|Councils back in court to challenge Heathrow expansion
Local authorities committed to protecting their residents from the damaging effects of Heathrow expansion will go to the Court of Appeal today (17th October) to outline vital flaws in the Government’s
The councils – Richmond upon Thames, Hillingdon…
|Councils tell government to review Heathrow expansion following climate change developments
Local authorities opposed to Heathrow expansion say that changes in Government policy on climate change mean the case for a third runway should be reviewed urgently.
The national policy statement (ANPS) which included support for expansion at the…
|Windsor Dials to extend temporary midweek parking
Windsor Dials multi-storey car park will continue to offer temporary midweek parking until Tuesday 31 December, in addition to the existing weekend offering.
Until recently, the car park has only been available to the public on Saturdays, Sundays…
|Borough Local Plan consultation
The consultation on the proposed changes to the submitted Borough Local Plan (2012-2033) is now open.
The purpose of this public consultation is to allow an opportunity for anyone interested to make representations on the proposed changes.
|Planning and regeneration of the Royal Borough|
|Director of Adult Services appointed
Hilary Hall has been appointed as the Director of Adult Services at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
The appointment was made following a recommendation from Employment Panel in September, and Hilary started the role in October. …
|Enhanced cold weather support for vulnerable residents announced
An enhanced and comprehensive support system for vulnerable residents in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has been announced to ensure these residents can access the services they need.
Throughout the winter period we will be putting…
|Cabinet approve consultation plans for children’s centre transformation
Cabinet has approved a public consultation to transform the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s early help services into an integrated, one-stop family hub.
The proposals could see local resources refocussed to support our most vulnerable…
|Cabinet approve Parkwood to run Braywick Leisure Centre
Cabinet have approved a decision to appoint Parkwood to run the new Braywick Leisure Centre, due to open in September 2020.
Parkwood currently run the Royal Borough’s other leisure centre sites including the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead…
|Director of Resources appointed
Adele Taylor has been appointed as the Director of Resources and Section 151 Officer at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
The appointment was made following approval at Full Council last night. Adele will start in her role in the…
|New partnership to help homeless into long-term sustainable accommodation
John West House has reopened and will provide a comprehensive support service that helps vulnerable people sleeping rough into long-term, sustainable accommodation.
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has partnered with a community…
|Housing and homelessness|
|Your views to be gathered on future of children’s and youth centres
We want to hear your views on the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s plans to transform early help services into integrated, one-stop family hubs.
The proposals could see local resources refocussed to support our most vulnerable children,…
|New recycling scheme for Royal Borough residents
A new recycling scheme, WAM Gets Recycling, will be be launching in the Royal Borough, as the partnership with Greenredeem comes to an end on Friday 31 January.
The new recycling scheme, WAM Gets Recycling, is part of the contract with the Royal…
|Proposals for budget 2020/21 to be debated at scrutiny meetings
The budget proposals for 2020/21 will revitalise the council’s transformation programme which will ensure it can continue supporting its most vulnerable residents.
The proposals, which will future proof the council, show an increase of 3.99% of…
|Trading standards take action against India-based call centre to protect thousands
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has helped thousands of UK citizens by taking action against a call centre which was taking money for services it could not provide and changing consumer’s landline providers without the appropriate…
|Royal Borough secures additional funding to support rough sleepers
The Royal Borough’s success at developing and implementing a rough sleeper pathway has resulted in the Council securing £490,000 from the government’s rough sleeping initiative.
The funding will be used to:
Broaden the reach of the council’s…
|New service to help our communities
A new community listings application with an integrated map facility which will help connect residents with a wide range of events, activities, community groups and venues has been launched.
The map is designed to give our residents a better…
|Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s Children’s Services rated GOOD by Ofsted
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s Children’s Services have been rated ‘GOOD’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2020.
Inspectors commented on the significant improvements that Achieving for Children (AfC), the council’s…
|Schools and Education|
|Transformational budget approved at Full Council
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s budget for 2020/21 has been approved which will ensure it can continue supporting its most vulnerable residents.
The budget will future proof the council and allow it to focus on ensuring it provides…
|Royal Borough in the top local authorities for adult social care
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has been ranked as one of the top performing local authorities for adult social care following independent research by IMPOWER.
The Impower Index, which looks at local authority performance within…
|Windsor man nominated for top tourism award
Windsor businessman, Chris French, has been named as a finalist in VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar competition 2020.
Chris, director at French Brothers, is a familiar sight on the river and at the helm of the popular Thames passenger cruise boat…