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Observing Remembrance in the Royal Borough
This year, you are invited to attend the Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday services taking place in the Royal Borough.
Remembrance Day (Thursday 11 November) the council is holding a short
Act of Remembrance starting from 10.55am at the War Memorial outside
Maidenhead Town Hall. The Act of Remembrance will be led by The Mayor,
Councillor John Story and those attending will observe a
two-minute-silence at 11am.
Remembrance Sunday (14 November) the council will also hold two
services from 10.50am in Windsor and Maidenhead and observe a
two-minute-silence at 11am.
Windsor service will be held at the war memorial on Windsor High Street
outside the Parish Church of St John the Baptist and will be attended
by the Mayor.
Maidenhead service will be held at the War Memorial outside Maidenhead
Town Hall, and will be attended by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Gary
It’s never too late to get vaccinated!
you among the fifth of the borough’s population yet to be
vaccinated? 19 out of 20 people hospitalised with Covid aren’t
double-jabbed, meaning you’re still at considerable risk of serious or
The NHS Vaccine bus offers both first and second jabs. No need to book.
The bus is visiting White Waltham on 1 and 2 November, midday to 8pm:
Woodlands Park Village Centre, Woodlands Park Rd, Manifold Way, Maidenhead SL6 3GW
Then visiting Datchet on 3 and 6 November, also midday to 8pm:
Datchet Parish Hall, 3 Allen Way, Datchet, Slough SL3 9HR
If you’re eligible for the booster, wait to be contacted by the NHS or your GP to use the online National Booking System. You won’t be able to book online until exactly six months after your second jab. If
it’s been more than six months since your second jab and you’ve not
been contacted, try the online booking service or call 119 for advice.
If this doesn’t work, contact your GP directly.
Arm up. Protect yourself & your loved ones.
Will you carve a path to victory in our pumpkin competition?
all creative carvers, we want to showcase the best pumpkin carvings the
Royal Boo-rough of Windsor & Maidenhead has to offer!
Whether it’s the classic zig-zag smile or a truly artistic creation, make sure you share your carvings with us via Twitter, Facebook, or email.
If you’ve made yourself some tasty treats from your pumpkin leftovers, we’d love to see them too. BBC Good Food has great leftovers recipe inspiration including soups, scones, spaghetti and more!
share the best pumpkin carvings and festive treats on our social media
channels and in the next edition of Residents’ Newsletter.
Stay fire safe this Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service encourage you to celebrate safely this Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali.
you’re choosing or making a costume for Halloween, ensure that it is
flame-resistant by either checking the label or using the appropriate
material. Whatever costume you choose, keep it away from naked flames at
Please take extra care if you are having a home firework display and always follow the Firework Code. Ensure you buy from a licensed seller, follow the instructions carefully, have enough space and handle them responsibly.
fireworks can be frightening for people and animals, so let your
neighbours know in advance and look after your pets.
you are celebrating Diwali, please ensure candles are fully
extinguished after use and do not leave them unattended.
Reminder: Temporary car park to close to enable next stage of regeneration
As featured in last week’s issue, the temporary car park at The Landing, off Queen Street, Maidenhead, will close on this Sunday 31 October to enable the next exciting stage of Maidenhead’s town centre regeneration to progress.
space was always intended to become part of the wider redevelopment
scheme, known as The Landing. We’ve used it in the meantime to provide a
few extra short stay spaces for the town centre.
are still welcome to use the other existing car parks in Maidenhead,
including Grove Road and West Street, which together have sufficient
available spaces for additional vehicles.
Do you want to learn about Europe's artistic treasures?
you know that your local Maidenhead branch of the Worker’s Education
Association (WEA) has classes available on topics ranging from art
history to film, folk tales, and gardens?
They regularly hold courses at St Joseph’s Church in Maidenhead, with their next course, Artistic Treasures of Europe’s Smaller Art Galleries, starting on Wednesday 3 November.
This course runs for five weeks and will study some of the greatest art
treasures across Europe including Bruegel’s paintings in Antwerp, Musee
Marmottan’s impressionist art in Paris, and Villa Borghese’s sculpture
masterpieces in Rome.
Sign up for free jobseeker webinars
Next month, the National Careers Service are running a series of interactive free webinars for jobseekers.
by trained career advisers, these sessions are signed to boost your job
hunting skills and will cover topics including utilising social media,
finding the right courses and training, and rebuilding your confidence
when returning to work.
Royal Borough community spotlight
Here are just some of the upcoming community events in the Royal Borough.
Grand Autumn Bazaar - (10am
- 12 noon, Saturday 30 October) - St Mark's Crescent Methodist Church,
Maidenhead. A free family-friendly event with a range of stalls
including Christmas novelties, greetings cards and jewellery. Learn more
on the St Marks website.
Walk with us, wherever you are -
(9.45am Sunday 31 October) – outside Windsor Boys Boat House and bridge
to Baths Island. Mark the start of the COP26 climate summit by joining
Plastic Free Windsor to add your steps and voices to other walkers
around the world as part of Walk with us, wherever you are. Learn more on the Plastic Free Windsor Facebook page.
Christmas fair -
(1-4pm Saturday 6 November) – Braywood Memorial Hall. Oakley Green
Fifield & District Community Association will be selling Christmas
crafts, scarves, jewellery, and decorations to raise funds to renovate
an old telephone box to house a defibrillator. Learn more on their website
Maidenhead Music Concert - (7.30pm Thursday 18 November) – Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. Favourite Beethoven and Chopin piano solos given by renowned pianist Piers Lane. To learn more and book your tickets, visit the Maidenhead Music Society website.
Windsor & Maidenhead Orchestral concert - (Saturday
20 November) – Braywick Leisure Centre. An evening of classical music
featuring the talents of the Royal Free Singers, Maidenhead Choral
Society and Dedworth Middle School Children’s Choir. To learn more and
book your tickets, visit their website.
ADS Santa Fun Run - (10.30am Sunday 28 November) – Eton College, Dorney Lake.
Put on your free Santa suit (included in your registration pack) and
join hundreds of other Santas running a 5k course to raise money for the
People with Dementia, their Carers & Families in Windsor, Ascot,
Maidenhead, Slough, Langley & all points between. Learn more on the Eventbrite page.
Bray Christmas concert - (3pm Sunday 12 December) – St Michael’s Church, Bray. In support of Duchenne UK,
a charity helping children and young people suffering from muscular
dystrophy, the concert will include the usual mix of popular carols,
classical snippets, and a reading or two. Learn more on the St Michael’s Church website.
Treasure Island pantomime, - (Thursday
9 to Sunday 12 December) – Holyport War Memorial Hall. Have a
swashbuckling adventure this Christmas cheering the goodies and shouting
down the baddies as we cross the sea to find the treasure. Learn more
on the Little Box Office website.
Maidenhead charity concert - (7.45pm Wednesday 15 December) – Norden Farm Arts Centre. The Maidenhead Concert band will be playing a
mix of seasonal pieces alongside other popular favourites all the
family will love. Proceeds will be donated to Norden Farm’s Ark Appeal,
learn more on the Norden Farm website.
Boyne Hill Cricket Club – Boyne Hill, Maidenhead. We provide a fun and exciting environment which caters to all abilities, from complete beginner to county level. Please contact Stephen Spencer-Jones (07778 042787) for junior boys and men’s cricket, and Jack Spencer-Jones (07595 463584) for girls and women’s cricket. Learn more on their website.
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Get involved in local town forum meetings
If you’d like to have your say on issues affecting Maidenhead and Windsor towns, we want to hear from you.
are published a week in advance, so you can see what councillors will
be discussing, and get involved if there’s a topic you’re interested in.
Your discussion suggestions will be added to a future agenda if appropriate.
The next Maidenhead Town Forum is on Thursday 11 November and the next Windsor Town Forum is on Tuesday 16 November.
The M4 is due to be closed in both directions between junctions 6
(Slough) and 8/9 (Maidenhead) from 8pm today until 6am on Monday 1
From Monday 1 November, for approximately four weeks, Highways
England will be carrying out works on the Recreation Ground bridge in
Slough as part of M4 motorway upgrades. The work will include new
drainage networks, kerbs, and resurfacing sections of the pathway.
Please refer to the update document
for more details.
The M4 is also due to be closed in both directions between
junctions 3 (Hayes) and 4b (M25 interchange) from 8pm on Friday 12
November to 6am on Monday 15 November.
For details of council works on highways, visit our website. For full local roadwork details, including work by utility firms, please visit the One Network website.