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Positive COVID-19 test? What to do next

One in three people with COVID-19 don’t show symptoms, so it’s important to take lateral flow tests (LFT) twice a week to help stop the spread. Getting a test kit is free and easy, check out our website for details.

If your LFT comes back positive, you and the people you live with should self-isolate immediately. You should then book your free follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test from the Government website as soon as possible.

This second test will confirm your LFT result, and if your follow-up PCR test is negative, NHS Test and Trace will contact you and your household to release you from self-isolation. Remember, you can leave your home while self-isolating to visit a government PCR test site.
Time running out to take part in Windsor Town Council consultation

You have until Wednesday 2 June (next week) to share your views on proposals to create a new Windsor Town Council.

Under the plans, the council would be made up of 21 elected members, representing 10 wards, with its first elections on 4 May 2023.

The town council would be responsible for allotments and other services that are still to be determined. Once individuals have been elected and the town council has established itself, it could take on additional duties if the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead agrees.

To respond, visit our website.

To learn more, read our press release
Youth matters - last chance to join Youth Council

You have until Monday 31 May to join our Youth Council.

The Youth Council supports young people to help them get involved in their communities, and ensure they have a say in decisions affecting them.

For more details visit the Achieving for Children website, or email Elaine Keating, youth engagement officer. You can also learn more in our press release
Community wardens tackle local issues

From Tuesday 1 June, our community wardens will shift their focus on to the issues impacting our residents and communities the most.

They will continue to patrol weekdays 8am to 9pm but will concentrate on preventing anti-social behaviour and crime, monitor enforcement, and support community initiatives. Our wardens will also be available at weekends for special or critical events.

For more information, and an overview of the role of our community wardens, read our press release.
Report it on the Royal Borough website

If you need to report an issue, you can do so on our website.

You can report issues including overhanging trees, missed bins, and potholes.

By reporting an issue on our website, you will receive a unique report tracking number, and your reported issue will be delivered directly to the relevant contractor.

If you can’t access our website, or you can’t find the form you are looking for, you can speak with our customer contact centre on 01628 683800 or who will be able to help you.
More than 1,000 respond to library consultation

We received more than 1,000 responses to our consultation on how our libraries can meet the changing needs of our community.

Thank you to everyone who took part, your feedback showed that online digital services alone cannot meet the reading, learning, health and wellbeing, or creativity needs of our communities.

The consultation responses will be reviewed, and a report is due to be considered by Cabinet in June where a final decision will be made about the future of our libraries.

To learn more, read our press release.
Pharmacy and library bank holiday opening hours

Opening hours for pharmacies in the Royal Borough may be different this bank holiday (Monday 31 May):

  • Boots the Chemists in Maidenhead - 8.30am – 6pm
  • Boots the Chemists in Windsor - 11am – 5pm
  • Lloyds Pharmacy in Maidenhead Sainsbury’s - 10am – 4pm
  • Woodland Park Pharmacy in Maidenhead - closed
You can learn more about local pharmacy bank holiday opening hours on the Frimley Health and Care website.

All libraries in the Royal Borough will also be closed on Monday.
Mental health support

Buckinghamshire Mind and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are launching their Support, Time, and Recovery service.

This service can offer a bespoke six-month personal support plan for clients in the Royal Borough. Please email for more information.

Minds’ Friends in Need support service is also launching two new support groups, one for young adults, and another for those with significant mental health support needs. Visit the Bucks Mind website to learn more.
Windsor Cycle Hub launches

Bring your bikes, family, and friends to celebrate cycling at the Windsor Cycle Hub launch on Sunday 30 May from noon to 3.30pm at the Swan pub in Clewer Village.

Take part in guided rides through Windsor Great Park and the Jubilee River, a raffle and treasure hunt, and have a go at the exercise bike competition.
Learn more on the Windsor Cycle Hub website.

Cycling UK is also holding the World’s Biggest Bike Ride on Sunday, so make sure you sign up to be in with a chance to win one of their prize draws.
Boat Safety Week

As part of Boat Safety Week (Monday 31 May – Sunday 6 June), Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service reminds boat owners to make sure their boats are fire safe.

Boat fires can spread quickly, so if you own a boat, don’t leave naked flames unattended (this includes cigarettes and candles), and make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

For more boat safety advice, visit the Boat Safety Scheme website.
Have your say

We regularly hold consultations to get your views on proposals within the Royal Borough.

Responding to our consultations and giving your feedback is the best way to ensure your views are heard.

Our current consultations are:

More information can be found on the consultations pages of our website. 
M4 closures

The M4 is due to be closed in both directions next weekend between junctions 3 (Hayes) and 4b (M25 interchange), from 8pm on Friday 4 June to 6am on Monday 7 June.

Visit the Highways England website for more details on the M4 smart motorway scheme.
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