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This message is dated Monday 11th October 2021 - Ascot

Alert message sent 11/10/2021 15:46:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

FIRST A message from Valerie Pike, the Chair of the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association:

Hi Jeff,

Please could you put out a request from for a volunteer handyman to help us with our work to protect vulnerable and elderly residents ?

The Windsor & Ascot NHW Association has some additional security devices to prevent burglaries, but these need to be fixed to properties and the police cannot do that.  These include new Spy holes, for elderly residents, who can no longer reach the ones they have.  Door chains and door bars, for both wooden and UVPC front doors, for those residents who don’t have them and fake CCTV cameras, to attach to the house over front doors.

We really need this help.  Anyone who does offer to assist us, will of course have to be interviewed and DBS checked

Can anyone who is interested please get in touch with me  via

Many thanks


NEXT:  The Cancer Support Network:  Have you been affected by Cancer ?

Meeting other people with similar experiences can be invaluable

The aim of the Cancer Support Network and Cancer Champions project is to support people with cancer at any point along their journey. It also aims to support the wider family network.

The scheme is for anyone with cancer, or those supporting them, located in or around the Berkshire boroughs of Wokingham, Bracknell, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead. The project will bring together information and resources as well as offer emotional support through a volunteer network, offering a listening ear.

Monthly meet-ups are also available, bringing together people in the community affected by cancer, giving them the opportunity to meet each other and share experiences. People can access the service through a referral. This may be through a GP, health professional, family member or self-referral.  Click the link below to access our referral form

which you can complete and send to us either through the post or via email

Events in October / November / December:
  • Qigong – 6-week Programme | Tuesdays at 9.30am | 12, 19, 26 Oct - 2, 9, 16 Nov Online
  • Forest Bathing connecting with Nature – Tuesday 12th October – Half day face to face programme | Basingstoke In-Person
  • Coffee & Chat [Slough] – Thursday 14th October at 10.30am – Autumn Crafts In Person
  • Cancer Treatment – Understanding and managing side effects – Thursday 21st October at 2.00pm Online
  • Nordic Walking with Ruth – 6-week Programme | Cantley Park, Wokingham | 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov – 1, 8 Dec | Wednesdays 10am In-Person
  • Chair Zumba with Beth – 6-week Programme | Fridays 11.45am | 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov – 3, 10 Dec Online
  • Coffee & Chat [Slough] – Thursday 11th November at 10.30am – The history of Herschel Park In-Person
  • Cancer, Nutrition and Healthy Eating – Thursday 18th November at 2.00pm - Maria, Macmillan Oncology Dietitian at Wexham Park Hospital  Online


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 -




8/10  Friday 11.40 p.m.  Railway Station, Station Hill.  A group of youths stole a fire extinguisher and set it off causing a lot of damage.  Ref. No:  43210454688
9/10  Saturday 10.30 p.m. / 11.30 p.m.  Red Gables, St. George’s Lane.  Car broken into.  Window smashed and laptop stolen.  Ref. No:  43210456078
9/10 – 10/10  Saturday 9.15 p.m. / Sunday midnight.  St. Georges lane.  Bike stolen from communal bike shed.  A black & purple, Specialized mountain bike.  Ref. No:  43210456676


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.
For Surrey Police’s Fraud newsletter for October use this Link:

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

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