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Huge turnout to local Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Thank you to everyone who attended, hosted or organised events to
celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee over the bank holiday
We were pleased to welcome more than 2,000 people to Windsor
Guildhall across two days, giving everyone the opportunity to explore
the historic building which has close ties to the Royal Family.
There was a massive turnout to our official beacon lighting and
fireworks on the Long Walk on Thursday 2 June, with an estimated 50,000
During the Bank Holiday weekend, more than 50 street parties were
held by communities across the Royal Borough. Other jubilee events
including the Ox Roast, Picnic in the Park, and the Big Lunch also saw
We hope that the range of events on offer over the weekend gave residents and visitors a chance to feel part of the celebrations, as well as enjoy the historic heart of our borough.
If you haven't already done so, you can still visit our fascinating
Jubilee photographic exhibition, which continues at local libraries
until the end of June. See our press release
Calling jobseekers! You are invited to local hospitality and tourism recruitment event
recruitment event promoting jobs in the Royal Borough’s hospitality and
tourism sector will take place at the Macdonald Windsor Hotel, Windsor
High Street, on Monday 13 June, from 1pm to 4pm.
Royal Borough is working with local hospitality and tourism businesses
to promote careers and opportunities in this vibrant and important
jobseekers will have the opportunity to connect with employers looking
for staff to fill their vacancies. There will also be short talks at
1.30pm and 2.30pm explaining the types of roles available in the local
hospitality and tourism market sector, and the chance to hear about
large and small, will be attending this event, so this is an ideal
forum for candidates to understand the skills required to be successful
in their applications.
Candidates interested in attending can just turn up at the hotel. For enquiries, please call 01753 483100.
Helping Royal Ascot to run smoothly for everyone
Royal Ascot is next week and
we’re once again providing support to help this large and prestigious
event in our borough to run smoothly. We’re working closely with
organisers at the racecourse, Thames Valley Police and other partners to
help ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time, and the impact on
the wider community is appropriately managed.
Taking place from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 June,
the horse racing festival is estimated to bring an estimated 276,000
visitors to Ascot Racecourse over the five days. If you’re in the Ascot
area next week, please be aware that event organisers will have
temporary traffic management in place from Tuesday to Saturday. Visit
the Ascot website for details.
If you live in the Ascot
area, please put out your bin for collection on Monday as usual. Unlike
some previous years, there’s no need for a different collection day this
Our Community Wardens will be
focussing on tackling the ticket touts, liaising with our CCTV
operators and the police to help keep everyone safe. The CCTV operators
will be monitoring for criminal activity and suspicious behaviour,
welfare and safety issues, and crowd control issues.
Our Trading Standards team
will be doing test purchasing to ensure accurate alcohol measures are
served at bars. They’ll also check traders are following other trading
rules in place to protect customers and the public, such as tobacco
regulations, accurate food labelling and logging refusals of underage
Our Environmental Health team
will be inspecting a range of food outlets, from celebrity chef
kitchens to food trucks, looking at food standards, food handling,
facilities and food safety management. Meanwhile, the Licensing team
will be monitoring the taxi rank, working alongside with the police to
ensure its authorised use, and monitoring licensable activity at bars.
World Cafés coming to your ward
style of community engagement starts in the Royal Borough with the first
World Café event for the wards of Clewer East and Clewer & Dedworth
East, on Wednesday 15 June.
best ideas and solutions often develop through informal discussions
rather than more formal processes. The World Café format enables
inclusive and open conversations to better understand communities’ views
and knowledge on a set topic.
They are a great opportunity to share your opinions and concerns with local
and partners to find community-based solutions for that set topic.. The
Clewer East and Clewer & Dedworth East event will consider the
rising cost of living.
are plans to hold World Cafes in every ward across the borough during
the coming year. Find out more about these, and how to book, on
the RBWM Together website.
Love Your Community – Getting community initiatives rolling
part of our “Love Your Community” communications campaign, we’re
highlighting our work helping residents to start up successful community
groups and initiatives around issues that matter most to communities.
solutions can be very effective and sustainable, however people with
ideas and enthusiasm often need support to get their projects off the
ground. This is where the council can help.
Asset Based Community Development
is about driving positive community action around local needs and
aspirations, building supportive groups and creating opportunities for
officers can assist you to shape your plans, connect with others who
can help you too, set up formally as a group and access external funding
If you have an idea and need help to get started, please come to the World
Windsor Cycle Hub
group we supported to get on the “road to success” is Windsor Cycle
Hub. This volunteer-run charity, which has just celebrated its first
birthday, aims to encourage cycling within Windsor and surrounding
group meets at The Swan pub at Clewer on Saturday mornings and all are
welcome to come along for a ride. At 11am their Bike Kitchen opens for
free basic repairs and safety checks. There’s a guided ride each week at
Bonney, from the cycle hub, said: “We’re grateful for the Royal
Borough’s support, it’s helped us to equip our workshop and to publicise
"The council also introduced us to the Prince Philip Trust Fund and Abri, who’ve provided additional funding for training.”
group is currently seeking more volunteers: bike mechanics, people to
go on rides, first aiders, social media gurus and people to meet and
greet on Saturday mornings. If you’re interested, come to The Swan on
the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Have you registered for Solar Together?
There is still time to register for Solar Together, a
new initiative in the Royal Borough which will help you generate your
own renewable energy, cut your carbon footprint, and save money on your
can register to join the scheme which is offering solar panels with
optional battery storage and electric vehicle charging points. It also
offers retrofit battery storage for those who have already invested in
solar panels and are looking to get more from the renewable energy they
generate, as well as increase their independence from the grid. Register today on the Solar Together website.
Raise a glass to Her Majesty at Windsor Guildhall
Windsor Guildhall is hosting a champagne tasting workshop with local wine experts Berks Fizz, on Thursday 16 June from 7pm to 9pm.
You’ll get the chance to ‘blind taste’ six of the most famous
champagne brands allowing you to discover once and for all what your
favourite champagne brand is.
This an informal wine tasting session – no need for any previous wine tasting experience.
Upcoming road closures due to Royal Windsor Triathlon
If you’re in the Windsor area on Sunday 12 June, please be aware that there will be several temporary road closures due to the Royal Windsor Triathlon.
Reminder: Enter this year's Garden in Bloom competition
If you have a garden you'd like to showcase, or know of one in your
neighbourhood that deserves recognition, you can enter it into this year's
Garden in Bloom competition.
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 own wards
until Thursday 30 June.
Royal Borough community spotlight
Here are just some of the upcoming community events in the Royal Borough:
Music at Bray piano recital
(Sunday 12 June, 3pm) – St Michael’s Church, Bray. Celebrated pianist
Matthew Schellhorn will be playing pieces by Paul Spencer, Martin
Bussey, Howells, Chopin and Rachmaninov. Admission free with a retiring
collection. Tea and cake to be served in the Church Hall afterwards.
More information on their website
Sign up to Goodgym Windsor and Maidenhead
- This sociable and welcoming group help other charities and
community projects in the Royal Borough. They run, walk or
cycle to where help is needed, combining volunteering with getting fit.
Upcoming evening sessions include tidying the nature garden at Boyne
Hill School on Wednesday 15 June, habitat maintenance in a rural setting
near Bray on Wednesday 22 June and weeding at the Spencer Denney Centre
in Windsor on Tuesday 5 July. Learn more on their website
Join the refill revolution with Filling Good
(Thursday 16 June, 11am to 5pm) – Nicholson’s Centre, Main Square,
Maidenhead. For World Refill Day, Filling Good’s volunteers are
organizing stalls in the main square of the Nicholson’s centre, to raise
awareness around refills. Tips, fun and information will be shared on
that day, make sure to come and see them
Bazaar and coffee morning
(Saturday 18 June, 10am to 11am) – St Marks Methodist Church,
Maidenhead. A community event with various stalls selling home-baked
cakes, stationery, books, and coffee. There will also be a raffle. All
funds raised will go to the St Marks 2022 Building Fund
Learn about Friends of Royal Borough Libraries (Saturday 18 June, 11am to 3pm) – Maidenhead and Windsor Libraries. The
Friends of Royal Borough Libraries is a small charity promoting
awareness of the work in the borough’s libraries and provides support
for fundraising initiatives. They
are inviting and encouraging passionate public library users to become
Friends. To find out more, visit Maidenhead or Windsor Library on
Saturday 18 June or contact them at RBWM.FOL@gmail.com
Disability and Inclusion sporting week (Saturday 18 June to Friday 24 June). Local clubs
and activity providers within the Royal Borough of Windsor and
Maidenhead are opening their doors to give the public an opportunity to
see what is on offer and to try out various sporting activities. View Leisure Focus’ booklet to learn more
Make Music Day
(Tuesday 21 June, 3pm to 4.30pm) – Maidenhead Library Amphitheatre.
Make Music Day is a celebration of music-making around the world, and
everyone is invited to take part in this year’s celebrations. Old or
young, amateur or professional, just about every musical style is
represented. If you would like to take part, please come along for an
African drumming and percussion workshop
Bugs, birds and beasts day (Tuesday
26 July, noon to 5pm) – Silwood Park, Ascot. A nature activity day
perfect for all the family, hosted outdoors. Find out how bugs, birds
and beasts enrich our lives. There’s something for everyone, from
pond-dipping to Jurassic Lab exhibits. Learn more on the Eventbrite page
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