Liz and Stu have been busy this month by tackling one of our community problems – road safety. We have regularly used our Trucam speed enforcement gun at locations in the villages targeting 30mph roads. The recordings from these sessions are sent to our Central Ticket Office where the driver’s history is reviewed and a decision made on whether they are given a speed awareness course, a fine or points on their license. We have also used our ANPR camera systems to stop check vehicles showing no insurance or tax with a car being seized on the A50 Cranage last week.

There has been an appeal for information in the area due a series of incidents involving windows that have been smashed with a ball bearing, presumably from a catapult. All of these incidents have occurred between the hours of 23:00-06:00. The areas include Holmes Chapel, Brereton, Sandbach and Wheelock. These incidents are not only costly but, more importantly, very distressing to those who have been victim to it, many of whom are elderly. We are appealing for anyone with information or CCTV which they believe would be of interest, to call 101 quoting ref: IML720227 or email

As we cannot hold our usual weekly community meetings, we are also holding an online surgery on the Dane Valley Police Twitter and Facebook social media pages. These are held once a week and the dates are below:-

Thursday 2nd July 14:00-15:00

Thursday 9th July 09:00-10:00

Saturday 18th July 13:00-14:00

Thursday 23rd July 14:00-15:00

Thursday 30th July 09:00-10:00

If you are also interested in more of our activities and advice during this time then please follow us on social media where we are able to speak directly to you as members of our community about incidents and crimes we are finding in the area. Your local officers social media pages are ‘Dane Valley Police’ for Facebook and ‘@DaneValleyPol’ for our Twitter account. You can also contact us by e-mail at

Once again, to each and every one of you that is helping us and your community to stay safe, thank you. 

Liz Chesters – Police Community Support Officer
Cheshire Constabulary Crewe Local Policing Unit, Civic Centre, Crewe, CW1 2DQ