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RBWM Highways Notice

There is to be a temporary road closure at the level crossing on the A30 London Road, Sunningdale. Emergency services will be provided access at all times.

Date & times: From 23:30 hours on Monday 2nd March until 05:30 hours on Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Location: between its junctions with the B383 Broomhall Lane and Ridge Mount Road.

Diversion: For eastbound traffic is from the A30 junction with Grove End (slip road) to the A322, southbound past junction 3 of the M3, to the junction with the A319 Bagshot Road.  The diversion route continues eastwards, via the A319 Vicarage Road, to Chobham following the B383 Windsor Road, then northwards via the B383 Chobham Road, to rejoin the A30 at Sunningdale.  For traffic travelling westwards the diversion will by this route reversed except the link between the A322 and the A30 is an unnamed slip road. For vehicles over 7.5 Tonnes there will be an alternative diversion in place via the M25 & M3.

Reasons:                  To facilitate level crossing maintenance works.

Applicant:              Centurion on behalf of Network Rail.

 

Highways Works

Ascot and the Sunnings
Wards – Ascot and Sunninghill – Sunningdale and Cheapside

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale

  • Victoria Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Monday 17 February 2020 – Road Closure 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • New Mile Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Monday 17 February 2020.
  • The Avenue (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Tuesday 18 February 2020 – Road Closure 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Woodside Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Wednesday 19 February 2020.
  • London Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Wednesday 19 February 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • London Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Wednesday 19 February 2020 – three way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • London Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Wednesday 19 February 2020.
  • North End Lane (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Thursday 20 February 2020.
  • Gainsborough Drive (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 20 February 2020 – three way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Oaklands Close (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 20 February 2020.

Highways Works

Ascot and the Sunnings
Wards – Ascot and Sunninghill – Sunningdale and Cheapside

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale

  • Ridgemount Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – footway works – Wednesday 12 February 2020.
  • Charters Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – footway works – Wednesday 12 February 2020.
  • Park Drive (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – footway works – Wednesday 12 February 2020.
  • Chobham Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – footway works – Wednesday 12 February 2020.
  • Onslow Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – footway works – Wednesday 12 February 2020.
  • Dorian Drive (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – footway works – Wednesday 12 February 2020.
  • Nash Gardens (Ascot and Sunninghill) – footway works – Wednesday 12 February 2020.
  • Kings Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – footway works – Thursday 13 to Monday 17 February 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead News Release 04.02.2020

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 RBWM securing £490,000 from the government’s rough sleeping initiative.

The funding will be used to:

  • Broaden the reach of RBWMs preventing rough sleeping approach
  • Provide the necessary intense support required to deliver a successful 3 stage pathway for rough sleepers
  • Reduce rough sleeping the Royal Borough
  • Share RBWMs learning with partner agencies and other local authorities

Research has found that areas which previously received funding have seen a reduction in rough sleeping of up to 32%.

Cllr Ross McWilliams, lead member for RBWM housing, communications and youth engagement said: “This funding will enable us to help more vulnerable people off the streets into long term, sustainable accommodation. “We know all too often that people who are sleeping rough are unable to access the wraparound support they need to move forward with their lives. This funding ensures we can continue to provide the intensive support we know will support people to move away from sleeping rough.” “I’d like to congratulate the officers from our housing options and rough sleeper team who worked so hard to implement the rough sleeper pathway and secure this additional funding.”

This funding will enable the continuation of the RBWMs comprehensive rough sleeper pathway, which supports people off the street into an assessment centre, provides access to RBWMs support services and aims to secure long-term sustainable accommodation.

Anyone sleeping rough in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead can benefit from the support being delivered through the rough sleeper pathway. The service exceeds RBWMs statutory Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) duties and includes a commitment to ensure those rough sleeping are accommodated in our stage one provision whilst our experienced outreach team undertake a comprehensive assessment.

The funding secured is available for one year and is part of £112 million Rough Sleeping Initiative funding to help get people off the streets and into accommodation.

 

 

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Press Release

Proposals for budget 2020/21 to be debated at scrutiny meetings

The budget proposals for 2020/21 will revitalise the RBWM’s transformation programme which will ensure it can continue supporting its most vulnerable residents.

The proposals, which will future proof RBWM, show an increase of 3.99% of Council Tax which includes 2% for the adult social care precept, which is an overall increase of 79.5p per week.

Councillor Andrew Johnson, leader of RBWM, says: “All councils are experiencing challenging financial positions and we are no different to the rest of the country. There are significant spending pressures in both adults and children’s services and we are working to reduce that gap between income and expenditure.

“Unlike many other councils, we have a low level of reserves which means that we have less time and potentially fewer options than others to bring our budget into balance.

“We want to transform RBWM, be innovative and forward thinking about how we provide services to our residents, and that means looking at how we provide services and if we can, deliver them differently.

“We are a low Council Tax authority and will be in the future; but one which firmly adopts the principle of the user pays, so our tax payers do not have to subsidise non-core council services for those who can afford it.

“We are continuing to invest in supporting our most vulnerable residents and addressing broader policy, such as climate resilience, which is now driving our response in areas such as parking.”

The proposals also include a number of efficiency savings which include reducing management and administrative posts, transforming youth and early year’s services to target the most vulnerable, adult care transformation that will improve services delivered to residents while using new technology to reduce costs, reducing the maximum discount for working age claimants from 91.5% to 80% in line with other councils, removing parking discounts for Advantage cards while maintaining all other benefits of the scheme, and making a small administrative charge for residents parking permits. These will all be discussed at scrutiny meetings before the proposals go to Full Council.

The budget papers will first be discussed at Communities Overview and Scrutiny meeting at Maidenhead Town Hall at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28 January as RBWM begins its process to get approval before Full Council on 25 February 2020

Free NHS health checks

If you are aged between 40 and 74, an NHS Health Check is available free of charge from your local GP.

The 20-minute appointment can help lower your risk of developing type-2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Through simple lifestyle changes, such as diet and physical activity, you can lower your risk of developing serious health problems.

Call your GP surgery to book a health check today and enjoy a healthier life for longer.

Council Tax support scheme consultation

RBWM are running a consultation about the Council Tax support scheme.

If you are on a low income and are of working age, you currently pay a percentage of your Council Tax bill.

The Council is considering changing the current level of assistance for 2020/21, for working-age people, from a maximum level of 91.5% to 80% of Council Tax liability, after any other discounts or exemptions.

The change will only affect those who are of working age who are on a low income. If you are a pensioner, you are not affected.

The consultation can be viewed online here. It closes on Friday 7 February.

Take part in our children’s and youth centre consultation 

RBWM want to hear your views 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 proposed model focusses on using high footfall centres more intensively and responsive outreach work to replace the reliance on a static and inflexible timetable led programme, allowing our resources to keep pace with the needs of our most vulnerable residents.

The consultation is available online or you can attend a variety of consultation sessions in children centres – click here for more information.