Live Music at The
22/12/07 9:00 pm -
the Border with Glenn B & Ian
24/12/07 9:00pm -
I P P Y
31/12/07 9:00pm -
The Trust is holding its annual Christmas Dinner and
Dance on Saturday 1st December 7:30 for 8:00pm at the Wraysbury Village
Hall, with a festive 3 course meal and wine, and dancing to "Midnite
Oasis". Dress - Evening Dress.
On 29th November the History Group planted a Winter
Flowering Cherry in front of the Village Hall in memory of Joan Dick,
their chairman, who died in November last year
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
News Release 25
Council’s high priority help for residents at
risk of flooding
With the latest predictions from the Environment
Agency suggesting that peak flows in the River Thames are expected to
reach the Royal Borough in the early hours of tomorrow morning (Thursday), the
council is continuing its high-priority preparations to assist residents
in flood risk areas.
At a meeting with the Environment Agency this morning (Wednesday) the council was advised that the expected flooding in
the borough is still predicted be less than the 2003 levels.
Peak flow times in the River Thames are currently
estimated as follows:
· Hurley after midnight
· Cookham early hours of the morning (Thursday)
· Wraysbury lunchtime Thursday.
However, water levels are not expected to rise as
high as first predicted – and although rain is expected for both
Thursday and Friday, the Met Office advice is that less than a centimetre
is forecast for each day, which will not affect the river levels.
Teams from the streetcare and social care services
are out and about again today (Wednesday) in the Cookham, Bisham and
Hurley areas in the north of the borough and the Datchet, Horton and
Wraysbury areas in the south. They are distributing leaflets with the
latest information the council has received from the Environment Agency
and checking that people whose homes are most at risk of flooding have a
supply of sandbags to help them protect their property.
Teams will also be in the affected areas overnight
and residents who have questions or concerns are asked to look out for
council staff in their distinctive high visibility jackets.
The customer service centre is staying open until
8pm this evening to take calls and will re-open at 6am tomorrow morning.
However, residents have 24-hour access to council help and advice via the
out-of-hours number on 01753 853517. Residents are also being advised to
check for the latest news on the Environment Agency’s Floodline 0845 988
1188 or its website www.environment-agency.gov.uk
The council continues to have sandbags available on
a priority basis to help protect homes most at risk of flooding – and
will assist vulnerable and older residents who are unable take the
necessary precautions themselves. Residents are being asked to look out
for their elderly or vulnerable neighbours and for any neighbours who are
David Perkins, head of streetcare and operations,
said: “We have been working closely with the Environment Agency and the
police to ensure that we have measures in place to help our residents
protect their homes from the expected flooding. And, while we hope they
won’t be needed, we have plans in place for rest centres in both Windsor
and Maidenhead should people unexpectedly need to move out of their
“We have made sure that a regular flow of
information sheets, hand delivered to the areas most at risk, have given
people the most up-to-date information available to us and the numbers to
call for help and advice.
“However, if there are still residents in the high
risk areas who have not received sandbags they should call us immediately
so we can get supplies to them as a matter of urgency.”
Residents who need assistance from the Royal Borough
should call the customer service centre on 01628 683804 (open until 8pm
this evening and re-opening at 6am tomorrow) or the out-of-hours emergency
number 01753 853517.
David Perkins, head of streetcare and operations –
tel: 01628 796860
Eric Livingstone, streetcare manager – tel: 01628
Flooding predicted for the
Information for residents
25 July 2007
At a meeting with the Environment
Agency this morning (Wednesday), the council was advised that the expected
flooding in our borough is still predicted be less than the 2003 levels.
Peak flow times in the River Thames
are currently estimated as follows:
However, the water levels are not
expected to rise as high as first predicted. Although rain is expected for
both Thursday and Friday, the Met Office tells us that less than a
centimetre is forecast for each day, which will not affect the river
Teams from the council’s
Streetcare and Social Care services are continuing to visit your area to
ensure you have the most up-to-date information and, if your home is at
risk of flooding, to check that you have received a supply of sandbags to
help you protect your property.
Look out for the Royal Borough reps
in their high visibility yellow jackets. They will be out and about today
and overnight and will be happy to help wherever possible with your
questions and concerns.
For the latest information on
flooding in your neighbourhood call the Environment Agency on 0845 988
The council has sandbags available
on a priority basis to help protect homes most at risk of flooding. The
council will also assist vulnerable and older residents who are unable
take the necessary precautions themselves. Remember to look out for your
elderly or vulnerable neighbours and for any neighbours who are on
If you need further assistance from the Royal
Borough please call the Customer Service Centre
on 01628 683804 (open until 7pm this evening,
Wednesday 25 July) or the out
of hours emergency number 01753 853517.
Primary School Fair Saturday 14th July 2007
Fair Saturday 14th July 2007
Fair 16th June 2007
Wraysbury Village Green, 2pm
This years fair promises to be another fun filled afternoon for all the family, the committee are working harder than ever to ensure that the fair has the right mix of entertainment for young and old alike and with this in mind for the first time the fair will have a theme, THE WILD WEST.
The fair will open once again with the parade through the village, although this year will see a change to the usual show, as for the first year there will be a walking parade. We hope this will encourage more of the village groups & organisations to take part. We have seen a decline in the number of entries over the years as decorating the lorries takes time and is heavily reliant on lots of volunteers, most of whom are already involved in the fair in other ways.
Confirmed entertainment so far are Ferrett Racing & a Rodeo Bull, & DJ's from Radio Wexham will be there for the afternoon keeping us entertained over the sound system, other favourites from previous years will also be back, the classic car show, which is one of the biggest showing of classic cars at one event in the South of England, entertainment for the children will be on hand with rides on the model train and a variety of games with plenty of prizes to be won. and we hope to welcome back the Wraysbury Players who will be entertaining us all with a wild west show.
The 1st Wraysbury Scout Group will once again ensure that all visitors are well fed, with the burger stand & the very popular pig roast and refreshements will be available from the cricket pavillion.
We are all keeping our fingers crossed for a hat trick with the weather, and that this year the sun will shine and the rain stay away as it has done for the previous two years.