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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

Message Sent By
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)

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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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Website: ourwatch.org.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/ourwatch
Twitter: twitter.com/N_watch
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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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Road Safety – Weather Warning

Lots of reports coming in about icy patches, black ice and accidents in the surrounding areas. The sun maybe just be trying to break through but take great care it’s showing minus  -1º

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

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

CHESHIRE’S POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER

CHESHIRE’S POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER

Have Your Say on Police Funding and Priorities

Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is asking you what your policing priorities are as part of a new consultation.

PCC David Keane has launched an online survey to obtain the views of Cheshire residents to find out your priorities for policing and community safety.

As well as asking what your top priority for Cheshire Police is, he also wants to know how safe you feel in your area and if you would support a £1.25 per month increase to the policing precept element of council tax to address increasing pressures on Cheshire Constabulary.

You can complete the online survey here: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/siam/surveylanding/surveylogin.asp?sk=160759151682

The online consultation will be supported by virtual public engagement sessions that the Commissioner will hold with Chief Constable Darren Martland during the next three weeks.

They will provide residents with the opportunity to talk directly to the Commissioner and Chief Constable about their views on community safety issues and the precept.

They 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’.

The consultation has been launched following the release of the government’s Provisional Police Funding Settlement which sets out local police budgets for the next financial year.

PCC David Keane said: “2020 was one of the most challenging years in living memory and I know that many of us are anxious about the future.

“The pandemic has shown us just how important policing and other key public services are when it comes to protecting our communities.

“Unfortunately, COVID-19 has also made the future financial position for policing even more challenging.

“Funding for Cheshire Police has been cut significantly by the government over the last decade. We have made more than £60 million of savings during this time, whilst striving to ensure this vital service remains effective.

“During this period, I’ve maintained my commitment to bring back real community policing to Cheshire. With the support of the public, I have been able to increase officer numbers to ensure every community in Cheshire has its own dedicated Police Constable and Police Community Support Officer.

“The funding referred to by the government is dependent on local residents paying more in council tax (£1.25 a month for the average Band D property) over the next year.

“The Chief Constable has confirmed that without this increase, Cheshire Police would be unable to maintain our existing level of service and that we would not be able to continue investing in a visible, truly local policing service that also addresses complex issues and serious and organised crime in our communities.

“As your voice in policing, I want to hear your views on this proposal and I want to know what your policing priorities are for the coming year.

“Please take the time to the complete the short survey and have your say.”

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)

6. January, 2021Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE’S POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – WELSH ROW

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – WELSH ROW

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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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

SCAM WARNING: Fake DPD Emails and Texts

Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was “unable to deliver your parcel today” and provide instructions on how the recipient can arrange another delivery. The links in the emails and texts lead to fake websites that are designed to steal money, as well as personal and financial information.

Victims of this scam have reported losing over £242,000 since June. For more information, please visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/fake-dpd-messages-lead-to-over-200000-in-losses-since-june

How you can protect yourself:
• If you’re unsure whether the email or text is genuine, then don’t use the link. Instead, visit the DPD website by entering the official web address directly into your browser’s address bar, or search for it and follow the search results.
• Remember, your bank will never ask you to transfer money to another account, or contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN or full password.
• If you have received an email which you’re unsure about, you can report it by forwarding it to report@phishing.gov.uk. You can report suspicious text messages by forwarding them to 7726.

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

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

29. December, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

GET SAFE ONLINE

GET SAFE ONLINE

Advice For A Safe Online Christmas

Dear resident,

Having a safe online Christmas is about more than just shopping: it’s how you set up and use those new connected devices, make sure the young people in your life are going online safely and responsibly and remain vigilant when there’s so much going on around you, including keeping yourself and the family protected from the virus.

This year, it may also be more difficult to physically get together with loved ones and friends, so you’ll also need to take care when connecting with them online.

This month we’ve created some expert advice on how to enjoy a safely connected Christmas in the leaflet attached.

You can also find lots of useful information at getsafeonline.org

We hope you have a merry Christmas.

Many thanks,

The Get Safe Online team

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Message Sent By:
Get Safe Online Admin (Get Safe Online, Content Director, National)

22. December, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on GET SAFE ONLINE

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

More Advice from Ceop about Chatting on Line

Access to new tech over the winter period can provide new opportunities for children and young people but also present risks. Our guide for parents looks at how they can support their child to be safer online this season by focusing on 3 key areas: viewing, sharing, chatting and friending with the CEOP resources that you can share to help them have a safer online experience over the winter break.
Well worth a read no matter what age.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/parents-guide-being-social-online/

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

18. December, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

HALLÉ (VIRTUAL) CHRISTMAS CONCERT

HALLÉ (VIRTUAL) CHRISTMAS CONCERT


Halle Christmas concert 2020

This year the Hallé will be sharing their annual Christmas concert free for all to watch from Sunday 20th  December. Sponsored by Brother, and part of the series presented in association with Siemens Plc, we hope this concert will help to launch Christmas week for families everywhere.

The concert will be released on Sunday 20th December on the Hallé’s YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHalleOfficial

If you are unable to access the concert via the link above please email:
RSVP@halle.co.uk

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TO ALL OUR RESIDENTS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

TO ALL OUR RESIDENTS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

2020 Seasons Greetings from NAPC

16. December, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on TO ALL OUR RESIDENTS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Virtual Police Surgeries

With COVID-19 restrictions in place during December, the Police Surgeries will only be taking place on line via our Facebook page (Which you can private Message) @GawsChelfordPol

Friday 11th December 2020                4 – 5pm
Wednesday 16th December 2020     10 – 11am
Monday 21st December 2020              3 – 4pm
Thursday 31st December 2020            3 – 4pm

If anyone wishes to get in touch outside these times or is not on social media, please contact us by emailing macclesfield.lpu@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

Or if a member, email via www.cheshirepolicealerts.co.uk

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

7. December, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Improve Your Cyber Security By Taking Six Actions

Due to coronavirus, more people will be doing their festive shopping online this year.

This means more opportunities for hackers to carry out cyber attacks. They often do this by targeting people and businesses using:

* email and website scams
* malware – software that can damage your device or let a hacker in
* If hackers get into your device or accounts, they could access your money, your personal information, or information about your business.

You can improve your cyber security by taking six actions:

1 – Use a strong and separate password for your email

If a hacker gets into your email, they could:

* reset your other account passwords
* access information you have saved about yourself or your business
* Your email password should be strong and different to all your other passwords. This will make it harder to crack or guess.

2 – Create strong passwords using 3 random words

When you use different passwords for your important accounts, it can be hard to remember them all.

A good way to create strong, memorable passwords is by using 3 random words.

Do not use words that can be guessed (like your pet’s name). You can include numbers and symbols if you need to. For example, “RedPantsTree4!”

3 – Save your passwords in your browser

Saving your password in your browser means letting your web browser (such as Chrome, Safari or Edge) remember your password for you.

This can help:
* make sure you do not lose or forget your passwords
* protect you against some cyber crime, such as fake websites

It is safer than using weak passwords, or using the same password in more than one place.

4 – Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication (2FA) helps to stop hackers from getting into your accounts, even if they have your password.

5 – Update your devices

Out-of-date software, apps, and operating systems 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.

6 – Back up your data

Backing up means creating a copy of your information and saving it to another device or to cloud storage (online).

Backing up regularly means you will always have a recent version of your information saved. This will help you recover quicker if your data is lost or stolen.

For more information, and step-by-step instructions, please visit cyberaware.gov.uk

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

7. December, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Warning Re about Fraudulent Phone Calls Purporting To Be from Amazon

We would like to warn residents about fraudulent phone calls purporting to be from Amazon. Different methods are being used in recent weeks.
What is the scam?
Residents have reported being contacted on the phone to inform them that their Amazon Prime accounts have been renewed.
Some of these calls have been made using a recorded “robovoice” whereas some have been made by a human.
The victims have been told to press 1 if they didn’t request their account to be renewed and they will receive a refund.
There have been other incidents where a fraudster purporting to be Amazon has called a resident on their land line, claiming that there has been fraudulent activity on their account and requesting they log in to their Amazon account via a website or a different app which they are required to download to their phone or by pressing 1.
In both instances of these calls, the scam works by the fraudster obtaining personal and financial details of the victim.
What do the police say?
If you receive a phone call claiming to be from Amazon, offering you a refund or asking you to log on to your account, do not proceed with this. Hang up the call. You are not obliged to speak to them or anyone. Do not share any information with any of these types of callers.

Please report any calls or similar calls to Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime

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

2. December, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Surge In Online Shopping Fraud

Reports of online shopping fraud have surged by 30% over the pandemic as many of us continue to shop online in light of current restrictions.

Figures from Action Fraud show that criminals conned 17,407 shoppers out of almost £13.5 million over the Christmas period last year, an increase of over 20% when compared to the same period in 2018.

Action Fraud is warning the public to take extra care when shopping online, ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as shoppers search for bargains and gifts for loved ones in the run up to Christmas.

Top tips to shop online securely this festive season:

Where to shop:
Making a purchase 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.

Payments:
If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, ensure that the webpage where you enter your payment details is secure (website address starts with “https”). Using a credit card to pay online also means that should the worst happen and your payment details are compromised, your main bank account won’t be directly affected.

Phishing:
Some of the messages you receive about amazing offers may contain links to fake websites. Not all links are bad, but if you’re unsure, don’t use the link – go separately to the website. Report any suspicious emails you receive by forwarding them to: report@phishing.gov.uk You can also report suspicious text messages by forwarding them to 7726.

For more information about how to shop online securely, please visit:
actionfraud.police.uk/shoponlinesafely

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

30. November, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Shed Breaks At Marton

We have had reports of numerous shed breaks in Oak View, Marton overnight 23 -24/11/2020.
In an effort to ensure these are isolated incidents, please take precautions to prevent further burglaries in the area, by perhaps placing security lights near your outbuildings, good locks and look at your garden security in general.

If you have seen any suspicious vehicles, persons or have any other information, please contact us via the police website or phone 10. Your call will be dealt with in complete confidence and the information you supply may help us to further reduce burglary and other offences in your area. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers (anonymously) on 0800 555 111

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

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

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Supporting You and Your Community Through Covid-19

We recognise that this is a challenging period for us all and even more so for vulnerable people. As Neighbourhood Watch we believe it is very important that we all take care and protect ourselves as a priority and where possible we safely carry on the great work of supporting and staying connected with our communities.

In England, between 5th November – 2nd December, national restrictions mean that:
• You should only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise, education, or work
• You must work from home if you can
• You should avoid travel unless essential
• Schools and essential shops will remain open
There are a variety of ways however in which we can support our loved ones and communities through these restrictions.

Keeping your loved ones safe
The most valuable thing we can all do is keep ourselves and our loved safe – physically and emotionally.
• Our website signposts where you can get accurate advice and support with your emotional wellbeing.
• Sign up for the FREE Festival Of Discovery running online on 20th and 21st November for lively discussions on hot topics, entertainment, things to make and do, a chance to recharge your wellbeing, and real-life community stories from across the UK.

Supporting your community
There are a variety of ways in which you can support your community depending on your individual situation. A few ideas are:
• set up a Calling Tree to support those who are not connected via social media
• join forces with a Covid-19 Mutual Aid group
• connect with your neighbours with this Calling Card
• connect with your neighbours with this Kindness Card
• If you are, or you know someone who is, facing loneliness have a look at our Loneliness Toolkit
• sign up as a NHS Volunteer Responder – recruitment now open across England

The NHS Volunteer Responders programme, set up by NHS England, is here to help people in England to stay safe during coronavirus. NHS Volunteer Responders have now completed more than a million tasks! Following an initial recruitment campaign for new volunteers in 70 local authority areas, they have now opened up recruitment across England. This is in response to the lockdown that began on 5 November and because demand for the volunteers’ support is continuing to rise. It will also help to meet NHS requests for additional direct support during this winter. At the same time, they are encouraging anyone who signed up as an NHS Volunteer Responder in March but had to step down due to other commitments, to re-join the programme and give as much time as they can.

As the programme evolves it will focus on direct support to the NHS with tasks such as the delivery of equipment to monitor vulnerable COVID-19 patients in their homes, and with stewarding people at vaccination clinics. They will also continue to support vulnerable people by delivering food and medication, and through Check In and Chat phone calls. They are not intending to replace any local volunteering activity. They aim to work collaboratively with volunteering leads in local areas.

If you are interested in joining as a volunteer you can attend an online meetings by clicking the link below at the specified time:
Thursday 19th November, 11.30-12.30 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Thursday 3rd December, 11.30-12.30 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Thursday 17th December, 11.30-12.30 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Beware of scams and crimes
Criminals are using the COVID-19 pandemic to scam the public. To help you avoid becoming a victim, we have highlighted on our website the wide variety of COVID-19 scams and crimes which have arisen, key protection advice and guidance on how to report these scams.

Community response stories
For further inspiration on ways in which you can support your community, have a look at our Community Response Stories. If you have a story you would like to share, please submit it using this form.

Domestic abuse survivors
Are you or someone you know is a domestic abuse survivor, the information below may be very useful.
Women’s Aid Network: Many survivors will be feeling unsafe isolating in a house with an abusive person, and isolated from their support networks. Women’s Aid have put together some advice and information about support available. See Women’s Aid COVID-19 Resource Hub
Safe Lives: They have put together some resources for people living with domestic abuse, and the professionals supporting them. They have also produced guidance for friends and family.
Refuge: They are there for you if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing domestic abuse. Phone the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. They also have a range of digital resources available at refuge.org.uk and nationaldahelpline.org.uk.
Neighbourhood Watch: We have a range of information on domestic abuse on our website including how to help, spotting the signs and more. See more in our Domestic Abuse Toolkit.

Keep safe,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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

16. November, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

More Updates from CEOP For Parents and Carers

With children indoors & spending more time online during this second lockdown, it’s important to continue creating opportunities for conversations about online safety. The CEOP Education team have recourses to help deliver this. #OnlineSafetyAtHome packs #staysafe

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

16. November, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Theft of Catalytic Convertors

On the 12th of November we received two reports from vehicle owners in Odd Rode.
We advise that owners consider taking the following safety measures:
• Mark catalytic converters with a serial number to make it distinctive
• Place a protective covering over the catalytic converter
• Install CCTV and alarms
• Park vehicles so as to prevent access underneath
• Consider using a steering lock

Message Sent By:
Jeanette Carter (Cheshire Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU PCSO)

13. November, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Protect Your Passw0rd National Campaign Launched By Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch launches PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0rD campaign with 3 quick and easy steps.

As we spend more time at home and on our online devices, over one third (34%) of people say that they’re more concerned about cybercrime than physical crime and a startling 1 in 5 people are a victim of cybercrime!* You could be more at risk than you might think.

If strengthening your passwords is something you keep putting off, or you feel overwhelmed by the sea of online security information, you’re not alone.

As part of our Cyberhood Watch initiative, launched in 2019 in partnership with Avast, we have launched a PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd campaign that targets both the overwhelmed and complacent, providing everyone with 3 easy steps to be more secure online.

PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd in 3 easy steps
1. Create a separate password for your email account
2. Use 3 random words
3. Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)

To find out more about how to do each step visit our Password Protection page on our website .

But we won’t stop there! Whilst taking those 3 easy steps will go a long way to protecting yourself online, we want to protect not just you but your whole community! To do this, we are asking you to spread the word and help protect your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours by sharing these 3 easy steps with 3 others.

To share with others you can forward this email to at least 3 of your friends, share the information from our Password Protection page in your local newsletter, or share our campaign on your social media channels using our Protect your Pa$$W0Rd Campaign Pack.

More about the campaign

Our campaign will run on social media for 4 weeks from 9th November 2020. We are targeting both Neighbourhood Watch members and non-members alike with two different attitudes to online security.

For those that are unsure and overwhelmed by an abundance of advice, we want to cut though the noise and simplify the confusion, so they feel empowered to take action.

And for those that think ‘it won’t happen to me’ we want to shock them into action, so that they realise how prevalent the problem is, even amongst young people.

We have created social media animated and still graphics targeted to both those audiences, supported by further information detailing how and why to take each step on our dedicated Password Protection page.

Download our Protect your Pa$$W0Rd Campaign Pack to share the campaign across your networks using email, whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and in newsletters.

Why not go one step further and share our Protect your Pa$$W0Rd Press Release locally and don’t forget to let us know about any local press you are able to generate.

Visit our Protect your PA$$word campaign page to find out more.

*Perceptions of cybercrime in the UK report produced in partnership with Avast, surveyed over 14,000 Neighbourhood Watch members: https://press.avast.com/hubfs/media-materials/kits/Avast%20Cyberhood%20Watch/Avast_CyberHood_Watch_Report%20FINAL.pdf?hsLang=en

For more information contact Deborah Waller on deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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

12. November, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Burglaries Continue

With the winter months always comes an increase in burglaries and car thefts, which is why it is so important to follow some simple tips to help prevent you becoming a victim:

* Lock your windows/doors, we attend scenes far too often where no force was required to gain entry as they have entered through an open window

* Motion activated or timer lights, you only need to be a difficult target to put of thieves

* If you are going out for the night (unlikely with Covid) draw you curtains and leave a light on.

* If you are going away for a long period, buy some timers for lamps and keep your curtains drawn, anyone watching your house will see the lights turn on in the evening and off again for ‘bedtime’

* Keep tools locked away so they can’t gain access to your house using them

* Do not put bins somewhere where they can be used as a step into a window or over a fence

Thank you for reading and please share this advice with vulnerable neighbours who may not have access to this service,

PCSO Hails
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Message Sent By:
James Hails (Cheshire Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU PCSO)

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Call For Vigilance Following Recent Burglaries

As the nights close in police in the Macclesfield Local Policing Unit area are reminding residents to review their home security measures and be vigilant.

This time of year tends to see an increase in burglaries which is what we are seeing in the area.

DS Dave Jarvis, said: “Investigations are ongoing in relation to the recent burglaries and we’re following a number of lines of enquiry.

“While these investigations take place I urge residents to be vigilant and review the home security measures they have in place.

“By taking a few simple steps and by looking out for suspicious activity you can help prevent burglary and theft.

“CCTV or doorbell cameras are a good place to start and will help you spot suspicious activity. However, the best thing you can do, which costs nothing, is look out for your neighbours and report unusual activity in your street.”

Other steps that you can take to reduce the chances of your vehicle being stolen from outside your home include:
• Make sure that your vehicle is locked whenever you are not in it and that you have not left any doors, windows or the sunroof open
• If you have electronic car keys, keep them in a security pouch when you are not using them to prevent them from being scanned by thieves to open and steal your vehicle nearby
• If your keyless entry fob can be turned off, and your dealer can confirm this, then do so overnight
• Electronic devices can be used to jam the electronic signal from your key fob to lock your car – always manually check your vehicle has locked before walking away, and if you are unsure you should lock it manually and then scan the immediate area for anyone hanging around
• Fitting a Sold Secure steering wheel, gear lever or clutch pedal security device can give your vehicle added protection and deter thieves
Many modern vehicles are fitted with engine management diagnostic ports, which can be accessed without a thief needing to open the vehicle doors, boot or bonnet, but which can unlock and start your car. If your vehicle has this type of port, consider fitting a lockable cover.

DS Dave Jarvis added: “If you see anyone acting suspiciously in your community and suspect that they are thieves targeting properties or cars, please call us on 101 immediately.

“I also urge anyone with any information regarding recent key and car burglaries committed in Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Poynton and Knutsford to call 101.

“Alternatively, you can give us the details online at https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

David Keane, police and crime commissioner for Cheshire, added: “Offences like these have a devastating impact on victims and on the wider community. I understand the impact that burglaries have on victims, which is why tackling this serious crime is one of my key priorities as your police and crime commissioner.

“It’s also important we report suspicious activity so that we can prevent this type of crime together as a community, making Cheshire a no go area for thieves.”
Message Sent By:
Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Administrator, Corporate Communications)

7. November, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Scam Warning – Fake Paypal Emails

Action Fraud is warning people selling items online to be on the lookout for criminals sending fake PayPal emails.

• Between January 2020 and September 2020, 21,349 crime reports were made to Action Fraud about fake PayPal emails.
• Victims reported losing a total of £7,891,077.44 during this time.
• Those targeted included people selling jewellery, furniture and electronics via online marketplaces.
• Reports of fake PayPal emails to Action Fraud made up a third of all reports of online shopping and auction fraud during this period.

How does it happen?

Criminals have been targeting people selling items online, by sending them emails purporting to be from PayPal. The emails trick victims into believing they have received payment for the items they’re selling on the platform.

Typically, after receiving these emails, victims will ship the item to the criminal. This leaves them at a further disadvantage having not received any payment for the item and also no longer being in possession of it.

How can you protect yourself?
• Sellers beware: If you’re selling items on an online marketplace, be aware of the warning signs that your buyer is a scammer. Scammers may have negative feedback history, or may have recently set up a new account to avoid getting poor feedback. Don’t be persuaded into sending anything until you can verify you’ve received the payment.
• Scam messages: Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.
• How to spot the difference: A PayPal email will address you by your first and last name, or your business name, and will never ask you for your full password, bank account, or credit card details in a message.

If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud online at www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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

7. November, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on ACTION FRAUD

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Coping Stone Thefts

Over the last three weekends there have been incidents of Coping stones been stolen in the Knutsford and Mobberley Areas.

11/09 Newton Hall Lane. 40m of stone

19/09 Knutsford Road. 15m of stone.

19/09 3 Males arrested at Tatton Park for stone thefts from the location in a hired Mercedes lorry.

24/09 Church Lane. 10 Large stones.

25/09 Faulkners Lane – Suspicious activity White Transit Connect shaped van, possibly had black & red writing livery, no Vehicle Registration at this time.

Please be extra vigilant and report anything suspicious to 101

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

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

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch October Our News Newsletter Is Here

Click here to read our October Our News newsletter

This month we are thrilled to launch, for the third year running, the Neighbour of the Year Award, in partnership with our friends at Co-op Insurance; and Neighbourhood Watch Network’s first ever Community Grants Fund.

We get to know our CEO, John Hayward-Cripps better in our Spotlight feature; and look at County Lines and what we can do about them. Furthermore we offer guidance and advice on supporting communities, and sustaining your Neighbourhood Watch group, as we face a rise in Covid-19 cases across England and Wales.

So grab your tea, put your feet up and enjoy our newsletter. Don’t forget to share it with your community.

Keep safe,

Central Support Team
Neighbourhood Watch Network

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

2. October, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Please Be Vigilant

We have seen a rise in the number of burglaries, attempted burglaries and damage to vehicles recently, theft of heating oil in Bosley and diesel in Chelford. Use preventative measures to ensure you’re less of a target. Check property is secure and valuables are out of sight. Report anything suspicious to 101 or submit it via our on line submission form: Tell us about it https://www.cheshire.police.uk/a/your-area/cheshire/cheshire-east/gawsworth-and-chelford/

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

30. September, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbour of the Year Award 2020 Now Open

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

Nominate a neighbour that goes above and beyond for your community for the Neighbour of the Year Award 2020 run by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch

For the third year running, we’re excited to launch the nationwide search in partnership with our friends at Co-op Insurance to find and celebrate some of the UK’s best neighbours.

Our members have told us that to be a great neighbour people share some clear qualities: a willingness to look out for others; being sociable and friendly; offering practical help; and being kind, caring and respectful.

In addition to our Neighbour of the Year Award, this year we have a brand-new category, Co-op’s Young Neighbour of the Year. This award will celebrate someone aged 18-24 who has gone above and beyond to help enhance their community and has brought people, young and old, together.
Nominations are now open

If you’ve got someone who ticks all these boxes and more in either category, tell us all about them and how they go above and beyond.

Click here to be taken to our nomination form, where you can share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.

The deadline to nominate is 27th October.

Making more good things happen in your community

A message from our partners, Co-op Insurance
At Co-op Insurance, we understand that to some insurance can seem a little boring. Not us! For 150 years we’ve seen it as an opportunity to make a positive difference all over the UK. That’s because when you buy from Co-op, you’re not only protecting the things which matter most to you. You’re also helping us to safeguard community spaces, support community projects, such as Neighbourhood Watch schemes, and fund projects that help to lower carbon emissions.

That’s why our partnership with Neighbourhood Watch is so important to us. We know that active neighbourhoods, where people talk to their neighbours, check in on them and keep a look out for each other are far less likely to be a target for crime and are better places to live. Together we’re working to make communities safer – that’s what we do.

Co-operate
Co-operate is an online community centre that helps people come together to make good things happen. Whether you want to join a group or activity, volunteer or set up your own – it’s for people who care about their community and want to join forces to get things done. Co-operate: created with communities, for communities, owned by communities. Get involved at co-operate.coop.co.uk

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

30. September, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Working Link To CNWA Neighbourhood Awards 2020

Unfortunately, it seems that the link in the previous email developed a problem and wasn’t allowing people through to the nomination form.

Don’t forget nominations close at midnight on 30th September 2020.

Please find below a direct copy of the link.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3TP6QJH

Is there a Resident, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator/Member, someone who works in your community, or a volunteer/group who you know and lives within Cheshire (including Halton and Warrington) who:
• goes out of their way to ensure your neighbourhood is safe?
• has done something amazing to help your neighbourhood?
• has initiated action(s) in the community to overcome nuisance or criminal activity
• has been an active coordinator for many years?
• has stepped down as an effective coordinator after many years?
• has stepped up to become a coordinator in a challenging environment?
• volunteered to assist their community during the pandemic?
The Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) is looking for nominations for our second Neighbourhood Awards. If you know of anyone who has done any of the above, please complete the nomination form by clicking on the following link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3TP6QJH by midnight 30th September 2020 telling us what they have done, and why you think they deserve to win.

Winners will be decided by representatives of the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association and invited to attend a virtual evening event in November to find out if they’ve won.

Message Sent By:
Clare Harrison (NWN, MSA, Cheshire)

30. September, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POST ALERT

CHESHIRE POST ALERT

New Approach To Community Policing – Gawsworth and Chelford

Cheshire Police has today launched its new approach to community policing, which will see dedicated police officers assigned to each of the county’s 122 policing areas to tackle crime and support communities.

The initiative has been developed by Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) David Keane who is striving for Cheshire to be the leading police service for delivering community policing.

It builds on the already successfully delivered initiative to provide a dedicated PCSO and police community base for each area.

The new community police officers will work with their fellow PCSO, the wider policing team, and key partners to build relationships within the community, sharing the same mission to solve problems at their root-cause before they become more serious.

They will spend more time in the heart of their dedicated communities and be given time to deal with issues that matter most to local residents.

Another benefit of the changes is local residents will have more opportunities than ever before to directly contact their officers – either online, through social media, or face-to-face during police surgeries.
The work of the new community policing teams will be supported by a funding package for each community, made available from money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

This will consist of a £1,000 funding pot for all 122 communities and an additional £10,000 for all eight policing units that local people can bid for to deliver projects which work with the local policing team and key partners to address specific issues.

This now means that you have:

– A local community police base
– A dedicated PCSO
– A dedicated PC
– Regular community policing surgeries
– Funding for your local community

Details of your local police officer, PCSO and community base can be found below:

PC Garry Charnock
PCSO Julia Short

Marton Golf Club Congleton Road, SK11 9HF

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Presentations from Thinkuknow For Parents and Carers

Parents and carers presentations
What are the presentations?

Thinkuknow have produced two new presentations for parents and carers of primary and secondary aged children.

The primary presentation covers:
– Children online
– Live streaming
– Gaming
– What parents and carers can do
– Thinkuknow resources for parents and carers
– Reporting to NCA-CEOP
– The secondary presentation covers:
– Young people online
– Sexual exploration online
– Sharing images
– Sexual abuse online
– What parents and carers can do
– Thinkuknow resources for parents and carers
– Reporting to NCA-CEO

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/parents-and-carers-presentations/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=dfe05df4cb-TUK_GLOBAL_15_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-dfe05df4cb-55047645

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

23. September, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

With Less Than Two Weeks Until the CNWA Neighbourhood Awards Application Process Closes Get Your Nominations In Now

Is there a Resident, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator/Member, someone who works in your community, or a volunteer/group who you know and lives within Cheshire (including Halton and Warrington) who:
• goes out of their way to ensure your neighbourhood is safe?
• has done something amazing to help your neighbourhood?
• has initiated action(s) in the community to overcome nuisance or criminal activity
• has been an active coordinator for many years?
• has stepped down as an effective coordinator after many years?
• has stepped up to become a coordinator in a challenging environment?
• volunteered to assist their community during the pandemic?

The Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) is looking for nominations for our second Neighbourhood Awards. If you know of anyone who has done any of the above, please complete the nomination form by clicking on the following link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3TP6QJH by midnight 30th September 2020 telling us what they have done, and why you think they deserve to win.

Winners will be decided by representatives of the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association and invited to attend a virtual evening event in November to find out if they’ve won.

Julia Griffiths (Chair), Joan Gibbison (Treasurer), Graham Bushill (Secretary), Clare Harrison, Heather Thompson, Bob Marshall, Helen Kinnersley, Dave Brown
Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association
c/o Corporate Communications|Cheshire Constabulary HQ|Clemonds Hey|Oakmere Road|Winsford|Cheshire|CW7 2UA
Watch email: cheshirewatch@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Website: http://cheshire.ourwatch.org.uk

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

Message Sent By:
Clare Harrison (NWN, MSA, Cheshire)

21. September, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

HOPE HOUSE LOTTERY

HOPE HOUSE LOTTERY

Hope House Lottery Poster

How would you like to win up to £1,000 every Friday? By joining the Hope House Children’s Hospice Lottery for just £1 a week, that dream could be a reality. The Hope House Lottery gives away two jackpots of £1,000, as well as five runner up prizes of between £25 and £100 every Friday.

Your £1 a week allows us to plan for the future and means that we can be here for those children that need us the most. As a registered charity, we need to raise over £6 million every year. That’s well over £100,000 every week to make sure we can carry on being here for all the children and families who need us.

Just one entry a week could pay towards the cost of running a support group for bereaved parents. Parents tell us it really helps to talk to people who truly understand their grief – other parents who have lost a child.
Join here – www.hopehouse.org.uk/lottery

Terms and conditions apply. You must be 16 or over and a UK resident to enter the Hope House Lottery. For more information please click here.

10. September, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on HOPE HOUSE LOTTERY

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Ceop Family Home Activity Packs

This is the final Activity Pack from CEOP for keeping children safe at home whilst on line as the campaign has come to an end. If you have the time please give them some feedback it only takes 5 mins. We hope these have been useful for all ages.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=5b5261dab9-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_25_08_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-5b5261dab9-55047645

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

9. September, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Aged UK Cheshire East August Bulletin – Scams

Age UK Cheshire East August bulletin for the latest scams covering Postal Mail: Lottery, Prize Draws, Catalogues and Clairvoyants plus helping who you may know with the tell tale signs of being a victim of scamming.
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/scams-awareness-update-bulletin-issue5-august-2020-pdf.pdf

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Operation Assembles

You will recall Congleton Beat Team set RoadSafety as one of our policing priorities. We wanted to give you some feedback on what has been achieved so far:

731 Speeding Offences Process
2 New Community Speedwatch Groups and hopefully more to come
3 CSW Patrols and 27 warning letters sent
5 Pro-Active Enforcement Operations
4 Police Constables trained in TruCam
16 Sec 63 Road Traffic Act Stop Checks
1 Arrest (Drink Drive)
1 Summons (No Insurance)
1 TOR (Mobile Phone)

Due to the demand and success of the operation we have agreed that we will continue to run #OpAssembles for a further 6 weeks. #SlowDown #Fatal5 #StaySafe #GawsworthandChelfordPolice

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Would You Like To Nominate Someone For A Neighbourhood Award?

Is there a Resident, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator/Member, someone who works in your community, or a volunteer/group who you know and lives within Cheshire (including Halton and Warrington) who:
• goes out of their way to ensure your neighbourhood is safe?
• has done something amazing to help your neighbourhood?
• has initiated action(s) in the community to overcome nuisance or criminal activity
• has been an active coordinator for many years?
• has stepped down as an effective coordinator after many years?
• has stepped up to become a coordinator in a challenging environment?
• volunteered to assist their community during the pandemic?
The Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) is looking for nominations for our second Neighbourhood Awards. If you know of anyone who has done any of the above, please complete the nomination form by clicking on the following link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3TP6QJH by midnight 30th September 2020 telling us what they have done, and why you think they deserve to win.

Winners will be decided by representatives of the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association and invited to attend a virtual evening event in November to find out if they’ve won.

Julia Griffiths (Chair), Joan Gibbison (Treasurer), Graham Bushill (Secretary), Clare Harrison, Heather Thompson, Bob Marshall, Helen Kinnersley, Dave Brown
Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association
c/o Corporate Communications|Cheshire Constabulary HQ|Clemonds Hey|Oakmere Road|Winsford|Cheshire|CW7 2UA
Watch email: cheshirewatch@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Website: http://cheshire.ourwatch.org.uk

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

Message Sent By:
Clare Harrison (NWN, MSA, Cheshire)

30. August, 2020Latest NewsComments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Warning Following Resurgence of Scam Phone Calls Purporting To Be from Microsoft

Detectives are urging people to stay vigilant following several reports of scam phone calls purporting to be from Microsoft.

In Cheshire there have been several reports of residents receiving phone calls from fraudsters posing as workers from Microsoft.

The scammers claim to be computer security engineers and tell victims that their computers are at a security risk.

They then say that a security check needs to be performed and if the victim agrees, the scammers can then gain remote access to the computer.

This access allows fraudsters to obtain personal details about the victims including their bank account.

Detective Sergeant Chris Jacques, of the Economic Crime Unit, said: “This is a particularly heinous crime whereby scammers target the most vulnerable in society.

“This scam has seen a resurgence over the years but as time goes on, fraudsters can use more sophisticated techniques in order to persuade victims to hand over money or gain access to their computers.

“These fraudsters are often extremely convincing and pose as working for a reputable company as it gives them more credibility.

“We are doing all we can to tackle all types of fraud and I would urge anyone who believes that they have been a victim of this scam to please report it to Cheshire Constabulary and Action Fraud.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, David Keane said: “Fraud not only leaves victims without their hard earned money, it also has a significant emotional impact.

“As Police and Crime Commissioner, I will continue to ensure that action is taken against scammers who are so heartlessly targeting the vulnerable in Cheshire.

“I would urge residents to follow the key advice and please continue to educate and inform elderly family members about these scams.”

Key advice:
• Computer firms such as Microsoft do not make unsolicited phone calls to help fix your computer or fix a security risk.
• Treat all unsolicited phone calls with scepticism and never give out any personal information.
• Computer companies will not ask for credit card information to validate copies of software or ask for ID such as a driving licence or passport.
Anyone who believes they have been contacted fraudulently or have been a victim of fraud should call Cheshire Police on 101 and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Information can also be reported online to https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/

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Free Confidence Cycling Training For Pupils

Free cycle confidence training that Everybody is running on behalf of CEC to support secondary pupils to cycle to schools safely. Sessions are being run in the Crewe and Macclesfield areas but pupils from other areas can book on but you need to be quick to book places

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/council_information/media_hub/media_releases/council-offers-free-cycling-training-to-promote-active-travel-choices.aspx

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Cheshire Officers Using New Tool To Combat Caravan and Motorhome Thefts

Cheshire Constabulary is using a new tool to aid the force’s fight against caravan and motorhome thieves.

The VIN CHIP anti-theft identification system enables officers to scan a touring caravan or motorhome from up to 15 metres away to see if it has been reported as stolen and find out who the registered owner is.

They can be scanned at speeds of up to 60mph.

Cheshire’s Roads and Crime Unit officers are now using the system, and owners of touring caravans and motorhomes across the county are being advised to ensure that they have a VIN CHIP fitted and are registered with the Caravan Registration and Identification Scheme (CRiS).

Inspector Anton Sullivan, of the Roads and Crime Unit, said: “Due to supply and demand, the number of caravan and motorhome theft incidents tend to rise in the summer months.

“This year the demand for them is even greater than normal, with travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic making staycations, mobile homes and caravan holidays more popular than ever.

“So we could not have asked for a better time to add the VIN CHIP scanning system to our armoury for when we are out on patrol and monitoring our roads.

“Used by many other police forces in the UK, ports officers and also in mainland Europe and Scandinavia, it has substantially increased the number of stolen caravans and motorhomes that have been recovered and returned to their rightful owner.”

Since 2008 a radio frequency chip containing a unique vehicle identification number (VIN) number has been embedded into all UK-approved touring caravans when they have been made.

Owners of older caravans can have one fitted at a relatively small cost, and owners of caravans made between 2008 and 2016 can pay to have their chip upgraded so that it works as well as the newer ones. This may have an insurance benefit with some companies.

Motorhome owners can also pay to have a VIN CHIP fitted, and some manufacturers are now embedding them into all their new motorhomes.

Insp Sullivan added: “Working like a speed gun, a VIN CHIP scanner enables an officer to quickly see if a caravan or motorhome on the move has been reported as stolen, and who the registered owner is.

“Once a caravan or motorhome has been identified as stolen we will endeavour to bring the thief, or thieves, to justice, and have it returned to its owner.

“Our officers are now using the system to this end across Cheshire.

“However, the system will not work for touring caravan or motorhome theft victims unless they have a VIN CHIP fitted.

“Touring caravan and motorhome owners are advised to have a VIN Chip fitted and to have the vehicle registered with CRiS to help their mobile home be located in the event of it being stolen.

David Keane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “I am delighted to hear that Cheshire Constabulary has a new tool to help officers catch caravan and motorhome thieves and recover stolen vehicles.

“Opportunist thieves could not only potentially ruin someone’s staycation but could also put touring caravan and motorhome owners at risk of losing thousands of pounds if their vehicle is stolen.

“I urge all caravan and motorhome owners across the county to follow the advice from Cheshire Constabulary and check the security of their vehicles.”

Anyone with any information or footage regarding the theft of caravans or motorhomes is asked to call Constabulary on 101, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Further security advice for caravan and motorhome owners is available on our website https://www.cheshire.police.uk/news/cheshire/news/articles/2020/8/cheshire-officers-using-new-tool-to-combat-caravan-and-motorhome-thefts/

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Ceop Family Home Activity Packs

Smartphones, computers and the Internet are now such a fundamental part of our lives, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. All of our online accounts – from banking to social media – hold personal information that if shared could be used for criminal gain.
With this in mind, children and young people should have the opportunity to explore why they should keep their personal information secure and the steps they can take to do so.
This week’s family activity sheet includes 8 fun and quick activities created by the National Cyber Security Centre to help families think about how they can be Cyber Aware.

Good for all ages to have a look at:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=59e08f6cec-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_11_08_20_1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-59e08f6cec-55047645

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

August E-Newsletter Edition of ‘Ournews’ Is Here

We are delighted to announce that the August 2020 OurNews is now available to view and download from our website ( https://bit.ly/3fzCWCQ ).

This month’s theme is Crime Prevention and we have highlighted our launch of our new “Safety In Neighbours” campaign, which launched at the tail end of July. This has been a great campaign and we have received lots of positive feedback.

As well as continuing our theme across the newsletter, we are excited to launch our first ever Impact Survey, which we are pleased to say we have received over 21,000 responses. We would like to congratulate West Midlands and Hampshire, which we have received the most responses from their members and members of the public.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those that have already completed the survey and for those of that haven’t, we ask you to fill in the survey and ask others to do the same.

Please continue to share our newsletter with your coordinators, members, supporters, and partners across your networks.

Best wishes

Central Support Team

NB: Please click on the links in the alert message

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Detectives Issue Warning Following Recent Spate In Telephone Scams Across Cheshire

Detectives are issuing an urgent warning to the public after a recent spate in telephone scams which have left Cheshire victims without thousands of pounds.

Officers are continuing to see cases of courier fraud, this scam is mainly committed by organised crime groups (OCGs).

A member of the OCG, known as the ‘victim communicator’, makes a phone call to vulnerable victims telling them that they are a police officer or work at a bank.

They persuade the victim to co-operate with an ‘operation’ designed to gather evidence or identify offenders responsible for fictional offences.

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 address of the victim or meets them nearby, on the promise that the money or item will be returned or compensation provided.

Cheshire Constabulary are now urging others to be aware of these scams and alert vulnerable neighbours or family.

Detective Sergeant Chris Jacques from Cheshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit said: “These fraudsters are extremely convincing and can be very persistent especially when targeting vulnerable victims.

“Police officers, banks and other such services will never ask you to withdraw money or provide card details so please do not be taken in by these scams.

“It is important to remember that telephone numbers can be easily spoofed and you should never trust a number displayed on your telephone.

“They may also attempt to ask victims to call back on 999, 101 or 161 to verify that they are genuine but 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.”

Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “It is quite concerning that there have been more cases of fraud across Cheshire.

“Fraudsters will stop at nothing for their own criminal gain and I know that the force will continue to crackdown on the mindless scammers and do everything in their power to bring them to justice.

“I am urging residents to continue to inform family and friends about these callous scams to ensure that no-one else falls victim.”

Anyone who believes they have been contacted fraudulently or have been a victim of fraud should call Cheshire Police on 101 and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

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Community Speed Watch Volunteers

Concerned about speeding in your area? Would you like to make a difference? Well you can, by volunteering for your local Community Speed Watch Group in Gawsworth & Chelford Wards. You do not have to commit to regular or minimum hours. All training given by the Police. If Interested then please contact your local parish council/clerk or Email PCSO Julia Short macclesfield.lpu@cheshire.pnn.police.uk – Part of Operation Assembles.
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New Family Activity Sheets from Ceop

Whether it’s for entertainment or for learning, children & young people can access vast quantities of online video content at the click of a button. But this can mean that they may see something that is intended for adults which might confuse or upset them. The new family activity sheet includes:
Conversation starters to help parents and carers talk to their child about what they like watching online.
Actions they can take to help their child stay safe.
A fun family task to encourage them to explore their favourite videos together.

To access the sheet use this link: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=a604247c23-TUK_ONLINESAFETYATHOME_2020_07_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-a604247c23-55047645

Worth a go – any age!
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First Ever National Impact Survey Launched By Neighbourhood Watch

We are delighted to launch the first ever Neighbourhood Watch Impact Survey.
This is a survey open to all members of the public including our supporters and members and we are asking our partners to share across their public networks. It will enable us to look at how Neighbourhood Watch impacts in our communities and identify the concerns surrounding crime, fear of crime and the increase in neighbourliness and community spirit.

We ask that you share the survey IMPACT SURVEY with friends, neighbours, colleagues and your partners, to ensure that we get a good mix of responses. You can do this in various ways through email, using social media and any other methods that you may have.

 

We look forward to receiving your responses on our survey which needs to be completed by 21st August 2020.

Best wishes

Cheryl

 

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Fear of Rise In Disability Hate Crime

There is an increased fear of a rise in Disability Hate Crime, especially as new legislation about face coverings comes into effect today across England. There has been a big increase during Covid-19 of targeted attacks on disabled people.

They have been verbally abused, spat at and in some instances physically attacked. For example, one disabled passenger on public transport, who cannot wear a face covering, was targeted by another passenger, who shouted: “This person hasn’t got a mask. This person is trying to infect us. They are trying to kill us.”

We have posted an article on our website to raise awareness and promote compassion and respect, to highlight this issue in our communities.

The link is: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/fear-rise-disability-hate-crime

Best wishes

Cheryl Spruce | Head of Membership and Community Engagement
CENTRAL SUPPORT TEAM

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Warning Issued Following Hoax Calls from Scammers Claiming To Be Police Officers

Detectives have been made aware of a spate of hoax calls from scammers claiming to be police officers from Cheshire Constabulary acting on behalf of HMRC.

There have been several reports over the last two months whereby people have been receiving calls from someone purporting to be a police officer or from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The first part of the call is automated and asks the victim to press 1 in order to be connected to HMRC.

A recorded message then then informs the victim that they have an unpaid tax bill and that there is a warrant out for their arrest unless they pay the balance immediately.

The fraudsters then ask the victims to make a bank transfer to pay off their supposed outstanding tax bill.

Scammers can also make calls appear as though they come from legitimate numbers and in one recent case the numbers traced back to a Cheshire based police station and HMRC.

Detective Sergeant Chris Jacques of the Economic Crime Unit said: “It is important to remember that police officers and HRMC will never call you and ask you to settle the balance of a tax bill over the phone.

“Telephone numbers can easily be spoofed and you should never trust the number you see on your telephone display.

“If you receive a suspicious call, do not give any information over the phone and end the call immediately.

“I would advise anyone who believes that they may have been a victim to this scam to please report it to us on 101 or via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/.”

Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “I am deeply concerned to hear about this recent spate of fraudsters claiming to be police officers.

“Fraud has a significant emotional and financial impact on victims so, as the Police and Crime Commissioner, I am committed to supporting those affected and to ensuring that action is taken.

“I am urging all residents to remain vigilant and tell their family, friends and neighbours to be wary of these scams in order to protect against fraud in Cheshire.”

Anyone who believes they have been contacted fraudulently or have been a victim of fraud should call Cheshire Police on 101 and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

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Age UK Cheshire East Scams Awareness Update Bulletin July 2020

To access the Age UK Cheshire East Scams Awareness & Aftercare Project Update Bulletin July 2020 please follow the link It will be covering Gardening, TV and Romance.
Worth a read at any age

http://ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/scams-awareness-update-bulletin-issue4-july-2020.pdf

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Are You Shopping Online?

Dear Subscriber,

Have you bought anything online recently?…

Almost 34% of all retail sales during May 2020 were carried out online, and new research suggests that only 16% of UK consumers intend to return to their old shopping habits post-lockdown.

Online shopping fraud during lockdown

Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, received over 16,000 reports relating to online shopping and auction fraud during the lockdown, with losses totalling over £16m. Members of the public have reported buying mobile phones (19%), vehicles (22%), electronics (10%) such as games consoles, AirPods and MacBooks , and footwear (4%) on sites such as eBay (18%), Facebook (18%), Gumtree (10%) and Depop (6%), only to have the items never arrive.

Top tips for shopping online securely:

Choosing where to shop:
If you’re making a purchase from a company or seller you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first. For example, by checking to see if others have used the site and what their experience was.

Email accounts:
Use a strong, separate password for your email account. Criminals can use
your email to access other online accounts, such as those you use for online shopping.

Scam messages:
Some of the emails or texts you receive about amazing offers may contain links to fake websites. Not all links are bad, but if you’re unsure don’t use the link, go separately to the website. And remember, if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Payment method:
If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one as other payment providers may not provide the same protection.

What to do if you’ve fallen victim to online shopping fraud

We all make mistakes and these days the scams can be incredibly convincing.

If you think you’ve visited, or made a purchase on, a bogus website, you should first, take a note of the website’s address, then close down your internet browser. You should then report the details to Action Fraud and contact your bank to seek advice.

Whether you’ve been a victim of fraud will depend on how much information you’ve provided to the website, so keep an eye on your bank transactions, if you can. Contact your bank immediately about anything that you don’t recognise, even small amounts.

For more information about how to stay safe online, please visit www.actionfraud.police.uk/cybercrime

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Children Apps and Social Media Safety

Children love to socialise and as they get older, they will want to stay in touch with their friends online.
This week the activity pack is for parents and carers to deliver to their children of all ages to explores how they can stay safe while connecting with others on social media apps and platforms:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/presentations-for-parents/

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GET SAFE ONLINE

GET SAFE ONLINE

Social Media Scams

Good afternoon,

You’re probably familiar with some of the ways in which fraudsters approach victims – emails, texts, phone calls, letters and sometimes doorstep scams.

But did you know that social media is also a favourite place for scammers?

This month Get Safe Online’s campaign is all about Social Media scams – and the attached leaflet provides some great tips on how to avoid being scammed on social media.

For more tips on staying safe online then visit www.getsafeonline.org

Many thanks
The Get Safe Online team

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Victims of Crime To Have Their Say

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner David Keane is asking victims of crime in Cheshire to have their say on the support they have received from the police and other support services.

The Commissioner is conducting an assessment of victims’ services across the county to ensure victims of crime have access to most appropriate support to help them recover from their ordeal.

The Victim Needs Assessment will review existing services available to victims, highlight good practice and also identify gaps and areas where improvement could be made.

If you’ve been a victim of a crime which took place in Cheshire, you can give your views by completing the short survey below. It should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cheshirevictimsvoicesurvey

PCC David Keane is responsible for commissioning local services for victims of crime and receives an annual grant from the Ministry of Justice to ensure victims’ services in the area are properly funded. Over the last year, the Commissioner committed £1.2 million to fund victims’ services.

This included support for Cheshire CARES, the flagship service which offers support to every single victim of crime in Cheshire, and also more bespoke services which support victims of specific crimes.

The findings from the Victim Needs Assessment will inform the commissioning of victims’ services in Cheshire from April 2021 and beyond.

PCC David Keane said: “I want to ensure that victims of crime in Cheshire have access to some of the best victims’ services in the country. Views and feedback from victims are very important in helping to shape the services that are provided to them in the future.

“I also recognise that there are victims who do not report crime to the police but they may still need support to cope and recover. It is therefore vital that support is available in the community and is offered to all victims of crime, regardless of whether the crime has been reported.

“I want to assess what services victims have used to help them recover following a criminal offence and whether they felt adequate support was provided when they needed it most. I also want to learn what services victims think should be available in the future.

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CEOP Advice Re: Gaming on Line

CEOP are continuing to support families with learning at home and are still delivering their activity packs. This week, all of our packs explore Gaming on Line covering all ages groups and appropriate aged games. There are short videos for parents and carers https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk.

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Useful Helpline For Mental Health

Sometimes we say were are fine when we are not and sometimes we just need to talk to feel better.
The crisis lines provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages, including children and young people, who need urgent mental health support. You do not need to be known to our services to contact our crisis lines, they are available for patients and public.

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/campaigns/covid-19-information-point/mental-health-info-point/mental-health-info-point.aspx

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AGE CONCERN UK INFORMATION

AGE CONCERN UK INFORMATION

It’s a project that Age UK Cheshire East, Trading Standards and other partnership teams are working on regarding scams and aftercare for the elderly. Well worth a read no matter what age you with monthly bullintin’s.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/cheshire-east/scams-awareness-update-bulletin-issue3-june-2020.pdf

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Buddy Scheme For the Over 50 Years

Are you over 50 & living in Cheshire East? Are you feeling lonely or isolated during the current Coronavirus situation? then this organisation can help you!

Buddy & Befriending Scheme Get in touch… 07919 327131 befriending@changing-lives-together.org.uk

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch July Our News Enewsletter Is Here

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporter,

Our July ‘Our News’ newsletter is here:

Click here to read it

The time has come once again to grab that cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy our newsletter. This month we reflect on perception of crime in lockdown and the successes of Neighbourhood Watch Week.

As well as looking at what we can learn from our experiences during lockdown we also look to our future and consider diversity in Neighbourhood Watch, summer seminars, the launch of a national burglary campaign, and how we can harness the power of volunteers post lockdown.

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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Theft of GPS Domes – Farm Information

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

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

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

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

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

Kind regards
Rural Crime Team

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Coronavirus-Related Scams – How To Protect Yourself

Dear subscriber,

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

How you can protect yourself from Coronavirus-related scams:

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

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

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

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

NHS Test and Trace scams:

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

What you need to know:

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

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

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

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The Benefits of Neighbourhood Watch In These Difficult Times

Dear Alert User,

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

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

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

With best wishes,

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Call For Vigilance Following Spate of Catalytic Converter Thefts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Road Safety and Thumbs Up Posters For Children

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

Some examples are on our social media:

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

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Cheshire East Scam Awareness

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

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

Scams awareness update bulletin issue 2

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Corvid Scam Alert

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

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

Never share personal details.

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

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Starting This Sunday Neighbourhood Watch Week Celebrates Our Neighbours

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch June Our News Enewsletter Is Here

Dear supporters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Live Q and A Session With Cheshire Police and Support Agencies

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

New Activity Packs from CEOP

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

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

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GET SAFE ONLINE

GET SAFE ONLINE

Dear resident,

Safe email

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

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

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

Attachments:
Leaflet – May 2020

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Our News May 2020 Enewsletter

Dear supporters,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks and keep well,

Central Support Team, NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Domestic Abuse

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Online Safety At Home For Children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Information Request

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Policing Powers Survey

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

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

Take the survey

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Covid19 – People Living With Dementia

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Attempted Distraction Burglary

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Alert Burgarlies Chelford Ward

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

14/04 – Chelford

16 -17/04 theft of garden equipment Plumley.

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Blackmailing Scam

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

People of Cheshire Urged To Stay At Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch a video from Superintendent Richard Rees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Sextortion Scams on the Increase Across Cheshire

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

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

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

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

What to do if you receive such an email:

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

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Avast Internet Survey – Connecting With Your Community

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporter,

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for your responses!

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
T 0116 402 6111
www.ourwatch.org.uk

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CHESHIRE POLICE COMMISSIONER

CHESHIRE POLICE COMMISSIONER

Police Commissioner Invites Questions on Coronavirus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Bank Holiday Message from Central Support Team NWN

Dear supporter, member and friend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE EAST HIGHWAYS

CHESHIRE EAST HIGHWAYS

CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
S14 (2) ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and of all other enabling powers issues this notice temporarily to prohibit traffic in the following length of road:-

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

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

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

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

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

This notice will become operative on Thursday 9th July 2020 for a period of 5 days or for such less time as is necessary to enable the works to be completed.

If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Hatton Traffic Managment on telephone number 01302 369893.

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

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following stations will be open:

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Dog Walking – Reminder Please

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

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

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

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

Thank you for co-operation

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch Our News Special Edition Enewsletter Published

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

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

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

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

Keep safe, stay at home.

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Request

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

Thank you

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

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MASSEY’S POTATO FARM

MASSEY’S POTATO FARM

Supporting our local businesses in these unprecedented times

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

25k bag – £10.00

1/2 sack – £6.00

You can also collect if you prefer!

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

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

Thank you – please spread the word!

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BENGAL TIGER LILY INDIAN CUISINE

BENGAL TIGER LILY INDIAN CUISINE

Supporting our local businesses in these unprecedented times

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

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

OR Tel.: 01625 890 379

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ACTION FRAUD

ACTION FRAUD

Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams

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

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

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

27.03.20 Coronavirus - action fraud

What scams are we seeing?

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

Protection advice

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

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

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

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

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CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

CHESHIRE POLICE ALERT

Help Play Your Part In Keeping the Nation Safe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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