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We've secured nearly £1million for rollout of further electric vehicle chargepoints


We've secured almost £1million of national investment to fast track the rollout of new electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure.


It follows a successful bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) and will enable the rollout of the infrastructure through a future public-private partnership with chargepoint operating companies.


The significant investment - £927,000 – has come from the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Capital Fund to incentivise and accelerate private investment in chargepoint delivery across the region.  


This will support our Electric Chargepoint Implementation Plan, which outlines how we will bring forward hundreds more charging points for electric vehicles and help the transition to low carbon transport. The implementation plan helps to support the move to greener travel and ensure charging provision for electric vehicles keeps pace with demand. Read more in our press release.

Work completed to improve visitor experience and pedestrian safety in Castle Hill, Windsor


Work has been completed to improve the overall experience and safety of residents and visitors in Windsor town centre.


The public realm improvements in Castle Hill and St Alban’s Street have seen Castle Hill partially pedestrianised with a wider pavement on the southern (shops) side of the road, as well as a significant reduction in vehicle movements where this is limited to castle access only during its visiting hours. 


This will improve the visitor experience to this area of town, helping to drive economic growth and spend, as well as provide additional safety benefits. The majority of funding for the project has come from the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), as well as developer contributions.


Read more about the project in our press release.

Celebrating Social Work Week - highlighting the vital role of our social workers

This week is Social Work Week and Optalis, our adult social care partner, has produced two day-in-the-life features to shine a spotlight on the vital role of social workers in our community.


The first feature is a spotlight on Natasha, a social work practitioner making a difference in the Royal Borough.

You can learn more about the role, and the essential support that social work provides to individuals and families, as Natasha shares her workday with us here.


The second feature is on Stephanie, a social worker who shares her story, and you can discover what a day in the life of a social worker looks like here.

Could you work in care?


Optalis, our adult social care partner, is seeking more support workers to join our mission to help people in our community stay healthier, more independent, and live the lives they want for longer.


Optalis is a local, not-for-profit provider, owned jointly by the Royal Borough and Wokingham Borough Council, and is seeking to recruit caring people to a wide variety of rewarding roles that will make a positive difference to people’s lives.


There are many different types of jobs available and no two days are the same. Having the right qualities is all you need to start, there’s on-the-job training for everything else. Working in adult social care can fit around your life with flexible hours.


Watch our video to find out more about working at Optalis and see current opportunities on the Optalis recruitment webpages.

Interested in standing for election?

The nomination period will open on Monday 25 March for prospective candidates in the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election taking place on 2 May.

PCCs are elected representatives who oversee how crime is tackled in a police force area and aim to ensure the policing needs of communities are met. They are elected for four years – this short video covers their role.

West Berkshire Council has overall responsibility for running this election across the Thames Valley policing area, and is accepting candidate nominations for the PCC election until 4pm on Friday 5 April. Find out more on their website.

The list of candidates will be published on Monday 8 April, then electors will be able to read the PCC candidates’ manifestos from 10 April at

If you’re already registered to vote, look out for your polling card arriving by post in the coming days. The last date for registering to vote for this election is Tuesday 16 April at 11.59pm. Find out more about registering, postal and proxy voting on our website

Maidenhead Town Team clean-up ahead of replanting

Our thanks to volunteers from the Maidenhead Town Team who met last weekend to clean planters in town ahead of their upcoming replanting.

The team gave the planters in West Street, Providence Place, Broadway and Frascati Way a much-needed spruce up, and then carried out a litter pick and removed graffiti.

The team will be carrying out the replanting on Thursday 11 April and Saturday 13 April. If you would like to find out more and help with the replanting, please email can sign up to the town team newsletter here and you can also join the Town Team Facebook group.

Bin collections are not affected this Easter


We collect household waste and recycling on Bank Holiday dates (excluding Christmas and New Year).


If your bin is due to be collected on a day which is a designated Bank Holiday this Easter, please put it at the kerbside by 7am on the day as usual.


Please remember to recycle your Easter egg packaging - the cardboard boxes, the plastic it sits in and the foil wrapping can all be recycled in your blue bin. 


Visit our waste webpage for more information about what can go in each bin.

Calling all jobseekers! Attend our next jobs fair


A jobs fair will take place at Maidenhead Library on Tuesday 26 March from 10.30am to 1pm.


Jobseekers will have the opportunity to meet local employers and find out about their current vacancies. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Employers who wish to attend the event should contact or


For more information, please visit our employment support webpage.

Get ready to join the Maidenhead Easter Egg Hunt

The Maidenhead Easter Egg Hunt will take place from Tuesday 2 to Sunday 14 April.

Make Maidenhead has teamed up with Waterside Quarter for a fantastic free family day out

Pick up an entry form from the Nicholsons Shopping Centre, Maidenhead Library or the Waterside Quarter Marketing Suite. Simply find the bunnies at the locations on the map – there are 22 hidden around the town for you to find.

Each bunny has got an egg with a letter from the alphabet. Find all the letters and unscramble them to make up an Easter greeting. Finish your egg hunt at the Waterside Quarter marketing suite to claim a chocolate treat (treats available from Tuesday 2 to Sunday 14 April, 10am to 5pm).

Next week – details of Visit Windsor’s Easter egg trail. Also check out the Easter children’s crafts at our libraries and see below for some of the community-run Easter events in the borough.

Royal Borough Community Spotlight

Here are just some of the upcoming community events and volunteering opportunities in the Royal Borough:

  • Quiz night (Saturday 23 March, 7pm to 9.30pm - A prompt start is required at 7.30pm) - Woodlands Park Village Centre, Manifold Way, SL6 3GW. Tables of six or ask about individual entries. Price: £7.50 per person. Bring your own food, snacks, drinks and glasses. A raffle will be held with prizes. Book via email at or call 01628 623263. All funds raised to St Mark's Crescent Methodist Church. 

  • The Royal Free Singers (Saturday 23 March, 7.30pm) - Windsor Parish Church, High Street, Windsor, SL4 1LT. The group will be joined by the Orchestra of London and four professional soloists to perform one of Mozart's greatest works - Mass in C Minor, K427, "Great Mass". For more information and tickets, visit the website.

  • Cantorum Choir’s spring concert (Saturday 23 March, 7pm) - St Michael’s Church, Bray SL6 2AB. The choir will be performing Duruflé’s Requiem along with works by Nadia Boulanger, Vierne and Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine. The choir will be joined by international Mezzo Soprano Stephanie Wake-Edwards, a graduate of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Covent Garden (and England’s entry into the Cardiff Singer of the World competition two years ago). For more information, visit the website.

  • An Etonian Collector: The Richard Amis Bequest Exhibition (Sundays 2.30pm to 5pm until Sunday 24 March) - Verey Gallery, Eton College. Free entry. For more information, visit the website.

  • Monday Friends (Monday 25 March, 10.30am to midday) - St Mark's Crescent Methodist Church, Allenby Road, Maidenhead SL6 5BQ. Each month there's a different theme, and for March the Friends are organising Easter items. The meeting will include refreshments and is very informal, with a short time for a prayer. This is a morning for all in the community, especially those who are alone and would like to make friends and get to know others. If you would just like to come and enjoy the company, that is fine as well. Free entry - all welcome. For further information email or call 07714 892599.

  • Maidenhead Music Society presents a concert with Perpetuo (Tuesday 26 March, 7.45pm) - Norden Farm. They will play both traditional and contemporary classical music - Faure, Schumann and Adrian Sutton (composer of the musical War Horse). For more information, visit the website.

  • Dementia-friendly walk and refreshments (Starting Wednesday 27 March, last Wednesday of each month until 31 October, 11am to 12.30pm) - Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1UU. Meet in the main car park. Join for a walk in the great outdoors at Braywick Nature Centre, followed by refreshments. This event is suitable for people with dementia and their carers. For more information call 0118 959 4242, email or visit the website.

  • The Arts Society Windsor March lecture (Wednesday 27 March, 1.30pm) - Old Windsor Memorial Hall, SL4 2RN. “The Art of Cameo Glass: from Portland Vase to Emile Galle” will be presented by Scott Anderson. Visitors and new members welcome. For more information, visit the website.

  • River Church Maidenhead invites you to a free event for primary school aged children (Friday 29 March, breakfast is served at 9am, with games starting at 9.30am. Finishes at 12.30pm, with lunch served until 1pm). There will be crafts, games, songs and the telling of the Easter Story. Registration required. For more information and to register, visit the website.

  • Norden Farm Centre for the Arts presents Quest Family Fest (Friday 29 March to Saturday 13 April) - Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF. Two weeks of creative adventures, bringing stories to life. For more information visit the website or call 01628 788997.

  • Easter Family Fun Day (Saturday 30 March, 11am to 3pm) - Grenfell Park. Join Maidenhead Bridge Rotary for a free Easter Family Fun Day. Prepare for an egg-citing adventure with an array of activities for the whole family. From egg hunts to face painting, fairground rides to delicious treats and lots of stalls, there's something for everyone. For full event details and to plan your day of fun, visit the website.

  • Easter Sunday at St. Michael’s Church, Bray (Sunday 31 March, 10am). A service for all ages. Hymns, songs and stories. Holy Communion followed by an Easter egg hunt in the churchyard. For more information, visit the website.

  • Supporting carers in Sunningdale (starts Thursday 18 April and then 3rd Thursday of each month, 11am to 12.30pm) - Sunningdale Parish Council, The Pavilion, Broomhall Lane, Sunningdale SL5 0QS. Are you a carer? If so, you're welcome to join a new monthly group for carers across the south of the borough. Join for a coffee and a chat. For more information call Steve Sansom on 07585 793069.

  • Age Concern Windsor volunteers wanted. There are a range of different tasks that the group needs help with, such as delivery of meals in the local area, helping in the preparation, cooking, and serving of meals, and Wednesday to Friday with its group services including help with chatting, playing games and craft activities. All roles are flexible and do not require a long-term commitment. For more information call 01753 860685 Tuesday through Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm, or email.

  • Maidenhead Softball Club Free Softball Fridays (Fridays 6pm to 7.30pm) - Newlands Girls School, Farm Road, Maidenhead, SL6 5JB). Looking for something different this year? Come along to the free Friday softball sessions and see what softball is all about. No experience necessary or any equipment needed. Everything provided. The club also runs youth sessions for 8-14s on Mondays. For more information about softball, the club or to book a place, visit the website or contact Alan on 07552 811048.

  • Volunteers wanted. Maidenhead Community Watch Association provides vulnerable and elderly residents in Maidenhead with various free home security items. It requires a handyman/lady to help with the fitting of these items as required, and also someone to join the small team carrying out the initial home security assessment. Training is provided at one brief session. Anyone interested in participating can contact the association chairman, John Diack, on 01628 622876 or at

  • Signature A Cappella Singers - Do you love to sing? The group is looking for women to join the Windsor-based choir. It rehearses every Thursday evening at St Edward's Parish Centre, Windsor, SL4 3BA. To join one of its rehearsals, email

  • Royal Reminiscence, Dementia-friendly mornings (Last Wednesday of each month from 10.30am) - Pug Yard Learning Centre (please use the entrance on St Alban's Street). If you know someone in the borough living with dementia, or awaiting a dementia diagnosis, join on the last Wednesday of the month at Windsor Castle to talk all things royal. Sessions are fee, informal and include refreshments. Come along on to hear and share stories about the castle. For more information, visit the website, or call Amy on 07860 612393.

If you have an upcoming not-for-profit community event or appeal for volunteers you’d like to promote in this newsletter, simply send basic information about your event to and it could be shared with more than 21,000 local residents.

You just need to include a brief description, when and where it takes place, and a link to a website/social media page/contact where people can find out more.

To see further volunteering opportunities in the borough, or for another way for community organisations to promote volunteering opportunities, please visit RBWM Together.

Our consultations - have your say

We regularly hold consultations and surveys to get your views on proposals within the Royal Borough.

Participating, sharing ideas, and giving your feedback is the best way to ensure your views are heard.

Our current consultations are:

Partner consultation:

Local Travel Updates

Rail engineering works:

Planned engineering works are taking place on the South Western Railway network this weekend, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March. On both days, buses will run between Hounslow and Windsor via Staines, and on Sunday buses will run between Hounslow and Ascot via Staines and revised service will run between Ascot and Reading. Details on the SWR website.

Council highways works:

For details of further 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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