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Increased demand in Emergency Departments
Emergency Departments (A&Es) at both Wexham Park and Frimley Park
hospitals are currently experiencing an increasing level of demand and
this is likely to continue throughout this weekend.
Health NHS Foundation Trust is asking people to only attend if they are
experiencing severe symptoms or are suffering from a life-threatening
condition. If you or a family member suffers an injury or becomes
unwell, please dial 111 in the first instance.
a call to 111, they may advise you to contact your GP or its
out-of-hours service or attend the Bracknell Minor Injuries Unit at
Brants Bridge which is open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
It is important to note that the minor injury service is only for conditions such as the following:
- Sprains and strains
- Suspected broken limbs
- Minor head injuries
- Cuts and grazes
- Bites and stings
- Minor scalds and burns
- Skin infections
Anyone with a life-threatening condition should call 999.
Reminder: Parents please respond to secondary, middle, or upper school places offers
If your child is moving up to secondary, middle or upper school in September 2022, please respond by Tuesday 15 March 2022 to let us know if you wish to accept or decline the offer of the school place made to your child.
you applied online using the Citizen's portal, you will be able to log
into your account to view the outcome and accept or decline your offer
and you will also receive an email confirming the outcome of your
you applied using a paper common application form or our Google online
form, you will not be able to access the admissions portal and your
outcome letter will be dispatched via first class post providing
information about the outcome and how to respond.
New school building opened by Earl of Wessex thanks to investment by the Royal Borough
St Peter’s CE Middle School in Old Windsor welcomed the Earl of
Wessex to officially open a new building for the school last week.
The school launched the new Peacock building – named after a
peacock, ‘Henry’, who lived in the school grounds - last April, thanks
to a £1.3 million investment by the Royal Borough of Windsor &
in new, high-quality classrooms, specialist teaching and ancillary
spaces is part of the council's ongoing work to ensure there is
sufficient capacity to meet demand for pupil places in communities where
it is needed.
The building houses six classrooms as well as a new library, locker
rooms and a meeting room. It is designed to accommodate the school’s
expanded Key Stage 2 (year 5 and 6) intake, which has increased from two
to three classes per year in response to rising demand from local
Campaign highlights work of our Registration team
Did you know we deliver around 400 different public services and activities as a council? Everyone knows about roads and bins, but we do so much more to support our residents, businesses, and communities.
This week, as part of our Spotlight on Services campaign, we’re highlighting the important work of our Registration Services Team through a special animation on social media.
The team usually conduct about 730 civil weddings and civil
partnership ceremonies a year, but that's just one part of their job.
They also register births, deaths, civil weddings and partnerships that
take place in the borough.
Share your plans for the Platinum Jubilee
Discover Platinum Jubilee events happening near you with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's interactive map.
Hosting your own public event? Share your plans by visiting its website
to have your event added to the map.
Remember, if you're planning a street party or any other event on
the public highway you'll need to apply for a temporary road closure.
The closing date for all applications is Friday 25 March.
You’ll be glad to know that
the council will pay the legal fees and meet the cost of the statutory
advertising involved for the closures.
Senior travel buyers invited to Discover Windsor
than 20 of the UK’s most influential travel buyers are coming to
Discover Windsor, a two-day event on Sunday 13 and Monday 14 March.
showcase for Royal Borough activities, the event will provide
first-hand experiences and forge business relationships and sales for
local suppliers. The initiative spearheads an ambitious business support
and Covid recovery campaign meticulously planned and delivered by VisitWindsor, part of our Economic Growth Team and Place Directorate.
travel buyers will explore The Savill Garden and Windsor & Eton
Brewery, and make chocolates at Dr Choc’s Windsor Chocolate Factory.
They will also take a river cruise with French Brothers, a guided walk
with Windsor Tourist Guides Ltd. and enjoy an exclusive evening tour of
Windsor Castle’s State Apartments.
How do you use your home internet and mobile data?
The Digital Infrastructure Group has launched a survey to help it understand how you use your home internet and mobile data.
group is working with local authorities across the county to improve
our digital infrastructure and create a joined-up approach to make sure
that post-pandemic businesses and residents can continue to connect with
people across all platforms.
Royal Borough community spotlight
Here are just some of the upcoming community events in the Royal Borough:
Inaugural Piano Recital -
(3pm Sunday 13 March) - St Michael's Church, Bray. Music at Bray
present internationally-renowned pianist and former BBC Young Musician
of the Year Lara Melda, who will be playing their new instrument in a
programme of romantic pieces by Chopin and Rachmaninov. Admission is
free with a retiring collection. For further details visit the St Michael's Church website
Wihan Quartet concert –
(7.30pm Thursday 24 March) – Baylis Theatre, Braywick Leisure.
Maidenhead Music Society presents the international string quartet who
will perform the Dvorak "American" which they have recorded and won
"Recording of the Year" from Music Web international. The tickets are
available from the Maidenhead Music Society website or by ringing 01628 621162
Climate Change Conference – (1-5pm
Saturday 26 March) – Norden Farm Arts Centre. For their Diamond
Anniversary celebrations, Soroptimist International of Slough, Windsor
and Maidenhead are hosting a climate change conference with the theme
“Towards tomorrow’s world - the realities?”. Speakers will include
Councillor Donna Stimson, cabinet member for climate action and
sustainability, Professor Amir Sharif, dean of the faculty of
management, law and social sciences at Bradford University, and Linda
Shall, Soroptimist International of St Albans. Tickets are £15 for
adults and £5 for students. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01784 482001
Music, merriment, and a meal – (Saturday
26 March) - St. Andrew’s Church, Wraysbury. A concert for the benefit
of St Andrew’s Church featuring entertainer Terry Gleed. There will also
be a raffle, meal, dessert, and tea. Tickets are £12 each, please book
by emailing Denise@DeniseSteele.com.
Rachmaninov’s Vespers - (8pm Saturday 26 March) – Eton College Chapel. The Cantorum Choir will perform Rachmaninov’s Vespers. In addition to the atmospheric
Vespers or 'All Night Vigil', the choir are also delighted to welcome
internationally acclaimed violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen to play excerpts
from Bach's Partita in D Minor. Tickets are available on the Cantorum Choir website
Can Art Change the World? –
(10am–3pm Wednesday 6 April) – Braywick Theatre, Braywick Leisure
Centre. Join The Arts Society Maidenhead for a fascinating Special
Interest Day looking at Goya, Picasso, Grayson Perry, and Ai Wiewei,
(and many others) and how they used moving artworks to communicate ideas
and opinions. Tickets are £40 (includes a buffet lunch). Email email@example.com to book your tickets.
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The M4 is due to be closed westbound only between junctions 6
(Slough-Windsor) and 8/9 (Maidenhead) from 4am on Saturday 12 March
until 6am on Monday 14 March.
It is also due to be closed eastbound only between junctions 6 and
8/9 from 4am on Saturday 26 March until 6am on Monday 28 March.
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.