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This message is dated Wednesday 6th April 2022 - Maidenhead

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The Thames Valley Police Strategic Plan for 2022/23 was announced on 1st April.
Here you can read about the seven priority areas that we will focus on over the coming year. The four areas of operational activity are where we need our best effort for the public, and the three organisational areas are where we need to focus internally to give us the best chance of success:

Operational Priority Outcomes:
  • Reduce crime and incidents
  • Bring more offenders to justice
  • Protect the vulnerable & tackle violence against women and girls
  • Improve victim service & public confidence
Organisational Priority Outcomes:
  • Value our workforce
  • Use our resources wisely
  • Maximise the benefits of digital developments
To read a summary of the Strategic Plan:

NEXT:  An update to the standard Courier Fraud script:

Hi Jeff,

As a regular reader of your Thames Alert emails, the following may interest other readers.

This morning we received a Withheld telephone call purportedly from ‘Slough Police Station’, saying that a person with the name Bailey was under arrest and had compromised our Visa Debit card.  We should ring the Police emergency number to speak to somebody about it and get the Metropolitan to follow up.

He gave his details as DCI Tom Gibson EK194772 and we should ring 116 straightaway, he stressed ‘straightaway’, and I would be put through on a secure line.

Knowing the ‘ring straightaway’ and the line being held open trick, I terminated the call.

Five things were suspicious:

1.  Why did Slough Police station ring and not the Met Police ?
2. Why did “Tom Gibson” not deal with the matter directly ?
3. The insistence that I ring straight away !!
4. I had never heard of 116 !
5. Today is April Fools Day !!!

Many thanks for the regular emails which are a constant reminder to be alert.


I have done an internal check – we do not have a ‘Tom Gibson’ in TVP !

NEXT:  The local Health Authority is looking for potential Governors:

Hi Jeffrey

I hope that you may be able to help us to encourage local people to put themselves for forward for election to Berkshire Healthcare’s Council of Governors.

Further information can also be found on the Berkshire Healthcare website (first link below). Anyone wishing to nominate themselves can click on the second link below.

We currently have vacant governor places in the following local authority areas:

Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead (3 governors)

If anyone has any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Julie Hill
Company Secretary

Tel  01344 838256
3rd Floor, Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell RG12 1BQ

Executive Assistant
Email: Linda Jacobs at:

NEXT:  Events and projects planned to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A range of events and projects are being planned by the Royal Borough to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

Her Majesty became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee on 6 February, marking 70 years of service to the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, there will be Platinum Jubilee celebrations taking place throughout the year, building to celebrations over the extended Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.
Upcoming events include:
  • A 21 Gun Salute on the Long Walk, Windsor (Thursday 21 April) – Led by the Mayor, Councillor John Story, the event is planned to mark Her Majesty’s 96th birthday. A number of children attending the event will be invited to fire a cannon
  • The Mayor’s Platinum Jubilee Children’s Party at Windsor Guildhall (Monday 23 May) – Two children, aged between five and 11 from all schools in the borough will be invited to attend the party
  • Town Criers competition at Salisbury Tower, Windsor (Saturday 20 August) - Around 20 official Town Criers will parade in their ceremonial liveries before competing in a day-long competition.
Free school holiday activity and food programme returns for children eligible for free school meals

A successful free holiday activities and food programme helping children eligible for free school meals is returning to the Royal Borough this Easter.
Our programme is called Feed Ur Everyday Lives (FUEL) and aims to provide additional support to vulnerable children.

It is delivered by Achieving for Children (AFC), our children’s services partner, with funding from the Department for Education. It is for children aged five to 16 years old who are eligible for free school meals.

The programme will offer a range of activities across the Easter holidays, as well as during the summer break and Christmas holidays this year – the same as last year’s programme.

Activities include sports sessions and the opportunity to learn outdoor skills including forest den building, fire lighting and campfire cooking. There will also be performing arts, arts and crafts, indoor games, food education, an escape room activity, and sensory activities for children with special education needs.

To view the Easter programme and book, visit the AFC website.:

NEXT:  Thames Valley Organisations Supporting Police Priorities Awarded Over One Hundred Thousand Pounds

Chief Constable, John Campbell, and Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Matthew Barber, have awarded voluntary and community organisations £100,106 in the first round of this year’s Community Fund.

The Community Fund, (previously called the Police Property Act Fund), is created from the proceeds of sale of goods recovered by the police that cannot be returned to their original owner. In accordance with the Police Property Act Regulations (1997), all awards from the fund must be for charitable purposes.

To see which organisations were successful go to:

Seeing who was successful, may encourage you to apply in the next round in September !


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 -

5/4  Tuesday 5.35 p.m.  Station Approach.  The Borough’s CCTV team witnessed a theft of a bike from the bike rack there.  Only details are that is was a black bike.  The offender is described as white, wearing a black anorak, black trainers, white rucksack and black face mask.  He took the bike to Courtlands.  The police were called and attended immediately and carried out an area search, but no-one was located.  Ref. No:  43220147046




6/4  Wednesday 0.10 a.m.  Dove House, Wallingford Way.  Attempted break in to communal bike shed.  An offender was disturbed and made off.  He is described as having a limp, wearing dark clothing with a hoody – hood up.  Ref. No:  43220147642

Help inform next stage of planning for South West Maidenhead

We're inviting the community to help inform plans for a major development area, South West Maidenhead, which will bring forward new homes, community facilities, infrastructure, employment space and improved public access to green space.

To get involved and find out more, you are invited to attend our themed online events, where you will also be able to submit live questions. The two forthcoming sessions are:

Connectivity – Wednesday 6 April 2022, 6.30pm
Sustainability and the Environment – Wednesday 13 April 2022, 7.15pm
We held our first session, on the theme of Community Needs, earlier this week. If you were not able to attend, a recording will be made available soon on our YouTube channel -  so you can catch up.

More information about joining the live events and about the South West Maidenhead development area can be found on our dedicated webpage:



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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Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association is growing fast, and with more members joining every day, we need to ask for volunteers to join us on the association to help keep the association going and keep Maidenhead safe!  
Here is a shortlist of the positions we have available: 
Multi-Scheme Administrator (MSA) 
Secretary of the Association 
Board members of the Association 
Vice-Chairman of the Association  
Please visit our website: and from there you will be able to see all the different ways you can get involved to help support your local community. There is no time commitment or dedicated hours, but we do ask if you can attend the association meetings (One 60 Minute meeting every 2 months) 
If you have any question about any of the positions available, please feel free to contact us at 
I look forward to speaking with you soon. 
Kind regards, 
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS 
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association  

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

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