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Lower Peover Parish Council meeting 9th September postponed

September 4th, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Lower Peover Parish Council meeting 9th September postponed)

Due to exceptional circumstances the Parish Council meeting due to take place on 9th September 2020 has been postponed. The new date will be published in the near future.

Lower Peover Community Broadband Partnership

August 28th, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Lower Peover Community Broadband Partnership)

We have a small group of households from Lower Peover looking to set up arrangements for co-funding a fibre broadband solution to homes and businesses in the Village that currently have lower than 6MB speed. If you’re interested [NO Commitment at this stage] We need your name, home address and home telephone number [if applicable]. Please send this to lowerpeoverparishcouncil@outlook.com

Having a community fibre partnership with Openreach means we’ll be connected to the national fibre network which brings many benefits including choice of internet service provider, reliability, value for money and sustainability. https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/community-fibre-partnerships

Warning Issued Following Hoax Calls from Scammers Claiming To Be Police Officers

July 23rd, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Warning Issued Following Hoax Calls from Scammers Claiming To Be Police Officers)
Detectives have been made aware of a spate of hoax calls from scammers claiming to be police officers from Cheshire Constabulary acting on behalf of HMRC.

There have been several reports over the last two months whereby people have been receiving calls from someone purporting to be a police officer or from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The first part of the call is automated and asks the victim to press 1 in order to be connected to HMRC.
 
A recorded message then then informs the victim that they have an unpaid tax bill and that there is a warrant out for their arrest unless they pay the balance immediately.

The fraudsters then ask the victims to make a bank transfer to pay off their supposed outstanding tax bill.
 
Scammers can also make calls appear as though they come from legitimate numbers and in one recent case the numbers traced back to a Cheshire based police station and HMRC.
 
Detective Sergeant Chris Jacques of the Economic Crime Unit said: “It is important to remember that police officers and HRMC will never call you and ask you to settle the balance of a tax bill over the phone.
 
“Telephone numbers can easily be spoofed and you should never trust the number you see on your telephone display.
 
“If you receive a suspicious call, do not give any information over the phone and end the call immediately.
 
“I would advise anyone who believes that they may have been a victim to this scam to please report it to us on 101 or via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/.”

Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “I am deeply concerned to hear about this recent spate of fraudsters claiming to be police officers.

“Fraud has a significant emotional and financial impact on victims so, as the Police and Crime Commissioner, I am committed to supporting those affected and to ensuring that action is taken.

“I am urging all residents to remain vigilant and tell their family, friends and neighbours to be wary of these scams in order to protect against fraud in Cheshire.”

Anyone who believes they have been contacted fraudulently or have been a victim of fraud should call Cheshire Police on 101 and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Message Sent By
Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Administrator, Corporate Communications)

St Oswald’s Church re-opening

June 22nd, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on St Oswald’s Church re-opening)

After a detailed risk assessment, the PCC have agreed that St Oswald’s will be open for private prayer twice a week from Monday 22nd June. Please note, this is for private prayer ONLY – there are no services planned at the moment.

On Mondays the church will be open from 10am to 12noon and will open again on Thursdays from 12noon to 2pm. There will be guidance in place to ensure social distancing and hygiene (hand sanitiser will be available).

We hope this sees a beginning of a return to normality although we all still have to be cautious.

Best wishes

Keith Phillips

Churchwarden.

St. Oswalds’s Church

In addition, we are hoping that the new vicar, Father Murray Aldridge-Collins, will be officially installed as vicar on Thursday. 16th July. Unfortunately, it will be via a Zoom link but, nevertheless, progress is being made!

Lower Peover Parish Plan

June 9th, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Lower Peover Parish Plan)

The Parish Council approved a new Parish Plan at its meeting on 13th May.

It can be accessed here :-

http://lower-peover.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/parish-plan-doc-1-4-20.pdf

Garden waste collections

June 1st, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on Garden waste collections)

28 May 2020

Background

Garden Waste collections were suspended in March at the start of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown as staff sickness levels in the workforce increased, and this decision ensured the domestic waste and recycling service could continue to operate as normal

Staff sickness levels have fallen in recent weeks and more staff are now available to collect residents’ garden waste in addition to providing the usual service.

What is happening

Collections will return to the previously advertised schedule and we will continue to monitor the national Covid risk rating, infection rate, and the continued availability of staff in the weeks to come to ensure we can continue to run all services while ensuring staff safety.

Residents will be asked not to overfill their bins or to leave additional garden waste next to their bin, as crews will not be able to collect any side waste and they will be asked to put their green bin out by 7am on their normal scheduled collection day.

We will only be able to empty garden waste containers once on the scheduled collection day.  Excess garden waste can be composted, taken to the nearest recycling centre or placed into the garden waste container ready for the next scheduled collection.

Household waste and recycling collections will continue as normal.

Re-introduction of garden waste collections

The garden waste collection will re-commence from 4 June 2020. Garden waste will be collected:

  • On the residents normal scheduled collection day.
  • Waste must be contained within the correct garden container provided.
  • Additional garden waste not placed in the container will not be collected. ( see FAQs)
  • Bins must be out by 7am on scheduled collection days.
  • Residents must leave the containers out if not collected as collections times may vary.
  • If the container is not emptied on the scheduled day – residents must report a missed collection.
  • The container  will not be emptied if it is too heavy ( see FAQs)

More information can be found at:

https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/news-and-views/incidents/coronavirus-covid-19/services/garden-waste-collections.aspx

Household Waste Recycling Centre update

June 1st, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on Household Waste Recycling Centre update)

29 May 2020

General information

The government has clarified the position and enabled travel to a HWRC to take place if storing waste at home is a risk to health and safety.

Residents should be reminded to only visit if absolutely necessary and consider how essential their trip is before setting off.

Temporary site rules still apply.

All sites only accept waste from Cheshire West and Chester residents.

Northwich, Neston, Ellesmere Port, Winsford and Chester HWRCs – update

Northwich, Neston, Ellesmere Port, Winsford and Chester HWRC’s are still operating under the temporary site rules.

These sites have returned to their normal opening days and hours (pre- shutdown).

Traffic signage current provided at the sites will remain in place up to and including Friday 5 June 2020.

Frodsham HWRC- update

Frodsham site will return to normal opening hours from Saturday 30 May 2020.

Station car park has been utilised for site queuing. This arrangement will cease on Saturday 30 May 2020.

In addition to the normal opening hours this site will open from 8 am to 5pm (rather than 9 am to 5 pm) on Friday 5th and 12th June 2020.

Tattenhall HWRC – update


Tattenhall still remains closed for the time being. Discussions are taking place with Highway to see if there is a safe way to open the site to residents.

In the meantime, residents should be encouraged to use the other sites.

Vehicle access –update

The van, trailers and pick up restrictions has been lifted. The usual trailer restrictions apply. Check the individual sites for a reminder https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/waste-and-recycling/find-a-recycling-centre/find-a-recycling-centre-or-loc.aspx

CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 PLUMLEY MOOR ROAD, PLUMLEY

March 27th, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 PLUMLEY MOOR ROAD, PLUMLEY)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and of all other enabling powers has made an order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic as follows, Lay cable for connection works.

Prohibition of traffic-

Plumley Moor Road, Plumley

From outside Bracklyn to the junction with Pinfold Lane

The alternative route will be via Plumley Moor Road, Chester Road, Northwich Road, Manchester Road Roundabout, King Edward Road, Toft Road, Middlewich Road, Smithy Green and visa versa which is considered the most suitable route.

Location Map – https://one.network/?tm=116108944

The closures will be in place 24 hours a day

This order will come into operation on Monday 06th April 2020 and will continue in force for 18 months or for such less time as is necessary to complete the work to be executed in the highway, although it is anticipated that the works will be completed by Friday 17th April 2020.

If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Dutton Traffic Management on telephone number 01606 339495

12th March 2020                               

Director of Governance and Compliance                                                               

Cheshire East Borough Council

Westfields, 

Middlewich Road, 

Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1HZ

Lower Peover COVID-19 Support Group

March 26th, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover COVID-19 Support Group)

Lower Peover COVID-19 Support Group Supported by Lower Peover Parish Council & local business AvA-V

Are you self-isolating or unable to leave home during the current COVID-19 virus outbreak? Do you need help with picking up shopping, posting mail, a friendly phone call, prescriptions? Lower Peover Parish Council and local business AvA-V are supporting the establishment of a local group of volunteers to assist our local community at this difficult time. Attached is also a list of local amenities available to you in the village and its surrounding areas. If you need help, or know someone in Lower Peover who might be vulnerable and need assistance, please contact:

Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:00am and 5:30pm please call: 01565 758 000

Local Business AvA-V will be taking calls during this time

Out of Hours Number (Monday to Friday 5:30pm onwards and Saturday and Sunday) please call:

Alison Painter on: 07946 389051 or George Dutton on: 07968 798928

Or email us at:

info@lowerpeoversupport.co.uk

V O L U N T E E R S – W E N E E D Y O U R H E L P

If you would like to volunteer to help other people in the village, we would be delighted. We are looking for volunteers who can help with shopping, picking up prescriptions, dog walkers, and a friendly voice for a chat at the end of the phone.

Good neighbours and community spirit can make a big difference to others at this time.

To volunteer please email us at: info@lowerpeoversupport.co.uk with information about how you would be able to help, and times and days you would be available each week and we will be in touch.

L O C A L A M E N I T I E S

S H O P P I N G

The Country Store

Everyday Shopping Requirements

Open for Business between 8am – 8pm – 7 days a week

Telephone Number: 01565 722588

Plumley Village Store & Post Office

Everyday Shopping Requirements

Open for Business between 8am – 8pm – Monday to Friday | Saturday 08:30am – 4:30pm | Sunday – Closed

DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Telephone Number: 01565 722277

Traditional Farmhouse Beef – Cheadle Farm, Cheadle Lane

For fresh meat and poultry

Open for Business 10:00am – 2:00pm – Monday to Saturday

DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Telephone Number: 01565 722228 or 07871570557

The Village Veg Company

For Fruit and Vegetables

Telephone Number: 07921 836 324 (Or find them on facebook)

DELIVERY AVAILABLE

The Egg Lady

For Fresh Eggs

Sampling Home Farm , Ullford Hall Lane www.theegglady.co.uk

Telephone Number: 07825 788277 (Or find them on facebook)

DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Sheldons Dairy

For Milk Delivery Only

Please email: sales@sheldonsonline.co.uk

Telephone Number: 01565 634509

The Cheshire Pantry Co.

Essential Food Boxes Including Milk, Bread & Eggs

Telephone Number: 07913 037059 (Or find them on facebook)

DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Cheshire Community Action

Online Grocery Delivery

Cheshire Community Action have set up several accounts with Morrisons and Tesco for on-line delivery using their bank details and they will then ask the older person to send them a cheque to cover the shopping – they have found that for a lot of more vulnerable clients they do not want to enter their bank details on-line. Older people can be registered onto their scheme using an on-line form at www.healthylivingconsortium.net or you can phone them.

T A K E – A W A Y S

The Bells of Peover

For Pub Food, Wine & Beer

Available: Fri & Sat 5-8pm | Sun 12-4pm

Telephone Number: 01565 722269

(Please call for food from 4pm & Pre book Sun food before 9pm Saturday )

Dominos Pizza Knutsford

Takeaway Pizza

Available 7 days a week 11am – 10:45pm

Telephone Number: 01565 621666

Or order online www.dominos.co.uk

If you are a local business offering amenities, groceries or can help in any way during this time, and would like adding to this list please contact us at: info@lowerpeoversupport.co.uk

Coronavirus Scam Warning

March 25th, 2020 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on Coronavirus Scam Warning)
Residents across Cheshire are being urged to be vigilant following an emerging national trend of fraudsters taking advantage of the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Nationally, there have been reports of people visiting homes posing as police officers and health officials in a bid to gain entry to homes of the elderly and vulnerable.

Some reports suggest scammers are even promising fake coronavirus tests or offering to deliver shopping and other essentials in exchange for money to assist those who are self-isolating.

Whilst there have been no specific reports within the county residents are urged to remain vigilant and be on their guard.

Police and crime commissioner David Keane said: “It is despicable that fraudsters are exploiting this public health emergency and targeting the most vulnerable people in our communities at a time when they are more vulnerable than ever.

“Police in Cheshire are continuing to work hard to keep us safe in these uncertain times and I would urge you to follow the key scam advice below to help you stay safe in your homes.”

Key advice
•Police officers will never approach you to take a Coronavirus test.
•If someone knocks at your door, always examine and check their identification. If you are unsure please call the organisation or company they are claiming to work for. If they are genuine they will not mind.
•You do not have to let them in and they must leave if you tell them to.
•Never let anyone in your house unless they are someone you know and trust.
•If someone is trying to rush you into doing something, handing over money or taking a test it is likely that they are involved in a scam.
•Never give money or your card and pin number to anyone.
•Be aware that scammers can be clever, they will have done their homework and will often know a lot of information about people they target. Often they are very organised.
•If you believe that you have been victim of fraud call us on 101 or report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Message Sent By
Caroline Tozer (Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Communications Officer, Police and Crime Commissioner)
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