June 2019 Newsletter

June Newsletter

News Letter

June 2019

Daresbury local Policing Unit (Moore, Sandymoor, Preston Brook, Daresbury, Windmill Hill)

Anti-Social Behavior

There has not been any real Issues with ASB this month we have had a couple of incidents with youths playing on Sandymoor Playing fields again but no Damage caused.

Off Road Bikes

As you know or have seen we do still have the ongoing issues with off road bikes some SECTION 59’S have been issued and a number of BIKE SEIZURES. This will be an ongoing problem especially with all the nice weather we have already had we will keep on working hard with this issue we have located some good places to keep targeting.
Op Scrambler, which is aimed at tackling off road bikes, is still ongoing.
 
Drugs

We have had more reports of possible people using or dealing drugs in Moore over the past few weeks, we are monitoring the area and targeting the vehicles we have had information about.

Roads Policing

Officers have been out with the TruCam (Speed Camera) in different areas this month with a number of drivers not adhering to the speed limits.
We are arranging for local primary schools to engage with the Speed Camera as part of their Road Safety education so watch out for the children at the schools next month.
Surgeries
We will be holding surgeries at Sandymoor school & Windmill Hill Childrens Centre, I will post the surgery at the start of every week for the coming Surgery that week.
If you have any issues or just want a chat then come along and see me.

Parking Issues

There has been a lot of Parking issues this month in various locations across the area, I have been dealing with these as I have come across them and I have been working with Morris homes to put temporary measures in place before double yellow lines are introduced.
Please remember that Double yellow lines means no waiting on either sides of them so don’t park on the pavement next to them.
The same applies to a solid white line if you park and make a vehicle cross the solid with line it is an endorsable offence which can leave you with 3 points and a fine if you receive a ticket.

PPX

Don’t forget PPX is on Friday 2nd August at Phoenix Park in Runcorn it is going to be a great day to come along to and engage with local people and companies in the area, we will have local youth groups, climbing walls and much more to see.

PC Simon Saul 3959
&
PCSO David Fallows 23083

Cheshire Constabulary | Runcorn Local Policing Unit, Second Avenue, Halton Lea, Runcorn, WA7 2HG
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David Fallows (Police, Community Support Officer, Runcorn LPU)

Inspiration

Inspiration

Friend —

Today marks the start of Neighbourhood Watch Week 2019 where we’ll be celebrating the amazing work our volunteers do in their communities. We’ll be looking at areas where you expect Neighbourhood Watch to operate in and around (burglary) as well as some more unexpected ones (knife violence and social isolation).

Our message this year is that when it comes to Neighbourhood Watch, there is #MoreThanYouExpect.

To kick start the week we have today launched Neighbourhood Watch Inspiration, a collection of the most innovative work being undertaken by our volunteers across England and Wales.

The database contains examples of how Neighbourhood Watch groups are changing their communities for the better. In each case, volunteers explain how they developed their project, the impact it had on their community and how they overcame any challenges.

Neighbourhood Watch Inspiration allows users to contact the author of each example with the hope of generating fruitful conversations between members.

Get involved!

Stay connected with Neighbourhood Watch on Facebook and Twitter where all this week we’ll be showcasing the full range of activities our volunteers undertake to improve their neighbourhoods using the hashtag: #MoreThanYouExpect.

We’re encouraging members to tell their stories on social media. How has Neighbourhood Watch helped your community? Why should people start their own schemes? Be sure to use our hashtag when you post!

If there’s just one thing you do today, please share our Facebook and Twitterpost’s with your friends, families and neighbours.

All the best.
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William Murphy (NHWN, Administrator, England and Wales)

HMRC Alert

HMRC Alert

What you need to know

  • Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls and voicemails, to members of the public purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
  • Fraudsters are spoofing genuine HMRC telephone numbers to deceive their victims over the phone. The fraudsters state that as a result of the victim’s non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable for prosecution or other legal proceedings in order to settle the balance. The fraudsters suggest victims can avoid this, by arranging payment to be made immediately by methods such as bank transfer or by purchasing iTunes gift cards.
  • If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, sending bailiffs to the victim’s address or, in some cases, deportation.
  • Often, the period for which the tax is allegedly due is distant enough to guarantee the victim will have little, if any, paperwork or ability to verify the claims. Once the money is paid the suspects sever all contact with the victim.
  • In genuine cases, HMRC will initially make direct contact with you via post/letter and potentially follow up that letter with a phone call at a later date.
  • If HMRC contact you via telephone they will quote the reference number on the initial letter you should have received. HMRC will not discuss something you are not already aware of, like a tax investigation, and will NOT demand immediate payment.

It is vital that the public exercise caution when receiving messages or telephone calls of this nature.

What you need to do

  • Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and contact details), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Instead, contact the company directly using trusted methods such as a known email address or phone number.
  • Legitimate organisations wouldn’t ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using an iTunes gift card, or any other type of voucher. If you’re contacted by anyone that asks you to do this, you’re likely the target of a scam
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Report Phishing attempts. If you receive a call, text or email of this nature and have not lost money, you can report this as phishing to Action Fraud

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Firelink Enewsletter – May 2019

Firelink Enewsletter – May 2019

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

Motorcyclist thanks doctor for saving his life


A Warrington motorcyclist has thanked the doctor who performed emergency open chest heart surgery at the side of the road, saving his life and enabling him to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

Find out more – Motorcyclist thanks doctor for saving his life

Fatal 5

More than twice the number of people died on Cheshire’s roads in 2018 in comparison to the previous year – and the majority of those deaths could have been avoided.

46 people lost their lives in road traffic collisions in 2018 and already, in 2019, there have been 23 fatalities on our roads – that’s more than one per week.

Investigations into these collisions show that some of the fatalities could have been prevented and that there are five main contributory factors that cause serious road traffic collisions.

These are known as the ‘Fatal 5’. Careless driving, drink and drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone and speeding

Find out more – Fatal 5

Plans for Chester Fire Station

We’re planning to replace the fire station in Chester with a state-of-the-art facility that will serve the city for years to come.

We hope to upgrade the current, ageing building on St Anne Street, and replace it with a new station that would feature modern training facilities, a better working environment, and more space and improved facilities for community engagement.

A previous application was rejected in November last year, on the grounds that it adversely impacted neighbouring properties – though every member on the planning committee agreed the condition of the existing fire station was substandard and that the firefighters and staff working there deserved better. We’ve listened to the feedback and altered the plans accordingly.

Find out more – Plans for Chester Fire Station

 

National sprinkler week calls for a firefighter in every room

We’re supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) 2019 National Sprinkler Week campaign.

The NFCC and the National Fire Sprinkler Network (NFSN) carried out research to investigate the effectiveness and reliability of sprinkler systems. They found that sprinkler systems operate on 94 per cent of occasions, demonstrating very high reliability. Furthermore it is evident that when they do operate they extinguish or contain the fire on 99 per cent of occasions and are thus very effective. The evidence also demonstrated that in both converted and purpose built flats, sprinklers are 100 per cent effective in controlling fires.

There is disparity in building regulations in regard to sprinklers in the UK. Sprinkler laws in Wales and Scotland are much less lenient than in England which means that their communities have more fire protection.

Find out more – National sprinkler week calls for a firefighter in every room

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Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Fire , Administrator, Cheshire Fire)

Call For Vigilance Following Spate Of Burglaries Across Cheshire

Call For Vigilance Following Spate Of Burglaries Across Cheshire

Cheshire residents are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries across the county.

A series of homes, sheds, garages and businesses were targeted by burglars over the weekend.

Vehicles parked in front of homes were also targeted, with keys to the cars stolen from inside the properties.

The majority of the burglary incidents occurred in Warrington.

There were also a significant number of burglaries in Widnes, Runcorn, Crewe and Ellesmere Port over the weekend.

Burglary incidents also took place in Winsford, Wilmslow, Congleton, Macclesfield, Mere, Smallwood, Alsager, Chester and Frodsham.

Police are investigating the burglaries and are assuring residents that they are doing everything they can to catch the people responsible and bring them to justice.

They are also urging anyone with information about any burglary incidents in Cheshire to come forward and are appealing for residents to take action to reduce their chances of becoming victims.

Chief Superintendent Bill Dutton said: “The public can aid our fight against such crimes by contacting us if they see burglaries being carried out or anyone acting suspiciously in their area.

“Information in relation to anyone carrying out, or suspected to be carrying out, burglaries will also be gratefully received.

“Cheshire residents can also help us and themselves by making it as difficult as possible for criminals to break into their homes, sheds, garages and businesses.

“They can do this by following our anti-burglary advice.”

The force’s tips for deterring would-be burglars include:

Homes and vehicles
• Ensure that all windows are closed and doors are locked at your property, even when you are at home or in the garden
• Use security devices, such as steering locks, to keep vehicles secure
• Never leave your car keys, house keys, purse or wallet on display near a door or window
• Use the security measures on modern windows, which allow them to let some air in but still be locked
• Keep all valuables out of sight of prying eyes
• Always avoid keeping large amounts of cash in your home
• If you are replacing or fitting new doors and windows, get ones that are certified to British Standard BS7950 (windows) or PAS 24-1 (doors)
• Fit mortise locks (Kitemarked BS3621) to all front and back doors, as well as locks to all windows which are easy to reach
• Have a burglar alarm fitted, but make sure that it is installed properly and works.

Outbuildings
• Never leave a garage, shed or other outbuilding unlocked and easy prey for opportunist thieves
• Fit strong padlocks to outbuilding doors and make sure that the doors are solid enough not to be kicked in
• Good external security lighting can put off or draw attention to a thief – the most appropriate form is high efficiency low energy lighting controlled by a dusk-to-dawn switch so that it only comes on when it is dark
• If you have external security lighting that comes on when sensing movement, make sure that the lights are directed downwards to prevent them from being annoying to neighbours and dangerous to passing traffic
• Strong fencing or gates will make it difficult for intruders to get onto your land
• Solid fences or walls, particularly those with a flat or rounded top, are relatively easy for a burglar to climb over – fixing trellising to the top can make it more difficult
• Check for weak spots where a thief could get onto your land, such as a low or sagging fence or a back gate with a weak lock
• A thorny hedge along the boundary of your property can put thieves off, as can gravel areas due to the noise of walking on them.

Businesses
• Be aware of people loitering near your premises
• Be suspicious of people in vehicles watching the business, particularly if this happens more than once
• Be alert for the unusual, such as people looking nervous and anyone showing unreasonable interest in security or staff numbers
• Check the identity of non-customer visitors, such as alarm engineers, surveyors etc, and call the organisations they claim to represent before allowing access
• Encourage staff to think critically about weaknesses in security and discuss them with management
• Seek advice from specialist insurers and brokers
• Keep as little cash as possible in the premises
• Do not count cash within the view of anyone else
• Locate any tills away from entrance/exit doors – this lessens vulnerability to till snatches
• Transfer excess cash to somewhere safe – you do not need a large number of notes in tills
• Restrict access to the rear of counters by always securing lockable doors and counter flaps
• If large amounts of cash need to be banked or collected on a regular basis, the safest method is to employ a recognised cash carrying company
• Consider extra security equipment such as plastic till guards, smoke and dye money packs, a pneumatic cash transfer system, external access and time delay safes, counter caches, anti-bandit or bullet resistant glass and fast-rising screens.

Anyone with information about burglary incidents in the county should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries .

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Dan Hind (Police, Media, Chesh Engagement Unit)

April 2019 Newsletter

April Newsletter

Daresbury Local Policing Unit (Moore, Sandymoor, Preston Brook, Daresbury, Windmill Hill)

The summer is HERE!  Don’t forget your factor 50 or the umbrella!

As your new PCSO, just a little not to tell you that I am settlingin nicely  and getting around to meet my new community.

Off road bikes

As you know or have seen we do still have the ongoing issues with off road bikes some SECTION 59’S have been issued and a number of BIKE SEIZURES. This will be an ongoing problem especially with all the nice weather we have already had and this AMAZING summer were going to have.
Op Scrambler, which is aimed at tackling off road bikes, is still ongoing.

Anti-Social Behavior

We have had a few issues with ASB over the past month, Sandymoor school playing fields were being used by youths to play football when it is locked but since being spoken to we have not had any other issues.

Drugs

There hasn’t been many issues with drugs this month but all the usual hotspots are being targeted on a daily basis. There has been a small problem with youths taking cannabis into schools to try with their friends but we are targeting this and doing our best to stop it.
We had a small dumping of Cannabis plants at the top of Keckwick lane which was dealt with and the plants were destroyed.

Roads Policing

Officers have been out with the TruCam (Speed Camera) in different areas this month with a number of drivers not adhering to the 30 mph & 60 mph speed limits.

Schools in the area will continue to be regularly visited by the local PCSO to assist with parking issues, can we please just nudge people about parking on double yellows and Zig-Zags it really is so Dangerous for the children and I won’t take any excuse. I am personally parking in car parks which people have allowed schools to use on drop off and pick up times, I will be clamping down with fixed penalty notices as will the other PCSO’s covering the area.

Surgeries

All surgeries will be getting held at the tier 2, (Sandymoor Community School), from now on but we are hoping to change this in the future to the new café  which opening up at Phoenix Park.

I have been told that some people in further places can’t make it to surgeries so I will be running a Mobile surgery out of the Police van in locations I can find out are issues, so drop me an email if there is anywhere I can help in this matter.
Parish Council Meetings will be attended, when I am available, to discuss any Policing issues.

Parking Issues

We have had an issue with parking on Tudor road, Manor Park with numerous vehicles parking dangerously. However, since addressing this, by working with the local businesses, people have been parking more reasonable. I will continue to monitor this area and deal accordingly in the future.

For regular updates follow us on Daresbury and Windmill Hill Police Facebook and Twitter Pages

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Scott Walker (Police, PCSO, Runcorn LPU East PCSO)

Our News – The Neighbourhood Watch E-Newsletter

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Police Call For Vigilance Following Spate Of Burglary Incidents Involving Outbuildings

Police Call For Vigilance Following Spate Of Burglary Incidents Involving Outbuildings

Cheshire Constabulary is advising residents across the county to be vigilant following a spate of burglary incidents involving outbuildings, including sheds and garages.

Such incidents occurred in Winsford, Northwich, Macclesfield, Wildboarclough, Alsager, Little Neston, Frodsham and Warrington.

Superintendent Laura Marler said: “The public can aid our fight against such crimes by contacting us if they see such burglaries being carried out or anyone acting suspiciously in their area.

“Information in relation to anyone carrying out, or suspected to be carrying out, such burglaries will also be gratefully received.

“Cheshire residents can also help us and themselves by making it as difficult as possible for criminals to break into their sheds, garages and other outbuildings.

“They can do this by following our anti-burglary advice.”

The force’s tips for deterring would-be burglars and protecting your outbuildings are:
• Never leave a garage, shed or other outbuilding unlocked and easy prey for opportunist thieves
• Fit strong padlocks to outbuilding doors and make sure that the doors are solid enough not to be kicked in
• Good external security lighting can put off or draw attention to a thief – the most appropriate form is high efficiency low energy lighting controlled by a dusk-to-dawn switch so that it only comes on when it is dark
• If you have external security lighting that comes on when sensing movement make sure that the lights are directed downwards to prevent them from being annoying to neighbours and dangerous to passing traffic
• Strong fencing or gates will make it difficult for intruders to get onto your land
• Solid fences or walls, particularly those with a flat or rounded top, are relatively easy for a burglar to climb over – fixing trellising to the top can make it more difficult
• Check for weak spots where a thief could get onto your land, such as a low or sagging fence or a back gate with a weak lock
• A thorny hedge along the boundary of your property can put thieves off, as can gravel areas due to the noise of walking on them

Anyone with information about burglary incidents in the county should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Daniel Millington (Police, Media Officer, HQ Digital Communications)

Have Your Say On How You Would Like To Contact Police In A Non-Emergency

Have Your Say On How You Would Like To Contact Police In A Non-Emergency

People are being asked to give their views on how Cheshire Constabulary can make better use of technology to continue to provide the best possible service to the public.

The Constabulary has launched an online Public Contact Survey to find out how the Cheshire public use technology and how people want to engage with police in an ever-changing digital world.

The survey should take no longer than five-minutes to complete and asks questions around how you like to keep in contact with people in general and how you would like to be able to contact police in a non-emergency.

The Constabulary’s options for contacting police in a non-emergency are currently by dialling 101 (the police non-emergency number), visiting an enquiry desk at a local police station, speaking to an officer in person at a local police surgery or contacting a named officer via the Cheshire Police website.

Acting Assistant Chief Constable Ngaire Waine said: “We are all now living in a world where we are rapidly becoming more and more reliant on technology and having to adapt to the many daily tasks we do. As we let more technology into our lives, it is changing the way we keep in touch with each other and the way we access our goods and services.

“With this in mind, we’re keen to hear from as many Cheshire residents as possible to find out how they are now using new technology and whether they would like us to make it more available for accessing police services.

“The information will be used to help shape and improve how our residents can access police services in non-emergencies situations in the future, and how we can improve our contact with them.

“It is important to point out that the results of this survey will in in no way effect our 999 service and people should always dial 999 where there is a threat to life or a crime is in progress.”

The Public Contact Survey can be accessed online via the link below or by visiting the Cheshire Constabulary website.

Public Contact Survey

The deadline for completing the survey is Wednesday, 20 March 2019.

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Clare Harrison (Police, Engagement Officer, Cheshire)
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