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Torch Relay comes to Eton Dorney on 10 July ... Test your Travel Action Plan ahead of the Games! - Uploaded 04.07.2012
On Tuesday 10 July the Torch Relay will be coming through the Eton Dorney area! There could be thousands of visitors flocking to see the Olympic Flame as it travels through Maidenhead, Dorney, Slough, Windsor, Egham, Ascot and beyond. The local transport network will be much busier than normal, therefore businesses need to plan ahead.
It is important that businesses check details on the route and timing of the Torch Relay to understand what impacts it may have on their operations. Journeys made by staff, customers and suppliers may be affected. Find out more details on the Torch Relay at London 2012.

A brief summary of the key points are:
• Maidenhead area - around 10:45-11:30
• Dorney area - around 11:30- 12:30
• Slough area – around 12:30- 14:30
• Windsor area – around 14:30- 15:20

This is a perfect opportunity to test travel plans in advance of the Games. It will not only provide an opportunity to reinforce communication to staff and ensure that they are prepared, but will also allow over two weeks for businesses to rectify any issues that have been identified with their plans before day 1 of the Games on 28 July. Find out more about transport during the Games plus advice on how to plan ahead at Eton Dorney specific information is available here.

Five weeks to go until the Games -  don't get caught out! - Uploaded 26.06.2012
There are less than six weeks to go until the Games. With up to 30,000 people attending on each day of the Olympic and Paralympic Games event at Eton Dorney this summer, there will inevitably be an impact on the local transport network. The key dates for the events in Eton Dorney are as follows:
10th July – Torch Relay in Maidenhead, South Bucks, Slough and Windsor (different areas will be affected at different times, please check the website)
28th July to 11th August 2012 – Olympic rowing & canoe sprint events
31st August to 2nd September – Paralympic rowing events
Increased demand is likely to lead to delays on the transport system in the area affecting commuters and businesses. Don't  get caught out - prepare for the Games. Communicate your plans with staff, suppliers and others. Find out how other businesses have prepared. Daily transport updates during the Games. To read the latest full update please click here

Boost for towns as Olympic parking hours extended - uploaded 31st May 2012
OLYMPIC chiefs have given in to business and council demands to allow ticket-holders to park in Windsor and Maidenhead for longer. Read More

London 2012 travel Advice for Business's in relation to the Eton Dorney Area for the forthcoming Olympics and Paralympic Games, a presentation prepared for Windsor District Chamber of Commerce - meet the chamber event 10 05 2012 - Uploaded 11th May 2012
Learn about how the forthcoming games in the Eton Dorney Area will affect your business and what you can do to avoid disruption.
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Invitation to Meet Windsor District Chamber of Commerce and hear the very latest, local, travel advice for businesses in relation to the Eton Dorney Area for the forthcoming Olympic (27th July -12th Aug 2012) and Paralympic Games (29th Aug - 9th Sept 2012) 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Uploaded 23rd April 2012
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Key works programmes and activities in Windsor Town Centre - Produced by Windsor and Eton Town Partnership - Uploaded 29th March 2012
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If It's broke, fix it! - Uploaded 27th March 2012
For those of you who have been in the town centre and come across items whcih require a little attention such as broken seats, faulty lights etc. The Royal Borough now offer the ability for you to report these faults online. Simply click on the link below and log the fault online. You will be issued with a reference number should you need to follow up.

Olympic Torch route through the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead- Day 53 - Tuesday 10 July 2012 - uploaded 26th March 2012
There are three places in the Royal Borough where people will be sure to get a good and safe view of the Flame being carried by a Torchbearer. They are: Maidenhead town centre and towards Maidenhead Bridge, Windsor town centre and Ascot Racecourse.
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Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead - News Release - Olympic Flame’s historic journey through the Royal Borough - Uploaded 23rd March 2012
Windsor town centre Maidenhead’s High Street and iconic bridge across the Thames and world-famous Ascot Racecourse are the best local vantage points to see the historic 2012 Olympic Flame when Torchbearers carry it through the Royal Borough on Tuesday 10 July.
Street-by-street details of the Flame’s 8,000-mile journey across the UK are announced today (Monday 19 March) by Games organisers LOCOG – including the route through the Royal Borough.
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Portas Pilots – WE NEED YOUR HELP! - Uploaded Wednesday 21st March 2012
Following the Mary Portas report, the Department of Communities and Local Government are offering town centres up to £100k to come up with innovative ideas of their own to boost town centres. Town centres are being encouraged to try new things, experiment and innovate so their high streets and become the place to be for local people and visitors alike. Windsor and Eton Town Partnership (WETP) are planning to submit an application and are urgently seeking support from all businesses, residents, shoppers and visitors to put forward ideas and help create a new vision for the town centre. Deadline for applications is 30th March, so the clock is ticking. WETP will be hosting a number of special workshops to enable as many people as possible to have the opportunity to contribute. If you would like to be involved contact the Windsor and Eton Town Manager, Paul Roach on

Western Rail Access to Heathrow (WRAtH): Update and request for help from Thames Valley Businesses - uploaded 23rd february 2012 
I am writing to update you on progress and ask for your help with Western Rail Access to Heathrow (WRAtH). Some of you may have heard about this project already, in which case this will act as an update, while some of you may be hearing about this for the first time.
Western Rail Access to Heathrow is a project initiated by Slough Borough Council a number of years ago and now supported by Thames Valley Berkshire Local Economic Partnership (TVBLEP) with the aim of resolving the problem of lack of rail access into Heathrow Airport from the west. Heathrow is almost unique among international airports in having rail access to one destination only – London. This misses an opportunity for a whole swathe of the country to have more direct rail connections with the UK’s primary airport.
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Best dressed Christmas Windsow Competition Winners 2011
For the second consecutive year the ‘Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition’ was won by Cocoa Bean of 20,St Leonards Road. The second place went to John Goodwin of  95 Peascod Street, and third to Waterstones of 20-21 Peascod Street.  Cocoa Bean’s manager, Carly James, also dressed the window for Waterstones!  Carly studied Visual Merchandising at East Berkshire College, Windsor.  The award was presented by Sue Watts, the President of the Chamber, on the evening of The Christmas Lights switch on.
This year the Chamber is considering also having a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee ‘Best Dressed Window Competition’ in June, as well as the Christmas Window in December.

Windsor District Chamber of Commerce Christmas Window Competition - uploaded 3rd November 2011
You are invited to take part in our annual best dressed Christmas window competition. The competition is open to all members and non-members of the Windsor District Chamber of Commerce. Judging will take place on Friday 18th November between 10:00am and 2:30pm. To be eligible for entry please complete the attached entry form and send back by Thursday 17th November 2011.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise - Uploaded: 19th October 2011
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion is awarded to individuals. The deadline for entries for the 2012 Awards is 31 October 2011. Winners are announced on 21 April 2012.
For further details and how to apply click
here The deadline for entries for the 2012 Awards is 31 October 2011. Winners are announced on 21 April 2012.

Road Closure Notification - Uploaded: 20th September 2011
The very busy A308 road (Albert Road) between Windsor and Old Windsor will be CLOSED from 7.00pm on Friday 7 October to 7.00am on Monday 10 October while the road is being re-surfaced.  A 13-mile diversion will be in place and local roads will remain open.  Further details can be found at

National Grid - Vital Project works notification. Uploaded: 14th September 2011
Engineers will replace a 50metre stretch of ageing gas main that runs between the pedestrian walkway at the end of Acre Passage and across Peascod Street between 14th and 27th September.


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