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 81 
 on: June 25, 2018, 04:40:52 PM 
Started by monty - Last post by The Pragmatic Orange
Indeed Paris, but the punter may well be.  Cheesy

 82 
 on: June 25, 2018, 04:37:11 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
FIRST, A MESSAGE FROM THE AREA COMMANDER SUPERINTENDENT COLIN HUDSON:
 
I have now been commander of Windsor and Maidenhead LPA for four months and it has certainly been an interesting and rewarding time with a lot going on. The Royal Wedding in May was such a significant event for the local area and Thames Valley Police as well as nationally and internationally. It was great to see so many organisations and people pulling together to make the event a peaceful and happy one. I spent the day on patrol in Windsor and I was impressed by the professionalism of the many officers present, from the force and elsewhere, and the warm reception from the member of the public. I am particularly grateful to the hard work put in by our neighbourhood team, led by Inspector Louise Warbrick, and the investigation team lead by Detective Inspector William Crowther. As always, the work we do could not be done without help from local people, organisations and businesses, so sincere thanks to them as well.
 
We’ve had some difficult issues to deal with so far this year, but also some good results. Our teams have persistently sought to deter and deal with groups of people intent on causing disorder through intimidation and violence. We have conducted an operation focussing on knife crime, which has resulted in several arrests and charges being brought. We’ve introduced a schools officer in order to improve our communication with the schools in the area to raise awareness and deal with emerging issues as early as possible. I have no doubt that this work is contributing to Windsor and Maidenhead continuing to be one of the safest places to work and live.
 
Criminals and those who seek to harm the community continue to be persistent and creative in their efforts and we must continue to be creative and persistent in our response. Burglary is not only extremely distressing for victims, but can be challenging to investigate also. I have no doubt many of you will have seen recent headlines on burglary outcomes in the national press, which in some part reflects these challenges. However, I would like to reassure you that burglary rates are down recently and we have seen some good results, such as the recent conviction of Paul Shannon for burglary in Windsor. This individual has been sentenced to over three year’s imprisonment at the Crown Court. This was made possible through the work of officers and the victims, who gave their support under difficult personal circumstances. In addition, the use of CCTV in the resident’s home made the investigation and outcome possible. I encourage you to think about measures you may be able to put in place yourself and if you have any questions, Thames Valley officers will be pleased to advise.
 

 
NEXT - WE HAVE HAD ANOTHER ‘COURIER FRAUD’:
 
22/6  Friday Lunchtime.  Windsor.  An aggrieved, received a call from a man saying he was from Hammersmith Police.  They told her that they had apprehended an offender which the aggrieved believed to have burgled her earlier in the year.  She was then told that her bank account had been compromised.  Could she please go to her banks and withdraw all her funds.  She would be met there by a police officer to assist.  She did as requested, but no police officer attended.  When she returned home with the cash, the Hammersmith officer called her again.  He arranged for a courier to collect the cash - which she handed over.  He is described as black, about 25 years old wearing a smart black suit.
Can you please warn everyone you know who is elderly and perhaps vulnerable.  If anyone receives a call from ‘Hammersmith Police’, simply put the phone down !
 
People from outside the area arrived and parked up in Ockwells Manor and Ascot Road, Holyport.  One of the encampments may have moved on.  If you have property in the area can you take extra precautions at this time to prevent incursions.
 
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
22/6 - 23/6  Friday 9 p.m. / Saturday 4.50 a.m.  Tennis Club, All saints Avenue.  Repeat victim from earlier in the week.  Burglary.  Entry via forced office window.  Internal doors then forced and bar area searched.  Till float stolen.
22/6 - 25/6  Friday 6 10 p.m. / Monday 8.30 a.m.  Business, High Street.  Attempted burglary.  Attempt to force an office barred window, to gain entry.
23/6 - 24/6  Saturday / Sunday  North Town Road.  Bike stolen from front garden.  A red, Magna Torrio, mountain bike.
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST
maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
21/6 - 22/6  Thursday 11 p.m. / Friday 6 a.m.  Sailing School, Bisham Village.  Offenders entered the site as a result of a faulty parking barrier.  They have removed and stolen a large number of bedding plants.  Did anyone see anything ?
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
23/6  Saturday 11 a.m. / 10.30 p.m.  Firs Lane.  Car continually being vandalised.  It has been keyed, tyres let down, the rear windscreen smashed and covered in faeces.
24/6  Sunday 4.15 a.m.  Sherbourne Drive.  The owner of a car heard a noise outside and looked out.  They saw two men sitting inside their car.  The owner shouted and they immediately made off.  They are described as: 1.  White hooded track suit.  2.  The other was taller with hoody. They made off along Cox Green Lane.  Nothing stolen.
22/6  Friday midnight / 6.45 a.m.  Lincoln Road.  Van stolen from outside a house - A white, Mercedes Sprinter Van index KT ** YLR.
 
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
25/6  Monday  midnight / 5 a.m.  Sports Club, High Street, Bray.  Burglary.  Fire doors forced open and bar area searched.  Float stolen from the till.
24/6 - 25/6  Sunday 4.30 p.m. / Monday 6.30 a.m.  Car Sales office, Oldfield Road.  Burglary.  Entry gained via forced glass front door.  Untidy search - nothing appears to have been stolen.
25/6  Monday 2 a.m. / 3 a.m.  Pub, Oldfield Road.  Rear door forced.  The alarm sounded twice at 1.55 a.m. and 3 a.m.  Bar area searched - nothing stolen.

 83 
 on: June 25, 2018, 04:11:18 PM 
Started by monty - Last post by wannabe
You aren’t just paying for the drink....

 84 
 on: June 25, 2018, 03:22:29 PM 
Started by monty - Last post by Paris
I doubt there are many bar workers paying the top rate of tax, considering the hospitality industry is notoriously bad for wages.

 85 
 on: June 25, 2018, 08:54:08 AM 
Started by monty - Last post by The Pragmatic Orange
It's Her Majesty's Government that are having the real laugh here. If you are an employee paying the top rate of tax, your employer needs to find about £11 for you to recieve £5 net.

From which you pay about 80p for VAT and 70p alcohol excise duty.

Part of your remianing £3.50 is used by the landlord to pay business rates and employer's national insurance.

After that, of course, it's down to them how they spend the money. The actual wine itself was probably worth no more than 50 pence, and the profit to the landlord some fraction of that.

 86 
 on: June 24, 2018, 09:07:38 PM 
Started by monty - Last post by monty
And £5.00 for a glass wine in Kings Arms

 87 
 on: June 24, 2018, 07:46:03 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
This coming week has been designated as "Maidenhead Heritage Week".
For more information, please see
www.maidenheadweek.co.uk

To celebrate the diversity of culture, heritage and Arts throughout our town, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre has offered to display pop-up banners or hanging signs at the Heritage Centre for any MAC group that would like to have this public visibility.

Groups wishing to take up this offer should contact Richard Poad at chairman@maidenheadheritage.org.uk

The week will culminate with a celebratory dinner being held at the Holiday Inn on Friday evening, 29th June. Tickets are available on the website. For any group that buys four tickets to attend, a display table will be made available throughout the evening in the foyer area, to display and promote your activities.

 88 
 on: June 24, 2018, 06:40:48 AM 
Started by monty - Last post by kingfisher
The Crown charge £4.90 for a bottle of Bulmers, I can buy 3 bottles for £5 at Countrystores....

 89 
 on: June 23, 2018, 08:56:41 PM 
Started by monty - Last post by monty
Not very encouraging to visitors to be charged that amount when you canbuy a bottle at £5.00 or less. I know they have to make a profit but wow that is a bit

 90 
 on: June 23, 2018, 08:36:04 PM 
Started by monty - Last post by James Hatch
WOW! Nice to see you on the board Monty. Yes, I think these so called publicans figure that every resident in Cookham is a millionaire!
Tell you what Monty, have you ever thought of making your own wine? My mother use to make a cracking good Elderflower wine, also a Dandelion Wine for Christmas. Have ever you ever thought of using a Wine Kits Shop. You go in and order the wine you want. Then when it is ready for bottling you take along 32 bottles and help the staff by corking the bottles and putting them in wine boxes. You also get a taste as well while this is going on.
Merlot is my favourite. At least the cost per glass will be a fraction of what you paid.

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