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 31 
 on: March 03, 2019, 04:13:44 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
Mon 4th March @ 2.00pm Can you knit or crochet?
The Cookham Festival Committee has asked Holy Trinity to produce a piece they have entitled “Spring is bursting out all over”. They are looking for as many knitters as possible to join in. If you are interested and would like to find out more, come along to the Parish Centre on Monday, 4th March at 2pm and bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks! Next Meetings: Mon 18th March, Mon 25th March, Mon 1st April, Mon
8th April & Mon 15th April.

 32 
 on: February 28, 2019, 09:04:56 AM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by Paris
I think more money for social care for children, the elderly and vulnerable people wouldn't go amiss, never mind £83,000 for Christmas lights in Windsor.  Why does a community 'caf' need to cost so much?  Couldn't local companies stump up sponsorship? Speaking of which, why can't the developers creating all the new buildings in maidenhead budget and pay for signage? 

 33 
 on: February 28, 2019, 05:54:12 AM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by Ian64
First off CSO's are employed and controlled by the Police, RBWM employ Community Wardens.

It would be great if the Police were to do as you suggest but it is not a high priority for them. Under current legislation the Community Wardens can only fine vehicles parked on pavements if it is explicity banned by signage.

There will be a consultation on banning pavement parking in certain streets in Cookham village in the near future, which is a legal requirment before any such ban can be put in place by RBWM. Once in place Community Wardens will have the power to fine offenders.

 34 
 on: February 27, 2019, 11:15:17 PM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by Watchman
I wholeheartedly agree with you, but here is the simple solution:  

Have just one of the 16 additional CSO's (Community Support Officers) that said councillors proudly boast
(on their oversized electioneering banners) to have employed in the last year, to randomly patrol the Cookhams
and advise the police of the offending vehicles registration numbers.
The police would then attend and attach parking fines to said vehicles, together with vehicles parked on double yellow lines.
Do this randomly once, maybe twice a week and the on-kerb / double yellow line parking would soon stop!
This would also serve to top up the police coffers with much needed revenue …

Voila - job done!
Hah ... who am I kidding?!  

I do walk around the Cookhams quite often and have yet to spot a CSO (never a police officer) on the prowl.

 35 
 on: February 27, 2019, 09:20:15 PM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by Ian64
Agree about the kerbs being damaged but instead of just blaming councillors, what about those who cause the damage by constantly parking on them and blocking the pavement in the process. 

 36 
 on: February 27, 2019, 06:47:23 PM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by Watchman
£1.9m on investing in our roads including pot hole repairs and resurfacing.

Could we have a few sheckles  invested in Cookham High Street where a high percentage of the curb-edge
stones along the High Street have been uprooted and are lying dislodged and unsupported ready for
cars/vans/lorries to mount the curb and break them away to leave them scattered along the road-side?
Oh, I forgot, TWICE relaying Queen Street in Maidenhead takes priority

C'mon Kellaway, do something useful for Cookham before you ride off into the sunset and retirement!

NO … you say ?!

Hmmmm … I thought not.

 37 
 on: February 27, 2019, 06:03:06 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
from a Cookham resident

Phil of Keen Edge Knife Sharpening is a mobile unit who comes to your door at very reasonable cost
and gives your knives a new lease of life.
 
He’s been in the business 25 years and can be found on  0788 55 99097
keenedge@btinternet.com

 38 
 on: February 27, 2019, 12:26:50 PM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by RBWM Press Release
The budget for 2019/20, which sets out investment for services that matter to our residents as well as ensuring front line services are protected, has been approved at Full Council.

Council Tax will rise by 2.99% which keeps it the lowest outside of London while ensuring key services like weekly bin collections remain.

There is also capital investment in our roads and highway network, community infrastructure and resident facilities.

Councillor MJ Saunders, cabinet member for finance, said: “Officers have been working hard on this budget throughout the year and have had to take into account the uncertainty around Brexit, as well as the challenging financial position that all councils have experienced.

“We have seen increasing demand and cost associated with providing children services, adult services and children in care which is expected to continue in 2019/20 and our budget reflects that changing position.

“Through our capital programme we have been able to invest in a variety of key resident services including additional funding for parks and roads which reflect back on the findings from the residents’ survey.”

The highlights of the budget include over £30 million pounds in capital investment:

Investing in community infrastructure with over £2.9 million including:

£83,000 on Christmas lights with new lights in Old Windsor and continued investment in Maidenhead.

£150,000 for improving the Guildhall which includes render, windows and redecorating.

£20,000 on new wayfinding signs in Maidenhead as the regeneration programme continues with new sites like Chapel Arches, Maidenhead waterways and the amphi-theatre.

Investing in our resident facilities with over £14.8 million including:

£350,000 refurbishing Clewer Memorial Pavilion improving toilets and sports storage facilities.

£250,000 for a community caf in Dedworth.

£350,000 on Ockwells Park – installation of children’s play area and an extension to the car park.

£150,000 on the new Battlemead Common – installation of parking, footpaths and seating.

Over £200,000 is being invested in our libraries to provide an improved service to our residents.

£200,000 on improvements at our waste transfer and recycling facilities at Vicus Way and Tinkers Lane.

Investing in roads and our highways network with over £12.7 million including:

£1.2 million on maintaining our bridges including £850,000 on strengthening Elizabeth Bridge on Royal Windsor Way as well as refurbishment to Cookham Bridge.

£1.9m on investing in our roads including pot hole repairs and resurfacing.

£180,000 on replacing and improving the junction at Dedworth Road/Hatch Lane and Parsonage Lane.

£240,000 on extending Boulters Lock car park

£150,000 on road safety schemes across the borough to improve road safety and reduce the number of injuries caused by road accidents.

The increase in the council’s element of Council Tax by 2.99% will see a Band D property rise to £961.33 which is an increase of £27.91 from last year which is just over 50p a week.

The Adult Social Care levy remains the same from previous years at £74.74 for a Band D property and the levy has seen a £20.7 million investment since 2015/16 when it was first introduced.

Read the budget papers in full here.

 


 39 
 on: February 26, 2019, 12:22:22 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
from someone contacting cookham.com

I wondered if you could help?

I am looking for old photos of our house and wondered if you had any?
Lea View Cottages, Dean Lane.


 40 
 on: February 25, 2019, 09:21:48 PM 
Started by Cookham Society - Last post by Ian64
Good to see the Parish Council and Cookham Society working together on this, shame they did not get the desired result.

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