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 on: Today at 02:19:38 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
We are back up and running with @CookhamSOS Foodshare points around the village from Friday morning (22nd) with 2 new drop off boxes.
Foodshare Maidenhead are desperately needing food donations, particularly for the Hunger Project which ensures that children's food is topped up whilst home schooling.  Please see the list in the first comments for food which is needed.

A huge thank you to Suzanne Bailey and the Odney Team for enabling the logistics to work and for getting the donations from our volunteers to the Foodshare HQ and of course to our team of Volunteers for collating the food and managing the boxes ready for our collections.
THE DROP OFF POINTS ARE:
1. The Vicarage, Church Gate, Cookham, SL6 9SP
2. 78, Westwood Green. Cookham, SL6 9DE
3.  6 Sleekstone Cottages, Grange Road, Cookham, SL6 9TG (* NEW *)
4. 56 Broom Hill, Cookham, SL6 9LW (* NEW * )
5. Tamarind, High Road, Cookham , SL6 9JS
6.  Village Hall Porch, Cookham Dean, SL6 9PY
Please know that you can also pm, call or email Jus Moody if you are struggling to put food on the table or you need support with shopping or just a friendly ear.  Help is available, right here in our village.
Jus:  01628 313232 / 07884 265544
Email:  jus@cookhamedit.co.uk

FOODSHARE HUNGER PROJECT (TO HELP THOSE NOT GETTING SCHOOL MEALS) WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE:
TINNED FOOD
Tinned Macaroni
Tinned spaghetti
Tinned Ravioli
Tin/Jar Hot Dogs
Tinned corn beef
Tinned Vegetables
Mash Potato
Stock Cubes
Cheese Sauce

FRESH FOOD
Small cheeses/mini baby bel
Cheese Strings
Yoghurt tubes
Small cartons of juice
Fresh Fruit packets
Dairy Lee Packs Ham/cheese
Pepperoni
Small pots of Rice pudding
Small pots of custard

SNACKS
Small boxes of Raisins
Nuts
Crisps
Cereal Bars
Small pots of Jelly
Dried fruit
Multipacks Penguins/Kitkats/Clubs/Twix biscuits
Chocolates
Packets of fairy cakes (longer life)
Sugar-free Angel delight
Sugar-free jelly
Small fruit-filled pies
Nutella


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 on: Today at 01:12:00 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
The Old Butchers is proud to sell the delicious Cookham Bakehouse Sourdough loaves each Tuesday and Friday. Made in Cookham Dean by the lovely Karen Lloyd, these super healthy freshly produced loaves have no additives or preservatives, no yeast is added as the organic yeasts on the flour are sufficient. They are perfect for leisurely weekend breakfasts or tasty healthy lunches for the children whilst homeschooling.  To reserve a loaf call our friendly team on 01628 819027.

 3 
 on: January 23, 2021, 07:21:06 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
The Met Office weather forecast for Windsor and Maidenhead states snow is expected from 10am until 4pm.

 4 
 on: January 23, 2021, 07:16:34 PM 
Started by Cookham v Coronavirus - Last post by Cookham v Coronavirus
MORE than 46,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Berkshire.

In the past 24 hours, Public Health England has recorded 516 lab-confirmed cases in areas including Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.

These figures, correct as of Saturday, January 23 at 4pm, bring the county's lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 tests total to 46,028, according to Public Health England.

The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

Reading - 100 cases, 8,876 total

West Berkshire - 58 cases, 5,051 total

Bracknell - 63 cases, 5,867 total

Wokingham - 75 cases, 6,882 total

Slough - 162 cases, 12,291 total

Windsor and Maidenhead - 58 cases, 7,061 total

There have now been 3,583,907 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19.

The latest seven-day rate per 100,000 people locally are as follows:

Reading - 633

West Berkshire - 277.1

Bracknell - 372.9

Wokingham - 337.2

Slough - 940.9

Windsor and Maidenhead - 352

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We have now learned that, in addition to spreading more quickly, the new variant of the virus may also be associated with a higher degree of mortality.

"It is therefore more important than ever that we all follow the rules and stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

 5 
 on: January 23, 2021, 01:12:49 AM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
We’ve had some nice crisp weather today and it's a great time to be outside as long as you keep moving in order to keep warm!

We have a fair bit more stock available to order on the web shop for next week after the encouraging response last week.
 
Grow your own fruit and veg

The following are now available to order:

Seed potatoes
Onions and shallots
Garlic bulbs
Bargain rootballed fruit trees
Vegetable seeds
Asparagus
Rhubarb crowns
Bare root strawberry plants
Herb plants
 
Click here for grow your own https://davies-brothers-nursery-ltd.myshopify.com/collections/grow-your-own

Spring bulbs
If you forgot to plant your bulbs in the Autumn or simply need a few more, we have them available in individual pots or in bargain 6 packs.
Click here for our bulb range https://davies-brothers-nursery-ltd.myshopify.com/collections/potted-6-pack-spring-bulbs

Perennials, alpines and grasses
We have quite a few more of these available for this week, check out the link below.
Click here for perennials, alpines and grasses

Bonnie's favourites
We have a new category this week highlighting Bonnie's favourite plants to use in her garden designs.
Here are some of Bonnie's favourite https://davies-brothers-nursery-ltd.myshopify.com/collections/bonnies-favourites

Hedging plants

We have some really nice Photinia Red Robin 7.5L and Osmanthus burkwoodii currently available in 5 litre pots. They both make fantastic evergreen hedges or screens.
Click here for hedging plants https://davies-brothers-nursery-ltd.myshopify.com/collections/hedging-plants

If you are looking for anything in particular please email us and we will do our best to help.
We hope you have a great weekend.

Our mailing address is:
Davies Brothers Nursery
Chalk Pit Lane
Burnham, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NE
United Kingdom

 6 
 on: January 22, 2021, 03:52:20 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
A VERY GOOD 48 HOURS

NO BURGLARIES

AND

NO CARS BROKEN INTO

FIRST:  From Rob Abell, head of the Trading Standards Team for RBWM:

Hi Jeff – Something for the Alert, please:

We have been receiving lots of reports of door-to-door fish sellers, who use a variety of clever tactics to persuade and confuse residents, into buying large quantities of fish, which turns out to be mis-described and overpriced.

Some customers end up paying over £500 for frozen haddock, described as fresh Sea Bass, Turbot and Lemon Sole.

It is a cleverly constructed scam.  They look the part, in chef trousers and refrigerated van, say the right things and have perfected their art.

We are gathering information (‘intel’) on any fish sellers, as part of a national project being undertaken, to catch and stop them.

We particularly want phone numbers, descriptions of the sellers, van registration numbers, business names used, advertising flyers and anything else useful to identify them.

They often show a flyer which they then take it back (so you don’t keep their number to complain later), so please keep it or if you don’t, photograph it please.

If you are able to photograph them without putting yourself at risk, or capture footage from CCTV, or video doorbells, then please do so.

You should notify your local NHW co-ordinator, who can collate intel or pass it directly to us: trading.standards@rbwm.gov.uk

Here is an example of a recent successful prosecution: https://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk/news/coldcalling-fish-seller-ordered-to-repay-victims/

With everyone being at home, it provides the perfect market place for door to door scammers.

Kind regards

Rob Abell
Fair Trading Officer
Trading Standards & Licensing Team | Community | Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Trading.standards@rbwm.gov.uk

NEXT:  PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO JOIN IN WITH THE RBWM TOWN FORUM MEETINGS – THEY ARE FOR YOU !  THE MAIDENHEAD FORUM COVERS ALL THE AREAS OF MAIDENHEAD, INCLUDING THE RURAL AREAS AND BISHAM, KNOWL HILL, HURLEY, LITTLEWICK GREEN, THE WALTHAMS & THE COOKHAMS.

Town Forum meetings

If you’d like to have your say in future town forum meetings, where issues affecting Windsor are discussed, we want to hear from you.

You can suggest discussion topics for the maidenhead Town Forum

https://rbwm.moderngov.co.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=157

as well as attend the virtual meeting and contribute to discussions. Agendas are published a week in advance so you can see what councillors will be discussing and get involved if there is something you are interested in.

Suggestions for discussion will be added to a future agenda if appropriate.

The next meeting of the Maidenhead Town Forum is on Monday 1 February 6.15 p.m..

To find out more about how to get involved, email mark.beeley@rbwm.gov.uk for Maidenhead Town Forum. You can watch the meetings live on our YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZNp1KmF3YnabN6enzlyelQ

NEXT:  AN UPDATE RE CALL BLOCKER PHONES

Hi Jeff,

A correction on call blocker phones - there are different types available.

Ours, stops ALL calls.  It requests the caller announce their name before putting the call through.

This is a much better and safer option.

We have not had a single scam call get through in the last 3 years!

Cheers,

Simon

Thanks Simon.

NEXT: T FROM ONE OF OUR SOS GROUPS SET UP LAST MARCH IN COOKHAM – IF YOU ARE A GROUP IN ANOTHER AREA AND ARE STILL ACTIVE AND WANT TO PUBLICISE THE SERVICES YOU PROVIDE – JUST LET ME KNOW.

Hi Jeffrey,
Thank you for your continued update messages.

Can I just let you know that ‘Cookham SOS’ – like many SOS groups set up last March, is still active and your concerned correspondent about her elderly neighbour, can still get in touch with any of the SOS groups (and I think even the Rotary clubs are still helping out) and although our day centre is physically closed, we are still in touch with all our members and their families.
They know that they can ring any time.

We are even happy to help residents who are not members, so if there is a query or referral from another agency, we might still be able to help.

Miriam

Miriam Blazey
Manager Elizabeth House
Monday to Friday 9-4.30pm
01628 313232 / 07884 265 544
www.elizabethhousecookham.org

CRIME

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.

I have added a new email address below.  The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team.  The second is to our investigation team.  Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org


MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD WEST
maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
21/1  Thursday 9.30 p.m.  Farm, Pondwood Lane, White Waltham.  Hare coursing in a field.  6 quad bikes driving around.  Ref. No:  43210028180

PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
21/1  Thursday 11.15 p.m.  Down Place, Water Oakley.  Hare coursing.  3 Quad bike and torches seen in a field.  Ref. No:  43210028289
21/1  Thursday 5 p.m.  Bargeman Road.  The owner returned to find a house window smashed.  Ref. No:  43210028037


MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

FIRST: from Charmian

Hi Jeff,

I have just had another scam – this time from BT.

It says that they are having trouble obtaining payment for my last bill from my bank.

Would I please click on the link to re-enter current bank details, or they will turn off my service !!!

I binned it !

Charmian.

Lindy received the same text message.

Exactly – PAUSE – THINK – BREATH AND BIN IT !

NEXT: A reasonable thought from Tony.

Hi Jeff,

Doesn’t the responsibility to protect elderly people from scammers, who don’t have digital communications, must surely lie with the banks and building societies ?

They do send those customers warning letters and should do this even more regularly.

Perhaps the families of those vulnerable, elderly people should be encouraged to set up Financial Powers of Attorney with a family member.

Tony

Many thanks Tony.  This is a very complicated issue.  Many of our victims do not have close family, which makes them even more vulnerable and possibly isolated.  Some have family that live a long way away and cannot interact with them on a daily basis.  Some of the victims, because the scammers are so good at what they do, become willing participants with the scams and it is sometimes impossible to convince them that it is a scam.

I recently had a problem transferring a large sum of cash from my account.  The small card reader supplied by my bank to authorise these transactions online, apparently only work with a specific bank card and it had been supplied with my previous bank card, which had since been renewed – I didn’t know this.  I therefore went to my bank and asked them to do it in branch, as it was urgent.
Before they would authorise the transfer, I had to go through the ‘Bank Protocol’ with them.  It was time consuming, invasive, thorough and comprehensive and should easily catch fraud.  Unfortunately, the victims really believe the scam and have been supplied with all the answers to all the questions the bank will ask.  The scammers are really good at what they do.  Those of us who would not fall victim and commit to it, just put the phone down, so the pool is whittled down, to the most vulnerable.

Re Powers of Attorney, elderly people are often fiercely independent and don’t like – even close family, but particularly distant relatives – taking over control of their affairs !

Unfortunately, most of the serious victims, have been self-selected by their particular vulnerability and isolation.  The rest of us fall victim, because we have such busy lives, we forget the stop, pause and think for a few minutes before responding.

 7 
 on: January 22, 2021, 03:46:16 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
M4 closures

The M4 will be closed in both directions between junctions 4b (M25 interchange) and 5 (Langley) from 8pm on Friday 22 January to 6am on Monday 25 January 2021.

Visit the Highways England website for more details on the M4 smart motorway work

https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/south-east/m4-junctions-3-12-smart-motorway/

 8 
 on: January 22, 2021, 03:33:02 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
Buy 12 x 330ml Bottles Of Cobra Beer & Receive 6 Extra Bottles For Free. Simply add a 12 x Pack of Cobra Beer to your order via our online Indian takeaway delivery service: www.feast-online.co.uk and we'll do the rest!

This offer is available every day of the week with Feast-Online doorstep deliveries ONLY. No minimum spend is required.

DELIVERIES can be ordered online up to 3 days in advance.

https://mail.ecampaign.co.uk/t/ViewEmail/r/E2301EE1C263927E2540EF23F30FEDED/991A256CADC3955B32D15130C8B1D6C6

 9 
 on: January 22, 2021, 03:30:03 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
Flood alerts have been issued for major rivers in Berkshire following Storm Christoph.

The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood alerts for the River Thames and the River Loddon in Berkshire as river levels continue to rise following heavy rain.

The flood alerts are the least serious of the three levels of flood warning given by the agency and flooding of homes is not currently expected.

River levels are expected to continue to rise for the next few days, but no more rain is forecast.

The alerts are mostly for the Thames.

Flooding is expected on the river between the village of Hurley and Cookham.

Light rain is forecast and the river levels are expected to remain high.

https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings?location=Berkshire

 10 
 on: January 21, 2021, 02:18:16 PM 
Started by Cookham v Coronavirus - Last post by Cookham v Coronavirus
Local vaccination centres in NHS East Berkshire CCG

Desborough Suite, St Ives Road, Maidenhead
Salt Hill Activity Centre, Bath Road, Slough
Waitrose Sports Hall, Willoughby Road, Bracknell
Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor
Ringmead Medical Practice, Leppington, Birch Hill, Bracknell

While vaccinations continue around the county, there are now concerns about how effective they are against a new strain of the virus that has come from South Africa.

Speaking on Sky News on Wednesday, UK’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said: “We should get information on clinical effects because vaccinations are occurring in South Africa, they are occurring in Brazil, and they are occurring in other places variants may occur, so we should get some more information on that.

“They are more worrying in the sense they are a little more different in terms of how the immune system may recognise them.

“It is a real issue of concern. It’s something we need to keep an eye on, but we don’t have all the answers yet.

“I would just caution the laboratory studies are not perfect predictors of what happens in the clinic so we need to get clinical data as soon as we can.”

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