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This message is dated Monday 19th July 2021 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 19/07/2021 16:21:00

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This time it is a young 12 year old girl, who was chatting someone – she thought was a young boy, on Snapchat.  She assumed it was somebody that she may have met through friends in the past and she accepted the friend request.
Messages were exchanged by both over a few days and these appeared to be friendly in nature.  The person then asked for some pictures of the young girl.  She agreed and sent one of herself and then other more intimate images, but not including her face.  The caller then asked for more intimate photos and when she refused, became threatening.  At that point, the calls were terminated, the caller blocked and advice given.

This whole episode has been very stressful for the family.


Once you press send, it is totally out of your control and you have no idea where it could end up.



Can I please remind everyone about leaving windows open during the hot weather for ventilation – both during the day and particularly at night !

Windows can only be left open – if you are in that particular room, at the time.  Please do not leave front windows open, if you are in a rear kitchen or doing gardening in a rear garden.

If you are working in a rear garden – a hedge trimmer / mower, can often be heard from the pavement.  Opportunist thieves walk around, listening for this.  If you have a side access with a rear door – most people don’t lock and unlock it, each time they go in and out and opportunist thieves know this. 

They listen, then walk down the side and into the kitchen / utility room.  They will search around quickly, looking for handbags and purses.  They have a story already prepared, in case you return unexpectedly.  You will walk in, find them and be totally surprised by a stranger standing in your kitchen – the initial response, is always the same !  ‘Who are you and what are you doing in my kitchen’ !  You will be totally confused.

They will immediately respond – ‘I was looking for John / Dave / Pete - doesn’t he live here’ ?  You will say – 'NO - who is John / Dave / Pete’ ?  They then respond – ‘Sorry, I must have got the wrong house’ and immediately leave.  You will be left standing there, not knowing what is going on – until you find a handbag / items missing – then the penny drops.

Please do not leave windows open on the ground floor – particularly at the front, on the ground floor – we will have an issue with bungalows !  If you have to leave a window open, make sure there are perhaps items on the window sill, which would be knocked over and be noisy, if anyone climbs / or reaches in !

The answer is a video doorbell – with an alert to your mobile phone to wake you up if anyone steps onto your property !

We are resuming out FREE Home Security Surveys !  All our PCSO’s have now been trained to carry them out.  Below is the dedicated email inbox for requests:

You may feel your security is adequate, but it is reassuring, to make sure. 
Our aim is to match your security, with your lifestyle.  We do not want to turn your home into a fortress, if it is not necessary.  Our PCSOs have some simple security devices, they can fit during a survey – Window Shock Alarms – they are stuck to windows with double sided tape and sound if the window is bashed or smashed, Door Wedge Alarms – these are placed behind doors.  If a door is opened over them, a metal plate is depressed, setting off the alarm, Door Handle alarms – these hang from a door handle and contain a ‘trembler’ device.  If the door is opened and the alarm moves – it sounds.

If a PCSO feels more security is needed, we have an agreement with your local NHW Association.  They have additional items, which require fixing to the building.  If you don’t have, or you can no longer reach a spyhole in your front door – They have recruited a local volunteer builder, who will fit a standard hotel style spyhole, at an appropriate height.  They also have a large version, with a 2’’ ground glass screen on the inside, which projects an image of whoever is outside onto the screen inside– so it is much easier to see.  They can have either - door bars (hotel style for strength) or door chains, fitted suitable for either wooden, or UVPC front doors.  As a deterrent – they also have dummy CCTV cameras, they can fit outside.

For more information about what NHW can fit for you, please contact Valerie Pike the Chair of the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association.  Her email is:

Hi Jeff – can you circulate for me please:

Myself and three Community Safety Team Volunteers, spent Sunday afternoon completing a ‘Clear Car Campaign’ in Eton.  We covered the Meadow Lane and Eton Court, Car Parks.

We also patrolled around the Brocas and Meadow Lane Rec., where the fair is starting to set up.

We then went over to the Home Park and walked through all the parking areas there.

In all, we found 19 cars with valuable items left on display !  The car indexes were recorded and the registered owners, will be getting a letter from us !

We have received numerous requests from residents in Frances Road for a Community SpeedWatch.  We are now gently resuming them, but at this time, we are not inviting residents and Councillors, but that will be reviewed shortly.

As we were out on patrol, we took the Community SpeedWatch ‘hand held speed indicator device’ – the hairdryer type speed gun with us.  We stood in Frances Road on Sunday afternoon for about 25 minutes at 2.30 p.m.  The Community Safety Team Volunteers, used this as a training exercise and two cars were recorded exceeding the speed limit for that road.  The registered owners of those cars, will be getting a letter from us.

PC 1446 Peter Bullett
Windsor Central Geographical Neighbourhood Team


This month, ahead of Love Parks Week

we're celebrating our fantastic parks across Windsor

and Maidenhead

 We're encouraging everyone to get back to nature and rediscover our local green spaces this summer.

When spending time outdoors over the next week, The Met Office is forecasting a heatwave, so please remember to take extra precautions against the risk of sunstroke by wearing sunscreen and bringing extra water.

Visit the NHS website

for more advice on reducing the risk of heatstroke and heat exhaustion to you and your loved ones.

Clean up after your dog - don’t risk a fine

As part of Love Parks Week, our community wardens are reminding all dog owners to clean up after their pets, or risk a £100 fixed penalty notice and a fine of up to £1,000 in court.

This is due to a new legal order, known as a Public Spaces Protection Order, which also allows authorised officers to instruct a dog-owner to put their pet on a lead if it is loose and causing harassment, alarm, or distress in a public space.

Over the coming weeks, our wardens are speaking with dog walkers in local parks to remind them to ‘bag it and bin it’, what the financial risks are if they don’t and how to report dog-foulers for investigation.

Royal Borough rough sleeper numbers hits zero

We are pleased to report that the number of verified rough sleepers in the Royal Borough is currently zero, compared to 40 at the end of 2019.

Our joint work with the NHS, local charities, and Thames Valley Police enables us to support vulnerable people off the streets and into stable accommodation as part of our borough-wide Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.

To support people in making a lasting transition into supported accommodation and then independent living, we have a three-step pathway which is supported by our alternative giving scheme.

Free school holiday activity and food programme for children

Our free holiday activities and food programme for children eligible for free schools meals will continue in the borough this summer.

The programme, Feed Ur Everyday Lives (FUEL), began in Easter this year and aims to provide additional support to vulnerable children in our borough.

It is delivered by Achieving for Children, which manages the council’s children’s services, and will run from Monday 2 August to Friday 27 August. Young people and families in receipt of benefits-related free schools meals will be able to access a regular source of free activity groups and nutritious meals.

The Government has also extended the Covid support fund for children eligible for free school meals, we are supplying food vouchers worth £80 per child.

Apply for youth project funding

Individuals or organisations in the Royal Borough can now apply to the East Berkshire Children and Young People Innovation Fund.

The fund, which is hosted by Frimley Health and Care, offers grants up to £5,000 for innovative community projects that support the health and wellbeing of young people across East Berkshire.

Individuals aged 16 and up can also apply to the fund on behalf of their school, community or voluntary group.

The deadline for applications is Friday 30 July, apply and learn more on the Frimley Health and Care website.

Have your say

We regularly hold consultations to get your views on proposals within the Royal Borough.

Responding to our consultations and giving your feedback is the best way to ensure your views are heard.

Our current consultations are:
Day services consultation – deadline Sunday 29 August

Single person discount review – ongoing consultation

Developing proposals for new school places - provide comments on the feasibility studies for school expansion – ongoing consultation


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 -



18/7  Sunday 11 p.m.  Car park, Eton Court, Eton.  Several reports of about 50 NO2 silver canisters and balloons found discarded.  Ref. No:  43210319418
16/7  Friday 5.30 p.m.  High Street, Eton.  The owner of a car parked outside a supermarket, which they went inside to make a purchase.  When they came out they found all the car doors open and two mobile phones have been stolen.  The owner was sure they had locked the car, but it doesn’t always lock.  Ref. No:  43210316671  2.   Car rear window smashed – iPad & Laptop stolen.  Ref.  No:  43210319215
17/7  Saturday 9.40 p.m.  Brocas Street, Eton.  Bike left propped up by the river stolen.  A black & yellow Specialized mountain bike.  Ref. No:  43210317903
18/7  Sunday 11 a.m. / 6 p.m.  Brocas Street, Eton.  Electric bicycle chained up outside pub stolen.  The chain had been cut.  A Black, fold up Carrera Cross City electric bike.  Ref. No:  43210318340

19/7  Monday 11.35 a.m.  Maidenhead Road.  Car front index plate stolen.  Ref. No:  43210320061
16/7 – 17/7  Friday 5.30 p.m. / Saturday 8.30 a.m.  Sawyers Close.  Green Ford Mondeo, index K 3**SVE stolen.  A witness reported seeing a white van pulling up in front of the car and towing it away.  Ref. No:  43210316981

18/7  Sunday 6.15 p.m.  Theme Park Car Park, Winkfield Road X 2.  1.  Rear windscreen and driver’s window smashed – Not yet known if anything stolen.  Ref. No:  43210319038


18/7  Sunday 1.20 a.m.  Beaulieu Close.  Man walking down the road, trying car door handles.  Ref. No:  43210318391
17/7  Saturday 8 p.m.  Silverwing Lake, Staines Road, Wraysbury.  A group of 5 men have broken into a sailing club by climbing over to fence and subsequently stole three boats. They have used these to joyride around the lake, before abandoning them on the far side when challenged by staff.  The two vehicles that were used by the suspects were abandoned at the entrance to the lake and have subsequently been recovered by police.  Ref. No:  43210317783


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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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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