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This message is dated Monday 5th August 2019 - Maidenhead

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This message is dated Monday 5th August 2019 for Maidenhead.

FIRST   We have had a Courier Fraud and a Courier scam in the last week.  The courier Fraud is where the aggrieved gets a call from someone who says they are from Hammersmith Police Station.  Would they help and assist the police ?  There is fraud going on at their bank.  Could they go and withdraw all the cash they have on deposit and a courier would be sent to collect it.  They will fingerprint every note to see who is involved.

Courier scam

Here, you get a call from a courier company, to say a parcel has been put on the delivery van in your name, but it is a mistake.  When it is delivered, could you accept the package and sign for it.  Later a courier will collect it and deliver it to th4 correct address.  This is a scam - your identity has been copied and usually new mobile phones have been purchased in your name.  At the end of the month - you will get the bill for those phones.

If you get a call from a courier company, just put the phone down.

NEXT:  I attended a meeting of the Thames Valley Association of NHW Exec group, last Thursday the 25th July in Thame, with John Diack, who is the ‘Multi Scheme Administrator’ - the Neighbourhood Watch guru  for the whole of RBWM.  He also, sits on the Association, as its secretary.

John is the ‘go to’ person, if you need new or replacement street signs - which he will let you have free of charge ! - or round window stickers.

He meets regularly with me each Wednesday morning to discuss any matters relating to NHW.  He also has a really good working relationship with the Area Commander Supt Colin Hudson.

The Thames valley Association of NHW are looking at how they can develop and support Neighbourhood Watch across the entire Thames Valley. John and I agree - there is no level of ‘hierarchy’, imposing rules and regulations from above. Neighbourhood Watch, is a grass roots organisation, with additional levels of support - if you need it.  Schemes belong to their members.  Co-ordinators are volunteers and we must all thanks them for the time, effort and work they put in !  Can I express the grateful thanks for all you do, from the entire community - thankyou.

The Association’s purpose is to support all of you. in the work that you do to make your communities better and safer.

If you need any more information / signs / stickers / want to chat about setting up a new scheme / reviving your existing scheme / trying to find a replacement co-ordinator - email John at:

Thursday 1st August, I had a brilliant lunch with ‘The Probus Club’ in the Bull in Bisham.  This is a retired business person’s lunch club.  If that description fits you and you think a really good lunch and chat with other retired business people sounds good - let me know and I will put you in contact with them.  There are Probus groups all over the Borough - there will be one near you.  I had to earn my lunch, by presenting afterwards, but they were a brilliant and very interactive and engaged audience.  My grateful thanks to them - I really enjoyed it - and I met some really interesting people - and - learnt a lot !.
For those of you who follow us on Twitter - you will see I have been running a campaign - DON’T LET IT BE YOU.  to promote the Clear Car campaign.  PCSO Erwin Misiarz, walked through the supermarket and train station car Park in Sunningdale, earlier this week.  Within 20 minutes, he had sent me 16 photos.  These included photos of cars with:  A flat screen TV and a briefcase on the back seat.  Several cars with their Sat Nav still attached to the widescreen, several cars with expensive additional speakers in the passenger foot well or a bag of shopping with the owner’s purse sitting very visible on the top - the list goes on and on !  DON’T LET IT BE YOU !

3/8  Saturday 7.30 p.m.  Shopping Centre.  CCTV showed 3 young men breaking into the centre and forcing the doors.  By the time this had been noticed, they had left.

4/8  Sunday 5 p.m. / 6.40 p.m.  Evenlode.  Young people have been smashing a veranda.

1/8 -2/8  Thursday 11 p.m. / Friday 6 a.m.  Hurley Lock.  Attempt to force side door to a car.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.
2/8 - 5/8  Choseley Road.  Front and rear index plates stolen.

1/8 - 5/8  Alwyn Road.  Burglary.  Entry via forced side French Windows.  Untidy search of the whole house.  Car and house keys stolen.
4/8 - 5/8  Sunday midnight / Monday 9 a.m.  Switchback Road North.  The owner awoke to find the kitchen door open and laptop and iPad missing.
2/8  Friday 10.30 p.m.  Alwyn Road.  People walking along the road have damaged a fence.

2/8 Friday 5 a.m.  Northumbria Road.  Shed break.  Door forced off.  Unknown if anything stolen.
1/8 - 2/8  Thursday 8.30 p.m. / Friday 9.15 a.m.  Lancastria Mews.  Car driver’s side window smashed.  Nothing stolen.
30/7 - 3/8  Wessex Way.  A Telephone engineer reports that telephone wires have been cut to approx. 20 houses.  Second time in 2 weeks.
4/8  Sunday 9.30 p.m.  Fane Way.  White Ford transit index YR ** GMU stolen from outside a property.
3/8 - 4/8  Saturday 6 p.m. / Sunday 10.45 a.m.  Phoenix Court, Norrey’s Drive.  Light blue, Transit van index NL ** LW.  stolen from outside a property

4/8  Sunday 11.45 p.m.  Ascot Road.  Compressor stolen from a building site.

The 101 number is still functioning properly, but I am afraid it may be slow to answer at the moment - if you are experiencing delays, you can always make contact with us using the online reporting system:

Eyes and ears.....................and brain


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Over the last few months, NHW in Maidenhead has seen a resurgence in interest and activity.  Existing schemes have been revitalised and new schemes have been set up with many new members joining.  We welcome the residents of Stafferton Way, Stafferton Link, Greenfields, Alpine Close, Green Lane, Bartletts Lane, The Fieldings, Moneyrow Green, Forest Green, Dairy Court, Ivy Close, Boyn Hill Close, Ray Park Road, Kingswood Court, Walker Road, Clifton Close, Braywick Road, Berries Road, Vicarage Close, Kimbers Lane, Manor Lane and Grubwood Lane among many others, who have joined the Association and are helping make a difference to the community by creating, for us all, a safer place to live. 

To find your nearest NHW scheme please go to


Simply enter your postcode and join.

Alternatively, you could start a Scheme yourself, in your own street. Just sign in, register and map your area, or contact the Scheme Administrator for Maidenhead,  John Diack   at

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

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