A selection of the latest press releases and news items from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Updated: 5 hours 29 min ago
Residents are being advised to attend public consultation events to hear Heathrow Airport's plans for noise compensation should it get the go-ahead for a third runway which the Royal Borough is opposed to.
Changes are being introduced to the Royal Borough's Greenredeem scheme to ensure that residents have a wider choice of projects to vote for and local groups have a greater chance of gaining funding.
The Maidenhead Waterways project takes another step forward this week with the removal of trees overhanging and growing on the banks of York Stream.
Windsor's first ever Night Market and the winning idea in last year's Bright Idea Challenge Prize is nearly here. On Saturday 13 September from 6.30 to 11pm, Peascod Street will come alive with tempting food and drink stalls, children's rides and street entertainers.
The Royal Borough is continuing its hard work to restore the Horton and Wraysbury area to its best after this year's severe flooding.
Sophie Christiansen OBE, five-time Paralympic gold medallist equestrian, has come up with an idea to improve life in the Royal Borough and is now urging fellow residents to share theirs.
Three local projects have been awarded a share of £7,000 as part of the Royal Borough's neighbourhood budget scheme - the popular initiative in which residents have a direct say in how their money is spent.
Residents and businesses will be able to have a voice in the future development of Windsor through two neighbourhood areas and forums.
The Royal Borough wants to further improve residents' and businesses' lives by speeding up the licensing process and tailoring licences towards local rather than national needs.
Royal Borough pupils will continue to benefit from meals from Caterlink after cabinet agreed to the extension to the current catering contract by one year, meaning it will continue to run until July 2017 rather than 2016.
The Royal Borough has extended the deadline for entries to its popular Bright Idea Challenge Prize competition to 12midnight, Monday 15 September, to ensure residents who may have been away during the summer still have the opportunity to send in their ideas. The deadline for the young people's prize has been extended to Monday 22 September - to encourage young people's entries through borough schools.
'Rogue data' skewed figures supplied in a Freedom of Information request - which led to The Times naming the Royal Borough as the worst council in the country for paying invoices.
Royal Borough libraries are expected to continue opening on a Sunday to make their services even more accessible to residents. This would mean an extra 33 hours of Sunday access to local libraries compared to before the scheme launched.
Road users are to benefit from a £293,000 government grant secured by the Royal Borough to tackle potholes.
As part of the Maidenhead town centre regeneration project, five new electronic variable message traffic signs (VMSs) are to be introduced.
A Royal Borough councillor who received housing benefit while failing to declare his earnings as a councillor has been given a conditional discharge.
With the summer holidays in full swing, the Royal Borough is issuing a special summer challenge to under-18s - come up with a Bright Idea!
Council leader Cllr David Burbage has announced a change to the membership of the Royal Borough's cabinet.
The Royal Borough is seeking residents' views on how best to provide education in the borough as the secondary school age population increases. Projections of future pupil numbers suggest that more provision for children and young people of middle, upper and secondary school age will be needed from September 2017 onwards, with demand set to continue rising well into the 2020s.