Residents newsletter : Friday 19 February 2021

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Budget proposals to be discussed at Full Council

The proposed budget for 2021/22 will be discussed at Full Council on Tuesday 23 February. The budget sets out how your council tax will be spent and how we will invest in local services. Information about the proposed savings can be found on our website.

We recently held a public consultation to gather feedback on proposals for this budget. Over 800 residents responded to the consultation, and their feedback will be included in a report presented at this Full Council meeting.

You can watch next week’s Full Council meeting live from 6.15pm on Tuesday 23 February on our YouTube channel.


Thousands respond to walking and cycling scheme consultation

We recently held a consultation which asked for your feedback on proposed cycling and walking improvements in the Royal Borough.

Thank you to everyone who took part, we have listened and will take your feedback into consideration.

For more details on the outcome of the consultation and the next steps, visit our website.


Free refreshments for emergency services and NHS staff

The Castle Hotel in Windsor is offering complimentary refreshments and a light bite for all on-duty emergency services and NHS staff.

The refreshments are available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information, see the poster.


Are you on Nextdoor?

Nextdoor is the essential local website/app for neighbours. It connects neighbours to create stronger, safer and happier neighbourhoods.

If you join Nextdoor you will able to see local news and helpful information from local people, including your immediate neighbours.

As your local council, we also post regular updates and important information from our Nextdoor account, so you can keep up to date with what’s happening in the area you live in.

Signing up is easy, simply visit the Nextdoor website and enter your information.


Disposing of dog waste

Did you know you can dispose of your dog waste in a normal bin, not just the dedicated dog waste bins?

If you do not dispose of dog waste properly, you could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100. You can learn more about this on our website.


Calling all 8 to 19-year olds – your chance to win up to £1,500 in funding

Young people aged 8 -19, or aged up to 25 with learning disabilities, have until Thursday 25 February to apply for funding of up to £500 for individual applications or up to £1,500 when applying on behalf of a youth group, charity, or school.

This funding could help a youth music group to get new instruments, a school to improve existing playground equipment or a young person to support their hobby.

Please fill out the application form and email it to Elaine Keating by 5pm on Thursday 25 February.

For more information, check out the poster.


Have your say

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

Responding to our consultations and giving your feedback is the best way to ensure your views are heard.

Our current consultations are:


M4 closures

The M4 will be closed in both directions between junctions 4b (M25 Interchange) and 5 (Langley) from 8pm on Friday 19 February to 6am on Monday 22 February 2021.

The M4 will also be closed overnight eastbound between junctions 13 (Newbury) and 12 (Reading), and westbound between junctions 10 (Wokingham) and 11 (Reading) on Friday 19 February 2021.

Visit the Highways England website for more details on the M4 smart motorway works.