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Grab a jab on the Covid vaccine bus this weekend

A unique NHS mobile Covid vaccine service is available tomorrow (Saturday 9 October) at Dedworth Tesco Car Park, SL4 4JT from 10am to 5pm. If you’ve not been able to get your jab yet, now’s your chance.

We’ve joined forces with NHS Frimley CCG and Solutions 4 Health to bring this local community vaccination scheme directly to where we believe it’ll have the greatest benefit. These locations have been chosen following a detailed analysis of the vaccination and Covid case rate data.

The NHS team will be administering the Pfizer vaccine - first, second and booster doses – remember the latter can only be given six months after your second jab.

If you want to get your jab, but cannot make it tomorrow, visit the walk-in vaccination page of the Frimley CCG website to explore your options. The vaccine has proved that it helps protects you, your family, and friends. We also know only a tiny proportion of those currently in hospital with Covid have been double jabbed. 

You don’t need to book. But remember to socially distance. Have something small to eat and drink before you arrive. And we strongly advise you wear a face covering. This is a great opportunity to get vaccinated if you’ve not yet had the time. If you’re hesitant about the vaccine, don’t worry, the NHS team can talk through concerns you may have. Just pop down and have a chat.

If you’re displaying Covid, cold, or flu symptoms please stay at home and take a LFT. If your result comes back positive, take a PCR test. Visit our Covid testing information page on our website for more details.
Are you maximising your bin space?

We are one of the top performing councils in the country for recycling our waste with a 50% recycling rate. However, we are also one of the worst for the amount of rubbish that we throw away!

There are lots of ways you can reduce the amount of rubbish you produce:

  • Shop in bulk, if possible, to reduce packaging, and avoid individually wrapped items.
  • Avoid using or printing paper and use your smart phone or tablet to save documents and make notes.
  • Find a Zero Waste shop near you and bring your own refillable containers to shop for things like pasta, rice and dried goods as well as other yummy treats. Save jars and plastic tubs or bottles to refill.
  • Get a fruit and vegetable box delivery using minimal packaging. Seasonal, locally produced food supports local farmers and reduces food miles, which is an extra win for the environment. Or try to choose items with less packaging than others at supermarkets and Farmers’ Markets.
For more hints and tips visit the Recycle Now website.

Please remember that recycling and food waste are collected weekly. From Monday 18 October, rubbish will be collected fortnightly.
Royal Borough success at 2021 CIPR PRide Awards

On Tuesday, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Communications team won gold in the Best Event category at the 2021 CIPR PRide Awards.

The awards shone a spotlight on the best PR and communications teams and campaigns across the UK during the last 24 months.

Their victory in the Best Event category was due to the communications work on HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral earlier this year. The work was described by judges as containing “Good research and planning and a great idea about the positive message. Really good collaboration of different teams. A fine achievement delivered without fuss”.

The team also received gold in the Best Staff Wellbeing Initiative category, and were a finalist in the Best Covid Response category for their work on HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral during the pandemic.
Will you join Windsor Homeless Project’s 2021 Sleep Out?

Next Friday (15 October), Windsor Homeless Project are hosting their 2021 Sleep Out at Windsor College.

This event is the project’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps fund vital support for homeless and vulnerable people in our local community.

It will be an evening of education, entertainment, food, and testimonials, all before a night in the elements. If you’d like to join the Sleep Out, visit the Eventbrite page.

To learn more, visit the Windsor Homeless Project website.
Free digital training for local businesses

Calling all local business owners, My Royal Borough are offering free training to support small local business to improve their digital skills, be more innovative, and improve their customer service.

They’re offering:

  • 30-minute digital breakfast briefings with award-winning, inspiring small business founders who will share their knowledge and expertise
  • A five-day lunch and learn digital course offered at lunchtime (60-minute courses)
  • Access to Engagement HQ, an engagement platform to support collaboration and information sharing across our business community

Learn more on the My Royal Borough website.
Royal Borough community spotlight

Here are just some of the upcoming community events in the Royal Borough.

  • Eton Wick Youth Club 75th anniversary celebration (6.30 to 9pm, Saturday 16 October) - Eton Wick Village Hall. An evening of celebrations and memories with members past and present. Check out the event poster to learn more.

  • St Michael’s School Scarecrow Trail (Monday 25 to Sunday 31 October) – Sunninghill, Ascot. A great family event, with 40 community-designed scarecrows to be found across the village. Trail maps are available at local village shops. Learn more on the Facebook event page.

  • Desborough Bowling Club – Maidenhead. Stop by for a taster session and check out Desborough Bowling Club’s new indoor and outdoor bowls complex. The club, which was founded over 100 years ago, also offers coaching sessions throughout the year. Learn more on their website.

If 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 19,000 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.
October’s Advantage Card offers

The Advantage Card offers for October are out!

See full details on our website.

If you haven’t done so already, sign up to receive our special Advantage Card offer emails.
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 between junctions 3 (Hayes) and 4b (M25 interchange) from 4am tomorrow until 6am on Monday 11 October.

The M4 is also due to closed between Junctions 3 (Hayes) and 4b (M25 interchange) from 8pm on Friday 15 October until 6am the following Monday.

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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