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This message is dated Monday 13th September 2021 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 13/09/2021 14:53:00

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An elderly female who lives alone, and is vulnerable, has received a letter supposedly from the TV licence stating she owes money, and there will be debt collectors who will be attending her home today.

She has been stressed all weekend at the thought of someone knocking on her door.

She has contacted the TV licensing Authority today, who confirmed that this was a scam.

Please be on your guard and bin letters like this.

NEXT: We had a new Jaguar Land Rover stolen in Datchet yesterday – it was recovered by the Met Pol – but the circumstances and advice are useful for everyone:

12/9  Sunday midnight  Horton Road, Datchet.  A Keyless fob entry Land Rover Range Rover stolen from outside a house.  The Landrover tracking department alerted the owner, as they could see the car was being driven without the fob, being inside the car and they believed it had been stolen, using a ‘relay’ device.  Suddenly the signal dropped out, but suddenly moved again and could be tracked.  The car was recovered by the Met Pol.  Ref. No:  43210411276  To see how easy it is to steal a keyless car, using a relay device, watch this video produced by Which Magazine:

All keyless fobs must be kept in a ‘Faraday Cage’.  You can use the small contactless debit card metal cases – simply pull out the card sleeves.  Even these, must be kept as far away from the pavement / public access to your home !  While you get one of these – keep the fob in the fridge !!!!  Ladies purses and handbags, are now made with a Faraday Cage, built in !
13/9  Monday 7.50 a.m.  Montagu Road, Datchet.  Another keyless white Jaguar E-Pace stolen overnight.  No further details at this time.


£100,000 available to support Thames Valley communities
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Matthew Barber, is today launching a £100,000 fund to support community groups across the Thames Valley.
The Community Fund is intended to support voluntary and community groups that help to prevent crime and keep communities safe.
Money for the scheme comes from the Police Property Act Fund, which is jointly managed by the PCC and the Chief Constable, and is created from the proceeds from the sale of items seized from criminals that cannot be returned to their rightful owners.
Organisations from across Thames Valley can apply for either a micro grant (under £1,000), or larger grant (over £5,000) for projects that support one of the PCC’s ‘Police and Criminal Justice Plan’ priorities:

  • Strong Local Policing (preventing crime & protecting communities)
  • Fighting Serious Organised Crime (protecting vulnerable people)
  • Fighting Fraud & Cybercrime (fighting modern crimes)
  • Improving the Criminal Justice System (reducing re-offending)
  • Tackling illegal encampments (reducing the impact of encampments)
Matthew said: “I’m pleased to be launching this year’s Community Fund, offering support to both community and voluntary organisations across Thames Valley to support my policing priorities.

“A key part of my Police & Criminal Justice Plan is to enable organisations across Thames Valley to collaborate and tackle issues facing our communities. From fighting modern crimes, including cybercrime and fraud, to protecting vulnerable people and reducing reoffending.”

Chief Constable John Campbell, said: “Our officers and staff work hard to get justice for victims. For certain types of investigations this can include seizing assets from those who seek to make a living from crime. These funds can then be used to fund a variety of worthy work across the Thames Valley.

“Today’s launch of the Community Fund offers funding to those voluntary and community groups across the Thames Valley who run projects that contribute to preventing crime, protecting our communities and fighting modern crimes.

“Those organisations who are reducing offending by focusing on prevention and early intervention are a key priority in this round, as well as those organisations who work with the most vulnerable. We are particularly keen to receive bids that support our priority areas.”

The closing date for this round of applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 3rd October and applications will be considered jointly by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable.

Further information and the application form can be found at: www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/community-fund

Successful recipients will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony, due to be held in November 2021.

Best wishes,

Ashley Sellwood
Communications and Engagement Officer

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
The Farmhouse
Thames Valley Police HQ
Kidlington OX5 2NX


As always, if you are a community Group, Carers / specific illness / disability organisation, NHW group, neighbourhood Action Group, Parish / Town Council, Youth group, lunch / coffee group, faith group – WI ???  Apply for this money.  The process is not difficult.  RBWM has a professional Bid Writer – Nicola Davidson, who will help you word the application.  If you need access to Nicola – email me and I will put you in contact.

  • Waste collection changes will support Environment and Climate Strategy

From Monday 18 October 2021, our rubbish collections will change, making weekly collections more sustainable and environmentally friendly to support the council’s Environment and Climate Strategy.

By maintaining and securing the weekly bin collection for recycling and food waste for the future, the Royal Borough remains in just 20% of councils that continue to have a weekly bin collection. As you are increasingly recycling more and throwing away less, it is important to spend your money wisely and do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint.

From Monday 18 October, waste (black bins) will be collected fortnightly. In addition, the council will return to a five-day collection, Monday to Friday. These changes mean 71% of residents will see a change to their general waste collection day.

NEXT:  Final reminder: Help shape our Corporate Plan
  • If you’ve not already taken part in recent weeks, you only have until Sunday 12 September (this weekend) to have your say in the public consultation on our draft Corporate Plan.

The plan sets out the headline areas we need to focus on over the next five years to make sure everyone in the borough has the best chance in life.

Once finalised, this important strategic document for the whole borough will help guide our work with partners and form part of our post-Covid recovery.

You can take part in the consultation, which launched on Monday 2 August, on the RBWM together website.


NEXT:  Trader must pay more than £16,000 in compensation for unfair commercial practices

A trader has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation thanks to a successful Trading Standards prosecution by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

Terence Jordan, also known as Terry, who is in his early thirties and used multiple addresses, pleaded guilty to engaging in unfair commercial practice contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. 

It related to incidents at six households between September 2017 and November 2018, including one in Windsor, where he supplied emergency glazing services to customers. 

Jordan, who also uses the surname Jordon, received a four-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and will pay compensation of £16,783 to his victims within six months. This figure includes a separate judgement of £2,705 made to one of the victims in the civil courts.


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.

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

10/9  Friday 11.15.  Brambling Way.  Attempted burglary.  The owner disturbed a man trying to gain entry to his property by tampering with his door and letterbox. The Aggrieved saw the man run to a car and the car drive off at speed He could only describe the car as possibly an 'Opal/Vauxhall' type vehicle, and it was too dark to describe the male in question.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.  Ref. No;  43210408448
11/9  Saturday 10.40 a.m.  Station approach.  Locked up bike stolen.  A black, Boardman bike.  WITH FRAME NUMBER.  Ref. No:  43210408984
13/9  Monday 1.10 p.m.  Hotel, king Street.  Used cooking oil stolen.  Ref. No:  43210412153
13/9  Monday 7.40 a.m.  Junction Clivemont Road / Cordwallis Road.  Digger stolen from building site.  Ref. No:  43210411564








10/9  Friday 11.50 p.m.  College, Shoppenhangers Road.  A resident’s son has seen video footage to his mobile phone of a burglary in progress.  The footage shows 5 youths, all wearing hoodies - taking projectors out of the buildings.  The police were called and attended immediately and carried out an area search.  One was located and arrested on suspicion of burglary business premesis.  Other arrests are expected shortly.  Ref. No:  43210408499

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.


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Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association is growing fast, and with more members joining every day, we need to ask for volunteers to join us on the association to help keep the association going and keep Maidenhead safe!  
Here is a shortlist of the positions we have available: 
Multi-Scheme Administrator (MSA) 
Secretary of the Association 
Board members of the Association 
Vice-Chairman of the Association  
Please visit our website: MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk and from there you will be able to see all the different ways you can get involved to help support your local community. There is no time commitment or dedicated hours, but we do ask if you can attend the association meetings (One 60 Minute meeting every 2 months) 
If you have any question about any of the positions available, please feel free to contact us at contact@MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk 
I look forward to speaking with you soon. 
Kind regards, 
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS 
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association  

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

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