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Support our campaign: Love Parks Week

This month, ahead of Love Parks Week we're celebrating our fantastic parks across Windsor and Maidenhead. We're encouraging everyone to get back to nature and rediscover our local green spaces this summer.

When spending time outdoors over the next week, The Met Office is forecasting a heatwave, so please remember to take extra precautions against the risk of sunstroke by wearing sunscreen and bringing extra water.

Visit the NHS website for more advice on reducing the risk of heatstroke and heat exhaustion to you and your loved ones.

Check out our Twitter and Facebook accounts to learn more about your local parks.
Clean up after your dog - don’t risk a fine

As part of Love Parks Week, our community wardens are reminding all dog owners to clean up after their pets, or risk a £100 fixed penalty notice and a fine of up to £1,000 in court.

This is due to a new legal order, known as a Public Spaces Protection Order, which also allows authorised officers to instruct a dog-owner to put their pet on a lead if it is loose and causing harassment, alarm, or distress in a public space.

Over the coming weeks, our wardens are speaking with dog walkers in local parks to remind them to ‘bag it and bin it’, what the financial risks are if they don’t and how to report dog-foulers for investigation.

Learn more in our press release.
Royal Borough rough sleeper numbers hits zero

We are pleased to report that the number of verified rough sleepers in the Royal Borough is currently zero, compared to 40 at the end of 2019.

Our joint work with the NHS, local charities, and Thames Valley Police enables us to support vulnerable people off the streets and into stable accommodation as part of our borough-wide Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.

To support people in making a lasting transition into supported accommodation and then independent living, we have a three-step pathway which is supported by our alternative giving scheme, Tap 4 Lasting Change.

Learn more on our website.
Free school holiday activity and food programme for children

Our free holiday activities and food programme for children eligible for free schools meals will continue in the borough this summer.

The programme, Feed Ur Everyday Lives (FUEL), began in Easter this year and aims to provide additional support to vulnerable children in our borough.

It is delivered by Achieving for Children, which manages the council’s children’s services, and will run from Monday 2 August to Friday 27 August. Young people and families in receipt of benefits-related free schools meals will be able to access a regular source of free activity groups and nutritious meals.

The Government has also extended the Covid support fund for children eligible for free school meals, we are supplying food vouchers worth £80 per child.

Learn more on our website.
#ThinkBeforeYouDial – check our website before calling

Like other councils and public bodies, our frontline services are currently responding to extra public enquiries and demands which people have held off raising during the pandemic. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we work through these as quickly as possible.

If you have a basic enquiry about council services, or wish to apply, report or make a payment, then please #ThinkBeforeYouDial and check our website before phoning up.

You may be able to find your answers more quickly, and you can also access other online council services such as paying invoices or bills, ordering a new bin, and changing your address for council tax.

Visit our website to learn more.
Rediscover the Royal Borough with Woo magazine

Download Visit Windsor's latest Woo digital magazine to find out all the great things to do in the Royal Borough this summer.

Inside you'll find inspiration for brilliant days out, as well as outstanding dining and accommodation choices. All you have to decide is what to do first.

Learn more on the Visit Windsor website.
Apply for youth project funding

Individuals or organisations in the Royal Borough can now apply to the East Berkshire Children and Young People Innovation Fund.

The fund, which is hosted by Frimley Health and Care, offers grants up to £5,000 for innovative community projects that support the health and wellbeing of young people across East Berkshire.

Individuals aged 16 and up can also apply to the fund on behalf of their school, community or voluntary group.

The deadline for applications is Friday 30 July, apply and learn more on the Frimley Health and Care website.
Shape the future of our Day Services

Many families will use our Day Services during their lifetime. What kind of service would you like for yourself, a loved one or family member, in the future if the need arose?

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

Everyone is invited to respond, whether they are current users of the services or not. Take part on the RBWM Together website before Sunday 29 August.

Visit the RBWM Together website to learn more.
Take part in Heathrow night flights consultation

If you haven’t done so already, there’s still time to take part in a consultation on night flight restrictions at Heathrow Airport beyond 2024.

The Department for Transport would like to hear your views by Friday 3 September on the Government 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 this weekend between junctions 3 (Hayes) and 4b (M25 interchange), from 8pm today until 6am on Monday 19 July.

The M4 is also due to be closed in both directions next weekend between junctions 6 (Slough) and 8/9 (Maidenhead), from 8pm on Friday 23 July to 6am the following Monday.

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