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Flooding update

There are flood warnings and alerts in place across the borough.

Please stay away from flooded areas and rivers, and do not touch floodwater as it can harbour dangerous bacteria and viruses.

For the latest flood alerts and information on preparing for flooding, please visit the Environment Agency website.

If you are concerned about flooding in your area, please report it via our online form.

Due to expected weather conditions and flooding in some areas of the Royal Borough, there may be some disruption to our waste and recycling services over the weekend. If your road gets missed, please keep your bins out and Serco will collect them as soon as possible.
Upcoming Ray Mead Road roundabout works

Work to improve Ray Mead Road roundabout in Maidenhead will start on Monday 8 February and continue until Friday 19 February. Temporary traffic lights will be in operation from 9am - 3.30pm daily.

The works are part of a £6m road improvement scheme in the Royal Borough aimed at improving six key roundabouts in Maidenhead. To learn more about the scheme please read our press release.
Frimley Healthier Together - resources for parents and carers of children

To support parents or carers when their children become ill, Frimley Health and Care has created the new Frimley Healthier Together website.

The website provides information to help parents and carers recognise what might be wrong and how to help their children while at home, and where to go for more help if they need to see a healthcare professional.

It offers clear guidance on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child's symptoms are likely to last.

You can learn more on the Frimley Health and Care website.
Express Yourself - Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week (Monday 1 - Sunday 7 February) and we are encouraging parents and other support networks to consider how they can support the wellbeing of children and young people.

This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’. Expressing yourself is about finding ways for children or young people to share their feelings, thoughts or ideas, through creativity.

There are lots of resources to help children and young people explore what it means to ‘Express Yourself’ on the Children’s Mental Health Week website.

You can learn more about how to support children and young people’s wellbeing in our press release.
Slow broadband speed?

If you experience slow broadband speeds, you could benefit from the rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme, which has now been extended to 2022.

The scheme provides residents and businesses in some of the hardest-to-reach parts of Berkshire with future-proof broadband connections. If you are eligible, you can access funding up to £1,500 (or £3,500 for a business) towards the cost of full-fibre installation.

To find out more and to see if you’re eligible for the funding, click here.
Get Berkshire Active Awards – our lockdown heroes

Congratulations to the winners of the ninth annual Get Berkshire Active awards.

29 individuals and organisations were awarded in recognition of their work to support communities across Berkshire during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local organisations who received the award include the Windsor School Sport Partnership who provided virtual exercise programmes to promote healthy habits for children and GoodGym Windsor and Maidenhead who took part in over 70 community projects such as marshalling drive-through flu vaccination sites and sorting hospice shop donations.

You can read more on the Get Berkshire Active website.

We regularly hold consultations to get your views on proposals within the Royal Borough.

Responding to our consultations and giving your feedback is the best way to ensure your views are heard.

Our current consultations are:

The M4 will be closed in both directions between junctions 6 (Slough) and 8/9 (Maidenhead) from 8pm on Friday 5 February to 6am on Monday 8 February 2021.

Visit the Highways England website for more details on the M4 smart motorway works.
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