This message is dated Monday 28th June 2021 - Maidenhead
Alert message sent 28/06/2021 14:16:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
FIRST: ANOTHER SEXTORTION CASE:
A young man was on an online chat site called ‘Hangout’. After a while, the conversation became intimate and she asked him to carry out an ‘intimate act and video it for her – which he did.
Immediately he received a demand for £1,500, or she would share the video with all his personal contacts !
The young man is totally embarrassed and is desperate his parents and family do not find out.
Our Digital Investigation and Intelligence Team will help / assistance to advice the aggrieved young man how to clear his computer.
ONCE AGAIN – PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW – NOT TO VIDEO, DO, SAY, TEXT OR WRITE, ANYTHING ONLINE THAT YOU WOULD NOT WANT YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, RELATIVES, NEIGHBOURS, WORK COLLEAGUES – AND YOUR EMPLOYER - THAT INCLUDES EVERYONE IN YOUR CONTACT LIST – TO SEE !!!
NEXT: A HIGH COURT SCAM:
A resident received a phone call, supposedly from High Court demanding money. The caller said they are coming with a locksmith as a warrant had been issued under a warrant for £480. They said knew where the resident lived and would be there in 20 minutes, if she did not pay that amount over the phone.
The caller said there was an outstanding judgment from ‘Yell.Com’ and the money was owed from 2013. The resident has received no letters, no emails and no communication regarding the charge.
If you get a call like this:
STOP – THINK – BREATHE – PAUSE – AND PUT THE PHONE DOWN.
NEXT: SOME FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE;
Places Called Home
This new National Lottery Community Fund will give grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to help improve community spaces and deliver sustainable activities for communities across the UK.
Projects must meet at least two of the following criteria:
Build on the relationships created during the Covid-19 pandemic to increase community activity and the number of people taking part
Encourage people to work together, creating opportunities for communities to live in a sustainable and healthy way
Raise awareness amongst the public of the importance of connected households, neighbourhoods and resilient communities
Develop a new idea, activity or way to come together that has emerged in response to the pandemic
Revive or redesign community and common spaces to encourage shared community activities
The scheme will close when it has received 1,500 applications or on 6 July 2021, whichever comes first. Read more here
Clubs in Crisis Fund:
Does your club or community group work to get children and young people involved in sporting activities?
If so, we could have the right funding opportunity for you. We have just opened a new round of applications for Made By Sport's #ClubsInCrisis fund, which is aimed at giving grassroots sport a much-needed lifeline.
Grants of £2,021 will be considered for organisations or clubs who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, who need help to save, resume or adapt their activities.
The criteria has been slightly changed: the club or project within your organisation should primarily support young people aged 5-25, but this does not need to apply to your whole organisation.
Deadline for applications is 10am on Wednesday 7th July 2021
Warburtons Community Grant Scheme
Grants of up to £400 are now available to support charitable organisations towards broader activities which improve health, place or skills for families in their community.
Deadline for applications is 9 August 2021
Read more here:
Sport England Return to Play
This scheme gives grants up to £10,000 to help sports groups re-start, and will remain open until the end of 2021.
Their highest priority will now be projects located in areas of high deprivation as these areas have been particularly badly hit by the pandemic.
They particularly encourage applications from organisations working with communities who’ve suffered worse health outcomes and the most significantly reduced activity levels as a result of the pandemic. Their insight currently shows this to be girls and women, young people aged 16-24 and older people aged 70+.
They will now consider new or expanded projects that will safely deliver activities allowing people to become active – addressing challenges their audiences faced during lockdown.
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.
I have added a new email address below. The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team. The second is to our investigation team. Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
27/6 Sunday 11.10 a.m. Cordwallis Road. The owner has Video footage 2 men with torches walking along the road looking into cars. They footage of the same a week before. Ref. No: 43210282828
16/6 – 25/6 Grenfell Place. Bikes stolen. 1. A silver grey bike. 2. A silver grey bike – WITH FRAME NUMBER.
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
26/6 Sunday 3.20 a.m. Cookham Road. Owners reporting three cars broken into in the communal car park. Each had their driver’s window smashed. Ref. No: 43210282334
25/6 Friday 6.30 p.m. Ray Street. Silver VW Golf index FT ** VOC, stolen from outside a house. Ref. No: 43210280488
SR.email@example.com BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
26/6Saturday 10.30 a.m. Lesters Road, Cookham. Fence and vegetable patch damaged. Ref. No: 43210281383
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
SR.firstname.lastname@example.org BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
26/6 6.30 p.m. Shoppenhangers Road / Cox Green Road. Witnesses report men driving house to house in the area, knocking on doors and asking to buy the cars on driveway. They have been doing this persistently, visiting houses each week over a number of weeks, in different cars each time. The latest was a dark VW 4x4. The men’s ages range from mid to late 40s - 60s heavy build. A firm ‘No’ and they leave, but they are increasingly visiting the same properties across past few weeks. Ref. No: 43210281945
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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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.
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association