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This message is dated Monday 30th November 2020 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 30/11/2020 16:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

NO BURGLARIES OVER THE WEEKEND, BUT LOTS OF CARS ENTERED AND SEARCHED – AS WELL AS CATALYTIC CONVERTERS STOLEN.  Please be on the lookout for cars jacked up from the side.  If you see one, phone us immediately.  It may be perfectly legitimate, in which case, mechanics, will be happy to speak to the police.  Stealing a catalytic converter only takes one or two minutes, so we need a good description of possible offenders and location, in order to carry out a local search and locate them.
The Government has announced that once the national restrictions come to an end on Wednesday 2 December, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead will be placed in tier 2: high alert.
The main points for tier 2: high alert are:
You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.

You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6'.

Everyone who can work from home should do so.


The full list of restrictions for tier 2: high alert:-
Tier 2: High alert
This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.
In tier 2:
  • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs
  • pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals
  • hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to:
  • provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol
  • close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt)
  • stop taking orders after 10pm
  • hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances  that start before 10pm
  • public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
  • public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
  • places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes  or stone settings.
  • organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue
  • organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
  • if you live in a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey
for international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination at:
Free Christmas parking in RBWM

Free Christmas parking will be offered on certain days in most of our town centre council run car parks in the run-up to Christmas, to help support local businesses and rejuvenate the high street.
Free parking will be on Wednesdays from 3pm in both Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough town centre council car parks on 9, 16 and 23 December. It will also be free on Sundays in Windsor on 6, 13 and 20 December. Maidenhead is already free on Sundays.
For more information, visit:-

Flu vaccination extended to 50-64 year olds from 1 December

From Tuesday 1 December, people aged between 50 and 64 will be invited to have a free flu vaccine as part of the national flu campaign.
The flu vaccination programme is carried out in phases throughout the winter season and GPs and pharmacies across the Royal Borough will arrange appointments to coincide with delivery of new vaccine stock.
Find out more by visiting the link below or visit your GP practice website for information.
Will you #LightUpMyRBWM ?

As we couldn’t do our normal town centre Christmas lights switch-on events, we are asking everyone to join us and light up the borough.
Decorate your gardens, front windows or create a festive display in your home and share your photos with us on social media, and you could be in with the chance of winning a £250 voucher to shop locally in the borough.
We will share the photos for everyone to enjoy on our @MyRoyalBorough social media accounts.
How to enter:
Post your pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or all three!) by Sunday 6 December. Make sure to tag our @MyRoyalBorough account and use the hashtag #LightUpMyRBWM
The winner will be announced on Friday 11 December.

Watch the webinar - Updated proposals for the Nicholson Quarter

The developers behind the planned new Nicholson Quarter in Maidenhead are holding a public webinar via Zoom at 6pm on Tuesday 1 December.
Rob Tincknell from Areli and the design team will run through the updated proposals for The Nicholson Quarter followed by a question and answer session.
If you would like to receive an invitation to the webinar please register by emailing:
Click on the link below to read the latest newsletter about the development:

Dear Friends

We need your help to promote a fundraiser for your local hospice.
Thames Hospice and the amazing Windsor Lions Club, will be disposing of and recycling Christmas Trees from the 7th, 8th and 9th Jan.
A headache for the householder that that we can sorted out with a small donation.
Once registered on our website, we will pick up the trees from outside your home . Please check out the website below.
We are covering three areas
Datchet, Wraysbury & Horton on Thursday 7 Jan 2021
SL4 on Friday 8 Jan 2021
SL5 on Saturday 9 Jan 2021
Please could you pass this information along to any community groups or individuals that you feel may be interested.
If you do have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Margaret Thomas
Relationship Manager
Tel:  01753 847400


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 -
27/11 – 29/11  Friday 8 p.m. / Sunday 8 a.m.  North town Moor.  VAN ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – Cab searched and tools stolen from the back.  Ref. No:  43200400683
27/11 – 28/11  Friday 8.20 p.m. / Saturday 6.30 a.m.  Chauntry Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – Sat Nav stolen from the dashboard along with some loose change.  Ref. No:  43200399553
29/11  Sunday 9.40 a.m.  Ray Mill Road West.  Car entered and wallet stolen.  Ref. No:  43200400075
29/11 – 30/11  Sunday 8.30 p.m. / Monday 6.30 a.m.  High Street Hurley.  Break in to barn.  Repeat victim from 2 weeks ago.  Entry via forced front window.  Not yet known if anything taken.  Ref. No:  43200401597
27/11 – 28/11  Friday / Saturday Hurley Lane, Hurley.  Thieves climbed over a rear garden fence, disconnected and stolen an orange Calor Gas propane bottle.  Ref. No:  43200401389
27/11  Friday 7.40 p.m.  High Street, Waltham St. Lawrence.  The owner heard noises and went to investigate.  The found their VW polo jacked up on its side  and 4 men cutting away the catalytic converter.  They shouted and the four men made off towards Hall Lane.  The police were called, attended immediately and carried out an area search, but no-one was located Ref. No:  43200398237
27/11  Friday 8 p.m. / 8.30 p.m.  High Road / Lower Road, Cookham.  Catalytic converter stolen from under a Honda Jazz.  Ref. No:  43200398919
27/11 – 28/11  Friday 7 p.m. / Saturday 10.45 a.m.  The Straight Mile, Shurlock Row.  Black Land Rover Sport, index OX ** GXG stolen from the drive.  Ref. No:  43200398905
22/11 – 28/11  Queensway.  Catalytic converter stolen from under a Honda Jazz.  Ref. No:  43200400051
27/11  Friday 3 p.m. / 8 p.m.  Hatfield Close.  Catalytic converter stolen from under a Toyota hybrid.  Ref. No:  43200399652
29/11  Sunday 4.20 a.m.  Grenfell Road.  INSECURE car searched – nothing stolen.  Ref. No:  43200399943

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

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