Lower Peover’s Tree of imagination has been awarded a ‘Little Gem’ award by the Community Pride Competition 2015.
On 23rd September 2015 two Winsford residents were sentenced at Chester Crown Court for being concerned in the supply of Cannabis. The offences date back to August 2013 but due to court proceedings and adjournments they have only been dealt with after pleading guilty to the offence.
Anthony Hamill 31 years of Dierden Street, Winsford received 21 months imprisonment suspended for a period of two years and £1800 court costs. Cara Washburn 24 years of Chiltern Way, Winsford received 12 months imprisonment suspended for a 12 month period.
On 22nd September 2015, 3 males who have been living rough in Northwich Town Centre broke into St Wilfred’s Church on Witton Street, Northwich and stole candle sticks and cash from a charity box. They were arrested swiftly by Police and on 24th September were given instant justice with all three receiving custodial sentences. Steven Evans 41 years received 44 days, Mark Tyrer 39 years received 84 days and James Burke 18 years received 35 days in custody.
Please watch out for your Elderly neighbours and family
On Monday 28th September 2015 a distraction burglary occurred on a 93 year old lady in Meadow Lane, Moulton. At about 14:30 hrs a male walked into the victims house and asked were the money was. He stole a quantity of cash from the premises. The male is described as white mid-20’s, of slim build.
At approximately 15:10pm the same day in Beechfield, Moulton a white male wearing a green fluorescent workman’s jacket and a cap called at an elderly ladies home stating he had damaged her guttering and had repaired it for her and the cost would be £50. The lady challenged the male who made off. No damage or work had been completed. We do not know if these two incidents are connected but are continuing are investigations.
These are despicable crimes against elderly victims and I would urge the community to be vigilant and look out for your neighbours. We would sooner you report any suspicious activity and have a false call with good intent rather than miss the opportunity to identify suspects for these type of offences. At the very least if you are concerned call in on the neighbour, record any details particularly of motor vehicles persons may be using and report the incident to the Police. If anyone has information or has had a similar call at their premises please contact the Police.
Kingsmead Parish Council with support from the Police and Chester West and Chester Council are in the process of setting up a community speed watch scheme. These schemes are run by the community and support the reduction of collisions and speed offences within your own community. Davenham Parish Council set a scheme up some months ago.
If you would be interested in volunteering and setting up a scheme in your Parish please contact your local parish council to discuss and the Police will be happy to support setting up a scheme in your area.
We are currently planning our Halloween and Bonfire initiative for October and early November period. We are working with our partners the council, housing providers, schools and fire service to ensure children are aware of the dangers at this time of year and the fear a small minority cause to residents when they commit ASB in the community. Please ensure you ask your children were they are going and what they are doing during these periods. We will deal with any incidents robustly and in some instances if you are a tenant as a result of your children’s behaviour you could face tenancy action.
We are also continuing to focus patrols within Northwich park areas including Carey Park, Griffith Park and Vickers parkway as a result of reports of drug dealing in these locations during the day.
Without the community coming forward and giving us vital information we cannot target these individuals. If you do not want to contact the Police and leave your details can you ring Crime Stoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Inspector Dave Snasdell
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Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington
Week: 18th September 2015
On Tuesday 16th September a 22 year old male from the Merseyside area was stopped on the Old High Street, Winsford for money laundering after he was searched and found to be in possession of a large quantity of money he could not account for. He was later bailed whilst enquires are concluded into the money.
Overnight Sunday 14th September vehicle keys to a Nissan Duke were taken via the letter box of a house in Wheelock Close, Northwich. The vehicle was then stolen from the drive. This is a common method by thieves to steal vehicles and I would again urge residents to keep vehicle keys out of sight and not left in hallways near to front and rear doors. We have had a number of vehicles stolen by this method over the past few weeks don’t be the next victim.
Overnight Sunday 13th September a BMX bike was stolen from a shed in Northway, Winnington.
During the day on Wednesday 16th September a Yamaha motorcycle was stolen from Mid Cheshire College campus, Hartford. The vehicle has been recovered in Owley Wood Road, Weaverham.
Incidents of Note
During Sunday evening 13th September we had numerous complaints from residents of vehicle racing up and down the A54 Winsford bypass and parking up on the flashes car park. This has not been a problem for many months so we will be putting extra patrols in the area to prevent a reoccurrence of the ASB caused by these vehicles and will consider seizing vehicles of persistent offenders.
During the past few weeks Northwich Town centre has seen an increase in vagrants drinking in the street and causing alarm and distress. We have arrested a number of these individuals and they have been bailed not to return into the town but again breached these conditions and been re-arrested. I have authorised a dispersal order under the crime and disorder act which allows officers to request persons causing or likely to cause antisocial behaviour to leave the area and not return with 48 hours or they will be arrested. We are also looking to apply for community behaviour orders against some of these individuals if they continue to cause ASB to prohibit them from the town centre.
As part of a week-long operation to visit licensed premises throughout the area on Thursday evening we had a Multi – Agency Licensing Operation in Winsford with Immigration Enforcement, Cheshire West and Chester Council Licensing, Cheshire Fire & Rescue and our Northwich LPU Specials.
Seven restaurant and takeaway premises were visits and dealt with for minor breaches of license conditions and one male was arrested for being a failed Asylum Seeker. These operations are important to ensure that business comply with legislation and ensure they are safe premises to visit by the community.
We will continue to work in partnership with all licence premises to support them and ensure they deal with inappropriate behaviour by just a few people. The Pub watch schemes run in both Northwich and Winsford works really well with licensees were they can discuss concerns and raise issues to the Police. They continually actively have individuals who are excluded from all the premises in the area if there behaviour has been found to be unacceptable.
Change in the Weather
Just a reminder, the cold weather is starting to creep in along with the dark mornings and nights. Be sure you have your vehicles checked over for the winter months so you reduce the risk of collisions and breakdowns which seasonally increase at this time of year.
I would also remind you not to leave your vehicles running unattended to either heat the car up or defrost the windscreen as we often have opportunist thieves target these vehicles and steal them. The most common one is leaving the car running unattended outside the local shops whilst the drivers run in to get a morning paper. Don’t be the one who gets caught out!
Winsford Salt Festival
This weekend is the Winsford Salt Regatta on the Marina and flashes with over 40 narrow boats in attendance and activities on throughout the weekend. All the community is invited and you can find out what’s on at the Winsford Town Council website.
Inspector Dave Snasdell
Visit the heritage centres WI inspiring women exhibition.
Report from Cheshire Police to 1.7.2015
Burglary – Birchwood Drive – still under investigation
Holly Tree Drive – shed break – still under investigation
Tree down with Power cable attached to it – numerous reports
Although it isn’t technically Lower Peover I thought I would mention the numerous reports of criminal damage at Shakerley Mere. I am working with the Shakerley Green Space Warden to try and solve this problem – CCTV discussed and the locking and closing of the Mere on an evening.
No outcome as yet due to finances /funding being discussed
Fibre Broadband is spreading with Cabinet 2 going live in the next week. If you are unsure what cabinet your phone line comes from and if fibre broadband is available google ‘BT ADSL checker’ enter your phone number and you should be told what cabinet and exchange you are with and if fibre is available. If it is you will need to contact your provider and ask to be switched over to fibre broadband.
PLEASE NOTE cost should be the same or lower than you are currently paying for Broadband.