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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 weekend.
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 people attending.

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 good attendance.

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 for details.
Calling jobseekers! You are invited to local hospitality and tourism recruitment event

A 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.

The Royal Borough is working with local hospitality and tourism businesses to promote careers and opportunities in this vibrant and important sector.

Local 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 career opportunities.

Employers, 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.

Learn more in our press release.
Royal Ascot
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 year.

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 sales.

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

A new 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.

The 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
organisations 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.

There 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

As 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.

Community-led 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 meaningful engagement.

Our 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 opportunities.

If you have an idea and need help to get started, please come to the World

Windsor Cycle Hub

One 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 villages.

The 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 11.30am.

David 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 our activities.

"The council also introduced us to the Prince Philip Trust Fund and Abri, who’ve provided additional funding for training.”

The 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.

Read their full story and visit the Windsor Cycle Hub website for more information.
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 energy bills.

You 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.

Learn more in our press release.
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.

There are just a few tickets left, so make sure you book today on the Berks Fizz website.
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.

For more information, visit the Royal Windsor Triathlon website.

Full details of road closures can be found on the One Network website.
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.

Any 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.

For more information and how to enter, see our press release.
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
  • 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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Responding to our consultations and giving your feedback is the best way to ensure your views are heard.

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