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paddleboard and boat are among the ways the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s
Baton Relay will tour Maidenhead, Eton and Windsor on Wednesday 6 July, bringing the excitement of the Commonwealth Games to the borough.
Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th Queen’s
Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates
communities across the Commonwealth during the build-up to the Games
commencing on 28 July.
A route map is online here
and you can watch from public viewing areas at Maidenhead Waterways
bridges, Eton High Street, Eton Bridge, Barry Avenue and Alexandra
Gardens in Windsor. For those not able to watch the relay in person, you
can still follow its progress live on Twitter using the hashtag
fun is scheduled to start at around 9.20am when the Baton is expected
to depart from Library Square, in St Ives Road, following a welcome
reception of local dignitaries and school children.
St Cloud Way regeneration scheme to start soon in Maidenhead as car park to close
of Maidenhead’s old Magnet Leisure Centre site with much-needed new
homes will start this summer, with the car park set to close from today following formal granting of planning permission for the new scheme.
The Royal Borough of Windsor
& Maidenhead and developer Countryside formed the Royal Borough
Development Partnership in 2017 to deliver residential-led high-quality
regeneration of key town centre sites in Maidenhead, supporting new
homes, jobs, investment, community facilities as well as the Council’s
Environment and Climate Strategy.
With the York Road regeneration
scheme, known as Watermark, well underway, St Cloud Way is the second
and largest of these exciting projects, delivering 434 much-needed new
homes in a mix of houses, apartments and maisonettes, including 87
Over the coming weeks, people
will start to notice hoardings go up once Countryside takes possession
of the site as developer, with demolition of the old leisure centre
scheduled to start from August.
Royal County of Berkshire Civilian-Military Partnership Board launched
Royal Borough is part of a new board that has been launched to ensure
there is appropriate support for the military community serving, living
and working in Berkshire.
six unitary authorities, 11th Security Force Assistance Brigade &
HQ South East and other military representatives, the South East Reserve
Forces’ and Cadets Association and the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue
Service have teamed up to launch the Royal County of Berkshire
Civilian-Military Partnership Board (RBCMPB).
military community includes serving personnel, regular and reservists,
cadets, their families, and veterans, including from the Commonwealth.
other things, the Board will prioritise health and wellbeing, housing,
education, employment and equality, and will aim to create a joint
understanding of each other’s concerns and ways of working. Importantly,
it will work to ensure that the military community is not disadvantaged
by their service and is given appropriate recognition and status within
Reminder: Find out more about options to improve the A308 at drop-in sessions
consultation inviting the community to share their views on options to
improve key sections of the A308 is now open, and we're running several
drop-in events for you to find out more.
These all take place from 6pm until 7.30pm at:
Braywick Leisure Centre - Tuesday 5 July
Maidenhead Community Centre - Thursday 7 July
Dedworth Library - Wednesday 13 July.
are initially considering how 21 sections of this key transport link,
from the Bisham roundabout junction in the west, to the M25 in the east,
could be improved over the coming years, and want to hear your views to
help decide on the best options to create safer, more user-friendly
routes for all.
locations for suggested improvements have been split into four areas
along the length of the road - Maidenhead and West, Bray, Windsor and
Dedworth, and Southeast Windsor and Old Windsor – and you can leave your
feedback on the different options for each area online.
Following the success of our first World Café in Clewer East and
Clewer and Dedworth East, its next stop will be Ascot and Sunninghill on
Thursday 7 July, 12.30pm to 3pm.
The venue is All Souls South Ascot Church Hall, Church Road, SL5 9DB. Parking is available.
Some 70 residents and representatives from community organisations
and support groups met at the Clewer and Dedworth event to discuss and
find solutions to the cost of living crisis. The Ascot and Sunninghill
event will take the same approach and, as with all World Cafes,
attendance is free.
The World Café format enables inclusive, open, and intimate
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
Refreshments and food will be available at the event, with a free
goody bag for all attendees along with the chance to win a free family
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, at World Cafes | RBWM Together.
Love Your Community – Our Ceremonial Wardens
As part of our “Love Your Community” communications campaign, we are highlighting the work of our Ceremonial Wardens.
Our 24 wardens
in their high vis yellow jackets are all volunteers, and they work
alongside the police to ensure the crowds gathered to watch the
spectacle are safe, as well as keep them informed about what’s going on.
In our video we talk to Ron Gardner, our longest serving Ceremonial Warden who also co-ordinates the team.
New online community resources for health and wellbeing
A new community online resource was
launched yesterday (30 June), giving fascinating details and insights
into the health and wellbeing of the Royal Borough’s residents.
The JSNA data won’t solely be used
by local authorities and healthcare professionals to help shape local
decision making and identify health priorities. It is a resource that
anyone can access and use to find out more information. It covers life
expectancy, deprivation, housing, environment, crime, mental health, and
children and young people.
The JSNA website is housed within the Berkshire Health website
which has been redesigned and relaunched yesterday. It has a number of
micro sites within it offering wide ranging health and wellbeing updates
and advice via a number of health-focused websites.
These include Healthy Berkshire
with practical tips on how to live well, the JSNA and Berkshire
Observatory platforms with their local authority specific health
insights, and Safe Sex Berkshire detailing sexual health services and
Royal Borough community spotlight
Here are just some of the upcoming community events in the Royal Borough:
Picnic in the Park, ‘Rock The Rec’ - (Saturday
2 and Sunday 3 July, noon to 7pm). Pirate Park, Dedworth. A celebration
of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with live music, a vegan market, food,
artisan and craft stalls, funfair, bars, children's activities and much
more. Tickets are £5 per person, per day and further details can be
found on the Windsor jubilee website.
Sign up to Goodgym Windsor and Maidenhead
- This sociable and welcoming group help other charities and
community projects in the borough. They run, walk or cycle to where help
is needed, combining volunteering with getting fit. Upcoming evening
sessions include weeding at the Spencer Denney Centre in Windsor on
Tuesday 5 July, hedge trimming at Boyn Grove open space and play area on
Wednesday 6 July, and
watering at the Maidenhead Community Allotment on Thursday 7 July. A
tidy up of Spital Cemetery will also be held on Thursday morning. Learn
more on their website.
Windsor Theatre Guild present “Emma”
- (Wednesday 6 to Saturday 16 July) – Windsor Football Club. Windsor
Theatre Guild present a highly theatrical adaptation of one of Jane
Austen's greatest novels. Bring family and friends, food, and fizz to
enjoy this timeless classic comedy at their new venue on the field
behind Windsor Football Club. Tickets are available on the Ticket Source website.
Voices Anon Community Choir Summer Concert - (Friday 8 July, 7.45pm, doors at 7.15pm). Furze
Platt School Theatre. Free entry. The choir will sing a wonderful and
varied range of songs from all parts of the United Kingdom - from Zadok
the Priest, to The Beatles, and My Fair Lady. The concerts always
support a local charity and the collection this year will be donated to
the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.
Health and Wellbeing Fayre
- (Thursday 28 July, 11am to 2pm). Housing Solutions will hold a free
Health and Wellbeing Fayre at St. Luke's Community Hall in Norfolk Road,
Maidenhead. Find out more about the support on offer from providers in
the Royal Borough. There will also be energy saving tips, free
refreshments, kids' arts and crafts and a prize draw.
- (Saturday 20 August). Entries are now being taken via the regatta
website for skiff races; dinghy races, canoe races; dragon boat races;
paddle boarding events, and much more on land besides. An entry form and
more details can be found via the regatta's website.
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