Harassment and Bullying

It is with sadness that the Parish Council has become aware of a case of mindless bullying and harassment in the village, which has been happening over a period of several months. A female resident who lives alone has been the subject of repeated behaviour on the part of an unknown person, who is believed to be male judging by the voice. He visits her house and bangs on her doors late at night or in the early hours of the morning, waking her and of course causing her to be very anxious and worried. It happens often and has now been reported to the police who are monitoring the situation.

A record of these incidents is being kept and CCTV is being installed, which would seem necessary but is an unwanted item of expenditure for her. The area she lives in is quite central, close to the nursery and in a residential area.

If anyone sees someone behaving suspiciously late at night or early morning, during the dark and around Church Road, Pentre Lane or Gongar Lane can you take the following action please ….

take a photo and/or description of the person and alert the police and/or one of your parish councillors to this sighting. With your help, it is hoped we can put a stop to this appalling behaviour.

Community Clean-up Update

Community Clean-up – Do your bit for the local environment

The next Community Clean-up was planned to take place on Saturday 4th April.  However with the coronavirus and all the concerns and uncertainty that brings we don`t feel we can go ahead with it but we hope that by the Autumn things will have settled and the risks reduced and we will be able to plan another Community Clean Up event. In the meantime there is nothing to prevent individuals, who choose to do so, litter picking around the parish. We know a number of people already do this on a routine basis and it really does make a big difference. If you want a litter picker, Hi-Vis jacket, gloves or bin bags please let either Paul Varey (paul@ashtonhayespc.co.uk) or Jane Colville (jane@ashtonhayespc.co.uk) from the Parish Council know and we will arrange for you to have them.

Coronavirus Information Update

The Parish Council is keen to see a programme of support available to people in the community over this difficult time, during which Coronavirus is spreading and causing people to self-isolate and change their routines in a way that may be disruptive to them and others.

We are a small community and we have in our midst some people who will find this situation particularly difficult. They may feel much lonelier than they would normally since they will not be able to get out to meet friends in the same way. Additionally, some will have difficulty in obtaining food and household supplies.

We know the community shop is already planning how it can best support local people and you can find an outline of this below.

The Parish Council would like to support the community shop by providing an extended shopping delivery service to those who cannot undertake this themselves and whose family, friends and neighbours cannot assist. They would also like to have in place a telephone service that sees those who are alone and concerned about their health the opportunity to talk over the telephone with someone local on a regular basis.

In order to provide these services we need a number of volunteers to deliver shopping, to take shopping orders and to keep in touch with people who are alone and in need of a chat. We also need volunteers to coordinate these initiatives. We don`t want the shop to find they cannot cope with the extra responsibility this might bring so we would ask that individuals who are interested in volunteering for any of these tasks make contact with Deb Deynem, Shop Manager (Tel: 01829 759023, email: amcshop@btconnect.com) or Jane Colville (Tel: 01829  752607,  email: janecolville1@gmail.com)

We are also looking for local organisations who might be able to assist over this period to put themselves forward and outline what they might be able to offer should the occasion arise.

Finally, we do need to know the names and contact details of those who are likely to need such support. For example, people on their own or carers for someone else who may not be able to provide the care because they are self-isolating.

If you are in that position or you know of anyone who might be in that position (whose family and friends would be unable to provide much help and who would be lonely and miserable if they had to remain at home), please let us know.

Community Shop Coronavirus Contingency Planning Update

Coronavirus – A message to our Valued Customers

As the threat of Coronavirus increases, we want to let you know what we are doing to continue to support our customers.

We want to reassure you all that we are taking the developing situation regarding this virus seriously and are currently maintaining measures to ensure the highest level of hygiene at the Community Shop.

We are also monitoring the continuity of supply of products from our suppliers. We will do all that we can to maintain stock levels so that all customers, particularly those who cannot easily travel further than the village, are adequately provided for.

How you can help:

  • Follow the hygiene guidelines, published by the NHS, particularly in relation to hand washing and appropriate actions to contain coughs and sneezes
  • If you feel poorly, please do not come to the shop; if you are in need and have no means of getting essentials, please phone the shop during opening hours and we will arrange for you to go on our list for delivery
  • Remember that this shop serves the whole community – please do not stockpile from us

For further information, please contact the shop:

  • If you are healthy, pop in and speak to a member of staff
  • Email us at amcshop@btconnect.com
  • Telephone us on 01829 759023

We would like to acknowledge the flexibility of our selfless volunteers, who will be probably doing even more than they normally do, to ensure that the shop remains a welcoming and super clean environment, for you.

ALERT from Cheshire Police

A resident in Peel Hall Lane has had intruders yesterday (Monday) afternoon: two men alleging to be from a fencing company: one distracted the occupant whilst the other one went upstairs and ransacked the bedroom.  The occupant was none the wiser until she went to bed that evening and discovered the mess.  CSI have visited and warn people to be extra vigilant, don’t leave doors and windows open or unlocked, and be suspicious of cold callers.  Police strongly believe that the same thieves are responsible for other acts (tried to steal a car, thefts etc) also carried out yesterday in Christleton, Willington and Northwich.  Anyone who saw anything suspicious are urged to contact the police.

Anti Social Behaviour – Dog Fouling

Help your community and CWaC take a stand against dog fouling in OUR parish.

Please tell CWaC, in confidence, as much as you can about any incidents.

  • The owner, the dog, the location, the times
  • Other helpful information such as a car registration number or where they live.

On receipt of this information CWaC Council officers will take action to warn offenders and issue fines to those caught not picking up after their dog or discarding full poo bags in innapropriate places.

https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/pests-pollution-food-safety/animal-welfare/dog-fouling.aspx