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Observing Remembrance in the Royal Borough  

This year, you are invited to attend the Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday services taking place in the Royal Borough.

On Remembrance Day (Thursday 11 November) the council is holding a short Act of Remembrance starting from 10.55am at the War Memorial outside Maidenhead Town Hall. The Act of Remembrance will be led by The Mayor, Councillor John Story and those attending will observe a two-minute-silence at 11am.

On Remembrance Sunday (14 November) the council will also hold two services from 10.50am in Windsor and Maidenhead and observe a two-minute-silence at 11am.

The Windsor service will be held at the war memorial on Windsor High Street outside the Parish Church of St John the Baptist and will be attended by the Mayor.

The Maidenhead service will be held at the War Memorial outside Maidenhead Town Hall, and will be attended by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Gary Muir.

Learn more in our press release.
It’s never too late to get vaccinated!

Are you among the fifth of the borough’s population yet to be vaccinated? 19 out of 20 people hospitalised with Covid aren’t double-jabbed, meaning you’re still at considerable risk of serious or long-term illness.

The NHS Vaccine bus offers both first and second jabs. No need to book.

The bus is visiting White Waltham on 1 and 2 November, midday to 8pm:
Woodlands Park Village Centre, Woodlands Park Rd, Manifold Way, Maidenhead SL6 3GW

Then visiting Datchet on 3 and 6 November, also midday to 8pm:
Datchet Parish Hall, 3 Allen Way, Datchet, Slough SL3 9HR

If you’re eligible for the booster, wait to be contacted by the NHS or your GP to use the online National Booking System. You won’t be able to book online until exactly six months after your second jab. If it’s been more than six months since your second jab and you’ve not been contacted, try the online booking service or call 119 for advice. If this doesn’t work, contact your GP directly.

Arm up. Protect yourself & your loved ones.
Will you carve a path to victory in our pumpkin competition?

Calling all creative carvers, we want to showcase the best pumpkin carvings the Royal Boo-rough of Windsor & Maidenhead has to offer!

Whether it’s the classic zig-zag smile or a truly artistic creation, make sure you share your carvings with us via Twitter, Facebook, or email.

If you’ve made yourself some tasty treats from your pumpkin leftovers, we’d love to see them too. BBC Good Food has great leftovers recipe inspiration including soups, scones, spaghetti and more!

We’ll share the best pumpkin carvings and festive treats on our social media channels and in the next edition of Residents’ Newsletter.
Stay fire safe this Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali 

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service encourage you to celebrate safely this Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali.  

If you’re choosing or making a costume for Halloween, ensure that it is flame-resistant by either checking the label or using the appropriate material. Whatever costume you choose, keep it away from naked flames at all times.  

Please take extra care if you are having a home firework display and always follow the Firework Code. Ensure you buy from a licensed seller, follow the instructions carefully, have enough space and handle them responsibly. 

Remember, fireworks can be frightening for people and animals, so let your neighbours know in advance and look after your pets.  

If you are celebrating Diwali, please ensure candles are fully extinguished after use and do not leave them unattended.  

For more advice, visit the RBFRS website. For information on the law around fireworks, responsible use and how to report any issues, please visit the Thames Valley Police website.
Reminder: Temporary car park to close to enable next stage of regeneration

As featured in last week’s issue, the temporary car park at The Landing, off Queen Street, Maidenhead, will close on this Sunday 31 October to enable the next exciting stage of Maidenhead’s town centre regeneration to progress.

This space was always intended to become part of the wider redevelopment scheme, known as The Landing. We’ve used it in the meantime to provide a few extra short stay spaces for the town centre.

Motorists are still welcome to use the other existing car parks in Maidenhead, including Grove Road and West Street, which together have sufficient available spaces for additional vehicles.
Do you want to learn about Europe's artistic treasures?

Did you know that your local Maidenhead branch of the Worker’s Education Association (WEA) has classes available on topics ranging from art history to film, folk tales, and gardens? 

They regularly hold courses at St Joseph’s Church in Maidenhead, with their next course, Artistic Treasures of Europe’s Smaller Art Galleries, starting on Wednesday 3 November. This course runs for five weeks and will study some of the greatest art treasures across Europe including Bruegel’s paintings in Antwerp, Musee Marmottan’s impressionist art in Paris, and Villa Borghese’s sculpture masterpieces in Rome. 

To see the other courses taking place until April 2022, visit the WEA website ,contact Steph Diggon via email or phone 01628 563676. 
Sign up for free jobseeker webinars

Next month, the National Careers Service are running a series of interactive free webinars for jobseekers.

Run by trained career advisers, these sessions are signed to boost your job hunting skills and will cover topics including utilising social media, finding the right courses and training, and rebuilding your confidence when returning to work.

Read the official flyer to learn more and book your place on their website.
Royal Borough community spotlight

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

  • Grand Autumn Bazaar - (10am - 12 noon, Saturday 30 October) - St Mark's Crescent Methodist Church, Maidenhead. A free family-friendly event with a range of stalls including Christmas novelties, greetings cards and jewellery. Learn more on the St Marks website.

  • Walk with us, wherever you are - (9.45am Sunday 31 October) – outside Windsor Boys Boat House and bridge to Baths Island. Mark the start of the COP26 climate summit by joining Plastic Free Windsor to add your steps and voices to other walkers around the world as part of Walk with us, wherever you are. Learn more on the Plastic Free Windsor Facebook page.  

  • Christmas fair - (1-4pm Saturday 6 November) – Braywood Memorial Hall. Oakley Green Fifield & District Community Association will be selling Christmas crafts, scarves, jewellery, and decorations to raise funds to renovate an old telephone box to house a defibrillator. Learn more on their website 
  • Maidenhead Music Concert - (7.30pm Thursday 18 November) – Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. Favourite Beethoven and Chopin piano solos given by renowned pianist Piers Lane. To learn more and book your tickets, visit the Maidenhead Music Society website. 

  • Windsor & Maidenhead Orchestral concert - (Saturday 20 November) – Braywick Leisure Centre. An evening of classical music featuring the talents of the Royal Free Singers, Maidenhead Choral Society and Dedworth Middle School Children’s Choir. To learn more and book your tickets, visit their website.
  • ADS Santa Fun Run - (10.30am Sunday 28 November) – Eton College, Dorney Lake. Put on your free Santa suit (included in your registration pack) and join hundreds of other Santas running a 5k course to raise money for the People with Dementia, their Carers & Families in Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, Slough, Langley & all points between. Learn more on the Eventbrite page.  
  • Bray Christmas concert - (3pm Sunday 12 December) – St Michael’s Church, Bray. In support of Duchenne UK, a charity helping children and young people suffering from muscular dystrophy, the concert will include the usual mix of popular carols, classical snippets, and a reading or two. Learn more on the St Michael’s Church website. 
  • Treasure Island pantomime, - (Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 December) – Holyport War Memorial Hall. Have a swashbuckling adventure this Christmas cheering the goodies and shouting down the baddies as we cross the sea to find the treasure. Learn more on the Little Box Office website.  
  • Maidenhead charity concert - (7.45pm Wednesday 15 December) – Norden Farm Arts Centre. The Maidenhead Concert band will be playing a mix of seasonal pieces alongside other popular favourites all the family will love. Proceeds will be donated to Norden Farm’s Ark Appeal, learn more on the Norden Farm website. 
  • Boyne Hill Cricket Club – Boyne Hill, Maidenhead. We provide a fun and exciting environment which caters to all abilities, from complete beginner to county level. Please contact Stephen Spencer-Jones (07778 042787) for junior boys and men’s cricket, and Jack Spencer-Jones (07595 463584) for girls and women’s cricket. Learn more on their website. 

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Get involved in local town forum meetings 

If you’d like to have your say on issues affecting Maidenhead and Windsor towns, 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 Maidenhead Town Forum is on Thursday 11 November and the next Windsor Town Forum is on Tuesday 16 November. 

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.
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 6 (Slough) and 8/9 (Maidenhead) from 8pm today until 6am on Monday 1 November.

From Monday 1 November, for approximately four weeks, Highways England will be carrying out works on the Recreation Ground bridge in Slough as part of M4 motorway upgrades. The work will include new drainage networks, kerbs, and resurfacing sections of the pathway. Please refer to the update document for more details.

The M4 is also due to be closed in both directions between junctions 3 (Hayes) and 4b (M25 interchange) from 8pm on Friday 12 November to 6am on Monday 15 November.

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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