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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the December edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Have your say on our draft plans for 2020/2024
Cheshire Fire Authority has published its draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) covering the period from 2020 to 2024.
The plan provides information on the risks facing Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and details how the organisation is structured and operates to mitigate these risks. It also details how Cheshire Fire Authority is funded and outlines plans over the next four years. Have your say by filling out a short survey on our website.
Give Santa a helping hand this Christmas by following his Christmas safety tips. Many of the things we enjoy during this festive period, such as the fairy lights, candles, paper hats and decorations, can all be fire hazards when proper care is not taken.
Safety Central now has even more in store for visitors
Lifeskills education at our award-winning learning centre has become even more interactive thanks to a generous early Christmas present from a major national retailer.
Working with its construction partners, the Co-op has installed a realistic new mock convenience store at Safety Central in Lymm.
It will be used to teach thousands of schoolchildren, young people and community groups about a range of important safety and lifestyle issues, including healthy eating, food labelling, age restrictions on certain products and the impact and implications of shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.
The investment of over £30,000 has created a lifelike set featuring shop fittings, signage, a counter and a working till that you would expect to find in a real Co-op store.
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.
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.
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Daresbury local Policing Unit (Moore, Sandymoor, Preston Brook, Daresbury, Windmill Hill)
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.
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.
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.
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
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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David Fallows (Police, Community Support Officer, Runcorn LPU)
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.