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Monthly Newsletter   April 2015
Western Rural Police Team 
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Message from Inspector Keith Curbishley
It is amazing how much the nature of policing has changed even during the span of my own service. Improved technology and regulation has greatly reduced many of the crimes that were prevalent only a few years ago – for example thefts of vehicles and of mobile phones, both of which have become far more difficult and less profitable to the offenders. However, changes in society have brought other offences to the forefront. Last month, I talked about Child Sexual exploitation which is now widely recognised. Domestic abuse has also become less tolerated – all reports are taken seriously which means that far more victims are willing to come forward. Drug crime and the associated mental health issues and violence offences are also more prominent and having an increasing impact on public services. 
Whilst is will always be necessary for people to remain vigilant against opportunistic theft, people can utilize technology themselves to protect their own property and families. It is also necessary to remain vigilant to learn what new emerging threats and crime trends are coming to the fore. If you have not already done so, please register with Cheshire Alert, to receive up to date information and advice.

Local priorities for April  2015

  1. Burglaries – Shed and garage burglaries across the area have a notable incidence of high value pedal cycles being stolen. Police are currently trying to identify if cyclists are being followed home from rides out, or if offenders are looking at social media and activity sites to identify people who own expensive bikes, and also use the sites to identify their addresses. Cyclists are encouraged to check their security settings on social media sites and also to be wary about being followed, if they have an expensive bike mounted on the back of their car after a ride.
  2. Road Safety – Vehicle tax, MOT’s and Insurance are all managed electronically these days. As such, it can be easy to overlook renewing these important documents. Detection is a simple matter of a roadside check. These checks can be as a result of speed enforcement work, which local officers are doing on a regular basis or as a result of a moving traffic offence, which will be far more likely if the driver is drunk or under the influence of drugs.
  3. ASB – many people enjoy a Friday or Saturday night out in town, socializing with friends. Unfortunately, some people act in an antisocial manner if they have too much to drink and spoil the environment for the majority. Local officers are aware of those areas where such behavior is most prevalent and will look to act and take positive action against those who have overstepped the mark.

Local news Frodsham     


  • Community Speedwatch is designed to increase awareness about the dangers of speeding.

Speeding is one of the factors that most affects the quality of life within the Frodsham area, which in turn makes it one of the biggest community priorities.
Until now the Neighbourhood Policing Team has been able to do some work to tackle this problem. However, because we are being told speeding is a big concern we want to work with you. We think that the Community SpeedWatch programme is a good way to move forward.
Community SpeedWatch allows members of the community to volunteer and take action, helping us to educate drivers on the roads of concern in your area.
The scheme is managed by Frodsham Town Council and Cheshire Police, but run by volunteers. Volunteers use equipment that monitors the speed of passing traffic and records the details, later adding them to a database. Vehicle checks are 
Think you can make a difference in your area? Get in touch via your local Police Community Support Officer Neil Flanagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view
Local Officer Details
PCSO20619 Neil Flanagan 
Frodsham Police Station, Ship Street, WA6 7NW.
01606 362543
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Local news Helsby

  • There has been an increase in complaints of parking around Helsby Hillside and Hornsmill School. Local PCSO’s have been monitoring the areas during school pick up and drop off and advising drivers if they are parked in an obstructing manner. Please have respect for the residents who live around the schools and do not block or park over driveways. When parking on a pavement make sure that pedestrians are able to pass safely and there is enough space to fit a wheelchair or push chair past without the pedestrian having to step onto the road.
  • There have been a number of complaints of speeding motorists on Primrose Lane in Helsby. Local officers have been carrying out speed watch on this road to monitor this.
  • There were reports of ASB on the car park of Tesco. Youths were seen kicking a football and hitting it against a car. This was reported and investigated and CCTV was collected. If you see anything else suspicious in the area please report it via 101.

Local Officer Details
PCSO21596 Phil Brandreth. 
Frodsham Police Station, Ship Street, WA6 7NW.
01606 362543
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Local news    
Delamere, Kingsley, Hatchemere, Utkinton, Dunham on the Hill and Great Barrow

  • There has been reports of cold callers on Tirley Lane in Utkinton. The salesperson was rude to the resident and left without saying anything once the resident said they did not want anything. If you do feel that a cold caller is suspicious please ask for ID, details of who they work for and if you still feel uncertain please call 101 and report it in.
  • There has been an attempted burglary in the Mouldsworth area. This was reported and is being investigated. Please make sure all valuables are out of sight and property is securely locked at all times of the day. If you do see any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area please report it in via 101 or report it to local the officer.
  • The speed of motorists on Station Road, Delamere keeps being mentioned. Please for your safety and others follow the speed limits and when the weather is bad take extra care on the roads. Be aware that pedestrians walk by and along the road daily where there are no pavements. If you do see any vehicles driving dangerously please report it in. 

          Local Officer Details
PCSO21596 Phil Brandreth. 
Frodsham Police Station, Ship Street, WA6 7NW.
01606 362543
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You said we did – Helsby 
You Said: Increase the patrol around the allotments in Helsby due to suspicious activity being reported. 
We Did: We have added this area to our patrol plans and are monitoring it throughout the day and night. 
You Said: The new benches in the Park by Lower Robin Hood Lane have been damaged
We Did: Again we have increased the presence around this area and monitoring it both day and night. 
You Said: There is an increase in speeding motorists along Primrose Lane at all times in the day
We Did: Local PCSO’s have been out in this area with the speed gun noting all speeding motorists and taken vehicle details. 
You said we did - Delamere, Kingsley, Hatchemere, Utkinton, Dunham on the Hill and Great Barrow
You Said: There are speeding motorists on Top Road in Kingsley
We Did: Local PCSO went and monitored the speed on the road with the speed gun. We also deployed a speed activation devise on this road which monitors and shows the driver the speed they are travelling. 
You Said: Monitor the parking on Dark Lane, Kingsley due to vehicles blocking footpaths.
We Did: This has been added to the local officers patrol plan and any issues regarding parking will result in the owner of the vehicles being advised and asked to move them to a safer place. 
You Said: Can we monitor the parking around Kingsley CP School
We Did: Local PCSO’s have been in attendance around the school drop off times. Drivers of the vehicles have been advised and asked to move their vehicles if they are causing an obstruction. 
You said we did – Frodsham
You said: Local residents expressing concern about youths causing a nuisance on off road bikes
We did: A number of off road bikes have been seen riding around the Frodsham area and if caught they will be seized and section 59 Warning Notices will be issued.
You said:  Residents have been increasingly concerned about the parking of vehicles around St.Lukes RC Primary School.
We did: Local PCSO Neil Flanagan has been targeting Whitehall Place and surrounding roads and issuing warnings where necessary. Neil will continue to monitor the issues at the school with a view to working with the school, resdients, parents and the council to formulate possible solutions.
You said: You would like to see engagement between the police and schools to discuss Stranger Danger and Road Safety issues.
We did: PCSO Neil Flanagan has been carrying out School Visits and talking to pupils in relation to Stranger Danger and will be doing Let’s Walk Road Safety Courses with pupils in Year 3 and 4 at all 4 primary school during March and April.


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