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Making the borough better for you

Each year, we invest in maintaining and improving the amenities which make our borough a better place to live. This June, we’re celebrating the ways we're improving your borough.

To support the recovery of Maidenhead town centre after COVID-19, a town team will be established alongside our new Maidenhead Vision Charter.

This charter commits to 13 key points including reshaping the centre to ensure it supports local and independent businesses, encourages biodiversity, and prioritises cycling and pedestrian transport.

The town team will review new development projects to make sure it meets the charter’s key points.

More information about the Maidenhead Vision Charter will be available soon.

We’re also sharing more about how we improve our borough on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Clean Air Day

We celebrated Clean Air Day yesterday, but there are still lots of ways you can get involved and improve our air quality.

You could:

  • Give your car a day off
  • Only order essential deliveries, and use click and collect where possible
  • Switch off your car when stationary

Air pollution is the biggest environmental health risk we face. Keeping our air clean is a group effort, and even small personal changes can make a big difference.

Check out the Clean Air Day website for more information and advice on air pollution.
Drowning Prevention Week

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) and local partners are joining up to support Drowning Prevention Week (Saturday 19 – 26 June), and remind you to be careful when spending time near water.

With the recent warm weather, it may be tempting to take a dip in open water to cool off, but there can be hidden dangers.

Stay safe around water by following this safety advice:

  • Don't be tempted to do bridge or ledge jumping (tombstoning) as this can cause potentially fatal cold water shock, even on the warmest day
  • Avoid swimming in open water such as rivers, lakes, canals or quarries. You have no idea what is beneath the surface and unseen currents and reeds could pull you under. If you do wish to take part in open water swimming, stick to designated spots and do so as part of a group or an organised event. Avoid swimming alone

If you find yourself unexpectedly in the water, don’t panic. Float on your back until the effects of cold water shock pass.

If you see someone else in trouble in water, never enter the water yourself. Call 999 and ask for the fire service if inland or the coastguard if at the beach.

You can learn more about water safety on the RBFRS website.
Take part in our day services consultation

We want to hear your thoughts on proposed changes to day services and centres for adults who need care and support in the Royal Borough.

The proposed changes include closing Windsor Day Centre (for people living with dementia) and Oakbridge Centre (for people with learning disabilities), with a support service available at times residents and carers need it.

Take part on the RBWM Together website before Sunday 29 August.

Learn more in our press release.
What matters most to you

Healthwatch Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead has published the results of its ‘What Matters Most’ survey.

The survey, which took place earlier this year, asked you to share your experiences and views of local health and care services.

The results show positive ratings for the NHS' local COVID-19 vaccination services (94% rating it excellent or good) alongside areas of improvement including GP and mental health services.

Read the full report on the Healthwatch website.
ArtAble showcase at Wexham Park hospital

Members of ArtAble, the art and crafts group for people with learning disabilities at Boyn Grove in Maidenhead, are displaying their work at Wexham Park Hospital as part of Learning Disability Week.

The exhibition, which runs until Friday 25 June, showcases members' work including pieces created during the pandemic.

ArtAble, which is delivered by Optalis, engages people of all abilities through arts and crafts, and enables all artists to work together regardless of ability.
Building control back at the Royal Borough

Building control is returning as an in-house service at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead on Thursday 1 July.

The service will carry out building inspections and check important aspects such as a building’s structure and fire safety.

The return of this service will provide dedicated local support for our residents and businesses.

If you have any questions, or want to get in touch with the team, email Jacqueline Barr.

Read our press release to learn more.
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 this weekend between junctions 5 (Langley) and 6 (Slough), from 8pm today until 6am on Monday 21 June.

The M4 is also due to be closed in both directions next weekend between junctions 5 (Langley) and 6 (Slough), from 8pm on Friday 25 June to 6am the following Monday.

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