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This message is dated Wednesday 19th June 2019 - Windsor

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This message is dated Wednesday 19th June 2019 for Windsor.
FIRST:- I need another volunteer !
What TVP would like, is a sculptor from the local community, to work with us, on a new ‘Anti Knife Crime’ project.  Nottinghamshire came up with a really good idea, which was used to publicise their Anti Knife Crime initiatives.
They collected together, all the hundreds of knives handed into the police station knife bins and a local sculptor, created a piece of work they could display to highlight and draw attention to, their work and projects fighting knife crime.
How about it !  You could be a single sculptor, or a community group who would like to run this as a project.  If you would like to be involved, or want more information, please email Sgt Ryan Powell on his email:
I think this would be a brilliant way for our community to get involved and generate some really useful publicity, for our various anti knife crime initiatives and projects
I have been asked to circulate 2 dates for your diary !
Wednesday 3rd July, 14th August and 11th September.  PCSO Melita Diprose, from the Town Centre Team will be having a burglary / fraud & Scams roadshow in the foyer at Waitrose between 5 p.m. / 7 p.m.
17/6  Monday midnight / 6.15 p.m.  Leisure Pool Car Park - a witness saw a man steal a bike.  A silver mountain bike.  He is described as white, 5’ 10’’, wearing all black carrying a duffel bag.
17/6  Monday 7 a.m. / 8.15 p.m.  Hotel Car park, Burfield Road X 2.  1.  Car window damaged - possibly attempt to force it open - nothing taken.  2.  Car driver’s window smashed - nothing taken.
17/6 - 18/6  Monday 6.15 p.m. / Tuesday 8 a.m.  Ouseley Road X 2.  1.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - untidy search, log book possibly stolen.  2.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - captured on CCTV.  A man walked onto the drive and tried the car door handle.  The car door opened and he stole a Miele hoover, TV bracket, an orange Berghaus bag, loose change and a USB stick.  He is described as white, 5’ 10’’, mid 20s, athletic build, wearing Nike trainers, a hoody, cap and carrying a small bag.
Dear Jeff,
I have received the well-publicised scam call, supposedly from the Inland Revenue, about unpaid tax
It was a recorded voice, telling me to press 1 for more information.  I put the phone down and blocked the number.
Exactly the correct advice.  Whenever you pick up the phone, you simply say ‘Hello’.  You do not give any personal information - including your name and phone number.  If it is a call from someone you don’t know or is an unsolicited sales / scam call - just put the phone down without saying anything at all ! 
You must not be recorded on the caller’s database as ‘an engager’.  You may not respond to that call, but you may be considered vulnerable to a different approach.
NEXT: from Anne
Hi Jeff
I would value your advice regarding seven texts addressed to 'Shannon' informing me/her that my finances had been sorted; was I interested in any particular car etc.
The first one began with 'Congratulation' without the 's', which is not the normal form.
I have not clicked on any of the texts;  I can see the first line of the message. 
I remember your saying -  ‘do not reply to any unsolicited phone calls’, as this proves the phone number is 'live'.  Does this apply to text messages?
I would like to delete them but would have to click on the message to do so.
Today's message asked if 'Shannon' is ok - perhaps because 'she' has not replied to any of the messages.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Many thanks for your NW messages - they are invaluable.
Many thanks for this Anne. 
Can someone let us know how to deal with scam / unwanted text messages ?  If you try and delete them, will it show the sender that the message has been opened and read ?  They will get confirmation that the message has been delivered - but by opening, deleting and blocking the number, is that sufficient to discourage scammers ?
Next: A reminder from Andrew in Holyport.
To all residents in RBWM,
If you have noticed any beautiful front gardens you might wish to get them recognised.
The ‘Garden in Bloom Award Scheme’, run in connection with the national ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition and was introduced in 1992, to acknowledge the important contribution, private front gardens make to the appearance of a town, or village.
This is your chance to nominate any resident in RBWM, who you think has a fantastic front garden, worthy of an award. Nominations have to be made before the end of June.
More details can be found at: where you will also find the online nomination form. 
The form only takes a few minutes to complete and you don’t need to know the name of the householder, only their address.
Gardens are assessed by participating Borough Councillors or Parish Councils.  There is a Ward winner and runner up, selected for each of the Wards of the Royal Borough, who participate.
Gardens are judged and awards distributed, until mid July.
Best wishes - and nominate someone, to show we all appreciate their effort !
Many thanks Andrew for the reminder.
We are currently experiencing high calls for service on 101. 
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.
Eyes, ears.....and Brain
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Over the last few months, NHW in Windsor, Ascot and Sunningdale, has seen a resurgence in interest and activity.  New schemes have been set up with over 100 new members joining.  We welcome the residents of Cedar Drive, Heather Close, Shrubbs Hill Lane, Dale Lodge Road, Woodend Drive, St Mary’s Hill, Clarence Road, York Road, York Avenue, Bexley Street, Russel Street, Green Lane, Springfield Close, who have joined the Association and are helping make a difference to the community, as a safer place to live. 
Go to
and enter your postcode, to find your nearest scheme and join.  Or start one yourself in your street. If one is in existence, but not mapped, it will not show.
If that is the case, please log in and map your area, or contact the Scheme Administrator for Windsor, Colin Meads.
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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