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This message is dated Monday 8th November 2021 - Windsor

Alert message sent 08/11/2021 14:57:00

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As we enter November, temperatures have started to drop signalling the start of winter.

Charlotte Fox has kindly shared some guidance on how to stay healthy in cold weather, as well as numerous resources and information on how to keep warm. Please see documents attached and the links below.

“ We know that cold weather increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung illnesses, flu, falls and injuries, particularly in older people and those with long-term health conditions. It is therefore important that swift action is taken when a cold weather Level 2 alert or higher comes to you (Level 2 alert = 60% likelihood that the mean temperature is expected to be at or below 2°C for a period of 48 hours, and/or heavy snow/ widespread ice, in the coming days).

We continue to have the added challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is likely to amplify the risks of cold weather. We know that people who are vulnerable to dying from the impact of cold temperatures overlap with those who are susceptible to illness from COVID-19. These shared risk factors mean the cold weather period is of even greater importance this year if we are to protect the health of our communities.

The current advice from the Met Office, in conjunction with the UK Health Security Agency, is:
“There are actions you can take to reduce the risk of harm to health from cold weather. These include fitting draught proofing to seal any gaps around windows and doors, making sure your loft, cavity walls, hot water cyclinder(s) and pipes are insulated. Contact your GP or pharmacist if you think you, or someone you care for, might qualify for a free flu jab. If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health please visit If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from, NHS 111 or your local pharmacist.”
Attached to this email are some key resources:
The Keep Warm Keep Well below gives advice on staying well in cold weather, covering issues such as financial help, healthy lifestyles, the flu vaccine, and heating advice.
The Stay Well This Winter below contains information on COVID-19, flu, keeping active, mental health support, handwashing, and prescriptions.
I have also attached two easy read resources.
Below are some useful links:
Top tips for keeping warm and well 2021 FROM Age UK:
Cold weather health risks and COVID-19: Actions to prevent harm (

Flu vaccine - NHS (

How to stay well in winter - NHS (

Helping you to stay well | Frimley Health and Care
This information booklet explains what services are available to local people to support their own health and wellbeing. It covers a range of topics including self-care, mental health, knowing where to go when you feel unwell, family support, and carers support.”


Hi everyone, 

We have a live Q&A Zoom session for all RBWM parents – covering exploitation, the online world and substance misuse, where parents can ask professionals questions anonymously throughout the session.

No need to book, just log in using the details below at 7pm-8pm on 10/11/21
Via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 984 4317 1133
Passcode: Yc9ARV


Danny Gomm
Family Hub Manager

Family Hub Service
Achieving for Children
Providing children’s services for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead


Many of our residents are facing financially challenging times and everything indicates that this will continue for some time to come.

Windsor Foodshare supports those residents who are finding it difficult to find the funds to buy food, particularly as the colder weather approaches and their energy bills start going up.

‘In the last two weeks alone, we have seen demand go up by 20%, so that we are now supporting over 140 individuals every week. Our “patch” covers Windsor, Old Windsor, Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury, Eton, Eton Wick, Ascot, and the Sunnings. The rest of the Borough is covered by our sister organisation the Maidenhead Foodshare.

There’s no getting away from it – WE NEED MORE FOOD DONATIONS to keep up with demand.

When you're out and about could you pop one of these non perishable items into your shopping trolley for Windsor Foodshare  ?  Christmas puddings, mince pies, stuffing, gravy, Christmas crackers for the table, family boxes of biscuits, bread sticks, crisps, hot chocolate, advent calendar etc..

If your children's school or employer, don't already have a donations box, maybe you'd like to suggest this ?

If you’d find it more convenient to donate money then a one-off (or even better a regular donation) you can do this via

It would be really appreciated.

For further information go to or contact Maria -

Many thanks.

Councillor Helen Price
Clewer & Dedworth East Ward

Contact: 07752 847796 To find out what I'm doing/achieving and to read my monthly updates/blogs 


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 -

7/11  Sunday 5.25 a.m.  Minton Place / Victoria Street.  A witness reported seeing a man walking along the parked cars shining a torch into them.  Ref. No:  43210402971  If you see this – it is a crime in progress and you should report it using 999
6/11  Saturday 10 p.m.  Station car Park, Thames Street.  Locked up bike stolen.  A black, Cube bike.

6/11  Saturday 5 p.m.  Willowbrook.  The owner heard noises on the gravel driveway, but thought it was family members coming home.  When the noise continued and no-one came in, he looked out and saw a man walking up the driveway and looking into the house.  The owner stepped out to see the man in front of a shed.  When he realised he had been disturbed, the man turned around and ran out of the property onto the Slough Road.  The shed lock had been forced.  Nothing was stolen from he shed, but the door damaged.
The man wore dark clothing but with a bright, perhaps orange, T-shirt under a part open top. He was white with light / blonde hair and around 180-200cm tall.  Ref. No:  43210502714

6/11 – 8/11  Saturday 5 p.m. / Monday 11 a.m.  Nelson Road.  Shed break.  The side gate had been forced and the shed door kicked in, but it held so no entry gained.  Attempt to force a house door, but again no entry gained and nothing stolen.  Ref. No:  43210504673
7/11  Sunday 9.35 p.m.  Gordon Road.  The owners have video doorbell footage of a man sitting inside their car searching it.  The car had been left unlocked by mistake.  Rayban sunglasses, Superdry hoody and an Amazon Echo Show stolen.  Ref. No:  43210504050
5/11  Friday 2.15 p.m. / 3.50 p.m.  Scout Hut, Maidenhead Road.  Bike stolen from communal area.  A blue, Trek, ladies mountain bike.  Ref. No:  43210501772

6/11  Saturday 4 p.m.  Clewer Hill Road.  A witness saw a man sitting inside a car searching it.  When disturbed, he made off towards the petrol station.  The man is described as white, in his 20's with stubble. He was wearing a navy blue jacket with hood, and an Adidas navy blue tracksuit bottoms

7/11  Sunday 8 a.m.  Pharmacy, The Green, Datchet.  Front door forced and the glass smashed. Possibly disturbed and nothing stolen.  Ref. No:  43210503019
6/11 – 7/11  Saturday 8 p.m. / Sunday 11 a.m.  London Road, Datchet.  Car vandalised.  3 side windows and rear windscreen smashed, plus dents in the door.  Ref. No:  43210503354
6/11  Saturday 5.20 p.m.  Park Avenue / The Drive.  A witness reported seeing 2 men flashing torches into people’s front gardens and entering one and looking into their garage.  Ref. No:  43210502198
5/11  Friday 6.44 p.m. 

6/11  Saturday 6 a.m.  Walpole Road.  Attempt to remove the lock barrel from the front door.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.  Ref. No  43210502517

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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Hi, I am Valerie Pike, Chair of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. The Association was formed in September 2019 and our objective was simply to help residents. In setting up the Association, we asked
How can each of us
·       help to make our community safer?
·       improve its spirit and neighbourliness?
·       help the Police to reduce local crime?
·       make our own home security better?
Starting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your street is easy, and it’s free. Police statistics show that a Neighbourhood Watch scheme significantly reduces the probability of your house being burgled.
Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbourliness and making our communities and homes safer. It’s about being friendly and caring, and watching out for the elderly and vulnerable too.

Members of Neighbourhood Watch are assisted in a number of ways, including  having  free  home  security  surveys  conducted  by  a  local PCSO, to identify any areas in which security can be improved, and to advise  on  optimum  ways  to  safeguard  against  crime  and  improve personal and household security
But most of all Neighbourhood Watch is about helping the Police to keep us safe. They need the support of people who care. If that’s you - join us now!
Please contact us on and we will be delighted to assist.

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

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