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Thursday, 6 May 2021

Burglary on Moss Lane- Leighton

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Burglary on Moss Lane- Leighton


29/4/21 Throughout the night from 00.00 - 09.00 on MOSS LANE, LEIGHTON a burglary occurred in an outhouse of one of the farms. If anyone has any information regarding the incident please call 101 quoting reference 975751.
Currently you have less chance of being a victim of crime in Cheshire than in neighbouring areas (such as Merseyside & Manchester), with your chances of being a victim of Burglary significantly lower.
However a criminal is simply looking for the opportunity to commit crime, or is suddenly hit by a tempting situation. If we remove that temptation, or make it difficult for someone, then it is estimated that a staggering 90% of crime would be prevented.
Alarms
Have an approved alarm fitted in your home – ask your local officers or your insurance company for advice.
If you have an alarm fitted - ensure your alarm is working correctly.
Use it at night. Most systems can be ‘zoned’.
Locks
1 in 3 burglaries occur due to an open or unlocked window or door – so always close and lock all doors and windows when you go out or to another part of the home where you wouldn’t hear someone.
Fit kite marked mortise deadlocks or bolts to outside doors and gates, and locks with keys to all downstairs or easily accessible windows. Keep keys out of sight. Patio and French doors can be protected by fitting purpose made locks.
Make it difficult for burglars by locking all side and back gates.
Lights
Make the home look occupied when you are out or away,
Use automatic timers to switch on radios or lights Leave lights on in the bedroom and bathroom, not just in the hall.
Fit lights that come on at night to cover the sides and back of your house
Valuables
Keep them out of sight of windows.
Make items traceable. Postcode them with a UV pen or specialist traceable liquids or register them on www.immobilise.com
For all emergencies please call 999.
Regards,
PCSO OLIVER
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April 2021 - Firelink Enewsletter

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April 2021 - Firelink Enewsletter



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


Chester firefighters begin final countdown to charity challenge

Chester firefighters begin final countdown to charity challenge Firefighters from the Chester fire station have begun their final countdown to the 2021 charity challenge - from Sea to Summit.
On Tuesday 18 May the crew will be embarking on the gruelling four-day challenge which involves running 55 miles through Snowdonia National Park before stopping at Capel Curig, in Betws-y-Coed.
From there the crew will cycle six miles to the top of Mount Snowdon, and then descend (six miles to Snowdon, then ascend and descend) the mountain back to Capel Curig.
On the final day the team will cycle more than 60 miles back to Chester Fire Station.
In total the crew will travel more than 121 miles and ascend over 13,000 feet.
All of the money raised by the crew will be split between two chosen charities - the Firefighters Charity and the Joshua Tree Trust.
Find out more - Chester firefighters begin final countdown to charity challenge

Could you be a paid on-call firefighter?

We are recruiting for paid on-call firefighters at the following fire stations: Alsager, Audlem, Birchwood, Bollington, Frodsham, Holmes Chapel, Macclesfield, Malpas, Northwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Stockton Heath and Tarporley Fire Stations.
Could you be an on-call firefighter?
We're looking for enthusiastic individuals with common sense, the ability to work as part of a team and able to deal with physically and emotionally demanding situations. Qualifications aren't necessary, applicants just need to be at least 18 years old and physically and medically fit with good hearing and eyesight.
Potential recruits also need to be able to reach their local fire station within five minutes of home or work and have a real interest in the fire and rescue service and helping in the community. The role attracts an average income in the region of £5000 a year.
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Tollemache Drive Incident 3-5-21

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Tollemache Drive Incident 3-5-21


Good Afternoon,
We are writing to you today with an appeal for information regarding an incident that has occurred in Leighton late 3/5/21.
Most of you probably heard the Police Helicopter up just before midnight and this is connected with an incident at the Tollemache Mini Mart (formerly the Bargain Booze off Parkers Road).
At around 10:10 hours a male entered the shop and threatened the member of staff with what is believed to be a firearm. He then left the shop around 10:15 hours with a quantity of cash. It is believed the male turned left onto Parkers Road and then ran up in the direction of Moss Lane. Currently, we have no further information regarding his direction of travel so we are making this appeal to see if we can get more information.
The description of the male is, white, in his 20s/30s and was wearing a wait length coat that was a close in colour to Khaki or Beige. He also had a rucksack a similar colour.
If anyone you speak to has any information whatsoever regarding this incident, please reply with the details, or alternatively call 101 and quote IML-979460.
Regards,
PC MARTIN & PCSO OLIVER
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Council’s Swab Squad pilots rapid testing advice in supermarkets


Cheshire East Council’s Swab Squad, a team dedicated to supporting both residents and local business with Covid-19 testing, is piloting a new rapid testing service across the borough.

A new mobile pop-up service to offer a walk-in collection service for rapid symptom-free home testing kits will be located at Asda in Crewe tomorrow (6 May), with other pop-up services being trialled at Tesco and Morrisons in Crewe later in the month.

Operating from 10am–2pm, (weather dependent), the squad will be on hand to answer any questions that residents may have about the kits before they are taken home. 

Residents will be aware that this Thursday is polling day, therefore this mobile unit provides an excellent opportunity to collect home testing kits and receive any advice needed, while out and about visiting their nearest polling station in Crewe.

Dr Matt Tyrer, director of public health for Cheshire East Council, said: “This is the latest of a number of trials that we are conducting to help increase access to these rapid tests and to make sure that we are targeting our resources to locations that suit residents best.

“We recognise that home testing plays a crucial role as part of our wider testing programme. We believe that home testing provides a convenient and easily accessible solution for many, while our assisted service at our testing sites provide a simple and streamlined process, producing high-quality results for reporting and monitoring purposes.

“Our Swab Squad will be on hand at the mobile units offering advice and information about our testing programme, including: where you can get a test, how to carry out the tests, how often and what to do next in the event of a positive result.

“If the pilot is successful, we will look to increase the service to be able to test on site, look at new locations and increase our number of mobile vans.”

For regular news and updates about this new service and other local testing facilities available residents can follow the Swab Squad on their Twitter page @CEC_SwabSquad

For full details about the council’s testing facilities for both asymptomatic and symptomatic testing visit their web page https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/council_information/coronavirus/testing-for-covid-19.aspx

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Crewe Police Cadets Join Our Cheshire Police Family

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Crewe Police Cadets Join Our Cheshire Police Family


Good afternoon,
Over this past week, three of your local Crewe Police PCSO's were trained in additional Safeguarding and Safety training qualifications to run another year of Crewe Police Cadet's.
We will be starting off our new Cadet Year online this year due to COVID-19, but still look forward to the prospect of the Cadet's being able to engage with and in our community in the near future.
We have been overwhelmed with applications and those successful have heard back from our recruitment team, so well done to all who have received their offer.
2019 was our first year as a Cadet unit, but regardless of it being our first it was a very successful year. We featured on BBC One Show with our Police 'Road Safety and Hate Crime' inspired Ice Cream Van after working alongside the incredible World Leading Ice Cream Van Traders, Whitby Morrison, and also held Cheshire Constabulary's first Cadet Residential. Our Cadet's, free of charge were taken white water rafting, paddle boarding along the Menai Strait and went snow tobogganing.
We will keep you updated on our exciting and engaging journey together as the Crewe Police Cadet's!
Thank you for your time.
Kind regards,
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Operation Sceptre

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Operation Sceptre


Operation Sceptre

Cheshire Police will be involved in a week of action and education around knife crime from Monday 26th April 2021.
Operation Sceptre aims to reduce the impact of knife crime in communities.
Cheshire has one of the lowest rates of knife crime in England, and is determined to further reduce the number of knives carried on Cheshire's streets.
Enforcement and engagement initiatives due to be held during the initiative include
-Community weapon sweeps
-Stop and search operations
-Execution of warrants
-Intelligence-led action against habitual knife carriers
-Test purchase operations
-Engagement events working alongside partner agencies
-Visiting education establishments to talk to young people about the potentially fatal consequences of carrying weapons
-Speaking to retailers that sell knives about security and the national Challenge 25 policy.
-Facilitating more bleeding control kits being in place at community venues across Cheshire (the kit contains equipment and instructions that enable members of the public to prevent knife crime victims from bleeding to death)
To find out what action is being taken in your area please follow your local area police facebook and twitter accounts.
If you have any questions about the initiative please feel free to contact us via email Crewe.LPU@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Many Thanks
PCSO Victoria Moulton

Lock Up Home Security

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Lock Up Home Security


The weather is getting warmer and we're seeing windows are being left open when residents are out and front doors being propped open as residents sit in the back room or garden to let air in.
We are asking you to ensure that your property is fully locked when you go out. This includes windows.
Please think LOCK UP before you go or sit in the back garden. Think as if you were an intruder and asses where you need to add more home security.
Perhaps your dustbin is next to where a window opens or maybe you leave ladders out at the front for your DIY in the sun? these are just some examples of what we have seen during our patrols.
Don't make it easy for intruders, for any more crime prevention advice please feel free to visit our Cheshire Police Website.
Thank you for your time
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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Recruitment Cheshire Constbulary

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Recruitment Cheshire Constbulary


Good afternoon,
We've met many people on our area looking for work following the current pandemic!
We would therefore like to make you aware of our current recruitment which can be found using the link below! There's so many different roles for the different experience and personalities around our communities.
https://mfss.taleo.net/careersection/mfss-external+cheshire+constabulary/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
(Having difficulties with the link provided - please visit our Cheshire Police Website - Scroll to the bottom of the page - Press on Careers on the bottom left - This will then take you to a new page with a current vacancies tab - press this and it will take you to a list of jobs.)
Thank you for your time and have a great day!
Kind regards,
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Lock Up - Home Security

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Lock Up - Home Security


Good afternoon,
The weather is getting warmer and we're seeing windows are being left open when residents are out and, front doors being propped open as residents sit in the back room or garden to let air in.
We're asking you to ensure that your property is fully locked when you go out. This includes windows.
It's wonderful to understand how trusting our community is of each other, but we've seen incidents where opportunists are targeting nice areas due to this trusting nature.
Please think LOCK UP before you go out or sit in the back room/garden. Think as if you were an intruder and assess where you need to add more home security.
Perhaps your dustbin is next to where a window opens or maybe you leave ladders out at the front for your DIY in the sun? We've seen it all over the last few weeks since the weather has improved.
Don't make it easy for the intruders, for any more tips, please feel free to visit our Cheshire Police website.
Have a great day and remember to LOCK UP!
Thank you for your time.
Kind regards,
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Catalytic Convertor Theft

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Catalytic Convertor Theft


The Precious metal in Catalytic Convertors has led to an increase in theft across the country. Together with our partners, we are committed to tackling the issue.
Here are some of the steps you can take to protect your car.

  • Protect your car by asking your car dealer if they can give you any advice on locks or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer and tested to Sold Secure Gold.
  • Mark your catalytic convertor with a forensic marker and register your convertor to make it harder for thieves to dispose of it.
  • Park your car somewhere well-lit, overlooked and among as many other vehicles as possible. Try to park so the convertor can't be easily reached, close to a wall, a fence or tightly between other cars for example
You can help stop catalytic convertor thefts
Please contact 101 or 999 in an emergency
Thank you
Lorraine Meggs
Crewe LPU

Pets In The Heat

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Pets In The Heat


Good afternoon,
Can we remind users not to leave pets in their vehicles in the current weather conditions. Whilst on patrol, we shall be checking for both lawful parking and for animal welfare.
Thanks,
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Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Catalytic Converter Thefts


The precious metal found in catalytic converters has led to an increase of thefts around the country.
Protect your car by...
-Asking your car dealer about advice on locks and guards that are approved by the car manufacturer
-Mark your converter with a forensic marker
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Saturday, 17 April 2021

Attempted Vehicle Theft

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Attempted Vehicle Theft


We would like to inform you that there has been numerous items stolen from vehicle's on Heathfield Avenue.
The incidents happened early hours of Sunday 4th April.
Please can you all check your vehicles, that doors, windows and sunroofs are securely locked.in complete confidence and the information you supply may help us to further reduce vehicle thefts and other offences in this area.
Please contact us on 101 quoting incident number IML955602 and IML955652.
Many Thanks
Pcso Penny Probin.
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Newborn lambs welcome Farm’s first visitors We’ve welcomed 26 healthy little lambs


Tatton Park’s Farm re-opened this week after a lockdown winter, and some lovely new arrivals are greeting visitors back this spring. “We’ve welcomed 26 healthy little lambs and they are already skipping round the lambing shed” says Elly Edwards, Tatton Park Farm Assistant and resident sheep expert. “We are so pleased with how lambing has gone. It’s our absolute favourite time of year, helping to bring new life into the world and we’re just delighted to be open again so everyone can enjoy the lambs.”

Counting sheep

Elly and the team work hard throughout the winter months to synchronise the ewes to all lamb at roughly the same time. A specialist sheep scanner visited the Farm in early February to check on the ewes and count unborn sheep. “Once we have this information,” explains Elly “we can give the expectant ewes the correct care and feed for the number of lambs they are carrying, to ensure the best possible results for all the animals.”

Spring has sprung and the Farm gates are open to visitors

As well as the fleecey stars of the show, the Farm has also welcomed its first newborn chicks this week and piglets were born three weeks ago, making it feel more like spring than ever. These baby animals join Farmyard favourites such as cows, donkeys and geese. You can also meet several rare breed animals including the Leicester Longwool Sheep, Clydesdale Horses, Tamworth Pigs and Golden Guernsey Goats, all of which are on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s watch-list. Tatton Park’s Farm is an Approved Conservation Centre for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, and these breeds’ numbers are maintained thanks only to the dedication and hard work of the Farm staff.

Fun Troll Trail until Sunday 18 April

Grub the evil Troll is on the loose at the Farm! Can you help the spring lambs escape by finding the materials you need to build a bridge? Use your trail sheet to write down everything you need, stop off for a selfie with Grub in the woodland and don't forget to collect your sticker reward at the end! All tickets to the Farm must be pre-booked online at tattonpark.org.uk

98 per cent of Cheshire East parents given a primary school place of their choice on national offer day


Cheshire East Council’s school admissions team continue to work with schools to ensure that parents and carers receive primary school places for children due to start in September 2021.

92.8 per cent of Cheshire East families received their first choice (an increase from 91.4 per cent in 2020) with 98.4 per cent receiving a preference place (an increase from 98.1% in 2020) as letters were distributed on national offer day (16 April).

It is the council’s statutory responsibility to ensure that there are enough school places across the borough and the admissions team received more than 4,000 applications for reception places for September 2021.

Ged Rowney, Cheshire East Council interim director of children’s services, said: “We have a superb record in Cheshire East for children and their parents being offered a place of their choice in one of the borough’s many primary schools.

“We know that Cheshire East is a great place to learn with 93 per cent of our primary schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.

“Our vision is that all children and young people, including our most vulnerable, have choices in their education and onto employment and training. In short, we want them to have an enjoyable education that supports them to achieve to their full potential.

“Our role is to ensure that we have enough school places for our growing population.  Approximately £84 million has been invested in schemes that are either completed or committed, into schools for additional places or to improve their condition.

“Providing additional places also helps more children attend a local school reducing the need to travel and promoting a healthy lifestyle by walking or cycling.

“With all the disruption to education over the last 12 months, I’d like to thank all our schools and the admissions team for working so hard to ensure that children can come to school, get the best start in life and learn, develop and experience the many exciting opportunities that await them.

“For the very small proportion of parents who have not received a place at their first preference school, this will be disappointing. If these families would prefer an alternative school, parents have the right to submit an appeal and/or go on the waiting list for another school(s). Parents are advised to accept their child’s offer even if they would prefer a different school, until they have confirmed alternative arrangements for their child’s education.”

More information and advice can be found at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schooladmissions or on the website of the preferred school.

Parents are also encouraged to follow the council’s Family Information Service on social media for tips and advice.