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This message is dated Monday 20th June 2022 - Ascot

Alert message sent 20/06/2022 15:27:00

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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 !!!  SEE THE SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT BELOW.
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:


18/6  Saturday 12.10 p.m.  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.


Borough’s first World Café a great success

Some 70 people attended the Royal Borough’s first World Café on Wednesday, held in Woody’s Café at Clewer Memorial Recreation Ground in Windsor.

Residents had honest conversations with a range of local organisations and support groups to find ways to help people cope with the current rise in the cost of living. The best ideas often come from informal discussions.

These organisations included public health, libraries, social prescribers, Healthwatch, Optalis, Thames Hospice, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue, Windsor Foodshare, Windsor Cycle Hub, and People to Places. Legoland, which is supporting all the events, provided the raffle prize of a family ticket. All attendees also received a free goody bag containing food provided by the West Windsor Hub.

There are plans to hold these free World Cafes in every ward across the Borough:

The next one WILL be held in Ascot and Sunninghill on Thursday 7 July – ALL SOULS CHURCH – 12 P.M. / 2.30 P.M.

There will be a separate World Café for Sunningdale and Cheapside in Cordes Hall at a date to be announced


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 -

FIRST:  A report form a resident of fly tipping outside their house in Richmondwood, Sunningdale – 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 householders 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 !!!!!



17/6  Friday 9 p.m.  High Street.  A witness reported a man walking along and kicking a car, causing damage.  Ref. No:  43220266514
18/6  Saturday 9.45 p.m. / 10 p.m.  Carbery Lane.  Suspicious incident.  A resident was in their home, when they looked around and saw a man standing there in their hallway.  They didn’t know how the man got in, but he was well mannered and when challenged, left through the front door.  He is described as Fair red hair, with beard and a suit, with a badge on the lapel.  Nothing appears to have been stolen.  Ref. No:  43220267683


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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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 and we will be delighted to assist.
Valerie Pike, Chairman of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. 

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

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