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Help us Unlock Summer

Do you run or know a business, community group, or organisation in the Royal Borough with customers aged 18 to 35?

Our Unlock Summer vaccine campaign, in partnership with the NHS, is encouraging this age group to have their Covid jabs to safely enjoy all the activities at this time of year. Borough statistics show that ages 25 to 35 are still hesitant in having the vaccine.

We have free A4 posters (both landscape and portrait) for businesses to display as well as beer mats/coasters if the business is a pub, bar, restaurant, or café.

If you have a relevant business, simply email our communications team and we can arrange for the posters and coasters to be delivered. If you know of a business, we would be grateful if you could let them know. We can offer up to four posters per venue, and 300 to 500 beer mats/coasters depending on the size of the business.
Help shape our Corporate Plan

We are holding a public consultation on our draft Corporate Plan.

The plan sets out the headline areas we need to focus on over the next five years to make sure everyone in the borough has the best chance in life.

Once finalised, this important strategic document for the whole borough will help guide our work with partners and form part of our post-Covid recovery.

You can take part in the consultation, which ends Sunday 12 September, on the RBWM together website.

Learn more in our press release.
Learn about our local Olympic and Paralympic history

As the Tokyo Olympics come to a close on Sunday, and the Paralympics begin in a few weeks’ time, we can all feel proud of our local athletes' achievements.

However, did you know that Maidenhead has connections to over 100 years of Olympic and Paralympic history?

Maidenhead Heritage Centre are hosting a special exhibition which reveals Olympic connections including how Lord Desborough almost single-handedly arranged the 1908 London Olympics.

This free exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday until Saturday 11 September.

Celebrating the life and legacy of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip

This summer, Windsor Castle hosts a special display commemorating the life and legacy of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, with over 100 objects on display in the magnificent St George’s Hall.

Discover The Duke of Edinburgh’s close associations with Windsor Castle and the local community, including his roles as Ranger of Windsor Great Park and Chair of the Restoration Committee following the devastating 1992 fire.

The display, which is open until Monday 20 September, is included with your ticket to the Castle.

Visit our website for details on how to get free entry to Windsor Castle with your Advantage Card.

Get involved in local Town Forum meetings

If you’d like to have your say on issues affecting Maidenhead and Windsor town centres, we want to hear from you.

You can suggest discussion topics for the Maidenhead Town Forum or Windsor Town Forum as well as attend and contribute to the virtual meetings.

Agendas are published a week in advance, so you can see what councillors will be discussing, and get involved if there’s a topic you’re interested in.

Your discussion suggestions will be added to a future agenda if appropriate.

The next Windsor Town Forum is on Tuesday 2 September, and the next Maidenhead Town Forum meeting is on Monday 6 September.

To learn about how to get involved, email (for Maidenhead Town Forum) or (for Windsor Town Forum). You can watch the meetings live on our YouTube channel.
Check out August’s Advantage Card offers

This month, Advantage Card holders can enjoy offers from Windsor Castle, Steam Dreams, Royal Windsor Racecourse, Headmaster Windsor, Kidd Rapinet Solicitors, Maidenhead Royals Basketball, and Maidenhead Softball. Our charity of the month is The Dash Charity.

See full details on our website.

If you haven’t done so already, sign up to receive our special Advantage Card offer emails.
Do you have enough smoke alarms?

This month, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) encourages you to purchase enough smoke alarms to cover your home. 

A common reason for a smoke alarm failing to activate is because the smoke didn’t reach the detector, meaning that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide the best chance of escaping a fire in the home.

Having several smoke alarms offers better protection because it increases the chances of getting a vital early warning, which could provide crucial extra seconds to escape in the event of a fire.

For further advice on installing and maintaining your smoke alarms, visit the RBFRS 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 and other roadworks

The M4 is due to be closed in both directions this weekend between junctions 4b (M25 interchange) and 5 (Langley), from 8pm today until 6am on Monday 6 August.

The M4 is also due to be closed in both directions next weekend between junctions 5 (Langley) and 6 (Slough), from 8pm on Friday 13 August to 6am the following Monday.

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

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.
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