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This message is dated Friday 22nd April 2022 - Ascot

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This message is dated Friday 22nd April 2022 Ascot.

FIRST: A very simple Fraud to report.

Last November, a resident in Datchet was cold called and a man at the door, said he was a tree specialist and offered to do some garden work.  He did some work and the aggrieved gave him a cheque for £240, which was cashed.

Last weekend, the man returned and said he had mislaid the cheque, could the aggrieved give him another one.  The aggrieved handed him a signed blank cheque and asked him to fill in the amount necessary.  The aggrieved was later called by one of his carers and the carer immediately said the bank should be called to put a stop on the cheque, which had been presented for £300.



NEXT: A thank you to those that attended our Ascot NHW Community Meeting on Wednesday Evening at the Durning Library, in the High Street.  Excellent attendance.  The speakers were:

Honor Ryan Trading Standards – who demonstrated the new Call Blocker device she recommends.  This is brand new.  TrueCall Call Blocker is like having a home receptionist who lets calls from your friends and family straight through, blocks unwelcome callers, and asks unrecognised callers to identify themselves before it puts them through. This gives you peace and quiet at home.
It is easy to set up – you just plug it in between your phone and the wall socket and it quickly learns who you like to speak to and who you don’t. You decide how you want it to handle your calls, the device does the rest.  It updates itself each month with new suspected scam / fraud numbers.  It does this by connecting to the internet.  You do not have to have WiFi, it has a built in modem.
There is also a special version for visually impaired customers.  If you want more information, email me and I will forward your email to Honor

RBWM Community Wardens Carlos and Jordan, who talked about their daily work as Community wardens.

PCSO Dan Scott, who outlined a day in his work schedule and how he supports the community.

Me !  Covering the ‘Summer Burglary Campaign’  Don’t leave windows open for ventilation when it is hot, if you are not in that room.  Lock back / side doors if you are working / sitting in the garden.

Chair of the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association Valerie Pike.  She spoke about the benefits of joining / starting up a NHW scheme.

A brilliant evening and as always – a lot of laughter and our thanks to everyone who attended.


Hello Jeff,
We are organising a ‘Champions’ event, in the historic Windsor Guildhall to thank those who support us and have communicated our messages out, to the wider community who live in RBWM over the last 2 years. The event will take place on Wednesday 4 May between 12pm and 2pm. and food and drink will be provided.

I was wondering if you could send it out an invitation in your next message, as we really want to thanks and support our existing Champions as well as recruit new Champions ?

The application link is below, for people to apply for a place.  It is open until next Tues.

‘Community Champions’, have a very clear and specific function.  We are looking for people, who are willing to share the information we send out, to all their friends, neighbours, family and the community, who live in the Royal Borough.

Once registered as a Community Champion, they will receive the information via an email and all they have to do – is circulate it.  It is purely a ‘Digital Information Champion’ role.
 We will also have goodie bags, for everyone who attends.

The link to register for a place is Community Information Champions Celebration Event ! -

 If they have any dietary requirements could they please email:,uk.
Jesal Dhokia
Transformation and Community Service Lead
Adults, Health and Housing
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF
Mobile: 07969 499520

NEXT:  I attended a meeting of ‘WAM’ – a large group of all the volunteer organisations, which operate in RBWM on Wednesday 20th April.  They run loads of courses for residents, which are absolutely relevant.  Here are some dates and details of their website.  The training is beginning to go back to face to face:

Voluntary Sector Training:

Almost all the training is free to WAM groups and organisations – so – if you are a community / support group - sign up to join this group which meets once a quarter.  We encourage as many voluntary groups to sign up as possible – particularly if you are working on your own to support residents in your community:

Face to Face Saturday Volunteer Passport Dates:
14 05 2022 – Equality and Diversity (10 a.m. – 12 noon)
14 05 2022 – Adult safeguarding (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
21 05 2022 – Communication Skills (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
21 05 2022 – Boundaries and Confidentiality (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Report Writing Skills

05 05 2022 Thursday (10 a.m. – 12 noon)
12 05 2022 Thursday (10 a.m. – 12 noon)

The next group meetings of the WAM voluntary organisations are at 11 a.m. (presently Zoom – Asma sends out the link and you just have to sign in if you are not familiar with Zoom) on Wednesday 15th June, Wednesday 14th September and Wednesday 23rd November.  If you are a local voluntary organisation carers / support group – we look forward to your joining.

The WAM Group and the One Borough Group, are amazing.  All these voluntary groups get together and share what they are doing to support local communities – and just as importantly – how they can work together.  If you are a local group – just working on your own – please think of joining.

The WAM website is above – but if you want more information email Asma at


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 -




21/4  Thursday High Street.  Report of three youths vandalising a bus stop.  Ref. No:  43220171504


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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A new year, a new logo, a new beginning

Why not start a new scheme in your street - A scheme is a group of members, usually in the same road or area, which has a coordinator to manage the scheme.
In the last week, we have had inquiries from various residents and we are delighted to announce that three new schemes are being set up.
There are many benefits to starting a scheme - awareness of types of crimes that affect our communities such as vehicle crime and advice on scams, access to CCTV,  for instance.

Neighbourhood Watch is not just about crime awareness though. It's about supporting communities and tackling issues within them like, loneliness and vulnerability.

Being aware of these issues will enable you to be proactive in your community to help those in our communities that need support.

Please contact us on and we will be delighted to assist.
Valerie Pike, Chairman of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. 

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

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