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Windsor community invited to shape vision for town
Windsor community will be invited to shape a compelling vision for how
they'd like their royal town to evolve over the next 20 plus years,
under an exciting new engagement project by the Royal Borough.
will work with the Prince's Foundation charity to engage and empower
residents, community groups, businesses, and other partners to
collaborate and reach a shared view of where Windsor should be heading
as a distinctive and sustainable place to live, work, spend leisure time
and do business.
resulting "Vision for Windsor Charter" will complement existing and
recently-agreed plans, including the Windsor Neighbourhood Plan,
Corporate Plan, Borough Local Plan, and Environment and Climate
Strategy, to help guide future decisions of the council and potentially a
range of partners.
engagement activity will include a series of workshops during the
summer and autumn. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Andrew Johnson, the council leader, said: "Windsor has a timeless
quality in some respects, but all places are always changing. In the
wake of the economic challenges brought by Covid, and with Windsor at
the heart of this year's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the time feels
right to engage and empower the community around the future of Windsor
and how they'd like to see it evolve as a high quality, sustainable and
Calling all green-fingered residents to enter our Garden in Bloom 2022 competition
residents in the borough are encouraged to enter this year's Garden in
Bloom competition which was launched at this week's Full Council meeting
by the Mayor, Councillor John Story.
garden visible from a footpath or road is eligible for entry.
Nominations can also be made by residents, passers-by or by councillors
in their wards until Thursday 30 June.
is just a single category, and the competition will be judged by
councillors on a ward-by-ward basis. All entrants will receive a
certificate and the winner and runner-up in each ward will also receive a
rosette. In addition, the winner will receive a £20 voucher to spend at
Braywick Heath Nurseries.
Nominations can be made by filling in the form available on our website
or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, A photo is welcome, but not necessary, and one nomination per address is all that is needed.
Low-income households invited to apply for energy efficiency upgrades
have secured a fund of £1.3m to help support low-income families in the
borough to improve the energy efficiency of their homes while reducing
their carbon footprint, with applications now open.
funding, which has been secured from the Government's Sustainable
Warmth scheme, will be used to improve the energy performance of homes
in the borough, including off-gas grid homes.
homeowners or private tenants can apply to receive the free
energy-saving upgrades designed to lower carbon emissions and manage
energy bills. This will help families phase out high carbon, fossil fuel
heating and reduce fuel poverty.
Applications will be assessed, with the installations coming to an end on Friday 31 March 2023, or when the funding has been exhausted.
Funding available to help kick-start community initiatives supporting health and wellbeing
are now available to help individuals and community groups kick-start
their innovative initiatives supporting the health and wellbeing of
residents in the Royal Borough.
Royal Borough, in partnership with Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group
(CCG), invites you to apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to get
your ideas for community-led initiatives off the ground.
funding is coming from a budget held jointly by the council and the
CCG. Applications must focus on one or more of the four key health and
wellbeing priorities in the Royal Borough.
Campaign shines a spotlight on work supporting environmental sustainability
“Healthy Environment, Healthy You” communications campaign, shining a
spotlight on work supporting environmental sustainability, finishes this
As part of the campaign, we showed our support for On Your Feet Britain,
which took place yesterday. The annual event encourages more than 2
million desk-based workers to get active during the workday.
Mayor unveils royal stag sculpture at Maidenhead development
Earlier this week, the Mayor, Councillor John Story, unveiled a new
piece of artwork at Shanly Homes' Waterside Quarter development in
Maidenhead town centre.
The sculpture depicts ‘Ceterwayd', a stag that was renowned within
royal hunting parties, who historically began their chase on the grounds
of Shanly Homes' new development. The stag marks the latest in a series
of artwork pieces in the ‘Maidenhead Memories Sculpture Series', dotted
along the banks of the York Stream. The stag was created by father and
son duo Brian and George Fell.
Get involved in local town forum meetings
you want to get involved and suggest topics for future town forum
meetings which discuss issues affecting Maidenhead and Windsor towns,
please email your ideas to the council.
can suggest topics for future meetings of the Maidenhead Town Forum and
Windsor Town Forum as well as attend the virtual meeting and contribute
to the discussions. Agendas are published a week in advance so you can
see what councillors will be discussing and get involved if there is
something you are interested in.
suggestions for discussion will be considered by members of the two
meetings and then added to a future agenda if appropriate.
Royal Borough community spotlight
Here are just some of the upcoming community events in the Royal Borough:
Would you like to help your local community?
People to Places is a local community transport charity for Royal
Borough residents who need volunteer minibus drivers. They are holding a
drop-in recruitment event on Wednesday 4 May 11am-1pm at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead. For more information, please email email@example.com
Community Participation Coffee Morning
(11am to 1pm Saturday 7 May) – Eton Wick Village Hall. Learn about the
history of Eton Wick and discover local groups for all ages to take part
in. Light refreshments will also be on offer in the tearoom. More
information is available in the event flyer
Maidenhead Choral Society concert
(7.30pm Saturday 7 May) – St Luke's Church, Maidenhead. Maidenhead
Choral Society will perform Haydn's Nelson Mass and Mozart Requiem
with professional soloists. Tickets are available at £10 at the door or
on their website
Music at Bray Recital
(3pm Sunday 8 May) – St Michael's Church Bray. Leora Cohen (violin) and
Matthew Schellhorn (piano) will be performing Beethoven Violin Sonata
No. 1, Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2, and the world premiere of Lament for
the Victims of Conflict by Edwin Roxburgh. Admission is free with a
retiring collection. Tea and cake to be served in the Church Hall
afterwards. To learn more, visit the Facebook event page
Windsor and Eton Bowling Club Open Day
(10am to 4pm Sunday 8 May) - Windsor and Eton Bowling Club is
celebrating their Centenary this year and will be holding an open day.
It is an opportunity for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to come
and try bowls at their beautiful club, nestling in the shadow of Windsor
Castle in Goswell Meadow. Remember to wear flat shoes. Free parking
on-site is available. More information is on the club website
Enter Craft Coop's Platinum Jubilee competition - To
celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, Craft Coop Windsor is holding
a competition for all ages to create a piece of art that represents the
Jubilee. The competition is free to enter either as a group or
individual, using any art technique you like (even recycled materials).
Winners across four age categories will receive a £70 prize. The
deadline for submissions is Friday 13 May, learn more on the the Windsor Platinum Jubilee website
13th Maidenhead Scouts and 4th Maidenhead Brownies and Guides ‘Gang Show'
(2pm and 6pm Saturday 21 May) – High Street Methodist Church,
Maidenhead. Prepare to be transported to “Bookshop on Reader Street”
featuring hilarious sketches performed by 4th
Maidenhead Brownies and Guides and 13th Maidenhead Scouts. Tickets to
the show are £10 each. There will also be a raffle to raise money in aid
of Ukraine. Please visit the Maidenhead Methodist Church website to book your tickets
Cookham Jubilee Street Party
(12 to 4pm Sunday 5 June) – Cookham High Street. Grab your friends,
neighbours, and picnics, and come along to a street party to celebrate
the Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. Entry is free and no booking is
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Local travel updates
Rail are undertaking significant engineering works to improve
signalling between Reading, Windsor and London Waterloo. The works are
mainly carried out at weekends, but some sections of line are closed for
longer and into the working week. Some trains will take longer and on
some routes rail replacement buses will be in operation.
The M4 is also due to be closed between Junctions 6 and 8/9 from 10pm on Friday 6 May until 6am on Monday 9 May.
The M4 is also due to be closed eastbound only between Junctions 6 (Slough) and 5 (Langley) from 8pm on Saturday 14 May until 6am on Monday 16 May.
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.