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.

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.

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…
New cycle route opens in Windsor
A cycle route linking West Windsor to Windsor Town Centre is set to be completed by Monday 18 May 2020.

The route, which begins at the junction of Clarence Road with Hatch Lane and ends on William Street, was developed in consultation with members…
Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site reopens
Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site will reopen on Monday 11 May following a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The site will be open from 8am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday, to give residents the chance to dispose of waste that…
Waste collections Waste and recycling collections move to alternate weekly collections during COVID19 outbreak
Waste and recycling collections in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead will move to alternate weekly collections from Monday 6 April during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Serco, who provide waste and recycling services on behalf of the Royal…
Free scam call blockers available to Royal Borough residents
A device that prevents scam and nuisance phone calls is available to Royal Borough residents, free of charge.

Scam blockers are installed by our trading standards team and provide an added layer of security, filtering out unwanted calls before your…
Sad news of the death of one of our Community Wardens
Councillor Andrew Johnson, Leader of the Council, says: “It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of one of our team as a result of COVID-19. 

“Dave Lee was a valued member of the Community Warden team providing support and…
Mayor's appeal for donations
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our local NHS services, with many NHS staff working tirelessly to look after us to keep us safe and well.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Wexham Park, Heatherwood and…
CQC rating tweet card Royal Borough respite service rated good by the CQC
A respite service which supports adults with learning difficulties in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has been rated good by the CQC following an unannounced inspection in March 2020.

The inspection rated 9 Allenby road in Maidenhead…
Battlemead Common Thames Path link at Battlemead Common to open Saturday
A network of footpaths, including a link to the Thames Path, will open this Saturday 3 August at Battlemead Common.

The 110 acres of land between Cookham and Maidenhead were purchased last December for £1 million to safeguard the open green space…
Have your say on car parking arrangements for Ockwells Park
Proposals for a new car park at Ockwells Park could reduce congestion around the popular park.

The proposals have been put forward to create new, additional car and cycling parking for Ockwells Park to increase capacity and reduce incidents of…