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This message is dated Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Whole Area

Alert message sent 02/04/2020 18:41:00

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This message is dated Thursday 2nd April 2020 – Whole area.

There is a lot of really brilliant volunteering work, going on throughout the Borough.

If you are working with a local community / residents’ / carers’ / faith group, can you send me details, so that I can publicise the service and circulate all the good work going on across the Borough, to support vulnerable people in our community.

I am working from home and do not have access to police systems, so please do not click on the reply button below, as it goes to my police email. Please email me at my personal email:

I am also happy to circulate anything, that boosts morale and enables us to get through this situation of isolation, more easily. Are you a poet, do you have some inspirational thoughts, do you have a good news story you would like circulate and share, to those living alone and perhaps, not coping well with the isolation.

I have received this message from Cllr. Samantha Rayner with details of the RBWM Hub.

'The RBWM Support Hub’, is run jointly with WAM -Get Involved - (the RBWM Volunteer Agency), to triage any help that’s needed.

The RBWM Support Hub is where residents are encouraged to go, to find out where their nearest 'Neighbourhood Community Group' is.

It will also help with other needs, provide advice and comfort and reassurance.

The contact details are:
O203 5148117

Also, residents are contacting us as councillors and we are helping as we can.

In the Eton and Castle Ward there are 3 groups, which work with the community-
1. Eton Wick.
2. Eton
3. Windsor Central- 3 ladies are working hard to support residents who need support.
They are all getting and delivering shopping and co-ordinating with the ‘RBWM Hub’ as needed.
Eton Wick Church also has a rota of callers (including me), to be a listening ear on the phone and read a prayer.
There is also a lady in South Ascot making 2,000 ‘Scrubs’ for the NHS ! The council are helping, by doing fundraising, through the Mayor’s Charity, to pay for materials etc..

Lots of people have offered to sew and supply pieces of material.

Dear Borough Residents, 

As many of you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our local NHS services, many of whom are working tirelessly, to look after us all and keep us safe. 
Frimley Trust - which includes Wexham Park, Heatherwood and Frimley Hospital, need of 2,000 sets of scrubs, to prepare and cope with the demand for extra staff, during this major influx of COVID-19.
Two ways for you to get involved: 
One of our local tailors has offered to sew scrubs for donation. One scrub requires four metres of fabric, however we are short of the fabric and polyester needed. 
Please can any suppliers, shops, residents or any other source with any spare fabric, donate it towards: 
Studio E2 , Ascot Business Park , Lyndhurst Road 
South Ascot SL5 9FE
Tel : 01344 628200
Email :

If you are supplying the fabric, could you please make sure these are washed at 60 degrees and send or leave them outside your front door, for us to collect. 
If you can sew, have a machine and can help sew these garments we will deliver the cut scrubs and leave them on your doorstep and collect, when they are finished.
2) Financial donation made to, The Mayors Charity  
Money donated will be used towards buying fabric needed for the scrub effort. 
Financial donations should be made towards:
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Sort code : 30 95 36
A/c Number 00617715
Ref: Scrub Effort Appeal 

To confirm your donation, please send an email :
Tel : 01628 796223 Alison Singleton - Secretary 
Tel : 01344 638730 Sayonara Luxton - Mayor

your full name 

Home address 

Contact number 

Confirm of donation amount. 

Cllr. Samantha Rayner
Councillor for Eton and Castle Ward

I put out details of what is happeneing in Eton earlier this week.

NEXT: A message from John Diack, The Chair of the Maidenhead NHW Association and the RBWM representative on the Thames Valley Association of NHW.

We in NHW are aware of the enormous strain currently being placed on our NHS, Police and other public services.  We are seeking to fill, wherever possible, any perceived gaps such as circulating local crime or nuisance information by utilising the NHW coordinators network across the town.

We are aware of the elderly and vulnerable members within our schemes and are aiming to ensure they are properly being taken care of.   

Additionally, many shopping groups have been organised to minimise the number of trips to shops and to enable those in the vulnerable categories to remain at home.  Prescriptions collections have also been facilitated.   

We are on the look out for any one who is finding the current crisis over-stressful or who us not coping well and doing our best to include them in the community to improve all round morale.

I trust your are well and safe yourself.


Chairman Maidenhead Police Area NHW Association
NHW Rushington Area Coordinator
MSA NHW Thames Valley

AND: from Liz our spam queen !

Dear Jeff
You are doing a valiant job.
I don’t know if this is of interest, but on our website we have set up a Newsround and include your emails on it, plus updates on coronavirus in the area, access to supermarkets and general local information.
We have also set up a list of ‘Who is Open’ in the Cookham area.
It is a bit in its embryo stage but hopefully will be of help to people. 
Keep well
Thanks Liz.

NEXT: from Brian re the scams lately:

Hi Jeff,
I would not normally send scam emails to you as I am well aware of these ‘people’ (not the word used by Brian !!) and the methods that they use, but some of your other members I think, should know how these scams keep appearing in our inboxes with ever increasing occurrence.

I am over 80 and live on my own and in these times of self-isolation, I am finding more time on my hands, to highlight this increasing plight. Please note in the ones I have received, they have my correct email !

Please ask people to be on their guard – and most importantly - Keep Smiling,

Kind Regards,


NEXT: Karen has received her first scam text, from someone purporting to be HSBC – with whom – she does not bank !!

Eyes and ears …….. and brain

Jeffrey Pick

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

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