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This message is dated Wednesday 6th October 2021 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 06/10/2021 15:40:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

My role is the ‘Community Engagement & Resilience Officer’ for RBWM.  It means I am involved with 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.

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 -

5/10  Tuesday Woodhurst Road.  Suspicious leaflet drop.  The owner was suspicious, as they had heard that offenders did this, to see if the owner was out.  This may or not be suspicious.  In the past, opportunists would stick a business card in the gap between the front door and the door frame.  If they came back later and saw that it was no longer there, it could indicate that the owner had opened the door and gone out – If the door was opened, the card would drop out of the door frame – simple – but effective !
4/10  Monday 7.05 a.m.  Cooper Court, St. Ives Road.  Car index plates stolen.  Ref. No:  43210446281
4/10 – 5/10  Monday 11 p.m. / Tuesday 5 a.m.  College Avenue.  CAR LEFT UNLOCKED – Searched – loose change stolen.  43210447876
4/10  Monday 9.15 a.m. / 5 p.m.High Street.  Locked bike in a bike rack outside the Post Office stolen.  A black Carrera bike.  Ref. No;  43210447190




5/10  Tuesday 8.30 p.m.  Radcot Close.  The owner heard a bang on their front door and their security lights came on – suspicious incident.

30/9 – 4/10  Altwood Bailey.  Site cabin broken into – door key stolen.  Ref. No:  43210446360

4/10  Monday 2 p.m. / 3 p.m.  Farm, Drift Road. A store of 13 catalytic converters stolen from rented store.  Ref. No:  43210447577

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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Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association is growing fast, and with more members joining every day, we need to ask for volunteers to join us on the association to help keep the association going and keep Maidenhead safe!  
Here is a shortlist of the positions we have available: 
Multi-Scheme Administrator (MSA) 
Secretary of the Association 
Board members of the Association 
Vice-Chairman of the Association  
Please visit our website: and from there you will be able to see all the different ways you can get involved to help support your local community. There is no time commitment or dedicated hours, but we do ask if you can attend the association meetings (One 60 Minute meeting every 2 months) 
If you have any question about any of the positions available, please feel free to contact us at 
I look forward to speaking with you soon. 
Kind regards, 
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS 
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association  

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

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