Police are reminding young people to be absolutely sure that they know who they are making friends with on social media. Cheshire Police has received a number of reports of Facebook profiles, being created by individuals pretending to be a young person and befriending children online. PC Helen Harrison, of Sandbach Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “What they are doing is firstly establishing a “friendship” or connection with a young person through Facebook and then sending them sexually explicit images through the messenger services. “It is children who are seeing images and we are urging parents and carers to pay close attention to their child’s use of social media and provide them with advice and guidance to ensure they remain safe online. “Sharing our personal lives with friends and loved ones on social media can be fun and rewarding. However, if we don’t pay attention to the security of our social media profiles, it allows strangers to also have the exact same access. “This is a criminal offence and any such reported incidents will be fully investigated.” If you or anyone you know has been a victim of inappropriate messages received online please contact Cheshire Police on 101. Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111. Cheshire Police is issuing the advice and guidance below to help stay safe online
- Never accept a friend request from somebody you have never met or do not know in person
- Check the security settings on all social media profiles and ensure they are set at the maximum level
- Parents and carers to sit down with children and young people and look through their friends list, deleting anyone who is not known to them or their child
- It is recommended children under the age of 13 do not use Facebook or similar social media
More advice on online protection for children and young people can be found at:
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
Following last year’s village survey, the Disley and Newtown Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is holding an exhibition at Disley Community Centre on Saturday 25th June 2016 from 1.00p to 5.00pm. The exhibition will include:
- Disley past and present and the role of the Neighbourhood Plan.
- What residents said about the village, it’s amenities and the good and the bad things about living here?
- What are the most important factors for the future of village life in Disley and Newtown?
The Steering Group has prepared a draft vision and objectives based on the survey and the exhibition will be a great chance to discuss these. The Neighbourhood Plan matters to everyone in Disley and Newtown, so please go along to air your views.
For more information, visit the Neighbourhood Plan page of the website HERE or the Facebook page HERE
Following the flash floods across the village on Saturday afternoon, Disley Parish Council is working hard to assess the damage, support residents and traders in any way it can and keep residents up to date with relevant information.
A landslide near Hazel Grove means that trains are unable to run between Buxton and Hazel Grove. A limited bus replacement service is running between Buxton and Stockport. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes. Network rail are expecting the service to be affected until Monday 20th June 2016. More information at: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/140151.aspx
Cheshire Police are reporting that most roads in the area have now reopened, although Middlewood Road between the A6 and Poynton will remains closed until a structural assessment has been conducted. Residents wishing to report any road issues should call Cheshire East Council Highways on 0300 123 5020.
Motorists are advised to drive with care as there is still a large amount of surface water in the area.