08:30AM, Tuesday 23 July 2013
Residents in the Royal Borough have been supported by the council to keep safe and healthy during the heatwave.
Social care staff have been keeping a close check on their older and more vulnerable service users to make sure they are drinking plenty of water and eating properly.
Older people calling the council about their benefits or invoices are being asked if they are coping in the heat.
Libraries are acting as public information centres, reminding parents at Rhymetimes about the need for sun hats, drinks and sun cream for pre-school children.
The visitor information centre in Windsor has been besieged by people buying tickets for all the local attractions – with tickets sales up, in some cases four times more than normal.
Friday saw all accommodation in the town completely booked up.
At the Magnet in Maidenhead swims are up 10.6 per cent on last year – from 7,483 swims to 8,231 for the period of July 1-18.
At Windsor Leisure Centre, sales of ice creams soaring and the centre has doubled its ice cream orders to cope with demand.
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