10:09AM, Tuesday 17 March 2020
Many events in Slough and South Bucks have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus. We will be updating this page regularly - if you would like us to mention your event or meeting please email email@example.com
SLOUGH: Slough Town Supporters Trust has postponed its 20202 #OneSlough sponsored walk with youth charity Aik Saath.
A tweet said the trust would rearrange a new date once there is more certainty over fixtures.
SLOUGH: All meetings of Slough Rotary Club have been cancelled up to St George's Day on April 23. The meetings cancelled include:
Thursday 19th March - Aperitif.
Thursday 26th March - Business
Thursday 16th April - AGM
SLOUGH: The council has closed The Venue at The Curve to protect the public.
Some services have also been suspended including the European Settlement Scheme.
All other public buildings including The curve and MyCouncil will remain open.
Josie Wragg, chief executive said: "We have made the difficult decision to suspend theatre provision at The Curve and one of the registrar’s offerings and hope the residents of Slough will work with us to ensure people stay safe.”
BURNHAM: The annual Burnham Donkey Derby has been postponed following the coronavirus outbreak.
Writing on it’s Facebook Page, Burnham Donkey Derby, said: “Following the latest Government advice on the corona virus outbreak we have reluctantly concluded that we have to postpone the Burnham Donkey Derby scheduled for May 23rd.
“If restrictions are lifted we hope to be able to re-schedule it for the Bank Holiday on August 29th, subject to availability of all the necessary services and of course donkeys.
“Our sincere apologies to programme advertisers, stall holders, donkey sponsors and the public - we hope you will support us later this year."
BURNHAM: The Great Burnham Sack Race has also been postponed following the outbreak.
Writing on it’s Facebook Page, Burnham Parish Council, said: “Unfortunately, the Great Burnham Sack Race on the 28th March is going to be postponed as a precaution due to the coronavirus.
“My apologies to everyone looking forward to this event, we are looking to run it later in the year around June/July - but we will keep you all updated.”
BURNHAM: The Grand opening of the Project 57 has been postponed by Burnham Parish Council following advice on ‘social distancing measures’.
Annie Arscott, parish clerk, said: “Further to recent Government advice on social distancing measures to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus, it is with regret that Burnham Parish Council will be postponing the official opening of Project 57 on the 21st March 2020.
“We look forward to telling you a date of when this will take place in the future.”
SLOUGH: A number of events have been called off by Slough Borough Council as it looks to prioritise services that protect the most vulnerable people in the area.
The following events will no longer be going ahead as originally planned:
Nature Quiz Trail, Herschel Park on Tuesday, 7 April.
The Dawn Chorus, Herschel Park on Wednesday, 15 April.
All drop-in clinics, weaning sessions and well-baby groups at the Children’s Centres. The centres will remain open, and the team can be reached on the duty line 0800 7723578.
Family Fun Day, Herschel Park on Tuesday, 14 April.
Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust work parties at Haymill Nature Reserve.
Slough Family 5K Fun Run, Upton Court Park on Sunday 28 June. Postponed to September – date to follow.
Parenting special children Sough parent/carer support group, Monksfield Way Children’s Centre on Thursday 19 March.
Hope College open morning on Friday, March 20. For further information about the work of Hope College contact the recovery team on 01753 690950. See the Enabling Town Slough website www.enablingtownslough.com for the new Hope College brochure for April-July: Hope College Brochure April-July 2020.
VE Day celebration, town square and High Street on Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10.
The following activities have also been suspended:
The entire Active Slough programme is postponed until further notice.
CAPS groups, 1:1 sessions and ROOTS sessions are cancelled until further notice. CAPS practitioners can still provide support through phone calls. If you have any queries call Sanji Bains – 07500785578 or 01753 476554.
Libraries regular activities programme will be cancelled from Monday, March 23 March. Libraries remain open as normal.
BERKSHIRE: Autism Berkshire has suspended all of its autism and benefits advice workshops and social and leisure activities for autistic children, young people and adults across the county.
The workshops and events will not be held until after the Easter holidays at the earliest.
The charity's staff are all working from home, but the autism advice helpline service will be available from Monday to Friday.
Contact 01189 594 594 or 01189 594 594.
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