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General Election Results

Thank you to everyone who voted in the General Election. The counts for the Windsor and Maidenhead constituencies finished in the early hours this morning. Read the results here.

Windsor Results

The General Election results are in for the Windsor constituency and the elected MP is Jack Rankin. 

Michael Boyle (Green) - 2,288 

David Buckley (Inde) - 1,629 

Simran Dhillon (Workers Party) - 621 

Harl Grewal (Reform) - 4,660 

Pavitar Mann (Lab) - 10,026 

Jack Rankin (Con) - 16,483 

Julian Tisi (Lib Dem) - 9,539 

The turnout was 61.93% in Windsor. 

You can watch a recording of the Windsor declaration on Teams here.

Maidenhead Results

The General Election results are in for the Maidenhead constituency and the elected MP is Joshua Reynolds. 

Tim Burt (Social Democratic) - 518 

Andrew Cooney (Green) - 1,996 

Qazi Irshad (Inde) - 431 

Tania Mathias (Con) - 18,932 

Joshua Reynolds (Lib Dem) - 21,895 

Jo Smith (Lab) - 5,766 

George Wright (Inde) - 791 

The turnout was 67.18% in Maidenhead. 

You can watch a recording of the Maidenhead declaration on Teams here.

Water Safety - this important advice may save a life, and it could be yours

If you get into trouble in open water this summer, would you know what to do? This important advice from the RNLI could save your life - please make sure you share it with family and friends, especially any young people.  

Float to live

If you find yourself struggling in the water unexpectedly, your instinct would tell you to swim hard. But cold water shock could make you gasp uncontrollably. Then you could breathe in water and drown. 



  • Tilt your head back until your ears are submerged in the water which forces your body up to the surface. Facing upwards also protects the nose and mouth from the water, giving unobstructed access to air.

  • Try to relax and regulate breathing.

  • While floating on your back, moving your arms gently helps you stay afloat and it’s ok if your legs are not level with the rest of your body.


  • If you can, get your legs to the surface, spread your arms and legs like a star as it improves stability.

  • Once panic has passed and controlled breathing returns, you can then call out for help. 


If you have children or grandchildren, please help by having a conversation with them about water safety advice and the risks of open water and encourage them to use local leisure centres if they wish to go for a swim. 


Helping someone else in trouble 


If you see someone in trouble in the water, shout to them and encourage them to tilt their head back to float on their back. 


Locate a nearby lifesaving ring to throw it to them and call 999. 


Do not risk getting into the water yourself. 

Reminder: Library online services upgrade

Just a reminder that we're continuing with our major upgrade to our library IT system until Monday 8 July.

All libraries continue to be open as normal, but some services are currently affected while we operate in offline mode. Council Customer Services in libraries, along with council payments, are not affected. The loan period for all items due to be returned during this period has been extended by one week.

Please check your account to confirm return dates. For more information about this please visit our website.

Park Smart Maidenhead - make the most of your parking choices

If you’re picking up essentials in Maidenhead town centre, Hines Meadow, Grove Road and West Street car parks are all within easy reach, for most people, of the Nicholsons Centre and other High Street retailers. Hines Meadow (under Sainsbury’s) always has spaces available for shoppers.


If you’ve joined our Resident Parking Discount Scheme, you can get an hour’s free parking each day at eight popular car parks in Maidenhead, Windsor, Eton and Datchet. You can still apply to join, completely free, if you’re a resident of the borough.


If you’d like to save money and don’t mind a 10-minute walk into the town centre, our Vicus Way car park is also affordable and always has spaces available. 

Do you have a winning Garden in Bloom?

Does your front garden stand out from the crowd? Do you have blooming roses and beautiful flowering baskets that can be seen by people walking past your garden?

Then you could be acclaimed as having the best garden in your ward by entering our Garden in Bloom Competition.

The popular competition is back for another year and nominations are still open now. This year, the competition is sponsored by Housing Solutions, Berkeley Group and Silva Homes.

As residents, you can nominate your own garden, a neighbour’s, or if you see another blooming garden, feel free to take a note of the address and nominate it. The only criteria is the garden can be seen from the pavement or road.


Nominations can be made here. All entries must be made before noon on 31 July. We prefer that photographs are uploaded alongside your nomination to show your garden at its best. Nominations can also be made by email or by post to “Garden in Bloom”, c/o Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF.

And don't forget the Wildlife Gardens Awards!

This year, gardeners are encouraged to enter both Garden in Bloom and the separate Wildlife Gardens Awards, which is also open until 31 July and is organised by the local ‘Wilds’ volunteer groups. Their website also includes a checklist of 24 wildlife-friendly features, such as all compost used in your garden being peat-free.


Read more here.

Enjoying our parks and green spaces responsibly

We’re all rightly proud of our parks and green spaces in the Royal Borough, they're great places to relax and enjoy nature, have a picnic, and walk our beloved four-legged friends. And to make sure we can all enjoy them we’re asking everyone to remember:

  • Please dispose of your waste responsibly and take litter home if the bin is full.

  • Always bag and bin your dog’s mess to keep parks clean, safe, and attractive for everyone.

  • Barbeques and other open fires are not allowed in any of our parks or open spaces.

Cooking on a barbecue in parks and green spaces can pose both a fire risk and cause damage to grass and wildlife, and often leads to littering of food packaging, spent charcoal and disposable barbecues.

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) order has been in place since last November, giving our Community Wardens the option to issue a £100 fixed penalty notice, to enforce the ban on barbeques and other open fires in our parks and green spaces. So please, leave the barbecue at home this summer, and help protect our much loved green spaces.

You can find out more about our parks and open spaces on our website, and we’re wishing all our residents a happy, safe, sunny summer! 

Could solar panels be an option for your home?

A green energy scheme to help you and local businesses generate renewable energy through solar panels, cutting energy costs and carbon footprint, is open in the Royal Borough.

We have joined forces with neighbouring councils to group bid for cheaper installation of solar panels through Solar Together.

Residents and businesses, with permission from the property owner to install the panels, can register now until 9 August.

The scheme offers solar panels with optional battery storage and EV charge points, as well as retrofit battery storage for residents who have already invested in solar panels and are looking to get more from the renewable energy they generate. 

The applications are grouped together, and reputable installation companies then bid to carry out the work through a reverse auction overseen by a company called iChoosr. 

Read more

Royal Borough Community Spotlight

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

  • Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (runs until Saturday 6 July, show starts at 7.30pm) - outdoors in Stag Meadow by Windsor Theatre Guild. It’s an uproarious tale of mischief and double-dealing where the women get the last laugh. Join us for a magical evening in a beautiful location: bring chairs or blankets to sit on, and wine, food, family and friends. For more information visit or call 0333 666 3366.


  • Summer Family Funday (Saturday 6 July, 12pm to 3pm) - Eton Wick Church of England First School, Sheepcote Rd, Eton Wick, Windsor SL4 6JB. Inflatable fun, face painting, carnival of games, BBQ and entertainment. Free entry.


  • Claremont Singers Summer Concert (Sunday 7 July, 3pm, Holy Trinity and Garrison Parish Church, Claremont Road/Trinity Place, Windsor SL4 3AX). The choir would love you to join them for our Songs for Summer to raise money for Thames Hospice and Holy Trinity Church. Free tea and cake will be served after the concert.  

  • Compete in the Maidenhead Festival of music and dance (Closing entry dates for: dance Monday 8 July and all music sections Sunday 20 October). Performance dates - dance Monday 28 October to Saturday 2 November. All music Saturday 16 to Saturday 23 November. Open to children (and adults) of all abilities. For syllabuses and further information visit. 

  • Creative writing inspired by nature (Tuesday 9 July, all day Woolley Firs Maidenhead, Environmental Education Centre, SL6 3LJ). Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Come and learn out in the field with our local author how to compose a wonderful short piece of literature inspired by your surroundings. Find out more and book a ticket (£25) on our website or email or call us on 01628 829 574.

  • Singing for the brain (9 July and second Tuesday of each month, 10.30am to 12pm, Mountbatten Grange care home, Helston Lane, Windsor SL4 5GG). Meet other members of the community living with dementia and sing a variety of songs you know and love in a fun and friendly environment. Take part in vocal exercises that help improve brain activity and wellbeing. For more information visit


  • Voices Anon Summer Concert (Thursday 11 July, 7.30pm for start at 7.45pm, Taplow Court, Cliveden Road, Taplow, SL6 0ER). Voices Anon is an established choir based in Maidenhead and next week we’re holding our summer concert, with a wonderfully varied programme of songs. Free admission, however a collection will be held in aid of our local branch of Alzheimer’s Dementia Support charity. And you can arrive early (from 5pm) and enjoy a picnic and explore the beautiful grounds of Taplow Court. Find out more on our website

  • Butterfly walk & talk (Tuesday 16 July 11.30am to 1.30pm, Woolley Firs Maidenhead, Environmental Education Centre, SL6 3LJ). Join the fantastic Emma Turnbull, local ecologist, on a gentle stroll around Woolley Firs Meadows, gardens and grasses. To find out more and to book a ticket (£20) visit our websiteemail, or call us on 01628 829 574.

  • Compost workshop - Gather & Grow Maidenhead (Saturday 20 July, 1pm – 2.30pm, ECO Action Hub, 5-7 Nicholsons Walk, Maidenhead SL6 1LB). Are you thinking of starting a compost bin in your garden? Or maybe you live in a flat and want to find a space saving way to deal with food scraps? From wormeries to bokashi, we've got you covered! All our welcome to this free, community led workshop. Email us to book a place.

  • Bazaar & coffee morning (Saturday 20 July, 10am - 11.30am, St Marks Crescent Methodist Church, Allenby Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 5BQ). Come and enjoy a morning with us, we've lots of stalls selling delicious home baked cakes, stationery, books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac and a raffle with various prizes. Coffee available during the morning and served in our friendly Hub. All Proceeds go to St. Marks Crescent Methodist Church Fund. All are welcome, email us for more information.

  • Swan Lifeline needs two new Trustees: Are you passionate about wildlife and nature? Are you looking for a purpose- driven Trustee role? The Swan Lifeline has two Trustee roles that offer the chance to be the ‘wind beneath the wings’ of these beautiful birds, who we rescue, rehabilitate and release back into their natural habitat. If you have a background in HR and an interest in developing people, then click here. And if you want to gain valuable leadership experience applying your digital knowledge and skills in a charity organisation, then click here.  

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.

Local Travel Updates

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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