School Poster Competition Winners

Isobel, Nathan and Penny – Worthy Winners

The school has been working in partnership with the Parish Council to promote responsible dog ownership.

The children took part in a competition to design posters on the importance of picking up your dog poo. The winners were presented with their prizes at an assembly last week and the winning designs have been made into large A3 posters that are now on display around the village.

The children are really keen for all us adults to act responsibly and look after the environment that they will inherit from us. Let’s all do our bit not to disappoint them.

Congratulations to Isobel, Nathan and Penny on their designs and to all the children for taking the time to enter the competition. It was lovely to see such wonderful efforts.

PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign

In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched our PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign. 

The campaign will run on social media from 17th – 30th May but those who do not use social media can support the campaign by displaying this poster in their community, or attending our online Dog Theft webinar on the 27th May at 5pm.  The webinar will be led by Neighbourhood Watch Network with speakers from the Met Police and Crimestoppers, as well as special guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. To book your place, click here.

The PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign encourages people to keep their pets SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE, and to HELP MAKE PET THEFT A SPECIFIC CRIMINAL OFFENCE.  The Met Police and Crimestoppers are backing our SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE message.  More information on the campaign can be found on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch

You can support the campaign by acting on our advice and sharing our messages in the following ways:
1) Follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn and share our campaign posts
  2) Print this poster and display it in your community
  3) Share this campaign image on your local Whatsapp groups
  4) Help make pet theft a specific criminal offence by signing a petition or writing to your MP.
5) Find out more on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch
  6) Attend our online Dog Theft webinar on 27th May, 5pm. Book your place here.

About guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex
Katy Bourne is in her third term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex. She was first elected in 2012, re-elected in 2016 and again in 2021.  The PCC’s role is to hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the Force; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

Katy is responsible for setting the strategic direction and priorities for Sussex Police through the Police & Crime Plan. This includes setting the police budget and local police precept – the amount residents pay for policing in their council tax. She also has a statutory duty to deliver community safety initiatives including Restorative Justice and crime reduction grants, along with commissioning support services for victims of crime.

Her genuine passion and commitment to making a difference has won her praise from successive Home Secretaries and Prime Ministers and in June 2019 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


For anybody who wishes to have a PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign pack, please email Deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

Keep safe,
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

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Neighbourhoood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

Advance Warning of Road Closures

Road Closed

As part of the investigation works following the recent flooding, CW&C have confirmed that their jetting and CCTV camera team will be in Ashton Hayes from Monday 17 May for approximately two weeks.  IWJS (Industrial Water Jetting Systems) are planning to start up to the east of the village, at the head of the system, before moving steadily west.

They may be quicker, it just depends on how much desilting is required along the way and what they find.  They will have a tanker jetting unit and transit van with them.

The information gathered during this work will feed into the overall Section 19 reporting.

They will need to close a few of the roads to the west of the village but the diversion routes will use neighbouring roads.

REPORTING SCAM MESSAGES

If you receive suspicious text messgaes or emails please use the information beow to report them:

Text/SMS Messages

The Government are encouraging the public to forward suspicious text messages to 7726 (which is free of charge).

Email Messages

Suspicious emails can be forwarded to report@phishing.gov.uk

All other reports and useful advice/information

Action Fraud is the central police reporting point for all victims of fraud and can be contacted by phone on 0300 123 2040 or through their website:

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

Using this information, City of London Police, the National Cyber Security Centre and the National Crime Agency are able to facilitate numbers being used for scam calls/texts being blocked or removed.

Advance Warning / Update on Flood Investigation Works

The parish council would like to bring you up to date with what is happening behind the scenes following the recent flooding:

  • the Environment Agency attended a Parish Council meeting immediately following the flooding to discuss what they knew at that stage
  • a major incident report was written by the Parish Council and submitted to the Joint Cheshire Emergency Planning Team
  • meetings with CW&C and the Joint Cheshire Emergency Planning Team have been taking place with a view to updating our local emergency plan
  • site visits/inspections have taken place by the Environment Agency and United Utilities
  • CW&C have begun a section 19 flood investigation as part of their role as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA)
  • CW&C have engaged Betta Hydro Consulting Engineers to assist them with the required flood risk management and section 19 investigation. They have already completed a site survey of the area.
  • CCTV surveying of the drainage systems will be taking place over the coming weeks. This may require some local road closures. Advance warning will be issued where possible.

As we receive further information, we will share it with you at the appropriate time.

Thank you

Ashton Hayes and Horton cum Peel Parish Council

Spring Community Cleanup – Date for your diary!

We Need You

As we move out of lockdown the parish council are keen to restart the very successful community cleanup events. We know several local people have been picking up litter all through lockdown and we are grateful to them for helping to keep the parish tidy.

The next formal community cleanup event will take place on Saturday 29th May 2021, and will coincide with the Keep Britain Tidy “Great British Spring Clean 28 May to 13 June 2021”.

As there will still be some COVID-19 restrictions in place, we are asking those who wish to take part to let us know in advance by emailing communitycleanup@ashtonhayespc.co.uk by the end of 23rd May. This will allow us to plan COVID secure routes etc.

More details will follow in due course.

Urgent Alert – Flood Relief Fund

A quick update to let you know that the parish council is investigating how we can set up a flood relief fund for people to donate to. It is proving slightly more complicated than we thought it might be so please bear with us.

Separately we are also investigating the possibility of some grants that may assist too.

I will keep you updated on progress.

Thanks for your patience as I know people want to donate, which just reminds us all what a wonderful community we live in.