RBWM GREEN WASTE COLLECTION RESUMES

RBWM is pleased to announce that green waste collections have resumed today. Collections will be made from April 6th, for those on week one and week two will be collected next week. Any missed collections to your subscription so you won't miss out.

WEBSITE  https://www.ascot.co.uk/ascot-racecourse-supports 

During the COVID-19 crisis, Ascot Racecourse will be doing its part in supporting its local community, charities and importantly the NHS - all of whom are facing unprecedented challenges during these difficult times. Please see our latest news stories  - CLICK HERE  to keep up to date with activities and links to local charities you may be able to help.

Watch the 2019 Ascot Racecourse Supports Highlights Video   ...

Read more: Ascot Racecourse Supports Huge Range of Charities

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, RBWM, website, has  a very helpful page summarising everything Royal Borough residents need to know about support for residents and businesses during the Covid 19, Corona virus crisis.

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Ascot People  is a very large and established Facebook group  with 11,500.

Ascot People are encouraging all residents who require help, and all volunteers who would like to offer assistance, to register with the RBWM Support Hub which is run jointly with WAM – Get Involved.  Contact details 0203 514 8117.   Info@wamgetinvolved.org.uk

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Ascot People Directory of Resources  CLICK HERE

This brilliant directory, by one of the Ascot People, is a one-stop shop for everything available at this time.  All of the information is divided into useful sections;

Food & Meals – where takeaway and deliveries are available

I need help – where to go for assistance with food deliveries

Help for NHS staff – this has lots of free and discounted services being offered for the wonderful NHS

How can I help – places that need volunteers or assistance

Health & Wellbeing – online classes and courses such as yoga and fitness

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Other help and services available at this time

 There are several befriending services that connect with people in their homes and offer a friendly chat with a regular telephone call. 

  • Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East have set up 'Hear for you', a call service for the elderly which offers emotional support and practical help if needed 01753 497888. 
  • People 2 Places Time to Talk 01628 587921
  • Age UK Call in Time 0800 678 1602
  • The Silver Line 0800 4 70 80 90

 For those unable to leave their homes shopping can be also be ordered over the telephone and delivered by People 2 Places on 01628 587921

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£500 Community Grant awarded to Ascot People

Finally, Ascot People have been awarded a grant by RBWM to put to good use in the community during this time.  There are some ideas in the pipeline but the top suggestion was to purchase equipment for care homes , that could be used for the residents to communicate with their family and friends, who are unable to visit them at this time.  

CLICK HERE for Bracknell Forest Health Portal

Bracknell Forest  has a Health Portal with lots of suggestions for home exercise and health and well-being at home, during the Corona Covid 19 Virus Crisis

 

 

BEWARE! This is a warning about a scam email message, which is currently circulating. It is addressed from ‘the World Health Organisation’ re Covid-19.  It says they have created a special ‘Philanthropy Foundation’ and they are asking for donations.  DELETE IT

It goes on to say: 
‘The ‘Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund’, is a secure way for individuals, philanthropies, and businesses, to contribute to the WHO-led effort, to respond to the pandemic.

Read more: RBWM Trading Standards | New Corona Scam Warning & More Scams!

The Royal Borough's Environmental Health Officer has issued guidelines on how safely to prepare and deliver food, for those in need, during the Covid 19 Corona virus crisis

Environmental Health Officer(Food & Safety), Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Environmental Health, Tinkers Lane, Windsor, SL4 4LR

Advice to Charities & Community Members Preparing and / or Delivering Food to People During Stay At Home Period for Coronavirus (COVID-19

It’s good to see the community supporting each other especially in relation to the provision of food.

The Commercial Services Team would like to remind any community or other group preparing and delivering food for others that they need to do it safely. National guidance has been issued to help, for which we have provided a link on our Resident and Business Update pages. Please follow the link below

https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/info/200384/news_and_information_releases/1521/covid19_resident_and_business_update_page/2

Care must be taken in respect of people suffering from a food allergy, especially if you are delivering to persons not generally known to you. All meals should have information about the allergens within. Allergen advice including the list of 14 can be seen at:

https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/allergy-and-intolerance

If you need any further advice please contact environmental health using the form on the linked page:

https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/forms/form/399/en/environmental_services

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