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This message is dated Wednesday 6th October 2021 - Ascot

Alert message sent 06/10/2021 15:27:00

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My role is the ‘Community Engagement & Resilience Officer’ for RBWM.  It means I am involved in all the Community Groups in RBWM and the aim is to make Windsor, a safer and better place to live – in police jargon – to encourage ‘Community Cohesion’.  In my role, I meet an enormous number of people working tirelessly and often anonymously, to help and assist residents.  I try and share examples of the work being undertaken on your behalf, so that you have a better understanding of what is going on, often behind the scenes that very few people know about.

Yesterday I attended two meetings - one, a Neighbourhood Action Group meeting for Central and North Maidenhead.  We discuss current issues with local Councillors, RBWM Community Wardens, our partners, Housing Associations and concerned members of the public.  The group problem solves the issues and comes up with solutions.

Ascot has a very healthy Neighbourhood Action Group, which meets regularly with the local Police Neighbourhood Team, RBWM Community Wardens, partners and members of the public in the same way.  If you would like to be part of the solutions for Ascot, you can make contact with the NAG Chair Cllr David Hilton at:

The second meeting, was with the Windsor Neighbourhood Plan Group.  This group have done an enormous amount of behind the scenes work, putting together a 'Neighbourhood Plan' for Windsor.  After a referendum, the Plan was finally adopted by RBWM unanimously, as part of its Development Plan on 30th June 2021.

The major work of the group successfully completed, they have moved into a monitoring phase, to make sure the Plan is adhered to !

They have three major tasks:
  1. They monitor all Planning Applications across RBWM and its fringes, to make sure they are complying with the Plan
  2. They carry out policy monitoring of the Climate Strategy and advocate for other local Neighbourhood Plans
  3. They monitor ‘Community Infrastructure Funds’.  These are amounts of money developers must pay to RBWM, which must be spent in the area and in consultation with the community
They have a really good website you can visit to find out more:

Is this something that would interest you ?  It is really important work and there aren’t many of them sharing this work – though it is high powered stuff !!!  To find out more, email the Chair Claire Milne at:

What they need urgently, is a treasurer and some admin support.  They have to write a large number of letters and they would like some help with that as a starter !!!  You wouldn’t have to write the letters – they do that – it is typing, printing and sending them out.  Claire will be sending me more details to circulate.

Next:  A local business has suffered a cyber attack – Ransomware:

The business received an ‘Instagram’ message, asking for log-in credentials. They believed this email to be legitimate and clicked on a Link contained within the phishing email and entered their passwords.
Subsequently, an unknown person used the passwords and gained unauthorised control of the victim’s business accounts.
Later that day, they received an email from the suspect, with contact details requesting them to make contact, in order to regain control/access to the account.  Business files / data have been encrypted, stolen or moved.  The aggrieved has not yet responded, but cannot access anything.

NEVER CLICK ON LINKS – ALWAYS RUN YOUR CURSOR OVER THE LINK TO SEE WHERE YOU WILL ACTUALLY BE TAKEN.  Often the link address which appears has no connection with the alleged sender of the email.

NEXT:  From the Wave of Light:

Dear friends, 
We are so very pleased to announce that this year we can once again invite you and your loved ones to our '7th Annual 'Wave of Light' service on Friday 15th October at Herschel Park, Slough.

We welcome anybody who has been touched by the unimaginable grief and emotional distress that comes from the loss of a child at any point during pregnancy, childhood, or into adulthood, due to any cause, or for any reason.

As the clock strikes 7 pm, we will  gently float personalised lanterns on the lake, forming a ripple of light in honour and remembrance of our angels gone too soon.

Please allow yourself time to arrive at the lake and write a message on your lantern before releasing it at 7pm. 


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 -


1/10 – 4.10  Thursday 4.30 p.m. / Monday 7 a.m.  Rise Road.  Offenders entered a building site under construction.  6v generator and insulation stolen.  Ref. No;  43210446363
4/10  Monday 4.20 p.m.  Chobham Road.  A witness reported that someone had just been onsite wand attempted to steal a cement mixer.  Nothing stolen.  Ref. No;  43210447076

3/10 – 4/10  Sunday 4 p.m. / Monday 8 a,m,  Lower Village Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS.  Car searched and items strewn around inside – nothing appears to have been stolen.  Ref. No:  43210447169

4/10  Monday2.50 a.m.  St. George’s Lane, South Ascot.  Attempted break caught on CCTV.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.  Ref No:  43210446736

5/10 6/10  Tuesday 11.30 p.m. / Wednesday 6.35 a.m.  The Burlings.  Black Land Rover X5 30D index B * WSH stolen from outside a house.  Ref. No:  43210449437  Another keyless theft.  Please remember relays and the need to keep the key fob amore than 30 feet from the pavement – or in a Faraday cage container / fridge !!!
6/10  Wednesday 2.24 a.m. / 8 a.m.  New Road.  Car on driveway entered and searched.  The owner believes they were attempting to steal the car as nothing was stolen and they were in the car for some time.  Ref. No:  43210449452

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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Eyes, ears.....and Brain



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 and we will be delighted to assist.

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

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