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Sunningdale is surrounded by green belt and lies within the borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. It is approximately 15 miles from Heathrow Airport and 30 miles from Central London, and it is close to the M3, M4 and M25 motorways.
The Local Government Act 1894 introduced elected district and parish councils. Sunningdale Parish Council held its first meeting on December 31st of that year under the chairmanship of the Reverend Cree, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church at the time.
On this website you will find material on the workings of the council plus significant community-related content, including a fairly comprehensive set of local histories.
New Mayor and Deputy Mayor announced
A long serving councillor who has raised thousands of
pounds for good causes has been welcomed as the 46th Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
Cllr Sayonara Luxton was elected as Mayor for 2019/20 during the annual mayor-making ceremony, which took place at the Guildhall, Windsor, on Tuesday 21 May. She will be supported throughout the year by her husband Ian Luxton, Mayor Consort.
Sayonara was born in Goa and started her early career in Dubai working for the CEO of Airbus Industrie. While in Dubai, she met her husband Ian and they have been happily married for 29 years.
Sayonara and her family have lived in the borough since 2000 and Sayonara has been a local councillor since 2007, with this being her fourth term as a councillor. Sayonara has served the borough as chairman of the licensing panel, chairman for foster parenting, and chairman for the adult overview and scrutiny services and presently is the chairman for the audit and performance review panel. She is a member of numerous other committees serving the community, including the Ascot Charitable Trust where she has acted as a trustee for several years, raising hundreds of thousands pounds for national charities.
Sayonara and Ian have four daughters – Charlotte, 28 a brand manager for Johnson & Johnson, Bianca, 27, works for EasyGroup as an Brand Protection Lawyer, Abigail, 23, is a Nuclear Engineer with the MOD and Zara, 19, has just started her first year at university studying finance.
The new Mayor, Cllr Luxton, said: “I am hugely proud to have been re-elected as Mayor and look forward to meeting and helping people and organisations across the Royal Borough. I hope to build upon my previous successes and make a positive impact on our local community in the coming year.”
The Mayor and her consort will be raising money during her term for their chosen charity of Thames Hospice.
The Deputy Mayor will be Cllr Gary Muir, ward councillor for Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury. His partner, Caron North will be Deputy Mayoress.
Outgoing Mayor, Cllr Paul Lion raised over £5,000 for his chosen charities of Royal British Legion and the Royal National Life Boat Institution (they received £2,200 each). He and his wife Laura Lion, the Mayoress attended hundreds of events on behalf of the council.
Newly elected councillors with a wealth of experience have been selected to form a new cabinet following the May 2019 local borough elections.
New cabinet members with experience in the building, infrastructure, policing and finance have been announced by Cllr Simon Dudley, returning leader of the council.
To support the Royal Borough’s focus on regeneration, public protection, infrastructure, transport, housing and adults and children’s services nine new cabinet positions have been created.
Returning to the cabinet are:
- Cllr Simon Dudley: Leader of the council and lead member Maidenhead regeneration and Maidenhead (including communications and property)
- Cllr David Coppinger: Lead member planning and deputy leader
- Cllr Samantha Rayner: Lead member culture and communities (inc customer and business services) and Windsor and deputy leader
- Cllr Stuart Carroll: Lead member adults, children and health
Newly appointed cabinet members are:
- Cllr Shamsul Shelim: Lead member HR, legal and IT (including performance management)
- Cllr David Cannon:- Lead member public protection
- Cllr Andrew Johnson:- Lead member infrastructure, transport policy and housing
- Cllr Gerry Clarke:- Lead member sustainability, waste services and economic development;
- Cllr David Hilton:- Lead member finance and Ascot;
Cllr Simon Dudley said: “I’m delighted to welcome cabinet members both new and returning to these vital roles.
“Our newly appointed cabinet brings a wealth of real world experience from different sectors and their expertise will help as we continue to progress our regeneration plans and invest in areas that matter most to our residents including housing, transport and highways and supporting the most vulnerable in our communities.
“Cabinet members will work alongside all the Royal Borough’s councillors and officers to deliver outcomes that matter most to our residents.”
Cllr Dudley also announced number of other posts including:
- Cllr Julian Sharpe: Chair, Berkshire Pension Fund
- Cllr John Story: Chair, Constitution Sub-Committee
- Cllr Samantha Rayner: Employment and Members Standards Panel
- Cllr Phil Haseler: Chair, Licensing Panel
- Cllr Maureen Hunt: Chair, Rights of Way and Highway Licensing Panel
- Cllr Gurch Singh: Chair, Maidenhead Town Forum
- Cllr John Bowden: Chair, Windsor Town Forum
- Cllr John Bowden: Chair, Aviation Forum
- Cllr Stuart Carroll: Chair, Corporate Parenting Panel
- Cllr David Hilton: Chair, Grants Panel
- Cllr Stuart Carroll: Chair, School Improvement Forum
- Cllr Donna Stimson: Chair, Maidenhead Development Management Panel
- Cllr David Cannon: Chair, Windsor Development Management Panel
- Cllr John Bowden: Chair, Borough wide Development Management Panel
Cllr Dudley continued: “I am confident that all councillors appointed as cabinet members or to serve as chairs on our panels will ensure that we continue to prioritise the needs of our residents as we work hard to build a borough for everyone.”