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Highways Works

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

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale

RBWM crews and teams are working hard to keep our key services running during the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that they will mainly be carrying out essential safety work at this time.

Highways works:

  • The Avenue (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Tuesday 14 April 2020.
  • Mill Lane (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Tuesday 14 April 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Kings Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Wednesday 15 April 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Cavendish Meads (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Wednesday 15 April 2020.
  • Cromwell Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Wednesday 15 April 2020.
  • Bedford Lane (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Wednesday 15 April 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Dry Arch Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Wednesday 15 April 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • London Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Thursday 16 April 2020.

RBWM Resident’s Newsletter

Easter Bank Holiday bin collections

Due to the Easter Bank Holiday, waste and recycling collection days will change slightly from Friday 10 April.

This means from Friday 10 April your collection will take place one day later than normal. For example if your waste is normally collected on a Friday for this week and next it will be collected on a Saturday (this is the same as every other bank holiday).

The graphic shown provides an easy guide to see when your collection will be. Don’t forget to check which bin you need to put out as part of our move to alternate weekly waste and recycling collections here

Food waste                                                                                                                                        Did you know that you can line your food waste bin with any plastic bag or even newspaper?   Please check you do not have a food waste bin before applying for one as RBWM only have a limited number available at the moment.

Green waste

RBWM are pleased to announce that green waste collections have resumed. Collections restarted this week (w/c 6 April) for those on week one and week two will be collected next week (w/c 13 April). RBWM will add any missed collections to your subscription so you won’t miss out, if you don’t know which week you are on you can check by logging into your account or calling 01628 683800. Thank you for bearing with us during this time.

Community Hub for volunteering

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead community hub will help community groups and individuals who want to volunteer to co-ordinate their efforts.  From our web page you can

  • volunteer to help
  • register your community group
  • request help

The hub will also ensure that our most vulnerable residents get the help and support they need during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are an organisation already working in your community and offering services – please let RBWM know by email where you are and what you are doing so we can reach the most vulnerable.

Advantage Card offers 

It’s a very difficult time for local businesses and RBWM are supporting those that are still able to trade during COVID-19. Please support local businesses this month and mention the Advantage Card when you contact them.

This month there are offers from The Mind Hub, Less is More, Dr Chocs, All Time Taxis, Rhino Car Hire, Photography by Abi, Samantha Claridge Studio, Efficient Agile, Spitfire Simulator Experience, Barratt Lettings, Rhubarb & Custard Photography, Jewellery by Nasira, Caldesi in Campagna, Bistro Story and Body Back-up Healthcare.

Sign up to receive offers each month and see the full April offers here.

RBWM Residents’ Newsletter

Waste and recycling update

Waste and recycling collections in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead will move to alternate weekly collections from Monday 6 April during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Serco, who provide waste and recycling services on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead have seen reductions in staff availability due to ill health or needing to self-isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak. This means from Monday 6 April 2020 general waste (black bin) will be collected one week and recycling (blue bin) will be collected the following week but food waste collections will continue to be collected weekly.

Collection days will remain the same but the time of day may change. This means residents should ensure their bin is outside the night before their normal collection day or by 7am on collection day. Residents can find out which week their general waste (black bin) or recycling (blue bin) will be collected here.

Those in properties where the bins are communal will continue to have all their waste and recycling collected weekly.  Please read the full details on our press release.

Nursery places for key workers

If you are a key worker and your child’s current school or early years provider is closed, RBWM may be able to find an alternative school place for you during this time. A member of Achieving for Children (AFC) will contact you as soon as possible to discuss.

Please complete the form on our website:

Non-surgical scrub appeal

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Councillor Sayonara Luxton, is coordinating a fundraising effort to provide non-surgical scrubs for local NHS staff.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Wexham Park, Heatherwood and Frimley Hospital, are in need of non-surgical scrubs to help them prepare and cope for the demand for extra staff during this major influx of COVID19. These non-surgical scrubs will help to reduce the risk of cross contamination for those key health workers at our local hospitals.  There are a number of ways you can help – donating fabric, sewing or donating money towards the cause.  See more on our web page

Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies is an NHS supported service providing access to on-line and phone support from therapists.

Any Royal Borough resident can get instant on-line support to manage stress, insomnia, anxiety and depression via Talking Therapies. They are also offering on-line perinatal support and resilience boosting sessions.  See the website here

Playground and Tennis Courts Closed

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving issue and the Parish Council would refer all residents to the government pages for the updates as they arise. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus will provide you with the information as it is released.

After the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday, Monday 23rd March, it has become apparent that to conform to the guidelines in these exceptional times, the Parish Council must now close all playgrounds, restrict access to play equipment which may be in open recreation fields and close the tennis courts.

Therefore, with immediate effect Broomhall Lane Recreation Ground is closed to all visitors other than those who are complying with the clear guidelines provided by the government.

“people will only be allowed to take part in one form of exercise per day like a walk,
run or cycle alone or with members of your household

Read the Sunningdale Parish Council COVID-19 update 2 24.03.20

Please help us to follow the guidelines and only use the park when you have no where else to go.

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Royal Borough covid-19 update

Waste and recycling

Due to the new restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 outbreak there are a number of changes to RBWM’s waste and recycling service:

Stafferton Way civic amenity site is now closed until further notice.

The garden waste collection service is now suspended until further notice, in order to prioritise collections of rubbish, recycling and food waste. Any missed weeks will be added to the end of the paid subscription at no extra cost when the service resumes.

Normal waste and recycling collections continue as normal currently.

RBWM Community Hub Activation

The RBWM community hub has now been activated following the announcement from central government on Sunday 22nd March.

The RBWM community hub will help community groups and individuals who want to volunteer to co-ordinate their efforts and ensure that our most vulnerable residents get the help and support they need during the COVID19 outbreak.

As RBWM activate the hub they are asking residents the following:

  1. Become a COVID–19 Good Neighbour. Just get involved in your local neighbourhood. Share the message and encourage others to do the same. Click on the link to see how easy it is: www3.rbwm.gov.uk/goodneighbour.
  2. If you are an individual looking to volunteer please complete this form and register via this link wamgetsrecycling.co.uk/covid-19-volunteering/ and the RBWM community hub will be in contact with you.
  3. If you, or someone you know, is in need of help please complete this form wamgetsrecycling.co.uk/covid-19-volunteering/.
  4. If you are an organisation already working in your community and offering services – please let RBWM know where you are and what you are doing so we can reach the most vulnerable. Please email: info@wamgetinvolved.org.uk

RBWM will be updating you regularly about the hub here, or if you have any other questions, please email info@wamgetinvolved.org.uk

Free resident parking

As part of RBWM’s COVID-19 response residents will now be able to park in the below car parks without needing to show a parking permit for free until further notice:

Datchet
• Horton Road
• The Avenue

Eton
• Eton Court
• Meadow Lane

Maidenhead
• Boulters Lock
• Braywick sports centre
• Hines Meadow (Sainsbury’s)
• Magnet Leisure Centre
• Stafferton Way
• Town Moor

Windsor
• Alexandra Gardens
• Alma Road
• Home Park
• King Edward VII
• Romeny Lock
• Victoria Street
• Windsor Leisure Centre

Community support Facebook group

A Facebook group has been set up by Cllr Davey – RBWM Community and Facebooks Groups Emergency Liaison (https://www.facebook.com/groups/196702071745157/). This is available for the administrators of all appropriate Facebook pages, local relevant charities and councillors to join. Its purpose is to share knowledge and good practice to make things easier for us and better for our residents. Please do join as messages that will help the community will be posted here.

Advice on wedding ceremonies

Following the introduction of new measures by the government RBWM are now unable to perform wedding ceremonies for the foreseeable future.

RBWM registrars will be contacting those with weddings booked in April & May first to look at alternative options and contacting those with weddings later in the year in due course.

A30 London upcoming road closure

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 22:00 hours on Saturday 4th April until 04:00 hours on Monday 6th April 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.

Contact: Ms Abbie Horton of Centurion Traffic on behalf of Network Rail. His telephone number is 01132 775 360.

RBWM Residents Update

Due to COVID19 there are a number of changes to RBWM’s civic amenity sites, large item collections, new bin deliveries and green waste subscriptions:

  • The civic amenity site on Stafferton Way, Maidenhead remains open but is unable to accept plasterboard at this time. Please note that the site saw very long queues yesterday and if we see similar levels of demand we may need to temporarily close the site for safety reasons.
  • Due to staff shortages RBWM are currently not able to deliver new bins or accept large item collection bookings at this time. If you do not have a bin because you were awaiting a new one we will accept waste in black sacks or a recycling box. If you have large item collection booked for this week you will be contacted and a refund arranged.
  • RBWM have stopped accepting new green waste subscriptions at this time but collections will continue at the moment for existing subscribers.

Children’s play equipment closures

To help reduce the risk and spread of COVID19 RBWM will be closing all Royal Borough owned children’s play areas and play equipment with immediate effect until further notice. Signage to this effect will be going up in the areas shortly. RBWM parks and open spaces will remain open to use but please adhere to social distancing guidance which includes keeping at least two meters apart.

Tivoli who keep RBWM parks and children’s play areas safe and clean will continue to visit the play areas as part of their normal inspection regime.

Message from Department for work and pensions – Jobcentres

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have announced that they are now prioritising their activity around new claims and payments and are working hard to get clear guidelines out regarding the changes. Moving forward it is likely that some of their Partnership Team will be supporting front line services within Jobcentres and when this happens there will be a system in place to respond to urgent customer issues, which they will communicate.

Broomhall Lane Playground Closed

In line with RBWM parks the Parish Council has today closed the playground at Broomhall Lane.  The recreational fields and tennis courts remain open currently, however my need to close if the government restricts movement further.

Park Closed

RBWM Residents’ Newsletter

Coronavirus update

RBWM will be updating their website regularly with new announcements on COVID19 and how they are 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. RBWM 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.

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, RBWM will 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 RBWM 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.

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead response to COVID19

The Town Hall, Maidenhead

From tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March, RBWM will be closing their offices to the public unless there is a planned appointment booked.

This is to protect visitors and staff, as well as ensuring the ability to continue to provide vital services.

If you have a planned appointment please attend as normal unless you hear from them.

Don’t forget you can report, pay or apply for many services online. If you need to contact RBWM by phone call their customer services team on 01628 683800. If you do call please bear with us as the lines may be busy.

Museums, libraries, children’s centres and youth centres

Royal Borough children’s centre and youth centres are now closed until further notice.

All our libraries and museums will also close from 18 March 2020 until further notice.

Books can still be returned using the drop boxes outside all buildings and you can also renew books online here.

RBWM will also waive any fines accrued during this time.

You can still contact the libraries team by telephone on 01628 796969