Welcome to the December/January edition of Citizen.

We've had a great few months, with lots of successes in the town. We took part in the national #OurDay event on Twitter on 21 November, showcasing everything we do at the council in a day. This autumnal picture was taken by our parks team on the day. Read about the range of things that cropped up.

Eleven new council homes have been completed, children are enjoying their school extension and we have new legal powers to take action against people committing anti-social behaviour.

Slough's fantastic young people have been winning awards, speaking in the House of Commons and taking part in a youth vote. Talented photographers in the town have been showcased in an exhibition and we have won an award for having safe car parks.

We have loads of fun infographics to explain the highlights of The Curve's first year, a feature showcasing all the services available for early years children, including children's centres, as well as great community efforts to improve Baylis Park and the Salt Hill stream.

We have a lovely scheme to get children more active and we are asking the over 60s to take a survey about services they want in the town. We also have news from SPACE, START and Healthwatch Slough.

There is plenty to do in Slough over the next few weeks, especially as we welcome the Aladdin pantomime into town at The Curve. There is a list of upcoming town centre events, including Festive Fun on 16 and 17 December.

Find out about library activities, changes to the Christmas and New Year rubbish and recycling collection dates and have a read of the fostering article to see if it is something you could consider. 

Modern slavery is the focus of a Thames Valley Police campaign, which we support, and we have information on the Victim Support charity and an anti drink drive campaign.

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