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Monday, 24 May 2021

Lock Your Doors Where It is Not In View

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Lock Your Doors Where It is Not In View


Good afternoon,
We hope that you are well.
There has been a few burglary's in the Crewe area, so we are asking that our residents lock their doors even when they are in their properties.
Now that we are easing out of our lockdown, many residents are becoming more trusting, leaving doors propped open or unlocked for family to come and go. This is fine if the door is in view, but please be mindful of doing this when the access cannot be seen.
To report any concerns, please always call 101 or 999 always in an emergency.
Thank you for your time.
Kind regards,
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E-Scooters and Other Powered Transport

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E-Scooters and Other Powered Transport


Good afternoon,
We have seen an increase in the use of E-Scooters and other powered transport such as Segway's and Hoverboards.
It is illegal on a public road, in spaces that are set aside for the use by pedestrians and cyclists, including pavements and cycle lanes.
This can lead to a fine, penalty points and the e-scooter being seized.
We have had questions asked about people renting E-Scooters over areas such as Chester, this is because the Council have a local agreement where this has been legislated for.
We will be enforcing for those seen using any of the above in an anti-social manner.
We understand that there is a confusion as they are being sold in stores, but they are only to be used on private land.
Thank you for your time.
Kind regards,
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Monday, 17 May 2021

Suspicious Circumstances - Farms

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Suspicious Circumstances - Farms


Good morning,
I am emailing to make you aware that there has been suspicious circumstances on farms in and around the Crewe area.
We're asking all farmers to secure away property when not in use and to remain vigilant, please also ensure that farming vehicles are locked when not in use if possible.
Please call 101 to report anything suspicious and always call 999 in emergencies.
We will be increasing our patrols in the rural locations over our time on duty and will be engaging with local farmers and to ensure that the message is passed around.
Please share the message to ensure that everybody knows to ensure that their property is safe.
Thank you for your time.
We care.
Kind regards,
PCSO Lizzie Jolley 22582
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Council launches new recruitment campaign during Foster Care Fortnight

Council launches new recruitment campaign during Foster Care Fortnight

Cheshire East Council has today (Monday), launched a brand-new recruitment campaign to swell the ranks of foster carers to find loving homes for cared for children and young people.

With more than 520 children and young people in the care of the local authority, the council is once again reaching out to residents asking if they are able to become Cheshire East Council foster carers.

Foster Care Fortnight is organised by the charity The Fostering Network and is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the transformational power of fostering and to celebrate the wider fostering community.

Foster Care Fortnight 2021 will be taking place this year from 10-23 May and the theme for the fortnight will be #WhyWeCare. This theme was decided upon through consulting with foster carers and care experienced children and young people.

With the support of foster carers and the director of children’s social care, the council has produced a series of short videos promoting why we care and both the challenges and rewards of fostering, and help inspire and attract new foster carers into the service.

The videos will be available to view on the council’s dedicated website and also on social media.

Councillor Kathryn Flavell, retiring cabinet member and Cheshire East Council children and families committee chair, said: “The need to find loving homes for children is still very great and there is no better time to be asking for the support of new foster carers than during Foster Care Fortnight.

“Regardless of your marital status, sexuality, in employment or not, home owner or renting, we’re urging adults from all walks of life to consider making a difference by caring for children and young people from Cheshire East in their own homes and welcoming them to be part of your family.

“And whether you have experience of caring for children or young people or not, you can do this and we will support you every step of the way.

“So, if you have been thinking about fostering for a while or are just curious as to what the roles entail, please do speak with us and to explore if fostering is for you and your family. Our staff are waiting to hear from you and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have”.

If you would like to know more about becoming a foster carer in Cheshire East then please visit the dedicated website at www.togetherforfostering.co.uk or alternatively telephone 0300 123 3223.

Cheshire East Council outlines the move to step 3 on the roadmap of easing lockdown restrictions

Cheshire East Council outlines the move to step 3 on the roadmap of easing lockdown restrictions

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister confirmed that restrictions will continue to be eased in England from Monday 17 May.

Cheshire East Council thanks everyone for their efforts in adhering to the restrictions so far which, combined with the roll out of the vaccine programme, means that collectively, we have met the four tests for further easing the lockdown in England.

The council is working on implications for its services from Monday and is ensuring that people can still feel safe, despite the easing of restrictions and greater freedoms that many will welcome.

Dr Matt Tyrer, Director of Public Health for Cheshire East Council said: “As we progress through step 3 of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we must not forget how hard we’ve all worked, and the many sacrifices we’ve all made to get to this stage.”

As part of step 3 from Monday 17 May:

· You can socialise indoors in a group of up to six people or two households, including overnight stays;

· You can meet with up to 30 people outside;

· Indoor hospitality venues, such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes will reopen – though you will need to remain seated while eating and drinking;

· Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas will be permitted to open with Covid-secure measures in place;

· You can attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events will be capped according to venue type, and you should follow the Covid-secure measures set out by those venues;

· Organised indoor sport will be able to take place for all (this includes gym classes) and;

· All holiday accommodation in England will be open – such as hotels and B&Bs. These can be used by groups of up to six people or two households.

There are also changes for secondary school and higher education. Secondary school pupils will no longer have to wear face coverings in classrooms or communal areas and higher education students can access in-person teaching.

Care home residents will be allowed up to five named visitors (two at any one time) meaning that they will be able to see more of their relatives and friends. This is subject to visitors testing negative for Covid-19.

There are changes to the number of people allowed to attend a funeral. It will be determined by how many people the Covid-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing, with limits at other life events, such as weddings and wakes, increasing to 30 people.

There will no longer be a legal restriction to international travel. However, you must follow the rules when returning to England depending on whether you return from a red, amber or green list country.

Dr Matt Tyrer, went on to say: “I’d like to thank residents for their hard work in driving infection rates in Cheshire East down and thank all our volunteers who have worked tirelessly in supporting residents, through their work with the council and local NHS services.

“In Cheshire East there have been just 14 new cases per 100,000 recorded across in the latest seven days. This means that locally we are in a strong position to enter step 3 of the roadmap, however despite this we all must remain vigilant and work hard to not let this virus regain a stronghold in our borough.”

Cheshire East Council leader, Councillor Sam Corcoran said “We have a fully rounded locally-delivered service available to allow us to continue to fight this deadly virus, but we can’t do this alone – we need your continued help:

  • Get tested regularly to identify any new cases;
  • Work with our local contact tracing team if you test positive and;
  • Self -isolate if needed - If you need help to stick to the rules of self-isolation, our local team will be there to support you.

“You can keep yourself, loved ones and other members of the public safe by wearing a face covering where necessary, making sure you sanitise their hands and maintaining social distancing.  And there is less risk of spreading or catching the virus outside, in the open air.

“By working together, we stand the greatest chance of being able to keep Covid at bay – together we can do this, it’s in our hands.” 

Cheshire East Council deputy leader, Councillor Craig Browne said “The latest easing of restrictions is great news for local businesses and recreation venues. They have been working extremely hard to prepare for their reopening, in line with the government’s Covid secure measures to keep residents as safe as possible.

“But residents also have a hugely important role to play. They can relieve some of the pressure facing local businesses, by being responsible and adhering to the measures the business has in place. These simple actions will reduce the risk of infection and possible enforcement action.”

Around one in three people who have Covid-19 do not have any symptoms so it’s important that residents get tested regularly to identify new cases. The council has a range of testing options for residents: via visiting a testing centre or to collect home-testing kits for asymptomatic tests, and several testing sites available for tests for those with symptoms. These can be found by visiting www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/covid-testing

Regular testing is still important for those people who have had their first, or even second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as despite having higher immunity against the virus, you can still catch it and carry it to others.

For more advice and information follow the council’s social media pages, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/cheshireeastcouncil and Twitter at: @CheshireEast

Barthomley Suspicous Circumstances

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Barthomley Suspicous Circumstances


Good morning,
There has been several reports of suspicious activity in Barthomley by the brook at Deans Lane.
We are asking our community to stay vigilant when in this area and to report any further suspicious activity to 101 or 999 always in emergency.
We have been working with local members of our community to gather information and intelligence and will be giving this area frequent passing attention.
Thank you for your time.
Kind regards,
PCSO Lizzie Jolley 22582
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Recruitment Cheshire Constabulary

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Recruitment Cheshire Constabulary


Good morning,
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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Rogue Traders In The Local Area

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Rogue Traders In The Local Area


Good afternoon,
I hope you are well.
I am sending this alert today to make you aware of a recent incident that has happened in the area of Hungerford Road, Crewe.
There was an incident where two males have arrived at an address and offered the services to an elderly male to jet wash his roof and drive way. The elderly male has agreed and when the work has been done he has been charged over £1000 and given no receipt. The work that has been provided is of extremely poor quality and has been deemed as a rogue trading scam.
The males had a plain white van and were not operating under any company name. We thought this information would be useful to make you aware that this sort of activity is happening in the local area so please be vigilant.
I would like to offer a few suggestions to try and prevent this sort of scam happening.
If you are ever in a situation where you have anybody turning up at your address offering services for a discounted rate please don't act on impulse, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you are interested in the work they are offering, gather other quotes from other contractors to compare the price.
If you feel intimidated by the person offering the work call the police to report this activity.
Don't be afraid to call a family member, friend, neighbour or the police if you are unsure about the services being offered.
This sort of scam can happen within a few hours. Please remain as vigilant as possible.
I hope you find this email useful.
Kind Regards
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Protect Your Pooch - A New Dog Theft Campaign Launched By Neighbourhood Watch

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


Dear Jan Wright
In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched our PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign.
The campaign will run on social media from 17th – 30th May but those who do not use social media can support the campaign by displaying this poster in their community, or attending our online Dog Theft webinar on the 27th May at 5pm.  The webinar will be led by Neighbourhood Watch Network with speakers from the Met Police and Crimestoppers, as well as special guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. To book your place, click here.
The PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign encourages people to keep their pets SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE, and to HELP MAKE PET THEFT A SPECIFIC CRIMINAL OFFENCE.  The Met Police and Crimestoppers are backing our SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE message.  More information on the campaign can be found on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch.
You can support the campaign by acting on our advice and sharing our messages in the following ways:

  1. Follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn and share our campaign posts
  2. Print this poster and display it in your community
  3. Share this campaign image on your local Whatsapp groups
  4. Help make pet theft a specific criminal offence by signing a petition or writing to your MP. Find out more on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch
  5. Attend our online Dog Theft webinar on 27th May, 5pm. Book your place here.

About guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex
Katy Bourne is in her third term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex. She was first elected in 2012, re-elected in 2016 and again in 2021.  The PCC’s role is to hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the Force; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.
Katy is responsible for setting the strategic direction and priorities for Sussex Police through the Police & Crime Plan. This includes setting the police budget and local police precept – the amount residents pay for policing in their council tax. She also has a statutory duty to deliver community safety initiatives including Restorative Justice and crime reduction grants, along with commissioning support services for victims of crime.
Her genuine passion and commitment to making a difference has won her praise from successive Home Secretaries and Prime Ministers and in June 2019 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

For anybody who wishes to have a PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign pack, please email Deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.
Keep safe,
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Council launches new recruitment campaign during Foster Care Fortnight


Cheshire East Council has today (Monday), launched a brand-new recruitment campaign to swell the ranks of foster carers to find loving homes for cared for children and young people.

With more than 520 children and young people in the care of the local authority, the council is once again reaching out to residents asking if they are able to become Cheshire East Council foster carers.

Foster Care Fortnight is organised by the charity The Fostering Network and is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the transformational power of fostering and to celebrate the wider fostering community.

Foster Care Fortnight 2021 will be taking place this year from 10-23 May and the theme for the fortnight will be #WhyWeCare. This theme was decided upon through consulting with foster carers and care experienced children and young people.

With the support of foster carers and the director of children’s social care, the council has produced a series of short videos promoting why we care and both the challenges and rewards of fostering, and help inspire and attract new foster carers into the service.

The videos will be available to view on the council’s dedicated website and also on social media.

Councillor Kathryn Flavell, retiring cabinet member and Cheshire East Council children and families committee chair, said: “The need to find loving homes for children is still very great and there is no better time to be asking for the support of new foster carers than during Foster Care Fortnight.

“Regardless of your marital status, sexuality, in employment or not, home owner or renting, we’re urging adults from all walks of life to consider making a difference by caring for children and young people from Cheshire East in their own homes and welcoming them to be part of your family.

“And whether you have experience of caring for children or young people or not, you can do this and we will support you every step of the way.

“So, if you have been thinking about fostering for a while or are just curious as to what the roles entail, please do speak with us and to explore if fostering is for you and your family. Our staff are waiting to hear from you and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have”.

If you would like to know more about becoming a foster carer in Cheshire East then please visit the dedicated website at www.togetherforfostering.co.uk or alternatively telephone 0300 123 3223.

Discover Tatton Park Mansion’s lost masterpiece


The Mansion re-opens its doors to visitors on Saturday 22nd May for the first time in eight months. And, other than the Royal Collection, it’s the only place in the country where you can see a rare Salviati portrait on display.

Back in February, a team of art experts for BBC’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces identified one of Tatton Park’s paintings as a unique work by distinguished renaissance artist, Francesco Salviati. Up until then, the portrait was considered simply as ‘A Physician’ by an unattributed artist. Thanks to the latest easing of lockdown guidelines, you can now book tickets to visit the Mansion and see this 500-year-old masterpiece for yourself.

“We can’t wait to welcome people back into the Mansion after eight months of closure!” says Vicky Rowbotham, Mansion and Collections Manager. “And we’re delighted to finally share our lost masterpiece with visitors. The fact that we now know the Mansion is the only museum in Britain where you can see a Salviati portrait on display makes re-opening doubly exciting.”

Your Mansion visit starts with an opportunity to get up close and personal to this special painting. Vicky explains “We’re displaying the Salviati portrait at eye level, so visitors can see the restoration work for themselves, and admire the intricate details revealed during the Britain’s Lost Masterpieces programme. We’re asking people to book in advance at tattonpark.org.uk and once they’re here, follow a safe one-way route around the impressive State Rooms and fascinating Servants Quarters.”

If you missed the episode tracking Tatton Park’s ‘whodunnit’ of the art world, you can watch it on BBC’s iPlayer, or learn more about the restoration story behind this important find at www.simongillespie.com/salviati

Here’s how you can book tickets and stay in touch with happenings at Tatton Park:

v www.tattonpark.org.uk – for opening times, tickets and updated events listing

v e-news – sign up on our website and receive email updates from Tatton Park

v Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – find us @TattonPark

v Candide Gardening App - download onto your phone to enhance your visit to our Gardens

Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Dear Resident,
Please be vigilant. Over recent days we have had a number of catalytic converter thefts locally.
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
PCSO Lorraine Meggs
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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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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.
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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