A selection of the latest press releases and news items from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Updated: 4 hours 13 min ago
Eleven local projects have received a £1,000 cash boost to their services for residents across the Royal Borough thanks to the council's Greenredeem recycling rewards scheme.
The Royal Borough is seeking views from residents and businesses in Windsor on applications from two new local groups that want to become neighbourhood forums and produce neighbourhood plans for Windsor.
The council and the Windsor and Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group have secured £251,000 in funding to train and develop a workforce that provides care and support to older and disabled people living in the borough.
The search is on for 13 more talented people to join the Royal Borough's apprenticeship scheme.
Three local projects have been awarded a share of £9,760 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 will have the chance to have their say on the next phase of Borough Local Plan proposals in early 2015 - the last major opportunity to make comments before the council finalises the plan.
Five-time Paralympic gold medallist equestrian Sophie Christiansen OBE will launch this year's £20,000 Bright Idea challenge prize to find innovative solutions to borough-wide problems for the benefit of the whole community.
Students at Manor Green School in Maidenhead wasted no time in jumping aboard the council's design-a-poster competition aimed at helping to promote the recent Catch the Bus Week.
Residents are to enjoy a greater relationship with military personnel and their families as part of funding secured through the Armed Forces Community Covenant.
The council's plans to celebrate the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead's First World War heroes have received a boost thanks to a £93,200 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Following a number of calls to the Royal Borough's Young People's Drug & Alcohol Team (YPDAAT) from worried parents who have found nitrous oxide cartridges in their children's clothing or bedrooms, the team is keen to increase awareness about this 'legal high'.
The occupants of the unauthorised traveller site at Shurlock Road have been refused permission to appeal against a court decision from November 2013 limiting a judicial review to one ground.
The council is obtaining quotations from a select list of contractors to construct the first stage of the £2.1m Maidenhead Waterways project to provide residents with enhanced opportunities for boating, walking, cycling, fishing and to enjoy wildlife.
St Mary's RC Primary School, Maidenhead, has become the latest borough school to join the many already signed up to the increasingly popular Adopt-a-Street scheme.
A Maidenhead man has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay back more than £16,500 in benefits cash he was not entitled to following a prosecution brought by the Royal Borough.
The council is in a strong financial position with healthy reserves of £6.692m - freeing up £550,000 for community-based projects throughout the borough.
Residents and voluntary sector organisations will get a better deal with the introduction of a new contract for voluntary sector support services across the Royal Borough.
A Windsor publican has been successfully prosecuted for trying to jump the queue for social housing - the first case of its kind brought to the courts by the Royal Borough.
The time for objections is now over - and as a result a Windsor footpath between Clewer Fields and Oxford Road which has been regularly used by residents and schoolchildren for more than 20 years has been formally recognised as a public right of way.
The Royal Borough has expressed its concern that a prospective proposal submitted to the Airports Commission to extend the existing northern runway at Heathrow Airport could increase the noise burden for residents living in and around Windsor.