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COVID-19 cases

Cases in the Borough are disproportionately centred on people aged between 18 to 34 years, but we all have to play our part.

You may not experience the worst of symptoms yourself but you may pass it on to loved ones who do.

Please play your part in stopping the spread and help keep everyone safe - keep your distance, wash your hands, wear a face covering. If you have any symptoms, stay at home and get a test immediately. If you’ve been abroad to a country that’s not on the exemption list, you need to self-isolate for 14 days.
To protect yourself and others, you must:
  • wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
  • if you feel unwell, get a test immediately
  • if you have travelled abroad to a country that’s not on the exemption list, you need to self-isolate for 14 days. Check travel advice here.

Our latest statements are on Facebook and Twitter, please share our social media messages with your community.
New Royal Borough website

Our current website, customer engagement platform and forms have been moved to a new provider and we need users to be aware of the changes.

The website is now obsolete and all webpage links to the site will be broken. This will include any bookmarks or favourite links that you have. You may also come across broken links within search engines which take you to the old site, it takes some time for search engines to recognise the pages and links on a new website.
Please update any bookmarks or favourite links to Here is the 'report it' link.
Waste update

From Monday 7 September all restrictions on when you can visit Stafferton Way Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) will be lifted meaning that you can visit on any day.

Social distancing measures are still in place and must be followed. We will be updating the new website soon with details.
Royal Borough residents can also use Chalvey HWRC again from Monday 7 September. Details on using this site can be found here.
Consultation extended

A second stage consultation gathering views on the proposed Family Hub Service in the borough has been extended to 23 September.

The Family Hub Service plans to transform early help services into integrated, one-stop family hubs.

Climate webinar for businesses

Businesses are invited to our webinar on the Green Recovery: Tackling climate change in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead taking place on Wednesday 9 September 1-2pm.

We have just released our draft climate and environment strategy which details our ambition for the Borough to be net zero by 2050. It’s now open for public consultation to offer businesses, residents and other stakeholders in the Borough the opportunity to have a say.

Hear from local businesses who are leading the way. Tackling climate change involves everyone – it will take the combined efforts of business, industry, residents and community groups to make this a reality so this is also an opportunity to reflect on the part your business can play. The Crown Estate and Ascot Racecourse will be inspiring action detailing the steps they have taken and the plan they have to ensure sustainability and climate change mitigation are at the heart of what they do.

If your business would like to register please email

Residents are invited to feed back on the consultation and find out more here.
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 provide this service across the three boroughs, which will see the authorities working together, to ensure valuable health and social care information is shared to improve the services available to local residents.

Kickstart scheme launched

The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment.

Any size and type of organisation that employs people who can offer young people, claiming Universal Credit, a six-month work placement will be paid for by government. Funding will be available following a successful application process. Applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. Further information is available through a Guide for Employers.

To help smaller businesses and employers offering fewer than 30 placements, there will be a way to bid via an intermediary or representative of a group of employers. These intermediaries can then bid on behalf of groups of employers. You can find out how this will work here Guidance for representatives of employers.

if you are willing to participate in the scheme as an employer or as an intermediary representing a group of employers, please email Bracknell, Maidenhead & Slough Jobcentres
M4 closures

The M4 will be closed Eastbound only between junctions 5 (Langley) and 4b (M25) from the evening of Friday 4 to the morning of Monday 7 September 2020. This is for carriageway work around the new Old Slade Lane bridge.

Forthcoming closures for September are:
  • Junctions 4b to 5 11-14 September
  • Junctions 5 to 6 18-21 September
  • Junctions 7 to 8/9 25-28 September

The Big Bike Revival

As part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival, Maidenhead Cycle Hub are setting up pop-up workshops to carry out a FREE check on your bike.

Venues are:
  • Saturday 5 September- Desborough School
  • Saturday 16 September - Town Centre, outside Town Hall
  • Wednesday 23 September- Town Centre, outside Town Hall
  • Friday 9 October- Town Centre, Outside Town Hall
  • Saturday 24 October- Desborough School
Bike drop off from 8.30am final pick up at 4.30pm

To book your bike in please email and let us know the date you wish us to check your bike.

See the poster here.
Council meetings this month

Council meetings can be viewed online on our YouTube channel.

Forthcoming meetings this month include:
  • Maidenhead Town Forum Tuesday 8 September
  • Windsor Town Forum Wednesday 23 September
  • Cabinet meeting Thursday 24 September

See the full diary of meetings on our meetings and agendas page.
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