This message is dated Monday 13th September 2021 - Windsor
Alert message sent 13/09/2021 14:46:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
A REPORT FROM ACTION FRAUD:
An elderly female who lives alone, and is vulnerable, has received a letter supposedly from the TV licence stating she owes money, and there will be debt collectors who will be attending her home today.
She has been stressed all weekend at the thought of someone knocking on her door.
She has contacted the TV licensing Authority today, who confirmed that this was a scam.
Please be on your guard and bin letters like this.
NEXT: JUST RECEIVED FROM THE NEW PCC’s OFFICE – THE NEXT ROUND OF FUNDING IS OPEN !!!
£100,000 available to support Thames Valley communities Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Matthew Barber, is today launching a £100,000 fund to support community groups across the Thames Valley. The Community Fund is intended to support voluntary and community groups that help to prevent crime and keep communities safe.
Money for the scheme comes from the Police Property Act Fund, which is jointly managed by the PCC and the Chief Constable, and is created from the proceeds from the sale of items seized from criminals that cannot be returned to their rightful owners.
Organisations from across Thames Valley can apply for either a micro grant (under £1,000), or larger grant (over £5,000) for projects that support one of the PCC’s ‘Police and Criminal Justice Plan’ priorities:
Fighting Fraud & Cybercrime (fighting modern crimes)
Improving the Criminal Justice System (reducing re-offending)
Tackling illegal encampments (reducing the impact of encampments)
Matthew said: “I’m pleased to be launching this year’s Community Fund, offering support to both community and voluntary organisations across Thames Valley to support my policing priorities.
“A key part of my Police & Criminal Justice Plan is to enable organisations across Thames Valley to collaborate and tackle issues facing our communities. From fighting modern crimes, including cybercrime and fraud, to protecting vulnerable people and reducing reoffending.”
Chief Constable John Campbell, said: “Our officers and staff work hard to get justice for victims. For certain types of investigations this can include seizing assets from those who seek to make a living from crime. These funds can then be used to fund a variety of worthy work across the Thames Valley.
“Today’s launch of the Community Fund offers funding to those voluntary and community groups across the Thames Valley who run projects that contribute to preventing crime, protecting our communities and fighting modern crimes.
“Those organisations who are reducing offending by focusing on prevention and early intervention are a key priority in this round, as well as those organisations who work with the most vulnerable. We are particularly keen to receive bids that support our priority areas.”
The closing date for this round of applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 3rd October and applications will be considered jointly by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable.
Further information and the application form can be found at: www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/community-fund
Successful recipients will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony, due to be held in November 2021.
Communications and Engagement Officer
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Thames Valley Police HQ
Kidlington OX5 2NX
As always, if you are a community Group, Carers / specific illness / disability organisation, NHW group, neighbourhood Action Group, Parish / Town Council, Youth group, lunch / coffee group, faith group – WI ??? Apply for this money. The process is not difficult. RBWM has a professional Bid Writer – Nicola Davidson, who will help you word the application. If you need access to Nicola – email me and I will put you in contact.
NEXT: FROM RBWM:
Waste collection changes will support Environment and Climate Strategy
From Monday 18 October 2021, our rubbish collections will change, making weekly collections more sustainable and environmentally friendly to support the council’s Environment and Climate Strategy.
By maintaining and securing the weekly bin collection for recycling and food waste for the future, the Royal Borough remains in just 20% of councils that continue to have a weekly bin collection. As you are increasingly recycling more and throwing away less, it is important to spend your money wisely and do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint.
From Monday 18 October, waste (black bins) will be collected fortnightly. In addition, the council will return to a five-day collection, Monday to Friday. These changes mean 71% of residents will see a change to their general waste collection day.
NEXT: Final reminder: Help shape our Corporate Plan
If you’ve not already taken part in recent weeks, you only have until Sunday 12 September (this weekend) to have your say in the public consultation on our draft Corporate Plan.
The plan sets out the headline areas we need to focus on over the next five years to make sure everyone in the borough has the best chance in life.
Once finalised, this important strategic document for the whole borough will help guide our work with partners and form part of our post-Covid recovery.
You can take part in the consultation, which launched on Monday 2 August, on the RBWM together website.
NEXT: Trader must pay more than £16,000 in compensation for unfair commercial practices
A trader has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation thanks to a successful Trading Standards prosecution by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
Terence Jordan, also known as Terry, who is in his early thirties and used multiple addresses, pleaded guilty to engaging in unfair commercial practice contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
It related to incidents at six households between September 2017 and November 2018, including one in Windsor, where he supplied emergency glazing services to customers.
Jordan, who also uses the surname Jordon, received a four-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and will pay compensation of £16,783 to his victims within six months. This figure includes a separate judgement of £2,705 made to one of the victims in the civil courts.
NEXT: FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF WINDSOR & ST GEORGE:
Would you be able to publish the following on your Neighbourhood Alert page ?
Have you wondered about what community organisations exist in Windsor?
Have you wondered about how you can be part of the Windsor Community?
Have you some spare time on your hands and would like to volunteer?
Good news! The Rotary clubs of Windsor St. George and Windsor & Eton, are pleased to promote the first Windsor Community Showcase to be held in Windsor Yards Shopping Centre on Saturday 18th September from 10am to 3pm.
Windsor in Rotary is keen to showcase some of the like-minded local community organisations and charities in the Windsor area and give them the opportunity to meet members of the public and share their stories.
Apart from Rotary International, the following organisations will be in attendance including; Windsor Lions, Soroptimists International, U3A, Battersea Dogs Home, Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue, The Freemasons, Police Crime Prevention Unit, Alzheimer’s Dementia Support, Windsor Art Society, Windsor Horticultural Show and Windsor Street Angels.
There will be something for everyone, come along and meet us on the 18th.
We look forward to seeing you.
Rotary Club of Windsor St. George
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.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
12/9 Sunday 2.30 p.m. Goswell Hill. A witness reported a group of youths in the Town Centre causing a disturbance, walked along the road and pushed over a motorbike, causing damage. Ref. No: 43210410577
11/9 Saturday 4 p.m. Sub Station, Stovell Road. Locked up black mountain bike stolen. Ref. No: 43210409334
12/9 Sunday 1 p.m. / 3 p.m. Bike Rack Thames Street. 2 locked up bikes stolen. Ref. No: 43210410632
ETON & ETON WICK:
10/9 Friday 11.45 p.m. Cuckoo Weir Island. Report of people possibly lamping and hare coursing in a field. Ref. No; 43210408494
11/9 Saturday 4 p.m. Royal Windsor Way, Eton. A witness reports a bike being stolen and the two youths making off over Eton Bridge, towards Slough. Ref. No; 43210409337
email@example.com CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
firstname.lastname@example.org DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
12/9 Sunday midnight Horton Road, Datchet. Land Rover Range Rover stolen from outside a house. The Land Rover tracking department alerted the owner, as they could see the car was being driven without the fob, being inside the car and they believed it had been stolen, using a ‘relay’ device. Suddenly the signal dropped out, but suddenly moved again and could be tracked. The car was recovered by the Met Pol. Ref. No: 43210411276 To see how easy it is to steal a keyless car, using a relay device, watch this video produced by Which Magazine:
All keyless fobs must be kept in a ‘Faraday Cage’. You can use the small contactless debit card metal cases – simply pull out the card sleeves. Even these, must be kept as far away from the pavement / public access to your home ! While you get one of these – keep the fob in the fridge !!!! Ladies purses and handbags are now made with a Faraday Cage, built in !
13/9 Monday 7.50 a.m. Montagu Road, Datchet. Another keyless white Jaguar E-Pace stolen overnight. No further details at this time. Ref. No; 43210411276
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Hi, I am Valerie Pike, Chair of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. The Association was formed in September 2019 and our objective was simply to help residents. In setting up the Association, we asked
How can each of us
· help to make our community safer?
· improve its spirit and neighbourliness?
· help the Police to reduce local crime?
· make our own home security better?
Starting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your street is easy, and it’s free. Police statistics show that a Neighbourhood Watch scheme significantly reduces the probability of your house being burgled.
Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbourliness and making our communities and homes safer. It’s about being friendly and caring, and watching out for the elderly and vulnerable too.
Members of Neighbourhood Watch are assisted in a number of ways, including having free home security surveys conducted by a local PCSO, to identify any areas in which security can be improved, and to advise on optimum ways to safeguard against crime and improve personal and household security
But most of all Neighbourhood Watch is about helping the Police to keep us safe. They need the support of people who care. If that’s you - join us now!
Please contact us on email@example.com and we will be delighted to assist.