Residents’ Newsletter

Update on 5 June 2020
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Recycling and waste collections

We’ve updated the household recycling and waste collection timetable for June. Click on the image for a full version.

Don’t forget to check the Stafferton Way household waste and recycling site timetable to see which two days you can take waste. The site is open from 8am to 8pm each day.

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Celebrating our volunteers

To mark Volunteers’ Week this week, we’ve been celebrating our wonderful volunteering community who are supporting those in need across the Royal Borough.

We’ve heard from volunteers Debbie, Andrew and Deirdre about the work they’ve been doing to support residents during the pandemic and prior to it. Check out the video messages and quotes from our volunteering community on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

If helping your friends and neighbours over the last few months has given you a taste of how rewarding volunteering is, please visit our website to find out more about the ways in which you can help.

To register as a volunteer or request support from our community volunteering hub, email: volunteer or visit the volunteering section of our website.

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Re-opening our town centres

In line with government guidelines, we are currently making preparations for the re-opening of Maidenhead and Windsor town centres in a socially distanced manner.

You can find out more on the relevant Facebook pages:

Make Maidenhead on Facebook

Visit Windsor on Facebook

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M4 closures

The M4 will be closed overnight in both directions between junctions 6 (Slough-Windsor) and 8/9 (Maidenhead) from the evening of Friday 5 to the morning of Monday 8 June 2020.

The diversion route for motorway traffic during this weekend will use the A308M, A308, A332 and the A355. This is the second weekend for work on the motorway bridge that carries the M4 over the River Thames near Bray.

There will be regular full weekend closures of the M4 throughout this year, view and/or sign up for weekly M4 closure updates from Highways England here.

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Local Authority discretionary grant fund

Additional funding is nowavailable to businesses in the Royal Borough impacted by COVID-19.

It is aimed at small businesses who were not eligible for the previously announced Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund. The fund is intended to help cover fixed costs faced by the businesses where they can demonstrate that they cannot meet these.

The scheme is due to run for the 2020/2021 financial year only.

Full details of the scheme, including how to apply are now live on the Royal Borough business rates website page.

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Warning about flytipping

Flytipping is a criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000 or prison sentence.

Do not leave any waste where it shouldn’t be. If you see flytipped waste, please report it online.

Full details can be found here.

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Funding application 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 show that the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead could receive £140,000 from the Department of Transport with the potential for additional funding later this year.

Read the full press release here.

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Registrar wedding ceremonies

If you’re getting married, the registrars team are taking bookings for weddings from 1 September onwards.

If you would like to book a wedding, please complete the form below. The registrars will check availability, call you to confirm and take full payment by debit/credit card if you wish to proceed. No new bookings are available for weddings in June, July or August 2020. Bookings can be taken up to one calendar year in advance.See more here.

Pictured is a wedding at Windsor Guildhall, which can be hired as a wedding venue here.

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Advantage Card

The latest Advantage Card offers are now available for June.

If you haven’t yet signed up, click here to receive our special Offers by email at the start of each month.

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Keep in touch

Keep up to date with news and information from the council by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

Other accounts you may be interested in:

· Royal Borough official tourism web page.

· Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

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