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Hartford News is the official newsletter of Hartford Parish Council, published ten times each year.
Hartford Neighbourhood Plan is 'made'
At the Cabinet Meeting held by Cheshire West and Chester Council on June 8th 2016 it was unanimously resolved to 'make' the neighbourhood plan.
Cheshire West and Chester Council will issue a formal 'decision statement' confirming the Council's decision to 'make' the plan, once the 5 day call in period has passed and the minutes of the meeting have been published.
The neighbourhood plan will then form part of the statutory development plan for the neighbourhood area and will be used in making decisions on planning applications.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:14 by Jo O'Donoghue
Officers are warning residents to be vigilant following an incident involving a bogus caller in Chester.
During the incident, which occurred on Wednesday 11 January in the Hoole area of Chester, an elderly man was targeted by cold callers who claimed to be builders and told the man that his roof needed to be repaired.
The builders then told the resident that he could do the repairs, but in order to do so he would need to be paid in advance. The resident handed over an initial deposit for the work, but was then asked to provide an additional £6,000, which had to be paid in cash. More »
The victim then went to his local bank to withdraw the money, but thankfully the alarm was raised by a member of staff and the money was not passed over to the cold caller.
Inspector Karen Jaundrill said: "Following this incident I would like to appeal to the local community to look out for elderly relatives, friends and neighbours to help reduce the likelihood of someone else becoming a victim.
"I would also like to remind all residents about the importance of people not letting anyone into their home who calls unexpectedly and if you have a chain, always use it. Make sure you ask for identification and if they provide it, close the door and check the number, but most importantly, if you have any doubts about them being genuine, don′t let them in and ask them to come back later when you are not alone. Any suspicious activity should be reported to police."
There are a number of simple steps that residents can take to protect themselves their families, friends and neighbours, these include:
• Check the identity of callers by calling the company they claim to be from. Use the telephone numbers listed in your local directory, online or provided independently by your service provider. Do not use any telephone numbers provided by the caller − they may be bogus.
• Telephone a neighbour or friend nearby to come along and check out the caller before you open the door to them.
• The "Waterboard" has not existed for 28 years; turn away anyone purporting to be from it.
• Keep cash in the bank where it is secure.
• Consider storing valuable jewellery in bank deposit box - contact your bank for details.
• Keep doors locked and windows secure at all times.
• Ensure that if you do let somebody in to your home, that you close the door behind them − distraction burglars often work in teams, while you′re distracted another person may sneak in through an open door.
• If somebody asks for your help, needs to make a telephone call, needs a drink or wants directions, don′t feel pressurised into letting them in. Help through a closed door; refer them to a younger neighbour or call to ask someone to assist.
• Not sure? Don′t open the door.
Residents are advised to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Cheshire Police on 101. Information can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:17 by Jo O'Donoghue
As we welcome in the new year, naturally lots of people will seek a new challenge or set themselves a new year's resolution in an attempt to do something different.
At St Luke's we love these sorts of people because we're always keen to welcome new fundraisers to help support the work we do.
There are hundreds of fun ways you can choose to raise money. Our fundraising team is always available to provide hints and tips on how to make the most of your efforts. You can organise or find your own event or take part in a pre-existing event organised by St Luke's. More »
As a starting point, we're hosting an information evening for anyone looking to find out more about fundraising and volunteering for St Luke's. There's absolutely no commitment to get involved if you attend the event, we'd just love for you to hear from some of our Hospice Heroes who have already raised an incredible amount of money and given up some of their time for St Luke's and allow you to find out more about the work we do and why we need more supporters.
- Date: Tuesday 24th January 2017
- Venue: St Luke's Hospice, Winsford
- Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:49 by Jo O'Donoghue
The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on 9th January 2017 from 7.15pm at Hartford Village Hall, 244 Chester Road, Hartford, CW8 1LW.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Click on the link below to view the agenda.