September 2018 Newsletter

September Newsletter

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

September 2018

Off road bikes

As the summer months come to an end we should now see a decrease in the numbers of off road bikes being used. This will coincide with the work that we have undertaken with Op Scrambler which has targeted known users of off road bikes.

Over the past couple of months we have also issued several tickets to riders on Moore Nature Reserve and Oxmoor Nature Reserve, which will furthermore deter any riders from using these areas in the future.  Please continue to report as we have an operation running called Op Scrambler to tackle the problem.

Anti-Social Behaviour

There have been reports of youths hanging around in the underpass on Keckwick Lane and also around the stables near to Sandymoor Lane.

Roads Policing

Speeding continues to be an issue within the area, however we have been out and about with the Speed-Camera to try and combat this issue.

Northwich Road continues to be a major issue with vehicles speeding as the road changes from the national speed limit to a 30 mile per hour zone.               Several vehicles have activated our Speed-Camera at this location in September.

The beginning of September saw the reopening of the schools in the area and with that the ongoing issues with traffic in and around the schools. Please can you not park on double yellow lines or block resident’s driveways in these areas.

Bridgewater Grange is still being monitored since the introduction of double yellow lines and Fixed Penalty Notices will be issued to offending vehicles.

Suspicious Activity

An information Leaflet drop was carried out in the Moore Village area due to some suspicious activity being reported around Hobb Lane. Since these original reports we have had no further issues. However, please can you remain vigilant and report anything or anyone that looks out of place.



If you have any intelligence about drugs activity in your area please call 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111
Schools in the area are regularly visited by the local PCSO to assist with parking issues etc.

Parish Council Meetings  are also attended, when we are available, to discuss any Policing issues.

Surgeries – We are now holding weekly surgeries in different locations at different times and they will be advertised beforehand. Please come and discuss any Policing issues with us.

10th October 13:00 – 14:00 at Daresbury Village Hall

17th October 15:00 – 14:00 at Windmill Hill Children’s Centre

25th October 18:00 – 19:00 at Sandymoor School


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)

Scam Phone Calls – Alert

Scam Phone Calls - Alert



July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter



Boundary review

The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Halton Borough Council.

The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters.

We also aim to ensure that the ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities, as well as promoting effective local government.

To achieve these aims, we need to re-draw ward boundaries across Halton. You can find out more about the review below.

Halton Council Electoral Review

Firelink Enewsletter – July 2018

Firelink Enewsletter - July 2018

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

Wholetime firefighter recruitment – apply now!

If you’re passionate about changing lives in your community, and want to contribute to saving lives by reducing the risk of incidents, then being a firefighter is the role for you.

Our 2018 Wholetime Recruitment registration window is now and closes at 12 midday on Monday 6th August 2018.

Find out more – Wholetime firefighter recruitment – apply now!

IFE Centenary Conference

In September 2017 Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) opened the doors of a new state-of the-art lifeskills centre, Safety Central, aimed primarily at keeping young people safe. This prompted the Service’s decision to focus their forthcoming Institution of Fire Engineers centenary conference on and around young people.

The one day event, ‘100 Years Young – futureproofing Generation Alpha’, hosted by North Western Branch and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and sponsored by Paragon Creative, is on Wednesday 26 September July at Safety Central, Lymm, Warrington, Cheshire. The title celebrates the IFE Centenary as well as highlighting the focus on young people born after 2011, designated Generation Alpha and predicted to be the most transformative generation ever.

Find out more – IFE Centenary Conference

Summer safety

Stay safe during the summer months, use the links below to access fire safety tips and advice:

More awards success for Safe and Well Visits programme

Awards continue to roll in for our groundbreaking initiative that continues to improve the health of potentially vulnerable people.

Our Safe and Well Visits programme – for the over 65s and people who are referred to the fire service by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk – has scooped a host of awards since it was launched in February 2017 in collaboration with the NHS and local authority directors of public health.

The latest success saw the initiative win the Innovation in the Care of Long Term Conditions gong at the NHS Healthcare Transformation Awards at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London for the second year running.

Find out more – More awards success for Safe and Well Visits programme

Fire Station open days

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire stations will be holding free fire station open days over the next few months.

Find out more – Fire Station open days

Find out about your local fire station – where it is, what open days or special events they are holding and how to get in contact with them.

Find out more – Your local fire station

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Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Fire , Administrator, Cheshire Fire)

Update – Men Arrested Following Fraudulent Fish Sales In Runcorn

Update - Men Arrested Following Fraudulent Fish Sales In Runcorn

Officers investigating reports of fraudulent fish sales in Runcorn have arrested three men.

The men were arrested on Friday 13 July after officers stopped a suspicious ford transit van on Cunningham Drive in Runcorn.

The three occupants of the van were arrested at the scene on suspicion of fraud by false representation.

All of the men, age 26, 29 and 41 from the Durham area, have since been released under investigation pending further enquires.

Detective Sergeant Robert McLoughlin said: “While these arrests have now been made, I would like to remind residents to remain vigilant and continue to report any suspicious activity.

“I’d also urge residents to keep an eye out for any elderly or vulnerable family members or neighbours to ensure they don’t fall victim to any fraudulent doorstep salesmen.”

Suspicious activity can be reported online at, via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via telephone on 101.

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Dan Hind (Police, Media, Chesh Engagement Unit)

Follow Up Calls Computer Software Service Fraud

Follow Up Calls Computer Software Service Fraud

There is concern that victims of previous Computer Software Service Fraud (CSSF) are being re-targeted for “owed money”. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reports that CSSF scammers are returning to contact previous victims, requesting that they pay money owed for a fake malware protection service they had provided. Alternatively, the fraudster will ask for a new subscription fee in return for protection from a new threat. The victims that have made payments to the fraudsters have done so via credit/debit card payments. In some instances threatening and aggressive language has been used against victims, as part of the attempt to coerce them into sending money.

Computer Software Service Fraud involves the victim being contacted, told that there is a problem with their computer, and that for a fee this issue can be resolved. The aim of the fraudster at this point is usually to gain remote access to the victim’s computer and, subsequently, access to their online banking account. No fix actually occurs. The victims will often be cold-called or will receive a pop-up on their computer, prompting them to phone the suspect.

Since the beginning of this year (2018), the total loss for repeat victims of CSSF has been reported as £16,712.85. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has noticed an increase in such reports since the beginning of May.

Protect Yourself

• If you receive such an unsolicited call or pop-up, do not make a payment. Always ensure you know who you are talking to. If in doubt, hang up immediately.

• Do not allow remote access to your computer.

Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank, or another trusted organisation, force you to make a financial transaction on the spot; they would never ask you to transfer money into another account for fraud reasons. Remember to stop and take time to carefully consider your actions.

Listen to your instincts. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it.  Criminals may lull you into a false sense of security when you are out and about or rely on your defences being down when you’re in the comfort of your own home. They may appear trustworthy, but they may not be who they claim to be.

For more information about how to protect yourself online, visit

If you have been a victim of fraud or cybercrime, report it to us at, or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
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