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This message is dated Monday 4th October 2021 - Windsor

Alert message sent 04/10/2021 15:08:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

FIRST:  We now have confirmation that we will be going live with the new procedure re Community SpeedWatch on 4th December 2021.  Until that date, if you would like a CSW, carried out on your road – just let me know.  We have a team of trained Community Safety volunteers, ready, willing and wanting to do them !!!

NEXT:  a phone call reported to the police and recorded as ‘Malicious Communications’ – which is a crime.  The aggrieved received a call from someone purporting to be a sales assistant with Carphone Warehouse.  The aggrieved said they were putting the phone down, at which point the caller became abusive and threatening.  The aggrieved just believed this to be a scam call and is not concerned, but wanted us to have the number from which the call was made.  If you get a call from someone you don’t know trying to sell you something or saying an account you have has been accessed and you need to update your security information – just put the phone down.  If it’s important, they will find another way to contact you.


Reminder: Waste collections change on 18 October

Leaflets informing you of the first day of your new waste collection are starting to arrive, and will continue to do so throughout the next week, so please don’t worry if you haven’t received yours yet.

Remember, food and recycling collections remain weekly; our aim is to increase recycling rates from 50% to at least 65%, which will help reduce the collective impact we have on climate and the environment.

Although up to 80% of the average waste bin could be recycled, not every recyclable item is suitable for kerbside collection. We are putting lots of information on our website to help people reduce and re-use waste and find places that can recycle items we do not. For example, many large supermarkets have started collecting soft plastics, like bread bags, pet food sachets and fruit or vegetable packaging.

Please make sure you only put items we do collect in your blue recycling bin – if it contains the wrong items, it will not be emptied

This is important as we have had black bins and recycling bins stolen in the past.  When throwing out old bank statements / credit card bills / utility bills – anything containing personal information – it must not go into the bin intact.  We used to say shred it, but that is not really necessary – but it must be torn up.  A scammer can use those addresses letters – particularly utility bills, to open a bank account in your name – you would know nothing about !!!  That is when people steal your post, to retrieve debit cards etc.

NEXT:  Grab a jab on the Covid vaccine bus next week

A unique NHS mobile Covid vaccine service is next week visiting Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury, Clewer and Dedworth West, Ascot, and Maidenhead. If you’ve not yet been able to get your jab, now’s your chance.
We’ve joined forces with NHS Frimley CCG and Solutions 4 Health to bring this local community vaccination scheme directly to where we believe it’ll have the greatest benefit. These locations have been chosen following a detailed analysis of the vaccination and Covid case rate data.
The NHS team will be administering the Pfizer vaccine - first, second and booster doses – remember the latter can only be given six months after your second jab.

Visit the bus on these dates and at these locations and times:
Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 October - Datchet Station Car Park, SL3 9ED, 9am - 1pm then at The Village Hall Car Park, SL3 9HR, 2 - 5pm
Wednesday 6 October - Dedworth Tesco Car Park 1, SL4 4JT, 10am - 6pm
Thursday 7 and Friday 8 October - Ascot Racecourse Car Park 2, SL5 7JX, 10am - 6pm
Saturday 9 October, Hurley Village Fete in Maidenhead, 8.30am - 3pm
If you want to get your jab, but cannot make the above dates or times, visit the walk-in vaccination page of the Frimley CCG website to explore your options.

The vaccine has proved that it helps protects you, your family, and friends. We also know only a tiny proportion of those currently in hospital with Covid have been double jabbed. 
You don’t need to book. But remember to socially distance. Have something small to eat and drink before you arrive. And we strongly advise you wear a face covering. This is a great opportunity to get vaccinated if you’ve not yet had the time. If you’re hesitant about the vaccine, don’t worry, the NHS team can talk through concerns you may have. Just pop down and have a chat.
If you’re displaying Covid, cold, or flu symptoms please stay at home and take a Lateral Flow Test. If your result comes back positive, take a PCR test

NEXT:  Promote your local community events

Do you have an upcoming not-for-profit community event or activity you’d like to promote in our Residents’ Newsletter?

Simply send basic information about your event to and it could be shared with over 18,000 local residents.

You just need to include a brief description, when and where it takes place, and a link to a website/social media page/contact where people can find out more.


I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email -

3/10  Sunday 5.35 p.m.  Thames street.  A witness reported a group of young people taking out the lightbulbs and trashing the children’s play area.  Ref. No:  43210445516
2/10  Saturday 2.30 p.m. / 6.15 p.m.  Castle car Park, Thames Avenue.  People mover rear window smashed – black Calvin Klein Laptop bag containing a laptop, apple watch, multiple chargers, cufflinks, pens and smaller items stolen.  Ref. No:  43210444712

2/10  Saturday 2.30 p.m. / 2.45 p.m. p.m.  Car park, College, Slough Road.  Car left unlocked for a few minutes, while a child was collected from football practice.  2 handbags – one a Louis Vuitton, the other Celine, wallet and contents, cash, house keys, jewellery and clothes stolen.  Their bank called to say there had been 5 attempts to use the debit card – one had gone through before the card was sopped.  Ref. No:  43210444155


30/9 – 1/10  Thursday 1.30 p.m. / Friday 6.30 p.m.  Wood Close.  Garage break.  Bike, electric tile cutter and dustbin full of scrap copper stolen.  Ref. No:  43210443382
3/10  Sunday 3 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.  Pub Car Park, Dedworth Road.  Car vandalised, scratched and dented.  Ref. No:  43210445954
1/10  Friday 0.40 a.m.  Vale Road / Shirley Avenue.  A witness reported a group of youths were walking along the road, checking house front door handles !!  Ref. No:  43210441737 – Just a reminder to lock up at night even if you are sitting watching TV !

2/10  Saturday 4 p.m. / 4.50 p.m.  Stag Meadow, St. Leonard’s Road.  Match official’s changing room broken into and door forced – various clothes, mobiles and cash stolen.  Ref. No;  43210444626

2/10  Saturday 1.35 p.m.  Datchet Railway Station.  A victim reported a man leaving the train at Datchet after stealing their teddy bear and food.  Another passenger reported an attempt by the man to steal his phone.  He is described as white, short curly hair, 5’8’’, about 40 years old, wearing a dark grey jacket, trousers and black boots.  Ref. No:  43210443930

1/10 – 3/10  Friday evening / Sunday morning.  St. Peter’s Close.  Garage break.  Door forced.  Not yet known if anything stolen.  Ref. No:  43210445034

Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.

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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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