The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is conducting a consultation on the 7.5 tonne weight limit on the Chobham Road. We urge you to complete the on-line consultation form. The deadline has been extended to Friday 22 January 2016.

“The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is considering a local safety scheme to be implemented in Chobham Road, Sunningdale.  The intention is to restrict the weight of vehicles that can cross the railway bridge between Onslow Road and Richmond Wood.

The weight limit on the railway bridge is to be lowered from its current 18 tonnes to 7.5 tonnes. This is due to the characteristics and visibility factors of the railway bridge. The plan overleaf gives an indication of the proposals.

Statement of Reasons
The Local Authority is aware that a number of heavy goods vehicles have been having difficulty passing each other over the rail bridge. The purpose of the proposal is to reduce the amount of heavy goods vehicle traffic using the streets in the local area as a through route and to manage heavy goods vehicle use of the road network by keeping them on more appropriate roads wherever possible. The plan detailing the extents of the proposed scheme to deal with these issues is printed on the reverse of this letter. This will improve road safety in the area.”

To give your views on the proposal, please go to www.RBWM.gov.uk. Type ‘Chobham Road’ into the search box. Click on the first item returned by the search. This takes you to the consultation page where you follow the instructions.

The questions are: Q1. Do you agree with the proposals to introduce the 7.5 tonnes weight limit

Q2. Where do you live/home postcode.

Q3. Do you wish to make further comments with regards to this scheme?

For further information, please contact: Email: projects@rbwm.gov.uk Tel 01628 683800

Please let the Parish Council know if you are having difficulty in accessing the form.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy now exists in the office of parish councillor.

The vacancy will be filled by election* if, within fourteen days of the date of this notice, any ten local government electors for the said parish/ward of the parish submit a written request to the Returning Officer, Town Hall, St. Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.

In computing the fourteen days, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday, or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

If no such written request for an election is received by the Returning Officer within the time specified, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. The Parish Council is pleased to receive your expression of interest.

Dated: 14 January 2016 

Gruffalo comes to Sunningdale … not standing for election.

Over 1000 people signed the petition to reduce the weight of lorries going down the Chobham Road.  This matter is on the agenda of  RBWM Cabinet 0n 26 November.

We encourage you to explore the site to discover more on the work of the Council,  which includes Councillor Responsibilities, the Business Plan for 2015-2020 and a Financial Overview.

There is significant community-based material. We would particularly draw your attention to the Sunningdale Local History page. For a relatively small place, Sunningdale can boast quite a wide range of local histories, much of it the work of amateur local historian, Peter O’Kill.

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