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Support for residents welcoming Ukrainian families to Royal Borough
you to everyone in the Royal Borough who has kindly completed the visa
process to offer safe accommodation to Ukrainian individuals and
families seeking safe refuge in the UK under the Government’s ‘Homes for
far, there are 78 confirmed sponsors who between them will be hosting
173 guests in their spare rooms and empty self-contained units for at
least six months, each playing a crucial part in helping people left in
desperate need as a result of war.
month, we launched a dedicated Ukraine support webpage and telephone
support line to help those participating in Homes for Ukraine, which
will be updated as further information is received. Please visit our Ukraine webpage or call 0203 514 8117 during opening hours.
you are unable to offer accommodation but would like to help support
our committed local sponsors and the Ukrainians they’re welcoming, we’ve
set up a secure donations portal which together with the support
funding we’re receiving from Government will help to specifically meet
local needs. Please visit our support webpage to give either £3, £5 or £10.
‘Residents: please start your discounts’ as our new resident parking discount scheme goes live
parking has arrived in six popular car parks for residents who’ve
joined our Resident Parking Discount Scheme. If you’re not already in
the scheme, you can still apply now, free of charge, and join the
thousands already set to save on parking.
the scheme opened for applications in February, we have received and
approved more than 4,600 applications from residents gearing up to drive
down their parking costs, with 20 per cent applying to get the discount
in all six car parks.
this week, residents with approved applications can now use your
discounted sessions in your selected car parks, which can be activated
either through the RingGo app or via landline or mobile phone using the
automated voice service. Simply follow the instructions on the car park
If you haven’t yet joined, apply online
today via the RingGo cashless parking system for your free, virtual
permits, offering one hour’s free parking at Alma Road and Alexandra
Gardens in Windsor, Grove Road and West Street in Maidenhead, Horton
Road in Datchet, and Meadow Lane in Eton.
You do not need to have a smart phone to apply for permits or use the discounts. Information on the scheme, and how to apply, can be found on our website.
Check out your Easter bin collection days
remember that your waste and recycling collection day will change
temporarily over the Easter period. Please put your bins out by 7am on your revised collection day and ensure all rubbish and recycling is contained within your bin.
Collections on Good Friday (15 April) will be carried out as normal, more information is available on our holiday waste collection dates webpage.
Normal collection days resume from Monday 25 April.
Remember, Easter egg foil and the cardboard and plastic packaging can be recycled in your blue bin.
customer contact centre will be closed for the duration of the bank
holiday weekend. Libraries in the Royal Borough will also be open for
different hours. Visit our library webpage for the Easter opening times of your local library.
Easter Bank Holiday pharmacy opening hours
This Easter Bank Holiday (Friday 15 to Monday 18 April), please be aware that the opening hours may change for your local pharmacy. Frimley Health and Care ICS is advising not to leave it too late to order or collect repeat prescriptions.
If you do become unwell over the Bank Holiday, the NHS is here to
help you and you should continue to seek medical treatment when you need
You can call NHS 111 or visit the 111 website
24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your medical need or concern will be
assessed by a health professional without you needing to leave your
Depending on the outcome, you will, if needed, be directed to the most appropriate health service in a timely and safe way.
Celebrate Her Majesty's birthday at special Platinum Jubilee reception
You are invited to a special reception to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday and her Platinum Jubilee year.
It will be hosted by the Mayor, Councillor John Story, on Thursday 21 April – Her Majesty’s 96th birthday – at Windsor Guildhall.
and canapés will be served from 6pm to 8pm, and you will have the
opportunity to visit the Royal Borough's recently reopened museum and
information centre, now co-located on the ground floor of the Guildhall.
If you would like to attend, please contact Alison Singleton, the Mayor’s Secretary via email
. The event is in aid of the Mayor's Benevolent Fund and tickets are £35 per person.
Children invited to join 21-gun salute outside Windsor Castle for Queen’s birthday
of the Royal Borough are invited to help wish Her Majesty The Queen a
happy birthday – by taking part in the traditional 21-gun salute outside
Windsor Castle, on Thursday 21 April at noon.
will be celebrating Her Majesty’s 96th birthday with the annual firing
of mini cannon on The Long Walk, near the Brook Street entrance, with
the special tribute led by Councillor John Story, the mayor.
usual, a number of lucky children attending the ceremony will be chosen
at random to fire the cannon, under the safe supervision of an ordnance
expert and in the presence of local dignitaries.
Datchet Neighbourhood Plan – Public consultation underway
Datchet Neighbourhood Plan team has been working with other local
people to create a set of planning policies for Datchet which address
the issues raised.
The Plan has now been published for a public consultation which is open until midnight on Sunday 15 May 2022. Don’t miss your opportunity to comment and help to shape future development in Datchet.
You can view the plan and find out how to comment on the Datchet Neighbourhood Plan website or during normal opening hours at Datchet Parish Council Office, Datchet Library and The Bridge café.
You can also come along to the remaining drop-in sessions:
Datchet Neighbourhood Plan is being produced by a Steering Group made
up of local residents who are producing the plan on behalf of the Parish
Reminder: Help inform next stage of planning for South West Maidenhead
to everyone who attended the first two of our online events designed to
involve the community in informing the next stage of planning for South
West Maidenhead. This development area will bring forward new homes, community facilities, infrastructure, employment space and improved public access to green space.
feedback will help to inform a Supplementary Planning Document for this
area, expanding upon the policy already set in the Borough Local Plan,
to provide more detailed advice to guide decisions on future planning
applications. People can submit comments until 27 April 2022.
The final online event, on the theme of Sustainability and the Environment, will take place on Wednesday 13 April at 7.15pm. The previous events were about Connectivity and Community Needs.
If you were not able to attend any of the events, you can view back on our YouTube channel. The recording from our Connectivity session earlier this week will also be available on the channel soon.
Royal Borough community spotlight
Here are just some of the upcoming community events in the Royal Borough:
Clewer and Dedworth Community Easter Fair
– (Saturday 9 April 11am-2pm) - Woody's Cafe and Hall, Clewer Memorial
Recreation Ground. Enjoy artisan market stalls, family fun and games,
and buy your Easter Bunny Trail Maps at the Clewer and Dedworth
Community Easter Fair. Entry is free
Royal Free Singers with Marches Baroque Orchestra
– (Saturday 9 April at 7.30pm) – Windsor Parish Church. The Royal Free
Signers are delighted to be joined by professional soloists to perform
the classic oratorio St John Passion by J.S. Bach. Tickets are available
on the Royal Free Singers website, from the Windsor Tourist Information Office, or on the door
Maidenhead Music concert
(Thursday 28 April 7.30pm) - Norden Farm. Elizaveta Tyun and Anastasia
Matskovskaia, are two young classical musical virtuosi who will be
playing violin and piano at a concert reflecting their Russian/Ukrainian
backgrounds - showing the harmony possible. Tickets and more
information is available on the Maidenhead Music Society website
Fundraising Concert for Ukraine –
(Thursday 28 April 6.45pm) – Windsor Parish Church. St George’s School
Windsor Castle is holding a fundraising concert to raise money for the
Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The
event will begin with a champagne and canapé reception followed by a
performance of Fauré Requiem by the Chamber Choir, accompanied by a
professional music ensemble. Tickets are priced at £35 (Under 16s
go free) and can be booked on the Eventbrite page
(Saturday 7 May 7.30pm) – St Luke’s Church, Maidenhead. Maidenhead
Choral Society will be performing Haydn Nelson Mass and Mozart Requiem
accompanied by professional soloists. Tickets available on the Ticket Source website
Love singing, but are terrible at it? There’s a choir for you! You can join in the fun of a ‘Tuneless’ choir, either in person on Wednesday evenings in Maidenhead (8-9.15pm, SL6 1RL) or join the online choir, ‘Virtually Tuneless’
on Tuesday evenings (8-9pm on zoom). Always open to new members with
summer socials and sing-songs planned, it’s way more than a weekly choir
– contact Tabitha at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Take part in local litter picks
– If you’d like to join a local litter, please check out our Clean Up
Operations webpage. It aims to support and promote those in the
community who do their bit to create a cleaner environment. You can also
see when a local litter pick is happening near you and share your
litter picking stories and pictures. Visit the RBWM Together website to learn more
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M4 is due to be closed in both directions between Junctions 3 (Hayes)
and 4b (M25) from 11pm today until 5.30am on Monday 11 April.
M4 is also due to be closed in both directions between Junctions 6
(Slough-Windsor) and 8/9 (Maidenhead) from 10pm on Friday 22 April until
6am on Monday 25 April.
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.