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

24. January, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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

24. January, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on AVIAN INFLUENZA

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)

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

24. January, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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)

11. January, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on Advance notification of temporary changes to operations for Runway 1 works (Schedule for 2022)

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

Neighbourhood Watch - 40 years

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CREATING SAFER,
CONNECTED AND ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

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Central Support Team (NWN, Neighbourhood Watch Network, England and Wales)

11. January, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

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

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

4. January, 2022Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

23. December, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

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

Attachments
Neighbour of the Year Awards 2021 Winners.pdf – 7,150.8 KB

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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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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

20. December, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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

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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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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

26. November, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

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

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

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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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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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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

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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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

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

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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
Follow us on Twitter @CECHighways

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

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

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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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GSO_Lloyds_Facebook_Live_leaflet.pdf – 112.3 KB

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

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

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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

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Scam Alert.pdf – 494.6 KB

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Cheryl Spruce (NWN, Head of Membership and Community Engagement , National)

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

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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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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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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

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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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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
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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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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

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Tributes to His Royal Highness, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh

Tributes to His Royal Highness, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh


HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with profound sadness that Cheshire East Council learns of the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99.

Our condolences are extended to Her Majesty and all members of the Royal Family and the Royal Household.

Prince Philip has been much admired for his loyalty and devotion to the Queen and the Crown and has been the longest serving British consort to the Monarch.

He stamped his own mark on the nation and society through a range of award schemes, notably the Duke of Edinburgh Award for young people, which he founded in 1956. He was also passionate about business and industry, entrepreneurship, the environment and conservation.

The leader of Cheshire East Council, Councillor Sam Corcoran, said: “The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is an enormous loss not only to the Queen and the whole of the Royal Family but to the country and Commonwealth.

“Throughout her reign, the Queen – who has served this country for longer than any previous monarch – has been accompanied and supported by Prince Philip, her husband to whom she had been married for more than 70 years.

“Today, I have sent a message of condolence to Buckingham Palace on behalf of this council and the residents of Cheshire East. Flags on all council buildings will be flown at half-mast and I would urge all businesses with a Union Flag to do the same.

“A minute’s silence will be observed at the council’s cabinet meeting on Tuesday 13 April.”

Councillor Craig Browne, deputy leader, said: “The Duke of Edinburgh was a tremendous support to The Queen and our thoughts go out to Her Majesty and all members of the Royal Family at this sad time. Before retiring from public life, he was not only a visible presence alongside the Queen but made a significant and valued contribution to British life through his support for business and enterprise, as well as his highly successful Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

“I wish to echo the words of the council leader that his passing is an enormous loss to the country and to the monarchy. We should remember that he continued working well into his 90s, such was his dedication to his role as husband and consort.”

Nether Alderley Parish Council will pay its own tribute by observing a minute’s silence at the start of the Parish Council meeting on Monday 12th April 2021.

 

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch is Now on Facebook

We are delighted to let you know that Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association now has a Facebook group specifically for Neighbourhood Watch across Cheshire.
Please join us using this link: Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch facebook

The group is for you as Neighbourhood Watch supporters across Cheshire, but also for scheme members and for anyone keen to promote neighbourliness, active communities, and crime prevention. So please share this link and encourage your contacts to become part of our social media community.

By joining you’ll stay in touch with what CNWA is doing to promote and support Neighbourhood Watch across Cheshire, but also get the latest news and updates. We would love to hear from you when you post to share your own feedback, community safety news, ideas, and best practice.

Please join our community to help make Cheshire the best and safest place to live!

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Children and Staying Safe on The Internet

Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 4-18 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

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Our News Newsletter – April Edition

 

We are pleased to share our April ‘OUR NEWS’ newsletter, created by Neighbourhood Watch Network (the umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watches across England and Wales) for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters – from households to volunteers and partners.

The newsletter can be viewed by clicking on this link or attached below.

This month we launch our PROTECT YOUR CAR campaign. We also look at fleeceware scams, predatory marriage and much more. Next year, in 2022, we will be celebrating Neighbourhood Watch’s 40th Anniversary and we want to hear from you how YOU would like to see this celebrated nationally. Please take a minute to give us your views here.

We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and would love to hear from you on what you would like to read more of. Please send your suggestions to deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

Kind regards,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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Hollies Guard App

Have you heard of the Hollie Guard App??
It’s a FREE, clever app that transforms your mobile phone into a personal safety device.

If you are walking alone late at night, in an area you are not quite sure of, or if your child is out alone and you want to ensure their safety then this little app is activated by a simple shake. It immediately notifies your chosen contacts, pinpointing your location and sending audio. It also emits a high pitched alarm and flashing light to attract help from nearby.

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The New Revised Country Code

Launching the refreshed Countryside Code in time for Easter Bank holidays and the new change to pandemic restrictions on spending time outdoors.

We anticipate many people wanting to spend more time in nature as spring truly arrives. People will be using parks in both town and country, visiting nature reserves and wildlife sites and using the many footpaths and bridleways in national parks, AONBs and our wider countryside.

We want to welcome and encourage everybody to enjoy nature, but to help them do that in a way that “protects and respects” nature, other visitors and those who own and manage the land they visit. 1 April is just the start. We’ve been working on a refreshed Code over the winter involving our partners and stakeholders to update the content, language and tone to reflect what the public want and also meet the needs of farmers, site managers and others.

We want to keep evolving the Code further, so that it is even more inclusive and relevant to as many people as possible. We hope you will continue to work with us on further developments and further communication throughout the year.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Worried About Getting Hacked?

Over 15,000 hacked email and social media accounts reported in one year.

If a hacker got into your email or social media account, what would they find? Health and banking information? Names and contact details for your friends and family? Private photos and messages? For most people, it’s at least one of those.

Your email and social media accounts contain a wealth of personal information about you, which makes them a lucrative target for cyber criminals. Between February 2020 and February 2021, Action Fraud received 15,214 reports about email and social media account hacking. The majority of reports (88%) were made by individuals, with 12% of reports being made by businesses. Analysis of the crime reports revealed that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat were the most affected social media accounts, with phishing messages being the most common tactic used by cyber criminals to lure unsuspecting victims.

The motivation behind the hacks are varied and can range from financial gain, to revenge or personal amusement. Some victims are extorted for money, whilst others have their accounts used to send malicious links to their contacts. One victim who had multiple email and social media accounts hacked paid over £2,000 to regain access to them. Another victim reported that her hacked Facebook account was used to trick her friends into sending money into a PayPal account they thought belonged to her.

Secure your email and social media accounts in just a few minutes. Here’s what you need to do:

1: Use a strong and separate password for your email, as well as other important accounts, such as your banking or social media accounts.

2: Enable two-factor authentication (2FA). It will help to stop hackers from getting into your online accounts, even if they have your password.

3: If you can’t access your account, search the company’s online support or help pages. You’ll find information about how to recover your account.

For detailed instructions on how to reset your password or enable 2FA on your accounts, visit: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/secureyouraccounts

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CHESHIRE POLICE SURGERIES

CHESHIRE POLICE SURGERIES

Police Surgeries – on Line

Police Surgeries: These are subject to change (location) as we come out of Lockdown but will remain on line for the time being FaceBook Page, Gawsworth & Chelford Police:

Sunday 21st March             10 – 11am
Friday 26th March                 8 – 9pm
Thursday 1st April                 1 – 2pm
Saturday 10th April                3 – 4pm
Friday 16th April                    6 – 7pm
Wednesday 21st April         12 – 1pm
Tuesday 27th April                8 – 9pm
Saturday 8th May                  7 – 8pm

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT

Dog Theft Survey

Neighbourhood Watch Network is supporting Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, who, in partnership with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), has created an online survey designed to understand the public’s perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders.

The survey includes a question seeking views on whether dogs should be treated in law merely as property when they are stolen. Having a common understanding of how the public feels about this issue will help inform discussions that PCCs and NWN will have nationally, as well as allow police forces to better understand the public’s views.

Mrs Bourne said: “Pet theft, dog theft in particular, is a growing concern for the public and their fear has been perpetuated over the last couple of weeks with shocking reports in the media of more dogs being snatched by criminals.

“I am incredibly eager to get more detail around this issue and understand residents’ views and if they feel more could be done to respond to their concerns or for more preventative measures to be put in place to better protect their pets.”

Neighbourhood Watch Network have just been approached to help support this campaign so apologies for the short notice as the survey closes on Friday12th March. Please, if you can, and haven’t already, take a couple of minutes to complete the survey as your support and views are really valuable to us.

Link to survey is here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/dogtheft

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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Our News Newsletter – March Edition

We are pleased to share our March OUR NEWS newsletter, created by Neighbourhood Watch Network (the umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watch across England and Wales) for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters – from households to volunteers. The newsletter is attached (see below) or can be viewed by clicking on this link.

This month we look at cyber-based scams, including phishing emails and sextortion. We include a reminder of our Community Grants Programme which is ending soon and look at Census 2021 which is coming to all households on the 21st March. We also hear from a Coordinator in Derbyshire who began his scheme in April 2019 and now has 71% of his village signed up as members!

With all of the above and much more, we hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and would love to hear from you on what you would like to read more of. Please send your suggestions to deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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Age UK Cheshire East Scams Awareness Update Bulletin

Please find the link to this month’s AGE UK scam bulletin. This month focuses on reporting scams. But as always it’s for every ones awareness and information.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/scams-awareness-update-bulletin-issue11-february-2021-pdf-digital.pdf

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CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL

CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL

Everyone to benefit from Census 2021

Households across Cheshire East will be asked to take part in Census 2021 next month.

The census, run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

Understanding the needs of the nation helps everyone from central government to organisations such as councils and health services plan and fund public services across England and Wales. Census outputs inform where public funding is spent in areas like transport, education and health – on cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries.

Information from the census is also important in helping lots of other people and organisations do their work.

Charities and voluntary organisations often use it as evidence to get funding. It helps businesses to understand their customers and, for example, decide where to open new shops. People doing research, like university students looking into their family history, use census data.

On a local level, our residents will also benefit. The census provides important information on population diversity, allowing local organisations such as the council to know whether they are meeting their responsibilities and triggering action where necessary.

Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the ONS, said: “The census provides a unique snapshot of our communities. It benefits everyone. Based on the information you give, it ensures millions of pounds are invested in emergency services, mental health care, school places, hospital beds, houses, roads, GPs and dentist’s services.

“No-one should miss out. Everyone can complete the census online with a new search-as-you-type functionality with paper forms available for those who need them.”

Jane Burns, executive director of corporate services for Cheshire East Council, said: “I cannot emphasise enough just how important it is that people complete the census when they are contacted by the ONS. The findings of the census benefit all of us and the information that we learn from this vital work will inform our service provision for the next ten years.”

Census Day will be on Sunday 21 March. People will soon be receiving postcards from the ONS advising them that it will be held on this date. The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking whether people have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information and advice on how to answer the questions, visit census.gov.uk/contact-us. The ONS will be opening a free contact centre on Monday 1 March 2021.

 

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Bitcoin-Related Scam Emails

We’re warning the public to be vigilant of unsolicited emails promoting cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) investment opportunities. We’ve received over 750 reports this week about Bitcoin-related phishing emails that use fake celebrity endorsements to try and lure victims into investment scams. The links in the emails lead to fraudulent websites that are designed to steal your money, as well as personal and financial information.

How you can protect yourself:
• Investment opportunities: Don’t be rushed into making an investment. Remember, legitimate organisations will never pressure you into making a transaction on the spot.

• Seek advice first: Speak with a trusted friend or family members, and seek independent professional advice before making significant financial decisions.

• FCA register: Use the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) register to check if the company is regulated by the FCA. If you deal with a firm (or individual) that isn’t regulated, you may not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) if things go wrong and you lose your money.

• For more information about how to invest safely, please visit: https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart

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

To see examples of the Bitcoin-related phishing emails that have been reported to us, follow Action Fraud on Twitter or Facebook.

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EXTENDED ROAD CLOSURE – WELSH ROW

EXTENDED ROAD CLOSURE – WELSH ROW

The temporary road closure on Welsh Row, Nether Alderley has been extended until Tuesday 16th February 2021

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Kind Regards,
Cheshire East Highways Permit Team

 

CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
WELSH ROW, NETHER ALDERLEY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and of all other enabling powers has made an order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic as follows, cabling works

Prohibition of traffic-

Welsh Row, Nether Alderley
From outside Hartford to outside The Coppice

The alternative route will be via Congleton Road, London Road, Wilmslow Road, Ryleys Lane, Chelford Road, Nursery Lane, Welsh Row and visa versa which is considered the most suitable route.

Location Map – https://one.network/?tm=119509931

This order will come into operation on Monday 18th January 2021 and will continue in force for 18 months or for such less time as is necessary to complete the work to be executed in the highway, although it is anticipated that the works will be completed by Friday 5th February 2021.

If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact O’ Connor Utilities Ltd (OCU) on telephone number 0161 248 9922.

24th December 2020
Director of Governance and Compliance
Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields,
Middlewich Road,
Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1HZ

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

The Countryside Code

We all want to enjoy our countryside, whether it’s for physical activity or our mental and emotional wellbeing.

At the moment the majority of people are limited to the areas that they can visit and when lockdown finally does come to an end, the expectation is, that we will see a marked increase in the number of people finally heading out to our more rural areas.

With this in mind it really is time for us all to brush up on our knowledge of the Countryside Code.
The code gives valuable advice on how to stay safe, control our dogs near livestock etc.

It aims to protect the property and livelihoods of people who depend on these areas and also helps those that come from towns and cities have a better understanding on the rules and behaviour.

Thankyou to all those who already understand the issues surrounding the code and would love your help in spreading this important message to as many people, adults and children alike, as far as we can.

Please follow the following link for the full code:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code

Kind regards
PCSO Graham

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT/VISAV

NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT/VISAV

Do You Know Who Can See Your Data on the Alert System?

You may recall me writing to you at Christmas and I’d like to start by thanking the 210 members who took the time to thank me for my message and wish all of my team well. Your messages were joyous to read and I am sorry that I haven’t had the time to personally respond to them all.

As I mentioned in my Christmas message, we want to keep you updated as part of our ongoing commitment under General Data protection Guidance (GDPR) to ensure that you understand the basics regarding your membership of the Neighbourhood Alert system. And the first of these messages is key:
Do you know who can see your data on the Alert system?

VISAV Limited built and owns Neighbourhood Alert, the highly secure communication system that powers https://www.cheshirepolicealert.co.uk.  The organisations listed below are licenced Information Providers:
Action Fraud (NFIB)
Crimestoppers
Get Safe Online
Membership Messages
Neighbourhood Watch
The Police

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11. February, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT/VISAV

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Trespassing Onto Building Or Construction Sites

A reminder to all residents as we have had sightings of vehicles and people in restricted area’s.

The gaining of access to any building or construction site is trespassing and very dangerous. This is the case even if there is a gap in the fencing or construction looks complete.

Construction sites present a host of significant dangers for everyone, including dangerous machinery and materials. Over the years many people in the UK have died as a result of accidents at construction sites and many more have sustained life changing or serious injuries.

Please avoid accessing any construction sites (like the new link road or any of the new housing estates in and around your area’s) for your safety and the safety of others.

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

8. February, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Residents Urged To Remain Vigilant Following Increase In Catalytic Converter Thefts

Police are urging residents to remain vigilant following an increase in in the number of catalytic converter thefts across the county.

Over the past week officers have received at least nine reports of catalytic converter thefts in Northwich, Middlewich, Warrington, Holmes Chapel and Handforth.

The offenders have targeted a number of vehicles including Honda Jazz, Toyota Auris, Honda Accord and Toyota Corolla.

Inspector Anton Sullivan, of Cheshire Constabulary’s Roads and Crime Unit, added: “Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise across the country, with offenders predominantly targeting hybrid vehicles.

“I would like to reassure residents that we are doing all we can to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

“At this time our enquiries in relation to these recent incidents remain ongoing and we are keeping an open mind as to whether they are linked.

“Car owners can also play a significant role in tackling catalytic converter thefts by being vigilant, reviewing any security measures they have in place and calling the police on 101 as soon as possible if they see anyone removing catalytic converters or acting suspiciously in car parks, on driveways or anywhere else where vehicles are left.

“In addition, we urge scrap metal dealers to be mindful if they are ever offered catalytic converters or exhaust systems and to contact us if they suspect that they could have been stolen.”

Cheshire Constabulary’s tips on how motorists can reduce their chances of becoming a victim are:
• If possible, park your car in a garage
• If your car is at high risk, consider marking the metal shell of the converter with a unique mark, so that if it is stolen it will be easier to trace back to your vehicle
• If your catalytic converter is bolted on, the bolts can be welded shut – this would not stop a determined thief but would slow them down
• Giving some consideration to the way your car is parked could reduce the chances of your catalytic converter being stolen – high and low clearance vehicles being parked close together make it more difficult for a thief to gain access to converters
• Good quality lighting will improve natural surveillance and make a thief less likely to be able to remove a catalytic converter without being seen
• Leaving your car in an area covered by CCTV may also deter thieves – CCTV systems should be well signed.
Anyone with any information or footage regarding catalytic converter thefts in Cheshire is asked to call 101, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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

5. February, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Our News Newsletter – February Edition

We pleased to announce our February OUR NEWS newsletter is attached or can be read by clicking on this link. This monthly newsletter, created by Neighbourhood Watch Network (the umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watch across England and Wales), is for all supporters of Neighbourhood Watch, from households to volunteers, such as scheme Coordinators or Association Leads.

This month we have a look at how to spot a Covid-19 vaccine scam and how to spot a romance scam. We introduce to you our new rural crime section on our website and our new #DrugsKnowMore campaign – a campaign soon to be launched designed by young people for young people.

In partnership with Co-op Insurance we remind you of the fantastic opportunity available for children to engage with Neighbourhood Watch by designing a treehouse to be built for their community. We also invite Coordinators to attend upcoming workshops, and ask everyone to save the date of 5th – 11th June for Neighbourhood Watch Week 2021.

With all of the above and much more, we hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and would love to hear from you on what you would like to read more of. Please send your suggestions to deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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OUR NEWS Feb 2021.pdf – 5,335.2 KB

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

2. February, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

We are current receiving a significant amount of calls of Road Traffic Collisions across the county. If you do not need to travel please #StayAtHome If you do need to travel then please ensure you are driving to the road conditions. #fatal5 #TakeCare

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

24. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

THE FLOOD HUB

THE FLOOD HUB

Become more flood resilient – follow The Flood Hub

The recent weather has highlighted the importance that local communities, residents and businesses understand their local flood risk and what to do in case of a flood emergency. The Flood Hub has been designed to be a one stop shop for flood information and resources to support householders, businesses and communities across the North West in becoming more flood resilient.

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23. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on THE FLOOD HUB

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Advice on How To Avoid the Latest Scams

Age UK Monthly Bulletin for January regarding the latest Scams. Please follow the link and worth a look no matter what age you are :
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/scams-awareness-update-bulletin-issue10-january-2021-pdf-digital.pdf

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

23. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Cheshire Police Alert

Cheshire Police Alert

Family Activities Pack from Ceop

A message from CEOP:
We hope you are keeping well during these difficult and uncertain times.
With children and young people relying on their tech at home for learning and entertainment during lockdown, it remains vital to keep conversations about online safety going and raise awareness of reporting routes if something goes wrong.
Thinkuknow resources are available to you to deliver remote learning, education in your setting, and help parents and carers to support their child at home.
Packs are available for ages 4 to 14+. Parents can also watch our video guides on different online safety topics
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=c96a649dde-TUK_GLOBAL_12_11_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-c96a649dde-55047645
Message Sent By
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)

18. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on Cheshire Police Alert

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Public Perception Survey – How Do You Feel about Policing In Cheshire?

Cheshire Constabulary regularly undertakes short surveys to help us to understand how the public of Cheshire feel about policing in the county.

We would really appreciate a few minutes of your time to fill out the attached survey on policing in Cheshire – we use the results in a number of ways including to inform our assessment on operational priorities.

Take the survey

The survey opens up in a site called Snap Surveys, a secure surveying site that we use.

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

13. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Keeping Dogs Under Control

Over the last few weeks we have being getting numerous reports of Dogs Not Under Control – sheep worrying or killed, dogs on dogs attacks & people being bitten. Please keep your dog on a lead if near livestock, other dogs & members of the public. Dogs not kept under proper control Civil proceedings can be taken against the owner of a dog that is dangerous and not kept under proper control. The dangerousness alleged can be towards people or animals and the legislation applies to incidents in both public and private places. https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public

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

13. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

ALDERLEY PARK’S WOODLAND

ALDERLEY PARK’S WOODLAND

Alderley Park’s woodland will be closed from 5pm on Sunday 10th January 2021 until 8am on Wednesday 20th January 2021.

For safety reasons there will be strictly NO PUBLIC ACCESS between these times, while rhododendron infected with Phytophthora Ramorum is removed using heavy forestry machinery.

This work is taking place in order to comply with a statutory plant health notice which has been issued by the Forestry Commission, and will help prevent the spread of the disease to our Sweet Chestnut trees and also help stop the spread through the rest of the country.

The disease is spread by spores in water and soil, and can easily be moved from one area to another by dogs and people. There is a real concern that in the future this disease may mutate and severely impact English Oak which would have devastating consequences for both the appearance of the british countryside, and the wildlife which inhabits it. At Alderley Park, we want to do everything possible to avoid this happening so we ask that once the woodland reopens on the 20th January, people follow the information which is already on woodland entrance signs and do the following –

• Please keep to the paths provided. Do not venture into the deeper woodland.
• Keep dogs on leads at all times.
• Do not remove any soil or vegetation from the woodland.
• Use the foot brushes provided at woodland entrances to clean boots and wellies, make sure that dogs pads, bike and pram tyres are clean, and that there is no vegetation stuck to your clothing

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in helping to preserve Alderley Park and the british countryside for future generations to enjoy’.

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12. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on ALDERLEY PARK’S WOODLAND

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Recent Thefts of Land Rover Defenders

Just a quick note to highlight the recent thefts of and attempts to steal Land Rover Defenders again.

We have had 3 thefts in Cheshire (none in Gawsworth or Chelford Wards) and 2 attempts since the 28th Dec. Our neighbouring forces are also reporting thefts. Please be extra vigilant in the security of these vehicles and if you seen anything suspicious then either phone 101 or report it on line https://www.cheshire.police.uk/

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

12. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Your Chance To Put Your Questions To Chief Constable and PCC

Cheshire Police Chief Constable Darren Martland and Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane will be holding three virtual public engagement sessions over the coming weeks for Cheshire residents to attend.

It’s part of a new consultation to obtain your views on policing priorities and funding and community safety.

The sessions will take place on the following dates:

Tuesday 12 January, 6.30pm-8pm
Saturday 16 January, 1pm-2.30pm
Tuesday 19 January, 6.30pm-8pm

If you would like to attend one of the virtual sessions please email your name and address, the date of the session you’d like to attend and your question for the Commissioner or Chief Constable to pcc@cheshire.pnn.police.uk.

Registration for each session closes 24 hours before it takes place. The link to join the sessions will be emailed to those registered shortly before each session.

Questions can also be submitted by those unable to attend the sessions to pcc@cheshire.pnn.police.uk using the subject title ‘question’.

Alternatively, if you’re unable to attend the sessions but you’d like to give your views on policing priorities and funding, you can complete this short online survey: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/siam/surveylanding/surveylogin.asp?sk=160759151682

The consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 24 January 2021.
Message Sent By:
Daniel Millington (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Media Officer, Corporate Communications)

12. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch National Newsletter – January 2021

Happy New Year from everyone at the Central Support Team of Neighbourhood Watch.

2020 brought challenges that we did not think were possible this time last year, but we saw the very best of people within our communities, pulling together to support one another and offer much needed assistance to the vulnerable and isolated. While the difficulties are continuing for the time being, we also look forward to a hopeful future with the vaccine roll-out. It is in times like these that we need the support of our loved ones and neighbours more than ever. We encourage you to reach out to your local Neighbourhood Watch group should you be in need of, or able to offer, support.

Please find attached our January 2021 Neighbourhood Watch national newsletter. This month we launch the Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey 2020 findings, recruit for a new Volunteer Development Manager, share crime prevention advice and look at the new community projects we are running. As always, we hope you find the information useful. The final page of our newsletter contains a reminder from the Government (www.gov.uk) on how we can all play our part in stopping the spread of the virus.

Best wishes for 2021,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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OUR NEWS January 2021.pdf – 1,923.9 KB

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

12. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

ALERT: Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very similar to the real NHS website.

Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said:
“Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.”

How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccinations 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 local GP surgery or pharmacy, to receive your vaccination. Remember, the vaccinations are free of charge and you will not be asked for a payment.

The NHS will never:
• ask for your bank account or card details
• ask for your PIN or banking passwords
• arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
• ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is 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.

*Please forward this email to any friends, family members, or colleagues that may find this information useful*

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

9. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

AGE UK SCAM AWARENESS BULLETIN

AGE UK SCAM AWARENESS BULLETIN

Good Afternoon,

Please find below the link to the Age UK monthly scams awareness bulletin. This is produced each month and outlines recent scams and how to protect yourselves from scams.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/scams-awareness-update-bulletin-issue9-december-2020-pdf-digital.pdf

Age UK are working with Trading Standards and other partner agencies to help spread the word about scams and protection from scams. There is also an aftercare process which if you have been a victim of a scam you can be a part of. Information on this is also on the bulletin.

Kind Regards,
Your Local Officers

Message Sent By:
Amy Heath (Police, Community Support Officer, Crewe)

6. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on AGE UK SCAM AWARENESS BULLETIN

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