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Sunningdale Community Tea Party

The Sunningdale Community Tea Party held on Sunday 17th September at Broomhall Lane Recreation Ground was a great success and the sun shone on us!

Holy Trinity Church, Sunningdale Parish Council, Holy Trinity School, Sunningdale Scouts and the local farmer all came together providing bouncy castles, face painting and kids craft, tea and cakes, Pimms and beer, a tug of war and cricket games, a sale of second hand refurbished bikes and a field to park cars on!

Reverend Jon Hutchinson welcomed everyone and introduced the local MP, Adam Afriyie, who attended to present the local scout group with a cheque for £900 raised through a parliamentary event.

Holy Trinity Afternoon Tea at Broomhall Recreation Ground 17.9.17.jpg

Consultation on new non-static Library

As part of the plans to introduce an additional new Non-Static service RBWM are currently offering residents and customers the opportunity to give feedback on where they would like this new service to be available along with the types of services they would like to see delivered from either a new Mobile Library or a new Container Library.

You are invited to take part in the survey and gives us your views on these proposals.

The Public Consultation document can be found on the RBWM website here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MVXKG7V

The consultation runs through until 10 September.

Roadworks on A30

UPDATE:

The works are due to remain in place until the 2nd of September.

The works were affected yesterday (30.8.2017) due to rain, but are working again today. The 3 way lights were due to be replaced with 2 way lights at the section by Domino’s/Pizza Express.

There are also works in Chobham Road but they are only working in the footway allowing sufficient clearance for pedestrians.

All works are managed by RBWM, if you wish to make any comments please email highways@rbwm.gov.uk.

Statement re Ben Lynwood Medical Centre

On the 23 May 2017, the planning application for the new Medical Centre at Ben Lynwood (17/01188) was reviewed by the Planning Committee of Sunningdale Parish Council.

With an obligation to review the application based upon the planning regulations included in the National Planning Policy Framework, the RBWM Local Plan and the Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale Neighbourhood Plan, the quorate Planning Committee were obliged to Object to the application due to contraventions of Planning policies.  This decision must stand until there are amends to the planning application and would not be reviewed either by Council or the Committee until this point.

As the proposed development at Ben Lynwood would incorporate the surgery of Kings Corner, Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council also reviewed the application and objected to this development.

However, Sunningdale Parish Council remains in support of appropriate medical facilities for current and future residents and would welcome the opportunity to have a new doctors’ surgery to replace the existing facility at Magnolia House.  Therefore, over the past few weeks the Council entered a dialogue with the Doctors and Practice Manager of Magnolia House Surgery and the consultant for the CCG to ascertain if there was a way in which the required surgery could be facilitated, whilst maintaining the requirement upon Council to ensure that such development fits within the stated guidelines for the area as detailed in the Neighbourhood plan, for which the residents voted.

To that end, today, Tuesday 20th June, Sunningdale Parish Council and Paul Rowley, Consultant to the Clinical Commissioning Group and acting on behalf of both Magnolia House and Kings Corner Surgeries can confirm the following:

After gaining agreement with Ben Lynwood and the Associate Director of Primary Care in East Berkshire, it is confirmed that the application 17/01188 for the Medical Centre at Ben Lynwood will now take the relevant time to engage with both Parish Councils and the Borough Planning Department to review and make amends to the application where appropriate. 

We, the Parish Council, appreciate the emotiveness of this application and the real need to see better medical provision in the village.  However, would request that all interested parties understand that whilst processes happen in the background, it is not always possible to provide daily updates.   We will update our website at every occasion as additional information is published and remain available for questions from residents and interested parties through the office of the Clerk.   This will then ensure that every point is collated and recorded during the process.

We thank you for your interest and patience in this matter and confirm our commitment to working with the Practices, the CCG and Ben Lynwood during this process.

Planning Decision regarding the medical centre at Ben Lynwood

On the 23 May 2017, the planning application for the new Medical Centre at Ben Lynwood (17/01188) was review by the Planning Committee of Sunningdale Parish Council.

With an obligation to review the application based upon the planning regulations included in the National Planning Policy Framework, the RBWM Local Plan and the Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale Neighbourhood Plan, the Planning Committee were obliged to Object to the application due to contraventions of Planning policies.  The full letter is available to view here.

The Parish Council is very much in support of appropriate medical facilities for current and future residents and would welcome the opportunity to have a new doctors’ surgery to replace the existing facility at Magnolia House.  However, as the elected members responsible for ensuring that development within the Parish is to the benefit of all, it behoves the council to ensure that such development fits within the stated guidelines for the area as detailed in the Neighbourhood plan for which the residents voted for.

As the proposed development at Ben Lynwood would incorporate the surgery of Kings Corner, Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council also reviewed the application and objected to this development. Their letter can be found at here.

7th June 23:30 to 8th June 05:30 Temporary road closure at the level crossing on the A30 London Road, Sunningdale.

Date & times:

From Wednesday 7th June 2017 on 23:30 hours until 05:30 hours on Thursday 8th June 2017

Location:

between its junctions with the B383 Broomhall Lane and Ridge Mount Road.

Diversion:               For eastbound traffic is from the A30 junction with Grove End (slip road) to the A322, southbound past junction 3 of the M3, to the junction with the A319 Bagshot Road.  The diversion route continues eastwards, via the A319 Vicarage Road, to Chobham following the B383 Windsor Road, then northwards via the B383 Chobham Road, to rejoin the A30 at Sunningdale.  For traffic travelling westwards the diversion will by this route reversed except the link between the A322 and the A30 is an unnamed slip road. For vehicles over 18 Tonnes there will be an alternative diversion in place via the M25 & M3.

Reasons:                  To facilitate level crossing maintenance works.