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Update 20. March 2019 (note that on Police advice, articles more than one month old are generally deleted)

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Your Neighbourhood Police Stations are:

Northwich Local Policing Unit, Chesterway, CW9 5EP - 0845-458-6378.
NPT Frodsham - Voicemail. 0845-458-6393 (Frodsham, Helsby, Milton Weaver, Cuddington & Sandiway, Kingsley, Forest)
NPT Dragon Hall - Voicemail. 0845-458-6377 (Tarporley & Oulton)
NPT Mickle Trafford - Voicemail. 0845-458-6394 (Mara)

All Incidents (And Important Information) Should Be Reported To The Main Call Centre : 0845 458 0000 open 24 hours, 7 days a week ; or you can call the new National non-emergency number on 101 which will put you through to Cheshire Police at Winsford [we are advised that calls cost a fixed 15p from a land-line or mobile phone].

If You Wish To Pass Information Via An Independent Anonymous Source You Can Call Crime Stoppers On 0800 555 111, OR E MAIL www.crimestoppers-uk.org

PCSO Nichola Devey
Image from Weaver and Cuddington Police

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) - details of Surgeries are now published here.

Surgery dates for Acton Bridge - held in Parish Rooms, Hill Top Road, CW8 3RA
23rd March and 20th April - All surgeries held on a Saturday between 2-3pm.

Nichola has also asked us to advertise her surgery dates for Sandiway and Weaverham as well, in case people from the community are able to attend them instead. These are :

Surgeries for Weaverham - held in Weaverham Library
8th April - All surgeries are between 5.30-6.30 pm

Drop in Clinics held at Weaverham Community Centre - see announcement below

Surgeries for Sandiway - Held at Sandiway Library
9th April - All surgeries are between 5-6pm

Residents with any issues or topics on Police matters are invited to raise them with the PCSO - no appointment is necessary.
Weaver and Cuddington Police now have a Facebook page.

These are the most communications from Action Fraud, HomeWatch / neighbourhoodalert.co.uk and related sources, which the Police recommend be held no longer than 30 days, so we are deleting posts more than about a month old. This page also carries occasional warnings from Trading Standards. You can see previous Alerts on the Action Fraud Website
Police Call For Vigilance Following Spate Of Burglary Incidents Involving Outbuildings 18/03/2019 16:29:48 [262461]

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:

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.

Message Sent By Daniel Millington (Police, Media Officer, HQ Digital Communications)

Scam Warning - Fake TV Licensing Emails 14/03/2019 14:23:19 [261863]

Dear subscriber,
An ongoing TV Licensing phishing campaign, first identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) in September 2018, continues to be reported to Action Fraud in high numbers. Fraudsters are sending the public fake TV Licensing emails that are designed to steal their personal and financial information. Since April 2018, Action Fraud has received over 900 crime reports with victim losses totalling more than £830,000.

How you can protect yourself:

What to do if you've fallen victim: Message Sent By Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
Have Your Say On How You Would Like To Contact Police In A Non-Emergency 11/03/2019 14:07:33 [261250]

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 [takes you off the Acton Bridge website - Ed.]
The deadline for completing the survey is Wednesday, 20 March 2019.
Message Sent By Clare Harrison (Police, Engagement Officer, Cheshire)

PCSO Surgery Dates 03/03/2019 11:49:15 [259878]

Below are the surgery dates for March
They are held at Weaverham Community Centre, Russet Road Weaverham.
20th 7-8pm; 25th 10-11am.

For daily updates regarding whats going on in your ward please follow ourselves on facebook/twitter Weaver and Cuddington police Facebook - @weaverCudPol - Twitter

Message Sent By Nichola Devey (Police, PCSO, Northwich)

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert 21/02/2019 17:00:41 [258517]

Action Fraud have received several reports where fraudsters are claiming to be landlords of properties offered for rent online. Prior to a viewing the suspect requests that the individuals pay a deposit and sometimes a month's rent upfront, claiming that this money will be put into the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, and is therefore protected under government legislation.

After the individual pays the money, the suspect sends a bogus email purporting to be from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme confirming they have received their deposit. However, this is not the case as the money was sent directly to an account associated with the suspect and the victim is left out of pocket and without the home they had thought to be putting a deposit on.

What You Need To Do

Message Sent By Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
Our News - The Neighbourhood Watch E-Newsletter 20/02/2019 20:29:35 [258408]

The February 2019 edition of Our News is out now. An earlier edition of the e-newsletter issued today mistakenly contained some small typos. Please find the corrected edition attached to this email. You can also download it via our website at:
www.ourwatch.org.uk/new-issue-of-our-news-now-out [opens in a new browser window - Ed.]

In this edition, we reveal the theme of this year's Neighbourhood Watch Week in June. We also report from the pre-launch of a new NW force association that will cover the West Midlands and we round up the national media coverage in recent weeks since we challenged media portrayals of our members

All this and more in the latest edition of Our News.

Kindest regards, Neighbourhood Watch Network

20. December 2018 - We've received a National Neighbourhood Watch E-Newsletter, which you can download by clicking here (11-page PDF, 3MB)

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