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Investing today in our children’s future

We will be promoting services that we provide to our children and young people in the Royal Borough from next week as part of a focussed campaign.

There’ll be a different theme each week, with information on our on social media channels and in our e-newsletters. Next week’s theme will be fun tips for healthy eating during the school break, such as games for younger children to get them active, smoothies for teenagers, and cooking together as a family. Eating disorders will also be touched upon with signposting to support.

During the six-week campaign, we’ll also be focussing on help for vulnerable children, school expansion, school admissions, children’s mental health, back to school, Family Hubs, the Youth Council, and school governors.

If your family already has healthy eating habits that’s great. Keep it up. But check out the signposted resources as you might pick up a new tip or two.
Maidenhead town centre regeneration takes another step forward

Construction of the next crucial phase in the regeneration of Maidenhead town centre is set to start this summer.
Developer HUB has announced it is set to start construction work on The Landing site following the confirmation of a Compulsory Purchase Order to secure the remaining land needed.
The Landing will be a mixed-used scheme including 431 new homes, along with extensive accommodation for office, retail, business and community use.
For more information read our press release.
New crossing to create safe access to Maidenhead town centre

Work will start on Monday 16 August on a new signalised pedestrian and cycle crossing on Bad Godesberg Way, Maidenhead (A4).

Part of the Missing Links cycle scheme, it will create a new, safe crossing at Kidwells Park, allowing more convenient access to the town centre. 

The works, mostly funded by the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, are scheduled to be completed in October. The project will require some traffic management, including lane closures on the Cookham Road and Castle Hill roundabouts. 

This is to ensure the works are carried out safely. However, these will be in place between 9am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday only, which will help minimise traffic queues. The works will be carried out in three phases, enabling one lane of Bad Godesberg Way in each direction to remain open throughout the project.

Learn more in our press release.
Reminder: Help shape our Corporate Plan

There's still time to have your say in the 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.
Upcoming changes to Maidenhead Police Station front counter hours

Earlier this year, Thames Valley Police held a public consultation on proposed changes to front counter services at police stations across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Following the results of this consultation, from Monday 30 August, Maidenhead Police Station’s front counter hours will be reduced from 8am-10pm, seven days a week, to 8am­-4pm, Monday to Friday.

This change will not affect police officer numbers, nor the number of police bases in the Thames Valley area.

You can learn more about the upcoming changes on the Thames Valley Police website.
Water safety advice: float to live

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents of the key safety advice in case of an emergency in the water.

If you find yourself in trouble in the water, float to live. Don't panic. Resist the urge to thrash about. Instead, lean back and extend your arms and legs to float. Float until you can control your breathing and call for help or swim to safety.

If you find someone else in trouble in water, never enter the water yourself, call 999 and ask for the Fire and Rescue Service if inland and the Coastguard if at the coast. The service is also asking parents to talk to their children about the risks of open water and share the advice.

You can learn more about water safety on the RBFRS website.
Expecting a baby? Sign up for free virtual exercise classes

If you’re expecting a baby, or recently had a baby, you can sign up for Get Berkshire Active’s free Mums' Zone virtual exercise classes.
Being active during pregnancy can help you to get a better night’s sleep, prevent blood pressure issues, and improve your mental health.
To book your place, email For more information, visit the Get Berkshire Active website.
Explore virtual reality at Maidenhead Library

Venture into the wildest places on Earth with virtual reality experience sessions at Maidenhead Library on Wednesday 18 August.
You'll be able to explore the International Space Station, and even run with the Jurassic World’s velociraptors.
Sessions, which are suitable for children aged 13 and above, are £2.50 each and run from 10am to 4pm. Spaces are very limited, so make sure you book in-person at Maidenhead Library or call 01628 796969.

Please be aware, these sessions are not suitable for anybody with photosensitive epilepsy.
Don't throw it away - take it to the Repair Café

Maidenhead Library is hosting the Repair Café, a volunteer-run initiative where repair coaches help you fix your broken items.

It will take place on the second Saturday of each month between 10am and 1pm and the next session is due to take place on Saturday 14 August.

Book your free ticket to learn useful new skills, meet new people and create the habit of repairing and reusing items that would otherwise be thrown away.

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 5 (Langley) and 6 (Slough), from 8pm today until 6am on Monday 16 August.

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 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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