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Coronavirus update

We'll be updating our website regularly with new announcements on COVID19 and how we're supporting residents and businesses. Today's highlights are:

  • Community Action - see where we can all provide community help for vulnerable residents.
  • All future scheduled public council meetings have been cancelled
  • Maidenhead Town Hall, Libraries, Youth Centres, Museums and Children's Centres will be closed from today.
  • Waste and recycling services continue as usual.
  • Parking restrictions - news for all Windsor zone resident permit holders.
  • Plans for weddings booked with our registrars.
  • Support for businesses will be updated as we receive details from central government.

There is a large amount of information and misinformation circulating both in the newspapers and online; if you are concerned or want more information or advice, check the official and professional sources of information including www.gov.uk/coronavirus .

Online payments

While the Town Hall and libraries are closed, you can pay for the majority of council services on our website using a credit or debit card. Please visit  www.rbwm.gov.uk/pay  to make your payment.


Libraries online resources

Did you know that with your library card you can get thousands of free magazine and newspaper downloads on your phone and tablet with the Press Reader App?
So whether you want to catch up on magazines or read the newspaper headlines, you can do it all from the comfort of your home. There's even a category for kids and tweens which includes The Week Junior and the Beano.

To get set up you’ll need to download the Press Reader app and log in with your library card details.

While the libraries are closed, books can still be returned using the drop boxes outside all buildings and you can also renew books online . We will also waive any library fines accrued during this time. You can still contact the libraries team by telephone on 01628 796969.

Click on the link for library online resources including audio and e-books.

Take part in our children's and youth centre consultation

Remember to take part in the consultation on our 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, young people and families, helping to reduce the need for statutory intervention.
 
If approved, the plans will see services being run by children's centres, youth centres, parenting service, health visitors, school nurses and the family resilience service bought together into one stop "family hubs" so that residents accessing this support can get all the help they need in one place. The hubs will provide services to children aged between 0-19 and up to 25 years for young people with a learning difficulty or disability.
 
The consultation is available online or you can attend a variety of consultation sessions in children centres - click here for more information. 
Advantage Card support for businesses

In support of businesses, if you run a local business and want to promote your services to residents, get in touch with the Advantage Card .  

Whether you're able to deliver online classes or courses, gift packs, voucher gifts to use later in the year or food deliveries, we'll be able to let residents know so they can support you over the coming months. You can create an online offer here, for the April Advantage e-news.

Each month we share the new offers on our  Facebook page  and  online.

To keep in the loop with our monthly offers, Advantage Card holders can sign up to our  Advantage Card mailing list
Tourism superstar
 
We are delighted that the chair of our VisitWindsor partnership is a finalist in the Mirror Travel and Visit England Tourism Superstar award. 
 
Chris French, Managing Director of French Brothers who provide boat trips along the River Thames, was nominated for his genuine passion for tourism. 
 
Chris built the company from scratch and is often found driving a boat, engaging with customers or supporting our VisitWindsor team. 
 
Vote via  www.mirror.co.uk/trave l before the closing date of Tuesday 21 April. The winner will be announced during English Tourism Week on Saturday 25 April.