Wilmslow West and Chorley police newsletter - April 21

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Wilmslow West and Chorley police newsletter
April to May 2021

James Morris
Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) 22573
Wilmslow West and Chorley ward

Follow Wilmslow West and Chorley Police on Facebook and Twitter: @WslowWestChoPol

Significant progress has been made with reducing anti-social behaviour at Spring Street car park in Wilmslow town centre, thanks to dedicated efforts from police, the local authority, residents and other organisations. The car park has had new external barriers installed that are closed from 8pm every day and all day on Sundays. Additional measures put in place include bollards, speed humps and signage. Issues at the car park had increased in the months from December, but it is hoped that the new measures will reduce problems relating to anti-social behaviour by young people. Police patrols of the car park will continue.

Reports of children lighting fires in Carrs Park have also been dealt with by officers. Patrols of the area have been increased with the arrival of better weather, leading to the problem area being discovered along with a small den being used by children to hang out and light fires. A number of children have been advised about the dangers of lighting fires and it has been requested that the den be dismantled to discourage further issues.

Earlier this month, officers charged two males from Bolton with 21 burglaries that took place between September 2019 and April 2021 in Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Mobberley and Knutsford. It is important to keep your security under review to ensure that your property is as safe as it can be. You can do this by following some of the crime prevention methods listed below:
  • Place “beware of the dog” signs around your property
  • Cut back hedges and trees to remove hiding places
  • Fit sheds and gates with robust locks and bells (to alert when they have been opened)
  • Ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your house when you go out. Don’t advertise on social media when you are out of the house
  • Buy a signal-proof box or pouch for keeping keyless car fobs in
  • Consider buying a Ring doorbell or similar device that records when movement is detected. Put up CCTV signage
  • Lock all gates, garages and sheds. Place wheelie bins across your driveway
  • Remove all valuables from your vehicle and lock other items out of sight
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Move all keys away from access points and put them in an obvious place; put keyless car fobs in a box and lock them away
  • Turn your security light on and leave a light on within your house
  • Set your house alarm
It is particularly important to watch out for your neighbours. A productive action is to set up a messaging group for your street, for example through WhatsApp or Facebook to share information about suspicious people or vehicles to watch out for. If suspicious activity is noticed, it should also be reported to police at www.cheshire.police.uk/contact

Police surgery dates for May 2021 (all being held on social media – get in touch via @WslowWestChoPol on Facebook and Twitter):
  • 4th May 1pm – 2pm
  • 10th May 11am – 12pm
  • 18th May 11am – 12pm
  • 24th May 2pm – 3pm
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James Morris (Cheshire Police, Wilmslow West and Chorley PCSO, Macclesfield LPU)

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