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Thursday, 12 May 2022

Commissioner seeking detainee welfare volunteers

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Are you interested in ensuring the welfare of people in custody and transparency within the police? Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, is currently looking for Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) to help scrutinise the way Cheshire Constabulary ensures the welfare of detainees.

All Police and Crime Commissioners are required to operate an ICV scheme, which provides an independent oversight of how people are treated when in police custody.

There are currently three custody suites operated by Cheshire Police in Blacon (Chester), Runcorn and Middlewich. ICVs make unannounced visits and speak with detainees, ensuring that they have received access to things they are entitled to including food and drink, solicitors and appropriate adults, and phone calls.

As well as speaking to people in custody, ICVs speak to staff at the custody suite and health care professionals in order to ensure the overall environment is suitable to ensure detainee welfare.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire said:

“It’s my role to ensure that the Constabulary is providing an effective and efficient police service for people in Cheshire, and I can’t do that without ICVs. They carry out a crucial role in ensuring the welfare of detainees and contribute hugely towards improving police transparency and processes.

“I can’t recommend this role highly enough and I am grateful for all the work that our volunteers do. If you are interested in a new challenge then apply to become an ICV as soon as you can. This is your chance to make a difference in policing.”

As a result of their observations on custody suite visits, ICVs are able to make recommendations which require the police to improve their detainee welfare processes and standards. They are in a unique position to influence the way Cheshire Constabulary operates and assist the Commissioner in holding the police to account.

Visits are always conducted in pairs on a rota basis, meaning ICVs will carry out visits with different people. They can be arranged at the convenience of the ICVs carrying out the visit and will typically take an hour to complete. Initial training is provided, as well as any follow-up training an ICV feels they may need.

Ian Berry, Independent Custody Visitor, said:

“When I retired, I wanted to remain mentally active and be involved in something different from the work I had done in my career I also recognised that interaction with people had been an important and enjoyable feature in my life and volunteering presented an opportunity for me to maintain this.

“This is a great opportunity to do something different, interesting and rewarding. If you work, it will give you a change from the day to day work. If you don’t work it will provide an activity to enhance your life, using your valuable skills and experience. I would encourage anyone to give it a try!”

To find out more about the role of an ICV and to apply, please visit www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/volunteering/independent-custody-visitor

If you would like an informal chat about becoming an ICV you can contact Karolina Kardas, Research and Volunteer Support Officer, at karolina.kardas@cheshire.police.uk

Cheshire East Council’s fostering service makes vital appeal



Cheshire East Council has launched an urgent appeal for more local people to consider fostering at the start of a national fortnight celebrating the work of foster carers across the borough today.

Organised by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, Foster Care Fortnight runs from 9 to 22 May and is the UK’s largest foster care awareness raising campaign.

The theme this year is ‘fostering communities’ and the campaign will shine a light on the many ways people across the fostering community work together and support each other. 

Throughout the fortnight, the council will be running a series of events, sharing content on social media channels and generating as much interest as possible about the transformative power of foster care. The aim is to increase the number of foster carers who provide loving homes for cared for children and young people.

With more than 500 children and young people in the care of the local authority, the council is once again reaching out to residents to ask if they can become Cheshire East Council foster carers.

Councillor Kathryn Flavell, lead member for children and families at Cheshire East Council, said: “Whether you’re a foster carer, a social worker, young person or supporter of foster care, you are part of a community making a real difference to the lives of young people, and we want to celebrate the impact everyone makes.

“Our foster carers are amazing! Each one an everyday hero, but all are ordinary people from all walks of life, doing extraordinary things day in and day out, for the children they care for. 

“Whatever your age, gender or personal circumstances, you can do this if you have room in your home to look after a child, can make them feel comfortable in their surroundings and give them a sense of their true potential for as long as they are in your care.

“It’s not just babies and young children who need foster homes – many older children and teenagers, brothers and sisters and children with additional needs looked after by the council, need loving, caring and safe homes too.”

To celebrate Foster Care Fortnight and in honour of foster carers, Cheshire East Council’s fostering service has committed to planting a tree for every foster carer household. Further trees will be planted for every new household approved over the next five years, as the council grows its foster carer family to secure a future for those vulnerable children and young people who need a safe home.

This initiative will also help support the council’s green agenda and help towards meeting its carbon neutral targets. Tree-planting will start towards the end of the year when ground and weather conditions are more favourable.

If you would like to know more about becoming a foster carer for Cheshire East Council, then please visit the dedicated website www.togetherforfostering.com or alternatively telephone 0300 123 3223.

Burglary Alert

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Dear Resident

BURGLARY ALERT  Between 20/04 and 04/05 two burglaries have occurred at properties on Frank Bott Avenue in Crewe. Between 20/04-27/04 a shed was broken into and items taken from inside. The second property was entered via an insecure window between 03/05 - 04/05 and items were stolen from inside.

I would like to take this opportunity to point out that Crewe Local Policing Unit, which covers both the town centre and the large rural area surrounding it, experiences low number of domestic house burglaries.

In an effort to ensure it is an isolated incident we would ask you to review your home security and take sensible precautions like checking all premises and outbuildings are secure, house alarms set and vehicle keys stored away etc.

For more information on how to keep your property safe please follow the link below

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If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact us on 101.

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Thank you for your time

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Council launches community equipment amnesty


Cheshire East Council is calling on residents across the borough to return loaned equipment like walking frames, crutches, beds, mattresses and hoists when no longer needed.

The equipment is provided usually following a fall, hospital discharge or other situation, and could be reused by another person in the community in need of support.

Reuse of equipment is more environmentally friendly and helps resources to be invested in other health and social care services.

Councillor Jill Rhodes, Cheshire East Council adults and health committee chair, said: "Some of this equipment may only be used when a person is recovering from illness or injury and can end up stored around the home, surplus to requirements.

“Putting back into circulation items that are no longer needed, means we can continue to provide the vital equipment that people need in the timescales required.”

Anyone with equipment which is no longer needed is invited to call 01606 655560 or email: CES@rosscare.co.uk to arrange collection.

Collections can also be requested using this link https://rosscare.co.uk/pages/cheshire-integrated-community-equipment-service.

The equipment will then be picked up by a Ross Care engineer within five working days, free of charge. Alternatively, it can be dropped off by prior arrangement at:

Unit 7 Artis Park

Winsford Industrial Estate

Winsford

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Thursday, 21 April 2022

Council urges spring booster jab take up


Cheshire East Council is urging older and more vulnerable residents to take up the offer of a further Covid-19 booster vaccine.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), as part of its latest review of the UK vaccination programme, has recommended an additional spring booster dose for our most vulnerable individuals.

People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those individuals aged 12 and over with weakened immune systems, will be offered a spring booster of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine.

These groups of people are at higher risk of developing severe Covid-19. Protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly in these people. If the number of infections increases over the summer, this booster should help to reduce their risk of developing serious illness and being admitted to hospital with Covid-19.

Professor Rod Thomson, public health consultant at Cheshire East Council, said: “The pandemic isn’t over and with Covid-19 case numbers still high across all age groups, it is really important that those eligible for this booster come forward as soon as they are invited.

“We know the vaccine is safe, effective and provides the best protection against serious illness from Covid-19.”

Those eligible for the spring booster will be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. Once invited, they will be able to book their appointment online via NHS or by calling 119. Anyone in these groups will only be able to book an appointment for six months from the date of their last vaccination.

For details of local walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics, offering first, second and booster jabs, please visit the NHS website at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/. Residents can also book an appointment via the NHS website or by calling 119.

A vaccine programme has also started for healthy 5 to 11-year-old children. Parents will receive information offering them the chance to make an appointment for their child to be vaccinated. These appointments will be available from April over the Easter holidays and further slots will become available later.

For all the latest information on Covid-19 testing, vaccinations, support, and guidance, please go to the council’s web pages at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/covid19

Funding available for domestic abuse and sexual violence support groups

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Funding available for domestic abuse and sexual violence support groups


Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, is calling for expressions of interest in funding from groups and organisations who support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The Ministry of Justice has extended funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in communities, meaning Police and Crime Commissioners are able to commission local organisations to deliver services for victims.

In order to distribute the funding effectively, Commissioners are required to advertise this opportunity widely and complete a needs assessment so they have the most up to date picture of local needs.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire said:

“I’m really pleased that we’ll have this funding available to us. Protecting vulnerable and at-risk people and delivering justice for victims are priorities in my Police and Crime Plan.

“With input from local organisations with specialist knowledge we’ll be able to more effectively target support towards vulnerable victims, helping them on the road to recovery and breaking the cycle of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

“If you are an organisation in Cheshire who fits the bill here, even if you haven’t worked with the Commissioner’s Office before, I want to hear from you. Please do get in touch with my team as soon as you can.”

Interested organisations do not need to be a registered charity, a charitable incorporated organisation, or a social enterprise to be eligible for the funding. However, they must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of supporting victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, including male victims, disabled people, and people from the LGBT+ and BAME communities.

Organisations bidding for funds will have to show evidence of the need for additional funds and go through a due diligence process. Successful applicants will have to feed back on how the funding has enhanced their work with victims to the Commissioner’s office and the Ministry of Justice.

Needs assessment forms must be completed by 5pm on Friday 22 April and are available upon an expression of interest to the Commissioner’s commissioning team:

Andy Southcott – andrew.southcott@cheshire.police.uk

Sarah Tilling – sarah.tilling@cheshire.police.uk

Bike Marking Date

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Bike Marking Date


Good Morning Residents

Apologies  *** Date 30/4/22

Due to the increase in bike thefts in the Crewe Central area, can we make you aware of a future free bike marking event in various locations in Crewe.

Queens Park outside cafe - 11am - 12pm

Tesco Vernon Way - 1pm - 2pm

Leighton Brook Park - 3pm - 4pm

Look forward to seeing you.

Pcso Penny Probin - Crewe Central

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Council warns the pandemic isn’t over as cases rise again


Cheshire East Council is warning residents the pandemic isn’t over following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases recently.

Latest figures released on the official UK government website (21 March) show the rate of positive cases in Cheshire East has risen to 843 per 100,000 population. The rate per

100,000 population in the North West is 642 and 780 in England.

The current estimate for the ‘R number’ in the North West is 1.1 – 1.4 (19 March 2022). This means that, on average, 10 infected people will transmit the infection to 11 to 14 other people.

81.3 per cent of all positive Covid-19 cases are of the new BA.2 Omicron variant, which is shown to be far more transmissible.

Dr Matt Tyrer, director of public health at Cheshire East Council, said: “The rise in positive Covid-19 cases recently not only in Cheshire East but in neighbouring areas, is worrying, although not wholly surprising since restrictions have ended in England.

“Looking at the recent surge in cases across the borough in all age groups, it is clear the pandemic is far from over.

“Sadly, we are also seeing an increase in hospitalisations for people with Covid-19, which is creating additional pressures, especially in our local hospitals.

“Residents should continue to follow the latest Covid-19 safety advice including self-isolating if you develop covid symptoms or test positive, washing your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, and unless exempt, wearing a face mask in busy, crowded indoor places, especially in healthcare settings.”

Councillor Sam Corcoran, leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “Positive Covid-19 cases were falling right up until the beginning of this month.

“Over the period 15 to 21 March we have seen a 46.7 per cent rise in cases – that’s an increase of 1,145 residents testing positive in Cheshire East over the past seven days.

“I am also concerned about government funding not being renewed for the Covid Zoe project run by King’s College London, as well as a reduction of £440m for test & trace programmes and public health teams which have been working so effectively on infection control. These cuts do not appear to have come at a good time.

“We look after each other by staying safe and it really is in our hands to do all we can to reduce this latest rise of Covid-19 cases.”

Residents can continue to take the following five steps to help reduce the rate of infection and for those around them:

  • Get vaccinated to reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill and to protect others;
  • Wear a face covering in crowded and indoor places – unless exempt;
  • Let in fresh air when you meet others indoors, especially if they’re at high risk from Covid-19;
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitiser; and
  • Stay at home and get tested if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

For all the latest information on Covid-19 testing, vaccinations, support, and guidance, please go to the council’s webpages at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/covid19

Dog Safety In Your Vehicle

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Dog Safety In Your Vehicle


The safest way a dog to ride in the car is secured in a crate or with a dog seat belt and harness Combination.

No matter the method you use, your dog shouldn't sit in the front seat under any circumstances.

Securing them in the cargo area or back seat behind a front seat is safer.

Weather its a trip to the vets or a visit to the beach, most owners will take their dog in the car at some stage.

It's almost goes without saying, however  that cars can be dangerous for dogs if care and common sense are not applied.

Remember also that the Highway Code states motorists need to ensure dogs are " suitably restrained " while travelling in the car.

Residents asked to have their say on new Dementia Strategy


Cheshire East Council has (today) opened a public consultation to help shape a new Cheshire East Dementia Strategy.

This strategy was developed by the council in partnership with the people who use services, their family and carers, local providers, and NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Cheshire CCG).

Utilising the NHS England Well Pathway for Dementia, the strategy consultation aims to ensure the voices of people with dementia, and their carers, shape how resources are used most effectively to enable good quality of life for people with dementia, and to ensure dementia services are accessible to everyone who needs them.

Councillor Jill Rhodes, Cheshire East Council’s committee chair for adults and health, said: “Dementia is such a debilitating disease that has a profound effect on the people living with the disease and their families.

“People have told us that they want more personalised and integrated care and support for those affected by dementia.

“We want to hear from as many of our residents as possible, including those with dementia and their carers or relatives, about what services work well, but also if there are gaps in the range of support which could be improved, so the wellbeing and quality of life for every person with dementia is the best it can be.”

Other stakeholders involved in developing the strategy included: dementia friendly community members, individuals living with dementia and their carers, Body Positive, care community members, local health and social care providers, and voluntary organisations.

The council wishes to thank everyone involved for taking the time to support this important work.

Residents can take part in the dementia strategy consultation or find out more about it on the council consultations web page:

https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/Dementiaconsultation/

There is also an easy read version of the consultation available: https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/EasyReadDementiaPlan/

The dementia strategy consultation closes on: 15 June 2022.

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

SCAM WARNING: COVID text messages

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SCAM WARNING: COVID text messages


Watch out for fake text messages pretending to be from the NHS. Since Jan 1st, 412 victims have reported losses totalling more than £531,000. Please use the following links if you would like to see an example of the fake NHS messages reported to Action Fraud:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/actionfrauduk/status/1498945958427594752?s=20&t=RL99N7i-yXmXcqU2xUbiiw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/actionfraud/photos/a.411244602226592/7380075412010108/

What you need to look out for:

  • Be aware of requests for personal information in messages claiming to be from the NHS. 
  • Be alert to links or attachments in unexpected messages claiming to be from the NHS.
  • Do not respond to requests for money, bank details or passwords. The NHS will NEVER ask for payment or any financial details.

    How to report scam messages:

  • If you are suspicious about an email, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk
  • If you are suspicious about a text message, forward it to the number 7726 (it’s free of charge).

    For information on NHS coronavirus testing, visit: www.nhs.uk

  • Cheshire East smokers urged to quit on No Smoking Day


    Smokers across Cheshire East are being urged to quit the habit on No Smoking Day (Wednesday 9 March), in a nationwide initiative to encourage smokers to give up for good.

    The pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a rise in stress and concern about health. And whilst in the past year the chances of smokers successfully quitting have been high, smokers who are experiencing stress and mental distress are likely to be smoking even more.

    Currently, over 40,000 adults still smoke in Cheshire East and the council is tackling this issue by providing help through One You Cheshire East, which provides expert support and advice about quitting the deadly habit.

    Dr Matt Tyrer, director of public health at Cheshire East Council, said: “Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your physical health but also is proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing.

    “Quitting can improve your mood, and help relieve stress, anxiety and depression. It can save you a lot of money as well.

    “Giving up smoking completely may take several attempts, and that’s normal, but every time people quit smoking, they’re a step closer to success.”

    Helen, a former smoker from Alderley Edge, said: “The benefit of joining the One You programme was the support I received. I simply couldn't have got through it without support and information I got along with the expert knowledge from Karolina my One You health coach.

    “I would absolutely recommend this programme to others. The amount of people I've talked to about it is unreal. I couldn’t have done it on my own and there's no two ways about it. The support I received has been phenomenal and I would recommend it to the world.”

    In order to speak to someone at One You Cheshire East about quitting smoking, freephone 0808 1643 202, or visit the One You website at: www.oneyoucheshireeast.org

    Alternatively, NHS telephone and online support is available and can also be accessed through an NHS app. Visit the NHS website for more information at: www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/

    Cheshire East Council hosts panel Q&A session with inspirational females for International Women’s Day


    International Women’s Day takes place today - a global celebration of the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women.

    This year’s theme is ‘break the bias’, promoting the importance of gender equality to help create a world that is diverse, inclusive, and free of bias.

    To mark this event, Cheshire East Council has held a recorded Q&A panel session with influential females in the borough, hosted by Chief Officer of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils, Jackie Weaver.

    Panel members from the Council include Dr Lorraine O’Donnell, chief executive of Cheshire East Council, who recounts her story of joining the council during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Kay Mcintyre MBE, Cheshire East Council’s area manager for the borough’s Youth Support Service, and Jasmine Ward, a member of Youth Parliament for Cheshire East who has helped to lead a mental health conference for young people and run a campaign against sexual harassment.

    Partners on the panel were Katy O’Reegan, a former BBC radio presenter and youth worker who is now an entrepreneur running a community magazine delivered free to 32,000 homes, Guyanese Cheshire East Councillor and former Midwife Alift Harewood, Saskia Lightburn-Richie - chief executive of My CWA who works with families who are affected by domestic abuse, and Sally Probert-Hill, chief executive of Body Positive, a sexual health and LGBT+ charity for Cheshire.

    During the session panel members were asked a series of questions around their professional experiences and personal achievements, while sharing their views on key topics such as imposter syndrome, the importance of male allies, creating workplace cultures to attract and retain female leaders, and the importance of celebrating International Women’s Day.

    Dr Lorraine O’Donnell, chief executive of Cheshire East Council, said: “Strong, inspirational women are all around us in Cheshire East, represented in all career paths, communities and of all ages.”

    “Today is not only a day to reflect on the progress that has been made in our fight for equality, but how far we have yet to go to tackle discrimination and stereotyping.

    “At the council we have strong females represented in a variety of roles across all our services, all of whom are committed to achieving the best outcomes for the people of Cheshire East, and this is something I am immensely proud to be part of.”

    Councillor Marilyn Houston, Cheshire East Council equality, diversity and inclusion member champion, said: “With another International Women’s Day upon us once again, I find myself in awe of the achievements of so many strong female leaders, not only within the council across different services, but across the borough and the world.

    “This panel session is just a snapshot of some of the key female representatives we have in Cheshire East, and offers some amazing insights from strong females from different backgrounds, cultures and ages.

    “We hope that by taking the time to celebrate this hugely important date in the calendar, more women will rejoice, come together and speak out to help break the bias and work with us as we look to creating a more gender-equal world.”

    The Q&A session can be viewed via this link on the Cheshire East Council YouTube channel.

    A transcript of this event can also be found here (MS Word, 59KB).

    Residents are also encouraged to join in with the national International Women’s Day campaign by following the hashtag #InternationalWomensDay22 on Twitter, sharing their stories across social media, and taking a photograph of themselves posing in the ‘crossed arms’ campaign pose, showing solidarity for the rights of women.

    Cheshire East Council plans for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022


    Cheshire East Council has announced plans for the extended Platinum Jubilee bank holiday celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 70-year reign.

    Her Majesty The Queen is the first British monarch in history to celebrate a platinum jubilee, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 after the death of her father King George VI, when just 25 years old.

    To help with the celebrations across the borough, Cheshire East Council is providing a community fund to allow residents to apply for up to £120 for street parties or similar community events.

    More information and how to apply for the Queen’s Jubilee community fund can be found on the council’s website at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/queensjubilee along with guidance on managing events safely.

    Councillor Mick Warren, Cheshire East Council’s committee chair for communities, said: “This Platinum Jubilee is an amazing milestone and one which marks 70 years of unparalleled public service by Her Majesty The Queen.

    “Whether you are attending a local street party, planting a tree for the Jubilee as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy or involved with the Platinum Jubilee Beacons, it really is a once in a lifetime celebration and opportunity for all of our residents and communities to come together to mark this historic occasion.”

    Confirmed events taking place across the borough so far include:

    • Congleton Park Jubilee Celebration, Thursday 2 June 2022  

    Celebrating 150 years in the park and the 750th charter year, there will be a Jubilee Picnic with concert band.

    • Queens Park (Crewe) Jubilee Event, Friday 3 June 2022

    The Friends of Queens Park will be presenting a free event for the local community to celebrate the Jubilee.

    Organised by Lady Redmond MBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, the council have been invited to play a role in a service of commemoration being held at Chester Cathedral on Thursday 2 June. Details will be announced shortly.

    Applications for a Queen’s Jubilee street party road closure are free of charge and must be received by Friday 8 April 2022. Residents can apply via the Cheshire East Council website at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/events-whats-on-guide/event_organisers/road_closures.aspx

    Residents are encouraged to stay updated with the latest news by signing up to the council’s Platinum Jubilee newsletter which can be accessed via the email newsletter sign up form, by selecting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee topic. This newsletter will provide all the latest local and national events taking place, alongside volunteering opportunities and other celebratory activities being held.

    Thursday, 24 February 2022

    Burglary Alert

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    Burglary Alert


    Dear Resident
    Dear Residents
    This letter is to inform you that unfortunately there has been an house burglary which occurred at a premises within your local area. This incident was reported on 20.02.022 at 15:27 IML12106261
    I would like to take this opportunity to point out that the Crewe Local Policing Unit, which covers both the town centre and the large rural area surrounding it, experiences a very low number of domestic house burglaries.
    In an effort to ensure it is an isolated incident we would ask you to review your home security and take sensible precautions like checking all premises and outbuildings are secure, house alarms set and vehicle keys stored away etc.
    Follow this link for more information
    Crime prevention advice | Cheshire Constabulary
    If you have seen any suspicious persons, vehicles or have any other information, please contact us on 101.  Or call in to Crewe Police Station between 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.
    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.
    Please be vigilant, you suspect any suspicious behaviour report via 101 or Crime Stoppers on  0800 555 111
    Resident's Voice - completes yours yet? click the link below to and take the survey. We want to know what causes you concern and what you think we need to focus on in your community
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    Selecta DNA marking kits will distrubted within this area over the next few day in a bid to discourage this sorts of crime.
    If you are a neighbourhood watch remember who would like to help please contact me
    Lorraine.Meggs@cheshire.police.uk

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    Dear Residents
    This letter is to inform you that unfortunately there has been an house burglary which occurred at a premises within your local area. This incident occurred at approximately 00:00  on 19/02/22 Adelaide Street, Crewe. IML 1205567
    I would like to take this opportunity to point out that the Crewe Local Policing Unit, which covers both the town centre and the large rural area surrounding it, experiences a very low number of domestic house burglaries.
    In an effort to ensure it is an isolated incident we would ask you to review your home security and take sensible precautions like checking all premises and outbuildings are secure, house alarms set and vehicle keys stored away etc.
    Follow this link for more information
    Crime prevention advice | Cheshire Constabulary
    If you have seen any suspicious persons, vehicles or have any other information, please contact us on 101.  Or call in to Crewe Police Station between 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.
    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.
    Please be vigilant, you suspect any suspicious behaviour report via 101 or Crime Stoppers on  0800 555 111
    Resident's Voice - completes yours yet? click the link below to and take the survey. We want to know what causes you concern and what you think we need to focus on in your community
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    Thank you

    Residents Voice - Residents If You Havent Already Please Complete Our Short Survey

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    Residents Voice - Residents If You Havent Already Please Complete Our Short Survey


    Good morning,
    FIND YOUR LOCAL POLICING TEAM FACEBOOK PAGE & COMPLETE OUR RESIDENTS VOICE SURVEY.
    To do the both above, you will need to follow a couple of steps :-
    1. https://orlo.uk/r4GfO - On the search bar using this link, type in your postcode and it will tell who your local policing team are.
    2. www.cheshire.police.uk/residentsvoicecrewe - Once you know which area your address falls under, you can complete our survey. This takes 2 minutes and will guide where our work and patrols take place in your area. (If this link does not work, type Residents Voice Survey Crewe into Google and this will bring up our survey.)
    Our local Facebook pages are below :- (Your local Facebook page will be the same as your area name, for example type in ' Haslington Police Facebook ' for Haslington & The 11 Rural Villages in Crewe East. ) Just add the word Police onto your area name on the Facebook search bar and give us a like and follow.
    - HASLINGTON POLICE FACEBOOK (COVERING HASLINGTON, WESTON, OAKHANGER, RADWAY GREEN, CREWE GREEN, STOWFORD, BARTHOMLEY, ENGLESEA BROOK, BASFORD, WINTERLEY & WHEELOCK HEATH)
    -CREWE EAST POLICE FACEBOOK
    -CREWE WEST POLICE FACEBOOK
    -LEIGHTON POLICE FACEBOOK
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    Thank you and for any assistance, please email lizzie.jolley@cheshire.pnn.police.uk and I will be happy to help.
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    Wednesday, 16 February 2022

    Burglary Alert

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    Burglary Alert


    Dear Residents
    This letter is to inform you that unfortunately there has been an attempted house burglary which occurred at a premises near to Rose Terrace area. This incident occurred approximately 04:00am Incident number IML-1197457.
    I would like to take this opportunity to point out that the Crewe Local Policing Unit, which covers both the town centre and the large rural area surrounding it, experiences a very low number of domestic house burglaries.
    In an effort to ensure it is an isolated incident we would ask you to review your home security and take sensible precautions like checking all premises and outbuildings are secure, house alarms set and vehicle keys stored away etc.
    If you have seen any suspicious persons, vehicles or have any other information, please contact us on 101. Or call in to Crewe Police Station between 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.
    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.
    Please be vigilant, you suspect any suspicious behaviour report via 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111
    Thank you
    Crewe Central Police Pcso Penny Probin.
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    Can You Help Tackle Violent Crime In Our County

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    Can You Help Tackle Violent Crime In Our County


    Are you an organisation that helps to prevent violent crime and behaviour? Are you a referral service that works with people involved or at risk of involvement in violent crime? Does your organisation work with young people through offering social activities or apprenticeships? If so, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, wants to hear from you.
    The Youth Endowment Fund supports projects that prevent children and young people from becoming involved in violence, and awards grants to various agencies. As part of his plans to submit a bid to the fund, John Dwyer has launched a call for expressions of interest from organisations who work with young people and could play a role in tackling violent crime and behaviour.
    You can express your interest here: https://forms.gle/SsGoPMcBH1RDUCyDA
    John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire said: “Areas like Cheshire are often overlooked for this type of funding in favour of the big cities, but that doesn’t mean we don’t face similar issues. We have young people and communities in our county that would benefit massively from this investment, should the bid be successful.
    “I want to hear from community organisations and service providers who could join me in developing solutions and a delivering a series of projects to prevent young people from falling into a life of crime, and tackle violent crime in our county. This bid is at an early  planning stage, and I want to harness every bit of experience I can to give us the best chance of success.”
    The Commissioner would like to hear from a wide range of providers across the sectors who are currently delivering services, or have a desire to expand their services, to young people in Cheshire which aim to reduce serious and/or violent crime. 
    The theme for the funding that the Commissioner intends to bid for is Focused Deterrence. This is an approach to reducing violence that identifies individuals involved in violent crime and offers them direct positive support, as well as clear communication of the consequences of their behaviour. It also focuses on wider community engagement and discussion between victims and offenders. 
    You can find out more about the Youth Endowment Fund at: www.youthendowmentfund.org.uk
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    We Want Your View on Helpdesk Proposal

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    We Want Your View on Helpdesk Proposal


    Cheshire Constabulary is asking for the public’s feedback on plans to have helpdesks at five police stations across the county.
    Currently there are 16 helpdesks which have varying opening hours over five to seven days a week, but many are seldom used.
    With more and more people now choosing to contact the police in different ways, the Constabulary is working to ensure the service it provides meets the changing needs of the public.
    Under the new proposals a helpdesk service would be provided at police stations in Blacon, Crewe, Warrington, Widnes and Macclesfield.
    These helpdesks would be open to the public between 8am and 5pm from Monday to Saturday. In addition, a virtual video link to a helpdesk officer will be available within the same opening hours at Northwich Police Station.
    Assistant Chief Constable Bill Dutton said: “Firstly I would like to reassure the public that these proposals will not reduce the level of service or the current police presence in Cheshire. Our operational teams and where we deploy our police officers and police community support officers from are unaffected.
    “Since helpdesks were introduced in 2004 the landscape has changed significantly. A large proportion of the population have mobile phones and access to online services meaning the need for face-to-face contact is reducing.
    “We have noticed that more people than ever are now choosing to report crime and interact with police online or via a mobile device, and as a police service we have to adapt to these changes in our society.
    “It is important to reiterate that we are not proposing to close any police stations, and although some helpdesks would close under these proposals, these will be substituted by regular Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) surgeries.
    “The savings we make will be reinvested into our force contact centre, helping improve our response times in answering 999 and 101 calls, which is a key priority for the Constabulary.
    “This investment will also support our work in dealing with online enquiries, which we are seeing more and more of with the advancement of technology.
    “However, it is really important we hear from our communities about these proposed changes and I want to encourage people to feedback to us during the consultation process.”
    John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, added: “In my Police and Crime Plan I talk about delivering a modern police service, and that includes changing the way the Constabulary works so that it reflects the ways that the public are contacting the police.
    “I want people to have confidence in our police service so it’s vital that everyone has their say on these proposals. More people are interacting with the police online but I want to make it clear that the Constabulary’s visible presence will increase.
    “The Chief Constable and I are steadfast in our commitment to increasing the police presence across Cheshire by taking our officer numbers to their highest ever level on our current boundaries – a total of 2,347.
    “We are investing in our force control centre, bringing 101 waiting times down and getting officers out quicker to both 999 and 101 calls. The budget I have approved for 2022/23 includes a further £1.3 million investment on top of this, putting more frontline staff where they are best placed in order to take your call in your moment of need.
    “People consistently feed back to me that the police need to invest more in the ways that people want to contact us and prioritise resources efficiently. That is what these proposals aim to do.”
    To have your say on the proposals please visit https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=164432458930
    The consultation is open from 14 February until 27 March 2022.
    Anyone wanting to report a crime, incident or looking to seek advice from the police can do so by visiting www.cheshire.police.uk or by calling 101.
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    Weather Warning

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    Weather warning!
    Storms Dudley and Eunice
    Storm Dudley is with us now and will remain over the next few hours with some strong winds. On Friday we've been issued with an amber warning as Storm Eunice brings strong gusts of wind and snow on the hills.
    If you encounter debris on the road, please ring your local council's highways department.
    If you lose power, please ring 105 to let your network operator (not supplier) know - useful information here https://www.powercut105.com/
    Please only call 999 for us, or Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service or North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust if there's a risk of harm or worse - we need our lines clear to handle emergencies.
    Please be mindful that these strong winds are likely to blow debris onto the roads and bring trees down. Take extra precaution whilst out on the roads.

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    Wednesday, 2 February 2022

    Disgusting grave yards

    I am a Google local guide with 54+million views of my photos on Google maps. We are on a 4 year project to take photos of every grave in the UK. As part of that I took photos of Congleton Parish, St. Peter's Church. Take a look

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Congleton+Parish,+St.+Peter's+Church/@53.161766,-2.2114961,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipPzk1wbnz-VyYvBO1OhWhKTsY1kVCzzVqJe4HFA!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPzk1wbnz-VyYvBO1OhWhKTsY1kVCzzVqJe4HFA%3Dw447-h298-k-no!7i6960!8i4640!4m14!1m6!3m5!1s0x487a451f45b4b885:0x82572cf31131f77d!2sCongleton+Cemetery!8m2!3d53.1581043!4d-2.2105788!3m6!1s0x0:0xe5f80ffedacac99c!8m2!3d53.161766!4d-2.2114961!14m1!1BCgIgARICGAI?hl=en-GB

    I am 74 years old and I was disgusted at the state of this grave yard. Many people are still putting flowers on these graves and its like mountain climbing an at my age a safety issue. A lot of people putting flower son graves are elderly and shouldn’t have to go through a jungle to put flowers on loved ones grave.

    I contacted both the church and cllrrob.moreton@congleton-tc.gov.uk who couldn’t be arsed to even reply.

    I am hoping the local community will be as disgusted as I am and kick up a fuss and get this made safe and respectful to local dead people. I was surprised how common this is Kidsgrove, Golden hill, Wybunbury +extention, Nantwich barroney and many more are horrendous check my photo on Google maps

    Thursday, 27 January 2022

    Scam Alert Awareness

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    NewYear,NewYou…
    …and new habits to keep us safe from scams.
    This is the time of year when many people reflect on the last
    twelve months and think about the bad habits they’d like to
    change. This may be to do with health, diet or exercise. It’s
    also a time when we think about new activities we may like
    to try.
    It’s no different for keeping ourselves safe from fraud and
    doorstep crime. We can all fall into bad habits, which make
    us more vulnerable to being scammed. Read on to see how
    bad habits can be turned around (even the one you never
    thought you had!).
    Now may also be a good time to think about new habits and
    activities you may like to start, to be more resilient against
    scams. That may be a computer class, or time with a family
    member or friend to get to know your computer, tablet or
    smartphone better. It could be sorting out your home and
    garden so you are less vulnerable to doorstep rogue traders.
    Remember, if you live in the northern part of Cheshire East,
    the Scams Awareness and Aftercare Project could offer a
    scams awareness talk to a group of older people or
    individuals.They can also support you if you have been a
    victim of a scam. They can be contacted on 01625 612958 or
    enquiries@ageukce.org.
    New habit – have strong, separate passwords
    Some of the most popular passwords in the world! Are MY PASSWORD and 123456.
    Choose strong, different passwords for your accounts. Get Safe Online recommend choosing 3 random words e.g. BoxCupRadio.
    Adding letters and keyboard characters makes it stronger again.
    Avoid using children’s or pets’ names, football clubs, birthdays or parts of addresses.
    New habit – practice stranger danger
    As children, we’re told not to speak to strangers. It’s no different as we get older. It’s okay to be cautious when a stranger contacts you out of the blue. This may be on the phone, by email, chatting online or a doorstep caller.
    In Cheshire East, they have recently had people contacted by criminals pretending to be from banks, so it pays to be alert.
    New habit - only share what you need to
    Don’t assume that because someone knows something about you (e.g. your name, address and who you bank with), that it’s okay to give them more information. They may be guessing or have got it from public records.
    If you’re chatting online, through bingo, social media or dating sites, don’t share too much about yourself with people you haven’t met.
    New habit – breathe and wait a second
    The Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign talks about taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information.
    This pause is useful to calm yourself and think rationally, giving you time to remember to make certain checks.
    Genuine organisations will not mind anyone “taking 5”.
    New habit - don’t believe everything you see or hear
    Never take a celebrity endorsement on face value -be it on radio, TV, online or
    in a magazine.
    Always do your research for making investments. Check any investment company with the Financial Conducts Authority.
    When spending your money, go by the quality of the product, not by someone who liked it.
    New habit - report, report, report
    Reporting scam emails over the past two years has help to remove more than 70,000 scams across 130,000 websites.
    Here’s how to report scams:
    Phone calls: report to Action Fraud on
    0300 123 2040
    Emails: forward emails to
    report@phishing.gov.uk
    Texts: forward texts to 7726
    Doorstep: Call the Police on 101 or
    contact Citizen Advice on 0808 223 1133

    Cheshire East Council marks Holocaust Memorial Day with recorded service


    Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on Thursday 27 January – marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, and genocides worldwide.

    To mark this occasion Cheshire East Council is sharing a pre-recorded service, led by Cheshire East mayor Cllr Sarah Pochin, who will be lighting a candle on behalf of the Cheshire East community.

    The service also features comments from Cllr Sam Corcoran, leader of the Council, and a personal testimony from deputy leader, Cllr Craig Browne, about his work with the Roma community in Romania. The ceremony concludes with a prayer from Fr Michael Morton of St Winefride’s Church in Sandbach.

    Since 2001 Holocaust Memorial Day has been held on the same day each year, taking the time to remember the six million Jews, two million Gypsies, 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others murdered under Nazi persecution in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

    This is the 10th consecutive year the Council has held an annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration service, and with the continuing disruption from the coronavirus pandemic, will be in the form of a recorded service instead of a live event for residents.

    Cllr Corcoran said: “Many years may have passed since the horrendous atrocities committed during the Holocaust, but the impact and devastation caused is still felt across our communities.

    “For a decade we have commemorated this pivotal event at the council, and this year we’re taking the time to reflect on this poignant day through a pre-recorded ceremony, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    “It’s crucial for us to come together during this day to not only unite and reflect on the unspeakable acts committed during this period, but to reinforce how vital it is that we speak up at the first sign of abuse, discrimination, racism and segregation, and embed a safe and open culture for our residents.”

    Cllr Browne said: “The 27 January is an important date in the calendar to come together and remember the unspeakable acts committed during the Holocaust by mankind.

    “I would like to invite and encourage residents to join us in the online service of remembrance and reflection, as we pledge to do all in our power to create a safer, better future for all.”

    The service can be watched via this video link. A transcription of this release can also be found here (MS Word, 35KB).

    An online ceremony is also being held for Holocaust Memorial Day, on Thursday 27 January from 7-8pm. Anyone wishing to attend will need to register for the event via the memorial website.

    Following the online ceremony households are encouraged to join in with the national reflection, by lighting a candle at 8pm and displaying it their window, to remember those who were murdered, and to unite and stand against prejudice and hatred today.

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    Thursday, 20 January 2022

    Freedom of information revelation

    Freedom of information revelation Covid deaths from covid you wont believe how low it is 

     

    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
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    Phone: 101 | Email: sophie.jebb@cheshire.police.uk