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The Next Meeting of the Nether Alderley Parish Council will be Tuesday 9th August at 1pm

The Next Meeting of the Nether Alderley Parish Council will be Tuesday 9th August at 1pm

Next Parish Council Meeting

At Nether Alderley Parish Hall

Click HERE to view or download a copy of the August Agenda

Click HERE to view or download a copy of the Draft Minutes of 12th July 2022 Council Meeting. These will be confirmed as an accurate representation of the meeting at the August meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can raise any item at the start of the meeting and can comment on any item on the Agenda with the permission of the Chair.

Please let David Naylor, the Parish Clerk, know if you wish to speak on an agenda item.  His contact details are: 07717 244537  or email clerk.napc@gmail.com

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Friends of Nether Alderley QUIZ NIGHT & FISH AND CHIP SUPPER 30th September 7.30pm Nether Alderley Parish Hall

Friends of Nether Alderley QUIZ NIGHT & FISH AND CHIP SUPPER 30th September 7.30pm Nether Alderley Parish Hall

There will also be a Raffle

 Please bring your own drinks

Tickets 15 pounds each from Jenny on 07966 224453

or email jenny.shuff.napc@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there  

 

 

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH AUGUST NEWSLETTER

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH AUGUST NEWSLETTER

August Neighbourhood Watch newsletter Click HERE

This month’s newsletter includes articles on:

Our launch of a national Community Safety Charter enabling local businesses and individuals to stand up against crimes such as antisocial behaviour, hate crime, intimidation and harassment.

How to be an active rather than an inactive bystander

How to have a strong relationship with all members of your community which not only helps to improve public safety and recruit new members, it also makes people feel welcome and included,
especially if they are new to the area.

We provide advice on engagement techniques.  Here are some ways you can start to engage different groups within a diverse community and make connections that lead to inclusion.

How to keep your home safe when you are on holiday

How to avoid Phishing scams

We hope you enjoy this edition and welcome your feedback via enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk.

Best wishes
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CREATING SAFER, CONNECTED AND ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

Message Sent By
Central Support Team
(NWN, Enquiries Dept, England and Wales)

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Rural Crime Survey – Provide Your Views

Rural Crime Survey – Provide Your Views

Today I have launched a Rural Crime survey that will run throughout the summer.

Around two thirds of Cheshire is classed as rural, and I know from the contact I’ve had from residents and elected representatives across the county that rural crime can affect everyone. From theft of equipment and dangerous use of country roads to harming wildlife and anti-social behaviour, the scope and impact of rural crime is varied.

Through this survey I hope to build a better picture of how rural crime affects different communities across Cheshire. I want to understand what our Rural Crime Team does well and what good practice can be expanded further, and I want to know where the police approach can improve and which issues residents believe need a greater focus. People’s feedback will give me a greater insight into how I can hold the Chief Constable to account for how Cheshire Police prevents and tackles rural crime.

Rural crime has the potential to devastate livelihoods and wreck the scenic countryside we have on our doorstep. Whether we live or work in a rural area or visit there to enjoy one of Cheshire’s many natural beauty spots, I believe we all have a stake in ensuring our rural areas and communities are protected.

Residents can have their say at the following link: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ruralcrimesurvey2022

Kind Regards

John Dwyer

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner

 

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Electors Rights in Relation to the Nether Alderley Parish Council’s Annual Accounts

Electors Rights in Relation to the Nether Alderley Parish Council’s Annual Accounts

Nether Alderley Parish Council

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION
OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE &
ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

Accounts for the Year Ended 31st March 2022
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234

The notices for the Exercise of Public Rights in relation to the Parish Council’s unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the financial year 2021/22 can be found here

The unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2021/22:

Section 1 can be found here

Section 2 can be found here

Explanation of Accounts 2021/22 and comparison of End of Year Accounts 2021/22 with 2020/21 with explanation of Account Variances can be found here.

and bank reconciliation here

The notice for Conclusion of Audit and audited Annual Return for the financial year 2021/22 and accounting records for the financial year 2021/22 are currently unavailable until the external audit has been completed.

1. Date of announcement: Friday 10th June 2022
2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the
financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2022, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
i) David Naylor (Clerk/RFO)
26 Barnside Way, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 2TZ
ii) Cllr. Angela Farrell (Chairman)
Wyche Barn, Nursery Lane, Nether Alderley, Cheshire SK10 4TX
commencing on: Monday 13 June 2022 and ending on: Friday 22 July 2022
3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:
• The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
• The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.
The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.
4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:
PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
15 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD
(sba@pkf-l.com)
5. This announcement is made by: Mr David Naylor (Clerk/RFO

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Neighbourhood Watch Launch a Lottery

Neighbourhood Watch Launch a Lottery

 

Neighbourhood Watch Network has launched a lottery – be part of it to win £25,000!

We are a national charity covering England and Wales and supporting over 90,000 volunteers with a small staff team of only eight people. We provide the public with crime prevention and community cohesion advice through our resources, newsletters, tools, and events. We support our 90,000 strong volunteers to keep their communities safe, inclusive, and vibrant places to live. It doesn’t cost a penny to be a member of the national movement; however, we rely on your support so that we can keep doing this.

To help us raise funds, we have joined ONE LOTTERY. Tickets cost only £1 per week, and you could win weekly prizes of up to £25,000! 50% of proceeds from all tickets sold from our page go to our charity. The remainder is spent on the prizes and the administration of the lottery.

How have we done this?

We have joined ONE LOTTERY managed by Gatherwell Ltd, current winner of The Lotteries Council ‘Lottery Operator of the Year’ and one of the leading lottery providers for good causes and charities in the UK.

What can I win?

Each week there is a national draw with the chance to win £25,000 and a Neighbourhood Watch Network draw for smaller amounts. The more people that enter, the greater the Neighbourhood Watch Network draw prize.

How can I take part?

That’s easy. Visit onelottery.co.uk/support/neighbourhood-watch-network and buy your tickets. Our first draw is on Saturday 2nd July 2022, and after that, it will be weekly.

Please find out more here: ourwatch.org.uk/onelottery.

Good luck and thank you for your support!

Best wishes

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn

Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

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PCSO Information and Survey Request – Gawsworth and Chelford Wards

PCSO Information and Survey Request – Gawsworth and Chelford Wards

If you live in the Wilmslow/Knutsford area please scan the QR code below and fill in the short survey where you can tell us about the issues you need addressing in your community

 Below are the dates and events where the PCSO will be present

If Operations allow the PCSOs will be attending:

Saturday 11th June PCSO Short                                Gawsworth Rose Queen Parade

Monday 13th June PCSO Short                                 Year 6 Gawsworth Primary School – Actions and Consequences

Tuesday 14th June PCSO Short                                 Training New Community Speed Watch Volunteers 19.00hrs Chelford Community Hub, Elmstead Road, Chelford (anyone wishing training that I haven’t received notifications please let me know ASAP

Saturday 25th June PCSO Short & PC Charnock    Bosley Rose Queen Parade

Saturday 2nd July PCSO Short                                   Lower Withington Rose Queen Parade

Monday 4th July PCSO Short                                     Year 6 Peover Superior Primary School – Actions and Consequences

Saturday 9th July PCSO Short & PC Charnock        Eaton Garden Party

Saturday 30th July PCSO Short & PC Charnock      Siddington Water Lily Parade

A34 Marton Meadows Golf Club and on line Facebook @Gawsworth & Chelford Police

Tuesday 7th June             10.00 – 11.00hrs

Monday 14th June           17.00 – 18.00hrs

Friday 24th June               18.00 – 19.00hrs

Wednesday 29th June     11.00 – 12.00hrs

Sunday 10th July              09.00 -10.00hrs

Friday 15th July                 16.00 – 17.00hrs

Wednesday 20th July      10.00 – 11.00hrs

Tuesday 26th July             14.00 15.00hrs

 

Gawsworth Hub, Longbutts Lane

Wednesday 8th June       10.00 – 11.00hrs

Thursday 30th June 7, 2022 11.00 – 12.00hrs

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VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

A vacancy exists for a Parish Councillor to serve on Nether Alderley Parish Council.

The vacancy has already been through the14 day election process giving the option for ten electors in the Parish to request that an election be held. No such request has been received and the Parish Council is now obliged to co-opt an applicant to this position.

To qualify for co-option the applicant must be:

  • aged 18 or more
  • an elector for the parish or
  • resided in the parish for the past twelve months or
  • rented/tenanted land in the parish or
  • has his/her principal place of work in the parish or
  • lived within three miles radius (direct) of the parish

There are certain disqualifications from becoming a parish councillor:

  • holding a paid office for the Parish Council
  • bankruptcy
  • having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) of not less than three months, without the option of a fine during the five years preceding the election
  • being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practice

This is essentially an unpaid position other than minor expenses but can be very rewarding.  There is a lot going on within the Parish which encompasses Alderley Park. You will join seven other councillors in this role.

Have a chat with David Naylor the Parish Clerk for more information 07717 244537 and look at our website www.netheralderleyparish.com

Please download and complete the Expression of Interest Form and return by post or email shown on the form.  You can also view the General Information from about the Parish Council and you can download the Good Councillor Guide.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Thursday 9th June.  The aim is to co-opt the successful councillor at the Council meeting on Tuesday 14th June at 1 pm at Nether Alderley Parish Hall.

David Naylor Parish Clerk

Nether Alderley Parish Council

C/o 26 Barnside Way,

Tytherington

Macclesfield

Cheshire SK10 2TZ

Tel 07717 244537

Email: clerk.napc@gmail.com

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Age UK’s Scam Awareness May News Sheet

Age UK’s Scam Awareness May News Sheet

Click on the image below to read the Age Concern May News Sheet which advises on how to avoid scams

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CHESHIRE EAST POLICE SURGERIES

CHESHIRE EAST POLICE SURGERIES

Police Surgeries

A34 Marton Meadows Golf Club and on line Facebook @Gawsworth & Chelford Police

Thursday 19th May 11.00 – 12.00hrs
Tuesday 24th May 18.00 – 19.00hrs
Monday 30th May 10.00 – 11.00hrs

Gawsworth Hub, Longbutts Lane

Tuesday 17th May 12.00 – 13.00hrs
Wednesday 8th June 10.00 – 11.00hrs

Tree Tops Nursery off the A50 Ollerton, nr Knutsford

Wednesday 18th May 10.00 – 11.00hrs
Thursday 9th June 10.00 – 11.00hrs

Plumley Garden Centre, Plumley Moor Road, Plumley

Saturday 28th May 10.00 – 11.0hrs
Tuesday 28th June 10.00 – 11.00hrs

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Commissioner seeking detainee welfare volunteers

Are you interested in ensuring the welfare of people in custody and transparency within the police? Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, is currently looking for Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) to help scrutinise the way Cheshire Constabulary ensures the welfare of detainees.
All Police and Crime Commissioners are required to operate an ICV scheme, which provides an independent oversight of how people are treated when in police custody.
There are currently three custody suites operated by Cheshire Police in Blacon (Chester), Runcorn and Middlewich. ICVs make unannounced visits and speak with detainees, ensuring that they have received access to things they are entitled to including food and drink, solicitors and appropriate adults, and phone calls.
As well as speaking to people in custody, ICVs speak to staff at the custody suite and health care professionals in order to ensure the overall environment is suitable to ensure detainee welfare.
John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire said:
“It’s my role to ensure that the Constabulary is providing an effective and efficient police service for people in Cheshire, and I can’t do that without ICVs. They carry out a crucial role in ensuring the welfare of detainees and contribute hugely towards improving police transparency and processes.
“I can’t recommend this role highly enough and I am grateful for all the work that our volunteers do. If you are interested in a new challenge then apply to become an ICV as soon as you can. This is your chance to make a difference in policing.”
As a result of their observations on custody suite visits, ICVs are able to make recommendations which require the police to improve their detainee welfare processes and standards. They are in a unique position to influence the way Cheshire Constabulary operates and assist the Commissioner in holding the police to account.
Visits are always conducted in pairs on a rota basis, meaning ICVs will carry out visits with different people. They can be arranged at the convenience of the ICVs carrying out the visit and will typically take an hour to complete. Initial training is provided, as well as any follow-up training an ICV feels they may need.
Ian Berry, Independent Custody Visitor, said:
“When I retired, I wanted to remain mentally active and be involved in something different from the work I had done in my career I also recognised that interaction with people had been an important and enjoyable feature in my life and volunteering presented an opportunity for me to maintain this.
“This is a great opportunity to do something different, interesting and rewarding. If you work, it will give you a change from the day to day work. If you don’t work it will provide an activity to enhance your life, using your valuable skills and experience. I would encourage anyone to give it a try!”
To find out more about the role of an ICV and to apply, please visit www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/volunteering/independent-custody-visitor
If you would like an informal chat about becoming an ICV you can contact Karolina Kardas, Research and Volunteer Support Officer, at karolina.kardas@cheshire.police.uk

Message Sent By
Sam Baxter
(Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Principal Engagement Officer, Cheshire)

1. May, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Gawsworth & Chelford Newsletter – 07. 04.2022

General News & Information

PCSO Amy Mair has now taken over the day to day running and care of Chelford Ward from PCSO Julia Short. Quite a few Schools have been visited during the Month of February as it was Internet Safety Day on the 8th.

Cheshire Alerts has been upgraded and will now be called Neighbourhood Alerts.

There are no trends at the moment as with regular social media and Neighbourhoods Alerts from scams and other crime are quickly responded too by the Beat Team.

Knutsford Beat Team: Inspector Andrew Baker & Sgt Bill Brickhill, PC Garry Charnock, PCSO’s Julia Short & Amy Mair Follow us on: Gawsworth & Chelford Police | Facebook https://twitter.com/PoliceKnutsford

DID YOU KNOW… Rules for all types of road users have been updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses. There are 8 changes that you need to know about.
1. Hierarchy of road users 2. People crossing the road at junctions
3. Walking, cycling or riding in shared spaces 4. Positioning in the road when cycling
5. Overtaking when driving or cycling 6. People cycling at junctions
7. People cycling, riding a horse and driving horse-drawn vehicles on roundabouts
8. Parking, charging and leaving vehicles Click here to learn more

The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Message Sent By
Julia Short
(Cheshire Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU – Gawsworth and Chelford)

7. April, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Over 20,000 people fell victim to remote access scams

More than £50 million was lost last year to scams where victims are tricked into handing over control of their computer or smartphone to criminals.

New data from Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, reveals that 20,144 people fell victim to scams where they were persuaded to grant criminals remote access to their device.
Victims reported losing a total of £57,790,384 – an average loss of £2,868 per victim.

What are remote access scams
Remote Access scams will often begin with a browser pop-up saying that your computer is infected with a virus, or maybe a call from someone claiming to be from your bank saying that they need to connect to your computer in order to cancel a fraudulent transaction on your account. Regardless of the narrative the fraudster’s use, their goal is to steal your money or access your financial information by tricking you into allowing them to remotely connect to your computer.

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Mullish, from the City of London Police, said:
“While remote access tools are safe when used legitimately, we want the public to be aware that they can be misused by criminals to perpetrate fraud. We often see criminals posing as legitimate businesses in order to trick people into handing over control of their computer or smartphone.
“You should only install software or grant remote access to your computer if you’re asked by someone you know and trust, such as a friend or family member, and never as a result of an unsolicited call, browser pop-up or text message.”

How to protect yourself

• Only install software or grant remote access to your computer if you’re asked by someone you know and trust, such as a friend or family member, and never as a result of an unsolicited call, browser pop up, or text message.
• Remember, a bank or service provider will never contact you out of the blue requesting remote access to your device.
• If you believe your laptop, PC, tablet or phone has been infected with a virus or some other type of malware, follow the NCSC’s guidance on recovering an infected device.
• Protect your money by contacting your bank immediately on a different device from the one the scammer contacted you on.
• Report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via actionfraud.police.uk. If you are in Scotland, please report to Police Scotland directly by calling 101.

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

6. April, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Keeping Dogs under Control near Livestock

Spring has sprung and we have lots of newly born livestock in the fields around us. Please remember whilst out enjoying the sunshine 🌞 that all dogs need to be on leads near livestock- even if you think that your dog is well behaved and is no threat #here4ruralcommunities

Message Sent By
Julia Short
(Cheshire Police, PCSO, Macclesfield / Gawsworth & Chelford Wards )

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CHESHIRE EAST – AGE UK

CHESHIRE EAST – AGE UK

 

March 2022

Age UK Cheshire East is working with our partners, Cheshire East Council Trading Standards, to ensure that older people across Cheshire East are prevented from being victims of scams and doorstep crime.

One of the ways we do this is to publish a monthly Scams Awareness Bulletin, which can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

This bulletin is made possible with funding from the National Lottery’s Community Fund and the Garfield Weston Foundation.

About us…

Our aim is to improve the later life of the people of Cheshire East. We are a local, independent charity, providing a wide range of services to older people in Cheshire East. All the funds we generate are spent on delivering services locally.

The main focus of our work is:-
• Supporting people with dementia & their carers
• Tackling loneliness
• Free information & advice
• Lifestyle support
• Men in Sheds
• Help in the Home
• Campaigning & lobbying

Telephone : 01625 612958

Email : enquiries@ageukce.org

Age UK Cheshire East is the working name of Age Concern East Cheshire, which is a registered charity No. 1090161 and a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales No. 4309557. Registered Office: New Horizons Centre, Henderson Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6RA.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE

Recently there has been a blue coloured Volvo S60 seen at a farm in Siddington acting suspiciously. This vehicle has been all over the North West in the past few months in rural locations. Please call us on 101 if seen in similar or suspicious circumstances.

Message Sent By:
Julia Short
(Cheshire Police, PCSO, Macclesfield / Gawsworth & Chelford Wards )

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QUIZ NIGHT – CANCELLED

QUIZ NIGHT – CANCELLED

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Commissioner launches survey to inform future funding bids

Following recent funding bid successes which led to the Safer Streets campaigns currently being rolled out in Warrington and Chester, Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has launched a survey asking people across Cheshire for their views on the safety of women in public places across the county.

Everyone is encouraged to have their say by the end of the month at https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=164630643405

The Commissioner wants to get as many views as possible from people, businesses and other organisations in Cheshire before he and his team put together the next bid for funding to improve community safety and offer reassurance to women and girls.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire said: “At the end of last year, we were successful in obtaining over £1 million in funding for projects to tackle violence against women and girls and make our streets safer for everyone. I want to build on that success and I need your input to make it happen.

“Me and my team will then take all of that feedback on board when looking at how we can secure even more funding for the benefit of people in Cheshire.

While the survey is focused on women’s safety, particularly in light of the national focus on violence against women and girls, I want to hear from anyone and everyone who can help to make Cheshire a safer place to live, work and visit. Our communities as a whole benefit when everyone feels safer.”

The survey asks people a range of questions about the places they feel unsafe, as well as the reasons behind this that could relate to either the area itself or a characteristic of any individual.

The Commissioner is hoping that by getting an in-depth view of how many people think and feel, the next round of funding his office secures will deliver the greatest benefit for some of the most vulnerable people and communities.

John Dwyer added: “This survey gives you the chance to tell me directly why, when and where you don’t feel safe in any area of our county, right down to specific postcodes.

“It’s really important that I capture as many people’s experiences as possible through this survey so that I know what is making people feel unsafe, what would make them feel safer, and what my office can do via future funding bids to help. Please do take a few minutes to share your views.”

The survey will close on Thursday 31 March. You can take the survey at: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=164630643405

If you would like a hard copy or an accessible version of the survey, please email pcc@cheshire.police.uk or call 01606 364000.

Message Sent By
Peter Caldwell
(Cheshire Constabulary, Digital Media Manager, Cheshire)

11. March, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

VACANCY for a Part Time Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

VACANCY for a Part Time Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

Due to impending retirement, there is an upcoming vacancy for a part time Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) to Nether Alderley Parish Council. Working hours and remuneration to be advised. If you are interested in this position, please contact:

Cllr. Norman Howick (Chair) on 07740 081 353

Closing date for applications: Friday 18th March 2022

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

‘WHAT DOES SMART SECURITY MEAN FOR MY HOME?’ FREE WEBINAR

Join this virtual chat with a smart security expert from ERA, plus Q&A

Thursday 10th March, 5 – 6pm

Find out what smart security means for your home and how simple changes can vastly improve its security. During the webinar Neighbourhood Watch CEO, John Hayward-Cripps, and ERA’s smart security expert, Sumier Foster-Shah, will discuss:
• available smart security solutions
• installation
• what to look for when choosing a smart security system
• and much more
Following the discussion, they will run a live Q&A session to answer all of your questions and concerns.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE*
*Maximum 500 places. Register early and sign in promptly on the day to guarantee your place.

Best wishes

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn

Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CREATING SAFER, CONNECTED AND ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

Message Sent By
Central Support Team
(NWN, Enquiries Dept, England and Wales)

6. March, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

SCAM WARNING: COVID text messages

Watch out for fake text messages pretending to be from the NHS. Since Jan 1st, 412 victims have reported losses totalling more than £531,000. Please use the following links if you would like to see an example of the fake NHS messages reported to Action Fraud:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/actionfrauduk/status/1498945958427594752?s=20&t=RL99N7i-yXmXcqU2xUbiiw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/actionfraud/photos/a.411244602226592/7380075412010108/

What you need to look out for:
• Be aware of requests for personal information in messages claiming to be from the NHS.
• Be alert to links or attachments in unexpected messages claiming to be from the NHS.
• Do not respond to requests for money, bank details or passwords. The NHS will NEVER ask for payment or any financial details.

How to report scam messages:
• If you are suspicious about an email, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk.
• If you are suspicious about a text message, forward it to the number 7726 (it’s free of charge).

For information on NHS coronavirus testing, visit: www.nhs.uk

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

5. March, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

QUIZ NIGHT

QUIZ NIGHT

1. March, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on QUIZ NIGHT

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign launched

Our research shows two thirds (67%) of people are worried about their home being broken into, yet there are simple, proven measures we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming a victim of burglary by up to 50%.

 

To help you be and feel safer at home, we are running our Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign (1st-31st March), highlighting the simple, evidence-based WIDE measures which can be taken in any home on a variety of budgets.

At Neighbourhood Watch, we also believe neighbours keeping an eye out for each other is key to reducing burglary, so we’ve extended the WIDE acronym to WIDE(N):

• W: WINDOWS: Keep your windows locked
• I: INTERIOR: Put inside lights on a timer/smart bulb
• D: DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors
• E: EXTERIOR: Put outside lights on a sensor
• (N): NEIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for your neighbours

To learn more about WIDE(N) and burglary prevention measures, visit ourwatch.org.uk/thinkwiden.

John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network, said ‘It is not okay for two-thirds of people to fear being burgled. More needs to be done to help people be and feel safer, and when it comes to burglary, prevention is always better than cure. Since 1982 we have been supporting communities to feel and be safer. We know that by securing your home’s windows, interior, doors, exterior and keeping an eye out for neighbours, we can all give ourselves the best chance of not being burgled. If you have been burgled recently, criminals are familiar with your home and may come back once you’ve had time to purchase new items. Act soon to avoid being retargeted – use the WIDE(N) advice for a combination of simple yet effective prevention measures.’

We have joined forces with our longstanding primary smart security partner, ERA Home Security, to bring their expertise to our Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign. We are excited to invite you to some events this month:
• WEBINAR: WHAT DOES SMART SECURITY MEAN FOR MY HOME? 10th March, 5-6pm delivered in partnership with ERA – we will let you know when booking opens for this
• ASK THE EXPERTS DAY: 16th March on our Facebook / Twitter / Instagram channels – an opportunity to learn more and discuss burglary prevention live with ERA experts and Neighbourhood Watch

Member discount
In addition, as a thank you for your continued support of Neighbourhood Watch, ERA is offering a discount of 10% off all alarm kits using the code NHW2022. Click here to take advantage of this special offer. Take advantage of this offer by 31st March 2022.

If you have any questions or feedback regarding the campaign, please email enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk.

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CREATING SAFER, CONNECTED AND ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

We Want Your View on Helpdesk Proposal

Cheshire Constabulary is asking for the public’s feedback on plans to have helpdesks at five police stations across the county.

Currently there are 16 helpdesks which have varying opening hours over five to seven days a week, but many are seldom used.

With more and more people now choosing to contact the police in different ways, the Constabulary is working to ensure the service it provides meets the changing needs of the public.

Under the new proposals a helpdesk service would be provided at police stations in Blacon, Crewe, Warrington, Widnes and Macclesfield.

These helpdesks would be open to the public between 8am and 5pm from Monday to Saturday. In addition, a virtual video link to a helpdesk officer will be available within the same opening hours at Northwich Police Station.

Assistant Chief Constable Bill Dutton said: “Firstly I would like to reassure the public that these proposals will not reduce the level of service or the current police presence in Cheshire. Our operational teams and where we deploy our police officers and police community support officers from are unaffected.

“Since helpdesks were introduced in 2004 the landscape has changed significantly. A large proportion of the population have mobile phones and access to online services meaning the need for face-to-face contact is reducing.

“We have noticed that more people than ever are now choosing to report crime and interact with police online or via a mobile device, and as a police service we have to adapt to these changes in our society.

“It is important to reiterate that we are not proposing to close any police stations, and although some helpdesks would close under these proposals, these will be substituted by regular Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) surgeries.

“The savings we make will be reinvested into our force contact centre, helping improve our response times in answering 999 and 101 calls, which is a key priority for the Constabulary.
“This investment will also support our work in dealing with online enquiries, which we are seeing more and more of with the advancement of technology.

“However, it is really important we hear from our communities about these proposed changes and I want to encourage people to feedback to us during the consultation process.”
John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, added: “In my Police and Crime Plan I talk about delivering a modern police service, and that includes changing the way the Constabulary works so that it reflects the ways that the public are contacting the police.
“I want people to have confidence in our police service so it’s vital that everyone has their say on these proposals. More people are interacting with the police online but I want to make it clear that the Constabulary’s visible presence will increase.

“The Chief Constable and I are steadfast in our commitment to increasing the police presence across Cheshire by taking our officer numbers to their highest ever level on our current boundaries – a total of 2,347.

“We are investing in our force control centre, bringing 101 waiting times down and getting officers out quicker to both 999 and 101 calls. The budget I have approved for 2022/23 includes a further £1.3 million investment on top of this, putting more frontline staff where they are best placed in order to take your call in your moment of need.

“People consistently feed back to me that the police need to invest more in the ways that people want to contact us and prioritise resources efficiently. That is what these proposals aim to do.”

To have your say on the proposals please visit https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=164432458930

The consultation is open from 14 February until 27 March 2022.

Anyone wanting to report a crime, incident or looking to seek advice from the police can do so by visiting www.cheshire.police.uk or by calling 101.

In the case of an emergency or threat to life, always dial 999.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Can You Help Tackle Violent Crime In Our County

Are you an organisation that helps to prevent violent crime and behaviour? Are you a referral service that works with people involved or at risk of involvement in violent crime? Does your organisation work with young people through offering social activities or apprenticeships? If so, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, wants to hear from you.

The Youth Endowment Fund supports projects that prevent children and young people from becoming involved in violence, and awards grants to various agencies. As part of his plans to submit a bid to the fund, John Dwyer has launched a call for expressions of interest from organisations who work with young people and could play a role in tackling violent crime and behaviour.

You can express your interest here: https://forms.gle/SsGoPMcBH1RDUCyDA

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire said: “Areas like Cheshire are often overlooked for this type of funding in favour of the big cities, but that doesn’t mean we don’t face similar issues. We have young people and communities in our county that would benefit massively from this investment, should the bid be successful.

“I want to hear from community organisations and service providers who could join me in developing solutions and a delivering a series of projects to prevent young people from falling into a life of crime, and tackle violent crime in our county. This bid is at an early planning stage, and I want to harness every bit of experience I can to give us the best chance of success.”

The Commissioner would like to hear from a wide range of providers across the sectors who are currently delivering services, or have a desire to expand their services, to young people in Cheshire which aim to reduce serious and/or violent crime.

The theme for the funding that the Commissioner intends to bid for is Focused Deterrence. This is an approach to reducing violence that identifies individuals involved in violent crime and offers them direct positive support, as well as clear communication of the consequences of their behaviour. It also focuses on wider community engagement and discussion between victims and offenders.

You can find out more about the Youth Endowment Fund at: www.youthendowmentfund.org.uk

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

2022 International Internet Safety Day

Today (Tuesday 8th February) is Safer Internet Day, a global day to encourage everyone to make the internet a safe place to be, especially for children and young people.
saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2022

Safer Internet Day is a good reminder to check your internet, email and social media settings to make sure your accounts are as secure as they can be. For more advice on how to avoid cybercrime take a look at our website – search internet safety

https://www.cheshire.police.uk/news/cheshire/news/articles

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

 

February OUR NEWS newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters out now

Our second newsletter of 2022 sees the launch of our Volunteer Recognition Awards 2022 to recognise volunteers who have dedicated more than five years working in their communities on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch. Find out more on page 4.

It features the findings of our Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey 2021, details of our Neighbourhood Watch Community Grants Fund, which will focus on 40th-anniversary activities, and booking details for the upcoming online free Coordinator Workshops.

As if that isn’t enough, we also highlight our participation in Race Equality Week (7th – 13th Feb) with a promise from our CEO John Hayward-Cripps, and the launch of our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statement.

You can read about all this and more in our newsletter attached.

We hope you enjoy this edition and welcome your feedback via enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk.

Keep well,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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PUBLIC CONSULTATION

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Nether Alderley Neighbourhood Plan

02.02.22 NP Public Consultation on 12th February 2022

 

 

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STAYING SAFE ONLINE

STAYING SAFE ONLINE

Dear Resident,

How secure do you feel online?

We are currently gathering views and information on attitudes to cyber security and would really appreciate your help! This survey will only take a minute to complete and will not collect or share any personal information.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JG2XS8S

Secondly, if your children or grandchildren enjoy online gaming you might want to join our webinar on Tuesday 8 February at 7pm on Gaming4Good.

Most experts agree that playing online games can have many beneficial effects to our children, developing key cognitive, motor and life skills and encouraging them to keep abreast of the latest technology. However, as with many things children do online, there can also be negatives. This Safer Internet Day, please join our free one-hour Gaming4Good webinar where you can hear from a panel of experts in family gaming, psychology, gaming risk and finance, about how to approach your child’s gaming to help them get the most out of it … and avoid the pitfalls. You can register here:
https://www.getsafeonline.org/gaming4good-sid22-webinar/

With kind regards,
the Get Safe Online team

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Fake Banking App Scam Alert

We are urging anyone who have accounts on line or are considering buying or selling goods on line to be extra vigilant about a scam involving a fake bank account transfer app. The App creates an image which shows the transfer has been made. In recent weeks offenders have been targeting vulnerable individuals including the elderly.
They may also offer to get your money back claiming that you have lost money through a purchase and ask you to check your bank app. Once this is opened they will then ask you to down load this app to get your money back and transfer money out of your bank
Sellers using sites such as Facebook Marketplace, eBay and have reported incidents of fraudsters using a fake bank app to also pay for goods they agreed to purchase.
The software is accessible via a number of apps which are publicly available.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Last Chance To Have Your Say on Police Budget

A survey on the level of council tax that people in Cheshire pay towards their police service will close tomorrow (25 January) at midday.

Launched earlier this month by Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer, the survey sets out the priorities for next year’s police budget and asks residents for their view on the police precept. You can take the survey here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/yourpolicebudget2022-23

The police budget proposed by the Commissioner includes:
• 120 extra officers recruited
• 63 more front line staff in areas such as the Force Call Centre
• Funding for more road safety initiatives and action against anti-social behaviour.
To support the budget, the Commissioner is asking local people if they would be willing to pay approximately 83p per month extra via the police precept, for the average band D household.

Police & Crime Commissioner, John Dwyer said: “I’ve listened to residents since I returned to office in May 2021 and at the end of last year I received an unprecedented response in my autumn survey – The largest consultation ever carried out by your Police and Crime Commissioner.

“I’ve used all that feedback to develop this budget and it’s really important for me to get your views once again. Put simply: This budget will enable me and the Chief Constable to put more police on the streets and invest in the areas that matter to you. I encourage everyone to have their say.”
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AVIAN INFLUENZA

AVIAN INFLUENZA

As you may be aware, the UK is facing its largest ever outbreak of bird flu with over 70 cases confirmed across the country since the start of November. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have declared an avian influenza prevention zone across Great Britain.

Cheshire East Council is taking immediate measures to inform and advise local residents, partners and landowners about avian influenza outbreaks and what to look out for following a confirmed case on a commercial poultry farm in Warmingham (in Brereton Rural Ward). This site has now been confirmed by the Animal, Plant and Health Agency as having the HN51 strain.
As a result, a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the outbreak.
A map is attached for your convenience.
The Protection Zones require foot patrols around local premises by animal health officers and non-movement of birds within or out of the zone. They do not restrict the movement of people.
Full details of measures, a map of the affected area, restrictions and activities for each area are available here:

Declaration of a Protection Zone and a Surveillance Zone (H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) – near Crewe, Cheshire East, Cheshire
UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed that the risk to public health is very low and the Food Standards Agency has said that bird flu poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers and it does not affect the consumption of poultry or eggs.
Bird keepers should remain alert for any signs of disease, report suspected disease immediately and ensure they are maintaining good biosecurity on their premises.
Residents are reminded to not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that they find. If they find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, they should report them to the Defra helpline (03459 33 55 77). The guidance regarding captive birds and wild birds varies – as set out below:

Captive Birds
Council officers from Cheshire East and Cheshire West are carrying out door-to-door visits in the protection zones to identify where captive birds are present, to advise and support bird keepers. Members should note that the protection zones are only relevant to captive birds.
In addition, there is a 10-kilometre surveillance zone around each protection zone.
DEFRA are writing to residents within or close to this surveillance zone for captive birds advising of the requirements. Members should be aware that some residents will be receiving these, advising them of what to do.
There is also the nationwide prevention zone which requires owners to keep birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures.

Wild Birds
By contrast, wild birds are treated differently in that they are not subject to any specific actions connected to the protection zones.
Within the borough, no door knocking is undertaken by Council officers for wild birds. It is the responsibility of the landowner for arranging for the disposal of any dead birds. The important thing is that the public do not touch any such birds.

DEFRA helpline – if residents find any dead swans, geese, ducks or other dead wild birds such as gulls or birds of prey, they can report them to the DEFRA helpline on 03459 33 55 77.

‘Stop the spread’
Defra recently held a short series of ‘Stop the spread’ webinars – recordings of the webinars and dates for future events will be posted here: ‘Stop the spread’ webinars – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
See also APHA guidance about how to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, and measures to prevent it. Avian influenza (bird flu) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
We will continue to monitor the situation and work with partners to manage these outbreaks and inform the general public and other key stakeholders about avian influenza risk and mitigation.

For further information, please contact: Jane Mathews, Team Leader – Animal Health
Jane.mathews@cheshireeast.gov.uk

24.01.22 Area affected by Avian influenza Protection Zone. Crewe

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Age UK Updates

New Year, New Habits, the Link below for this months’ Age UK Scam Bulletin.

Scams Awareness Update Bulletin Issue 2 May 2020 (ageuk.org.uk)

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Advance notification of temporary changes to operations for Runway 1 works (Schedule for 2022)

Advance notification of temporary changes to operations for Runway 1 works (Schedule for 2022)

As you may be aware, our existing Runway, Runway 1 (05R/23L) is our primary runway and has been used solely for operations during the Pandemic where we have been operating with severely restricted aircraft movements.

Each year maintenance work is required to maintain Runway 1, the most used runway, and its’ adjoining taxiways. We publish dates of the nights when Runway 1 will be closed;

Runway 1 planned closure dates 2022-23

MONTH/DATES/TIMES
January 11th – 13th (22:30 – 06:00)
February 1st – 3rd (22:30 – 06:00)
March 1st – 3rd (22:30 – 06:00)
April** 3rd – 7th (22:30 – 06:00)
May 3rd – 5th (22:30 – 06:00)
June 7th – 9th (22:30 – 06:00)
July 5th – 7th (22:30 – 06:00)
August 2nd – 4th (22:30 – 06:00)
September 6th – 8th (22:30 – 06:00)
October ** 2nd – 6th (22:30 – 06:00)
November 1st – 3rd (22:30 – 06:00)
December 6th – 8th (22:30 – 06:00)
January 23 10th – 12th (22:30 – 06:00)

** 5-night Closure

As part of our commitment to communicating with our neighbours we are also contacting over 750 people close to our site (who have requested advance notification) to advise them of these nights of closure; as well as placing advertisements in the local press. Our website www.manchesterairport.co.uk/runwayclosures contains more information; including film clips that show nights of runway closure and the challenges faced by our airfield colleagues and contractors to fit so much work in to such a short time window.

I am sorry for the disturbance that these temporary changes to our night-time operations may cause to you and those that you represent. I would like to assure you that such closures are only arranged when essential work is required.

Whilst writing, it is also worth noting, that as part of our recovery plans we anticipate returning to more normal operations from spring / summer 2022, where we will look to reintroduce Runway 2 operations. More details will be provided when final plans are confirmed.

Helen McNabb
Community Engagement Manager (Manchester Airport)

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

January 2022 Our News

The Monthly Newsletter For All Neighbourhood Watch Supporters

Happy New Year, and welcome to our first newsletter of 2022 for Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales!

This year, we are thrilled to be celebrating 40 years since the first Neighbourhood Watch group was formed in the UK in Cheshire in 1982. To kick-start our celebrations, we have proudly launched a special-edition 40th anniversary logo, which you can choose to use from now and throughout 2022 as you wish. We will be sharing more ways to celebrate our special anniversary throughout the year – for now, save the date for NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH WEEK 2022 from 30th May – 5th June. You may notice this falls on the same weekend as the Queens Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and The Big Lunch – which presents a fantastic opportunity to host a street party and connect with your neighbours.

To download our anniversary logo, find top tips on how to organise a street party, or see how you can play your part in tackling terrorism, read our newsletter here.

Kind regards,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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Neighbourhood Watch - 40 years

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CREATING SAFER,
CONNECTED AND ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Commissioner Unveils Budget Plans For The Coming Year – Have Your Say

Today, Tuesday 4 January, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, has launched his ‘Your Police Budget 2022/23’ survey. Residents are being asked to give their views on the police precept – the part of council tax that goes towards Cheshire Constabulary.

You can take the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/yourpolicebudget2022-23

Following feedback received from residents since returning to office in May and in last year’s Autumn Survey – the largest consultation exercise ever carried out by Cheshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner – A budget has been produced that will see 120 extra officers recruited. This will be alongside 63 more front line staff in areas like the call centre, as well as schemes to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB), and road safety initiatives.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “I believe this budget represents what residents of Cheshire have told me they want. More officers, better call response times, and an increased focus on tackling ASB and making our roads safer.

“This budget will build on the work done since I took office in May, where nearly £4 million in extra funding has been brought in to prevent and tackle crime in our county, and in that time the Chief Constable and I have also been able to commit to taking our officer numbers to the highest level in modern times – 2,345. This should give people confidence in our Constabulary to deliver the priorities set out in my Police and Crime Plan.”

In order to support this investment, the Commissioner is asking local people if they would be willing to pay approximately 83p per month extra via the police precept, for the average band D household.

John Dwyer added: “We are benefiting from increased funding from central government and the national Police Officer Uplift programme, however in my Autumn Survey I was up front with people – I said a small precept rise would be necessary in order to keep the police at a standstill – And over 85% of people who expressed a view said they were happy to pay more above this in order for the Constabulary to have more resources.

“The most popular option by some way was an increase in the police precept of 20p per week above standstill – Equivalent to £1.04 per month – However I am ultimately asking residents for less than this.

“This is because I am extremely conscious of the cost of living, and the fact that residents gave a diverse range of views. I am also aware that asking for support to raise the precept even further would require me to hold a referendum, which I do not believe would be a valuable use of people’s hard-earned money.”

In addition to the online survey, the Commissioner will be holding a series of ‘Consultation Roadshow’ events around the county throughout January where people can speak to him directly and take the survey in person.

Four online ‘Commissioner and Chief Constable’s Question Time’ events will also be held for residents of each of Cheshire’s four Boroughs. The details for each Borough’s event are:

  • Cheshire East: Monday 10 January, 7 – 8:30pm
  • Cheshire West & Chester: Tuesday 11 January, 7 – 8:30pm
  • Warrington: Wednesday 12 January, 7 – 8:30pm
  • Halton: Monday 17 January, 7 – 8:30pm

To register for your local online event, send your name, question and postcode to opccmediadesk@cheshire.police.uk by 11:59pm the day before the event.

John Dwyer added: “I want to hear from as many people as possible, which is why I’m committed to getting out there to let people know how their police service will deliver on their priorities.

“Put simply: This budget will enable me and the Chief Constable to put more police on the streets and invest in the areas that matter to you. I encourage everyone to have their say.”

The survey will close at midday on Tuesday 25 January. To take the Commissioner’s survey online, go to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/yourpolicebudget2022-23

To request a hard copy of the survey, please email pcc@cheshire.police.uk

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ACTION FRAUD

Are You Leaving The Door Open For Hackers?

Why are software updates important?

Software updates are an important part of staying secure online. But why? You’ll often hear about the new features or performance improvements in a software update, but what isn’t talked about as often are the bug fixes and security improvements. Out-of-date software and apps contain weaknesses. This makes them easier to hack. Companies fix the weaknesses by releasing updates. When you update your devices and software, this helps to keep hackers out.

Why would cyber criminals target me?

Your device contains a lot of personal data that is highly valuable if it fell into the hands of a fraudster. The likelihood is your device will contain your full name, date of birth, address, bank details, passwords, as well as many other forms of personal data such as private photos or videos.

Improve your online security by using automatic software updates

We understand it can sometimes be annoying to remember to update your devices every time a new update is released, that’s why we encourage you to enable automatic updates wherever it’s available. That means you don’t have to manually install updates every time they’re released.

We’ve provided some useful links below where you can find step by step instructions on how to enable automatic updates for your devices and apps.:
Apple – Mac (opens in a new tab)
Apple – iPhone and iPad (opens in a new tab)
Microsoft Windows 10 (opens your MS settings)
• Windows 7 is no longer supported. You should upgrade to Windows 10
Android smartphones and tablets (opens in a new tab)
Android apps (opens in a new tab)

For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: www.cyberaware.gov.uk

Thanks for reading! If you found this information useful, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Festive greetings!

As 2021 draws to a close, we reflect on the year gone by. Communities across England and Wales have once again faced significant challenges and losses, and we want to thank every single person who has stepped up and supported their neighbours, loved ones, and colleagues throughout the year. Every small act makes a difference, especially in difficult times.

Acknowledging the amazing neighbourly spirit that has helped us weather the last 2 years, in September we launched the NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR 2021 AWARDS with Co-op Insurance, including three categories of NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR, YOUNG NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR and COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR. We were blown away by the number of people who have gone out of their way to do all they can to care for others over the past year. In case you missed it on BBC One’s Morning Live on Monday morning, we are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS in partnership with Co-op Insurance. Please open the attached PDF to see the winners and hear their stories.

We are thrilled to be celebrating Neighbourhood Watch’s 40th Anniversary next year – and we want you to join us! In celebration of our rich past, present and future, we have a range of events planned throughout the year that we would love you to get involved with. We will update on these in January, but for now make sure you mark in your diary – Neighbourhood Watch Week 2022, with the theme of 40 YEARS – 40 ACTIONS between Monday 30th May – Sunday 5th June 2022.

It is thanks to our amazing volunteers throughout England and Wales that since the first scheme was set up in Mollington, Cheshire in 1982, we have continued to support communities and adapt to the ever-changing nature of crime. And we look forward to supporting communities for the next 40 years!

With many people facing isolation and loneliness again this season, we ask you to consider not who is my neighbour, but how is my neighbour, and support them how you can (always prioritising your own safety of course).

All the Central Support Team and I would like to wish you a safe and festive season and a Happy New Year!

Best wishes,

Thank you and see you in 2022!

John Hayward-Cripps,
CEO, NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK
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Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

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CHESHIRE PUB CO COMEDY FESTIVAL

CHESHIRE PUB CO COMEDY FESTIVAL

Dec 2021 - Cheshire Pub Comedy Festival

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Do You Know Where To Report Scam Messages?

Fake emails and text messages are a common tactic used by cyber criminals, their goal is often to convince you to click a link. Once clicked, you may be sent to a dodgy website which could download viruses onto your computer, or steal your passwords and personal information.

In order to try and convince you that their messages are legitimate, criminals will pretend to be someone you trust, or from some organisation you trust. This could be your Internet Service Provider (ISP), local council, even a friend in need. And they may contact you by phone call, email or text message.

Reporting suspicious emails:

If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, you can report it by forwarding the email to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service at: report@phishing.gov.uk

As of 31st October 2021, the number of suspicious email reports stands at more than 8,100,000, with the removal of more than 67,000 scams and 124,000 URLs.

Thank you for your continued support.

*In a small number of cases, an email may not reach our service due to it already being widely recognised by spam detection services. The vast majority of reports do reach our system so please keep reporting any suspicious emails you receive.

Reporting suspicious text messages:

You can report suspicious text messages to your mobile network provider, for free, by forwarding the text to 7726.

If you forward a text, your provider can investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious. If 7726 doesn’t work, you can find out how to report a text message by contacting your provider.

(On many Android devices and iPhones, pressing and holding on the message bubble should present the option to forward the message)

For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware

Thanks for reading! If you found this information useful, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends.

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FAMILY CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG – CANCELLED

FAMILY CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG – CANCELLED

Please note, sadly the Family Christmas Carol Singalong on Friday 17th December has been CANCELLED due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. Please accept our apologies for any convenience this may cause.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

December Our News – The Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter For Supporters

 

The December newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales can be read here.

This edition features pieces on our amazing partnerships with Patlock and ERA, the Neighbourhood Watch Community Grants Fund, Neighbour of the Year Awards 2021, the success of Park Hall Area Neighbourhood Watch using WhatsApp, how to make sure we all #ShopKind this season, working towards ending men’s violence against women, and much more.

So dive into December’s edition of OUR NEWS here.

Best wishes,
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Cheshire Residents Warned To Be Vigilant Following Reports of Courier Fraud Scams Across The County

Detectives are warning the public after a spate of courier fraud scams have left Cheshire victims without thousands of pounds.

Since November there have been four incidents, one in Wilmslow, one in Crewe, one in Handforth and another in Warrington, reported to Cheshire Constabulary.

Courier frauds are mainly committed by organised crime groups (OCGs) and a member of the OCG, known as the ‘victim communicator’, makes a phone call to vulnerable potential victims, persuading them that they are a police officer or work at a bank.

They then manage to get 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.

Money, items or documents are then handed over to 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 will be provided.

Sadly, no compensation is provided and the money will not be returned. Leaving victims, in some cases, out of pocket of thousands of pounds.

Detective Sergeant Chris Jacques from Cheshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit said: ‘In the last couple of months we have had reports of people being a victim of this type of crime. We therefore want to warn others to prevent them from also becoming a victim and to also encourage people to tell elderly relatives and neighbour’s about it so they are aware of the signs.

These scammers will stop at nothing to make a criminal gain and can be extremely convincing and very persistent.

By using these methods they can often blindside their victims into believing them, before taking hard-earned money.

It is important for the public to remember that police officers, banks and other services will never ask you to withdraw money or provide card details over the phone.

Telephone numbers can be easily spoofed and you should never trust a number displayed on your telephone.

Another concerning trend is that scammers have been asking victims to call back on 999, 101 or 162 to verify that they are genuine.

This is part of the scam and they keep the line open so that the victim continues speak with the scammers believing that they are genuine officials.

Anyone who is receiving calls asking for money to be withdrawn and handed over to a courier should call 101 or report it to Action Fraud.

Anyone who believes they have been contacted fraudulently or have been a victim of fraud should call either Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or contact Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting their website: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Scam Alert

Please Remember that the Police under no Circumstances will never ask you to withdraw money from a bank, never give cash or bank cards to a courier and to report incidents like this to the police. Do not give any banking details to someone who has cold called you. Always Check with your bank and report it to the police.
https://www.cheshire.police.uk/news/cheshire/news/articles/2021/3/detectives-issue-warning-following-spate-of-scam-calls-from-fraudsters-claiming-to-be-police/

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Potential Scam Alert

Report of a male flagging down motorists claiming to have run out of petrol. Driver says he has no cash or credit /debt card but will then offer jewellery in exchange i.e chains / rings for your cash or the use if your credit / debit card. Please report any suspicious activity.

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Hundreds Fall Victim To Lottery Scams In Just Seven Months

What is lottery fraud?

Criminals will contact unsuspecting victims informing them they have won a lottery or prize draw. The victim is then informed that they will need to pay an advance fee in order to receive their winnings. In reality, the winnings are non-existent and it is an attempt to steal the victims money, personal or financial information.

Between April and October 2021, Action Fraud received 629 reports of lottery fraud, with 89 per cent of reports mentioning well-known prize draws. Impersonation of People’s Postcode Lottery accounted for almost half (49 per cent) of all reports. Almost three quarters of victims (70 per cent) were aged over 50, with those aged over 65 accounting for 40 per cent of reports.

Fraudsters use gift cards as a form of payment as they can be easily redeemed and sold on. The criminals don’t need the physical card to redeem the value as they ask the victims to share the serial code on the back of the card with them. In other instances, victims reported being asked for personal and financial information in order to obtain their alleged winnings. Some victims reported providing their bank details thinking they would be sent a small payment to verify the account. In reality, criminals will use these details to steal the victim’s money.

How to protect yourself

Stop: Unsolicited offers of large sums of money in return for a small upfront payment should always raise a red flag. Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

Challenge: Could it be fake? Remember, you can’t win a prize in a competition you didn’t enter. It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

Protect: If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud online at actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.
You can find further protection advice around lotteries and competition on the Gambling Commission’s website.

For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware
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CEC BALANCED BUDGET CONSULTATION (2022-26)

CEC BALANCED BUDGET CONSULTATION (2022-26)

Cheshire East Council is inviting opinions and views from residents, businesses, councillors, staff, town and parish councils, local community groups and other stakeholders on the council’s budget for the next financial year.

Increased demand for vital services is seeing the council propose an annual council tax increase of 1.99 per cent for the next four years. As well as this, the government are expecting councils to increase council tax by a further 1 per cent to contribute to adult social care, taking it to an annual 2.99 per cent increase.

Set against a backdrop of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, increasing demand for vital services, the need for local action to combat climate change, and rising costs – the council’s budget consultation sets out service proposals and financial plans for the period from 1 April 2022 through to 31 March 2023.

The proposals show a balanced four-year budget to deliver the council’s corporate plan priorities. It also outlines significant financial challenges that the council must tackle over the next year, including rapidly rising demand and costs for adult social care and those that are a result of the ongoing pandemic.

For more information and to have your say on our budget consultation, please go to: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/BudgetEngagement

The budget consultation runs until 4th January 2022.

Kind regards

Alex Thompson

Director of Finance & Customer Services – S.151 Officer

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GET SAFE ONLINE

GET SAFE ONLINE

 

Keep your Christmas, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping safe

Whether it’s getting the Christmas list ticked off, that last minute gift for someone special or a treat for ourselves, most of us will be buying more online this festive season.

It’s fantastic being able to take advantage of the convenience, choice and value brought by the internet, but unfortunately it is also a favourite haunt of fraudsters, vying to take advantage of the fact that you have so many distractions in the lead-up to Christmas.

That why it’s especially important to safeguard yourself, your family and finances when you’re buying online on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other day. Attached is our latest Get Safe Online leaflet (November 2021) providing top online shopping tips, but if you want to find out more you can always visit our website at www.getsafeonline.org

Happy shopping!

From,
The Get Safe Online team

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

15M Lost To Online Shopping Scams Last Christmas!

Online shopping scams cost shoppers £15.4 million over the Christmas period last year.

New data from Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, reveals that 28,049 shoppers were conned out of their money when shopping online over the Christmas period last year – an increase of almost two thirds (61 per cent) when compared to the same period in the previous year.

Ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Action Fraud is warning the public to take extra care when shopping online as reports of online shopping fraud have continued to surge. Here are some simple tips to help you and your family enjoy a secure online shopping experience this festive season.

Where to shop
Buying from an online store you haven’t used before? Carry out some research first, or ask a friend or family member if they’ve used the site and about their experiences before completing the purchase.

Your information
Only create an account if necessary or to save you effort if you’re going to use that site a lot in the future. Be cautious if the website asks you for details that are not required for your purchase, such as your mother’s maiden name or the name of your primary school.

Payment method
When it’s time to pay for your items, check there’s a ‘closed padlock’ icon in the browser’s address bar. Use a credit card when shopping online, if you have one. Most major credit card providers protect online purchases.

Phishing
Some of the messages you receive about amazing offers may contain links to fake websites. If you’re unsure about a link, don’t use the it – go separately to the website. Report suspicious emails you receive by forwarding them to: report@phishing.gov.uk. Report suspicious text messages by forwarding them to: 7726.

Email accounts:
Make sure that your really important accounts (such as your email account or online shopping accounts) are protected by strong passwords that you don’t use anywhere else.

Need help changing your email account password? You can use these links to find step by step instructions: Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook, BT, AOL Mail.

If things go wrong
If you’ve lost money to an online shopping scam, tell your bank and report it as a crime to Action Fraud (for England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or Police Scotland (for Scotland). By doing this, you’ll be helping to prevent others becoming victims of cyber crime.

For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware

Thanks for reading! If you found this information useful, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Age Concern Scams Bulletin For November

This Months Bulletin is about PROMOTING SAFER CULTURES…
well worth a read: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/november-2021—safer-cultures-to-avoid-scams.pdf

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

The Best Way To Keep Hackers Out of Your Online Accounts

Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) is the single most important thing you can do to improve the security of your online accounts.

What is 2FA?
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a way of strengthening the login security of your online accounts. It’s similar to how an ATM works. You need both your debit card (first factor) and your PIN (second factor) to get access your account and withdraw cash. The main objective is better security. If your card is stolen, they still need your PIN. If your PIN is stolen, they still need your card.

Enabling 2FA will help to stop hackers from getting into your accounts, even if they have your password.

How do I enable 2FA on my accounts?
Here are links you can use to enable 2FA on some of the most popular online services and apps:
Gmail
Yahoo
Outlook
AOL
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

November 2021 Our News Newsletter

The November newsletter edition for Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales can be read here.

Do you know someone affected by ASB? 43% of victims say it’s affected their mental health. Our ASB webinar, featuring an expert speaker from the charity ASB Help, on the 15th November is open to the public but spaces are limited. Find out more including a link to book on page 2 of our newsletter.

The newsletter also features articles on: saying NO to ASB and tackling it as a community; fraud trends; staying safe as the nights draw in; looking closer to protect children from county lines; the relaunched Neighbourhood Watch Community Grants Fund; keeping Covid-19 at bay this winter; and more.

Read the November OUR NEWS newsletter here.

Best wishes,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349
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NETHER ALDERLEY CHRISTMAS FAYRE

NETHER ALDERLEY CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Saturday 20th November 2021

in the Parish Hall

10.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m.

Come and join us for our Christmas Fayre! There will be craft stalls, cake stalls, plant stalls, tombola and much more!

A light lunch and drinks will also be available to purchase.

Christmas Fayre photo

Admission is completely FREE so bring your entire family and support this event!

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Have Your Say on Policing and Crime In Cheshire

Today, Monday 8 November, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, has launched his Autumn Survey. He wants to hear from people across the county about policing and crime in their communities, and over the course of the week surveys will be landing on every doormat in the county.

Following the launch of his Police and Crime Plan last week, the Commissioner is seeking people’s views on more in-depth subjects like their experience with the police, crime in their community, what they think about the police budget, and how they feel about their police service.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “Seeking the public’s views on policing and crime is important to me. I can’t do my role effectively without knowing what people are thinking. By sharing your views with me via my survey, I can feed your thoughts and needs into the work the Constabulary does.

“It’s vital that people know about the role that their Commissioner carries out on their behalf, and that I know what they expect me to deliver. This will help me to scrutinise the Chief Constable and deliver on the public’s priorities set out in my Police and Crime Plan.”

Another of the Commissioner’s key responsibilities is to set the police precept, the part of council tax that goes to policing. In the survey he outlines the possibilities for next year’s decision on the police precept and asks residents for their thoughts on what should happen.

John Dwyer added: “A small rise in the police precept will be necessary in order for the police to keep up with inflation. But I want to know what amount, if any, residents would be prepared to pay above this if it meant the Constabulary had more resources to devote to communities.

“Every response I get will feed into my police precept proposal that I will take back to the public early next year. I want every resident to have their say on what matters to their community and how they want their police service to deliver on their priorities.”

To take the Commissioner’s survey online, go to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5P75ZBS

To request a hard copy of the survey, please email pcc@cheshire.police.uk

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Change of Beat Management For Gawsworth and Chelford

As from yesterday Monday 1st November Gawsworth & Chelford Wards will no longer be part of Congleton Beat Team we are moving over to Knutsford Beat Team. What will this mean for you – absolutely nothing will change apart from the supervisors will be Sgt Bill Brickhill and Inspector Andrew Baker.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Commissioner Launches Police and Crime Plan

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, has launched his Police and Crime Plan for 2021-24, setting out his priorities for policing, crime and community safety in the county for his term in office.

In addition to outlining the Commissioner’s wider vision, the Plan sets out the strategic direction for Cheshire Constabulary and how the Commissioner will hold the Chief Constable to account in delivering on the public’s priorities.

The six key priorities for policing and crime in Cheshire outlined in the Plan are:
• Prevent and tackle crime
• Make Cheshire’s roads safer
• Deliver justice for victims of crime
• Protect vulnerable and at-risk people
• Improve public confidence in policing
• Modernise our police service
John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “I’m delighted to be launching my Police and Crime Plan and letting the public know how I’ll ensure that our police service delivers for them over the next three years.

“This Plan has been developed via consultation with the public, as well as in conjunction with organisations and agencies that work regularly with the police, so that it truly reflects people’s priorities for their communities.”

The Plan also maintains the Commissioner’s commitment to increasing Cheshire’s police officer numbers to the highest level in modern times – 2,345 officers – in order to ensure police visibility across the county and reassure communities as a result.

John Dwyer added: “Being ambitious with our officer numbers helps towards delivering on each of the public’s priorities set out in the Plan and will improve people’s confidence in our police service.

“I also want to stress that this is a living document. In the Plan I commit to refreshing it each year, so that it continues to address people’s priorities and tackle the challenges we face head on.

To read the Police and Crime Plan 2021-24, go to www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/what-i-do/making-cheshire-safer/police-and-crime-plan

To request a hard copy of the Plan, please email pcc@cheshire.police.uk

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

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Cyber Crime Survey 2021

Fraud and cyber crime are the most common criminal offences in the UK. Analysis of Action Fraud reports showed that 86% of frauds had a cyber element to them. As the threat from cyber crime continues to grow and evolve, it’s important to remember one thing – most of it can be prevented. By following just a few practical steps, you can make it harder for cyber criminals to get into your devices and online accounts.

In order to better understand what steps you are already taking to stay secure online, we would be grateful if you would please complete the short survey we have created. Your answers will help us to determine what areas of online security we need to focus on over the coming months.

Please note:
• The survey is completely anonymous and we don’t ask you for any personal information.
• Survey answers will not be shared with any third parties.

Survey link – https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/cybercrimesurvey2021/

Thank you for helping us improve our response to fraud and cyber crime in the UK.

Kind regards,

Action Fraud Team

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

You Are Invited To Attend Our Free Webinar As Part of Our Serious Crime Event In November

We are delighted to be able to invite you to our FREE online webinar regarding Preventing and disrupting county lines exploitation. This will be held on Tuesday 9th November from 5pm-6pm.

The webinar will focus on providing an in depth view on County Lines exploitation, based on the key principals; exploitation, prevention, protection, and reporting

What is County Lines?
County lines is a form of criminal exploitation where urban gangs persuade, coerce or force children and young people to store drugs and money and/or transport them to suburban areas, market towns and coastal towns (Home Office, 2018). It can happen in any part of the UK and is against the law and a form of child abuse.

We are delighted to welcome expert guest speakers from The Children’s Society, County Lines leads and organised crime county lines coordinators to be part of our panel of presenters.

Event Details
• Tuesday 9th November 2021
• 5.00pm – 6.00pm
• Online via Zoom
• Register for your FREE place
How to register for the event
• Simply register for your FREE space https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preventing-and-disrupting-county-lines-exploitation-tickets-195017421357
• You will receive your link to the event once you have registered.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event as part of our serious crime webinars in November. Look for more details in our November newsletter.

Best wishes
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Central Support Team
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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Age UK Cheshire East Scams Awareness Update Bulletin – October 2021

This Months bulletins covers impersonation scams.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/scams-bulletin-october-21.pdf

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH LAUNCHES ‘SAY NO TO ASB’ CAMPAIGN

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) incidents have increased over the last three years. Police forces, councils and housing associations are reporting significant spikes in ASB cases – and these are not minor incidents. They are complex and serious cases causing real harm to many people.
45% of people say ASB is a problem where they live, and 56% of those who had either been a victim of or a witness to ASB did not report it to anyone. *

To help tackle the issue, we are running a campaign encouraging people to SAY NO TO ASB.
The campaign will run from the 25th October through to the 21st November on our social channels with key information on recognising, recording, and reporting ASB on our website: ourwatch.org.uk/asb.

We are running a free online ‘SAY NO TO ASB’ webinar on 15th November at 5pm with the charity ASB Help as part of the campaign. Places are limited. To book your place, visit ourwatch.org.uk/webinars.

HOW TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN
• Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and share our posts to your social channels, including WhatsApp community groups, to encourage more people to SAY NO TO ASB
• Download our ‘Recognising, Recording and Reporting ASB Guide’ from ourwatch.org.uk/asb to share with your community
• Download our 14-day ‘ASB Diary’ from ourwatch.org.uk/asb to support you in recognising, recording, and reporting ASB incidents in your area.
• To find out more and SAY NO TO ASB, visit ourwatch.org.uk/asb.
If you would like a digital campaign pack, please email enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk.

* Data source: Taking Back our Communities – working together to make communities safer report, commissioned in 2021 by RESOLVE, a Centre of Excellence solely focused upon community safety and antisocial behaviour

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

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CHRISTMAS FAYRE

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Christmas Fayre 2021

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 2021 CRIME AND COMMUNITY SURVEY LAUNCHED

For the second year running, we want to hear your thoughts about crime, community, and how effective Neighbourhood Watch is.

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CL72YGJ

The survey, launched on Wednesday 20th October 2021, is open to the public across England and Wales, regardless of whether they live in a Neighbourhood Watch area or not.

The results will enable us to better understand on a national and regional level crime, fear of crime and benchmark whether membership to a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or living in a Neighbourhood Watch area, has an impact on levels of crime, concern about crime, neighbourliness, and the willingness of communities to work together.

Last year our survey received just over 30,000 responses from across England and Wales providing us with a rich and useful set of data. This year we will be able to compare our data to last year’s results.

Please share this survey via email and social across all the various communities to which you belong whether they be a Neighbourhood Watch community or others such as sport, religious or work communities. This will help us receive a good balance of responses from Neighbourhood Watch members and non-members which will enable us to compare experiences between these two groups. To help you reach others we have attached a poster that you can print and display locally or share digitally. Alternatively, re-share our social posts (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn) to your channels.

A good response in all regions will ensure we can publish a national report and provide individual regions with their own reports.

All data will be anonymised and aggregated and will be used by Neighbourhood Watch to ensure our work is effective, inclusive, and representative.

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CL72YGJ

The survey closes on the 16th of November. Thank you for your support.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

 

THE SEARCH TO FIND THE UK’S BEST NEIGHBOURS CONTINUES!

With just under two weeks left to nominate, people across the UK are invited to participate in our annual hunt for the UK’s NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD – a nationwide search undertaken in partnership with our friends at Co-op Insurance.

Now in its fourth year running, we have introduced a new category: COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR. This Award will celebrate the nation’s most outstanding community and the lengths they’ve gone to support others and make a difference. The ‘community’ can either be in person or virtual, such as over Teams, Facebook or WhatsApp.

To nominate your NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR, YOUNG NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR (for people aged 21 years and under) or COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR, and to find out more about these incredibly special awards, visit coop.co.uk/noty.

John Hayward-Cripps, CEO at Neighbourhood Watch Network, said: ‘If you have always thought you have good neighbours, why not nominate them? They could be crowned Neighbour of the Year 2021 or Young Neighbour of the Year 2021 if they are 21 or younger. Or nominate a whole community to recognise a group of people who collectively have gone above and beyond to make others smile.’

Nominations close on the 26th of October

Kind regards,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL

CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL

Have your say in consultation on community governance

Cheshire East is urging people to have their say – and take part in a consultation on proposals for the governance arrangements for town and parish councils in the borough.

The 12-week consultation began on 6 September as part of a borough-wide review, as Cheshire East is responsible for the governance and electoral arrangements for the borough’s 186 town and parish council wards in 135 town and parish councils.

The review, which follows central government and Local Government Boundary Commission for England guidance, is to ensure that community governance arrangements ‘continue to reflect local identities and facilitate effective and convenient local government’.

As communities change over time, government guidance advises a review of town and parish governance every 10-15 years, to ensure the arrangements are fit for purpose. The last one was done before Cheshire East Council was created in 2009.

The review looks at a range of issues, including town and parish boundaries, numbers of town and parish councillors, grouping of parishes and warding.

The Community Governance Review draft recommendations report makes a series of draft proposals for consultation, beginning with parishes where no changes are being proposed, to other relatively minor proposals, and, finally, to more significant area or boundary changes – largely adjoining the borough’s urban parishes – which have a knock-on effect for surrounding parishes. Maps showing the details can be found via this link.

This consultation stage provides people and stakeholder bodies with an opportunity to make the case for alternative proposals or to endorse the draft proposals as they are.

Councillor Sam Corcoran, chair of Cheshire East’s corporate policy committee, and leader of the council, said: “Reviewing the community governance arrangements for all our town and parish councils is normal good practice and I would encourage people to take part in the online consultation and share their views on the proposals.

“The current governance arrangements date from before Cheshire East Council was formed and there has since been considerable change to our settlements, the population, and its distribution. This review and consultation on proposals offer an opportunity to ensure that town and parish arrangements meet local needs and are fit for purpose for the years ahead.”

A multi-disciplinary team of officers has been working on the review since 2019 and members of all the council’s political groups will be involved in making decisions on future governance arrangements of the town and parish councils.

Cheshire East undertook an initial pre-consultation survey between October 2019 and February 2020 on the scope of the review and topics and proposals that should be included. In June, a meeting of full council approved the decision to take proposals to consultation.

There will not be any change for change’s sake, and nothing is yet decided. Any changes to be made would follow reflection on the responses to this latest public consultation – including with town and parish councils and other stakeholders – and a decision by full council.

The public consultation, which ends at midnight on 28 November 2021, can be accessed via: https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/CGReview2/

Paper copies of the consultation can also be obtained from local libraries. People are urged to send in their completed paper forms as soon as possible. The aim is to complete the review process well before the scheduled local elections in May 2023.

This review of community governance does not include the electoral arrangements for borough council or parliamentary seats. These would be the responsibility of Whitehall (the Local Government Boundary Commission and the Boundary Commission for England, respectively) and are not currently proposed.

 

Notes to editors:
Maps showing proposed changes can be found via the following link and looking under additional documents ‘DraftRecs_maps’:
http://moderngov.cheshireeast.gov.uk/ecminutes/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=487&MID=8618#AI55262

Senior Media Relations Officer: Tim Oliver
Direct line: 01270 686591
Mobile: 07879 117185
Email: tim.oliver@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

 

OUR NEWS


The newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales

The October edition of OUR NEWS is out and can be read here.

In this edition we are thrilled to announce that Hannah Ingram-Moore, daughter of Captain Sir Tom Moore and Co-founder of The Captain Tom Foundation, is working with Neighbourhood Watch and Co-op Insurance to find the nation’s most remarkable neighbours in the 2021 Neighbour of the Year Awards.

This edition also features articles on hate crime, ASB, fraud trends, our new safety initiative for students termed Student Watch, and more.

Read the October OUR NEWS here.

Best wishes

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE UK’S BEST NEIGHBOUR!

Neighbour of the Year 2021

People across the UK are being invited to take part in our annual hunt for the UK’s ‘Neighbour of the Year’ – a nationwide search undertaken in partnership by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch.

Now in its fourth year, 2021 sees the introduction of a new category: Community of the Year. This award will celebrate the nation’s most outstanding community (could be a street, a sports club, a faith collective, or anything in between, either in person or virtual, such as a WhatsApp, Facebook, or Slack group) and the lengths its members have gone to to support others and make a real difference.

To nominate your Neighbour of the Year, Young Neighbour of the Year (for people aged 21 years and under) or Community of the Year, and to find out more about these very special awards please visit coop.co.uk/noty.

If you have any questions get in touch with us via enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk.

We can’t wait to see the nominations!

Best wishes

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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QUIZ NIGHT

QUIZ NIGHT

FRIENDS OF NETHER ALDERLEY

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Fish and Chip Supper

Nether Alderley Parish Hall

Friday 17th September
at 7pm

 

Come and join us for a fun evening – bring your own drinks and enjoy!

Raffle: All proceeds to Nether Alderley Parish Hall

Tickets £16 each  Phone 07966 224453 to book tickets

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NATIONAL NEWSLETTER

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NATIONAL NEWSLETTER

 

SEPTEMBER ‘OUR NEWS’ OUT NOW

SEPT NEWSLETTER

 

We are delighted to bring you the September OUR NEWS edition – a monthly newsletter for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales.

This edition introduces you to our Neighbour of the Year Awards 2021 – open for nominations from 14th September, the no-excuse approach to gas safety, fraud trends, rural crime reporting, discount offers from ERA and Patlock for our readers, and much more.

We hope that you will enjoy reading our newsletter and share it with your community. Why not share this newsletter link https://bit.ly/OurNewsSept21 with your street WhatsApp groups, community Facebook groups or neighbourhood email groups to keep your neighbours safer and more connected.

Best wishes

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH IMPACT REPORT 2020/21

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH IMPACT REPORT 2020/21

Neighbourhood Watch Impact Aldert Report 2020-21

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AFTERNOON TEAS AT THE PARISH HALL

AFTERNOON TEAS AT THE PARISH HALL

Afternoon Tea photo

Every Sunday throughout August we are pleased to say that our popular Afternoon Teas are back!

Please join us for a delicious selection of homemade sandwiches, scones and cakes including an endless pot of tea or coffee between 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. in our lovely historic Parish Hall on Church Lane, Nether Alderley.

The National Trust Mill on Congleton Road will be open each Sunday for you to round your afternoon off with a little local history!

There is no need to book and we look forward to seeing you, your families and friends throughout the month.

Full afternoon tea £7.50 per person

Tea/coffee and cake option available £4.00 per person

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Alert – Vaccine Passport Scams

Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS. The emails claim to be able to provide people with a “digital passport” that “proves you have been vaccinated against COVID-19”. These emails are fake, and the links within them lead to genuine-looking websites that steal your personal and financial information.

How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.
• The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
• The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking passwords.
• The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
• The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.
• Your vaccination status can be obtained for free through the official NHS app, NHS website, or by calling the NHS on 119.

How to report scams:

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, you can report it by forwarding the email to: report@phishing.gov.uk. Suspicious text messages can also be reported by forwarding them to the number: 7726 (it’s free of charge).

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS SPEEDING AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ON A34

PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS SPEEDING AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ON A34

Alderley Edge Festival Hall

POSTPONED – Thursday 2nd September 2021

6.30 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer is holding a public meeting to discuss speeding and anti-social behaviour on the A34 in Wilmslow and Alderley Edge.

The meeting will be held from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Alderley Edge Festival Hall on Talbot Road with representatives from Cheshire Constabulary, Highways and local elected representatives.

You can reserve your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a34-public-meeting-tickets-165257215781

If you’d like to submit a question in advance, please send then to police.crime.commissioner@cheshire.pnn.police.uk with the subject: A34 public meeting.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Could You Help Run Neighbourhood Watch In Cheshire

The Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) are looking for individuals to help run Neighbourhood Watch in Cheshire. Details of the vacancy for Neighbourhood Watch Administration Volunteers, can be found on the Cheshire Police website via the link below, if anyone has any time that they can offer to help:

https://cheshirepolice.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/channel-1/appcentre-13/brand-3/user-1001778/xf-2522e5969d15/wid-9/candidate/so/pm/6/pl/24/opp/312-Neighbourhood-Watch-Administration-Volunteer/en-GB

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CURRY NIGHT AT TIGER LILY

CURRY NIGHT AT TIGER LILY

Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 7.00 p.m.

Everyone loves a good curry don’t they? Friends of Nether Alderley obviously do because last time we were over-subscribed!

For just £16.50 you will enjoy a mixed platter of starters and a choice of 3 main courses, including breads and rice. What’s not to like? PLUS! A raffle on the night to win a £50 food voucher.

Email us at netheralderley.news@gmail.com to avoid disappointment!

Tikka Massala

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AFTERNOON TEAS AT THE PARISH HALL

AFTERNOON TEAS AT THE PARISH HALL

Afternoon Tea photo

Every Sunday throughout August we are pleased to say that our popular Afternoon Teas are back!

Please join us for a delicious selection of homemade sandwiches, scones and cakes including an endless pot of tea or coffee between 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. in our lovely historic Parish Hall on Church Lane, Nether Alderley.

The National Trust Mill on Congleton Road will be open each Sunday for you to round your afternoon off with a little local history!

There is no need to book and we look forward to seeing you, your families and friends throughout the month.

Full afternoon tea £7.50 per person 

Tea/coffee and cake option available £4.00 per person

Gift Cards – If you would like to treat a friend or neighbour with a voucher for a full afternoon tea any Sunday during August they are available to pre-purchase. Please contact Jenny on 07966 22 44 53

 

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

July Age UK Alert For Scams Bulletin

This months Age UK alert Bulletin Theme is Avoid being Scratched by the CopyCat

Please find the link for this month’s Age UK scam bulletin.
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/scams-awareness-update-bulletin-issue16-july-2021-pdf-digital.pdf

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

The UK’s First Official ASB Awareness Week 19th to 25th July 2021

ASB Awareness Week is a week of action dedicated to bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand and make communities safer

Organised by Resolve the week is being backed by the Home Office Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Local Government Association (LGA) National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC)

Tackling ASB is more important than ever We must stand together!

ASB is on the rise Resolve members and agencies across the UK have reported a huge rise in ASB cases during the various national lock-downs The situation is expected to get worse as society starts to open up
Addressing this challenge is a national priority ASB is not low-level crime it devastates the lives of victims and communities, people deserve to feel safe where they live

Please be assured that Congleton Beat Team are resolving ASB issues robustly as soon as they brought to our attention keeping our communities safe at all times

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CHESHIRE EAST HIGHWAYS

CHESHIRE EAST HIGHWAYS

The Parish Council have been informed of the following and would like to share this information with all Nether Residents:

Cheshire East Highways have programmed the surface dressing works to be carried out A34 Congleton Road. Under current Health & Safety legislation and for the safety of our workforce and members of the public, it will be necessary for a road closure to be in place during the works. Works are scheduled to commence as follows:

A34 Congleton Road will be closed from:

                       20th July 2021 to 21st July 2021 and

                       27th July to 28th July 2021

with works going on between 9:00 a.m. – 16:00p.m.

Please note that occasionally the works have to be changed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather conditions or logistics. Any changes or delays will be communicated through our VMS signs at strategic points.

We will, of course, endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum throughout the duration of the works.

Kind regards

Thomas Lloyd
Technical Support Officer | Construction | Cheshire East Highways
www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways
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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Thefts of Caravans In The Local Area

There have been several Caravans stolen in the local area from storage sites. Quite a few have been recovered but some are still outstanding. We would advise that you review your security if you have a caravan whether at a storage Unit or at home and report anything suspicious on 101

Keeping your caravan secure
On holiday or touring, you rely on it as your home. How would you feel if somebody broke in or stole it?
Don’t give thieves the opportunity.
Follow these simple steps to secure your caravan and your valuables inside it.
When your caravan is not in use
Remove all your personal belongings and contents when you are not using your caravan. Leave cupboard doors and curtains open, this may help to deter opportunist thieves if they can see it’s empty.

Store your caravan securely. If you are choosing a storage site, don’t just look at the price. Check to see that it offers good security measures.

If you are leaving your caravan at home, ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your caravan as well as your home. Consider fixing good security posts on your drive to prevent your caravan being stolen.

Choose a site operated by the Caravan Storage site Owners Association (CaSSOA)

Check to see if it offers good security measures for example secure posts to which your caravan can be hitch-locked, ground anchors, security staff or CCTV.

Remember if you can enter the storage area and remove your caravan without being approached, then so can a thief.

Devices for securing your caravan
Locking the coupling head into a cover using a good quality hitch lock.

Using locking wheel nuts and a good quality clamp on the caravan wheels.

Chaining your caravan to a robust and secure point. Use a heavy duty chain that is made out of hardened steel to reduce the chance of it being cut through.

Installing a reliable alarm system (GSM)and tracking device.
Protect your caravan and belongings

Ensure you close and lock your doors, windows and roof lights when you leave your caravan.

Don’t leave anything valuable on display, laptops etc.

Consider security marking any valuables.

Never leave Caravan Registration and identification documents (CRis) in your caravan.

Buying a caravan

Check that the chassis number hasn’t been removed or altered.

Before buying privately, consider checking the caravans history on CRiS.

Check all the keys are available and correct.

Check the number plate is the same as the one on the tow vehicle. Be wary if temporary or handwritten number plates are used.

Always ask about built in security features such as an alarm or tracking device, caravan safe, hitch-lock or wheel clamps.

Caravan facts
Caravans manufactured since 1992 by the National Caravan Council members are recorded on the CRiS database by their unique 17 digital Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) The 17 digit vehicle identification document (VIN) should be stamped onto the caravan chassis and etched on the windows.
Even if you own a pre-1992 caravan, or imported your own caravan into the UK, you can still register it with CRiS yourself.
All caravans manufactures since August 1997 are electronically tagged for added security.

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MACC ART EXHIBITION 16th-18th JULY 2021

MACC ART EXHIBITION 16th-18th JULY 2021

Your Parish Hall is back in business and kicking off with an art exhibition not to be missed! Watch out for previews of some of the stunning artworks you can view (they look even better in the flesh). So get that date in your diary: July 16-18, refreshments available too!

Please press here to view some of the art work which will be on display.

Art Fair 2021

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

July OUR NEWS – The newsletter for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters

We are pleased to share with you our July newsletter – click here to view it.

In a world where we have become more dependent on using technology and being digitally connected, we are increasingly aware that the downside to using is the increase of scams, amounting to a staggering 41% of crime is now either on the phone or online. To help tackle this issue, we have launched a SLING YOUR HOOK scams awareness campaign to run on our social channels during July. Our newsletter contains more information on this campaign and a link to our website’s dedicated scams section, which includes clear guidance on protecting yourself and others from becoming a victim.

On a brighter note, we have some great new partnership opportunities to share with you, including our new partnership with Deliveroo to train riders in community safety, discounts from Patlock for our members and supporters, and the chance to win a fun-filled Croods 2 inspired family vacation.

With all this and more, we hope you enjoy this month’s edition.

Keep safe,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Free Webinars About Scams in July

July 2021 - Online scams alert

 

Following on from our Alert last week relating to yet another online scam to look out for, I am delighted to be writing to you to invite you to join us in July for a month of weekly online webinars to expose the truths behind scams.

The webinars are FREE to attend and are open to anyone who would like to know more about scams, the psychology behind scams, prevention and how a fraud case is investigated.

The webinars bring together experts in their field relating to online fraud, a topic which we are all too familiar with and can affect anyone and everyone, as our lives are played out more digitally.

The dates of the webinars and their topics are as follows:

6th July, 5pm
Exploring the psychology behind scams and how scammers are so effective at their crimes
Paul Maskell, Fraud & Cyber Crime Prevention Manager, Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU)

14th July, 5pm
Insights into how a fraud case is investigated and how not to be the next victim
Ben Hobbs, Detective Sergeant; and Catriona Still, Head of Fraud Prevention & Training, Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU)

23rd July 5pm
Scams awareness training from the Friends Against Scams initiative
The National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST)

30th July, 5pm
Don’t get hooked by scammers! What you need to know about flubot and phishing scams
Christopher Budd, Senior Global Threat Communications Manager, Avast

How to book your place

You can click on the links within this message on each of the webinars topics to register your place or you can go to www.ourwatch.org.uk/webinars and click on the webinar that you wish to attend, you can attend all of them if you wish and so make sure that you complete the registration page for each of them.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Best wishes

Cheryl

Cheryl Spruce | Head of Membership and Community Engagement
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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GET SAFE ONLINE

GET SAFE ONLINE

Scam Advice Session – This Tuesday Morning

Dear resident,

This Tuesday 29th June at 11am Get Safe Online will be holding an exclusive Facebook Live session in collaboration with our partners at Lloyds Banking Group, where we will be providing advice and tips on some of the most commonplace scams.

You and your communities are warmly invited to join us where you can hear advice from our panel of leading fraud prevention experts.

Our Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/GetSafeOnline/ . The live event will start streaming on this channel at 11am on Tuesday. Simply access the page at this time to view the session, there is no need to register.

You will also have the opportunity to ask the panel questions during the discussion.

Topics will include:
Impersonation scams: including scam calls
Investment scams: the different types of investment scams currently circulating, from promises of ‘high return, low risk’ investments to attractive ‘pension pots’.
Purchase scams: With many people purchasing more products more frequently online, purchase and delivery scams have become rife in recent months. We’ll discuss some of the most commonplace, and how you can avoid them.

Attached is an e-leaflet providing all the details, as well as social media posts that you are able to use to share details of the session, if helpful.

We look forward to seeing you and your communities there!

Many thanks
the Get Safe Online team
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PCR Covid-19 Testing

PCR Covid-19 Testing

Free Mobile PCR Covid Testing

For Information: Due to the increase cases of the Covid Delta Variant in the Cheshire East area. They are holding free PCR Covid testing today Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th and Friday 26th June between 9am – 4pm in the Fairground / Library Cark Park, Congleton #staysafe

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

COVID Scam

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”

Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee)

The website has since been taken down, but in case similar emails/websites appear can you please circulate the attached alert to your residents, members, groups and mailing lists.

And just to reiterate, your vaccination status is obtained FREE through the NHS App, website or by calling the NHS on 119.

More information can be found on the gov.uk website;
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

Please note that any Phishing scams can be reported to SERS (Suspicious Email Reporting Service): report@phishing.gov.uk

Best wishes

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Neighbourhoood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

Attachments
Scam Alert.pdf – 494.6 KB

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Mobile Police Surgeries Are Back

In addition to our normal Police Surgeries on line (Facebook Page) and @MartonMeadows Golf Club, we will be holding mobile Police Surgeries over the following dates at the following locations:

Monday 28th June

6.30 – 7.15 pm             Plumley Village Hall

7.30 – 8.15 pm             Lower Peover School

Tuesday 29th June

6.30 – 7.15 pm             Bosley school layby

7.30 – 8.15 pm             School Lane, Eaton

Sunday 4th July 

9.30 – 10.15 am            Peover Superior School Layby

10.30 – 11.15 am          Snelsom Methodist Church

11.30 am – 12.15 pm    Toft Church Car Park

1.30 – 2.15 pm               Lower Withington Village Hall

2.30 – 3.15 pm              Congleton Lane, Siddington

3.00 – 4.15 pm              Henbury Village Hall

 

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

20. June, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

GET SAFE ONLINE

GET SAFE ONLINE

Online Gaming Advice and Free Webinars For Parents

Online gaming has seen a massive increase in popularity with children over the COVID-19 pandemic, as result of more time spent at home and restrictions on physical social contact.

As grandparents, parents or guardians of children under the age of 18, your parenting community is very welcome to join one of our free Gaming4Good webinars where they can hear from a panel of experts in family gaming who will discuss psychology, gaming risk and finance, how to approach your child’s gaming to help them get the most out of it… and avoid the pitfalls.

There are three one-hour webinars, each tailored for parents of children of different age groups.

Thursday June 17, 10am – 11am: parents and guardians with children 2–12 yrs
Thursday June 24, 10am – 11am: parents and guardians with children aged 12–15yrs
Wednesday June 30, 10am-11am: parents and guardians with children aged 15–18yrs

Our expert panellists include:
Liz Stanton MBE, Get Safe Online (moderator)
Annette Whalley, HSBC
Cath Knibbs, cyber trauma & psychology specialist
Adrian Sladdin, gaming & gambling expert
Andy Robertson, author and gaming for kids expert
Mat Hasker, Get Safe Online, gaming specialist & Dad

Please find attached a PDF flyer providing all the details. Also attached is our latest leaflet providing helpful tips on the subject.

All the information can also be found on our website:
https://www.getsafeonline.org/gaming4good-webinars/

We hope they are helpful and look forward to seeing you there.

All the best,
the Get Safe Online team

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20. June, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on GET SAFE ONLINE

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Has The Pandemic Made Us More Or Less Aware of Online Risks?

Along with our Cyberhood Watch partner, Avast, we have launched a new survey to understand whether the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our attitudes towards certain aspects of cybersecurity and privacy since the first lockdown in March 2020.

The findings from the survey will be used to inform ongoing Cyberhood Watch awareness initiatives for the Neighbourhood Watch community and draw attention to important cybersecurity and privacy topics though the media to help UK citizens improve their knowledge of, and protection from, cyberthreats.

The survey of 16 questions will take you less than 5 minutes to complete and all answers are anonymous. It is open from today and will close on Sunday 27th June 2021. If you’d like to take part, please follow the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XSYQQTD

Thank you very much in advance for your support in the fight against cybercrime in the UK.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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Neighbourhoood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349
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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Lets Stay Connected During Neighbourhood Watch Week

DURING 5TH – 11TH JUNE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH IS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO ‘LISTEN. TALK. DO!’ WITH THEIR COMMUNITIES TO STAY CONNECTED

While the past year has brought much hardship and sadness, we have also seen a surge in neighbourliness and community spirit, and Neighbourhood Watch is playing their part to help sustain this into the future.

With 2.3 million members, local Neighbourhood Watch groups and volunteers have been at the heart of supporting communities – helping neighbours to connect and support each other, as well as maintaining their traditional role of helping to prevent crime and keep people safe.

The annual Neighbourhood Watch Week 2021 (5th-11th June 2021) presents an opportunity for members and non-members alike to build on the connections made before and during lockdown, to build community resilience and stay connected as England and Wales ease with trepidation out of lockdown.

Neighbourhood Watch are offering a range of online and face-to-face activities for people to engage in either individually or as a community. They are encouraging everyone to participate in ways they feel comfortable with – but always within Covid-19 government guidelines.

Supporting communities is all about listening first and foremost, so to kick off the week Neighbourhood Watch is encouraging communities to listen to each other by joining in with the Big Lunch – a national annual event promoted by Eden Project Communities. Running a listening campaign is another way to listen to and understand the needs of your community and Neighbourhood Watch have produced a ‘How to Run a Listening Campaign’ guide for those who want to get started with this. For those who prefer to listen from the comfort and safety of their home, Neighbourhood Watch is running online crime prevention webinars and sharing a ‘Listening Out for Your Community’ podcast.

With many people feeling anxious about lockdown lifting or feeling increasingly isolated, Neighbourhood Watch have created an ‘Every Mind Matters’ postcard to support neighbours with initiating conversations. They also have a guide on how to set up a ‘Calling Tree’ to reach out to the vulnerable or isolated via the telephone. Talking to neighbours at a community walkthrough enables a deeper understanding of the needs and strengths of the community from others’ point of view. To guide you in how to do this, Neighbourhood Watch have created a ‘How to Conduct an Environmental Visual Audit’ guide.

For those who are ready to engage in community face-to-face activities, Neighbourhood Watch have created guides on ‘How to Organise a Litter Pick’ and ‘How to Organise a Street Party’ – to enable communities to prepare to celebrate Neighbourhood Watch’s 40th Anniversary in 2022.

Neighbourhood Watch Week is just one of the events happening across the UK as part of the launch of the ‘Month of Community’ in June. It is all about creating a focal point in the year to bring people together to reconnect, celebrate what’s local, and help bolster the recovery effort with something that touches everyone. They are calling for you to join in however it works for you and your community, whether that’s to say cheers to volunteers, connect with your neighbours, support a cause you care about or simply to say thank you to those who may have helped you during the lockdown period.

Events include:
● Volunteers Week 1-7 June
● The Big Lunch from 5 June
● Neighbourhood Watch Week 5-11 June
● Carers Week 7-13 June
● Loneliness Awareness Week 14-18 June
● Refugee Week 14-20 June
● Small Charity Week 14-19 June
● The Great Get Together 18-20 June
● Thank You Day 4 July

To find out more about Neighbourhood Watch Week 2021 and the Month of Community visit www.ourwatch.org.uk/nwweek.
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Clare Harrison (NWN, MSA, Cheshire)

7. June, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Over 5M Suspicious Emails Reported

Phishing remains the most successful attack vector for cyber criminals targeting individuals and businesses.

Cyber criminals love phishing. Unfortunately, this is not a harmless riverbank pursuit. When criminals go phishing, you are the fish and the bait is usually contained in a scam email or text message. The criminal’s goal is to convince you to click on the links within their scam email or text message, or to give away sensitive information (such as bank details). These messages may look like the real thing but are malicious. Once clicked, you may be sent to a dodgy website which could download viruses onto your computer, or steal your passwords.

As of 30 April 2021, over 5.8 million emails were reported to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS). The tool, which was launched by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the City of London Police last April, allows the public to forward suspicious emails to an automated system that scans it for malicious links. Since its launch, over 43,000 scams and 84,000 malicious websites have been removed.

What are the most common phishing scams?

The most commonly spoofed organisation reported in phishing emails was TV Licensing, with victims of these emails reporting losses totalling £5.3m. The majority of losses occurred as a result of victims following malicious links in the emails and inputting their personal information into what they thought was the legitimate TV Licensing website. Shortly after, they would receive a call from criminals impersonating bank staff who was able to convince them that their bank accounts were compromised and persuaded them to transfer all of their money to a new ‘safe’ account. Some of the other most commonly impersonated organisations included HMRC and DVLA. We also received more than 40,000 suspicious email reports relating to COVID-19.

How you can protect yourself from phishing messages.

Fake emails and text messages can sometimes be difficult to spot and criminals are constantly getting better at finding ways to make them seem more authentic. Email address spoofing, for example, is just one of the tactics criminals will use to try and make their fake emails look real. Here are some tips you should follow to protect yourself, and others, from scam emails and text messages:

1: Be cautious of messages asking for your personal information. Official organisations, such as your bank, should never ask you for personal or financial information via email or text message. If you receive a message and you want to check that it’s legitimate, you can call the organisation directly using a known number, such as the one on a bank statement or utility bill.

2: Report suspicious emails. If you receive an email you’re not quite sure about, you should report it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) by forwarding the email to: report@phishing.gov.uk. Your reports will help government and law enforcement agencies to remove malicious emails and websites.

3: Report suspicious text messages. If you receive a suspicious text message, you can report it by forwarding the message to 7726. It’s free of charge and enables your mobile network provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.

4: Report fraud. If you’ve lost money or provided personal information as a result of a phishing scam, notify your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud.

For more information on how to protect yourself from fraud and cyber crime, please visit: actionfraud.police.uk/cybercrime

Thanks for reading! If you found this information useful, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

 

June OUR NEWS – The national newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters

We are pleased to share with you our June newsletter – click here to view it or download it below.

Neighbourhood Watch Week (5th – 11th June) is almost upon us and with so many online and face-to-face ways to LISTEN. TALK. DO! with your community – how will you be joining in? Will you have having a Covid-19 safe Big Lunch? Will you be booking onto a crime prevention webinar? Find out more in the newsletter and drop a quick email to enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk to let us know what you have planned!

Thank you to everyone who shared our PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign – to watch the very informative recorded webinar follow the link in the newsletter.

For anyone who has a spare few minutes please take a moment to complete our Insights Survey (details below) and share the below with all you contacts – whether they are Neighbourhood Watch supporters or not. All the feedback we receive is so valuable to us.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ANNUAL INSIGHTS SURVEY – CLOSING SOON
A key part of our strategy is to promote the perception of Neighbourhood Watch as “neighbours watching out for each other, building safer and more inclusive communities”. To do this effectively, we need to better understand the current public perception of Neighbourhood Watch by members and non-members alike.

Please take a moment to complete our survey and share this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FPPJ22X with your friends and colleagues – even those who are not Neighbourhood Watch members so we can obtain as broad a range of views from as diverse a range of people as possible.

All the best,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
Neighbourhoood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

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Message Sent By
Deborah Waller (NWN, Senior Digital and Communications Manager, England and Wales)

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GET SAFE ONLINE

GET SAFE ONLINE

Advice Regarding Online Holiday and Travel Fraud

Following a year of travel bans, quarantine, uncertainty and missed holidays, many of us are desperate to get away for a break, whether it’s a holiday in the sun or a weekend by the sea in the UK.

But cybercriminals are busy thinking about holidays and travel too … not taking them but exploiting your desperation for a break, with fake websites, advertisements, emails, social media posts, texts and phone calls for holidays, flights, accommodation or pilgrimages that don’t exist.

Avoid disappointment and financial losses when booking a trip: start by reading our expert tips on searching and booking holidays and travel safely and securely. Our latest leaflet is attached but if you’d like to read more then visit www.getsafeonline.org

Many thanks
the Get Safe Online team

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26. May, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on GET SAFE ONLINE

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Aged Concern UK Bulletin

This Months Age Concern UK bulletin is about befriending and romance scams………. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/scams-awareness-update-bulletin-may-2021—befriending–romance-fraud.pdf

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Protect Your Pooch – A New Dog Theft Campaign Launched By Neighbourhood Watch

In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched our PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign.

The campaign will run on social media from 17th – 30th May but those who do not use social media can support the campaign by displaying this poster in their community, or attending our online Dog Theft webinar on the 27th May at 5pm. The webinar will be led by Neighbourhood Watch Network with speakers from the Met Police and Crimestoppers, as well as special guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. To book your place, click here.

The PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign encourages people to keep their pets SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE, and to HELP MAKE PET THEFT A SPECIFIC CRIMINAL OFFENCE. The Met Police and Crimestoppers are backing our SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE message. More information on the campaign can be found on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch.

You can support the campaign by acting on our advice and sharing our messages in the following ways:
1. Follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn and share our campaign posts

2. Print this poster and display it in your community

3. Share this campaign image on your local Whatsapp groups

4. Help make pet theft a specific criminal offence by signing a petition or writing to your MP. Find out more on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch

5. Attend our online Dog Theft webinar on 27th May, 5pm. Book your place here.

About guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex:
Katy Bourne is in her third term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex. She was first elected in 2012, re-elected in 2016 and again in 2021. The PCC’s role is to hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the Force; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

Katy is responsible for setting the strategic direction and priorities for Sussex Police through the Police & Crime Plan. This includes setting the police budget and local police precept – the amount residents pay for policing in their council tax. She also has a statutory duty to deliver community safety initiatives including Restorative Justice and crime reduction grants, along with commissioning support services for victims of crime.

Her genuine passion and commitment to making a difference has won her praise from successive Home Secretaries and Prime Ministers and in June 2019 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

For anybody who wishes to have a PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign pack, please email Deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

Keep safe,
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
Neighbourhoood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

Message Sent By:
Deborah Waller (NWN, Senior Digital and Communications Manager, England and Wales)

17. May, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Suspicious Activity

Please be aware and extra vigilant as we have had reports of a suspicious old white van 08 plate in the area of Lapwing Lane, Lower Withington and 3 separate males “selling” from door to door in the Siddington and Lower Withington area. Please phone report anything suspicious on 101 as soon as possible

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Neighbourhood Watch May Our News Newsletter is Here

Dear supporters

Our May OUR NEWS newsletter is here, and it is a bumper edition definitely not to be missed!

We are delighted to launch the first Neighbourhood Watch Annual Insights Survey open to members and non-members alike. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your say. (page 2)

Find out more about how to support our annual Neighbourhood Watch Week in June with a wide variety of online and face-to-face activities for you to LISTEN. TALK. DO! with your community. (page 3)

Learn about our upcoming campaign to help reduce dog theft launching on 17th May, and how you can help now to make dog theft a specific criminal offence. (page 2)

Find out about all this and more, such as insurance and discounts for members, in our newsletter.

May OUR NEWS newsletter

Kind regards,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
Neighbourhoood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

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Deborah Waller (NWN, Senior Digital and Communications Manager, England and Wales)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Operation Sceptre

Monday 26 April to Sunday 2 May 2021

Aimed To Reduce The Impact of Knife Crime Including Amnesty Box

Here at CONGLETON POLICE STATION we will have a knife/blade amnesty box where you can hand in your knife without any repercussions.

Operation Sceptre aims to reduce the impact of knife crime in communities.
Cheshire Constabulary has numerous plans in place in support of a national campaign to take knives off the streets and educate people about the dangers of carrying weapons.

The force’s considerable ongoing efforts in this regard will be heightened by enforcement and engagement initiatives held in Cheshire during the national week of action.
These include:
• Community weapons sweeps
• Stop and search operations
• Warrants being executed in related to knife crime
• Intelligence-led action against habitual knife carriers
• Test purchase operations
• Engagement events working alongside partner agencies such as community groups, housing associations and Trading Standards to educate Cheshire residents about the laws surrounding buying and carrying knives
• Visiting education establishments to talk to young people about the potentially fatal consequences of carrying weapons
• Speaking to retailers that sell knives about security and the national Challenge 25 policy
• Facilitating more bleeding control kits being in place at community venues across Cheshire (the kits contain equipment and instructions that enable members of the public to prevent knife crime victims from bleeding to death).

It is illegal to sell a knife to anyone under the age of 18, and anyone found carrying a knife in public, without a reasonable excuse, faces a prison sentence.

To report any type of crime involving weapons, call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, or 999 in an emergency.
Information can also be passed to the force online via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report” target=”_blank”>https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report
Anyone who knows someone that carries a knife can report it to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
or via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously” target=”_blank”>https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

#OperationSceptre #CongletonPolice

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Shops Reopening

We hope that all residents enjoy the non-essential shops and pubs reopening from Monday 12th April.
However please keep in mind that some restrictions are still in place:
– no more than six people or two households can gather outdoors.
– some shops will have restrictions on how many people can enter, please abide to these.
– face coverings still need to be worn when inside, unless you are medically exempt. If you are medically exempt you can get a face shield.

Thank you

Congleton Police

Message Sent By
Ben Hooper (Police, Community Support Officer, Macclesfield LPU)

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