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This message is dated Wednesday 15th September 2021 - Ascot

Alert message sent 15/09/2021 15:01:00

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I have circulated the Which video on YouTube several times, showing how car thieves use the ‘Relay’ device, to boost the signal from inside the house, fooling the car to open and start in a matter of seconds.

Keyless fobs, MUST be kept as far as possible from the pavement / public access to the home.  Keep them in a ‘Faraday’ Cage – or if you don’t have one – the fridge !

NEXT:  At the bottom of this message, I have set out more funding opportunities.  If you work with a charity or community group – please have a look.


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 -




13/9  Monday 6 p.m. / 6.30 p.m.  Queen’s Road.  Someone has thrown a beer glass at a car, causing damage.  Ref. No:  43210412802

14/9 - 15/9  Tuesday 9 p.m. / Wednesday 7 a.m.  New Road.  Dark Grey Range Rover Velare index RE ** TWC stolen from outside a house.  The car has full GPS tracking, but it appears to have disappeared.  Ref. No;  43210415197  These cars have full GPS tracking.  It is almost impossible to de-activate it.  More likely, it has been driven into the back of the lorry or a container, which prevents the GPS signal from escaping.  These cars are stolen to order.  Please make sure you keep your fob more than 30 feet from the pavement external access and inside a Faraday Cage container.  I have circulated the Which video of thieves using a ‘Relay’ device.  The theft only takes seconds !
15/9  Wednesday 2 a.m.  New Road.  Black Jaguar Pacer R Sport index J * UME stolen from outside a house.  This was captured on a video doorbell.  The video shows a car being driven slowly past the road a few times, looks like a couple of people got out the car, did something behind the camera.  One got in the back of the car the other in the front, then drive off.  Ref. No;  43210415234  Again a relay device must have been used to boost the signal from the key fob inside the house.

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.

Funding deadline approaching, don't miss out !
Funding to support Cook and Share Month Activities 2021 - 8 September
Thomas Wall Trust

Grants up to £5,000 to established registered charities for specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects. 
Proposals are particularly welcome which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to

employment, such as women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.
Deadline for applications is 27 September 2021

Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity

Grants up to £7,500 for small to medium-sized non-profit organisations (income below £500,000) for projects focused on building financial capability skills.
This round is targeting and supporting groups who provide and deliver practical financial life skills to those particularly going through a life changing transition. Projects must focus on building financial capability skills assisting groups who support bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders, and resettlement.
There is particular interest in applications which use memorable, innovative, and or creative ways of delivering financial life skills which will make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave and manage their money.
Applicants are advised to apply early in the month as the round will be limited to the first 40 applications that are accepted, or the deadline 5pm on 30 September 2021, whichever is soonest.

LOCALGIVING: Magic Little Grants
Localgiving, in partnership with Postcode Community Trust, makes grants of up to £500 to small, local charities and community groups (including charitable organisations that are schools or connected to schools) delivering projects that:
  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability 
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space
To be eligible, applicants must register with Localgiving as a member.
Membership is currently free thanks to the Postcode Community Trust
Deadline for applications is 31 October 2021

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:00
Major donor fundraising takes time as it’s about building relationships and trust. Often, the best people to do this for a small charity are the trustees and senior leadership. Learn about:
  • How to prepare for attracting major donors through research
  • What they expect to see; the kind of language and tools you’ll need
  • The processes you’ll need to follow
Join us, ask questions and learn more on Fundraising. To get the most out of the training please keep your videos switched on, there will be opportunities for interaction and discussion.
Book here:

Free Vodafone SIMs

if you're a charity that needs support for digital inclusion programmes, you can apply for free Vodafone SIMs, each loaded with 20GB data plus unlimited calls and texts to be used over 6 months. They could be used for things like staying in touch with service users who have to isolate, or delivering training to people in need.

Read more

Chance to participate in launch of climate change report
Cumberland Lodge – exchanging views, inspiring minds

Windsor charity Cumberland Lodge is looking for people aged under 25 who are interested in climate change to take part in the launch event for their Climate Futures: Youth Perspectives report.

The event, which takes place on Thursday 16 September, will give young people the chance to meet like-minded individuals and put questions to a panel of climate change experts. Participants will also get a free copy of the report.

To find out more, visit the Cumberland Lodge website

or email

Low Carbon Workplaces Grant Scheme
The LCW grant scheme helps businesses make energy usage savings and reduce carbon emissions.
Up to £5,000 is available to help fund a third of the cost of projects such as LED lighting, solar PV, heating upgrades, insulation and glazing, among others.
For full details visit
or email

Help us to understand how to support your group - A quick 10 minute survey
Every year we ask the community and voluntary sector to complete a State of the Sector Survey and this year has never been more important.

We as a sector have seen funding cuts and the economic and social changes that Covid-19 has brought about. Many of us have seen an increase in the need for our services and we have had to adapt to new ways of working and finding innovative ways to continue our support to beneficiaries. 
WAM Get Involves wants to investigate how all of these changes have affected your organisation and to look at how we can support you.

The survey will help us demonstrate to funders, partners and decision makers, the value of the voluntary sector in Slough, identify any additional support needs and provide you with more information about the local sector, which you can use in funding bids, and inform your future planning.

Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey by Thursday 30 September 2021. Click on the survey link below.
If you include your email address, we will enter your organisation into a prize draw as a thank you!

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

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