, dog fouling and fly tipping.

We are making a concerted effort to educate the public to ensure they know that many of their issues can be dealt with more effectively in other ways and it is not always necessary to pick up the phone and call 101.

In some cases 101 will be the best option and we will continue to inform people of when it is appropriate to use 101 to give the public a more efficient service and to allow us to deal effectively with crime.

The 101 number should be used to report a crime that has already taken place or to pass on information about a crime. The public should always call 999 where there is a threat to life or a crime is in progress.

More information is available on our website www.cheshire.police.uk/hereforyou

Your support is always appreciated and we would encourage you to spread the word about this important issue via your networks.

Thank you,
Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Police Alert - Here for You

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Watch out for these fake British Gas refund emails

We’ve had an increase in reports about fake British Gas emails claiming to offer refunds. The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking British Gas phishing websites that are designed to steal the usernames and passwords for British Gas accounts.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

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

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ACTION FRAUD

Watch out for these fake LinkedIn emails

We’ve received multiple reports about these fake LinkedIn emails. They claim that your LinkedIn profile has appeared in multiple searches and provide links you can click on to get more details. These links lead to malicious websites designed to steal your personal and financial details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Damage To Lock At Farm In Sutton

On 21/7/18 a farm on Hollin Lane, Sutton has reported that a lock on one of the gates was found with glue inside. Please get in touch if you have any information or have experienced any suspicious activity.

Many thanks
PCSO Sarah Wilson

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Alert – Rise In Fake Amazon Emails

These fake emails are after your Amazon login details!

We’ve had an increased number of reports about these fake emails purporting to be from Amazon. The subject line and content of the emails vary, but they all contain links leading to phishing websites designed to steal your Amazon login details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft Of Sheep From Marton

Sometime between 15.00 – 20.00hrs on Sunday 15th July 2018, 10 sheep were stolen from a field on Bunce Lane, Marton. If you have any information then please contact the police on 101 and quote occurrence number 18100218385

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft Report

Hello there,

Please be aware that a burglary has occurred within the Mobberley area (27/06) whereby a number of generators were stolen alongside a quantity of tools.

Please be vigilant and report anything suspicious to 101

Many thanks

PCSO Darroch

 

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft Of Livestock – 10th July 2018

Please be aware that there has been a recent report of a theft of a three moth old calf from a farm in Mobberley. Please be vigilant and report anything that you deem to be suspicious.

Many thanks

Emma Darroch
PCSO 20604 Darroch
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Emma Darroch (Police, Community Support Officer, Macc LPU Knutsford PCSO)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Fraud And Telephone Scam

POLICE OFFICER IMPERSONATION COURIER FRAUD

The Scam:
• Offenders cold call posing a Police Officer, usually a detective from a Police Station in London. Several characters may be involved to convince the victim they are genuine.
• They convince the victim that there is a corrupt official/ counterfeit currency at their bank and ask them to assist with a “sting” operation.
• They provide a cover story and an amount of cash to be withdrawn.
• They send a taxi to take the victim to the bank and back.
• They stay on the phone and tell the victim how to answer questions from the bank.
• They tell the victim how to package the money.
• They then attend the victim’s home address, or send a courier, to recover the cash. In some cases victims have been asked to travel elsewhere in the country to hand over cash.

Protect Yourself:
• The Police will never ask people to withdraw money from their bank account.
• The police will never ask members of the public to assist them with operations.
• Hang up and wait five minutes before calling the police/ bank on a trusted number. Fraudsters may stay on the line after you hang up. A different line should be used if possible.
• Report the matter immediately to the police on 101, or 999 is you think you have met the Fraudster.

**TELEPHONE SCAM**
We have had reports that people are experiencing receiving recorded messages saying that it is BT calling and that if they do not press a button the computer will be cut off. This is then followed by the same message a couple of days later.

Please contact BT directly to confirm if any action is required

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Sarah Wilson (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU PCSO)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Phone Frauds

There have been 3 phone frauds in the Macc & Wilmslow areas the calls have been slightly different:

1. Caller states they are from the Police stating victim has been a victim of bank fraud and need to withdraw their money immediately
2. Caller states from bank stating victims cash notes are fraudulent and they need to withdraw immediately and ring them back with the serial numbers
3. Caller stating from the Health Lottery stating victim won a large amount but need to provide them £1200 to release the full amount

The main link to each is that they have asked the victim to go to the bank and withdraw the money themselves and they would send someone round to collect. Unfortunately one victim did hand money over.
If you get a call like this DO NOT to withdraw cash for collection- contact the Police 101 or their bank to report the calls.

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

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Scam Alert – Fake Argos Texts

Watch out for these fake Argos texts offering refunds

These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that you’re owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Scam Alert Important Warning Following Fraudulent Scams

Detectives are urging residents in Cheshire to be vigilant after an elderly woman was scammed out of a large quantity of money.

The pensioner from Adlington received a phone call from someone purporting to be from her bank. The person read out her account details and balance and then told her she needed to withdraw her money and gave her a number to ring the force squad. During the conversation he said that her bank had been compromised and not to say anything.

The woman was coerced into withdrawing a large quantity of cash from her bank and instructed to hand it over to a courier for safekeeping.

Two further elderly residents from Macclesfield and Wilmslow also received two different calls. One call was from a man purporting to be a police officer and the other call was from someone stating the victim had won money from the health lottery. Both were asked to withdraw their money but didn’t fall victim to the scam.

Sergeant Keith Graham, of Macclesfield LPU, said: “We are investigating a number of incidents whereby elderly victims are being contacted by criminals involved in fraudulent acts.

“Victims are being coerced into believing a number of reasons for why they should withdraw their money. I want to make it clear that no one should withdraw any money from their account if they are asked to do so over the phone.

“I urge anyone else who has been targeted by this scam, or other similar scams, to call us on 101 and I also want everyone to follow our advice on how to avoid becoming a victim.”
The force’s advice on avoiding such scams is:
• The police will never ask you to become part of an undercover investigation or for you to withdraw money and hand it to them for safe-keeping
• Be wary of any calls, texts or emails purporting to be from the police or anyone else asking for your personal or financial details, or for you to transfer money
• If you are approached, or feel something is suspicious, hang up the phone and do not reply and then report it to police on 101, Action Fraud and your bank on their advertised number.
Sergeant Graham added: “If you have elderly relatives or neighbours please ensure that they are aware of this emerging trend and that you do everything you can to safeguard them and their savings.”

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Emma James (Police, Media Officer, Winsford)

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Inspirational Teacher Scoops Prestigious Award

Inspirational Teacher Scoops Prestigious Award

A local teacher has been honoured at the Cheshire Teaching Awards.

Mr, Andy Brady, a teacher at Nether Alderley Primary School, was named the Inspirational Teacher of the Year at the awards ceremony held in Chester on Tuesday, 19th June.
Head teacher Richard Craven said “Mr Brady is an outstanding teacher and every year he goes above and beyond to provide our pupils and families with the very best educational experience. It is lovely to have this opportunity to thank him for all his hard work.”

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Photo: Andy Brady at the awards presentation with learning support assistant Mrs. Brown, Head boy Jake and Head girl Phoebe.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Rural Crime Alert

Please be aware of the below occurrences within the rural community.

Red van (Vrm unknown) spotted in suspicious circumstances within the Rostherne and Tatton area of Knutsford.

Theft of tractor batteries again within the rural areas.

Theft of red diesel within the rural areas.

Theft of fencing from within the railway line in Ashley.

Please be aware of the above and report anything suspicious to 101.

I am your dedicated PCSO and have now have a mobile phone which is turned on whilst on duty: 07989438404 and can be called ot texted (still waiting for ‘WhatsApp’) or you can email me:emma.darroch@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

Please continue to report incidents.

Many thanks

Pcso Darroch

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

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

Margaret Melrose RIP

Margaret Melrose RIP

Former councillor who fought for village bypass passes away
by Lisa Reeves Thursday 28th June 2018

A very popular and well known member of the community sadly passed away on Monday, 25th June, at the age of 90.
Margaret Melrose lived in Alderley Edge for 28 years. She was a councillor for 34 years, first being elected in 1967, and twice Chairman of Cheshire County Council – the first woman ever to hold the position in 1984.
The A34 Alderley Edge and Nether Alderley Bypass was been named Melrose Way in honour of Margaret who fought tirelessly for its construction since the 1960s.
Her funeral will be held at 11am on Wednesday 11th July, at St Mary’s Church in Nether Alderley and afterwards at the Parish Hall next door.

margaret

2. July, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on Margaret Melrose RIP

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK

New Ways To Protect You This National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great week!

Neighbourhood Watch Network

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

19. June, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Courier Fraud

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

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

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

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

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

Protect Yourself

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

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

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

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

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

19. June, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft of Digger and Equipment in Henbury

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

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

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

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

TSB Phishing Attacks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Protect Yourself:

Don’t assume an email or text is authentic:

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

Clicking on links/files

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

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

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

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

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

28. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

East Cheshire Hospice Bubble Rush 2018

East Cheshire Hospice Bubble Rush 2018

Cheshire East Hospice - Bubble run

24. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on East Cheshire Hospice Bubble Rush 2018

Fly Tipping

Fly Tipping

fly tipping

23. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on Fly Tipping

Vacancy for Two Parish Councillors

Vacancy for Two Parish Councillors

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

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

The address of the Returning Officer is:

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

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

Date 15th May 2018

Signed: (Clerk/RFO)

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

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London Road to close for two weeks for sinkhole repairs

London Road to close for two weeks for sinkhole repairs

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

Sinkhole 2 - 10.05.18           Sinkhole - 10.05.18

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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Warning issued after elderley residents targeted by scam

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

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

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

Cheshire Police’s advice on avoiding such scams is:

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

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

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

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

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

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

TV Providers Discount Fraud

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

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

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

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

What you need to do

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

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

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

1. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Thefts of older styles of 4 x 4s

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

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

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

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

FIFA 2018 World Cup Alert

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

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

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

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

1. May, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

Nether Alderley Maintenance and Pride

Nether Alderley Maintenance and Pride

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

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

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

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

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

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Investments and Fake Endorsements

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

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

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

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

What you need to do

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

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

14. April, 2018Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

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