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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft of GPS Domes – Farm Information

We have attended a report of 3 x high value GPS navigation domes from three tractors in the Tattenhall area.

There is not only a cost for the replacement for this vital piece of technology but also a loss of earnings when managing crops, harvesting and cultivating which could also have a larger impact on the food chain.

Please take farm security seriously ensuring equipment is stored under lighting, in sheds or near CCTV cameras.

There are many ways to try and prevent the domes being taken such as:-
* Tamper proof bolts
* Remove the GPS dome when not in use or won’t be used for long periods of time.
* Add a PIN to the software system to prevent the device being used easily
* Use GPS Anti-theft dome locks

If you have any information or CCTV please contact on 101 and quote IML739942

Kind regards
Rural Crime Team

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Sarah Wilson (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU PCSO)

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

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Coronavirus-Related Scams – How To Protect Yourself

Dear subscriber,

Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million.

How you can protect yourself from Coronavirus-related scams:

There are some simple steps you can take that will protect you from the most common Coronavirus-related scams. Here’s what need to do:

1 – Watch out for scam messages
Your bank, or other official organisations, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you receive an email you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS): report@phishing.gov.uk

2 – Shopping online
If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, for example, by checking to see if others have used the site and what their experience was. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, other payment providers may not provide the same protection.

3 – Unsolicited calls and browser pop-ups offering tech support
Never install any software, or grant remote access to your computer, as a result of a cold call. Remember, legitimate organisations would never contact you out of the blue to ask for financial details such as your PIN or full banking password.

NHS Test and Trace scams:

The NHS Test and Trace service plays an important role in the fight against coronavirus and it’s vital the public have confidence and trust in the service. However, we understand the concerns people have about the opportunity for criminals to commit scams.

What you need to know:

Contact tracers will only call you from the number 0300 013 5000. Anyone who does not wish to talk over the phone can request the NHS Test and Trace service to send an email or text instead, inviting them to log into the web-based service.

All text or emails sent by NHS Test and Trace will ask people to sign into the contact tracing website and will provide you with a unique reference number. We would advise people to type the web address https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk directly into their browser, followed by the unique reference number given to you, rather than clicking on any link provided in the message.

The NHS Test and Trace service will never:
• ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
• ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product or any kind
• ask for any details about your bank account
• ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
• ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
• ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
• ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

If you think you have been a victim of fraud, please report it to Action Fraud at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. If you live in Scotland, please report directly to Police Scotland by calling 101.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

16. June, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The Benefits of Neighbourhood Watch In These Difficult Times

Dear Alert User,

Neighbourhood Watch is a national organisation with a mission to reduce crime, the fear of crime and to promote neighbourliness and stronger communities. We are just coming to the end of Neighbourhood Watch week this year and you can find out about activities and inspiring stories here https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/ and by using the #LetsStayConnected hashtag on social media.

A silver lining of the Covid-19 crisis is that many local support groups have sprung up all over Cheshire, offering help and reaching out to vulnerable and isolating people. At its simplest Neighbourhood Watch is just about neighbours looking out for each other, and our organisation represents a way for support groups to sustain the precious and new-found connectedness in our communities. By joining Neighbourhood Watch you can:
• Feel safer and more connected in your community
• Reduce crime and the fear of crime
• Help others in need of support
An additional benefit of joining Neighbourhood Watch is that registered schemes can rely upon the Public Liability Insurance for the many street parties planned for when we eventually exit restrictions!

Joining us is very simple, just follow this link: http://cheshire.ourwatch.org.uk/ and enter your postcode to find out if there’s a Neighbourhood watch scheme in your area. If not, please consider starting one to connect with your neighbours and keep everyone safe.

With best wishes,

Neil Wrench, Joan Gibbison, Julia Griffiths, Clare Harrison, Heather Thompson
Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association
c/o Police Station|Chesterway|Northwich|Cheshire|CW9 5EP
Watch Email box: Cheshirewatch@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Web site: http://cheshire.ourwatch.org.uk

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Heather Thompson (NWN, MSA, Cheshire)

12. June, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Call For Vigilance Following Spate of Catalytic Converter Thefts

Cheshire Constabulary is urging residents to be vigilant following an increase in catalytic converter thefts.

Since Wednesday 27 May officers have received six separate reports of thefts involving catalytic converters.

Honda and Toyota cars are particularly being targeted, and although thieves have stolen catalytic converters across Cheshire the most recent incidents occurred in Runcorn, Widnes and Northwich.

Inspector Anton Sullivan, of Cheshire Constabulary’s Roads and Crime Unit, said: “Investigations involving my unit and colleagues from neighbourhood policing teams are ongoing in relation to the thefts and we are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“While the investigations take place I encourage motorists to be vigilant and review any security measures they have in place.

“In recent times offenders have been predominantly targeting hybrid vehicles including Toyota, Honda and Nissan cars, but other vehicles may be at risk.

“Offenders use specialist tools to remove catalytic converters from vehicles and have been doing so in daylight at car parks and other areas where cars are left.

“If you see anyone using tools on cars in such places please let us know as soon as possible.

“I also ask scrap metal dealers to be mindful if they are ever offered catalytic converters or exhaust systems and to contact us if they suspect that they could have been stolen.”

There are a number of steps that motorists can take to reduce their chances of becoming a victim, including:

• If possible, park your car in a garage
• If your car is at high risk, consider marking the metal shell of the converter with a unique mark, so that if it is stolen it will be easier to trace back to your vehicle
• If your catalytic converter is bolted on, the bolts can be welded shut – this would not stop a determined thief but would slow them down
• Giving some consideration to the way your vehicle is parked could reduce the chances of your catalytic converter being stolen – high and low clearance vehicles being parked close together make it more difficult for a thief to gain access to converters
• Good quality lighting will improve natural surveillance and make a thief less likely to be able to remove a catalytic converter without being seen
• Leaving your car in an area covered by CCTV may also deter thieves – CCTV systems should be well signed.

If you have any information about the thefts, or if you see anyone removing catalytic converters or acting suspiciously in your community, please call Cheshire Constabulary on 101.

Alternatively, information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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Daniel Millington (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Media Officer, Corporate Communications)

10. June, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Road Safety and Thumbs Up Posters For Children

Some of you may already receive a presentation from Cheshire Police via your schools but if not we would like to invite all children to help with Road Safety by making a Poster bring awareness to all drivers that can be displayed on your Wheelie bins when you as parents put them out onto the street. Also you could include a massive thumbs up to our Bin persons and Posties put this on your poster or maybe make two or three. We will be looking out for them!

Some examples are on our social media:

Follow us on Facebook:Gawsworth&Chelford Police or Congleton Police
Twitter: @GawsChelfordPol or @CongletonPol

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

8. June, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Cheshire East Scam Awareness

Age UK Cheshire East and Cheshire East Council Trading Standards Team have created a newsletter which outlines some of the latest scams and we wanted to share it with our Alert users in the area.

We have uploaded the PDF document to our website at the link below:

Scams awareness update bulletin issue 2

In addition, with the launch of the NHS test and trace service we wanted to remind you that contract tracers:
• will NEVER ask you to make any form of payment
• will NEVER ask any details about your bank account
• will NEVER ask you for any passwords or PINs
• will NEVER ask you to download anything

Message Sent By:
Peter Caldwell (Police, Digital Media Manager, Corporate Communications)

8. June, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Corvid Scam Alert

There has been an increase in reported scam calls in relation to NHS Track and Trace where people are being asked to pay for a home testing kit etc.

NHS track and Trace Service will never ask you to pay for a test, ask for bank details, passwords or pin numbers.

Never share personal details.

If you receive one of this type of either phone call, text or email then please report it to Action Fraud www.actionfraud.police.uk or tel phone 0300 123 2040

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

8. June, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Starting This Sunday Neighbourhood Watch Week Celebrates Our Neighbours

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

This weekend is the start of Neighbourhood Watch Week (7th – 13th June 2020) in which we are celebrating neighbours, and we kick that off with a folding card (see attached for you to print and fold from home if possible) from us to you.

We hope that during Neighbourhood Watch Week you find ways to celebrate the neighbourly connections made in past and recent weeks. This can be by joining in with the Big Virtual Lunch edenprojectcommunities.com/your-big-virtual-lunch-pack weekend activities, displaying a poster in your window, gifting a postcard to a neighbour, or entering our competition.

To find out more information including details of our competition please visit our website www.ourwatch.org.uk/letsstayconnected. The competition provides an opportunity using cartoons to express what neighbours mean to you. We encourage you to share this with your community and join in.

Finally, but not least, we invite you to join us in a Facebook Live Quiz to be hosted by our CEO, John Hayward-Cripps, on Friday 12th June at 7pm. To find out more see our Facebook Event page: facebook.com/events/551427478871731/ or take part simply visit our Facebook page facebook.com/ourwatch/ at that time, ready with paper and pen.

Let’s stay connected!
ourwatch.org.uk/letsstayconnected

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Attachments
NW Card for Supporters.pdf – 512.5 KB

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

8. June, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch June Our News Enewsletter Is Here

Dear supporters

The Neighbourhood Watch June ‘Our News’ enewsletter is out!

With the lockdown remaining fully in place in Wales and measures in England altering, Neighbourhood Watch groups continue to support individuals and their communities to adapt, stay safe and manage the situation.We have been collecting stories of all the amazing work going on, several of which are in this newsletter.

“The range of support offered is fantastic and a real testament to how Neighbourhood Watch groups all across England and Wales have stood up to support others and their communities”.
John Hayward-Cripps, CEO, Neighbourhood Watch Network

We are fast approaching the annual Neighbourhood Watch Week, 7th – 13th June, and there is lots of information in this newsletter on how to get involved and get active in celebrating your neighbours. If you have plans to get involved, let us know by emailing enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk so we can support you.

This year we have slightly separate messages for our English and Welsh supporters in line with the Government’s guidance. Both versions can be accessed on our website here.

Happy reading and thank you for your continued support.
Central Support Team, Neighbourhood Watch Network

Follow us:
Website: www.ourwatch.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ourwatch
Twitter: twitter.com/N_watch
Instagram: neighbourhood.watch.insta
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/neighbourhood-watch/

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

28. May, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Live Q and A Session With Cheshire Police and Support Agencies

A live question and answer session with Cheshire Police and domestic abuse support agencies will take place on Thursday 28 May between 10am and 11am.

The session will be on Facebook at the following link:
www.facebook.com/events/174710410592988/

If you want to take part you can send messages in the following ways:

• You can private message us if you want to remain anonymous. Private messaging option will be opened up shortly before the start of the session.
• You can also send your question in advance to digital.team@cheshire.pnn.police.uk or reply to this message
• or post a comment during the live Q&A session.

**Please note** You do not need to register your interest in order to take part. All questions submitted will be kept anonymous.

Message Sent By:
Peter Caldwell (Police, Digital Media Manager, Corporate Communications)

28. May, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

New Activity Packs from CEOP

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) The new ‘Online Safety At Home’ packs are now available for you to download, containing new activities for parents and carers to use at home with children aged 4 – 14 years plus. Access them here: www.thinkuknow.co.uk

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

27. May, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

GET SAFE ONLINE

GET SAFE ONLINE

Dear resident,

Safe email

Email has always been the fraudsters’ favourite way to scam you. During the Coronavirus pandemic it’s become even worse. Read our expert tips on how to spot and deal with a phishing email.

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

Stay well and stay safe online,
The Get Safe Online Team

Attachments:
Leaflet – May 2020

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

27. May, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on GET SAFE ONLINE

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Our News May 2020 Enewsletter

Dear supporters,

Neighbourhood Watch’s May 2020 eNewsletter is published. Click here to read it.

This month’s edition looks at how neighbours are supporting their communities across England and Wales – from setting up a Calling Tree to providing shopping to the elderly, vulnerable or self-isolating. It highlights how Neighbourhood Watch groups, who supported communities through the recent flooding, are proving invaluable during COVID-19. Using local knowledge and a community resilience structure they are well-placed to call residents to action: organising food shopping; collecting medication; and ensuring the most vulnerable are safe and connected.

Neighbourhood Watch Week is fast approaching on the 7th – 13th June. The newsletter explains how we have rethought this years’ theme to recognise and celebrate all acts of kindness and neighbourliness, no matter how large or small they are.

“We have seen communities come together during times of need. Resilience and compassion, when needed and offered, are what makes communities special”
Cheryl Spruce, Head of Membership and Engagement at Neighbourhood Watch Network

We encourage you to share your stories with us on what your Neighbourhood Watch group or local community has been doing in response to COVID-19. To do this, please visit this page.

If you have a further few minutes to spare and have not already done so, please consider completing our survey (click here) which aims to find out how the lockdown caused by COVID-19 has affected our use of, and trust in, technology. The survey closes this Thursday, 28th May.

Many thanks and keep well,

Central Support Team, NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK

Follow us…
Website: www.ourwatch.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ourwatch
Twitter: twitter.com/N_watch
Instagram: www.instagram.com/neighbourhood.watch.insta/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/neighbourhood-watch/

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

28. April, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Domestic Abuse

With everyone “Staying at home” this could be happening behind closed doors so Cheshire is opening the door on unhealthy relationships.

Are you, or someone you know, in a relationship that doesn’t feel quite right?

Is one person in the relationship controlling, manipulative, abusive, or violent?

If so, this is an unhealthy relationship and is defined as domestic abuse.
https://www.openthedoorcheshire.org.uk/ or phone 0808 2000 247

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

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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Online Safety At Home For Children

From CEOP – Video chat during isolation: new for parents and carers

Professionals and parents and carers have told us that children are using video-chatting apps and sites to access learning and keep in touch with friends and family.

Two new Parent Info articles look at some of the things parents and carers should think about to make sure their child’s experience of video chat is safe and fun:

  • Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of primary school-age children
  • Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of secondary school-age children

Please go to www.thinkuknow.co.uk were you can download and view the guides

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

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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Information Request

3 – 4 vehicles had paint sprayed on them in Benbrook Way, Gawsworth overnight 19/04/20 23.00hrs – 09.00hrs 20/04/20 If anyone has information then please contact us by either:

Please remember if you see or hear any thing suspicious then call us on 101

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Policing Powers Survey

In these unprecedented times and with so much change to our normal lives, it is important to us that we ask what you think of the policing response to COVID-19 is in Cheshire.

Officers and staff are out in your community 24/7, carrying out duties on your behalf and helping to keep you safe. Your feedback is important to us and will influence how we continue to do our duty and help us understand the service you want from your local police at this difficult time.

Take the survey

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Peter Caldwell (Police, Digital Media Manager, Corporate Communications)

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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Covid19 – People Living With Dementia

The Alzheimers Society has put together an excellent brief on supporting people living with dementia over this very challenging and worrying time.

Follow the link below:
www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-supporting-person-dementia-home#content-start

This opens up with 7 sections of advice and tips to both help carers support their partners/friends living with dementia and also for people who are living alone whilst living with dementia themselves

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

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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Attempted Distraction Burglary

Reported on 16/04 approx. 15.15hrs of someone trying a distraction burglary trying to gain entry to a property in the Toft area claiming to be from an energy provider. On checking with the company, they had no one in the area so the male did not gain entry.

Always Stop – Chain – Check. Always check from your own records for contacts not the ones given on ID’s. No appointment No Entry
See anything suspicious report it on 101 or via www.cheshirepolice.uk

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

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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Alert Burgarlies Chelford Ward

We have had a few incidents in the Chelford Ward with attempted burglaries houses and out buildings: 13/04 – Nether Alderley

14/04 – Chelford

16 -17/04 theft of garden equipment Plumley.

Please make sure all your sheds, outbuildings and your property are secure at all times.
Criminals don’t seem to be “staying at home”

If you see anything suspicious then please report it either on line www.cheshirepolice.uk or ring 101

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

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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Blackmailing Scam

We have had reports of a cyber-blackmail scam currently targeting random people, which threatens to post intimate photos or video footage online if money isn’t paid.
Over the past few days police have seen a rise in so called ‘sextortion’ cases being reported and are asking people to report any blackmail attempts to them and Action Fraud.
Sextortion (combination of sex and extortion) blackmailing a victim not to post sexually explicit photos or videos on social networking, photo-sharing or revenge porn websites. They have also becoming in forms of emails from fraudsters threatening to post or share videos on social networking and demanding payment.

It is a very distressing crime, which preys on people’s vulnerabilities and worries about any consequences. Please do not be too embarrassed to report it (remember this is a scam) and do not attempt to respond to any threat or pay any money. Grab a screen shot of the communication and please report it to us online and Action Fraud. Then delete.
You may think about checking your passwords and check you have all your privatise checking on your social media accounts.
Think about playing not games on social media that are asking for personal information like your place of birth, mother’s maiden name, email address
You can report any crime via our website www.cheshire.police.uk or call 101.

For further information about online safety you can also visit: https://www.cheshire.police.uk/search?q=cyber+crime and www.getsafeonline.org

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

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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

People of Cheshire Urged To Stay At Home

The people of Cheshire are being reminded to stay at home as the fight against coronavirus continues.

As the country moves into a fifth week of restrictions in a bid to save lives and protect the NHS, residents across the county are urged to do their bit as part of the national effort.

Superintendent Richard Rees said: “I want to thank every single person in Cheshire in helping to play their part in tackling the spread of coronavirus – listening to the advice they have been given, taking it on board and staying at home where they can.

“The steps you are taking during this global pandemic will help to save lives and protect the NHS.

“This is an unprecedented time and these are unprecedented measures and the strict social distancing measures are set to remain in place for at least the next three weeks.

“It is Important that we have the continued co-operation and goodwill of everyone. We do appreciate the difficulties and uncertainties that everyone is facing but I am confident that the people of Cheshire will pull together, support one another and show their true community spirit as we continue to adjust to our new way of life.”

Watch a video from Superintendent Richard Rees

As we head into another weekend, patrol plans remain in place across the county.

Officers – supported by members of the Special Constabulary – will be out and about engaging with people, explaining the reasons behind the regulations and encouraging them to take it on board to ensure that everyone is fully complying with these restrictions. Only as a last resort will enforcement action be taken.

Checks on roads are continuing to make sure that those travelling in Cheshire are doing so for one of the essential reasons.

Supt Rees added: “Officers will continue to be out and about stopping people and talking to them as they go about their journeys – on foot and by car. If you are stopped by one of our officers please do not be offended by this – it is for a good reason.

“Criminals are quick to change their habits depending on the circumstances and, even in a nationwide lockdown, they will still find a way to operate. Part of our checks are to ensure those out and about are not there for criminal gain.”

Officers will also continue with high-visibility patrols within the local community.

Supt Rees said: “It is really encouraging to see that the vast majority of local people are being supportive and staying at home where they can. However we do know that not everyone is following the advice as one of the key issues you are telling us about is people having house parties and large social gatherings, which are still taking place despite the restrictions.

“I want to remind everyone that the new measures mean this cannot happen and I am asking people to please abide by this.

“We are responding to any concerns from the local community and, in these cases, will speak to people and use the 3Es approach to try and resolve the situation.

“We police with the consent of the communities we serve and a positive relationship with those communities is more important than ever.

“It is important to remember that these new measures have been put in place for a very good reason and we all have a responsibility to make sure that we stick to them.”

David Keane, police and crime commissioner for Cheshire, added: “I would like to thank the majority of Cheshire residents who are abiding by the guidance and staying at home to help relieve pressure on our NHS and save lives.

“Sadly, there still remains some individuals who think the advice does not apply to them and I would urge them to think about the impact their actions are having on the wider community.

“Emergency service workers across Cheshire are working flat out in extremely challenging circumstances while putting themselves and their families at risk. It is our duty to support them and not put them under unnecessary pressure.

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

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

Message Sent By
Peter Caldwell (Police, Digital Media Manager, Corporate Communications)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Sextortion Scams on the Increase Across Cheshire

Due to a recent rise in the number of reported sextortion scams in Cheshire, officers from Cheshire Constabulary’s Cyber Crime Team are asking people to be aware of and report emails threatening to blackmail recipients.

The emails will claim to have caught the reader accessing adult websites and demand a ransom (usually by bank transfer or in Bitcoin) in order to keep the information to themselves.

These types of ‘phishing’ attacks are made more believable because they provide technical details about how this was achieved, and can sometimes also include the individual’s password.

Phishing attacks are designed to play on people’s emotions and pressure them into ‘taking the bait’ and paying the ransom.

What to do if you receive such an email:

• Do not engage with the fraudster – delete the email and report it to Action Fraud: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing.
• Do not be tempted to pay the ransom, doing so will likely encourage more scams.
• Do not worry if the email includes your password; in all likelihood this has been obtained from historic breaches of personal data. You can check if your account has been compromised and get future notifications by visiting: https://haveibeenpwned.com/
• If the email includes a password you still use then change it immediately.
• If you have been the victim of a sextortion scam and have paid the ransom, then report it to Cheshire Police by calling 101.

For more advice and information about staying secure online, visit the National Cyber Security Centre website: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/information-for/individuals-families#section_3

Message Sent By
Daniel Millington (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Media Officer, Corporate Communications)

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

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Avast Internet Survey – Connecting With Your Community

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporter,

We hope you and your loved ones are keeping well and safe. We will shortly be sending out our monthly newsletter, with positive community stories, news, and information and tips around safety and connecting with your community. However in the meantime, we have a short survey that you may be interested in taking part. It should only take around 5 minutes of your time.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us use technology. We are now much more reliant on an internet connection to stay in touch with friends, community members and family, and to work remotely (if possible). As part of our partnership with cybersecurity company Avast, called Cyberhood Watch, we would like to find out how you are using technology now, what for and why, and to determine whether you have been targeted by any COVID-19 related online scams. This information will help the Cyberhood Watch partnership deliver relevant resources and information to you and your fellow members, helping you stay safe during this particularly challenging time.

Click on this link to complete the survey anonymously: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9NWNMV9

Thank you in advance for your responses!

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
T 0116 402 6111
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CHESHIRE POLICE COMMISSIONER

CHESHIRE POLICE COMMISSIONER

Police Commissioner Invites Questions on Coronavirus

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner is inviting members of the public to ask the chief constable questions about the police response to the pandemic in Cheshire.

Each week, PCC David Keane will hold a virtual Q&A session with CC Darren Martland with the first session taking place on Tuesday 21 April.

The commissioner is asking local residents and businesses to email in questions they would like the chief constable to answer ahead of time.

The sessions will form part of the commissioner’s reassurance about policing and the pandemic in his role to ensure Cheshire Constabulary is delivering an effective service.

The commissioner’s team will ‘live’ tweet the questions and answers on the PCC’s Twitter account during the sessions and the key themes of the questions asked will be published on the commissioner’s website after each session.

PCC David Keane said: “As we face a time of great uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that members of our communities have the opportunity to ask key questions of their police service.

“The coronavirus pandemic presents great challenges, not just to policing but also to our everyday lives, and we need to reassure people that policing resources are being managed effectively and efficiently to keep us all safe during this period.”

Cheshire residents and businesses are invited to send their questions to pcc@cheshire.pnn.police.uk with the subject title ‘Reassurance Q&A’ by midnight on Sunday to be answered the following week. Alternatively, questions can also be taken by phone during regular office hours by calling 01606 364000.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Bank Holiday Message from Central Support Team NWN

Dear supporter, member and friend

As you know the long bank holiday weekend ahead will create more challenges for our communities as the lockdown measures continue. We acknowledge that you are one of the many that have conformed with the government’s essential guidance and directives over the past few weeks, as the pandemic continues to affect the health of many and take the lives of the few.

The challenges we face and how we have come together as a resilient community, to ensure we are safer and stronger as a result, will define our paths going forward in the coming days and weeks.

To download the material please follow this link https://we.tl/t-bZ0vhsCyML, there is both static and renders (these are images that move, like a gif)

We urge you to share with your community the following information, which asks our neighbours, friends and families to continue to follow the governments advice about social distancing, exercising and meeting family and friends over this holiday period.

Following our successful launch of our Calling Tree campaign, we have also attached a A6 sized printout of an example postcard to post through doors in your community. This is in response to your great feedback, which many of you shared with us.

Finally, we would like to wish you and your families an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Central Support Team
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CHESHIRE EAST HIGHWAYS

CHESHIRE EAST HIGHWAYS

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:-

B5359 Alderley Road / Chelford Road, Chelford Ward, Knutsford, for approximately 70m either side of the railway bridge.

The alternative route will be via the following streets: – Alderley Road, Chelford Roundabout, Chelford Road, Congleton Road, Frog Lane Roundabout, Melrose Way, Harden Park Roundabout, Wilmslow Road, Ryleys Lane
Location Map – https://one.network/?tm=117034315

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

The closure is necessary to enable Network Rail to reinstall signage.

It is anticipated that the works will take place on the following date(s): Thursday 9th July 2020 to Saturday 11th July 2020 between the time 20:00-06:00.

This notice will become operative on Thursday 9th July 2020 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 Hatton Traffic Managment on telephone number 01302 369893.

Notice Date: 9th April 2020
Acting Director of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer
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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Helpdesks To Open Across Cheshire For Residents Who Have No Other Way of Reporting Crime

A number of helpdesks will be open across Cheshire for residents who have no other means of reporting crime during the lockdown.

A total of 16 police stations will open for one hour a day to offer a service for members of the public who cannot contact the Constabulary online or via the phone.

These helpdesks will be for urgent issues where there is no other way of contacting police and social distancing measures will be adopted to ensure that everyone is kept safe

Opening times for the helpdesks will be posted on the doors of each station every week and publicised in advance via Cheshire Constabulary’s social media accounts.

Superintendent Peter Crowcroft said: “We recognise that not everyone can contact us online or via the telephone during these unprecedented times.

“So we have made the decision to open the helpdesks at 16 of our stations for one hour a day so that the people who need our service but cannot contact the police via any others means can report urgent issues.

“This is not to be used for general enquiries and in line with the advice on keeping safe, only make the journey if absolutely essential.

“We are telling anyone who does come to the station to always keep to social distancing rules of staying 2 metres away from others.

“We will also be ensuring that measures are in place at the stations to keep the residents of Cheshire safe.

“Please only visit a police station if there is absolutely no alternative and the matter is urgent. In an emergency, where a crime is taking place or there is a danger to life, always dial 999.”

For general enquiries, please visit www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/

The following stations will be open:

• Blacon
• Chester Town Hall
• Congleton
• Crewe
• Ellesmere Port
• Knutsford
• Macclesfield
• Nantwich
• Northwich
• Penketh
• Risley
• Runcorn
• Stockton Heath
• Warrington
• Widnes
• Wilmslow

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Dog Walking – Reminder Please

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

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

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

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

Thank you for co-operation

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

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

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Our News Special Edition Enewsletter Published

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

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

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

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

Keep safe, stay at home.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities
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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Request

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

Thank you

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

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

MASSEY’S POTATO FARM

MASSEY’S POTATO FARM

Supporting our local businesses in these unprecedented times

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

25k bag – £10.00

1/2 sack – £6.00

You can also collect if you prefer!

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

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

Thank you – please spread the word!

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BENGAL TIGER LILY INDIAN CUISINE

BENGAL TIGER LILY INDIAN CUISINE

Supporting our local businesses in these unprecedented times

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

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

OR Tel.: 01625 890 379

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams

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

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

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

27.03.20 Coronavirus - action fraud

What scams are we seeing?

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

Protection advice

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

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

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

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We hope this information is useful, please use the Rate button below to provide feedback about the value of this service. If this and subsequent messages are useful, please use the Share button below to share it to your own email lists and social media channels.

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28. March, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Help Play Your Part In Keeping the Nation Safe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you need information and advice following on from the coronavirus announcement by the Prime Minister please visit the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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GET SAFE ONLINE ADVICE RE: CORONAVIRUS

GET SAFE ONLINE ADVICE RE: CORONAVIRUS

Dear resident,

You, Coronavirus and staying safe online

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

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

Stay well and stay safe online,

The Get Safe Online Team

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Covid19 Phishing Emails Reported To Action Fraud

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

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

Protect yourself

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

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

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

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

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

Message Sent By: Mike Douglas (VISAV, Administrator, National)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Scams Alert

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Cheshire East Council: Need Help Or Can Offer To Help

Cheshire East People Helping People

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Update from Chief Constable Darren Martland Regarding Coronavirus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you do need our help then we are here.

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

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

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

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

Chief Constable
Darren Martland

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Residents Urged To Be Vigilant Following National Trend of Coronavirus Scams

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

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

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

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

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

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

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

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

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

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

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

Beware of phishing emails –

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

Some of the tactics being used in phishing emails include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Protect yourself –

1) Watch out for scam messages

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

2) Shopping online:

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

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

3) Protect your devices from the latest threats:

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

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

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Response To Covid-19

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

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

We have built a dedicated area on our new website:

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

We wish you all health and safety.

Kind regards,
Central Support Team, Neighbourhood Watch Network

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Police Surgeries Drop Ins

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

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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

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

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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

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

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

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

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

Council action

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 March 2020

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

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

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

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

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

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

Regards and keep well,
Central Support Team at Neighbourhood Watch

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

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Frauds and Scams Alert

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

Never press numbers on your phone for the automated message.

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

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Supporting Communities Affected By Flooding

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

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

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

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

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

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities
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MANCHESTER AIRPORT

MANCHESTER AIRPORT

Public Drop-in Presentation

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft of Coping Stones

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Recovery of Stolen Property

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft of Quad Bike – Timbersbrook

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft of Coping Stone from Top of Wall – Nether Alderley

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

CURRY NIGHT

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ALERT

ALERT

Paving removed during the day!

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

Please be aware and report anything suspicious to the Police.

For non-emergency contact with the police, dial 101

For emergencies always dial 999

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

julia.short@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

garry.charnock@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Scam Courier Fraud

***ALERT***

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

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

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

Make this a conversation with all family members.

Many thanks

PSCO Kerry Hancock
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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Our News Jan 2020 E-Newsletter Out Now

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

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

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

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

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

Kind regards

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Scams

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

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CHESHIRE CONSTABULARY

CHESHIRE CONSTABULARY

Special Edition
January 2020

Have your say on the policing precept for Cheshire.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 26 January 2020.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Warning Due To A Rise In Courier Fraud Crimes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Dangerous Footpath Chelford

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

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CHESHIRE RURAL CRIME TEAM

CHESHIRE RURAL CRIME TEAM

Rural Information (Update)

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

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

Regards
PCSO Wilson
Cheshire Rural Crime Team

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Have Your Say on the Policing Precept For Cheshire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RECRUITMENT OF PCSOs IN CHESHIRE

RECRUITMENT OF PCSOs IN CHESHIRE

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

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

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

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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130 BUS ROUTE

130 BUS ROUTE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

130 Bus - Dec 2019

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Wishes You A Merry Christmas

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Supporters,

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

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

Yours Faithfully,

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

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

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Cheshire East Council – CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

Cheshire East Council – CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

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

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

Kind regards,

Partnerships & Communities Team ¦ People Directorate

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Chief Constable and Pcc In Macclesfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE

CHESHIRE POLICE

Chief Constable and Pcc In Macclesfield Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The National E-Newsletter For Neighbourhood Watch Supporters

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

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

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

Kind regards

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Attention – Land Rover Defender Owners

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

Please be vigilant and report anything suspicious.

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

PCSO Sarah Wilson
Rural Crime Team

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

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TABLE TOP SALE

TABLE TOP SALE

Table Top Sale 23.11.19

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Top Secret Cyberhood Watch Campaign To Launch 5th November 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

We thank you for your continued support.

John Hayward-Cripps | CEO
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Possible Distraction In Gawsworth Today

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

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

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THE PRIDE OF NETHER ALDERLEY

THE PRIDE OF NETHER ALDERLEY

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

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

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

 

Action Fraud 01.10.19

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

New Issue of Our News Out Now

Friend,

The new edition of Our News is out now!

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

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

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

Yours sincerely,
Central Support Team, Neighbourhood Watch

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

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

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MANCHESTER AIRPORT FUTURE AIRSPACE

MANCHESTER AIRPORT FUTURE AIRSPACE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Cowan
CEO, Manchester Airport

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Knutsford Rural Watch Meeting

Good afternoon,

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

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

All welcome!!

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

Please come along and help support the rural community.

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Would You Like To Nominate Someone For A Neighbourhood Award?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PENDANT FOUND

PENDANT FOUND

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

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QUIZ INCLUDING A FISH & CHIP SUPPER

QUIZ INCLUDING A FISH & CHIP SUPPER

QUIZ NIGHT 130919

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

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

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

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

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AFTERNOON TEAS

AFTERNOON TEAS

18th and 25th August 2019 Afternoon Tea

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ART EXHIBITION

ART EXHIBITION

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Fraudsters Targeting Social Media Influencers

Be Aware!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Update – Appeal To Find Missing Wilmslow Boy

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

We would like to than you for your assistance.

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Appeal To Find Missing Boy In Wilmslow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Call For Vigilance As Telephone Scammers Target Residents Across Cheshire

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

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

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

19. July, 2019Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

What you need to know:

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

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

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

What you need to do:

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

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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!

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COMMUNITY AWARENESS

COMMUNITY AWARENESS

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

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

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

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

Please share with your contacts.

Regards,

Partnerships & Communities Team ¦ People Directorate

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

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

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

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