This message is dated Wednesday 27th November 2019 - Ascot
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This message is dated Wednesday 27th November 2019 for Ascot.
AS WE ARE NO IN OUR WINTER BURGLARY CAMPAIGN - I HAVE ATTACHED ONCE AGAIN, MY HANDOUT WITH A LOT OF CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE, TO PREVENT YOU BEING TARGETED.
The number one defence - a burglar alarm (or while you wait to have one fitted or think about it - a dummy box) We only have ‘opportunist thieves’, who know nothing about security systems and therefore avoid them.
Security lights - think about replacing one with a Guard Cam - a security light, containing a high resolution camera. These are brilliant at night, as they record when the beam is broken and the floodlight goes on ! Normal CCTV, turns over to grainy black and white, when it is dark. Like video doorbells, the footage can be sent directly, to your mobile phone.
Video doorbells - there are versions that do not require WiFi, but they do need hard wiring, to a TV / monitor
Fake TV - available from online shopping stores
Timers on lights and a talk radio station, in case your house is in darkness, before you get home from work, or are out.
Good perimeter security.
Two shiny well maintained locks on the front door and any side access. One rim-latch (Yale / Chubb type lock) at shoulder height and a 5 lever mortice lock (the one you lock with a key) at hip / waist height. This prevents your door, from being forced.
Think about setting up or joining a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. See contact details at the bottom of this email. They will be really helpful. NHW Stickers and street signs, are a real deterrent. Our Opportunist offenders, don’t like NH Watch schemes, as their members are usually observant and likely to call the police, if they see anyone in their road acting suspiciously - together, we are stronger - and it really helps to bind communities, if we watch out for each other.
There is lot’s more advice, in the attached handout. Pass it onto friends, neighbours, family and work colleagues.
25/11 - Monday 3.15 a.m. Church Road. Burglary. A witness reported a neighbour’s front door open. Police attended and found the house had been searched. They secured the property - no further details at this time.
25/11 Monday 8 p.m. Whitmore Lane. CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS and a white, Trek racing bike stolen.
25/11 - 26/11 Monday 11 p.m. / Tuesday 7 a.m. Armitage Court. Garage break. Electric doors forced - cars searched and alcohol and 2 phone chargers stolen.
25/11 - 26/11 Monday 6 p.m. / Tuesday 9 a.m. St. Mary’s Hill. Shed break. Shed left INSECURE A black & white, mountain bike stolen.
25/11 Monday 9.20 p.m. Truss Hill Road. Car vandalised and badly keyed.
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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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On 23rd September 2019 the new Windsor & Ascot Neighbourhood Watch Association was formed and inaugurated, with Valerie Pike as Chair and seven Committee members consisting of NHW Coordinators, Thames Valley NHW Multi-Scheme Administrators, local Councillors and longstanding residents.
The aim of the Association is to encourage participation in NHW in the Windsor & Ascot parish areas, with a particular focus on increasing safety for residents, preventing cybercrime and assisting our elderly and vulnerable neighbours.
The areas covered by the Association are: Windsor Inner, Eton & Eton Wick, The Clewers, Dedworth, Oakley Green, Old Windsor, Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury, Ascot, Cheapside, Sunningdale and Sunninghill. The Association has a Facebook page: fb.me/WindsorAscotNHW.
Residents of these areas are encouraged to join the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association by signing up on www.ourwatch.org.uk, using their postcodes to find the most appropriate NHW scheme to apply to become a member of.
For more information please contact the Vice Chair and Scheme Administrator for Windsor & Ascot NHW, Colin Meads, at email@example.com”.