This message is dated Monday 5th July 2021 - Maidenhead
Alert message sent 05/07/2021 15:34:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
FIRST: A question from Mike, re Video Doorbells:
I am thinking of installing a video doorbell and recall that you posted an item regarding this recently. I now can’t find it, can you please send me a copy.
Mike will not be alone – We have several volunteer NHW Video Doorbell information Gurus, who very generously, offered their time and valuable experience and expertise, to advise those of us, who are confused, not only with the number of companies now providing them and their differences, technology involved – do I need Internet, how are they powered, but what exactly they are, what do they do, how do they work, what are they capable of doing, are they just fancy doorbells, or can I add other cameras both inside and outside my home, are they simple enough for those of us, who are new to this type of technology, to operate – etc. etc. etc.
Our Gurus have put together a website of frequently asked questions. It is good and should be everyone’s first port of call.
If after having looked through the information provided there, you still need help, a referral can be made to the Gurus though Valerie Pike, the Chair of the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. She is brilliant and will pass you onto one of them. Her contact details are:
NEXT: HAVE YOU BEEN A VICTIM OF A SCAM / FRAUD – OR AN ATTEMPT – WHAT DO YOU DO ?
If you or someone you know, believes they have been the victim of a Scam / Fraud, their first port of call should be Action Fraud – who take all reports of Scams & Frauds. That is important, as it gives the authorities an overview of all these types of offences that are taking place. If Action Fraud believes the matter needs investigation – they forward the details and the victims contact details to us, for investigation.
It is very simple to report online and as you will see from their front page you click on the box for – you reporting a fraud / Scam as well as another box for I am reporting on behalf of someone else:
There is also an online chat / help facility to talk to someone – online.
If the person doesn’t have internet – they can phone 0300 123 2040
People share their experiences with me, so that I can warn everyone else about what local people are receiving, rather than very generalised national information.
I am always happy to share anyone’s experiences as a real story from a victim or a potential victim, carries more weight than my saying – just put the phone down !!!
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
3/7 – 4/7 Saturday 5.30 p.m. / Sunday 9.30 a.m. Penyston Road. CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS and searched. Nothing stolen. Ref. No: 43210294944
4/7 Sunday 6 p.m. / midnight. Belmont Drive. Bike locked in a bike rack stolen. A black Carrera mountain bike. Ref. No: 43210295865
4/7 Sunday 5 p.m. Forlease Road. Two bikes stolen stored behind metal gates. 1. A grey racing bike. 2. A teal Apex Fulcrum, carbon frme bike. Ref. No: 43210295899
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
5/7 Monday 8.20 a.m. Hotel being refurbished building site. Chains cut and tools stolen. Ref. No: 43210296108
maidenheadwestNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
2/7 Friday 3 p.m. Highfield Road. Blue Ford Focus index RS ** GUN stolen from outside a house. Ref. No: 43210292047
maidenheadsouthNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
2/7 Friday 10.40 p.m. Altwood Road. The owner looked out and saw someone shining a light though the trellis into their garden. They turned on the torch in their mobile phone and shone it back and the person made off. Ref. No: 43210292942
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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