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This message is dated Wednesday 16th September 2020 - Windsor

Alert message sent 16/09/2020 16:01:00

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FIRST:  A further update from Police HQ - re E-Scooters:
  • If you own an e-scooter, you cannot legally use this on the road.  You can only ride this on private land. This could be a garden or a field, with the landowner's permission.
  • Private e-scooters cannot be used on public roads, redways or pavements as they need to be insured, taxed and registered with the DVLA - just like cars. BUT, you can't register, tax or insure an e-scooter.
  • If you ride your own e-scooter on public land, you could get a £300 fine, 6 points on your driving licence and the scooter can be seized.
  • Even if you don't have a driving licence, points can be added once you have passed your test. New drivers can only receive 6 points on their licence in the first 2 years after passing so you could lose your driving licence.
If you are renting an e-scooter from an approved scheme, you can legally use this on the road.
In July, rental e-scooters were made legal on roads in England to allow for a 12-month trial while the government review the legislation.
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.
I have added a new email address below.  The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team.  The second is to our investigation team.  Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email -

16/9  Wednesday 2.20 a.m.  Meadow Lane Car Park, Eton.  A witness saw 3 youths walking around the car park in a suspicious manner, looking into the parked cars.  They then saw one of them smash a car window and possibly reach inside, but it is not known if anything was stolen.  Ref. No:  43200290358
16/9  Wednesday 11.40 a.m.  Eton Wick Road.  Car window smashed and box of tools were stolen.  Ref. No:  43200290817

15/9  Tuesday 1.30 p.m.  St. Leonard's Road.  Burglary in progress.  A witness saw a man climbing over wheelie bins onto a small roof and into a small first floor window.  The witness shouted and disturbed the man, who immediately ran out of the house and away down Bulkeley Avenue.  He appeared to be carrying items.  The police were called and attended immediately.  The witness gave a full description of the offender and the police carried out an area search.  A man was located who matched that description and he was arrested on suspicion of committing a burglary.  Not yet known if anything was stolen.  Ref. No:  43200289594.  If anyone in that area has video doorbell / CCTV footage, of anything suspicious, please send it to the SR email above, quoting the above ref. no.

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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The lockdown has resulted in many neighbourhoods drawing closer together in supporting local residents with needs, and in neighbours spending a lot more time talking to each other over fences or across the road. This has improved community spirit to no end, and a great way to keep this spirit alive is for residents to join their local Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or start up a new scheme if there is not already one covering their respective street.

Neighbourhood Watch is not just about looking out the window and being alert for any crime in the neighbourhood, it is much more than that. It serves as a valuable resource for crime prevention, in supporting the Police with things such as local home security surveys, installing crime prevention aids in homes for the vulnerable and elderly especially, helping those vulnerable and elderly residents with any other needs, and in drawing residents together in supporting one another.
The Windsor & Ascot NHW Association is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the various parishes of Windsor & Ascot. Its Facebook page (@WindsorAscotNHW) is receiving multiple enquiries from interested residents and serves as a means to highlight local issues relating to crime and residents in need. New NHW schemes are continuously being set up with active Coordinators, and residents within those scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
To search for your nearest NHW scheme, or to set up a new scheme, visit and enter your postcode. 

For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at

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

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