This message is dated Monday 5th August 2019 - Windsor
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This message is dated Monday 5th August 2019 for Windsor.
FIRST We have had a Courier Fraud and a Courier scam in the last week. The courier Fraud is where the aggrieved gets a call from someone who says they are from Hammersmith Police Station. Would they help and assist the police ? There is fraud going on at their bank. Could they go and withdraw all the cash they have on deposit and a courier would be sent to collect it. They will fingerprint every note to see who is involved.
Here, you get a call from a courier company, to say a parcel has been put on the delivery van in your name, but it is a mistake. When it is delivered, could you accept the package and sign for it. Later a courier will collect it and deliver it to th4 correct address. This is a scam - your identity has been copied and usually new mobile phones have been purchased in your name. At the end of the month - you will get the bill for those phones.
If you get a call from a courier company, just put the phone down.
NEXT: - I attended a meeting of the Thames Valley Association of NHW Exec group, last Thursday the 25th July in Thame, with John Diack, who is the ‘Multi Scheme Administrator’ - the Neighbourhood Watch guru for the whole of RBWM. He also, sits on the Association, as its secretary.
John is the ‘go to’ person, if you need new or replacement street signs - which he will let you have free of charge ! - or round window stickers.
He meets regularly with me each Wednesday morning to discuss any matters relating to NHW. He also has a really good working relationship with the Area Commander Supt Colin Hudson.
The Thames valley Association of NHW are looking at how they can develop and support Neighbourhood Watch across the entire Thames Valley. John and I agree - there is no level of ‘hierarchy’, imposing rules and regulations from above. Neighbourhood Watch, is a grass roots organisation, with additional levels of support - if you need it. Schemes belong to their members. Co-ordinators are volunteers and we must all thanks them for the time, effort and work they put in ! Can I express the grateful thanks for all you do, from the entire community - thankyou.
The Association’s purpose is to support all of you. in the work that you do to make your communities better and safer.
If you need any more information / signs / stickers / want to chat about setting up a new scheme / reviving your existing scheme / trying to find a replacement co-ordinator - email John at:
Thursday 1st August, I had a brilliant lunch with ‘The Probus Club’ in the Bull in Bisham. This is a retired business person’s lunch club. If that description fits you and you think a really good lunch and chat with other retired business people sounds good - let me know and I will put you in contact with them. There are Probus groups all over the Borough - there will be one near you. I had to earn my lunch, by presenting afterwards, but they were a brilliant and very interactive and engaged audience. My grateful thanks to them - I really enjoyed it - and I met some really interesting people - and - learnt a lot !.
For those of you who follow us on Twitter - you will see I have been running a campaign - DON’T LET IT BE YOU. to promote the Clear Car campaign. PCSO Erwin Misiarz, walked through the supermarket and train station car Park in Sunningdale, earlier this week. Within 20 minutes, he had sent me 16 photos. These included photos of cars with: A flat screen TV and a briefcase on the back seat. Several cars with their Sat Nav still attached to the widescreen, several cars with expensive additional speakers in the passenger foot well or a bag of shopping with the owner’s purse sitting very visible on the top - the list goes on and on ! DON’T LET IT BE YOU !
5/8 Monday 0.30 a.m. Store on Peascod Street. Burglary. A witness who lives opposite the front of the store, was awoken by the noise of glass smashing. They looked out to see the front glass door had been smashed and he immediately called the police. CCTV inside the store, shows two men, wearing dark clothing approaching the building from the alley opposite and smashing the glass. A few minutes later they exit the building with arms full of designer handbags. The police attended immediately and carried out an area search, but a red car was later captured leaving the library car park at speed. The whole thing took just one minute. Did you see anything that could assist ? If so please quote Niche record - 43190239448.
ETON & ETON WICK:
2/8 Friday 5.15 p.m. Sunbury Court, Eton. Burglary. Entry via side door, possibly left unlocked. Imac computer, cuff links, ring, Samsung flat screen TV and sound bar stolen.
3/8 - 4/8 Saturday 11 p.m. / Sunday midnight. Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick. Car wing mirror damaged.
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
2/8 - 3/8 Friday noon / Saturday 9.35 a.m. Haslemere Road. Van break. The owner returned to find the van doors open and a mower stolen. No damage to the van.
4/8 Sunday 11.30 a.m. / 12 noon. Dedworth Road. Bike stolen. A black & whiye,Giant, mountain bike.
5/8 Monday 1.50 a.m. River Street Car Park. Bike stolen. The CCTV teams were watching a man, who was acting in a suspicious manner near a camper van. He was seen to walk up the back of the van and removed a bike. He then rode off over Eton Bridge. Police had been called and had put on an Area Search. He was located on the Eton side and arrested upon suspicion of theft of pedal cycle.
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
5/8 Monday 5 a.m. Clewer New Town. Communal door damaged.
2/8 Friday 1.45 p.m. Legoland Car Park X 2. 1. Attempt to steal a spare wheel. 2. Attempted to steal a second wheel, but were disturbed by security and made off.
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
2/8 Friday 0.20 a.m. Milton Close, Horton. Burglary. Entry through forced front window. A large amount of Royal Crown Derby china stolen.
2/8 Friday 10.10 p.m. Colne Bank, Horton. Burglary. Entry side gate to garden, then forced rear conservatory door. Untidy search of the house. Exit via front door. Large amount of gold jewellery and as set of car keys stolen.
2/8 Friday .30 a.m. Eton Road, Datchet. The owner disturbed two lads removing the cover from a scooter. They immediately made off.
1/8 - 2/8 Thursday 11 p.m. / Friday 7 a.m. Penn Road, Datchet. Red Yamaha motorbike index RK ** SVN, stolen from outside a house.
3/8 Saturday 3.45 a.m. Horton Road. The police were out on routine patrol, when a car sped past them. Once it realized it was a police car, it swerved in behind a parked car. The police turned and drove back to see two men starburst from the car into an alleyway beside Champney Close. The dog handler was called. The team arrived quickly and the dog tracked the scent to a house where four men were around a bonfire. One immediately made off and started fence hopping, through neighbour’s gardens. The dog followed and the man was tracked to a quarry, nearly 2 miles away. There was a tussle as the man resisted arrest on the steep ravines to the quarry. Once subdued, he was arrested on suspicion of taking a car without consent.
2/8 Friday 5 p.m. / 8 45 p.m. Milton Close., Horton. White, Vauxhall Astra Van index DS ** CFZ stolen from outside a house.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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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. or contact the Scheme Administrator, John Diack at email@example.com