May 2020 Enewsletter – Firelink

March 2020 Enewsletter – Firelink

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

Live business safety web chat – 27 May

We’re holding a LIVE question and answer session for businesses operating differently as a result of the government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines.

Are you a business owner or manager looking for fire safety guidance and advice in preparation for reopening? Or maybe you are open but need some guidance. Then please feel free to get involved.

You can send your questions in advance to or post a comment during the live Q&A session that is taking place on our Facebook page on Wednesday 27 May from 10:30am-11:30am.

Read more –  Live business safety web chat

Garden fires remain a cause for concern

Our firefighters had a very busy bank holiday weekend tackling garden fires. Some have caused extensive damage to homes and one garden fire resulted in serious burns for a casualty.

Please take extra care, don’t risk a fire and use garden waste bins.

Read more – Garden fires remain a cause for concern

Be Water Aware

During the current spell of warm weather, please don’t be tempted to cool off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries or lakes. Cooling off in open water can have deadly consequences. Every year firefighters are called to incidents where people get into difficulty when cooling off in open water.

Read more – Be Water Aware

Stay up to date

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Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Administrator, Corporate Communications)

March 2020 Enewsletter – Firelink

March 2020 Enewsletter – Firelink

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

How we’re dealing with the coronavirus pandemic

It is a challenging time as we all adapt to the developing situation relating to COVID-19 but, rest assured, we are continuing to work hard to ensure both your safety and minimal impact on our services.

To minimise the spread of COVID-19 we are limiting non-essential contact with the public to help control the spread of the virus and to ensure our firefighters are available to respond to emergencies.

Find out more – How we’re dealing with the coronavirus pandemic

Draft IRMP Consultation Extended to 24 April

We have extended the deadline on our draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP)  consultation until Friday 24 April. This will give more time for people to have their say on plans for the future of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. Please visit our website to find out more information on our proposals and  have your say by completing a short online survey.

You can also provide feedback to us by emailing or in writing to Freepost Cheshire Fire Consultation (no stamp required).

In light of the current guidance regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, we will not be holding further consultation roadshows in the community. However, in addition to the methods above we will be looking to try and gather a range of views in different ways such as through telephone or Skype focus groups. If you would like to take part in one of these and provide your comments on our plans, then please provide your name, age, location and email address to and we can send you some more information.

Our approach to COVID-19 regarding enforcement

Over the coming weeks members of our protection department will be making desk top audits via the telephone to support businesses.

Under the requirements of The (fire safety) Order 2005, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service must continue to enforce fire safety legislation to keep the public and businesses safe. If at the time of the call you are not able to answer the questions due to business needs  you will be offered an appointment at a scheduled time agreeable by both parties.

For more information – Our approach to COVID-19 regarding enforcement
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Firelink Enewsletter – December 2019

Firelink Enewsletter – December 2019

Anti-Bullying Commission – Call for Evidence

To all Parish & Town Councils,

Anti-Bullying Commission – Call for Evidence

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Mr David Keane, has brought together a team of community representatives to look into the issue of bullying which he describes as ‘an epidemic among all generations in our society’.

As part of this review, the Commissioner has opened a call-for-evidence to give victims of bullying and those with experiences of bullying the opportunity to tell their story. As you may be aware from previous correspondence, this call-for-evidence will close on Saturday 30 November 2019.

In order to continue to raise awareness of the Anti-Bullying Commission and ensure as many people as possible are able to able to tell their story, please can you share this e-mail with your contacts and local residents in your communities.

The short online survey that will enable people to articulate their experiences of bullying is available via the following link:

Kind Regards,

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner

| 01606 364000

Stockton Heath Police Station | Grappenhall Road | Stockton Heath | Warrington | WA4 2AF


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This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Please notify the sender if received in error. Internet email is not to be treated as a secure means of communication. The Constabulary monitors all Internet and email activity and requires it is used for official communications only. Thank you for your co-operation.

November Our News Out Today – the National E-Newsletter For Neighbourhood Watch Supporters

November Our News Out Today - the National E-Newsletter For Neighbourhood Watch Supporters

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

The November edition of Our News, the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters, is out today.  This exciting edition introduces the national winners of our 2019 Neighbour of the Year competition, inspiring member stories, national campaigns for you to get involved in such as Cyberhood Watch and Together for Good: The Neighbourhood Watch Big Curry, a new crime report, member offers, and updates from Neighbourhood Watch Network on what we are doing to support you!

Grab that cup of tea.. put your feet up.. and enjoy.

Kind regards

Deborah Waller | Senior Communications and Digital Manager
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK  | Building Safer and Stronger Communities

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November 2019 Newsletter

November Newsletter

News Letter

November 2019

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

Anti-Social Behaviour

The issues are still ongoing with youths throwing projectiles at busses causing damage to the bus, this is causing great stress and is effecting the way the service is being run due to the bus company cancelling route times.
We have had incidents on Phoenix Park where fireworks have been thrown at members of the public, please be safe when over the coming weeks.
There has been as expected a few incidents with fires in different areas of the beat but have all been dealt with efficiently.
2 white males were disturbed on windmill Hill trying to break in to a car no damage was caused and unfortunately they were not located.
We had an issue with door to door salesman over the whole area, these males caused great distress to some residents during their visit. Any information or further incidents please report this.

Off road bikes

the Off road bikes are still an ongoing issue across Runcorn, we are tackling this day to day and will continue to do so.
Please report any incidents or intelligence via 101.


We have had some successful stop checks and there has been a number of people arrested for possession with intent to supply drugs. We will carry on tackling areas of interest to stop the issue around drugs.

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 have had a very high number in Preston Brook and Sandymoor so we will carry on in these areas every week.

Police Surgeries

We will be holding surgeries at Sandymoor School & Windmill Hill Children’s Centre.
If you have any issues or just want a chat then come along and see me.

Sandymoor School

23rd November @ 10:00
3rd December @ 10:00
19th December @ 14:00

Windmill Hill Children’s Centre

12th November @10:00
28th November @ 14:00
10th December @ 15:00

Parking Issues
Still issues with Parking and we will carry on educating and dealing with issues as we come across them.


Runcorn Police have teamed up with Sharks Community Trust to encourage young people to interact with local police through a rugby project in Runcorn.

The Cheshire Police, in partnership with Sharks Community Trust, have developed ‘Rugby in the Park’ which will use rugby to increase the participation for those not normally exposed to the sport. The aim is to encourage young people to interact with their local police and to join their local rugby club.

The project will be every Monday evening from the 18th Novemeber 4-7pm.
They will be held at Astmoor Primary School in Castlefileds due to Phoenix Park not being suitable playing Fields.

Christmas shopping has started so places are getting much busier please be careful when out and about and be sure to secure all property and vehicles.

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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Firelink Enewsletter – October 2019

Firelink Enewsletter – May 2019

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

Bonfire night – list of bonfires in Cheshire

It’s much safer to attend an organised community bonfire – so please attend an organised event this Bonfire Night.

Most injuries throughout the bonfire period occur as a result of people building their own bonfires, and setting off their own fireworks.

Find out more – Bonfire night – list of bonfires in Cheshire

Cheshire Burn Awareness Week

We joined forces with organisations from across the country to urge people to stay safe as part of Cheshire Burn Awareness Week (14th-18th October). This week incorporated National Burn Awareness Day, which took place on 16th October.

During Cheshire Burn Awareness Week our staff were out raising awareness of the main causes of burns and scalds and showing people that the majority of accidents are avoidable.

Burns can cause physical and emotional scars to both young and elderly victims and a potential hazard such as a boiling kettle or a saucepan full of hot fat can also cause lasting damage to a person.

Find out more – Cheshire Burn Awareness Week

Are you ready for winter?

Most incidents in the home can be prevented by using common sense and taking precautions.  Winter, particularly, can be a dangerous time with the higher than usual use of candles, electrical appliances and more hazardous roads.

Candle fire safety

With the days growing darker and winter setting in, a few candles scattered round the room can lend a warm glow to an evening. But with candle fires resulting in around 350 casualties each year, we would like you to take extra care with candles this winter – nearly 40% of all fires started by candles result in a death or injury.

Find out more – Candle fire safety

Get your chimney ready for the winter

With the colder, winter months looming, people will begin to start using open fires and their chimneys again.  In order to keep you and your family safe from fire, you need to take necessary steps such as ensuring your chimney is swept regularly, depending upon what fuel you burn and we would urge all householders to have a working smoke alarm in their home.

Find out more – Get your chimney ready for the winter

Is your car ready for winter?

Of all the seasons, winter requires the most care and preparation if you’re to stay safe.  Please be prepared in case the bad weather strikes in your area of Cheshire.

In snow or icy conditions, it will take longer to stop – always drive at a speed appropriate for the conditions.

In winter it’s even more important to check your vehicle is well maintained and serviced.

Find out more – Is your car ready for winter?

Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms

Cheshire residents are being urged to check their smoke alarms as they prepare to turn the clocks back.

The clocks go back at 2.00am on Sunday 27 October and, as summer time officially ends, we’re asking people to prepare for the autumn and winter by checking their smoke alarms.

Find out more – Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms

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Official Update announcement on the launch date for Sandymoor Playing Field, Wharford Lane.

Official Update announcement on the launch date for

Sandymoor Playing Field, Wharford Lane.

We would firstly like to thank you all for your patience and understanding regarding the delays in the opening of this fantastic Sports Facility.

We are another step closer to opening, after the first Playing Field Management Committee Meeting was held on the 23rd September 2019.

The opening has taken longer than anticipated due to several legal issues encountered as we progressed, most of which could not have been predicted before we started this process. 

This communication is to advise you of the outstanding issues and our ongoing commitment to get this facility up and working as soon as possible. The really tricky ones have been addressed already but there are some remaining issues. There are 3 outstanding issues to be addressed and then we will be in a position to open.

These are

  • • Sandymoor School to formally take over the free hold of the land the school sits on. This is linked to the Secretary of State for Education who has indicated they will sign once the School has joined the multi academy Trust. We have mitigation for this action in the form of a letter of intent which has been lodged to mitigate the planning conditions.
  • • The Shared Use Agreement to be signed on Behalf of Sandymoor School – until the free hold of the land between the changing facilities / entrance to the school is owned by the school they cannot enter into the agreement – we have permission from Homes England to mitigate this.
  • • HBC – waiting for notification by HBC Planning team to discharge the planning conditions. All paperwork requested has been forwarded and we await their response.

We are still not in a position to give an opening date but hope to be in a position to do so really soon, again thank you for your patience. We must stress that all parties involved have worked well together and have been accommodating to the situation we find ourselves in.

We are looking for an individual to sit on the Playing field Committee, if you are interested in this, please email me on  

Warm regards Sandymoor Parish Council and Sandymoor School.

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