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DISCOVER COOKHAM PHOTOBOOK
This is worth buying just for the photos. It is really beautiful and would make a fantastic Christmas present.
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2023 12:38am
by Cookham Webmaste...
Marlow Late Night Shopping Event
The festive season is kicking off in style in Marlow this Thursday 7 December as a late-night shopping event welcomes people into the town. Kicking off from 6pm Marlow’s Traditional Late Night Shopping event by the Marlow Chamber of Commerce will see the Hig...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2023 6:41pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
St Luke’s Church Christmas Tree Festival
St Luke's Church in Maidenhead is set to be transformed into a festive forest later this week as it hosts its annual Christmas Tree Festival. 80 trees decorated by schools and community groups will be showcased inside the 19th century church in Norfolk Road from F...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2023 6:39pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Plans to keep a ‘mini zoo’ at a Cookham farm for a further two years have been submitted.
The proposals would see the zoo and animal education centre retained at Lower Mount Farm until New Year’s Day 2026. The zoo, which has been at the site for around 12 months, is home to a range of animals including ring tailed lemurs, Czechoslovakian wolf dog...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2023 6:36pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Cabinet to consider draft budget proposals (2024-25) ahead of public consultation
Next week, Cabinet will consider draft budget proposals for the 2024-25 financial year, ahead of public consultation. At this stage, the budget proposals provisionally set out a balanced position for 2024/25. The final funding position from government will not be...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2023 6:07pm
by RBWM PRESS RELEA...
Royal Borough launches consultation on parking fees and charges
Today the council is launching a public consultation on changes to parking fees and charges in the Royal Borough. These changes would come into effect from February 2024, once feedback from the consultation has been considered. The proposals shared include freezin...
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Last Post: Dec 4, 2023 5:07pm
by RBWM PRESS RELEA...
RBWM looks to ramp up electric vehicle charging points in Windsor and Maidenhead
Electric vehicle charging capacity is set to increase in the Borough following a decision by cabinet this week. Councillors opted to approve a plan to send out an invitation to tender for the delivery, operation and maintenance of EV charge points in Windsor and M...
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2023 12:31pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
New Owners of Hillcrest Stores Opening Times
The new owners of Hill Crest store (Mandys) would like to share with everyone the new opening times for the shop Monday to Saturday 07.00 till 22.00 Sunday 0800 till 20.00 Sunny would like to welcome everyone in the store
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2023 12:54am
by Cookham Webmaste...
Ferry from Bourne End Marina to the Ferry, Cookham
A new "Captain Beaky" service on trial. The river is no longer in flood and I can safely operate again! The Ferry at Cookham has agreed to go back in time and help me to provide a temporary ferry service. Bourne End Marina to the Ferry at Cookham. It's 15 minutes sa...
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2023 12:39am
by Cookham Webmaste...
Questions raised over descent of RBWM finances into 'urgent' state
Questions were raised over how the Royal Borough’s finances have ended up in their current precarious state at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday night. Latest council figures show a forecast overspend on services of more than £7.39million. Cabinet membe...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2023 6:17pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Windsor Castle Christmas displays open for public
Dazzling Christmas displays celebrating the 675th anniversary of the historic Order of the Garter can now be viewed by visitors to Windsor Castle. A 25-foot-tall Nordmann Fir tree, grown and felled in Windsor Great Park stands in St George’s Hall, illuminate...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2023 6:15pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Rail - industrial action
The ASLEF union has announced strike action on Wednesday 6 December and Thursday 7 December and a ban on overtime working from today (Friday 1 December) to Saturday 9 December that will affect train services. Check the SWR https://www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2023 5:27pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Drive a minibus for People to Places
The Maidenhead-based charity is seeking volunteers to drive its accessible minibuses, which provide transport to residents of the borough with mobility challenges. The charity has experienced a significant increase in journey requests for its dial-a-ride service sinc...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2023 5:24pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Apply for funding to improve health and wellbeing in your community
Applications close at midnight on Friday 22 December for residents and local groups, with great ideas to improve health and wellbeing in their communities, to apply for funding to make their plans a reality. The council’s Innovation Funding scheme, run in pa...
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2023 6:26pm
by RBWM PRESS RELEA...
SECURITY ITEMS INITIATIVE FOR VULNERABLE & ELDERLY RESIDENTS
A MESSAGE FROM MAIDENHEAD COMMUNITY WATCH ASSOCIATION SECURITY ITEMS INITIATIVE FOR VULNERABLE & ELDERLY RESIDENTS Since the launch earlier this year, interest in this offer has been most encouraging and we are now inviting more residents to apply. Resident...
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2023 1:27pm
by Thames Valley Po...
Royal Borough renews close partnership with Achieving for Children
Royal Borough renews close partnership with Achieving for Children to deliver children’s and educational services on behalf of council The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has reaffirmed its partnership with Achieving for Children (AfC), which delivers...
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Last Post: Nov 29, 2023 1:43pm
by RBWM PRESS RELEA...
Metre Market Friday
This week's headlines πŸ“£ Christmas Market: Save the date of the 8th December for our special Christmas Afternoon Market πŸ“£ Gorgeous gifts: Gift vouchers, festive decorations, coffee, candles and more. πŸ“£ Kid's panto: Get your tickets for the kid's pant...
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Last Post: Nov 29, 2023 1:07am
by Cookham Webmaste...
Asda seeks permission for 24/7 alcohol sales at Maidenhead petrol station
A petrol station convenience store operated by ASDA could be allowed to sell alcohol 24/7 if a licensing application is approved. The supermarket giant, which owns the Euro Garages site in Windsor Road, is seeking permission to sell booze which can only be consume...
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Last Post: Nov 28, 2023 6:05pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Lantern parade to light up Maidenhead town centre next weekend
Maidenhead town centre is set to come to life with a feather-themed display at the annual lantern parade on Saturday, December 9. The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – Take Flight! will start from outside the Town Hall at 4.30pm with music and dancing...
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Last Post: Nov 28, 2023 6:04pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Residents asked to share their views on policing budget
Matthew Barber, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, is seeking resident’s views on the Thames Valley Police budget for 2024/25. https://7uu2e.r.a.d.sendibm1.com/mk/mr/sh/SMJz09SDriOHTC3Enouy9iHIAubk/17tZw4oFdD1-
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Last Post: Nov 28, 2023 5:33pm
by Thames Valley Po...
The Old Swan Uppers
Friday 8th December, 8:30pm. The Old Swan Uppers is delighted to have local artist Stephen Carroll performing, to begin our month of festivities and merriment! For reservations, call us on 01628 523573
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Last Post: Nov 28, 2023 12:40am
by Cookham Webmaste...
Support the Cookham Shops and Restauranrs
We all know that there are plentiful choices of lovely places to eat out in Cookham over the festive period; there are restaurants, cafes and pubs to suit all tastes and budgets nestled along the High Street. For those preferring to cook at home over Christmas, th...
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2023 12:50am
by Cookham Webmaste...
Cookham Bridge Closure
The closure of Cookham bridge for six months has had a devastating on Cookham residents with shopkeepers facing 35% drop in sales, not to mention all the buses being suspended. I have set up a blog diary and I would be really grateful if you could send any photos, vi...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2023 9:43pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Cliveden House awarded Condé Nast best dog friendly hotel
Conde Nast Traveller has rounded up the most smart dog-friendly hotels in the UK that go the extra mile. Cliveden overlooks the River Thames and boasts a long and colourful history with notable guests including Queen Victoria and Roosevelt. It's also known as the...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2023 1:17pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Theft from Car
Hi all, our car got broken into last night in Worster Road - juggling two babies under two I thought I‘d locked it but evidently I forgot and my changing bag has been stolen. It’s not got much of material value in it so I’m wondering if it’ll...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2023 1:03am
by Cookham Webmaste...
Reading Festival 2024 line up headliners announced
Reading has announced the headline acts for 2024, including Fred Again, Lana Del Rey, Blink-182, Liam Gallagher and many more. The aforementioned four acts will headline the main stage at the festivals, with the top billing completed by Catfish and the Bottlemen a...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2023 9:31pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Five 'eyesore' sunken boats set to be removed as part of ongoing solution
Contract tendering is in progress to get five sunken boats removed from around Boulters Lock. In July, multiple concerns were raised about the number of sunken boats on Maidenhead’s riverside between the bridge and the lock. The problem had been going on...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2023 2:16pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Chance to say how you’d like to get involved in shaping Berkshire’s blueprint for nature recover
Communities across Berkshire are invited to say how they’d like to get involved in shaping plans for protecting and improving natural habitats in the county. Berkshire’s six councils, led by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, are keen to work w...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2023 12:00pm
by RBWM PRESS RELEA...
Mandy Brar Retiring from Hillcrest Shop
Dear Customers With mixed emotions we would like to announce the retirement of Mandy & Harry, after an incredible 34 years of dedicated service. Our last working day is 24th November 2023. We sincerely thank you for your valued custom, support, and loyalty suppor...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2023 12:52am
by Mandy Brar
Urgent Help - Local Dog walkers
Urgent Help - Local Dog walkers - We’ve just walked around the Cookham Moor area and golf course. Has any dogs suffered from a serve irritant on their paws today Wednesday 22 November. There was recent hedge cuttings - can anyone help??
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2023 9:30pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Council to consider early rise in fees and charges
Social care costs and special waste collection charges are among the services that could see early increases under proposals to be considered by Windsor and Maidenhead’s council cabinet next week. Venue hire costs for the Windsor Guildhall are also earmarked...
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2023 6:54pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Paddington station will be closed over Christmas
Paddington station will be closed on Sunday 24th Dec (Christmas Eve) and reopens on Thursday 28th Dec. So for Christmas getaways using Paddington station, you will need to travel by the end of Saturday 23rd December 2023. During the closure, the railway will be cl...
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2023 6:50pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
RBWM Cabinet to consider next steps in providing electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Cabinet will consider a report on the next exciting steps in providing electric vehicle charging infrastructure and the transition to low carbon transport at its meeting next week. Following the adoption of the council’s Electric Chargepoint Implementation P...
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2023 6:29pm
by RBWM PRESS RELEA...
Maidenhead United land deal to be reviewed again by cabinet next month
A controversial decision to withhold land promised to a local football club is set to be reviewed by cabinet next month as a petition challenging the move has gathered pace. https://www.sloughobserver.co.uk/news/23938524.maidenhead-united-land-deal-reviewed-cabine...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2023 7:12pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
New Slough care centre opens with aim to reduce pressure on Wexham Park services
A new care centre has opened in Slough offering same-day treatment for members of the public with minor illnesses. The Slough Urgent Care Centre in Priors Close, offers pre-booked and walk-in options, and is open for use seven days a week from 8am-8pm. It is ho...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2023 7:10pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Cabinet to consider early increases to fees and charges to help balance the budget
Next week, Cabinet will consider increases to a range of fees and charges for services from 1st January 2024, in response to the serious financial position faced by the council. Amongst changes to a range of chargeable services, Cabinet will also be asked to appro...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2023 7:03pm
by RBWM PRESS RELEA...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2023 7:02pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Help is available 24/7 if you’re affected by domestic abuse in the Royal Borough
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and The Dash Charity are reminding all victims of domestic abuse that support is always available to help them take that first step to safety. Ahead of White Ribbon Day on 25 November, the partners are also encouraging eve...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2023 6:55pm
by RBWM PRESS RELEA...
New toucan crossing completed linking Maidenhead town centre with homes north of the town
A new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists has officially opened across the A4 St Cloud Way, linking Maidenhead town centre with homes in the north of the town. The toucan crossing connects the new upcoming St Cloud Way development on the former Magnet Leisure Ce...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2023 6:48pm
by RBWM PRESS RELEA...
Royal Borough’s Cabinet to consider bringing some highways services back in-house
Cabinet is due to consider a new highway services contract which, if approved, would give the council greater oversight of highways work undertaken by contractors in the borough. Highway inspections, work programme management and monitoring the quality of works un...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2023 12:03pm
by Thames Valley Po...
WhatsApp Scam
Action Fraud has received over 60 reports relating to a scam that steals access to a WhatsApp user's account. The scam begins when a criminal gets access to another WhatsApp account which has you listed as a contact. The criminal, posing as your friend or someo...
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2023 12:20pm
by Thames Valley Po...
DEVINE CHRISTMAS ACADEMIES
Last few spaces available For a fun & fabulous morning, afternoon or evening of creating your own unique Christmas Wreath, join one of our Academies https://devine-flowers.co.uk/pages/devine-christmas-academies-festive-door-wreaths-and-table-centres-book-now-cookh...
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2023 6:17pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
Beauty and the Beast at Braywick
Maidenhead Panto is now in its 5th year and again proudly sponsored by local radio station, Marlow FM 97.5. Audiences will also experience an extra treat on the day, a tailer made Christmas radio show during the interval, hosted by Abigail Morris, presenter at Marlow...
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2023 1:16pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2023 10:29am
by Mozart
Cliveden House wins Good Hotel Award gold seal
Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow won a Gold Seal in this year’s Good Hotel Awards, the sister awards to the Good Food Awards recognising some of the best independent hospitality businesses for “excellence within their field.” The winners are judged...
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Last Post: Nov 18, 2023 2:09pm
by Cookham Webmaste...
School Raffle Donations from Cookham Zoo
Hello Cookham, Cookham Zoo would like to donate to all the school raffles for the various Xmas fetes taking place. Please email me at con@wwzoo.org 🐾 You can also come and visit us on the 3rd of December to see some reindeer 🦌 great morning out and then t...
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Last Post: Nov 18, 2023 12:46am
by Cookham Zoo
Mayor’s Charity Christmas Meal
Book your tickets for the Mayor’s Charity Christmas Meal The Mayor, Councillor Neil Knowles, invites you to join him for an early festive celebration at his charity Christmas meal at Windsor Guildhall, on Friday 1 December, at 7pm. Tickets cost £65 e...
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2023 6:17pm
by RBWM
Help Us Improve planning Decisions for Nature
Firstly, thank you for your ongoing support. WildCookham play an important role in delivering practical projects that support biodiversity locally and in advocating for the natural environment, and we couldn’t do this without support from the whole community....
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2023 2:34pm
by WildCookham
Weʼre raising £20,000 to Keep Patricia in Cookham
Weʼre raising £20,000 to Keep Patricia in Cookham Click here to donate https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Keep-Patricia-In-Cookham?utm_term=rraq3pYMr
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2023 1:52pm
by STANLEY SPENCER ...
New Beginners Ballroom & Latin Class starting in January - Book your place now
Learn to dance in a fun and friendly atmosphere at Cookham Dance Club. Enjoy dancing the basics of Ballroom and Latin to great music and make new friends. Always wanted to learn to dance? Now is your chance! http://pennybysshedance.co.uk/
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2023 11:41am
by PENNY BYSSHE
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