The Local Government Act (1894) created the system of Urban and Rural District Councils. This act also dictated that a Parish Council was required in any parish with a population of 300 or more.
As Sunningdale’s population was well in excess of this figure – it was 1,409 by the turn of the century – Sunningdale Parish Council came into being in 1894. The first council meeting was held on December 31st of that year under the chairmanship of the Reverend Cree, the vicar at Holy Trinity Church.
There is also 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.