Published
Local Healthwatch service provider selected
A joint project by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest Council and Slough Council to commission a single Local Healthwatch Service across East Berkshire has concluded.

Help & Care has been awarded the contract to…
Adult services
Make sure you are on the electoral register - annual canvass 2020
Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their details are up to date on the electoral register.

With elections taking place in Windsor and Maidenhead in May 2021, this is an important…
Elections
Borough Local Plan progresses to next stage
The emerging Borough Local Plan is moving a step closer to delivery, with a second round of public hearing sessions arranged for October and November this year.

The public hearing sessions will consider a range of matters and issues including the…
Planning and regeneration of the Royal Borough
Consultation opened for your ideas on themed crossings
We want to hear your views about how we celebrate our heritage, diverse communities, our volunteers, charities and unsung heroes.

We plan to celebrate this through a themed pedestrian crossing and want your views about how this should look.

You…
RingGo chosen as new cashless parking provider
RingGo, the UK’s leading phone parking provider, is taking over cashless parking in all Royal Borough managed car parks from Thursday 20 August.

Like Parkmobile, who previously provided this service, RingGo lets users pay for parking using their…
Parking and transport
Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead – increased safety measures in place
Due to reports of visitors entering the water by the weir at Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead, and a significant increase in large gatherings, we are introducing a number of measures....

to increase the safety of those who visit, live and work on the…
Consultation for Family Hub Service
A second stage consultation is taking place to gather your views on the proposed Family Hub Service in the borough which plans to transform early help services into integrated, one-stop family hubs.

Achieving for Children, who are commissioned to…
Weekly bin collections resuming from 17 August
Weekly household waste and recycling collections resume from Monday 17 August 2020 and we have taken the opportunity to review collection routes to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.

These changes mean that for some residents,…
Waste
Climate change image Get involved in making a difference to our environment
If you are interested in making a difference to the environment and living in a more sustainable way, get involved in the council’s Environment and Climate Strategy consultation.

The Environment and Climate Strategy was created following the…
Battlemead Common ecological management plan revised
A ‘master plan’ for Battlemead Common has been updated following an ecology report commissioned by the Royal Borough and produced by Austin Foot Ecology.

The original plan for the 110-acre piece of land off Lower Cookham Road was created in 2020…
New leisure trust to run borough leisure centres
Leisure Focus has been created to run the borough’s leisure centres with the new charitable trust taking control of the borough’s sites from Saturday 1 August 2020.

The decision to create the trust has been made in partnership with Legacy Leisure,…
Next step taken to tackle homelessness in the borough
Homelessness and rough sleeper services in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead continue to be improved as part of a new strategy which has been approved.

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy will continue to guide the council’s…
Housing and homelessness
Council condemns attack in Reading
Following the attack in Reading on Saturday, the leader of the council, Councillor Andrew Johnson and managing director, Duncan Sharkey, have released a statement on behalf of the Royal Borough.

“We, along with our residents, stand with our…
Schemes to support walking and cycling in the borough
Funding from the government’s Emergency Action Travel Grant will help implement measures across the borough to support walking and cycling.

The funding, if approved by government, will enable the council to use pop-up and temporary interventions to…
Free parking for Advantage card holders as the high street starts to re-open
Advantage Card holders will be entitled to free parking for three hours from Monday 15 June as the council helps to stimulate the local economy with high streets and non-essential retail re-opening.

If you are a current Advantage Card holder, place…
Parking and transport
Changes to parking as non-essential shops re-open
Changes will be made to parking arrangements from Monday 15 June as non-essential retail re-opens.

Parking restrictions in residential roads in the evenings and weekends will now be enforced, as the council wants to ensure that residents can park…
Parking and transport
Borough Local Plan update
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s emerging Borough Local Plan is now able to move a step closer to delivery.

This will help shape the next two decades of growth and facilitate new homes and infrastructure in the borough.

The…
Funding available from government's Emergency Active Travel Fund to support walking and cycling
Lower speed limits, new cycle routes and wider footpaths could be seen in the Royal Borough if the council is successful in securing funding from the government’s Emergency Action Travel Grant.

Indicative allocations for the first stage of funding…
Online Garden in Bloom launches
The annual Garden in Bloom competition has been launched and this year it will be carried out virtually.

This year’s competition has five categories. They are:

Blooming Beautiful - For images of your garden, especially the colourful parts.

Grown…
Virtual focus groups help to develop homelessness strategy
Two virtual focus groups have been delivered to help the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead refresh its Homelessness Strategy.

The virtual sessions were held on Monday 18 May – one brought together over 50 individuals and organisations…