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Calling all jobseekers! Attend our next jobs fair


A jobs fair will take place at Maidenhead Library on Friday 26 April 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.

Campaign highlights our strategies and actions to support a sustainable borough

Our new communications campaign, Supporting a Sustainable Borough, continues this week and is running for the whole of April, incorporating Earth Day on Monday 22 April.

This week we've been highlighting our own strategies and actions, including our Environment and Climate Strategy, Biodiversity Action Plan and our work leading Berkshire's Local Nature Recovery Strategy.

We finished the week with a look at our success in securing almost £1million to accelerate the rollout of electric vehicle charge points and at our Sustainability Supplementary Planning Document.


Next week, the campaign focuses on some of our partnership projects and the support we offer residents.

As a council, one of our key priorities is to take action to tackle climate change and its consequences and improve our natural environment. Achieving a sustainable future is a collective community effort – we all have a part to play in tackling climate change and its consequences.

Stay tuned to this e-newsletter and our Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) channels for more information, tips and how you can get involved.

Reminder: Residents in the Royal Borough encouraged to sign-up for free Multiply adult numeracy courses


Free adult numeracy courses to help you improve your maths skills and unlock opportunities are now open for enrolment.


Multiply is delivering the Government-funded courses for residents in various areas of Berkshire, including our borough.


The sessions are open to people aged 19 and over who do not have GCSE maths at grade C, or the equivalent, or need to brush up on their maths skills for work or with household budgeting.


For more information, including how to enrol, read our press release.

Check out the candidates in the PCC election


Five candidates are standing in the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election taking place on Thursday 2 May. See who they are and read their election statements on the official “Choose My PCC” website.


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. Find out more on their website.


  • If you’re not already registered to vote or have recently moved address, the last date for registering for this election is Tuesday 16 April at 11.59pm
  • The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. The first batch of postal votes vote packs will be sent out shortly afterwards
  • The deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April
  • If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID and wish to vote in person at a polling station, you can apply by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April for a free Voter Authority Certificate.


Find out more about the above on our website.

Royal Borough Community Spotlight

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

  • Age Concern Windsor Seniors Sunday Lunch (starting on Sunday 14 April, 11am to 2.30pm, and then the second Sunday of each month). Join for a sumptuous three-course roast dinner and plenty of time to chat and socialise while enjoying your meal. There is transport available for those living in Windsor - both the meals and the transport need to be booked in advance and transport is booked on a first come, first served basis. For further information, visit the website. To book, please call 01753 860685 Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm or email

  • She Loves You: Music of the Sixties 1960-1964 (Monday 15 April, 11.30am) – Baylis Theatre, Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead SL6 1BN. Enjoy some Beatles' tracks and music by other artists of the early sixties, hosted by The Arts Society Maidenhead. For more information, visit the website.

  • Free money coaching course (starting on Monday 15 April, 9.30am to 11.30am) - run by Christians Against Poverty. This will run for four sessions over five weeks (skipping the Bank Holiday Monday). A course all about budgeting - looking at how we view money, identifying pitfalls, a strategy to identifying spending habits and how to put together a sustainable budget. You can sign up via the CAP website (Getting to Grips with money) or contact Gary Jones on 07485 157796.

  • Supporting carers in Sunningdale (starts Thursday 18 April and then third Thursday of each month, 11am to 12.30pm) - Sunningdale Parish Council, The Pavilion, Broomhall Lane, Sunningdale SL5 0QS. Are you a carer? 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.

  • Bazaar and coffee morning (Saturday 20 April, 10am to 11.30am) - St Mark's Crescent Methodist Church, Allenby Road, Maidenhead, SL6 5BQ. Stalls with many items including delicious home baked cakes, books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac and Chris's Crafts with lovely handmade items for the home or gifts. Raffle with various prizes and coffee served throughout the morning. All welcome - free entry. All proceeds go to St Mark's Church funds. For more information, email

  • Free Earth Day celebration (Monday 22 April, 6pm to 8pm) - Nature’s Haven garden at Maidenhead Community Centre. Settle in with a hot chocolate by the fire and enjoy a short talk on giving your spirits a lift by connecting with nature from gardener, designer and teacher Deborah Lewis. Followed by marshmallow toasting and a natter in the magical garden setting. For information and to secure your place email Instagram - @mufcwellbeing, Facebook – Maidenhead and Windsor Wellbeing Support Service.

  • Monday Friends (Monday 22 April, 10.30am to midday) - St Mark's Crescent Methodist Church, Allenby Road, Maidenhead, SL6 5BQ. Each month the group brings a different theme and for April it's organising a sing along. If you would like to bring with you a favourite song, you're welcome to do so. The meeting includes refreshments, 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 in the area. The meeting takes place in the Hub. For further information, email or call 07714 892599. Free entry - all welcome.

  • St Luke’s Church concert in aid of Thames Hospice (Saturday 27 April, 7.30pm) - St. Luke’s Church, Norfolk Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7AX. Join for an evening of ‘Schubert and all that Jazz’ - an accessible concert of classical, jazz and popular music. All proceeds in aid of Thames Hospice. For more information, visit the website, call 01628 622733 or email

  • Windsor & Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra summer family concert (Sunday 16 June, 4pm, bring along a picnic from 2pm) - Newbold Church, Binfield, RG42 4AN. Featuring Walton Johannesburg festival Overture, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2, featuring the Winner of the WMSO Young Musicians' Competition 2022, Ryan Wang and Tchaikovsky Suite from Swan Lake. The orchestra is a semi-professional and high-standard group of musicians who rehearse every Tuesday evening during term time at the Dolphin School in Hurst, performing at least three major concerts in local venues. For more information, visit the website.

  • Signature A Cappella Singers - Do you love to sing? The group is looking for new members and would like to invite any women who are keen singers. You don’t have to be able to read music. It rehearses every Thursday evening, arrival 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Held at St Edwards Parish Centre, Windsor, SL4 3BA. For more information visit the website, or to join the group at one of its rehearsals, email

  • Maidenhead Softball Club free softball sessions (adults every Friday, under-14s every Monday, 6.30pm to 8pm) - Summerleaze Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 8SP. The club is running softball sessions for both adults and under-14s. Come along to the free sessions and see what softball is all about. No experience necessary or any equipment needed. For more information about softball, the club or to book a place visit the website, or call 07359 574150.

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:

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