Householders who own unregistered appliances could be putting themselves and their loved ones at risk of serious injury and death, warns leading accident prevention charity, the Royal Society of Accident Prevention and the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances.
The alert comes during Register My Appliance Week which runs from the 23rd to the 27th of January. By registering a domestic appliance with the manufacturer, people can be informed of any recalls or safety issues as quickly as possible and reduce the risk of tragic incidents like fires and explosions.
Ashleigh Martin, Public Health Advisor at the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA):
“With such busy lives, it’s only natural not to have domestic safety at the top of our to-do lists. But a simple action like registering your appliance as soon as you’ve purchased it can help prevent against unnecessary tragedies. By registering your appliances in a timely manner, you can be among the first to hear when there is a potentially life-saving product recall.”
AMDEA CEO Paul Hide, said: “We urge anyone with unregistered appliances – whether brand-new, a pre-used buy or installed a while ago – to register all their appliances so they can be contacted in case of any safety notifications, repairs or recalls. Most manufacturers accept registrations of machines up to 12 years old, and there’s no need for proof of purchase. It’s completely free and easy to do – it’s a win-win for keeping your home safe and possibly increasing the life span of your machine.”
The Crosspool Forum Open Meeting is this Thursday 26th January 2023 7pm, at St Columba’s Church, Manchester Road, Crosspool S10 5PL. Local councillors and the police will be on hand to listen to your concerns on local issues.
You will need to bring Photo ID to vote at polling stations for the local elections on 4 May 2023. Photo ID which will be accepted can be found on thevoter ID page. All voters will be asked to show ID before their ballot paper is issued Please note that this does not affect postal votes. No ID? No problem. If you don’t have photo ID, don’t worry. Anyone without photo identification can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) free of charge from the Government website. You must apply before 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023. Register to vote. Make sure that you are registered to vote. Find out more or register by clicking Voter registration
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Police Officers investigating a collision that occurred on a stretch of Manchester Road between Tapton House Road and Chesterwood Drive, Broomhill, on Monday 16th January, are now appealing for anyone with dashcam footage, or information about the incident, to come forward. Full story in The Star
Information can be passed to police using online live chat, the force’s online portal, or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 411 of January 16, 2023.
Dashcam footage should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the incident number in the subject.
Alternatively, anyone whowishes to pass on information anonymously can contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by completing an anonymous form on their website.
Over the 6 Months, up to the 07th December 2022, sixty-one (61) Notices of Intended Prosecution were issued by South Yorkshire Police for speeding offences on the A57 Manchester Road near Den Bank Drive, Crosspool, Sheffield.
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Recognising the importance to dispose of our real Christmas trees sustainably rather than end up in landfill, which is both costly to the taxpayer and the environment,
On Sunday morning 8th January, the Crosspool Forum had arranged a brief window for the community to drag their discarded Christmas trees to the forecourt in front of local travel agents “Direct Travel.”
The huge number of Christmas trees brought for recycling were soon reduced to wood chippings for mulch, outdoor firewood, animal bedding and pathways locally.
It was gratifying to hear the residents of Crosspool appreciate the hard work of the volunteers and the convenience of being able to dispose of their Christmas trees environmentally friendly.