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This message is dated Friday 13th April 2018 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 13/04/2018 09:37:00

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This message is dated Friday 13th April 2018 for Maidenhead.


FIRST – I have received some responses from members ,with regard to my advice re the Nottingham Knockers – the young lads who go door to door selling household products – the lads with the big bags on their backs - to say they found it confusing.


My advice was not to speak to the lads in case you give away damaging information about your neighbours.  I did not mean that you to tell them that neighbours were away on long holidays and that their houses were therefore, empty and vulnerable !


We – the middle aged generation, have been trained to be courteous and helpful, by our parents and schools.  If asked a question – we generally respond, honestly and truthfully.  What I was trying to say – and did so badly – was – DO NOT ENTER INTO CONVERSATION WITH THESE LADS – as the outcome, might not be good.  They are trained, to get useful information out of you – they may appear vulnerable and in need of help and assistance.  In those circumstances, we are supposed to feel – poor lad – I can save him a lot of walking, carrying that heavy bag around, by telling who is not at home so he doesn’t need to bother, knocking on those doors.


We do get cases – this is true – of elderly residents passing on details of other elderly residents / friends, who may want to buy the household products, as they don’t get out much any more !




NEXT Just to remind everyone – if you are finding the 101 number difficult you can report crimes online at:


It is a quick and simple procedure, you can do whenever it is convenient for you !


NEXT: I have received this message from Chiltern & South Bucks to circulate in RBWM


Hi Jeff,


Can you circulate please:


I attended a Macmillan Cancer Support meeting last night.  They have an ongoing issue, with a man who appears to be fraudulently collecting on behalf of Macmillan.


It appears that he requested 2 Macmillan T-shirts, collecting buckets and possibly a land yard from the fundraising department.  He stated that he will give them the proceeds, when he has collected money from car boots etc.


He also requested an ‘official letter’ from them, so that he can show people that he has their permission.


When he requested the above items, he provided a name and said he lives in Stokenchurch.  From memory, I think he told Macmillan that he can get £200 on each occasion that he does a collection.


He has been seen in Marlow, Beaconsfield and Henley collecting with unsealed collecting buckets.  He is described as white, grey hair, approx. 40-45 years.


He may be working with someone else. Details and description unknown.


However, it seems that he has never given the proceeds of any of these collections, to Macmillan.


Macmillan have previously reported it to police, and these are the reference numbers that they were given.  URN 33227 – Feb 18  3335-28 – Feb 18


Could the above please be disseminated to your teams so they can keep an eye out for him.


Macmillan are very concerned about it.


Many thanks Jeff




Local Policing Field officer, Chiltern and South Bucks



NEXT – from Caron Kipping at The DASH Charity.


The DASH Charity, does a brilliant job, supporting all members of families affected by Domestic Abuse


Hi Jeff,


Please can you publicise our RBWM Launch Event, to be held at the maidenhead Town Hall, next week.


There will be two, one hour bite sized information sessions, one at 10am and one at 11.15am, where we will share information about our team, the charity and how we can all link in together.  The event will consist of a presentation followed by Q and A Panel session and some networking/meet the team time afterwards.


Please feel free to circulate the flier to your networks – anyone wishing to attend will need to book directly with the Contracts Officer, Harjit - ( or via the Quality Matters Training Portal.


We look forward to seeing you there!




Caron Kipping

Deputy Manager and Specialist Health IDVA

Advocacy and Outreach





21/3 – 11/4  Community Centre, Courthouse Road.  Shed break – multiple times over the last 6 weeks – nothing appears to have been stolen.







12/4  Thursday midnight  Car Park, High Street, Hurley.  A witness reported a group of five young men in the car park, spraying the cars with graffiti.  The called the police who attended immediately.  One man was arrested upon suspicion of committing criminal damage.



11/4 – 12/4  Wednesday midnight / Thursday 8 a.m.  Allenby Road.  Burglary.  House being renovated.  Entry via forced rear kitchen window.  Untidy search of the entire house.  Unknown if anything stolen.

11/4 – 12/4  Wednesday 9 p.m. / Thursday 10 a.m.  Oldershaw Mews.  The owner found that keys had been inserted in their front and rear doors and then snapped off, requiring the locks to be changed.




11.4  Wednesday 9 a.m. / 5 p.m.  Boyn Valley Road.  A scaffolding pole used to remove barbed wire from around a property.



12/4  Thursday 2 a.m.  Trenchard Road.  Attempted Burglary.  Attempt to force front door.  No entry gained.


Eyes and ears.....................and brain




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Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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