Have you had your Shield Pack yet?
Operation Shield which started on Monday 10th October is making good progress, and you should now be seeing the orange warning stickers appearing on doors and windows all over the village.
If you have not received a visit from our local constabulary yet you can come along to the next Parish Council surgery between 10:00am and 12:00pm in the Jubilee Hall on Saturday 5th November and collect your shield kit.
Monday 10th October saw the launch of Cheshire Constabulary's Operation Shield, a crime prevention initiative aimed at protecting hundreds of residents in Malpas. By using innovative marking techniques called Selecta DNA that will protect property and link criminals to their crime scenes, police hope this initiative will give an added protection to the community.
The Parish Council and other partner agencies have funded the cost of kits for residents in the village and will be supporting officers in the roll out of the scheme.
Officers will be going door to door to distribute the kits and demonstrate how they work over the next few weeks. P.C Gedd Giggs the local beat officer said "The operations ultimate aim is to help people be safe and feel safe, we want to ensure property -whether residential, farming or other business premises are supported and covered in the same way, and operation shield allows for an all encompassing approach to serving and protecting rural communities".
PC Giggs added "Malpas is a very low crime area and this operation will help make the village safer still and reduced the likelihood of crime further".
The Parish Council will also be funding the cost of signs which will be located throughout the village warning would be criminals that Malpas is protected by Operation Shield.