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This message is dated Tuesday 11th January 2022 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 11/01/2022 18:43:00

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I do hope everyone had a successful Christmas and New Year celebrations.

FIRST:  YET ANOTHER SEXTORTION CASE !


The aggrieved started to communicate with the suspect on a dating website. They then exchanged some pictures on snapchat. The scammer then asked the aggrieved to send some intimate photos, which they did.

As soon as the pictures had been sent, they received a demand for money.  The aggrieved responded that they did not have any money the scammer said she would send the images to his family.

So far, that has not happened.

PLEASE, PLEASE – DO NOT WRITE, TEXT, SAY, EMAIL, PHOTOGRAPH, VIDEO ANYTHING ONLINE, WHICH YOU WOULD NOT BE HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS, WORK COLLEAGUES, EMPLOYERS – EVERYONE IN YOUR PERSONAL ADDRESS BOOK TO SEE !!!!!!  YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE

I have returned to reports of Avian flu!  This is the guidance:

All members of the public are requested to report sick or dead birds to DEFRA directly, by calling the Defra Rural Services Helpline on 03000 200 301.

Avian influenza (bird flu) is a notifiable animal disease:
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/notifiable-diseases-in-animals

If you suspect any type of avian influenza in poultry or captive birds, you must report it immediately by calling the Defra Rural Services Helpline on 03000 200 301.Failure to do so is an offence.

If you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra helpline (03459 33 55 77).  Do not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that you find. For further information see our advice to the public.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#public

Register your birds

We encourage all keepers to register their birds with DEFRA, and keep contact details up to date, so we can contact you quickly if there is a disease outbreak in your area and you need to take action.

If you have more than 50 birds, you are legally required to register your flock within one month of their arrival at your premises. If you have less than 50 birds, including pet birds, you are still strongly encouraged to register.
Find out how to register your poultry and game birds.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/poultry-including-game-birds-registration-rules-and-forms

Report signs of disease

You must keep a close watch on your birds, for any signs of disease and must seek prompt advice from your vet, if you have any concerns. If you suspect avian influenza you must report it immediately by calling the Defra Rural Services Helpline on 03000 200 301. Failure to do so is an offence.

Pigeons or birds of prey
If your birds are within a disease control zone, make sure you check the restrictions applicable to that zone.
An AIPZ including housing measures is in force. Pigeons and birds of prey must be housed or where not possible kept in a fully netted ideally covered areas which keeps kept birds separate from wild birds and minimises contact with wild bird faeces, feathers etc. You can exercise and train pigeons or fly birds of prey, including for pest control, but they should avoid direct contact with wild birds. Pigeon lofts should not be left open for the birds to come and go as they please. For further information see our biosecurity guidance.
You are advised not to feed any wild birds, in particular any wild shot or hunted wildfowl, to any birds of prey, during a period of heightened risk of avian influenza infection in wild birds. This includes birds that may have been shot or hunted earlier in the year, since the virus can remain viable in frozen carcases for at least 12 months.

Game birds and shoots
See the avian influenza and game birds guidance on the Game Farmers Association website. This guidance has been prepared by game shooting, research and game conservation bodies. It is endorsed by Defra, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and DAERA in Northern Ireland.
Once game birds have been released, they are classified as wild birds. The person who released the game birds, is no longer classed as the ‘keeper’ of the birds.
You can continue to feed and water released game birds but you should make reasonable efforts to minimise the chance of other wild birds accessing their feed and water, for example by placing it under cover. You should use commercial feed and fresh or treated water.
Additional restrictions will apply when disease control zones are in place. Definitive requirements for disease control zones will be set out in published declarations. 

Vaccination
The vaccination of poultry and most captive birds against avian influenza, is not currently permitted. Vaccination is not a routine control measure and is a practice restricted by legislation.

How to spot avian influenza
There are 2 types of avian influenza.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is the more serious type. It is often fatal in birds. The main clinical signs of HPAI in birds (which can include any or a combination of the following) are:
  • sudden and rapid increase in the number of birds found dead
  • several birds affected in the same shed or air space
  • swollen head
  • closed and excessively watery eyes
  • lethargy and depression
  • recumbency and unresponsiveness
  • incoordination and loss of balance
  • head and body tremoring
  • drooping of the wings and/or dragging of legs
  • twisting of the head and neck
  • swelling and blue discolouration of comb and wattles
  • haemorrhages on shanks of the legs and under the skin of the neck
  • loss of appetite or marked decrease in feed consumption
  • sudden increase or decrease in water consumption
  • respiratory distress such as gaping (mouth breathing), nasal snicking (coughing sound), sneezing, gurgling or rattling
  • fever or noticeable increase in body temperature
  • discoloured or loose watery droppings
  • cessation or marked reduction in egg production
Clinical signs can vary between species of bird and some species (for example ducks and geese) may show minimal clinical signs.
Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) is usually less serious and may show more vague clinical signs. It can cause mild breathing problems and reduction of egg production, but affected birds will not always show clear signs of infection.
The severity of LPAI depends on the type of bird and whether it has any other illnesses.
Anyone who keeps poultry must keep a close watch on them for any signs of disease, and must seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns.

How avian influenza is spread
Avian influenza spreads from bird to bird by direct contact or through contaminated body fluids and faeces. It can also be spread by contaminated feed and water or by dirty vehicles, clothing and footwear.
The avian influenza virus changes frequently, creating new strains, and there is a constant risk that one of the new strains may spread easily among people.

Avian influenza is not an airborne virus.

Advice for the public
Public health

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said that avian influenza is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to the general public’s health is very low. The regional UKHSA Health Protection Teams are working closely with Defra to monitor the situation and will be providing health advice to persons at the infected premises as a precaution.
The Food Standards Agency has said that on the basis of the current scientific evidence, avian influenza poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers. Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.

Wild birds
Do not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that you find.
In Great Britain, if you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra helpline (03459 33 55 77).
We then collect some of these birds and test them to help us understand how the disease is distributed geographically and in different types of bird, not all birds will be collected. Wild birds are susceptible to a range of diseases and injuries and not all dead birds will have been infected with avian influenza.

MANY THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO REPORTED NOTTINGHAM KNOCKERS IN:- Blackamoor lane, Chiltern Road, Pinkneys Drive, Powney Road, Marlborough Road, Alwyn Road, Wellington Road, Laburnham Road and others.

PLEASE REMEMBER THE NHW ADVICE:

I AM SORRY, I DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR – THEN POLITELY, BUT FIRMLY, CLOSE AND LOCK THE FRONT DOOR !

CRIME


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 - www.crimestoppers-uk.org


MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
9/1  Sunday 2.30 a.m. / 3.25 a.m.  High Street.  Locked up bike stolen.  Ref. No:  43220011431

RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD SOUTH

maidenheadsouthgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:

8/1  Saturday 10.30 p.m.  Springfield Park.  Garage break.  Lock forced – bike stolen.  Ref. No:  4322010646
8/1 – 9/1  Saturday midnight / Sunday 11 p.m.  Braybank, Bray.  Store room over garage broken into.  Door forced.  Not known if anything stolen at this time.  Ref. No:  43220013345

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.

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/

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https://www.facebook.com/TVPWindsorandMaidenhead

Eyes, ears.....and Brain

Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.police.uk


FROM THE MAIDENHEAD NHW ASSOCIATION:

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: MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk 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 contact@MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk 
 
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  

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

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