If you’d like to be a Community Champion email  volunteer@rbwm.gov.uk

To help residents stay up to date with the latest factual information on COVID-19, The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is launching a new community information champion scheme.

Community information champions will receive regular information from the council by email which they can then forward on to family, friends and other contacts. There will be no need to edit the information being sent out, it will be short and to the point for easy sharing in person or on the phone.

The Royal Borough is encouraging people from all communities to come forward and apply to be a community champion. Champions will be able to feedback any questions from their community, ask for clarification or bring to our attention myths that are being shared. We can then act on the feedback by refining the messaging to meet community needs and keep the borough safe. 

Read more: RBWM | Volunteer 'Community Champions' Called For

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'Meadow of Poppies' is an installation on the Heatherwood Roundabout for Remembrance 2020


New website for lockdown rules and local data for Berkshire

As England enters new national restrictions, a COVID-19 dashboard has been launched to provide residents with comprehensive guidance on the restrictions that will remain in place until Wednesday 2nd December.

Created to meet the needs of the local community, the website, www.berkshirepublichealth.co.uk , went live this week.

On the ‘My Local Area’ section of the website, users can enter their full postcode for information on the rules and regulations to follow under this national lockdown. The site also provides a wealth of local information, including real-time data on COVID-19 across Berkshire, making it easily accessible to the county’s population of nearly one million residents. Using the dashboard’s interactive map, residents can search for results in their area and compare them with statistics for the rest of the county, the South East region and England as a whole.

Councillor Stuart Carroll, cabinet member for adult social care, children’s services, health and mental health, said: “We know residents are concerned about how to protect themselves and everyone in their household, and understandably they want easy access to what is and isn’t allowed during this latest lockdown.

Read more: New Website for Lockdown Rules & Local Data for Berkshire

More flu vaccines are on their way, says leading GP | Local GP and leading health service commissioner, Dr Andy Brooks is reassuring people that more flu vaccinations will be available for those who need them.

This follows a huge, early demand for the vaccine both nationally and regionally with thousands of people having already been vaccinated in areas of Slough, Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, Bracknell, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham.

As well as being a GP partner at a busy practice, Dr Brooks is the Clinical Chief Officer of the Frimley Collaborative of Clinical Commissioning Groups, which plan and fund the majority of health services for 800,000 people from Slough to Farnham.

Read more: More Flu Vaccines on the Way

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.   For further information, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley , on 01344-621488 or registrar@papplewick.org.uk

Papplewick art department enjoyed a visit from local artist Marc Chaumeton when he worked with year 8 boys during their current project of painting orchids.  Marc who is from Farnham studied at Camden Arts Centre, Central School of Art and Design, and Brighton Art School has worked in the design and advertising industry has now wound down his commercial work and now only works with a small set of clients so that he can concentrate on his painting and drawing. 

The art department at Papplewick is strong and regularly gains scholarships to top UK public schools and Headmaster, Tom Bunbury said " It was a great experience for the boys to welcome Marc into the art department, and they learnt much from him to help further with their work."

Visit:  www.papplewick.org.uk   


Read more: Local Artist Marc Chaumeton at Papplewick

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor to be appointed at Annual Council | The new Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead will be appointed during a short virtual ceremony at the council’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th December.

The meeting was originally due to take place in May but was postponed due to COVID-19. The meeting will take place at 6.15pm, immediately prior to the scheduled meeting of Full Council.

Councillor John Story has been nominated as Mayor for the remainder of the 2020/21 municipal year. He will be supported throughout his term of office by his wife, Mrs Barbara Story.

Councillor Story said: “I have had a long and close association with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and it's a great honour to have been nominated as its new Mayor. I’m proud to call myself a resident and I’m very much looking forward to acting as a champion for the borough.

Read more: Ascot & Sunninghill Councillor to Be New Royal Borough Mayor


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