New and improved York House reopens
Published: Tuesday, 19th March 2019
York House, a council owned building, will be re-opening in May following an extensive refurbishment.
The office block, located on Sheet Street, Windsor, will provide new formal meeting spaces for council events, including the Grey rooms, dedicated to the late Cllr Jesse Grey, who died before the refurbishment was complete.
It’s anticipated that the Grey rooms will be used to host Full Council and Cabinet meetings as well as development management panels and some overview and scrutiny panels alongside the Windsor Guildhall and Maidenhead Town Hall.
Councillor Samantha Rayner, lead member for culture and communities, says: “This refurbishment has brought York House up to date, as a fully integrated resident services hub that I hope many residents will enjoy using.
“The refurbishment has also allowed us to create new formal meeting spaces for our public meetings, as well as making it accessible for all.”
York House is also providing smart, centrally located offices to thriving local businesses due to the expansion at the site.
The council element of the building will host a dedicated resident services hub where residents will be able to discuss anything from Council Tax to reporting a missed bin collection in person with a resident advisor.
Services available there will include: Council Tax, benefits, green waste, reporting a missed bin collection, assisted and special waste collections, street-lighting, potholes and fly-tipping reporting, housing, parking, planning, school admissions, environmental services, licensing and blue badges.
Residents will still be able to use Windsor Library and Maidenhead Library for resident services and Maidenhead Town Hall for business services, in addition to York House.
York House will be open in May to residents from 9am until 5pm.