ESFA Community Training Grants – Funding Opportunity

Funding remains available for the ESFA Community Training Grants programme in the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP. The programme aims to support projects which will move unemployed and economically inactive people closer to the labour market, and can support a very diverse range of activities (both formal and informal training). We have recently updated our application form, simplifying it and making it easier to apply. The payment structure of the grant has also been changed, with organisations receiving a greater proportion as an upfront payment.

We would welcome your support in sharing information about the programme within your networks. A promotion pack that explains the programme and its aims in more detail is attached. Included in this pack is an email template which you can use to share information with organisations you think may be interested, or other networks you think it would be valuable to share with.

The next application deadline is 21 June 2021. If an application is submitted by 14th June 2021, we will be able to provide feedback to strengthen the application before the final deadline.

ESFA Community Training Grants Team

Groundwork London

12-20 Baron Street, N1 9LL

Direct Dial: 020 7239 1286

Switchboard: 020 7278 1514

Mobile: 07716 992131

Mobile: 07716 992158

Wexham Court Parish by-election results 2021

2021 Wexham Court Parish by-election

Elections results

Candidate Description Votes
Hamzah Ishtiaq AHMED Labour Party 505
Mubashir AHMED Independent 578 (E)
Shaida Abbas AKBAR Labour Party 525 (E)
Sajid Mahmood JANJUA Independent 499
Kamaljit KAUR Labour Party 522 (E)
Sarfraz KHAN Labour Party 497
Josiah Njore KIMANI Labour Party 441
Sandra MALIK Labour Party 517
Gurcharan Singh MANKU Independent 494
Lesley MCNICHOL Independent 575 (E)
Sajid NAWAZ Independent 530 (E)
Singh RUPRAH Independent 529 (E)
Jaswinder SINGH Independent 538 (E)
Paul SOHAL Labour Party 477

Turnout: 27.91%
Spoilt: 34
Result: Independent x 5, Labour x 2

Workplace Collect

Dear business owner,

We encourage you to register for Workplace Collect, asap by 12th April.

All you need to do is register for testing kits (containing 7 tests) to be sent directly to your workplace and you give them to your staff to take at home to test if they have covid.  Registration and kits are free.

See the following hyperlink for more information: https://www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavirus-tests?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae

Slough Lateral Flow Testing Group

Static Site     This site is not available during the local elections 26/4 – 10/5.  We will be relocating to the Ice Rink (SL1 2QG)  during this time
The Centre Sports Hall
Farnham Road
Slough
SL1 4UT
Tues – Sat
8am to 8pm
(8am to 6pm Sat)
 
Static Site     Closing as a LFT site after 24th April 2021 (tbc)
(closing after 24th April 2021 tbc) Langley Pavilions Community Centre
305 Langley Rd
Colnbrook
SL3 8BS
Tues – Sat
8am to 6pm
 
Static Site     Opening from 26th April 2021 (tbc)
(opening date 26th April 2021 tbc) Langley Police Station
High St
Slough
SL3 8NF
Tues – Sat
8am to 8pm
(8am to 6pm Sat)
 
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Colnbrook Village Hall Vicarage Way
Slough
SL3 0RD
Alternate Monday’s
9am – 4pm
 
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Manor Park Community Centre
Villiers Road
Slough
SL2 1NP
Alternate Monday’s
9am – 4pm
 
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Sainsbury’s
Uxbridge Rd
Slough
SL1 1SU
Every Tuesday
9am – 4pm
 
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Upton Court Park
Upton Road
Slough
SL3 7LU
Alternate Wednesday’s
9am – 4pm
 
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Mercian Park
Mercian Way
Slough
SL1 5ND
Alternate Wednesday’s
9am – 4pm
 
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Sainsbury’s
Uxbridge Rd
Slough
SL1 1SU
Every Thursday
9am – 4pm
 
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Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre
83 Stoke Poges Lane
Slough
SL1 3NY
Every Friday
9am – 4pm
 
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Asda Cippenham
Telford Dr
Slough
SL1 9LA
Every Saturday
9am – 4pm
 
 
 
 
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Colnbrook Village Hall Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Upton Court Park Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre ASDA Cippenham Not operational
 
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Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station  
             
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Manor Park Community Centre (tbc) Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Mercian Park Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre ASDA Cippenham Not operational
 
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The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre Not operational
Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station  
             
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Colnbrook Village Hall Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Upton Court Park Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre ASDA Cippenham Not operational
 
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The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre Not operational
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Manor Park Community Centre Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Mercian Park Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre ASDA Cippenham Not operational
 
May 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th
             
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The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre Not operational
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Colnbrook Village Hall Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Upton Court Park Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre ASDA Cippenham Not operational
 
May / June 31st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
             
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The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre Not operational
Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station  
             
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Manor Park Community Centre (tbc) Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Mercian Park Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre ASDA Cippenham Not operational
 
June 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th
             
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The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre Not operational
Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station  
             
Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site:
Colnbrook Village Hall Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Upton Court Park Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre ASDA Cippenham Not operational
 
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The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre Not operational
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Manor Park Community Centre Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Mercian Park Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre ASDA Cippenham Not operational
 
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The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre The Centre Not operational
Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station  
             
Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site: Mobile Site:
Colnbrook Village Hall Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Upton Court Park Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Jamia Masjid Islamic Centre ASDA Cippenham Not operational
 
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The Centre The Centre The Centre tbc tbc tbc tbc
Langley Police Station Langley Police Station Langley Police Station        
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Manor Park Community Centre Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Rd Mercian Park
 
 

Death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that I inform our residents  about the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. https://www.royal.uk/

We are expecting a national online book of remembrance to be launched by Buckingham Palace as, due to covid, it would not be appropriate to have physical books and we will promote this link to yourselves and residents as soon as it is available.

The funeral is expected to take place 8 days after the day of death (expected to be on Saturday 17 April)

The Duke of Edinburgh is expected to receive a Ceremonial Royal Funeral and other Members of The Royal Family will receive Non-Ceremonial Royal Funerals.

 

  • If residents spontaneously lay any flowers in Slough we will react and manage this, however advice from the National Association of Civic Officers, informed by the Palace, is that it is not appropriate to encourage the laying of flowers due to covid.

  • Cancellation of Existing Planned Events may be appropriate on the day of death, the eve of the funeral and the day of the funeral, but take careful note of the public mood and consider whether further scaling back is necessary.

  • Dress Code throughout the period between and including the day of death to the day of the funeral should be black tie and / or black rosette for those who wish to wear them.

  • Marking a Silence during the Ceremonial Royal Funeral.  If the funeral is televised and large numbers of people are expected to be watching it at home or locally on big screens, any public ceremony simply to mark the Silence may not be appropriate. However, if the funeral takes place on a weekday and it is not a day of national mourning (in other words, it is a normal working day), it may be announced that a National Silence is to be observed during the funeral ceremony. Most authorities now have a set of arrangements in place which they implement when marking a national Silence and these can be used for this purpose. Guidance will be given on the National Association of Civic Officers (NACO) Noticeboard as it becomes apparent whether or not this will be appropriate.

  • Windsor and Maidenhead have a traffic management plan for the expected crowds at the royal residences.

Vaccine outreach project at local mosque

From week commencing 29 March, a Covid-19 vaccination outreach project will begin by setting up temporary site at Jamia Masjid and Islamic Centre Slough (JMIC), 83 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough, Berkshire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To book your appointment please call 0300 077 0308, between the hours of 9-5pm, Monday -Friday only.

Test and Trace Support Payment scheme

Eligibility

If you’ve been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you’ve tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you’re legally required to do so.

If the NHS COVID-19 app sends you a notification to self-isolate because you’re a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and you apply for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme, you will also be legally required to self-isolate.

To support you during self-isolation, you could be eligible for a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment if you live in England and meet all the following criteria:

  • you’ve been told to stay at home and self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app, either because you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
  • you’ve responded to messages from NHS Test and Trace and have provided any legally required information
  • you’re employed or self-employed
  • you’re unable to work from home and will lose income as a result of self-isolating
  • you’re currently receiving or are the partner of someone in the same household who is receiving, at least one of the following benefits:
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • income-based Employment and Support Allowance
    • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Housing Benefit
    • Pension Credit

If you’re not on one of these benefits, you could be eligible for a £500 discretionary payment if all the following apply:

  • you meet all the other criteria listed above
  • you’re on a low income
  • you will face financial hardship as a result of self-isolating

If you’re eligible for either the Test and Trace Support Payment or a discretionary payment, you will receive the £500 payment in addition to any benefits and Statutory Sick Pay that you receive currently .

To apply

What’s needed

  • Agree to comply with the notification from NHS Test and Trace.
  • Provide your notification from NHS Test and Trace (this will include a Unique ID number).
  • Proof of employment (proof of your earnings), or, if you are self-employed, evidence of self-assessment returns, trading income and proof your business delivers services which cannot be undertaken without social contact.
  • Provide proof of address, and bank statements (showing the account details where the payment will be made).

Please note if you are unable to provide this information along with your application form, we will not be able to consider your claim, and we will not be able to pay you.

We will check the NHS Test and Trace system to confirm you have been asked to self-isolate. We will also have checks in place to prevent and detect fraud.

When to apply

All applications must be made within 28 days of the start of your self-isolation period.

How to apply

Apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment