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Local Investment

Covid-19 response

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Slough Central team have focused on ways in which the Queensmere & Observatory shopping centres can be used to support the community during an extremely challenging period.

As part of ongoing community support, the team made space within the centres available, rent free, to local support groups and charities, to assist with their ongoing work in responding to the pandemic and supporting local people. This support ranges from the creation of a community wall capable of advertising local services for free to the provision of space to local charities, including charity donation walls dedicated to Slough Council for Voluntary Service (CVS).

We have also been working with existing occupiers to assist and support them during this challenging economic period, to ensure as many can remain in operation as possible. This has included assistance in obtaining central grant funding, free advertising and the provision of free car parking in lockdown.

Key stores at the centres providing medication, food and health products remained open during the national lockdown and the Slough Central team have been working with local groups to identify additional ways to support community organisations on the frontline.

Both the centres and shops have clear entrance and exit strategies to comply with social distancing, with clear markings and signage across the centre. We look forward to welcoming you back safely as the national restrictions are eased.

Community Investment

The Slough Central team continue to support several local community groups and social enterprises by providing space for them in the shopping centre, including:

Youth Engagement Slough – a local group supporting youth engagement.

Home Slough – a local group increasing opportunities and awareness of all the arts in Slough

Asian Star Radio – local community radio

Rolladome – supporting local sport/exercise and general wellbeing

Global Educational Trust Bookshop – supporting local education welfare

Table Tennis England, – encouraging engagement in the sport

Slough Business Improvement District – promoting and supporting improvement in the security, environment and vibrancy of Slough Town Centre.

Kayani Camp Boxing Club (opening soon) – a local Slough charity promoting exercise and wellbeing

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice – providing essential support to families of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across Berkshire.

Get in touch!

If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch