This message is dated Monday 20th June 2022 - Windsor
Alert message sent 20/06/2022 15:18:00
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HOT WEATHER – SUMMER BURGLARY CAMPAIGN:
Can I remind everyone out our Summer Burglary Campaign ? That deals with windows and patio doors left open for ventilation:
You can only leave a window open if you are in that room. Sometimes, people leave windows open on the front and rear of a house, to improve airflow. Unfortunately, that puts you at risk from a reach in burglary.
Rear doors must be locked if you are working in the garden. That means each time, you go in and out. Opportunists, may hear a mower / hedge trimmer being used and assume, the rear door has been left open. They walk down any side access and try the rear / side door. If it is unlocked, they brazenly open it and walk in. Generally, they find ladies handbags on the kitchen counter, which they take. They aren’t worried in the least if you walk back in. They are prepared. You walk in and find them. You will be shocked and ask who they are and what are they doing in your home ! They immediately respond – I am here to meet John / David / Mark – whatever. You will respond – who are they ? They then say – doesn’t John / David / Mark – whatever live here ? You say NO ! They then say – Sorry, wrong house and leave immediately. It is only a few minutes later, you recover from the shock and look around to find items stolen !!!
Sheds and garages. As we are now all working in our gardens, sheds and garages are targeted for garden tools, particularly mowers – sit on a prime target. Hedge trimmers and leaf blowers are also stolen. To prevent this happening, please property mark these items. That is your postcode and the first three letters of your house name / number. Please do this as visibly as possible. Bright paint please. That makes the items unsaleable at Car Boot sales and online sales outlets. Make it a day with your children / grandchildren. Paint flowers all over them. They will never be stolen and each time you use them – you will have those pleasant memories.
There is a Government website with good advice:
NEXT: A DISTRACTION THEFT IN A SUPERMARKET CAR PARK:
18/6 Saturday 12.10 p.m. Ascot. As the aggrieved reversed their car to leave a supermarket car park, a man stopped them and said that they had a problem with one of their front tyres. The aggrieved got out, bent down to look and thanked him, as there was a slight scrape on the metal. While this was happening, an accomplice opened the passenger door and removed the aggrieved’s purse and mobile phone, from her bag. About half-an-hour later, the aggrieved realised that their iPhone, credit card and supermarket card were all missing. They contacted the card company, who confirmed that there had been several unsuccessful attempts to withdraw money, as well as actual expenditure made in Staines. £1250 had been spent in a second hand IT equipment store and £9.35 in a takeaway. Ref. No; 43220268405 Please be aware, this is a regular scam in supermarket car parks.
FROM RBWM: Newly planted Street trees
Help water your local trees
Young trees on the verges of your street can suffer during a heatwave. There is no rain forecast for the rest of June, but you can help them to thrive by watering them with water from a tap or water butt a few times a week.
We water saplings for a number of years to help them establish, but when the temperature is higher than usual and particularly for prolonged periods, some of our young trees might enjoy a little more water and extra watering is welcomed. Thank you.
NEXT: A report form a resident in Ascot of fly tipping outside their house – the second time in three weeks. Someone has dumped black bin liners of rubbish outside their home. Flytipping is a pernicious problem. It is the responsibility of householders, to ensure that their rubbish is properly and appropriately disposed of. If a contractor is used, it is again the householder’s responsibility to ensure the contactor is licenced to dispose of the rubbish appropriately - and that they do so. If they take the rubbish and flytip it and anything in the rubbish can be traced back to the householder – there is a hefty fine !!! Please bear this in mind, if someone cold calls to do garden / tree work and they take the cuttings away with them. In this case, inside the bags were envelopes, with a name and address !!!!!
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
19/6 Sunday 7.15 p.m. Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue. Report of a youth in the park firing a catapult. Ref. No: 43220268914
17/6 Friday 5 p.m. / 5.35 p.m. Queen Anne’s Court, Peascod Street. Locked up bike stolen from a bike rack. Ref. No: 43220267657
18/6 – 19/6 Saturday 11 p.m. / Sunday 0.50 a.m. Dorset Road. A grey Mercedes GLA Urban, stolen from outside a house. Keyless car theft. Ref. No: 43220267918
17/6 Friday 3.45 p.m. / 6 p.m. Leisure Pool Car Park. Locked up bike stolen. A bluish / grey mountain bike.
18/6 Saturday 12.25 p.m. / 2.30 p.m. Castle Car Park, Thames Avenue. Two locked up bikes stolen. 1. A blue and yellow bike – WITH FRAME NUMBER. 2. A blue / grey Mulsanne bike – WITH FRAME NUMBER. Ref. No: 43220268505
ETON & ETON WICK:
17/6 Friday 4.50 p.m. Meadow Lane, Brocas Terrace, Eton. Report of a swan killed by a dog in the river. Ref. No: 43220265871
firstname.lastname@example.org CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN: Take part in upcoming Sawyers Close public consultation
Housing association Abri will share details of its latest proposals for the potential redevelopment of Sawyers Close, Windsor at a public consultation on Saturday 26 June, 1 p.m. / 5 p.m. New Windsor Community Association, Hanover Way, Windsor SL4 5NW.
Taking place from 1pm to 5pm at the New Windsor Community Association Centre on Hanover Way, Abri is inviting its tenants and the wider community living around Sawyers Close to visit the exhibition to view the latest proposals and leave their feedback with the project team.
The Royal Borough is working in partnership with Abri to promote the sessions and look at redevelopment proposals for the site.
Anyone unable to attend will be able to view the information presented at the event and give their feedback through the dedicated Sawyers Close website. https://www.sawyersclose.com/ 17/6 Friday 10.35 p.m. Green Lane. Report of two men in black T shirts trying to break into a car. Ref. No: 43220266244
18/6 Saturday 7.45 p.m. Hatch Lane. Report from security company that someone on the site acting suspiciously. Ref. No: 43220267510
17/6 Friday 4.20 p.m. Riverside, maidenhead Road. Life buoys stolen from a moored boat. Ref. No: 43220265637
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
email@example.com DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
DO YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH SPEEDING IN YOUR ROAD ? We are organising an evening event at The Hub, 12a, High Street, Wraysbury TW19 5DB at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 22nd June, to discuss how you can deal with this issue and set up a Community SpeedWatch. It should be a good and informative evening.
18/6 Saturday 8.30 p.m. London Road, Datchet. Three youths in a horse driven cart, firing stones from catapults at cars. A regular occurrence. Ref. No: 43220267558
19/6 Sunday 11 a.m. / 4.45 p.m. Staines Road, Wraysbury. The owner found a round hole in a window and a ball bearing on the floor. Ref. No: 43220269033
18/6 Saturday 0.10 a.m. Solar Farm, Staines Road, Wraysbury. The security company reported footage of two men acting suspiciously on site. Ref. No: 43220266388
18/6 Saturday 11.15 p.m. Station Road, Wraysbury. CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – glasses, loose change and golf clubs stolen. Ref. No: 43220267775
17/6 Wraysbury Road. Bentley stolen from outside a house. It has now been recovered. A member of the public in the Met Pol area, reported a group of men doing something suspicious in the boot of a car outside. Once they realised they had been seen, they jumped into an Audi and drove off. Police attended and recovered this car. It was on fake plates. It had been hotwired. Ref. No: 43220264601
15/6 – 17/6 Wednesday 6 p.m. / Friday 1.30 p.m. Burfield Road X 3. 1. Catalytic converter stolen from a Mazda Sport. Ref. No: 43220265333 2. Catalytic converter stolen from a Lexus 200 Ref. No: 43220267449. 3. Catalytic converter stolen from a Honda CRV. Ref. No: 43220267449
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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NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be delighted to assist.
Valerie Pike, Chairman of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association.