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This message is dated Monday 25th January 2021 - Ascot

Alert message sent 25/01/2021 13:50:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


MY FAVOURITE MESSAGE:

NO BURGLARIES

AND

NO CAR CRIME IN THE LAST 72 HOURS


FIRST FROM THE BOROUGH:


Community Lateral Flow Testing

We are setting up lateral flow testing sites for critical and key workers, and anyone who needs to leave home for work or crucial activity.

The new variant of COVID-19 is spreading through our community, and one in three COVID-19 patients don’t present any symptoms.

Lateral flow testing (LFT) can identify positive COVID-19 cases in people who are not showing symptoms. This will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community by preventing these people from unknowingly spreading the virus.

When the LFT sites are up and running, eligible residents will get an email or text message inviting them to get a lateral flow test at a local test centre.

For more information about lateral flow testing, please visit:

https://www.berkshirepublichealth.co.uk/testing/lateral-flow-testing

Help keep our communities safe

A joint letter from the NHS and council leaders within the Frimley Health and Care System, which supports health services in the borough, has been published on our website today.

https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/news/joint-letter-nhs-and-local-council-leaders-within-frimley-health-and-care-system

The borough has high levels of COVID-19 infection and cases are still rising. The pressure on our NHS services is greater now than it has been at any previous stage in the pandemic, with an increase in the number of local people dying from the virus.

In the letter, they thank you and ask for your continued support. Please take the time to read the letter as it gives details of the things you can do to support the NHS and help keep your communities safe.

Ask for ANI

Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) is a new Government codeword scheme to provide a discreet way for victims of domestic abuse to signal that they need emergency help.

Victims of domestic abuse in need of help can ‘Ask for ANI’ when they next visit their local pharmacy. A trained pharmacy worker will provide a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services such as a national or local domestic abuse helpline.

The scheme will initially be available in all 2,300 Boots pharmacies across the UK as well as in over 250 independent pharmacies.

To find out more, read the Government news article about Ask for Ani.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pharmacies-launch-codeword-scheme-to-offer-lifeline-to-domestic-abuse-victims

Local FREE Career Support

If you are out of work and struggling to find employment, you can get free, local support and guidance from Career Springboard East Berkshire.

Volunteers and professional career coaches will help you identify your strengths and build your confidence.

You can get support and advice on things like CV and job application writing, LinkedIn and interview techniques. They also have expert guest speakers who share their skills and knowledge.

To find out more, visit the Careers Springboard East Berkshire website.

https://www.careersspringboardeb.org.uk/

NEXT:  We are aware of a company dropping off flyers advertising security services, which some people have found unsettling.  As in the past our advice is always the same.  Do not deal with companies that cold call, without carrying out a lot of prior research.  Generally, these security companies paint a really bad picture of the area in which you live and hope to frighten you, into purchasing their product.

Rely on the information you receive from the police.  You live in a very safe area and have very little crime.  If you want to confirm this, first check out www.Police.UK  Enter your postcode and you will see details of your local police Neighbourhood Team and details of reported crimes near you.

NEXT:  ANOTHER CASE OF SEXTORTION

A woman was contacted by a man on a dating website.  They chatted for some time and then started to share intimate and explicit photos.  The man then demanded that she meet him and be intimate.  She refused and attempted to block him.  He managed to get through to her again and threatened that if she was not intimate with him, he would send the photos to everyone in her personal address book.  She then reported this to the police.

CAN WE SAY AGAIN – NEVER – NEVER – SAY, DO, PHOTOGRAPH OR WRITE ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET OR IN A TEXT, YOU WOULD NOT BE HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS, WORK COLLEAGUES – AND – EMPLOYERS – TO SEE.

YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE.



CRIME:

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

ASCOT:
ascotgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SUNNINGDALE:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

SUNNINGHILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:

22/1  Friday 4 p.m. / 11 p.m.  Church, All Souls Road.  Criminal damage to area between the Church and Church hall.  Repeat victim.  Ref. No:  43210030680

NORTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.



MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

FIRST:  A delivery scam email from Ann


Ann has an email supposedly from the Royal Mail, but actually from ‘Delivery Failed’

It goes on to say they have a parcel for her, but the full address is missing, so it remains at the depot, until she clicks on the Link to complete the address.

She did exactly the right thing and binned it – If they didn’t have her full address in order to deliver the parcel – how did they find her email ?????


STOP – BREATHE – THINK – BIN IT


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.

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/

follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TVPWindsorandMaidenhead

Eyes, ears.....and Brain

Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk


NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The lockdown has resulted in many neighbourhoods drawing closer together in supporting local residents with needs, and in neighbours spending a lot more time talking to each other over fences or across the road. This has improved community spirit no end, and a great way to keep this spirit alive is for residents to join their local Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or start up a new scheme if there is not already one covering their respective street.

Neighbourhood Watch is not just about looking out the window and being alert for any crime in the neighbourhood, it is much more than that. It serves as a valuable resource for crime prevention, in supporting the Police with things such as local home security surveys, installing crime prevention aids in homes for the vulnerable and elderly especially, helping those vulnerable and elderly residents with any other needs, and in drawing residents together in supporting one another.
 
The Windsor & Ascot NHW Association is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the various parishes of Windsor & Ascot. Its Facebook page (@WindsorAscotNHW) is receiving multiple enquiries from interested residents and serves as a means to highlight local issues relating to crime and residents in need. New NHW schemes are continuously being set up with active Coordinators, and residents within those 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. 

For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at contact@windsorascotnhwa.org.uk

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

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