During the current emergency, the local Police are providing us with a range of updates relevant to the local area. These will be shared here. Please check regularly for updates. Other help and support is available here:
Online Reporting of Crime
Please consider using the Thames Valley Police online reporting system (see link below) 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. In those cases, call 999.
Beware of COVID-19 Scams
Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and uncertainty over COVID-19.
Members of the public should ignore scam products such as supplements and anti-virus kits that falsely claim to cure or prevent COVID-19. In some cases individuals may be pressurised on their own doorsteps to buy anti-virus kits or persuaded into purchasing products that are advertised on their social media feeds. In addition, some call centres that previously targeted UK consumers with dubious health products are now offering supplements that supposedly prevent COVID-19.
Communities are also being urged to look out for signs of neighbours being targeted by doorstep criminals. While there are genuine groups of volunteers providing help during self-isolation, there have been reports of criminals preying on residents – often older people or people living with long-term health conditions – by cold-calling at their homes and offering to go to the shops for them. The criminals often claim to represent charities to help them appear legitimate before taking the victim’s money. There are genuine charities providing support, so consumers should be vigilant and ask for ID from anyone claiming to represent a charity.
COVID-19 scams identified include:
The RBWM Community Hub
The RBWM Community Hub as now been activated following the announcement from Central Government on Sunday 22nd March and it will help community groups and individuals who want to volunteer to co-ordinate their efforts and ensure that our most vulnerable residents get the help and support they need during the COVID19 outbreak.
As we activate the hub we are asking residents the following:
1. Become a COVID–19 Good Neighbour. Just get involved in your local neighbourhood. Share the message and encourage others to do the same. Click on this link to see how easy it is: www3.rbwm.gov.uk/goodneighbour and here https://wamgetsrecycling.co.uk/covid-19-volunteering/
2. If you are an individual looking to volunteer please complete the online form and register via
The community hub will be in contact with you.
3. If you, or someone you know, is in need of help, please complete the form that can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you are an organisation already working in your community and offering services – please let "WAM Get Involved Our Community Response" know where you are and what you are doing, so we can reach the most vulnerable. Please email them using this form.
If you are aware of or run a Community Group which can help local people in need, please use the following form to let Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA) know by using this contact form. Also, if you live near, or would like to join one of these groups - please let Jeff know and he will put you in touch with the site / group administrator. Messages via this form go direct to him and not through the school.