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Important Changes to Council Meetings for April 2021

Published: 12 Apr 21

FOLLOWING THE SAD PASSING OF HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH THE MEETING FOR THE 12TH APRIL HAS BEEN POSTPONED AS A MARK OF RESPECT AND HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY 19TH APRIL

Highways Newsletter Week Commencing: 5 April 2021

Published: 7 Apr 21

Week Commencing: 5 April 2021 The highways Newsletter is now available on the Royal Borough website at https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/transport-and-streets/roads-and-pavements/council-works-highway-week. To view details of current and planned works on roads in the borough, including work being carried out by public utility companies, go to one.network.

Highways Newsletter - Week Commencing: 15 March 2021

Published: 15 Mar 21

The Highways Newsletter is now available on the Royal Borough website at https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/transport-and-streets/roads-and-pavements/council-works-highway-week.

E. A. Update: Jubilee River, Black Potts weir repairs. Feb 2021

Published: 3 Mar 21

From October to December 2020 our project team of engineers and construction experts worked extremely hard to complete the first phase of works as planned. This work included removing damaged concrete from around the weir and placing new sheet piling. During this phase of the repair works we were unable to operate the Jubilee River. Now that the first phase is complete we are able to safely operate the Jubilee River. The amount of flow we pass down the Jubilee River is determined by the level of flood risk to people and property and the safety of the weir and railway viaduct.

Highways Newsleter - Week Commencing: 22 February 2021

Published: 22 Feb 21

The highways Newsletter is now available on the Royal Borough website at https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/transport-and-streets/roads-and-pavements/council-works-highway-week. To view details of current and planned works on roads in the borough, including work being carried out by public utility companies, go to one.network

Datchet Parish Council Environmental Survey

Published: 22 Feb 21

Welcome to the first survey organised by Datchet Parish Council’s Environmental Awareness Working Group. We would like to find out what you think we could all be doing to improve our local environment and hear your ideas for community projects which could be supported by the Parish Council.

RBWM Library Transformation Strategy - Proposed Closure of Datchet Library

Published: 10 Feb 21

RBWM want to transform Royal Borough Libraries in a way that responds to the changing needs in the communities and the positive changes and different delivery methods they've been able to experiment with in response to the pandemic. They have undertaken a review of the service and have put forward proposals to reshape it in a way that builds on the good work already taking place in terms of digital development, community engagement and volunteering. Libraries are a statutory service but it is up to local communities to determine how that service is delivered and how it should be shaped. Their proposal is to close Datchet Library - see page 1 of the reduction proposals.

VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT CLERK (Part time)

Published: 10 Feb 21

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Clerk to the Council. The position is part time, 18 hours per week, on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.00am to 15.45pm in the Parish Office, including 45 minutes allowance for breaks and lunch. Attendance is also required at a minimum of 12 evening meetings per year normally held on the second Monday of the month in Datchet village Hall 18:30 to 21:30pm, for which time off in lieu will be given.

Staines to Windsor & Eton Riverside: Line Closure, March 2021

Published: 5 Feb 21

Between now and 2024 Network Rail Southern Region will be upgrading the signalling equipment controlled by our Feltham Area Signalling Centre and Wokingham Signal Box to improve the reliability of over 80 miles of railway, mainly in South West and Greater London.

Update regarding flooding within the Borough.

Published: 5 Feb 21

The Borough met with stakeholders yesterday through the Tactical Coordinating Group which is in place to formally coordinate any multi-agency response needed. The Met Office has confirmed that they are not forecasting a lot of rain in the next few days. However, there is a yellow warning for snow.

Highways Newsletter Week Commencing: 25 January 2021

Published: 27 Jan 21

The highways Newsletter is now available on the Royal Borough website at https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/transport-and-streets/roads-and-pavements/council-works-highway-week. To view details of current and planned works on roads in the borough, including work being carried out by public utility companies, go to one.network.

Highways Newsletter Week Commencing: 11 January 2021

Published: 11 Jan 21

The highways Newsletter is now available on the Royal Borough website at https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/transport-and-streets/roads-and-pavements/council-works-highway-week. To view details of current and planned works on roads in the borough, including work being carried out by public utility companies, go to one.network.

Flood Alert in Force Now

Published: 31 Dec 20

River Thames from Datchet to Shepperton Green Flooding is possible - be prepared

National Severe Weather Warning Service

Published: 31 Dec 20

Yellow warning Snow & Ice Between 10:00 Wed 30 Dec 2020 and 06:00 Thu 31 Dec 2020

Update on the operation of the Jubilee River. 29th December 2020

Published: 31 Dec 20

Background Overnight from 23 to 24 December we received up to 55mm of rainfall at various locations throughout the river Thames catchment. We then had another wet night from Storm Bella on 26 to 27 December. This fell on already saturated ground following a wet month in which the south east of England had already received 113% of its average monthly rainfall by 22 December. Rivers in the Thames catchment have responded to this rainfall and we have seen flows moving steadily downstream triggering Flood Alerts and Flood Warnings