This message is dated Wednesday 21st October 2020 - Maidenhead
Alert message sent 21/10/2020 13:28:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
TAKE THIS TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE CLOCKS GOING BACK - ORDER THAT FAKE TV AND SORT OUT YOUR PLUG IN TIMERS !
FIRST:- A NASTY CASE OF A BOGUS BUILDER:
An elderly woman heard a knocking at her window. When she answered it a man was standing there who said he was working for someone up the road and could clean her gutters out for her.
She did the right thing and said she needed to phone her son, as he arranged all that. The man said there wasn’t time for that and said he would do it for whatever she had in her purse. She handed him £50 as she was really intimidated.
He then left - without doing anything at all !
He is described as - white, in his 50's, 6ft, overweight, black hair, clean shaven, no accent, black coat over dark clothing.
This is a difficult one. Always check before answering the door who is outside. If you don’t know them, signal them away from a window. If you do answer the door - MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE DOOR-CHAIN ON, BEFORE YOU OPEN IT. Rattle it when doing this - if it is a scammer, they won’t bother to stay ! If you don’t have a door chain, contact the local NHW Chair for Maidenhead - John Diack, using the email at the bottom of this message. He will get one fitted for you FREE !
NEXT:- A POLICE RESPONSE TO THE NEW COVID REGULATIONS - WE ARE TAKING THE REGULATIONS VERY SERIOUSLY:
We’ve been busy out and about, making sure everyone is complying with the Covid regulations and keeping safe.
Unfortunately, after returning from abroad, an individual didn’t deem it necessary to self-isolate !
A £1000 fine for not following the requirement and putting our community at risk !
Please let everyone know, follow the rules or face a £1,000 fine
NEXT: A MESSAGE FROM OUR VIDEO DOORBELL NHW VOLUNTEER GURU - GUY:
I’ve started to put together a FAQ list of the most frequently asked questions from Alert members, with appropriate answers. Check this website:
NEXT: An update from OPAF (The Older Persons Advisory Forum) re Frimley Hospital:
Copied below is an announcement from the ‘Frimley Trust’ that affects patients and their visitors in their hospital wards. I think this is a tough regime for all concerned, but obviously is judged necessary for infection control at the present time.
Best wishes from the OPAF Steering Group Colin Robertson
Important change to our visitor policy - Covid-19
We are changing our policy for visitors across the Trust, so we can reduce footfall in our hospital wards and manage infection control.
From Saturday 17 October, we will move to allowing just one visitor for up to one hour, once every three days – a change from a daily one hour visit. This will apply to adult inpatient wards only. Arrangements for maternity services and paediatrics, will remain as before and provision may continue to be made, for patients with special requirements and for end-of-life care, where medically appropriate.
This is in response to an increase in the number of inpatients acquiring Covid-19 and patients admitted with positive tests. It reflects the proximity to our hospitals of areas that have been designated by the Government, as High Risk Tier 2.
Just inform visitors booking new slots that new bookings must follow this guidance of one hour, every three days.
If any wards are closed to admissions following patients testing positive for Covid-19, all visiting on that ward, will be suspended.
These messages are being made public, but please help to spread this update to patients and their visitors.
This is a global message. Sent on behalf of Trust Operations Centre
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.
I have added a new email address below. The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team. The second is to our investigation team. Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
SR.email@example.com NO CRIME TO REPORT.
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
SR.firstname.lastname@example.org BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
20/10 Tuesday 7.25 p.m. Lime Walk. Attempted Burglary. Offenders climbed over a rear garden wall to access the property. Rear patio door forced. This set off the burglar alarm and the offenders immediately made off. No entry gained and nothing stolen. Ref. No: 43200334485
SR.email@example.com BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
21/10 Wednesday 5 a.m. Farm, Oakley Green Road, Oakley Green. Various outbuildings broken into and car searched. Electrical tape stolen and tools stolen from machine shed. Ref. No: 43200335363
20/10 - 21/10 Tuesday 7 p.m. / Wednesday 9 a.m. Forest Green Road, Fifield. Offenders entered an outside storage containers and stole a quad bike and trailer. Ref. No: 43200335214
20/10 - 21/10 Tuesday 7.15 p.m. / Wednesday 7 a.m. Havelock Road. The aggrieved left his car keys in the glove box of a second car. The second car was searched and the keys stolen. The offender, then stole the aggrieved’s car. Ref. No: 43200334975
20/10 Tuesday 5 p.m. Larchfield Road. A blue Raleigh Spectrum Active bike stolen. Ref. 43200335395
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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NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH June 2020
The Maidenhead Police Area NHW Association continues to flourish and is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the town and its surrounding areas. Many new schemes have been established over the past year and, thanks to a number of new active Coordinators and despite lockdown, Neighbourhood Watch in Maidenhead has continued to be active during these past months and a number of new schemes have been started and others expanded. Areas which may not have been fully covered in the past but now are, or are much improved, include:- Calders Close, Grosvenor Drive, Ray Park Avenue, Somerford Close, Brampton Ct, In the Ray, Leighton Gardens, Camperdown, Addison Ct, Ray Mill Road East, The Pagoda, Grant Lane, Clappers Meadow, Boulters Ct, Boulters Lane, Boulters Gardens, Lower Cookham Road (A4094) (Between boulters lock and boulters carpark), Boulters Island, Horton Close, Waltham St Lawrence Parish, The Paddock, St Margaret’s Road, Lees Close, Auckland Close, Juniper Drive and others.
Residents within these scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
To search for your nearest NHW scheme, or to set up a new scheme, visit www.ourwatch.org.uk and enter your postcode.
If you have any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Maidenhead Multi-Scheme Administrator, John Diack at firstname.lastname@example.org.