Wilmslow West and Chorley police newsletter Feb to Mar 19

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Wilmslow West and Chorley police newsletter
February/March 2019


During February I have helped to support a force-wide campaign to tackle the “Fatal 4” causes of road collisions (excessive speed, drink/drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile device at the wheel) by carrying out speed enforcement on multiple roads across Wilmslow and Chorley. Subsequently, dozens of drivers have either been referred to educational courses or had enforcement action taken against them where necessary. This transpired to be a particularly pertinent operation as the recent favourable weather has brought out more than the expected number of drivers and pedestrians.
The good weather and February school break also saw a slight increase in anti-social behaviour incidents involving young people being reported in parts of the Wilmslow policing area, although nothing out of the ordinary in the West and Chorley ward. However, I conducted comprehensive patrols in response to these demands focussing on likely hotspots such as the Carrs Park and Wilmslow town centre. Children often do not understand the distress and concern their behaviour can sometimes cause other members of the community, which is why the initial police response to such incidents focuses on educating children to enable them to understand their responsibilities within the community.

Finally, residents and visitors to Wilmslow are invited to have their say on Cheshire East Council proposals to address the town’s parking problems. Comments can be submitted to representatives of the council at an exhibition of the plans on Wednesday 6th March (6pm to 8pm) at the United Reformed Church meeting rooms; alternatively, the following email address can be used:
wilmslowparking@cheshireeast.gov.uk. The consultation is open until the middle of March and more information can be found here: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/car_parks_and_parking/parking-consultations/wilmslow-parking-review.aspx


A trend of keyless ignition vehicles being stolen has been identified nationally. This month's crime prevention tips focus on how you can help to tackle keyless car thefts:
  • Ensure your car’s computer software is up to date. Speak to your car dealer or check your car manufacturer’s website if you are unsure about how to do this
  • Keep your vehicle key in a RFID blocking pouch to shield it from unwanted signals
  • Find out if you can switch your car key off – some keys have this function and you should check your manual or speak to your car dealer to see if this can be done
  • Store you vehicle keys as far away from windows and doors as possible so that the signal produced is weaker from outside, making it less likely that the signal can be intercepted
  • Remember the basics: lock your car even if it’s only unattended for a short time – if you use a fob, double check that it has worked and don’t rely on the vehicle to lock itself
  • Old school methods are good too: consider purchasing a steering wheel lock
  • Consider the use of a tracking system so that you can monitor your car’s whereabouts
  • Report suspicious activity to police, providing as much detail as possible. There may be a legitimate reason for the activity, but at the very least this information helps up to build up a picture of what has been happening in your area and could relate to other reports we may have received
  • For more advice visit www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/home-safety-and-security
How to contact the police:
Police surgery dates (at Wilmslow Police Station):
  • 6th March 2pm – 3pm
  • 13th March 11am – 12pm
  • 20th March 2pm – 3pm
  • 28th March 2pm – 3pm

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Twitter: @WslowWestChoPol and @PoliceWilmslow

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