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Crime: 29 May 2014


A very good 48 hours
But - we have had another 3 Courier Frauds in Bicester !  We cannot become complacent.
I have received details of a new summer initiative from PCSO Dave Bullock from the Windsor Central Neighbourhood Team, but it is relevant for everyone right across RBWM:
Hi Jeff
Further to our conversation please find below information relating to ‘Summer Safe’.
The Summer holidays will soon be upon us and as such many residents will be leaving their homes and travelling to other destinations in the UK and abroad.
As many people will be leaving their properties unoccupied during this period it is essential, for peace of mind, to know that your homes are secure while you are away. In order to assist with this PCSO David Bullock of the Central Windsor Neighbourhood Team is hoping he can help.
Summer Safe is a new initiative aimed at providing residents with cost effective crime prevention advice, as well as a thorough security survey of their home in time for the annual break. All PCSOs are fully trained to carry out Home Security Surveys, completely free of charge.  They will visit anyone, who wishes to have the security of their property assessed, in order to highlight any areas that might benefit from improvement, as well as giving advice on other means of security - from property marking and locks, to lighting aids and alarms.  We also have 6 ‘Going Away Kits’, put together by Mrs. Chalmers our Crime Reduction Advisor, which we are happy to loan out to residents, when they go on holiday, or even away for the weekend and are unsure of their security.  It consist of a number of helpful security devices, including timers, a remote wireless infra red alarm that will phone your mobile, if the beam is broken and a fake TV !
Summer Safe is designed to give you the peace of the mind that you deserve, in time for that all important Summer break.
PCSO Dave Bullock will be launching this initiative at the Windsor Community Day, which is a multi agency event, involving Thames Valley Police, the RBWM Community Wardens who will be doing Face Painting, and a host of local charities and organisations. It is being held within the grounds of Windsor Library Car Park on 5th July from 10:30 to 4pm.
Anyone interested in Summer Safe will be able to register a request for a visit on the day.  Alternatively anyone wishing to sign up to Summer Safe prior to 5th July, can email their local Neighbourhood Team at their group email addresses below.
If residents are unable to attend on the day, or don’t wish to make contact with their local Neighbourhood Team, they can complete a confidential and secure ‘on line’ home security assessment at
On completion of the confidential Home Security questionnaire, residents will receive an emailed ‘Assessment Report’ specific to their property, with tailored advice on how to secure their home.
PCSO C9346 David Bullock
Police Community Support Officer
Central Windsor Neighbourhood Team
Telephone 101 
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26/5 – 28/5  Monday 3.45 p.m. / Wednesday 11.35 p.m.  Laxton Green.  Burglary.  Entry via rear UVPC door and window.  Jemmy marks on the frame.  Euros stolen.  The offenders also opened curtains and left lights on.
27/5  Tuesday 3.45 p.m.  Boyn Hill Avenue.  Car driver’s window smashed car not entered and nothing stolen.

Re the Fun Day at Braywick Heath Nursery on Saturday the 24th May, I have received this from Michelle Simmonds the RBWM Community Warden.
Hi Jeff,
Thank you very much for posting the leaflet.  The day was a great success and enjoyed by all.  It was good to meet some of our ‘Alert’ messaging family.
Please thank them for supporting the event.
Kind Regards
From Roy, The Windows scam is still operating – can everyone be aware ?
Many thanks
Next - calls from security companies
Several of you have emailed about cold telephone calls from security companies, letting you know that your area has been selected for a ‘Crime Prevention Initiative’ – which is being run in conjunction with the police.
These companies have no idea how close our working relationship is here in RBWM !  Usually they are trying to make appointments for one of their representatives – who will be in the area – to call at your home, to discuss your security.
Please all do as Marcia did:
‘I sent them off with a flea in their ear and said I would report them to you’.
I have had an email from Liz.  Apparently someone in a nearby road, used a company that called at the door to do some garden work.  A tree was removed.  It has now just been tipped onto her land !
‘it was just tipped into our garden - it is a huge pile of big logs and we now can’t get through to our compost heap’.
This is what happens if you use cold callers.  Disposing of waste products is now very regulated.  If you use someone who is not licensed and who has not left you with a copy of their disposal documentation, you could be liable for a hefty fine, if they dump the rubbish inappropriately.
A guide to the current law can be found at this link:
I have attached a copy of the law for those that would like to save a copy.
Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Part II) s.33
It is illegal for any person to deposit controlled waste, knowingly cause or knowingly permit controlled waste to be deposited in or on any land unless a waste management licence is in force and the deposit is in accordance with the licence.
Controlled waste is any household, commercial or industrial waste. Section 33 also makes it an offence if a person has treated, kept or disposed of controlled waste in or on land that does not have a waste management licence, or that is not in accordance with a licence.
Fly-tipping fines
It is, of course, illegal to fly-tip and bafflingly, for household waste, no easier or cheaper than safe and legal forms of removal.
Councils have, since the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, had increased powers to punish those responsible for fly-tipping. There is a fixed penalty notice able to be issued by a warranted officer; this carries a fine of £300. For more extreme offenders there is the possibility of being prosecuted in court, which can conclude with a 5 years prison sentence and a maximum fine of £50,000.
Please report all instances of ‘Fly Tipping’ you find, to the Borough please.
Opportunities for funding from the Royal Borough
Did you know that you can help local groups and projects in the Borough scoop up to £5,000, for projects helping your neighbourhood ?
RBWM gives local organisations, schools and charities the chance to obtain funding, from the council’s Neighbourhood budget.
The projects which receive the highest number of votes every two months are considered by the Participatory Budget Panel and possibly awarded - up to £2,000 (with the possibility of a further financial boost, of up to £2,000 in match funding). 
All you have to do is go online and vote for your favourite projects through RBWM’s Neighbourhood Participatory Budget Scheme.  Projects attracting the most votes or ‘Greenredeem’ points can receive funding, towards projects that can make a difference to your community.
The most recent winning projects, agreed by the April meeting of the Cabinet Participatory Budget Sub Committee, were:
  • Alexander Care Team – providing care and support for local children with life limiting illnesses and their families in their own home be awarded £2000 (447 votes)
  • Furze Platt Junior School ‘Reading Bus’ be awarded £2000 and £2000 match funding (363 votes)
  • Thames Hospice 10 days of specialised Hospice at Home Nursing Care be awarded £2000 (355 votes)
You are also able to donate your ‘Greenredeem’ points.
Projects must reach a target of 200,000 points, to receive £1,000.  Residents can donate the points they earn by recycling, to projects they feel most worthy.  To view the projects in the running:
Click Here
Log-in, to support your favourite project.  Encourage your family and friends who live in the Borough to donate too – it all adds up to well-deserved support for projects that help your local community
The Neighbourhood Budgets scheme has been running since 2011.  More information about Neighbourhood Budgets and the ‘Greenredeem Scheme’ can be seen by following this link:
Vote for a project
The closing date for the current round, is 5 pm on Monday 16 June 2014.
The results will be considered by the ‘Cabinet Participatory Budget Sub Committee’ on Monday 23 June 2014 and the result announced shortly afterwards.
For more information please contact Katie Butcher.
Katie Butcher
Policy and Performance Officer
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,
Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.
T: 01628 683126

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