22 August 2014
was no message On Wednesday. I was at the Retirement Fair in Ascot
Race Course all day. My congratulations, to Cllr David Hilton and
Christine Horsfield. They have done a brilliant job, it was bigger
and better than ever. From the moment the doors opened, we were
surrounded all day, handing out advice and leaflets. PC Pete Bullett
from the Ascot Team was there, as was PCSO Andrew Sin – it was his first
event of this kind and the public loved him ! We also had RBWM
Community Wardens Ben Page and Lorraine Rellis, who charmed the visitors.
Can I express my sincere gratitude to all
those that came up and thanked me, for the messages I put out. I
hope – me in person – was not a disappointment !
What was really enjoyable, was meeting and
catching up with old friends, who come to our meetings and attend year
after year. We sometimes only meet once a year, but I love keeping
The star of our stand at the Fair,
was the Fake TV, which we had
working on display. Though I heavily promote it, it is only when you
actually see it working, you understand just how clever that little box
is. I did receive one very positive comment from someone who had
bought one, on our recommendation. He had been away on holiday and
when he saw a neighbour on his return, they said – ‘I
didn’t know you came back early’ ? ‘I
didn’t’, he replied. ‘Oh’,
they said – ‘We thought someone was at home, watching the
TV’ – TA DA !
That is the message in a nutshell. If neighbours thought you were
home and it looks that realistic, it will certainly fool our Opportunist
Thieves. Even if they ring the doorbell to see if anyone is at home,
you could be inside - watching TV and decide not to answer the door.
A brilliant piece of kit worth every penny. Simply Google ‘Fake
TV’ there are a lot of suppliers, but on Amazon, I believe they are £26.99.
details of Fake TV - Click Here
NEXT A WARNING FROM PC STEVE BAGGALEY
We have just a case of the Cash Till
Scam. You are in a queue to use the cash till. When it is your
turn you withdraw money. Just as the money is dispensed a woman who
is standing behind you says – ‘Is that your £10 / £5 note on the
floor’ ? As you look round, an accomplice reaches over and removes
the cash, being dispensed from the cash machine !!! By the time you
turn back, both he and your money is gone. You just believe the cash
till has made a mistake and if the bank is open, go inside. When
using a cash till in the street, please be aware of who is around you.
In this case it was £5 on the floor, but the thieves got away with
considerably more than that – their investment in the scam !!!!
Neighbourhood Page on TVP's Website - Click Here
20/8 Wednesday 7.15 p.m. Disused Nursery, Shifford
Crescent. A witness saw a group of lads in the nursery causing
considerable damage and setting fires. The police were called and
attended immediately. 4 youths were arrested on suspicion of causing
18/8 – 19/8 Monday 1.10 p.m. / Tuesday 8.30 a.m. Sheephouse
Road. Shed break – POSSIBLY
LEFT INSECURE – 3 bikes, computer accessories, lights
and water sports equipment stolen. 1. A valuable, ladies, pink
& white, Boardman mountain bike. 2. A very valuable Trek
Fuelex Mountain bike. 3. An extremely valuable Trek Fuelex9
22/8 Friday 2.45 a.m. Boyn Valley Industrial Estate.
Car repair shop on the Industrial estate. Alarm activation with
immediate police attendance. Area search carried out but no-one
located. When the keyholder arrived they discovered a rear fire exit
door had been forced. A small cash box had been forced open, but it
had not contained any money. The thieves tried to exit via the front
door, causing damage, but could not and had to leave by the rear.
22/8 Friday 0.40 a.m. Unit, Boyn Valley Industrial
Estate. Warehouse entered via the roof. 2 offices
searched. Small amount of cast stolen from a cash box. The
offenders have then sprayed everything with fire extinguishers to remove
forensic evidence and exited via the roof – they may have been disturbed
by the alarm.
20/8 3 a.m. Ray Park Avenue. The
owner’s car was left on the driveway locked. During the night,
they were awoken by their dog barking. In the morning they found the
car unlocked and undamaged, but it had been searched messily –
20/8 Wednesday midnight / 8 a.m. Boulter’s
Close. The owner of a car was walking their dog, when they
found their sunglasses case, which had been in their car, on the ground !
The car had been LEFT UNLOCKED OVERNIGHT.
Packet of Polos and £1 in loose change stolen.
20/8 Wednesday 7.30 p.m. – 10.45 p.m. Boulter’s
Lock Island. The owner had parked their car and gone to
dinner. When they returned they found both rear windows smashed.
iPOD, Lenova LAPTOP,
holdall and mobile stolen. The owner has since received a call from
a resident in Beaconsfield to say that they have found
her holdall abandoned near his house.
21/8 Thursday 1.45 p.m. / 4 p.m. Tennis Club, Grenfgell place.
Locked up bike stolen from outside. A gent’s. Grey & red,
Carrera Vengence mountain bike.
19/8 – 20/8 Tuesday 9.30 p.m. / Wednesday 9.15 a.m. Cliveden
Mead. Car POSSIBLY LEFT INSECURE
!!! – messy search not known if anything stolen.
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN &
Neighbourhood Page on TVP's Website - Click Here
20/8 Wednesday 2 a.m. Milley Road, Waltham St Lawrence.
The owner was awoken and saw a man walking down his drive. The man
opened the gate, closed it slowly and walked away. When he went to
investigate, he found a stable had been broken into – the door forced,
but nothing had been stolen.
19/8 – 20/8 Tuesday 7 p.m. / Wednesday 8 a.m. College
of Agriculture, Burchetts Green. Someone has broken into a
workshop and removed a car being worked on by students. It was moved
into a field and burnt out.
19/8 Tuesday noon / 2 p.m. Burchetts Green Road.
Car driver’s door lock damaged – no entry gained.
20/8 – 21/8 Wednesday 5.10 p.m. / Thursday 8.10 a.m. Nursery,
Henley Road. A van was broken into and pushed out of the
way so that thieves could access a large metal container. A spade,
rake, saw, shears, 2 power drills, a professional valuable lawnmower and a
very valuable Hayter lawnmower stolen.
19/8 – 20/8 Tuesday 7 p.m. / Wednesday 8 a.m. High
Street, Cookham. Nail varnish remover or other chemical has
been poured over the bonnet and radiator of a car.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
22/8 Friday 6.45 a.m. St Matthews Court.
The owner was asleep, when they received a call from a neighbour to say
that someone was in their back gardens and was fence hopping. When
they went to investigate, no-one was there, but there had been an attempt
to force open his shed door, by ripping out a wooden panel.
21/8 – 22/8 Thursday 10.30 p.m. / Friday 9 a.m. Bath
Road. Aerial and wing mirror damaged on a car.
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
Neighbourhood Page on TVP's Website - Click Here
19/8 Tuesday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Church Close.
Burglary. Entry via an UNLOCKED
rear door. Handbag and purse stolen.
15/8 – 18/8 Friday 3.30 p.m. / Monday 1 p.m. Cafe,
Oaken Grove. Tomato sauce sprayed over the building and
gouge marks in the walls of the building. A metal service hatch has
been forced open, but there was no attempt to enter the building.
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
I have had this in from Roger:
Hi Jeff, I have now had a second email through from the Toll Road system
in Belgium ! I ignored the first one – can you confirm this is a
The email is all logoed up correctly,
but is addressed – ‘dear customer’ They don’t know who Roger
is, but apparently his car went on a Belgian toll road without paying.
You have to presume they have his car index to trace him – so they
should have his name. I doubt if the DVLA has his email recorded
against the car index ??? there is also a ‘click here’ –
for more details ! Real indications this is a scam. Anything
like this must be BINNED immediately. If you open the attachment, or
respond in any way, the computer, which generated the email randomly,
knows it is a live email address, to be saved to another list – making
it much more valuable to sell onto other scammers. The computer
tries every alphabetical and numerical combination. Occasionally, it
hits a real email format. The rest just go no-where.
THE WINDOWS / MICROSOFT / BT SCAM:
The Alerts are so very useful and informative -
thank you to everyone involved.
Since you mentioned in the last message that
the Windows Scam is rife, my 70 year old mother in
a call from the "Windows Corporation" the other day.
She said she would switch on her PC and asked
the "Windows man" to ring back. Luckily, she then thought it a
bit odd and gave me a ring.
The rest is history.
Keep up the informative and good work!
I want to thank Gudrun and everyone
else. I can spread the word to you, but you are obviously passing it
onto friends, family and work colleagues. That is what the Alert
system and NHW is all about. We all work together to protect
everyone we know. A big thank you.
From PCSO Dave Bullock - the Windsor Town
– can you put out this request please ?
More volunteers needed for Windsor
Windsor Street Angels were set up on 2012 and
since then, the project has proved to be a great success. It offers
support and care to vulnerable people in Windsor Town Centre every Friday
This year alone, the teams of volunteers have
helped over 1500 people, from providing flip flops and lollies, to helping
people who are lost, by reuniting them with friends. In some cases
we have administered vital first aid.
The teams have also signposted a number of
those helped, to other agencies and have even helped the homeless, by
providing blankets and soup. They will also occasionally assist other
agencies when needed and have recently highlighted environmental issues
that need attention.
Dressed in their royal blue jackets, equipped
with a rucksack containing their equipment and a retail radio that links
them with CCTV, doorstaff and the police, the teams patrol the Town Centre
every Friday, from 10pm through to 4am the next morning.
As well as offering volunteers the chance to
make a real difference in their community, the project is also a great
deal of fun with likeminded individuals coming together to do as much good
as they can. The role of a ‘Street Angel’ also offers a great
deal of variety, with no two Friday shifts, being the same.
Windsor Street Angels now reach beyond the
borders of the Town Centre and this year, for the first time, the
volunteers assisted at Royal Ascot. This was a great experience for all
those involved. The teams helped over 200 people, over the three
Volunteers must be 18 or over and will need
to undertake a short training programme, which includes among other
topics, Conflict Management, First Aid, Homelessness and Observational
Anyone interested in joining Windsor Street
Angels or finding out more about the initiative can do so by contacting
PCSO David Bullock on firstname.lastname@example.org
or by dialing 101 and asking to speak to PCSO 9346 Dave Bullock.
PCSO C9346 David Bullock | Police Community
Central Windsor Neighbourhood Team
Address Thames Valley Police,
Windsor Police Station,
Windsor, SL4 3ES
AND FROM THE BOROUGH:
Did you know that you can help local groups
and projects in the borough scoop up to £5,000, for projects helping your
RBWM gives local organisations, schools and
charities the chance to net funding from the council’s Neighbourhood
budget. The projects with 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
All you have to do is go online and vote for
your favourite projects through RBWM’s neighbourhood PB 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 August meeting of the Cabinet Participatory Budget Sub Committee,
• £2,000 to Bray and Holyport Scout Group
– with a further £2,000 in match-funding.
• £1,000 and a further £1,000
match-funding for Community Services for people with Dementia and their
• £1,000 or Berkshire East and South Bucks
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 and log-in to support your favourite
project. Encourage your family and friends who live in the borough to
donate too - they all add up to well-deserved support for projects that
help our 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 13 October 2014.
The results will be considered by the Cabinet Participatory Budget Sub
Committee on Monday 20 October 2014 and the result announced afterwards.
Policy and Performance Officer
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,
Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.
For more information please contact Katie
T: 01628 683126