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Saturday, 8 January 2022

Willaston A500 Bridge - Debris Thrown Collision

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Willaston A500 Bridge - Debris Thrown Collision


Hello all,
We are appealing for witnesses after debris was thrown from the A500 Bridge in Willaston off Wybunbury Road. Between 2nd and 4th of January bricks or concrete have been dropped from the bridge onto passing cars causing damage. Also in one case, resulted in a collision.
The incidents appear to happen between 3:30am and 6am. We are appealing for CCTV of any residents in the Green Lane / Wybunbury Road area of Willaston and ask to save any CCTV from the above dates. In addition, any dash cam footage of anyone in and around the area commuting on the above date and time.
We will also be increasing our patrols in the area and are doing all we can to find the person/s responsible. Wistaston and Willaston Beat Officers will also be available in person at CO-OP on Crewe Road in-between Wistaston and Willaston this Saturday at 7pm until 8pm for anyone wishing to provide information face-to-face.
Thank you for your time,
Sophie Jebb Bowman: PCSO 22915
Covering Willaston and Wistaston
| Wellbeing Champion for Crewe LPU | Unison Steward | Missing From Home PCSO contact
Cheshire Constabulary Crewe Local Policing Unit | Civic Centre | Crewe | CW1 2DQ |
Phone: 101 | Email: sophie.jebb@cheshire.police.uk  

Criminal Damage

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Criminal Damage


We would like to make you aware of an incident of criminal damage to a vehicle that happened on Meredith Street between 5/1/22 at 22:00hrs and 6/1/22 at 11:30hrs. If you have any information please ring 101 quoting IML1171597
Many Thanks
Pcso Penny Probin - Crewe Central
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Saturday, 1 January 2022

Happy New Year - Do Not Drive If You May Be Over The Limit

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Happy New Year - Do Not Drive If You May Be Over The Limit


Good morning and happy new year!
We hope that you have had great past few days. Please remember that alcohol can stay in your system hours after consumption. Do not drive if you may still be over the limit from alcohol, even if you feel fine, you could be over the limit.
This could mean that you would be illegally driving your vehicle. This could put others and yourself at risk.
Start this new year by keeping our roads safe.
Thank you for your time.
Kind regards,
PCSO Lizzie Jolley 22582

Covid-19 business grants update


For businesses that have been impacted by Covid-19, Cheshire East Council has the Business Interruption Fund, and it is still open for applications.

The Business Interruption Fund is to support businesses that can demonstrate they have continued to be impacted by the pandemic.

Last week the council announced it had already increased the amount of support available through this fund to a maximum of £10,000 per business. It means that those who previously applied for funding and received the maximum amount available at that time of £5,000, can now submit a further application for support.

The current grants policy and package of support for businesses can be found on the council’s business support webpage here: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/business/support_for_business/covid-19-help-for-business-recovery-and-grants.aspx

Business rates customers can also find support on the council’s help for business rates customers webpage:  https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/business/business_rates/business-rates-relief/coronavirus-covid-19-help-for-business-rates-customers.aspx

In addition, on 21 December 2021 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduced a new grant scheme to support hospitality and leisure businesses that are experiencing difficulties because of the Omicron variant.

The new grant scheme is in the form of one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England and government has pledged a top-up for the Additional Restrictions Grant allocation to local authorities.

The council is currently waiting for detailed guidance from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The guidance will be reviewed and will make any amendments to the council’s Grant Policy, as necessary.

The council webpages will be updated as further information becomes available.

Burglary Alert

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Burglary Alert


2 house's were broken into on 27/12/21 before 19:30pm in the Mavor Court area.
Entry was gained via a back down stairs window and the front door
Police enquiries are ongoing, but if you have any information please call 101 quoting IML 1165188 and 1165206.
Pcso 22588 Penny Probin
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Burglary Information

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Burglary Information


** Burglar facts **
Burglars target homes that they think will contain valuables. A sure giveaway is leaving packaging from expensive items outside your front door.
Burglars often look for homes with windows or doors left open or with vulnerable features that they can exploit.
Burglars are aware of the times when someone is expected to be away from their house such as during the school run or holidays.
Burglars typically do not want to be seen or heard and if they feel that they would be noticed by a neighbour or passerby then they are more likely to feel exposed and may move on to find somewhere else to burgle.
Burglars often choose a home because they’ve spotted a specific vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle they want to steal – and the keys are more than likely to be inside the residence.
Sheds and garages are often vulnerable as they are not that secure and contain tools which the burglar can use to assist them to gain entry to a home.
It’s a fact that many burglars return to homes that they’ve previously burgled because the homeowner failed to upgrade security following the first burglary.
They sometimes return to an area to try to burgle a nearby home that they spotted while committing a previous break in.
Even more reason for you to ensure you keep your home as safe as houses.
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Thursday, 23 December 2021

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

December 2021 Enewsletter - Firelink

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December 2021 Enewsletter - Firelink



Welcome to the December edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.


Fire and rescue service effective, efficient and inclusive according to inspectors

England’s independent fire and rescue service watchdog has praised Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s work to keep communities safe from fire and to create a fair and inclusive workplace.
In its latest round of inspections Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) rated the Service as ‘good’ across all three of its inspection criteria. This means it is ‘performing as expected’ in the way it prevents and responds to emergencies, spends its money and it looks after its people.
The findings represent an improvement on the last routine inspection in 2018, which suggested the Service needed to do more to promote a positive workplace culture and ensure the wellbeing of staff.
Find out more - Fire and rescue service effective, efficient and inclusive according to inspectors

2022/2023 Draft Annual Action Plan Consultation

Cheshire Fire Authority has launched a consultation on its draft annual action plan for 2022-2023.
The Plan was developed to review progress against its key objectives that are set out in the Authority’s 2020-2024 Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) and to outline any emerging risks and new proposals to address these risks.
Read the draft annual action plan and have your say

Cheshire Fire wishes everyone a happy and safe Christmas

We’re all dreaming of a happy Christmas this year, just like the ones we used to know before covid.
As well as hoping everyone is able to spend the festive season with family and friends we at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service want to share safety advice to help keep everyone as safe and protected from the danger of fire and other incidents as possible.
Find out more - Cheshire Fire wishes everyone a happy and safe Christmas

Do You Know Where To Report Scam Messages?

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Do You Know Where To Report Scam Messages?


Fake emails and text messages are a common tactic used by cyber criminals, their goal is often to convince you to click a link. Once clicked, you may be sent to a dodgy website which could download viruses onto your computer, or steal your passwords and personal information.
In order to try and convince you that their messages are legitimate, criminals will pretend to be someone you trust, or from some organisation you trust. This could be your Internet Service Provider (ISP), local council, even a friend in need. And they may contact you by phone call, email or text message.
Reporting suspicious emails:
If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, you can report it by forwarding the email to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service at: report@phishing.gov.uk
As of 31st October 2021, the number of suspicious email reports stands at more than 8,100,000, with the removal of more than 67,000 scams and 124,000 URLs.
Thank you for your continued support.
*In a small number of cases, an email may not reach our service due to it already being widely recognised by spam detection services. The vast majority of reports do reach our system so please keep reporting any suspicious emails you receive.
Reporting suspicious text messages:
You can report suspicious text messages to your mobile network provider, for free, by forwarding the text to 7726.
If you forward a text, your provider can investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious. If 7726 doesn’t work, you can find out how to report a text message by contacting your provider.
(On many Android devices and iPhones, pressing and holding on the message bubble should present the option to forward the message)
For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware
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SWANSWAY SANTA PATROL 2021 IS A SPECTACULAR SUCCESS

 

Family owned business thanks 19 partner charites for their incredible work distributing donated toys and gifts to underpriviledged children across the North West in time for Christmas.

20 December 2021

Family owned Swansway Group, with new and used car and van dealerships located across the North West and Midlands, gives sincere thanks to 19 partner charities from across the North West, for delivering Swansway Group’s donations of gifts and toys to children, young people and families that need them the most this Christmas.

Operating as the “Swansway Santa Patrol”, gifts on behalf of the 23 dealerships and accident repair centre, from Birmingham in the Midlands to Carlisle in the North, representing Volkswagen, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, SEAT, CUPRA, Peugeot, Honda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, plus 6 Motor Match non-franchise locations were sent to 19 different partner charities for them to distribute in time for Christmas.

Each of these charities has undertaken amazing work to make sure that the gifts have been delivered in good time, to reduce anxiety for parents and carers, and to make sure that the magic of Christmas is present for so many underprivileged children during this difficult year.

Director David Smyth said,

“We are very grateful to all our partner charities for helping us make this contribution to families in need in the areas where we do business. During the Swansway Santa Patrol we rely on our charity partners to help us realise our ambition of giving gifts and toys to those children who may not have anything to open on Christmas Day. These organisations have had a lot of challenges to overcome these last 18 months, and we are so grateful to them for all their efforts to improve the lives of those in our communities.

We have been delighted to be able to run the Swansway Santa Patrol once again in 2021 and we would also like to thank all our customers for their enduring support over the years which has made this possible.”

Visit our car blog for detail of all the participants in the 2021 #SwanswaySantaPatrol.

Festive Greetings

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Festive greetings!
As 2021 draws to a close, we reflect on the year gone by. Communities across England and Wales have once again faced significant challenges and losses, and we want to thank every single person who has stepped up and supported their neighbours, loved ones, and colleagues throughout the year. Every small act makes a difference, especially in difficult times.
Acknowledging the amazing neighbourly spirit that has helped us weather the last 2 years, in September we launched the NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR 2021 AWARDS with Co-op Insurance, including three categories of NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR,  YOUNG NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR and COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR. We were blown away by the number of people who have gone out of their way to do all they can to care for others over the past year. In case you missed it on BBC One’s Morning Live on Monday morning, we are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS in partnership with Co-op Insurance. Please open the attached PDF to see the winners and hear their stories.
We are thrilled to be celebrating Neighbourhood Watch’s 40th Anniversary next year – and we want you to join us! In celebration of our rich past, present and future, we have a range of events planned throughout the year that we would love you to get involved with. We will update on these in January, but for now make sure you mark in your diary - Neighbourhood Watch Week 2022, with the theme of 40 YEARS - 40 ACTIONS between Monday 30th May – Sunday 5th June 2022.
It is thanks to our amazing volunteers throughout England and Wales that since the first scheme was set up in Mollington, Cheshire in 1982, we have continued to support communities and adapt to the ever-changing nature of crime. And we look forward to supporting communities for the next 40 years!
With many people facing isolation and loneliness again this season, we ask you to consider not who is my neighbour, but how is my neighbour, and support them how you can (always prioritising your own safety of course).
All the Central Support Team and I would like to wish you a safe and festive season and a Happy New Year!
Best wishes,
Thank you and see you in 2022!


Are You Leaving The Door Open For Hackers?

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Are You Leaving The Door Open For Hackers?


Why are software updates important?
Software updates are an important part of staying secure online. But why? You’ll often hear about the new features or performance improvements in a software update, but what isn’t talked about as often are the bug fixes and security improvements. Out-of-date software and apps contain weaknesses. This makes them easier to hack. Companies fix the weaknesses by releasing updates. When you update your devices and software, this helps to keep hackers out.
Why would cyber criminals target me?
Your device contains a lot of personal data that is highly valuable if it fell into the hands of a fraudster. The likelihood is your device will contain your full name, date of birth, address, bank details, passwords, as well as many other forms of personal data such as private photos or videos.
Improve your online security by using automatic software updates
We understand it can sometimes be annoying to remember to update your devices every time a new update is released, that’s why we encourage you to enable automatic updates wherever it’s available. That means you don’t have to manually install updates every time they’re released.
We’ve provided some useful links below where you can find step by step instructions on how to enable automatic updates for your devices and apps.


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

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Saturday, 11 December 2021