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RBWM Residents’ News

Household waste and recycling centre update

From Monday 22 June the Stafferton Way site will be open for cars and vans and a wider range of materials will be accepted.

Residents arriving with a van will need to have the correct permit, apply online here. Trailers are still not being accepted. The full range of materials including asbestos, plasterboard, rubble, white goods and all other materials normally accepted on site will be accepted from next week.

Residents can access the tip on set days, depending on which ward they live in.

Check which days you can visit.

RBWM Residents Newsletter

Re-opening our town centres

From Monday 15 June non-essential retailers are re-opening for business in line with government guidelines.

RBWM have put in place extra safety measures to make sure that residents and anyone visiting the borough or working in our local businesses stays safe. This includes introducing an enhanced schedule of cleaning and sanitising of public spaces, social distancing and directional signage and safe access for shoppers.

RBWM town centre management teams will be monitoring the situation next week and will provide extra assistance or signage if required.

We are working with as many retailers as possible, but please be aware that businesses may choose to re-open at different times.

We’ll be sharing updates on the relevant Facebook pages:

Make Maidenhead on Facebook

Visit Windsor on Facebook

Parking news

Advantage card holders will be entitled to free parking for three hours from Monday 15 June as the borough council helps to stimulate the local economy as the high street starts to re-open and non-essential retails re-opens their doors.

If you are a current Advantage Card holder, place your card on your dashboard when you park and you will be entitled to three hours free parking in any RBWM car parks. This offer will be in place for four weeks and will finish on Sunday 12 July. Read the details here.

Borough Local Plan update

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s emerging Borough Local Plan is now able to move a step closer to delivery.

The borough council carried out consultation on these proposed changes late last year and examination hearings were due to take place earlier this year but were paused due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Once adopted, the plan will run retrospectively from 2013 until 2033 and will help guide where developments including housing, leisure, retail, office and open space should be sited and how they will fit in with existing and planned infrastructure.

Read our press release here.

A30 London Road Temporary 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 23:30 hours on Tuesday 23rd June until 05:30 hours on Wednesday 24th June 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 Georgia Jackson of Centurion Traffic on behalf of Network Rail. His telephone number is 01132 775 360.

 

Highways works

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

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale

Our 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:

  • Windsor Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Wednesday 10 June 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Coronation Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 11 June 2020 – three way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • London Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 11 June 2020.
  • Kier Park (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 11 to Friday 12 June 2020.
  • Burleigh Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 11 to Friday 12 June – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • London Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Thursday 11 to Friday 12 June 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Sandy Lane (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Friday 12 June 2020.
  • Mill Lane (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Friday 12 June 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Rise Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Friday 12 June 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Bagshot Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Friday 12 June 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Highway Works

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

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale

Our 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:

Priory Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – footway works – Tuesday 2 June 2020.

Buckhurst Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Wednesday 3 June 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Highways Works

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

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale

Our 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:

  • London Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – footway works – Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 May 2020.
  • Bagshot Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 May 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Hancocks Mount (Ascot and Sunninghill) – footway works – Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 May 2020.
  • Kings Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – footway works – Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 May 2020.
  • Vernon Drive (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 May 2020.
  • Gainsborough Drive (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 May 2020.
  • London Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 21 May 2020.
  • Burleigh Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 21 to Friday 22 May 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

RBWM Press Release

Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site reopens

Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site will reopen on Monday 11 May following a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, to give residents the chance to dispose of waste that cannot be safely stored at home.

The site will be open from 8am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday, and residents should visit on a set day depending on which ward they live in but NHS workers and care workers will be allowed to attend any day providing they bring their pass as proof of identification. Details of this can be found in the table below.

Day Ward
Monday Pinkneys Green

Cox Green

Tuesday Hurley and the Walthams

Bisham and Cookham

Wednesday Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury

Old Windsor

Bray

Thursday Ascot and Sunninghill

Sunningdale and Cheapside

Friday Furze Platt

Belmont

Saturday Boyn Hill

Oldfield

Riverside

St Marys

Sunday Clewer East

Clewer and Dedworth East

Clewer and Dedworth West

Eton and Castle

We ask that you only make a trip if you are unable to store your additional waste at home.

The health of residents and staff is always the highest priority, so everyone visiting the reopened sites will be expected to observe the new social distancing measures that have been put in place.

Cllr Stimson, lead member for environmental services, climate change, sustainability, parks and countryside, said: “I am delighted that officers have been able to open Stafferton Way for our residents.

“I appreciate that the recent changes to waste collection has been challenging but we hope this will ease some of the pressures with the extra waste that has been collected during the lockdown period. Please do only visit if you cannot store your waste safely at home.

“Whilst the team have worked really hard to get the tip open, there are a few guidelines in place to protect, you, our residents as well as our staff. Please do follow their advice if you decide to visit the centre. We want to make sure everyone remains safe.

“To ensure we manage the queues that we anticipate, please do follow the timetable for when you are able to visit the site and please do bring proof of address as well as your advantage card, if you have one. This will help speed the process up of allowing you into the site.

“We will also have to limit the number of visitors to the site as well as what materials we can accept. Staff will be on hand to ensure that the social distancing guidelines are adhered to, therefore we urge all visitors to be patient and leave plenty of time for their visit.

Things to remember when visiting the Stafferton Way site:

  • You should only visit the site if you cannot safely store your waste at home.
  • Both sites will be open.
  • We will accept garden waste, wood, cardboard, bulky items and black household waste.
  • You will need to observe the social distancing measures in place.
  • Staff are unable to help you move waste from your vehicle.
  • White goods (washing machine, refrigerator, etc.), plasterboard, clothes and paint will not be accepted at this time as the disposal routes required for these are still currently closed.
  • Only cars will be allowed on the site.
  • Place Advantage card and driving licence or proof of address on your dashboard for crews to see.
  • There will be limits on the number of vehicles allowed on site to allow for social distancing. There may be delays accessing the site and possibly queues of waiting vehicles.
  • In line with Public Health England guidance, residents who are vulnerable, or who are showing symptoms which may indicate coronavirus, should not visit household recycling centres.

We ask residents to please read the full details carefully, ensuring that they visit on the correct day, and limit their visits to one per day. In the event that the queues are too large, the site may have to close temporarily to deal with the demand.

Full information, including a list of FAQs, can be found online.

 

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.