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This message is dated Tuesday 27th August 2019 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 27/08/2019 15:56:00

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This message is dated Tuesday 27th August 2019 for Maidenhead.

Paul Hay, our volunteer IT online Safety Guru, has sent me this link - it talks about the Courier Scam - the delivery scam.
Please be aware:
We recreated this scenario, with volunteer actor Noreen - This actually happened and explains how the scam works.  The video is on YouTube:
26/8  Monday 10.30 p.m.  Station Platform, Station Approach.  Luggage containing sports gear, stolen while the owner was waiting for a train.


19/8 - 25/8  Bridle Road.  Metal gates stolen from the end of the drive.

24/8  Saturday 4.20 p.m.  Sportable, Braywick Park.  Theft of a drawer cabinet from an office

FIRST: in from David:
Hi Jeff,

The scam calls/e-mails are still doing the rounds !
Had a call the other day, purporting to be from HMRC, advising a court order had been issued against me I  Unless I pressed key # 1, I’d be arrested !
Needless to say - I put the phone down.
I also received one of the e–mails, loaded with threats & demanding a bit coin ransom.  Both these are rather worrying for those who are not aware of such evil scams.
Needless to say both are untrue!!
Many thanks David - I hope everyone is as sensible and just deletes them.
NEXT:  just in from Diane Purchase, the Chair of the Windsor Lions:
Windsor Lions
, the leading local community services group, are in the throes of their final preparation, for their largest annual fund raiser, in the spectacular Windsor Great Park.
Entries are now closed, with over 800 riders, clamouring to saddle up on 7th and 8th September.  The exciting new course is under construction and riders will be able to experience the full beauty of the Deer Park.
Funds raised from the event will go to local charities and riding-based charities - also to fund much of the work carried out in the local community by Windsor Lions.
The 101 number is still functioning properly, but I am afraid it may be slow to answer at the moment - if you are experiencing delays, you can always make contact with us using the online reporting system:
Eyes and ears.....................and brain

please follow us on Facebook:
Over the last few months, NHW in Maidenhead has seen a resurgence in interest and activity.  Existing schemes have been revitalised and new schemes have been set up with many new members joining and are helping make a difference to the community by creating, for us all, a safer place to live. 
To find your nearest NHW scheme please go to
Simply enter your postcode and join.
Alternatively, you could start a Scheme yourself, in your own street. Just sign in, register and map your area, or contact the Scheme Administrator for Maidenhead,  John Diack   at

News from the Royal Borough of Maidenhead and Windsor for residents. If you'd like to receive your own copy of this e-newsletter, sign up here.

Residents' Newsletter


Renewable source electricity
Electricity purchased by the council is to come only from renewable sources following a cabinet decision last month.
As part of the council's pledge to reach a carbon neutral position by 2050, all electricity bought will now be generated by technologies such as solar, wind and hydro power.
Cllr Gerry Clark, lead member for sustainability, waste services and economic development said: "I am delighted to see the council take this significant step in support of our net zero carbon by 2050 pledge and we will continue to identify where further reductions can be made."
We have committed to generating our own renewable energy too, with solar panels on the Town Hall, solar panels going on the new Braywick Leisure Centre and a recent investment in MaidEnergy, a co-operative based in Maidenhead, to install panels in the borough.
Read the full press release.


Queen Street consultation

Independent researchers from MEL Research are out and about in Queen Street and the surrounding area getting feedback from the public on the right-hand turn proposals.

If you'd like to give us your views on this new survey, you can also fill in the form online, please click on the link below. 
The proposal sees the removal of the right-hand turn from the Queen Street junction onto the A308, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to access the town centre more easily by creating a larger, more direct crossing. 
More information about the changes can be found in our press release. 
Click here to complete the survey


Mayor's afternoon tea

Tickets are now on sale for the Mayor's afternoon tea. 

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Councillor Mrs Sayonara Luxton will be hosting a traditional afternoon tea in aid of Thames Hospice on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 2.30 pm in the Guildhall, Windsor. 

Tickets are £20 each and the dress code is smart casual.

For tickets, please contact the Mayor's Secretary on 01628 796223 or email


Free NHS health checks

If you are aged between 40 and 74, an NHS Health Check is available free of charge from your local GP. 
The 20-minute appointment can help lower your risk of developing type-2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Through simple lifestyle changes, such as diet and physical activity, you can lower your risk of developing serious health problems. 
Call your GP surgery to book a health check today and enjoy a healthier life for longer.


Advantage Card offers for August
Royal Borough residents can get fantastic discounts at a range of attractions, retailers, and restaurants with their Advantage Card with new special offers each month. 
Here are a few of the great offers available in August:



Find out more:
If you'd like to join the monthly Advantage Card newsletter to be the first to hear about the special offers you can sign up online.
You can see more of the August offers on our Facebook page and we will share the September offers on there soon.
If you've not yet registered for an Advantage Card you can sign up for a card and find out more online.
We are always keen to hear from local businesses that would like to create an offer for our residents, you can sign up online.


Keeping in touch

Keep up to date with news and information from across the borough by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Our recent press releases are also on the website.
Other accounts you may be interested in:
Royal Windsor Information Centre tourism web page.  
Enjoy Maidenhead web page and Facebook.
Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.
Children's centres on Facebook.
Borough Leisure Centre web pages.
Communications Team
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Town Hall
St Ives Road
T: 01628 683800




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

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