RESIDENTS are being urged to help stop older members of their communities becoming victims of distraction burglary.
Jayne Elkin and Joe Nettleton, students from the University of Chester, are working with Cheshire Constabulary Crime Reduction Advisor Dave Owens to develop an initiative aimed to reduce these types of crimes.
The students’ project is to be put to use across the county.
Mr Owens said that, despite some recent arrests, there has been an increase in this type of crime over the last few weeks – mostly bogus officials pretending to be from water or electricity companies, saying they are doing work in the area.
A GREAT grandmother is to sign copies of her novel in a Chester bookshop later this month.
Rosalie Marsh, 64, of Rhosrobin, Wrexham, is due to sign copies of her book, titled Just Us Two, in Waterstones, Eastgate Street, on July 18.
The book chronicles Rosalie Marsh’s adventures motorbiking around Europe.
Rosalie, along with husband Alan, hit the road in 1999 after spotting a Honda GoldWing while shopping.
Rosalie said: “I wanted to see Europe and this seemed like a good way to do it.”
Just Us Two is published by AuthorHouse and is available online or in book stores.
Park and ride boost
THE frequency of buses at three Park and Ride sites in Chester has been improved during the peak morning and evening periods and a new fleet of buses has also been introduced.
Buses now run every 10 minutes at the three sites – Upton, Boughton Heath and Wrexham Road – between 7am and 11.30am and from 2.30pm until 7pm. They also run every 10 minutes all day Saturday and outside the peak hours thereis a 15 minute service.