Wilmslow West and Chorley police newletter Jan to Feb 19

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Wilmslow West and Chorley police newsletter
January/February 2019


 
 
 
The snow and ice which has arrived in the past couple of weeks is nature's reminder that - welcome or otherwise - spring is still some time away. As such, I and other officers have dealt with a range of winter related incidents, including road traffic collisions on frozen roads and children throwing snowballs at vehicles.
Additionally, arterial routes, including Altrincham Road and Knutsford Road, have benefitted from increased speed enforcement over the past month as part of a National Police Chiefs Council campaign. The aim of enforcement is to educate drivers of the necessity to abide by speed limits as excessive speed has been identified as one of the "Fatal 4" top causes of road deaths and injuries.
Long term solutions to the parking issues across the town continue to be investigated by Cheshire East Council, who are supported by police and the public. Dozens of proposals have been drawn up by the council and members of the community are invited to have their say on them; these can be viewed by visiting wilmslow.co.uk. I am pleased that Cheshire East Council has accepted that there is a need to seek permanent solutions to the problem and I will be submitting the views of the police to them.
The weather is forecast to remain cold for the next few days at least, so let's look out for each other and stay safe out there!


This month’s policing tips focus on Winter vehicle security and road safety:
  • Keep your vehicle locked (even if you are only leaving it for a short time) and double check that your key fob has actually locked the doors
  • Valuable items attract thieves: remove them from your vehicle; or, at the very least, lock them out of sight
  • Make sure that keys are kept safe – store them in a secure part of your house and out of the view of others
  • Sit in the car while it is defrosting – do not leave it unattended
  • Report suspicious activity to police, providing as much detail as you can
  • Check that your front and rear lights are working and that they are clean enough for you and others to see
  • Ensure that you can see out of your windscreen and that you have enough screen wash to keep it clean
  • Make sure you have the correct tyre pressure (found in your car manual) and tread depth (ideally 3mm)
  • Monitor weather forecasts: if extreme weather is predicted, don’t travel unless it is necessary. If it is unavoidable, take supplies such as food, drink, warm clothes and a charged phone in case you get stuck
  • When driving in poor weather, drive to the conditions: leave plenty of time for your journey, slow down and increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front
  • More information can be found at https://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/
How to contact the police: 

  • Visit www.cheshire.police.uk/contact
  • Wilmslow Police Station helpdesk (open 9am – 5pm Mon to Fri, excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Telephone 101 for non-emergencies or 999 in an emergency

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Police surgery dates (at Wilmslow Police Station):
  • 4th February 2pm – 3pm
  • 11th February 11am – 12pm
  • 19th February 11am – 12pm
  • 26th February 2pm – 3pm
 
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