Each year end, The Ark Community cafe gives away any profits to local groups who would benefit from a donation. If you know of a voluntary community group who would be interested in receiving a one off amount, please ask them to contact Kathryn Holmes, 01606 889879, for details of how to apply - the procedure is simple. Applications should be received by 28th January.
Please note the last opening of the cafe this year is 8th December when profits will be given to the Children’s Society as it’s Christmas Jumper Day - feel free to wear yours if you’re coming along! We reopen, after the Panto season, on Friday 16th February 2024.
The Ark Cafe exists to serve & support the community, it’s run entirely by volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome, please ring Kathryn for information. To be clear, St John’s Church owns the premises & the Ark hires them from the Church. It is open Fridays during term time 9-2pm, school holidays 10-2pm .
Due to non attendance to most surgeries held, surgery locations have been reviewed. PCSO surgeries will be held in conjunction with ASB locations to provide reassurance to our community.
My next PCSO surgery will be held ***** hours. Come along to discuss your community issues/concerns, alternatively contact me on 07812 781911, email email@example.com or on WEAVER and CUDDINGTON police social media platform.
48 x resident voice surveys received throughout NOVEMBER thank you! Our aim throughout December’s month is to address all your community concerns raised.
SPEED – WITHENS LANE, WILLOW GREEN, WARRINGTON ROAD, 2 X WALNUT AVENUE, ST JOHNS WAY, NORTHWICH ROAD, 2 X NORLEY ROAD, CHESTER ROAD, LIME AVENUE, WEAVERHAM ROAD
PARKING – WILLOW GREEN, WALNUT AVENUE, NORLEY ROAD, 3 X FOREST STREET, 2 X GREEN PARK, BEECH HEYES DRIVE, CHURCH STREET, BLANK LOCATION
DRUGS – 3 X WALNUT AVENUE, RUSSET ROAD PARK, 2 X LIME AVENUE SHOPS
ASB – WALLERSCOTE ROAD, LIME AVENUE
VISIBILITY – WALNUT AVENUE, THE CORNERS, NORTHWICH ROAD, LIME AVENUE
NO CONCERNS – WILLOW GREEN, WALNUT AVENUE, 2 X THE CORNERS, LIME AVENUE, 3 X ELM ROAD
OTHER – WELL LANE-CUT THROUGH SCHOOL RUN, THE CRESCENT-DOG FOULING, MILTON ROUGH-PRIORITISE CHILDRENS SAFETY, SMITHY LANE-FOCUS ON CRIME NOT SOCIAL MEDIA
SANDIWAY LIBRARY are to hold a citizen advice bureau on 1st December from 11-1230 pm. FREE event with refreshments provided for all. Come along to chat about ways to save money on utility bills, find out about support schemes and how to stay warm this winter.
WEAVER and CUDDINGTON beat team have meet with CHESHIRE POLICE traffic management officer to discuss our ward CSW schemes. Currently we have
1 volunteer for CUDDINGTON
2 volunteers for ACTON BRIDGE
0 volunteers for WEAVERHAM
If you have any time spare to volunteers helping to keep our roads safe within our communities, please PM your details.
Thank you to CUDDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL clerk and Cllr Gillian EDWARDS for the invitation to the official opening of SANDIWAY PRIMARY SCHOOL pedestrian walk route.
Speed concerns raised by CUDDINGTON parish council on behalf of local residents has been address this week. Speed enforcement has been conducted on CHESTER ROAD, the highest recorded speed captured being 42 mph.
Exciting news!! Mini Police is coming to WEAVERHAM ACADEMDY PRIMARY SCHOOL funded by WEAVERHAM PARISH YOUTH COMMITTEE and an anonymous member of the public.
Year 5/6 pupils have been invited to complete an application form in preparation for a mini police interview. Once accepted, the pupils will receive a letter of congratulations, have a uniform fitting session, and attend their attestation in front of their parents/peers/teachers where they will make their ‘mini police promise’.
Invitations have started to be issued to children within our ward for their good community work, positive attitude, caring for others. Both SANDIWAY and WEAVERHAM ACADEMDY PRIMARY SCHOOLS pupils have received nomination and invitations have been hand delivered by your PCSO.
Keyless car theft – what is it? Cars with keyless entry unlock automatically when the key comes within a short distance of the car. Keyless car theft, also known as 'relay theft', occurs when a device is used to fool the car into thinking the key is close by; this unlocks the car and allowed the ignition to be started. Thieves only need to be within a few metres of your car key to capture the signal and can take just 20 to 30 seconds. If you must push a button on your car key to access your car, you don't have keyless entry – but please still be aware and look out for your neighbours!
How to protect your car -
Ask your dealer
• Is keyless entry standard or optional fit on your vehicle?
• Can the wireless signals on your fob be turned off overnight?
• Is a motion sensor fob available? This puts the key to sleep and deactivates it when it's not moving.
Keep car keys safe
• When at home, keep your car key (and the spare) well away from the car and avoid leaving near your doors or windows.
• Put the keys in a screened tin/box/bag to disrupt the communication range. Test to check that it works.
Use a signal-blocking pouch
• The pouch, such as a Faraday bag, is inexpensive and lined with layers of metallic materials.
Use a steering wheel lock
• A steering wheel lock is an effective mechanical device that thieves' technology can't unlock.
Re-programme your keys
• If you buy a second-hand vehicle, you may not have been given all of the keys. To be sure, get the keys re-programmed so previous owners can't access the vehicle.
• Contact an approved auto locksmith or your vehicle manufacturer.
Check if your vehicle has an immobiliser
• Find out by looking in the handbook or ask a mechanic to check. Fitting a Thatcham-approved immobiliser will make it harder to steal and can lower your insurance premium.
• If you park on a driveway, park as close to the property as you can.
• If you have more than one vehicle on your driveway, park the less desirable vehicle in front of the more desirable one to block its access.
• Fold down or removable driveway bollards are a simple and secure solution adding an extra layer of security.
• A wide range of wired and wireless options are available to put you in control of your security.
Speed enforcement has been conducted on STATION ROAD ACTON BRIDGE, the highest recorded speed being 40 mph in a 30 mph zone. Video evidence has been processed for our central ticket office to progress further. For a safer village/roads please adhere to the speed limits in place.
WEAVER and CUDDINGTON beat team have worked in partnership with DVSA drivers & vehicles standard agency and CWAC monitoring officer outside WEAVERHAM HIGH SCHOOL. The aim of the operation was to conduct vehicle/driver checks on school bus transport. Mechanical vehicle checks, seating checks, emergency window checks, tyre tread, operator licence checks, TACO. Pleased to report all drivers were allowed to continue on their way after the road side checks were complete.
WEAVERHAM ACADEMDY reception class were visited this morning to discuss roles of the police. After the classroom discussion, children tried on old police uniform and sitting in the P CSO vehicle.
Rogue traders may quote low prices, but they will soon demand more money and very often the work they claim needs doing is completely unnecessary.
Remember, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
• Don’t be pressured into agreeing to work being done. Many rogue traders will try to worry or pressure people into having work done. Even if there is an issue you have been meaning to fix don’t be rushed into saying yes.
• Use reputable traders. If you do need work doing to your property, use a trader that is recommended or deemed trustworthy. Contact your local Trading Standards or Citizens Advice to find out if they have an approved trader list.
• Get at least 3 quotes. By getting 3 different quotes you will get a good idea of what is a fair price for the work and what is involved.
• Check before you let officials into your home. If someone says they are from a utilities company and there is a problem in the area, close the door and use the contact number you have from bills to call them and ask if they are working in the area.
• Many doorstep criminals will have fake ID which will have a contact number on, don’t use this or trust that it is genuine.
• The simplest way to reduce the risk is not to engage with any doorstep sellers. You can politely say you don’t deal with doorstep sellers.
Please share and look out for elderly and vulnerable neighbours as they are often targeted.
Message Sent By Michelle Gillett (Cheshire Police, Northwich LPU, Weaver and Cuddington PCSO)
Pete Waterman OBE and his 'Merry Railnuts' team are making a Christmas Hit for all the family during this year's festive season at Blakemere Village.
They are setting up their award winning “Making Tracks III” 64ft long model railway that will include interactive elements for children and adults with a few hidden surprises! Following its recent success at Chester Cathedral, Pete Waterman and the Railnuts team will be bringing their layout to Cheshire Outdoors at Blakemere Village hosted by Magical Wonderland at Christmas.
Remember a magical childhood Christmas when you woke to find Santa had left you a toy train set?
This incedible 64ft long model railway, which first appeared at Chester Cathedral between July and September 2023, will be in full festive style to be enjoyed by the entire family. The model railway features Milton Keynes Railway station – a modern image model layout with some very special never before seen features and trains.
The display will be open for business between 16th_December and 7th_January.
Tickets (at £6 per person, U5's free) can be pre-booked HERE.
PRESS HERE to see a variety of 'Making Tracks at Blakemere' videos on YouTube.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW Join Hansel and Gretel on their adventures as they encounter a Duck, a Bear, and a Witch from January 25th to 28th, 2024, at St John's Church Hall, Sandiway. Secure your tickets now at www.ticketsource.co.uk/sandiway-pantomime-group
Charities, Organisations and Constituted Community groups across the borough will have a chance to apply for the Cheshire West and Chester's UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) which is set to launch its second open call for projects for Community and Place from 20 November.
In total the Council is aiming to allocate up to £1.5m to support heritage, cultural and community projects for activity in 2024-2025, responding to identified local challenges, gaps in provision and to help residents and communities with the cost-of-living crisis.
PRESS HERE to learn more. The deadline for applications is 20 December 2023.