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 on: October 08, 2018, 06:42:12 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
Can I remind everyone - we have Nottingham Knockers across the area.
Please remember our NHW Motto:
First in from Madhuri Bajaj Bedi:
Dear friends,
Please find attached the 4th Annual Wave of Light Service poster. I would be most grateful if you would add this to any social media available as well as forward to your database if possible.
The Wave of Light Service enables people from all walks of life, to come together to light a candle of love and remembrance in honour of all those hearts that live on within us. Be it a miscarriage, the loss of a baby, or child, a sibling, grandchild or godchild, a friend or neighbour....everybody is welcome to attend.
I thank you for your support as always.
Warmest regards
NEXT:  From the DASH Charity - who support the victims and their families, of Domestic Abuse
Could you please promote our next Volunteers Recruitment Evening, which takes place on Monday 22nd October 2018 - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at our offices at 551, Fairlie Road (next to Mars), Slough SL1 4PY
We would really appreciate it.
Many thanks!
Caron Kipping
Community Engagement Manager
Tel: 01753 549865 mobile: 07912 463556
twitter1[1] @TheDashCharity   
7/10  Sunday 6 p.m.  Bridge Road.  Device discovered on an ATM cash machine.  This was called in by the Borough’s CCTV team, who saw a man approach the ATM, remove something from his pocket and attach it to the fascia.  A customer is then seen to walk up, insert his card, which was retained.  The police were called and attended immediately, removing the device for further examination.
6/10 - 7/10  Saturday 5 p.m. / Sunday 3.30 p.m.  Bath Road.  The owner returned to find their car had been entered and searched.  IT MAY HAVE BEEN LEFT UNLOCKED.  £30 cash and a £5 win on a scratch card stolen.
6/10  Saturday 8 a.m. / 4 p.m.  Bath Road.  Locked up bike stolen.  A red, Trek mountain bike - WITH FRAME NUMBER.
6/10  Saturday 7.40 p.m.  Highway Road.  The owner was emptying her car, going in and out of the house.  A bike was noticed parked beside the car and when the owner next went out, they found the car door open and  a man sitting in the car, carrying out a search.  He immediately apologised, jumped out and sped off on his bike.  Nothing was taken.  He is described as white, late 20s / early 30s, slim, 5’ 8’’, shaved head / hair cut very short, wearing dark clothing including a hoody with a jacket over.  He was on a black mountain bike, not showing any lights.  The police were called and attended immediately.  They carried out an area search, but no-one matching the description was located.
7/10  Sunday midnight  The Croft.  A witness reported a group of lads running down the road, knocking the wing mirrors from cars.
5/10 - 6/10  Friday 11 p.m. / Saturday 10 a.m.  Larchfield Road.  Car badly keyed.  Third or fourth time repeat victim
Just had this email in from Oliver.  The threats have lost something in the translation !!  I will only put in the first few lines, in case your security software blocks it !!
D? not mind ?n my illit?r??y, I ?m from China.
This is my last warning.
I u?l??d?d th? m?li?i?us ?r?gram ?n your syst?m.
Sinc? th?t m?m?nt I ?ilf?r?d ?ll privy ba?kgr?und fr?m y?ur syst?m.
I think we can ignore this one !  Thanks Oliver
NEXT from Julietta:
I wonder if you can point me in the right direction please.
My daughter  is about to be 14 and a number of mums with children aged about 10-14, were talking about the children being more independent and confident.
 We are looking for a class or instructor, we can book for a few sessions to give them some self-defence and common sense for public places and some confidence ( understanding that they won’t be able to do much in reality but hopefully they won’t have to).
We have tried as parents and will continue to teach them, Common Sense, but it would be great, if we could find someone who could back it up for them.
We don’t want to join a martial arts club as an ongoing sport though.
Do you know of anyone who could help me please?
Apologies for taking your time but I thought I would ask.
Thank you
Does anyone know if there is someone out there, who can do this ?  I am Asking our PCSO Surinder Marway, who is trained to deliver talks and courses of this nature - she came to the Datchet NHW Group to do a course, if she can help.
NEXT: re the threatening Porn emails:
I myself received one of those threatening emails today at work, where we are supposed to have very safe security measures!!!
I have ignored it and forwarded it to our IT department, so they're aware, but the thing that worried me most about it is that the heading was my full name and actual password I used to use (I don't use that password any more, haven't for years) so they had my password exactly as I used to use it.
The thing is, they had my full name, but I haven't used my married name for over three years now, I reverted back to my maiden name and the email was in my older name, so that old name and old password shows that it's an old hack!
Very disturbing though that they set out my actual password, as if they can find it once, they can find my new one again.
Just letting you know.
This is why our IT Gurus ask us to have different passwords for different applications and to change them every so often - as we all have to at work.
Many companies we deal with online ask us to set up accounts, so that we can follow / cancel purchases.  We tend to use a standard password for them all as we are never going to remember we set up an account - let alone a separate password for it.
Think of a simple word and change some of the letters to capitals and for similar looking numbers / symbols - then add to it, the appropriate suffix - eBay / PayPal / Nat West Bank - Something I didn’t know - a space  is considered to be a symbol !!!

 on: October 08, 2018, 06:38:36 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
As part of the overall security operation for the wedding of Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank, a Restriction of Flying Regulation has been granted in the vicinity of Windsor Castle estate on 12 and 13 October 2018.

This restricts aircrafts from flying below 2,500 ft and would not affect commercial operations at London Heathrow.

The restriction also covers the use of all drones in and around the Windsor Castle estate.

This will be monitored and enforced throughout the event and offenders will be liable for prosecution.

This Restriction of Flying Regulation is a routine measure for a large scale event such as this and is part of the broad range of security measures that are in place to deliver a safe and secure day for everyone.

Please help us by not bringing drones. If you see a drone, please report it to a police officer.

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Neil Hawkins (Police, Communications Officer, Forcewide)

 on: October 07, 2018, 09:04:31 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by James Hatch
We now move on to two more dogs in my youth at Widbrook. Both Old English Sheepdogs.

So turn up your sound.

 on: October 07, 2018, 08:55:21 PM 
Started by James Hatch - Last post by James Hatch
For all you young aspiring photographers. Here is a way to get a close up of your feathered friends. All you have to do is to make a simple bird feeder.

So turn up your sound.

 on: October 04, 2018, 12:56:51 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
Amateur photographers have been busy taking photos through the summer for the ‘Wild About Cookham’ photo competition.  Here are a few that locals have taken (though not necessarily entered for the competition yet!)

Organised by WildCookham and the Cookham Festival the competition is for photos taken in Cookham of local wildlife and wildlife habitats and you have another six months or so to take your best snaps.  It will result in an exhibition at next year’s Festival with plans to create a Wild About Cookham calendar for 2020.  Photographers – of all ages – are being encouraged to take pictures that will give a real sense of the variety of life and the special wild habitats that still exist in the Cookhams.  A panel of judges will select photos for the exhibition and the calendar and the exhibition visitors will vote for the prize-winners in adult, under 17 and smart-phone categories.  Full details of the competition are at

To help you on the way local photographer Mick Vogel has offered his own top rules for taking good wildlife photos:

- Make yourself familiar with your subject, including their habits and habitats

- Have a particular shot of your subject in mind before you set out. That will give you something to aim for

- Don't make all your shots 5ft 9'' shots... By this I mean don't take all your shots standing up, experiment with different angles by kneeling or even laying down

- Try to take ''clean'' pictures, There's nothing worse than a great shot being spoiled be a stray twig or piece of grass in front of your subject, this also applies for the background

- Never put yourself or your subject in danger, no shot is worth that...

- You may have the best most expensive kit on the market, but if you don't have this one key ingredient you can forget taking up wildlife photography... PATIENCE

- Don't forget your mobile phone has a camera, if you see a great composition and you don't have a proper camera - use your phone!

-And last but not least... practice, practice, have time to perfect the shot (you have until the 22nd April 2019)

 on: October 04, 2018, 09:38:40 AM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Bagheera
Unfortunately the email scam seems to be commonplace at present.

I have found that they quote an obsolete password in the subject so I have blocked any email with that password in the subject line as it is a combination of numbers and letters which no legitimate sender would ever have cause to include.

 on: October 03, 2018, 07:17:15 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
FIRST:  Those people that may have received a first threatening email re visiting Porno sites, Marion has now received a second.  The computer which generates these scam emails, is obviously going through the listings again !
Please be reassured, no-one will believe that you have been on a porno site - this is a scam:
Since their first threatening email, I've now received another.  This time, asking for a larger sum of money.
I am a 76 year old widow and do not, not, visit porn sites !!
After their first threat, I changed my password in all my contacts.  This was never ever used on Facebook, Messenger anyway?
Please circulate.
Thank you.
I have set the wording out so that you will recognise these emails if they arise.
If you get one, rest assured it is a scam - so
‘Very first alternative is to dismiss this e-mail. As a result, I most certainly will send out your videotape to every one of your contacts and thus just think regarding the shame you will definitely get. Do not forget if you are in an important relationship, how this will affect ?
In the second place solution is to give me $4000. We are going to refer to it as a donation. In this situation, I will instantly remove your videotape. You could continue your way of life like this never occurred and you would never hear back again from me.
You'll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you don't know this, search for "how to buy bitcoin" in Google).
BTC Address: 18G1edtsQwHJh8XYcN9e6Cdua3kaev38jv [case-sensitive, copy & paste it]
If you are looking at going to the law enforcement, very well, this e mail cannot be traced back to me. I have dealt with my steps. I am also not looking to ask you for so much, I only want to be paid.
You now have one day to make the payment. I have a unique pixel within this mail, and right now I know that you have read this email message. If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send your video to all of your contacts including close relatives, coworkers, etc. Nonetheless, if I do get paid, I will erase the video right away. If you want to have proof, reply Yeah! & I will send your video to your 10 contacts.
1/10  Monday 5.15 p.m. / 5.45 p.m.  High Street, Maidenhead.  Bike was chained to s second bike which was left behind.  A white, Giant Revel, bike.
1/10 - 2/10  Monday 4.10 p.m. / Tuesday 8.30 a.m.  Plaza, St. Cloud Way.  Propped up bike stolen.  A young lad ran up, jumped on the bike and pedalled away.  He is described as , late 20’s, very skinny, unwashed, wearing a grey hoody and a black base ball ca
1/10  Monday 6.30 p.m.  Fishery Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS and searched.  CCTV shows they had only gone into the house for 5 minutes, when a young lad riding around on a bike, pulls up and searched the car.  You may only make a mistake once and leave your car / rear doors / window open and you become a victim of crime.  It will be on that occasion, someone was watching and made a move.  If you had not made that mistake, the crime would not have occurred and we would not have another Victim.  We only have Opportunist Thieves in the Borough, looking for easy targets.  If we all do what we should and protect our property, we should not be a victim of crime.  REMEMBER - OUR OPPORTUNIST THIEVES, ARE ALWAYS OUT THERE 24 / 7, TARGETING THE EASIEST OPTION THEY CAN FIND.  MAKE YOUR HOME / CAR, EVEN SLIGHTLY MORE DIFFICULT AND THEY WILL MOVE ON - THEY WILL ALWAYS FIND SOMEONE ELSE, WHO FOR THE FIRST TIME, MADE A MISTAKE AND IS THEREFORE, AN EASIER TARGET.
Every time you leave your house / car, look back.  What can you see from the road.  If you can see a mistake, our Opportunists can too !
1/10 - 2/10  Monday 6 p.m. / Tuesday 7 a.m.  High Street, Hurley.  Offenders approached the property through a front gate and stripped lead from the bay window.
1/10 - 2/10  Monday 6.30 p.m. / Tuesday 5.20 a.m.  Riverside Park, High Street, Hurley.  Motorbike stolen.  Motorbike left covered on the decking.    The owner still has the keys and had its steering lock engaged.  A silver, Yamaha XP 500 index RK ** ULO
30/9 - 1/10  Sunday 5 p.m. / Monday 1 p.m.  Aldebury Road.  Car keyed for the second time.
1/10 - 2/10  Monday 5 p.m. / Tuesday 7 a.m.  Compound,  Forest Green Road, Holyport.  Offenders forced the gates and then removed a chain from a quad bike.  Apparently they lifted it over a fence to remove it.
1/10 - 2/10  Monday 8.45 p.m. / Tuesday 8.30 a.m.  Hotel Car Park, Manor Lane.  Car rear windscreen smashed - nothing stolen.
I am afraid the PEC are slow to answer at the moment - hence my recommendation that you let us know using the online reporting system:


 on: October 03, 2018, 06:53:22 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
Now that the leaves are starting to fall, Thames Valley Police will be hosting an online Burglary Q&A Forum for residents living across the Thames Valley, ahead of the darker nights.

You are invited to join our live web chat on Thursday 11 October between 7.30pm and 9pm from the comfort of your own home.

Our panel of detectives will be standing by to answer your questions about burglary while providing crime prevention advice to help protect your property this winter.

On the evening simply log on to to join in with the conversation. You can set-up a reminder ahead of the event by clicking on the link to our Cover-it-Live page above.

If you are unable to join us on the evening, you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary by taking a few simple steps:

• When going out, remember to light up your home using timer switches or a TV simulator.
• Don’t leave valuables or cash on display and store your house and car keys away from your letterbox.
• Move bins away from any side gates to prevent easy access into your property.
• Lock any tools away to prevent them being used to break into your home.
• Consider fitting a motion activated external light or installing a CCTV system.
• Finally, mark your valuables using a UV pen and register them on the national property register at

For more advice on how to keep your home secure, please visit the burglary pages on our website at

Message Sent By
Neil Hawkins (Police, Communications Officer, Forcewide)

 on: October 01, 2018, 06:26:28 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
28/9  Friday 5 p.m.  Nursery, North Town Moor.  A witness reported a group of youths in a vacant property.
30/9 - 1/10  Sunday 5 p.m. / Monday 8.30 p.m.  Moorbridge Road.  Wall by front door damaged.  The owners heard an altercation outside the night before.
30/9 - 1/10  Sunday 5 p.m. / Monday 1 p.m.  Aldebury Road.  Car badly keyed - repeat victim.
29/9 - 1/10  Saturday 3 p.m. / Monday 8 a.m.  Bracken Road.  The car was parked in various locations, before the loss from the boot was discovered.  Work Laptop, handbag and contents, iPds X 2 stolen.
28/9  2.30 p.m.  Oldfield Road.  Security located a man on the property who had caused damage.
29/9 - 30/9  Sunday 2 p.m. / Monday 8.45 a.m.  Hotel car park, manor Lane.  2 bikes stolen from the roof of a car.  1.  Very valuable, black, Focus Bikes Paralane, mountain bike.  2.  A very valuableblack, Focus Bikes Paralane, mountain bike.  WITH FRAME NUMBER.  PCSO Lizzie Davidson our bike SPOC says there are locks you can buy to secure bikes in a bike rack on the roof of a car.  You can even buy lockable bike roof racks - but you would still add more locks with bikes of this value !!

 on: October 01, 2018, 11:33:45 AM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by RBWM Press Release
Polling places and polling districts could be changing location following the electoral boundary review and we want to hear your views.

The electoral boundary review was undertaken by the Local Government Boundary Commission earlier this year and saw a number of changes to ward boundaries including reducing the number of wards from 23 currently to 19 from the May 2019 elections. This has resulted in the need for current polling districts and polling places (also known as polling stations) to be reviewed to ensure that they remain convenient and accessible for electors casting their vote.

There are 61 polling districts proposed in the provisional scheme. Within the scheme, boundaries and polling places will remain the same for 31 of the polling districts, while amends are proposed to 30 polling district boundaries and/or polling places, as a result of the changes made to the ward boundaries by the electoral review.

Cllr Marius Gilmore, chair of the elector boundary review working group said: “Every effort has been made to ensure that the proposed districts and stations either reduce the distance that residents need to travel to get to their polling station or that it remains the same.

“It is vital that we hear from residents to hear their views to ensure that everyone has easy access to a polling station near them.”

Residents will be able to give their feedback on the proposed districts and stations by downloading the form and returning it by email or post, more information can be found here on our website.

The Royal Borough is required to review its polling districts and stations every four years but on this occasion the electoral ward boundary review means that a review of the districts and places is needed before the next set of scheduled elections.

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