Contact:   Telelephone: (01344) 628200

The Fashion Workshop  at E2, Ascot Business Park (off Lyndhurst Road, South Ascot, SL5 9FE) is appealing for sewers who can assemble pieces of fabric they have cut out,  to make medical scrubs, in short supply at Wexham Park!  Drivers are also needed to deliver the fabric cut-outs to the sewers' homes.  Donations of lengths of cotton would also be welcome. 



Pictured Above | Cumberland Lodge Head Chef, Rob, Getting Freshly-Baked Pies Ready for Distribution

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.

Read more: Corona Virus Crisis| RBWM Guidelines for Making & Delivering Food

Royal Borough covid-19 update

Due to the new restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 outbreak there are a number of changes to RBWM’s waste and recycling service:  * Stafferton Way civic amenity site is now closed until further notice.

* The RBWM garden waste collection service is now  RESUMED - April 6th. Any missed weeks will be added to the end of the  paid subscription at no extra cost when the service resumes.

* Normal waste and recycling collections continue as normal currently.

* Bracknell Forest has also suspended the green waste collection

Corona Covid 19 Virus Crisis : 

  • 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. 

 Click on the link for more information on Age Concern in East Berkshire -

Thames Hospice  


Pictured Above: Thames Hospice  'Frontline' Staff

THAMES HOSPICE ANNOUNCES CRITICAL CHANGES TO ITS SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 | Thames Hospice cares for and supports local families facing terminal illness and it’s important that, during these unprecedented times, we take all reasonable steps to continue to protect the well-being and safety of those using our services, as well as colleagues working and volunteering at the Hospice.

Following the UK Government’s guidance on COVID-19, our services are operating as follows to ensure we continue to support local people and NHS Trusts:

Inpatient Unit

The Inpatient Unit remains open, continuing to care for patients with end-of-life needs and will also support those who have or are suspected of having COVID-19. The Inpatient Unit will be divided into two clinical areas (with separate entrances) to support and protect patients, visitors and staff as follows: 

  • All patients who do not have COVID-19 will be nursed in the shared wards
  • Patients with COVID-19 will be cared for in the single rooms

 The Sanctuary on the Inpatient Unit will only be available to relatives of COVID-19 patients where they will be able to access support from our Pastoral Care Team.

Read more: Thames Hospice | Critical Changes to Services During Corona Crisis

Beware fraud and scams during Covid-19 pandemic fraud, say Police. Criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam the public – don’t become a victim.  Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police.  Stop: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

  • Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.
  • Your bank or the police will NEVER ask you to transfer money or move it to a safe account.

Free school meals scam
Fraudulent messages to parents entitled to free school meals requesting bank details.

Criminals are targeting people looking to buy medical supplies online, sending emails offering fake medical support and scamming people who may be vulnerable or increasingly isolated at home. These frauds try to lure you in with offers that look too good to be true, such as high return investments and ‘healthcare opportunities’, or make appeals for you to support bogus charities or those who are ill.

Read more: Thames Valley Police Warn of Corona Virus Covid 19 Crisis Scams