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This message is dated Wednesday 23rd February 2022 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 23/02/2022 15:14:00

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A VERY GOOD 48 HOURS

NO BURGLARIES

AND

NO CARS BROKEN INTO

FIRST: FROM RBWM:


The NHS Covid Vaccine Bus returns to Maidenhead at the end of this week

Thurs 24 Feb – 1 to 6pm – Woodlands Park Village Centre
Fri 25 Feb – 11am to 4pm – Maidenhead Mosque
Sat 26 Feb -11am to 4pm – Cordwallis Rd Surgery
It’s never too late to get your 1st, 2nd or Booster to protect yourself from serious Covid symptoms.

https://www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk/living-here/covid-19-vaccination/vaccination-clinics/

Resident parking discount scheme


Would you like to save money on your parking? If you live in the Royal Borough then apply now to join the council’s new resident parking discount scheme and get one hour's free parking in six popular car parks from 4 April.
The discount is available at car parks in:
Alma Road and Alexandra Gardens in Windsor
Grove Road and West Street in Maidenhead
Horton Road in Datchet
Meadow Lane in Eton

For details and a full FAQ about the scheme and application process https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/parking-discount

NEXT:  I ATTENDED A MEETING OF 'WAM’ THIS MORNING.


This is a group of over 45 voluntary organisations offering support to residents in RBWM.  We all find that communication about what is available is the issue they all have.  So many groups are doing brilliant work, which no-one knows about.  I have asked each of the participants to let me have details of what they provide and who could receive those services and I will circulate details as I receive them.  A lot are about building communities and assisting vulnerable, isolated people, particularly as a result of Covid isolation

Maidenhead Food Share -

MAIDENHEAD FOODBANK, PROVIDES EMERGENCY FOOD TO PEOPLE IN CRISIS.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill or are on a low income. A simple bag of food makes a big difference.

Maidenhead Foodbank provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill or are on a low income. A simple bag of food makes a big difference.

WHO DONATES FOOD
Schools, churches, Supermarkets, businesses and individuals donate food to us at the Maidenhead Foodbank. We have a team of volunteers who can pick up food parcels from around the area. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival and Christmas celebrations.

FOOD IS SORTED AND STORED
Volunteers sort food and pack it into bags ready to be given to people in need.

PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED
Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB, SMART and the police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to the Maidenhead foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. We are able to deliver food bags to the elderly or people who are unable to get to us.

Anyone can refer someone who is in need.  The basic criteria is - anyone that is not eating one meal a day, but no-one is turned away.  They receive vouchers, but 30% are never redeemed, for whatever reasons.  One of the major reasons is ‘Shame’.  People in need are often blamed and shamed – that their need, is their own fault.  The Food Bank is trying to deal with that and offer additional support.  Another issue, is that the people who need this service often cannot get to the support outlets.  The Maidenhead Foodbank will now deliver - DISCRETELY.

They are also organising a confidential help line – so that anyone who feels shame – can ring them and receive a sympathetic approach to their issues.

It is OK to ask for help – is their message.


For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/FoodshareMaidenhead/

THE MAIDENHEAD CYCLE HUB:


The Maidenhead Cycle Hub has:
  • Refurbished 1,500 donated bikes !  They still need more, rather than seeing them dumped into landfill
  • Serviced 1,000 bikes
  • Carried out 1,300 hours of youth work experience – particularly those young people who are not achieving at school – providing pathways
  • 20 Free Bike Safety & Repair sessions
  • 80 Organised and led bike rides
  • They support the homeless / asylum seekers with free bikes.  Our transport system is not brilliant and expensive. Providing these people with free bikes, means they have greater access to work opportunities
  • They also provide free bikes to essential workers

They need more Trustees / volunteers / and particularly sponsors

They are working with young people, to encourage cycling, healthy lifestyles and community involvement

The Maidenhead Cycle Hub do a brilliant job.  For more information:
https://cyclehub.org.uk/

THE ADVOCACY PEOPLE:


The Advocacy People, would like us all to spread the word about a survey, which is due to close on Monday 28th February  they emphasise that it is very important that people using the Public Health services, have a chance to have their say, details below:

Healthy Dialogues has been commissioned to carry out the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) for Berkshire covering the six local authorities. The PNA is a statutory document that assesses the need for pharmaceutical services within an area.  As part of this we want to capture the views of residents around how they use their pharmacy and we have developed a user friendly survey for this.

Please have your say by completing the survey at https://www.berkshirepublichealth.co.uk/information-centre/pharmaceutical-needs-assessment/

Below are some frequently asked questions and answers:

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)

What is the purpose of the PNA?
The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a document which records the assessment of the need for pharmaceutical services within a specific area. The PNA sets out to understand the population health needs of an area by considering what pharmaceutical services are currently being provided and any gaps in any pharmaceutical services
 
What is the purpose of the consultation?
The purpose of the public engagement consultation is to see how the public are currently using their pharmacy to understand the needs of the population within that area. 
 
Which groups are being included in the initial consultation?
The survey is open to all, and we wish to take a whole population approach to understand how the public use their pharmacy. 
 
Which targeted groups are being included in the initial consultation?
In the first instance we wish to take a whole population approach, but where we find gaps in protected characteristics, the target group may include, BAME community groups as there is a high representation of these groups, and can be harder to reach. 
 
What are the methods of the consultation and the timeframe?
We have an online survey which is easy access on all electronic devices, and we can also provide paper copies.

The survey is currently open and closes on the 28th February 2022. 
Public Engagement Survey


Caroline Waites
caroline.waites@theadvocacypeople.org.uk

ABC TO READ:


ABC Read, would like details of their services circulated:

They are a Berkshire based organisation and which offers volunteers an opportunity to be trained and supported, to go into local Berkshire primary schools. We take out references and DBS check for our volunteers.

Lindsey is the Fieldworker for East Berkshire and has a number of schools who are eager to have an ABC to read volunteer, to support children who have fallen behind with their reading.

She would be very happy to provide more information should you need it.

Lindsey Livingstone.
lindsey.livingstone@hotmail.co.uk

RE:CHARGE – who provide family drop in sessions, for those that need additional support:


Creating Spaces • Building Relationships • Igniting Change
At ‘Re:Charge’, community is at the heart of all we do. We are a registered charity based within Maidenhead and our aim is to create safe spaces, build relationships and ignite change in people’s lives. We hold drop-in sessions and offer virtual support for our families, and we have an adult support group called Re:Focus. We wish to create a sense of belonging, and support, where each person feels valued and seen.

Our family sessions have changed recently due to Covid-19. We are currently holding two sessions a week on a Tuesday at the Larchfield Community Centre.

Our Re:Focus group is a group for adults (18+) and at this time it takes place very Wednesday, online via Zoom. We also and offer one-to-one support over the phone, text or via Zoom calls.

Re:Charge operates most weeks of the year, including during school holiday time, when we usually put on special craft activities.
We work closely with other agencies within the RBWM such as Foodshare and Baby Bank, and we are able to signpost or refer families and individuals as appropriate
For more information go to:
https://rechargerandr.org.uk/
Tamsin


WELLBEING CIRCLES:

The Royal Borough delivers the Wellbeing Circles Project, as an innovative new way to encourage adults using NHS services to engage with organisations in their local area who may be able to offer access to local services which may help them in maintaining independent lives.
The Wellbeing Circles Project is delivered in collaboration with the NHS Social Prescribing Service and a local voluntary group, Maidenhead Magpies. 
Individuals wishing to use the services on offer, need to provide their consent to enter the Wellbeing Circle network. Social workers will make referrals to the NHS Social Prescribing Service, who will then work in partnership with Maidenhead Magpies to contact the individual, to arrange the completion of an assessment of the services and networks the individual may benefit from using.
A “Getting to Know Me” form. A wellbeing circle will be formed for the individual, based on their needs and interests arising from the assessment. Voluntary groups and organisations will be contacted via Maidenhead Magpies.
Sasha
For more information go to:
https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/council-and-democracy/strategies-and-policies/data-protection/privacy-notice-wellbeing-circles-project-transformation-team


PEOPLE TO PLACES:

Many people will already be aware of this service

‘People to Places’ is a charitable organisation, which has been providing community transport and Shopmobility services, since November 1989.

Our aim is to deliver independence and tackle isolation within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Most importantly, we offer a variety of friendly and accessible services, from community transport, to trips and days out.

It i s important to ‘People to Places’ to ensure that individuals with mobility needs can travel, wherever and whenever they want.  In addition to these services, we also provide an essential service where People to Places can provide your groceries or pharmacy prescription, for those who may find it difficult to get them themselves.
  • Our ‘Community Transport’ and ‘Dial-a-Ride Service’ helps both individuals and community groups, who are residents within the Royal Borough, to travel both short and longer distances. If you are looking for some assistance to get to a hospital appointment, or need transport for a trip to the shops, People to Places is here to help.
  • ‘Shopmobility’ is a scheme where you can get a mobility scooter on hire, loan of manual wheelchairs, powered chairs, and other mobility scooters to anyone with limited mobility. So no matter your age or mobility needs, we can provide the right equipment for you, to make travelling around much easier.
  • Trips and Days out:  Socialising, interacting and being part of a group is very important to us. We provide a trips and days out programme for residents of the Royal Borough. We cover a variety of locations from the seaside, to a local pub lunch. Our programme runs regularly throughout the year so there is something for everyone.
  • Minibus awareness and driving scheme - MiDAS -We have trained trainers ready to provide quality MiDAS training to enhance the knowledge and safety for minibus drivers. If you would like to provide the best transport with highly trained drivers, book your training today!

There are many ways to get involved with People to Places and our community, from volunteering opportunities to fundraising with us. Every small (or big) role helps to play a part in making a big difference to our members.

For more information:
https://www.people2places.org.uk/

Rosie

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY ROUPS OFFERING SERVICES, WILL BE COMING AS SOON AS I RECEIVE IT


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.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org


MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
22/2  Tuesday 8.25 a.m.  Station Approach.  Bike locked in bike rack stolen.  A black Winster 2 Sport, hybrid bike.  Ref. No;  43220081685

RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD SOUTH

maidenheadsouthgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
22/2 – 23/2  Tuesday 10 p.m. / Wednesday 1 p.m.  Orchard Close.  Car index plates stolen.  Ref. No:  43220082812

OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

We held our Community Safety Roadshow on Monday evening at the Memorial Hall in Holyport.  The turnout was very disappointing – only 4 residents attended.

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.police.uk

FROM THE MAIDENHEAD NHW ASSOCIATION:


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: MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk 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 contact@MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk 
 
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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