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This message is dated Thursday 18th July 2019 - Windsor

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This message is dated Thursday 18th July 2019 for Windsor.
Firearms surrender

A firearms surrender will be in place from Saturday 20 July - Sunday 4 August as part of a national campaign by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS). A firearms surrender - as opposed to a firearms amnesty - means that people can hand in guns/ammunition anonymously, without being prosecuted for firearms possession.
Members of the public are encouraged to take firearms into the following police stations and hand them over the front counter: Abingdon, Aylesbury, Banbury, High Wycombe, Loddon Valley, Maidenhead, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, Slough, Amersham, Bracknell, Bicester, Witney, Kidlington (HQ South).
The surrender does not give an amnesty for the life of the weapon. Previous offences linked to the firearm will be investigated.
NEXT: from Rob Abell at Trading Standards:
Hello Jeff

A new service has been launched this week which will be useful to residents. 
Please publicise as you deem appropriate.
Last year, Martin Lewis took legal action against Facebook, for publishing scam adverts that used his image. A settlement was agreed, which included funding the Citizens Advice Scams Action service.
The service, helps support people who have been - or who might be, impacted directly - by online scams.
The service helps people through telephone, chat, website content and face-to-face support, for those who need it through referrals from the phone, or chat service.
People can now get help from Citizens Advice Scams Action via:
A new telephone number - 0300 330 3003
Chat on the new Scams Action section of their website
Via their website with new updated content on scams and a page for this new service
Face to face support through the nearest Citizens Advice Bureau
Many thanks
Rob Abell
Fair Trading Officer
RBWM Trading Standards & Licensing Team

NEXT:  I have been asked to circulate this request for help:  ‘Give & Take Care’ is the group with whom we are working closely, on the sewing re-purposing course in September and the ‘Seed to Plate’ gardening course starting in February 2020, aimed at deserving young people.
Dear All
‘Give & Take Care’, is still recruiting for the ‘Befriending Co-ordinator’ role. The post is based at Brunel University.  It naturally involves visits to the ‘care receivers’.  After Jane left, the person who held the post, we have been able to clean up the database, verify matches and do an overall reorganisation of our processes, so the new person in post won’t have a challenging starting point.
We are looking for someone enthusiastic and who has had some experience in coordinating engagement and volunteering schemes. The ‘Older Adults Befriending Programme’ is small and it would be a shame to close it down, but we will have no another alternative, if this last effort of recruitment will bear no results. 
I am attaching the job specs in case you know of someone who may be interested. I really appreciate your help.
All the best
Gabriella Spinelli, PhD,  FHEA, PGCert, Diploma di Laurea, Fellow of the RSM
Reader in Design 
Director Give &Take Care CIC
Brunel University London
College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Department of Design
Heinz Wolff Building, Room 011E 
University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
T  +44 (0) 1895 267544
M +44 (0) 7773 577950  
E  gabriella.spinelli@brunel.ac.uk
The role description and conditions, are set out at the bottom of this message.  If you are interested, please make contact directly with Gabriella.
NEXT : From Alison Singleton - the Mayor of RBWM’s Secretary:
Dear All
Please find attached some information about an exciting event the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is hosting, in aid of Thames Hospice on Tuesday 3 September.
Please feel free to circulate the information amongst your family, friends and colleagues.
Tickets available on a “first come, first served” basis and the ticket price of £95 covers the return fare and a three course lunch with champagne and wine.  Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any queries.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kind regards
Alison Singleton
Mayor’s Secretary
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Zone A  1st Floor
Town Hall
St Ives Road
Berks  SL6 1RF
The Royal Windsor Steam Express - Tuesday 3 September 2019
www.thameshospice.org.uk  registered charity no. 1108298
Join the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Councillor Mrs Sayonara Luxton, for the unique opportunity of a return journey on board 61306 Mayflower from Windsor and Eton Riverside to Waterloo whilst enjoying a three course lunch with champagne and wine – all in aid of Thames Hospice.
Tickets £95 each.
To reserve your tickets and for further information please contact the Mayor’s Secretary
Email:- alison.singleton@rbwm.gov.uk - or
Telephone:- 01628 796223
Email alison.singleton@rbwm.gov.uk
Tel 01628 796223

16/7 - 17/7  Tuesday 9 p.m. / Wednesday 9 a.m.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - handbag and clothing back stolen.  Other items ignored.
16/7  Tuesday 1.30 p.m.  Leisure Pool Car Park.  Locked up bike stolen from a bike rack.  CCTV shows a man approaching the bike, cutting the lock and riding off.  He is described as wearing a black tracksuit bottoms, grey hoody, dirty blue trainers and carrying a Nike bag.
17/7  Wednesday 11 a.m. / 9 p.m.  Meadow Lane Car Park.  Car rear windscreen smashed - black holdall containing sportswear stolen
16/7  Tuesday 2 40 p.m. / 3 p.m.  Ferry Lane, Wraysbury.  Burglary.  Offenders entered the property via a forced side door.  Upstairs searched - jewellery stolen.
16/7  Tuesday 4 p.m.  Agars Place.  Burglary.  The alarm sounded and some men inside made off.  The police were called and attended immediately.  They carried out an area search.  Three men matching the descriptions given were located and arrested on suspicion of Burglary dwelling.
16/7 - 17/7  Tuesday 7 p.m. / Wednesday 7.45 a.m.  Cobb Close.  4 valve clips stolen from two cars.  Ongoing criminal damages to cars in the area.

FIRST: a new mobile scam from Colin:
You get a text message to say that your passport may expire within 6 months.  The cheapest way to renew is online - please click on the link below.
It looks official - BUT DON’T DO IT !
NEXT: from David
He has an email from Amazon - it is a ‘Payment’ receipt.  You can click on the link for further information to ‘Review your automatic payments’.
We are currently experiencing high calls for service on 101. 
Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.
Eyes, ears.....and Brain
follow us on Facebook:
Over the last few months, NHW in Windsor, Ascot and Sunningdale, has seen a resurgence in interest and activity.  New schemes have been set up with over 100 new members joining.  We welcome the residents of Cedar Drive, Heather Close, Shrubbs Hill Lane, Dale Lodge Road, Woodend Drive, St Mary’s Hill, Clarence Road, York Road, York Avenue, Bexley Street, Russel Street, Green Lane, Springfield Close, who have joined the Association and are helping make a difference to the community, as a safer place to live. 
Go to https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wsi/watch-schemes-initiatives/neighbourhood-watch/
and enter your postcode, to find your nearest scheme and join.  Or start one yourself in your street. If one is in existence, but not mapped, it will not show.
If that is the case, please log in and map your area, or contact the Scheme Administrator for Windsor, Colin Meads. Pc180f@gmail.com


GiveandTake Care CIC

Post Title 

Community Development Support

Contract Type (Permanent or Fixed Term – If Fixed-Term, please specify the duration) 

Fixed Term: 6 months. To be extended subject to further pending funding.
Probation 1 month

Hours of Work (If Part-Time or Semester, please specify hours and/or weeks per year)  

37.5 hours per week – Mon-Fri, 9am – 5:30pm.  

Salary (Pro-rata for part-time) 

£23-25k FT


Purpose of the Role  

Give and Take Care (G&TC) CIC
G&TC is a Community Interest Company (CIC) set up to deliver a scheme which will improve the social care model for older adults across the UK. It is an ambitious social innovation seeking to generate more care for the elderly by people in their local communities and more person-centred care. Having learnt that the community at large must be more resilient to allow for older adults to be better connected in it, G&TC is now also focusing on leading community projects that are the results of co-designed meetings in the different localities we are based in (Windsor, Dedworth, Ascot, Maidenhead and Slough).
This means that we promote our befriending scheme as 121, this is a modest scheme that has reached 40 older adults and has recruited 40 active volunteers, whilst also transition those who are able to group activities where they can be better integrate and socialise with larger audiences. We wish to turn older adults into assets for their community, e.g. to interact and be involved in community projects as volunteers, mentors or simply participants.
The role is key to the scheme’s success in the community. This role promotes and oversees the 121, but also supports the implementation of the community projects by recruiting the talents needed to make them happen. This means recruiting members and volunteers to the projects we are running, promoting the 121 and promoting the community projects and working closely with the other members of the team and outside organisations.  
Community Development Support post:  
The post will fully understand the scheme and the strategic development we are undergoing and promote it in the local community, recruit Partners for the befriending 121, match people in the befriending service, as well as support those who wish to take part in our community projects. It will also be important to drive the recruitment of volunteers who wish to be involved in group activities not just in 121 befriending, so that we can have the right assets and resources for our community projects.
This is a varied role and  the emphasis on different tasks will change as the project moves into different phases. The role requires sound communication skills, intermediate IT skills with an aptitude to learn a new IT database, social media co-ordination, negotiating and influencing skills, time-management, people skills, organisational skills, attention to detail and a passion for the bigger project itself.  
We are a small team with a big mission and therefore a positive outlook and problem-solving mindset is fundamental. This role will report to the director.  


Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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