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Royal Borough's new Youth Council holds first meeting

This week, we officially launched the new Youth Council, helping to give a stronger voice to children and young people in the Royal Borough.

This dedicated forum supports young people to get involved in their communities, playing an active role in shaping and informing local decisions as the first port of call for councillors and local businesses wanting to hear the voice of local young people.

Youth Councillors held their first meeting in the Council Chamber, at the Town Hall, on Monday, electing as their chairperson 17-year-old Robert Jansen-Spence, of The Windsor Boys’ School, who features in this social media video inviting further young people to apply to become Youth Councillors.  

The launch formed part of our wider dedicated communications campaign, highlighting the services we provide for children and young people. With this week focussing on youth engagement services, we also shone a spotlight on the good work of the Girls’ Policy Forum with a video on social media.

For more information or to join either the Youth Council or the Girls’ Policy Forum, please email Youth Engagement Officer Elaine Keating on
New opening times for Royal Borough libraries

New opening times for all the Royal Borough's libraries will start from Monday 27 September (next week).

Libraries will operate under revised operating timetables, agreed with parishes and partners, and informed by patterns of service usage. The new times are displayed at the entrances of libraries and are available on our website.

Read more about the change in our press release.
Learn more about Active Travel and share your views

Alongside our ongoing Active Travel consultation, which closes on Sunday 3 October, a number of drop-in sessions have been organised to explain more about Active Travel and its themes.

Our ‘Big Conversation’ is an opportunity to share your ideas to help shape walking and cycling improvements in the Royal Borough.

We are hosting two sessions next week at:
  • Old Windsor Library from 4-7pm on Monday 27 September
  • Maidenhead Library from 4-7pm on Wednesday 29 September

Sessions have already taken place at Cookham Dean,Sunningdale and Windsor Library. To learn more about our consultation, which started on Tuesday 17 August, read our press release.
Have your wedding at the Windsor Guildhall

If you book your wedding ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall Monday to Thursday in November 2021, you’ll receive a free bottle of Windsor Great Park sparking wine produced from Windsor Castle’s vineyards.

Royal Borough residents can also use their Advantage Card to save over £170 on standard room hire prices.

The Guildhall has hosted hundreds of beautiful micro weddings over the last few years, and they love helping our couples celebrate their day in style.

Get in touch with the team at to find out more about hosting your wedding ceremony or drinks reception.
Get your tickets for the Platinum Jubilee Celebration and Windsor Horse Show

Next year, the grounds of Windsor Castle will host the Platinum Jubilee Celebration and Windsor Horse Show from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 May 2022.

The return of the Windsor Horse Show will see equestrian action across the show jumping, driving, and endurance disciplines. Competitors will also battle it out for a share of the €500,000 prize fund in the Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday 15 May. Book your tickets on the Windsor Horse Show website.

The Platinum Jubilee Celebration will see over 500 horses and 1,000 performers create a 90-minute piece of spellbinding arena theatre including actors and artists, musicians and international military displays from the Commonwealth and Europe. The performance on Sunday 15 May will also be broadcast to the nation.

Discounted tickets are available for Advantage Card holders. Learn more and book on the Visit Windsor website.
Reminder not to cycle along the riverside footpath

If you’re out on your bicycle, please remember that most of the Thames Path within the Royal Borough is legally public footpath and signposted as ‘no cycling’ for the safety of residents and visitors.

While we encourage cycling within the borough (and the vast majority of cyclists are considerate of others), much of the towpath is unfortunately too narrow for passing people safely on a bicycle.

Our Community Wardens (pictured) carry out patrols and spot checks along the footpath, and other locations, in order to deter cycling on footpaths. No cycling is allowed on the Thames Path from Boulters Lock, Maidenhead, up along the Cliveden Reach to Mill Lane at Cookham.
Promote your local community events

Do you have an upcoming not-for-profit community event or activity you’d like to promote in our Residents’ Newsletter?

Simply send basic information about your event to and it could be shared with over 18,000 local residents.

You just need to include a brief description, when and where it takes place, and a link to a website/social media page/contact where people can find out more.

Eton Wick Youth Cub recently got in touch about their upcoming 75th Anniversary celebrations which take place on Saturday 16 October from 6.30 to 9pm at Eton Wick Village Hall. Check out the event poster 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 and other roadworks

The M4 is due to be closed in both directions between junctions 6 (Slough) and 8/9 (Maidenhead) from 8pm today until 6am on Monday 27 September.

The M4 is also due to closed between Junctions 6 (Slough) and 8/9 (Maidenhead) from Friday 1 October until Monday 4 October.

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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