Lower Peover Community Broadband Partnership
We have a small group of households from Lower Peover looking to set up arrangements for co-funding fibre broadband solution to homes and businesses in the Village that currently have lower than 6MB speed. If you're interested [NO Commitment at this stage] We need your name, home address and home telephone number [if applicable]. Please send this to firstname.lastname@example.org
Having a community fibre partnership with Openreach means we'll be connected to the national fibre network which brings many benefits including a choice of the internet service provider, reliability, value for money and sustainability.
Warning Issued Following Hoax Calls from Scammers Claiming To Be Police Officers
Detectives have been made aware of a spate of hoax calls from scammers claiming to be police officers from Cheshire Constabulary acting on behalf of HMRC.
There have been several reports over the last two months whereby people have been receiving calls from someone purporting to be a police officer or from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The first part of the call is automated and asks the victim to press 1 in order to be connected to HMRC.
A recorded message then informs the victim that they have an unpaid tax bill and that there is a warrant out for their arrest unless they pay the balance immediately.
The fraudsters then ask the victims to make a bank transfer to pay off their supposed outstanding tax bill.
Scammers can also make calls appear as though they come from legitimate numbers and in one recent case the numbers traced back to a Cheshire based police station and HMRC.
Detective Sergeant Chris Jacques of the Economic Crime Unit said: “It is important to remember that police officer and HRMC will never call you and ask you to settle the balance of a tax bill over the phone.
“Telephone numbers can easily be spoofed and you should never trust the number you see on your telephone display.
“If you receive a suspicious call, do not give any information over the phone and end the call immediately.
“I would advise anyone who believes that they may have been a victim to this scam to please report it to us on 101 or via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/.”
Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “I am deeply concerned to hear about this recent spate of fraudsters claiming to be police officers.
“Fraud has a significant emotional and financial impact on victims so, as the Police and Crime Commissioner, I am committed to supporting those affected and to ensure that action is taken.
“I am urging all residents to remain vigilant and tell their family, friends and neighbours to be wary of these scams in order to protect against fraud in Cheshire.”
Anyone who believes they have been contacted fraudulently or have been a victim of fraud should call Cheshire Police on 101 and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Garden Waste Collections
28 May 2020
Garden Waste collections were suspended in March at the start of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown as staff sickness levels in the workforce increased, and this decision ensured the domestic waste and recycling service could continue to operate as normal
Staff sickness levels have fallen in recent weeks and more staff are now available to collect residents’ garden waste in addition to providing the usual service.
What is happening?
Collections will return to the previously advertised schedule and we will continue to monitor the national Covid risk rating, infection rate, and the continued availability of staff in the weeks to come to ensure we can continue to run all services while ensuring staff safety.
Residents will be asked not to overfill their bins or to leave the additional garden waste next to their bin, as crews will not be able to collect any side waste and they will be asked to put their green bin out by 7am on their normal scheduled collection day.
We will only be able to empty garden waste containers once on the scheduled collection day. Excess garden waste can be composted, taken to the nearest recycling centre or placed into the garden waste container ready for the next scheduled collection.
Household waste and recycling collections will continue as normal.
Re-introduction of garden waste collections
The garden waste collection will re-commence from 4 June 2020. Garden waste will be collected:
- On the residents normal scheduled collection day.
- Waste must be contained within the correct garden container provided.
- Additional garden waste not placed in the container will not be collected. ( see FAQs)
- Bins must be out by 7am on scheduled collection days.
- Residents must leave the containers out if not collected as collections times may vary.
- If the container is not emptied on the scheduled day – residents must report a missed collection.
- The container will not be emptied if it is too heavy ( see FAQs)
Household Waste Recycling Centre Update
The government has clarified the position and enabled travel to an HWRC to take place if storing waste at home is a risk to health and safety.
Residents should be reminded to only visit if absolutely necessary and consider how essential their trip is before setting off.
Temporary site rules still apply.
All sites only accept waste from Cheshire West and Chester residents.
Northwich, Neston, Ellesmere Port, Winsford and Chester HWRCs – update
Northwich, Neston, Ellesmere Port, Winsford and Chester HWRC’s are still operating under the temporary site rules.
These sites have returned to their normal opening days and hours (pre-shutdown).
Traffic signage current provided at the sites will remain in place up to and including Friday 5 June 2020.
Frodsham HWRC- update
Frodsham site will return to normal opening hours from Saturday 30 May 2020.
The station car park has been utilised for site queuing. This arrangement will cease on Saturday 30 May 2020.
In addition to the normal opening hours, this site will open from 8 am to 5 pm (rather than 9 am to 5 pm) on Friday 5th and 12th June 2020.
Tattenhall HWRC – update
Tattenhall still remains closed for the time being. Discussions are taking place with Highway to see if there is a safe way to open the site to residents.
In the meantime, residents should be encouraged to use other sites.
Vehicle access –update
The van, trailers and pick up restrictions have been lifted. The usual trailer restrictions apply. Check the individual sites for a reminder https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/waste-and-recycling/find-a-recycling-centre/find-a-recycling-centre-or-loc.aspx
The Parish Council approved a new Parish Plan at its meeting on 13th May 2020
The Parish Plan can be viewed below
Lower Peover COVID-19 Support Group
Lower Peover COVID-19 Support Group Supported by Lower Peover Parish Council & local business AvA-V
Are you self-isolating or unable to leave home during the current COVID-19 virus outbreak? Do you need help with picking up shopping, posting mail, a friendly phone call, prescriptions? Lower Peover Parish Council and local business AvA-V are supporting the establishment of a local group of volunteers to assist our local community at this difficult time. Attached is also a list of local amenities available to you in the village and its surrounding areas. If you need help, or know someone in Lower Peover who might be vulnerable and need assistance, please contact:
Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:00am and 5:30pm please call: 01565 758 000
Local Business AvA-V will be taking calls during this time
Out of Hours Number (Monday to Friday 5:30pm onwards and Saturday and Sunday) please call:
Alison Painter on: 07946 389051 or George Dutton on: 07968 798928
Or email us at:
V O L U N T E E R S – W E N E E D Y O U R H E L P
If you would like to volunteer to help other people in the village, we would be delighted. We are looking for volunteers who can help with shopping, picking up prescriptions, dog walkers, and a friendly voice for a chat at the end of the phone.
Good neighbours and community spirit can make a big difference to others at this time.
To volunteer please email us at: email@example.com with information about how you would be able to help, and times and days you would be available each week and we will be in touch.
L O C A L A M E N I T I E S
S H O P P I N G
The Country Store
Everyday Shopping Requirements
Open for Business between 8am – 8pm – 7 days a week
Telephone Number: 01565 722588
Plumley Village Store & Post Office
Everyday Shopping Requirements
Open for Business between 8am – 8pm – Monday to Friday | Saturday 08:30am – 4:30pm | Sunday – Closed
Telephone Number: 01565 722277
Traditional Farmhouse Beef – Cheadle Farm, Cheadle Lane
For fresh meat and poultry
Open for Business 10:00am – 2:00pm – Monday to Saturday
Telephone Number: 01565 722228 or 07871570557
The Village Veg Company
For Fruit and Vegetables
Telephone Number: 07921 836 324 (Or find them on facebook)
The Egg Lady
For Fresh Eggs
Sampling Home Farm , Ullford Hall Lane www.theegglady.co.uk
Telephone Number: 07825 788277 (Or find them on facebook)
For Milk Delivery Only
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone Number: 01565 634509
The Cheshire Pantry Co.
Essential Food Boxes Including Milk, Bread & Eggs
Telephone Number: 07913 037059 (Or find them on facebook)
Cheshire Community Action
Online Grocery Delivery
Cheshire Community Action have set up several accounts with Morrisons and Tesco for on-line delivery using their bank details and they will then ask the older person to send them a cheque to cover the shopping – they have found that for a lot of more vulnerable clients they do not want to enter their bank details on-line. Older people can be registered onto their scheme using an on-line form at www.healthylivingconsortium.net or you can phone them.
T A K E – A W A Y S
The Bells of Peover
For Pub Food, Wine & Beer
Available: Fri & Sat 5-8pm | Sun 12-4pm
Telephone Number: 01565 722269
(Please call for food from 4pm & Pre book Sun food before 9pm Saturday )
Dominos Pizza Knutsford
Available 7 days a week 11am – 10:45pm
Telephone Number: 01565 621666
Or order online www.dominos.co.uk
If you are a local business offering amenities, groceries or can help in any way during this time, and would like adding to this list please contact us at: email@example.com
Coronavirus Scams Warning
Residents across Cheshire are being urged to be vigilant following an emerging national trend of fraudsters taking advantage of the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Nationally, there have been reports of people visiting homes posing as police officers and health officials in a bid to gain entry to homes of the elderly and vulnerable.
Some reports suggest scammers are even promising fake coronavirus tests or offering to deliver shopping and other essentials in exchange for money to assist those who are self-isolating.
Whilst there have been no specific reports within the county residents are urged to remain vigilant and be on their guard.
Police and crime commissioner David Keane said: “It is despicable that fraudsters are exploiting this public health emergency and targeting the most vulnerable people in our communities at a time when they are more vulnerable than ever.
“Police in Cheshire are continuing to work hard to keep us safe in these uncertain times and I would urge you to follow the key scam advice below to help you stay safe in your homes.”
•Police officers will never approach you to take a Coronavirus test.
•If someone knocks at your door, always examine and check their identification. If you are unsure please call the organisation or company they are claiming to work for. If they are genuine they will not mind.
•You do not have to let them in and they must leave if you tell them to.
•Never let anyone in your house unless they are someone you know and trust.
•If someone is trying to rush you into doing something, handing over money or taking a test it is likely that they are involved in a scam.
•Never give money or your card and pin number to anyone.
•Be aware that scammers can be clever, they will have done their homework and will often know a lot of information about people they target. Often they are very organised.
•If you believe that you have been victim of fraud call us on 101 or report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Message Sent By: Caroline Tozer (Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Communications Officer, Police and Crime Commissioner)