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This message is dated Wednesday 16th December 2020 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 16/12/2020 12:07:00

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FIRST:- As you know we have had Nottingham Knockers across RBWM.  Honor Ryan from Trading Standards and the Scambuster Group recommends this website for more information:

Hi Jeff,

This is a good link for your bulletin.  Lots of useful information including a page on Nottingham Knockers.

And this one to check if an email address is legitimate so more for online scams:



Hi Jeff,

We have started a public consultation for two new PSPOs - Public Spaces Protection Orders - could the details to your members please ?

Notice of Consultation for extension of Public Spaces Protection Orders

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are carrying out a consultation on introducing two new Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).

Public Spaces Protection Orders propose to deal with anti-social behaviour in an area that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those in the local community. It can prohibit certain things or require specific things to be done.

We are asking for feedback on the proposed introduction of two PSPOs. The first PSPO is aimed at tackling dog control and dog fouling. The second is aimed at tackling cycling on the highway in certain pedestrianised zones.

For more information on PSPOs and to feed into our consultation please.  Follow this Link:

Many thanks,

Mandy Mann
Anti Social Behaviour Co-ordinator

Communities, Enforcement & Partnerships
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Tinkers Lane Depot, Tinkers Lane, Windsor, SL4 4LR
Switchboard: 01628 683800

NEXT:- Don’t give COVID-19 this Christmas

Please be sensible, take care and look after yourselves and your loved ones this holiday period. 

National restrictions are being relaxed for a short time from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 December, allowing up to three households to meet.

Please be mindful of the risks as COVID-19 is the unwanted gift you cannot return.

If we all take personal responsibility to limit the spread of the virus, we can help avoid cases increasing in the new year.

The Government is set to review the current local tiers next Wednesday 16 December, but this will be based on (and not limited to):

Case detection rate across all age groups, and among the over 60s
How quickly case rates are rising or falling
The proportion of people testing positive for the virus
Pressure on local NHS services – including current and projected NHS capacity
To go down a tier, there must be a sustained downward trend in all of these criteria which means we cannot be complacent.

Our borough’s most recent statistics may show a fall in the number of cases – now 105.7 per 100,000 – but the number of cases among our over 60s and minority groups have increased. Transmission at home remains high.

The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme has started, but please don’t contact the NHS until you receive your invitation to book an appointment in the form of a letter from your GP or NHS provider. For more details visit the NHS website:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

The vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and, from this week, hundreds of local vaccination centres run by GPs.

It's being given to:
some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks
people who live or work in care homes
health care workers at high risk
The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible.
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK

Wait to be contacted

The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

NEXT:  Real Christmas tree collection and recycling

This year, you can support a local hospice when you dispose of your real Christmas tree.

Alexander Devine Children's Hospice and Thames Hospice are offering Christmas tree collections in parts of the borough on the 7, 8, 9 and 10 January 2021, in return for a donation to help support the great work they do.

Alternatively, if you have a garden waste subscription, you can put your real Christmas tree in your green bin for collection on your normal collection day (see note about green waste collections above). Christmas trees left next to the bin will not be collected.

There will also be Christmas tree collections point around the borough from Monday 4 to Sunday 17 January 2021. 

To find out more and see the list of collection points Click here:

Disposing of your real Christmas tree | Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (

NEXT:-Food vouchers for vulnerable families and support for individuals this winter

We have launched a scheme to help support the most vulnerable families with children and individuals in the Royal Borough this winter.

The winter support scheme will mean that children who qualify for free school meals or low-income support will be given vouchers for food to cover the Christmas, half-term and Easter school holidays.

To find out more about the scheme and whether you are eligible for this additional benefit, visit the Winter Support Scheme on the website:

COVID-19 : Winter support scheme | Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (

A new Government backed scheme aimed at supporting the most vulnerable families with children and individuals will begin operating in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in December.
The scheme, which runs from 1 December 2020 to the 31 March 2021 and includes the Easter school holidays, provides more than £200,000 in new funding for the council to build upon the support already provided during the pandemic. 
Most of the money will be used to provide vouchers for food to cover the Christmas, half-term and Easter school holidays for those children in the Borough who qualify for free school meals.  
In addition, the council is making a proportion of this fund available to local foodbanks and other voluntary and community groups to help their efforts to get more support to vulnerable families and individuals in the borough.
Councillor Stuart Carroll, cabinet member for adult social care, children’s services, health and mental health, said: “This new funding is a welcome boost to support those who need our help the most, and help has never been more needed than it is now.
“The council is the organisation that’s best placed to coordinate local efforts to ensure the appropriate winter support is provided. We will be working with schools, colleges and nurseries, along with charities, voluntary groups and local health and social care practitioners to identify those most in need this winter. 
“By working with local partners, we will be able to directly help the hardest-hit families and individuals in the borough, as well as provide food for children who need it over the school holidays. 
“We are pleased to have received this extra Government funding, which will be focused on our most vulnerable residents. We will continue to work with Government to outline the future funding needs given the severe impact of this awful pandemic”.  
Alison Fox, Headteacher at Wraysbury Primary School, said: “Over the last term we have seen the number of families facing hardship increase by at least 100%.  
“The winter funding will help our families to provide food for the children over the school holidays and into next year, especially when they may not be able to visit relatives or extended families for shared meals.  
“This extra support will free up funds for those families who are most in need, which they can use to pay their bills and enjoy their Christmas without added pressure on their mental health and wellbeing. The council is doing a fantastic job in ensuring that schools and other groups are able to pinpoint who needs the help and support, and they’ve been steadfast in ensuring that the support is available.”
To support families during the school holidays, school aged children who are already signed up to the free school meals programme due to low income, will automatically be signed up to receive this additional benefit. Voucher codes which can be converted to a voucher for a food retailer of their choice, will be issued through the child’s school. 
Those families who quality for free school meals, but who haven’t yet signed up, can do so through their school in order to receive the additional vouchers, along with the normal free school meal entitlement. For every qualifying child who signs up to the free school meal scheme, the school will receive additional resources to support them.
Individuals or families with pre-school aged children who qualify for low-income support for childcare, will also automatically be signed up to the scheme by the council. Voucher codes, which can be converted to a voucher for a food retailer of their choice, will be issued by Edenred, the same supplier that was used to distribute vouchers nationally earlier in the pandemic.
Young people aged between 16 and 18 (on 31 March 2021), who are in education and are eligible to receive the vouchers, will receive a voucher code from their school, sixth form or college. The council is aware of young people who aren’t currently in education but qualify for the voucher, and codes will be issued to them via their contact within the education service.
Residents who are unsure of whether their child(ren) qualifies for the food voucher scheme are asked to check with their school or education provider directly.
What the scheme means is that over the Christmas holidays, each child who qualifies for the scheme will receive a £30 voucher for a food retailer or their choice. By providing vouchers for food, we will ensure children have access to food and be able to help those families and individuals that are most in need to free up some of their household budget for other winter essentials, such as utility bills and warm winter clothing.
To find out more information about the new winter support scheme, please visit our website, or email:
If you are struggling to provide food for yourself or your family, please make sure that you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to. You can find a list of potential support available on the website:
COVID19 : Council tax and benefits | Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (

If you are struggling to provide food for yourself or your family, please make sure that you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to. You can find a list of potential support available at the above link on the on the RBWM website.

If you are still unsure about where to turn, you can contact the COVID-19 community helpline by calling 01628 683820 or 0203 5148117.


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 -





15/12  Tuesday 11.10 p.m.  Norden Road.  A witness reported that they could see a man on the roof of a neighbour's house, trying to force a window to break in - No further details at this time.  Ref. No:  43200426177


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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