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This message is dated Friday 25th June 2021 - Windsor

Alert message sent 25/06/2021 14:46:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

FIRST:  The latest push to get everyone vaccinated needs more volunteers, to help at the multiple new vaccination sites being opened up:

How can you volunteer to help at a Berkshire Vaccination Centre ?

Sign up today to volunteer at:

The NHS is calling on local residents, aged 16 and over, who are fit and healthy, to volunteer to help East Berkshire and Bucks residents to get vaccinated in the response to Covid-19.

The NHS, is vaccinating residents who live within a 45 mile radius, at the nationally recognised Salt Hill Park Vaccination Centre, with the help and support of over 400 volunteers every month.

Around 33,000 residents have attended the centre to have their vaccinations — you may be one of them. As many of our volunteers return to work, it is crucial that NHS staff can continue to concentrate on the job at hand, vaccinate as many people as possible quickly and efficiently.

NHS Vaccination Centre volunteers, provide a warm welcome, screen local residents in the car park and as they enter the centres, make sure everyone sanitises their hands, chairs are cleaned and everyone maintains social distancing.  They know that every time they volunteer, they are making a difference.  In return for a six-hour shift, we provide free parking, full PPE, refreshments and a sociable atmosphere.  Download the NHS Vaccination Volunteering Roles, document to find out more.

Getting residents vaccinated, is vital to the roadmap out of lockdown. This last year has been very difficult and everyone has faced individual challenges, but we can now see an end in sight, and with your help we’ll get there.

If this opportunity interests you, follow the link below below and complete the online form.

For many of you that have been to the vaccination centres – you will have been welcomed and assisted by our Ceremonial Wardens – who are also volunteers.  When not doing this valuable work, they assist us with the Guard Change every day – when it starts again shortly – in Windsor Town Centre !


This is a group of volunteers that agree to spend a little of their time phoning people, who have limited access to friends and relatives.  Some are housebound / isolated / unwell and rarely get out to meet and interact with people.  Receiving a weekly call from a Silver Line volunteer, can be a lifesaver and over time, relationships and friendships are made.

At this time, Silver Line is not looking for volunteers to make calls, but feel, as many people have become more isolated during the lockdown, we need to remind everyone that this service is available.  Do you know someone that is housebound and isolated ?  If so, pass them the details of Silver Line and the FREE phone number

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

We also offer telephone friendship, where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests, facilitated group calls, and help to connect people with local services in their area.

The Silver Line Helpline – 0800 4 70 80 90

The phone number is easy to remember as it is 0800 – meaning it is a free call from landlines – for – those who are 70, 80 & 90 years old !!!

Our specially trained helpline team can:
  • offer conversation and friendship
  • provide information and advice
  • link callers to local groups and services.
  • refer people on to receive regular friendship calls.
  • protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect
Silver Circles
Silver Circles, are facilitated group phone calls, where people with shared interests, can discuss topics that interest them with a wider small group of 6 to 8 people.  Calls are free for people taking part, as costs are covered by The Silver Line.  Some groups may be philatelists, gardeners, were land girls during the war, seamstresses, teachers etc. etc. those who have similar interests, but may be at various ends of the country.

Silver Connects
The Silver Connects team provides older people with support, advice, and help with connecting to local services. Since launching in November 2015, the team has worked on issues ranging from housing and health, to finding lunch clubs and even financial concerns.

As we get older, it’s not as easy to stay in touch with people, but you still want to tell someone about your day, share a thought or a joke, or talk about a problem.  Being able to have a conversation with someone about the big or small things in life, is a very important part of anyone’s day.

225,000 older people often go for a week without speaking to anyone

Who can use The Silver Line Helpline?

The Silver Line is a Helpline for people aged 55 and over.

Helpline calls are free

We rely entirely on donations from organisations and people who care about the welfare and safety of older people.

Helpline calls are confidential
The Silver Line is a confidential service. Callers are free to express their feelings, and describe their lives honestly, and can trust us to respect their privacy.  In cases of abuse or neglect, we will involve specialist safeguarding organisations such as ‘Action’ on ‘Elder Abuse’ or the appropriate Social Services team or the Police. We record calls but only for training, supervision and safeguarding purposes.

Please pass on the FREE phone number.

Messages have been a bit heavy this week – so I will update current scams next week.





23/6  Wednesday St. Leonard's Road.  Van break.  The owner returned to find a puncture over the lock and tools stolen from the back.  A witness reported a silver Audi pulling up beside the van and men in Hi Viz jackets removing tools from the van and putting them in their car.  As they were wearing Hi Viz, they thought nothing of it !  Ref. No:  43210276941  Hi Viz jackets are now a cloak of invisibility.  Wearing one and carrying a clipboard gets them entry to anywhere – without question – or the flimsiest of excuses.  We tend to completely ignore them, from our field of vision !
24/6  Thursday 8.30 a.m. / 3 p.m.  Bolton Road.  Bike propped against a lamppost stolen.  A light blue Giant, ladies mountain bike – WITH FRAME NUMBER !


24/6 – 25/6  Thursday 9 p.m. / Friday 9.15 a.m.  Derby Cottages, Horton Road, Horton.  Car rear windscreen smashed.  Ref. No:  43210279482
25/6  Friday 9.50 a.m.  Eton Road, Datchet.  Car rear windscreen smashed with a ball bearing from a catapult.  Ref. No:  43210279510


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Hi, I am Valerie Pike, Chair of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. The Association was formed in September 2019 and our objective was simply to help residents. In setting up the Association, we asked
How can each of us
·       help to make our community safer?
·       improve its spirit and neighbourliness?
·       help the Police to reduce local crime?
·       make our own home security better?
Starting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your street is easy, and it’s free. Police statistics show that a Neighbourhood Watch scheme significantly reduces the probability of your house being burgled.
Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbourliness and making our communities and homes safer. It’s about being friendly and caring, and watching out for the elderly and vulnerable too.

Members of Neighbourhood Watch are assisted in a number of ways, including  having  free  home  security  surveys  conducted  by  a  local PCSO, to identify any areas in which security can be improved, and to advise  on  optimum  ways  to  safeguard  against  crime  and  improve personal and household security
But most of all Neighbourhood Watch is about helping the Police to keep us safe. They need the support of people who care. If that’s you - join us now!
Please contact us on and we will be delighted to assist.

Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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