A unique party is being held at Maidenhead Library on the evening of Friday 29 September, to honour and celebrate the borough’s residents, community groups, and voluntary services organisations.
Communities Celebration 2023, organised by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in partnership with NHS Frimley, aims to showcase the varied successful community projects across the borough, including the borough’s Community Champions, World Cafes, and Innovation Fund initiatives - which have all succeeded thanks to collaborative working with local communities.
Residents, community groups and voluntary organisations alike are invited to the event, which is being hosted on the ground and first floors of the library. The event will have a party atmosphere with a live DJ and dance floor, free fun activities, food, and refreshments.
Organisers do ask, however, that those attending RSVP in advance to ensure there’s enough food and refreshments on the night.
Councillor Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Borough’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Leisure, said: “There’ve been some absolutely fantastic projects across the Royal Borough from our communities and local organisations this past year, coming together with the council and working as one. This event is our way of celebrating our communities’ successes, promoting what they’ve done so far, and setting out how we can all keep this momentum going during the coming year.
“This is all about showcasing the achievements of our varied and diverse communities and groups and is a great way for us to give them the spotlight. Equally, if you're looking to get more involved in your own community by setting up an initiative, or joining an existing one, this is also an opportunity to gain inspiration and meet people already doing great work.”
Dr Stephen Dunn, Director of System Delivery and Flow and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Place Lead for NHS Frimley, said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate the achievements of our people, communities, and the organisations that ensure residents’ voices are heard and strengthened in the work we do.
“The World Cafés and Innovation Fund have been great examples of how by working with local communities and organisations, we can harness their knowledge and experience to support their ideas and help bring about a better outcome for local people’s health and wellbeing.
“It will be a great evening and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of our communities and seeing as many people as possible there.”
The celebration is due to start at 6.30pm until late. To RSVP your place, visit the Communities Celebration 2023 website page on RBWM Together.
For residents with mobility issues, who may find it difficult to travel to the event on the night, charity People to Places is offering free bus transport from Ascot, Windsor, and Maidenhead. As seats are limited, however, if you’d like to book please call 01628 587925, between 2 and 4pm on Tuesday to Fridays only, by 21 September.