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Playground and Tennis Courts Closed

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving issue and the Parish Council would refer all residents to the government pages for the updates as they arise. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus will provide you with the information as it is released.

After the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday, Monday 23rd March, it has become apparent that to conform to the guidelines in these exceptional times, the Parish Council must now close all playgrounds, restrict access to play equipment which may be in open recreation fields and close the tennis courts.

Therefore, with immediate effect Broomhall Lane Recreation Ground is closed to all visitors other than those who are complying with the clear guidelines provided by the government.

“people will only be allowed to take part in one form of exercise per day like a walk,
run or cycle alone or with members of your household

Read the Sunningdale Parish Council COVID-19 update 2 24.03.20

Please help us to follow the guidelines and only use the park when you have no where else to go.

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Royal Borough covid-19 update

Waste and recycling

Due to the new restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 outbreak there are a number of changes to RBWM’s waste and recycling service:

Stafferton Way civic amenity site is now closed until further notice.

The garden waste collection service is now suspended until further notice, in order to prioritise collections of rubbish, recycling and food waste. Any missed weeks will be added to the end of the paid subscription at no extra cost when the service resumes.

Normal waste and recycling collections continue as normal currently.

RBWM Community Hub Activation

The RBWM community hub has now been activated following the announcement from central government on Sunday 22nd March.

The RBWM community hub will help community groups and individuals who want to volunteer to co-ordinate their efforts and ensure that our most vulnerable residents get the help and support they need during the COVID19 outbreak.

As RBWM activate the hub they are asking residents the following:

  1. Become a COVID–19 Good Neighbour. Just get involved in your local neighbourhood. Share the message and encourage others to do the same. Click on the link to see how easy it is: www3.rbwm.gov.uk/goodneighbour.
  2. If you are an individual looking to volunteer please complete this form and register via this link wamgetsrecycling.co.uk/covid-19-volunteering/ and the RBWM community hub will be in contact with you.
  3. If you, or someone you know, is in need of help please complete this form wamgetsrecycling.co.uk/covid-19-volunteering/.
  4. If you are an organisation already working in your community and offering services – please let RBWM know where you are and what you are doing so we can reach the most vulnerable. Please email: info@wamgetinvolved.org.uk

RBWM will be updating you regularly about the hub here, or if you have any other questions, please email info@wamgetinvolved.org.uk

Free resident parking

As part of RBWM’s COVID-19 response residents will now be able to park in the below car parks without needing to show a parking permit for free until further notice:

Datchet
• Horton Road
• The Avenue

Eton
• Eton Court
• Meadow Lane

Maidenhead
• Boulters Lock
• Braywick sports centre
• Hines Meadow (Sainsbury’s)
• Magnet Leisure Centre
• Stafferton Way
• Town Moor

Windsor
• Alexandra Gardens
• Alma Road
• Home Park
• King Edward VII
• Romeny Lock
• Victoria Street
• Windsor Leisure Centre

Community support Facebook group

A Facebook group has been set up by Cllr Davey – RBWM Community and Facebooks Groups Emergency Liaison (https://www.facebook.com/groups/196702071745157/). This is available for the administrators of all appropriate Facebook pages, local relevant charities and councillors to join. Its purpose is to share knowledge and good practice to make things easier for us and better for our residents. Please do join as messages that will help the community will be posted here.

Advice on wedding ceremonies

Following the introduction of new measures by the government RBWM are now unable to perform wedding ceremonies for the foreseeable future.

RBWM registrars will be contacting those with weddings booked in April & May first to look at alternative options and contacting those with weddings later in the year in due course.

A30 London upcoming road closure

There is to be a temporary road closure at the level crossing on the A30 London Road, Sunningdale. Emergency services will be provided access at all times.

Date & times: From 22:00 hours on Saturday 4th April until 04:00 hours on Monday 6th April 2020

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 7.5 Tonnes there will be an alternative diversion in place via the M25 & M3.

Reasons: To facilitate level crossing maintenance works.

Applicant: Centurion on behalf of Network Rail.

Contact: Ms Abbie Horton of Centurion Traffic on behalf of Network Rail. His telephone number is 01132 775 360.

RBWM Residents Update

Due to COVID19 there are a number of changes to RBWM’s civic amenity sites, large item collections, new bin deliveries and green waste subscriptions:

  • The civic amenity site on Stafferton Way, Maidenhead remains open but is unable to accept plasterboard at this time. Please note that the site saw very long queues yesterday and if we see similar levels of demand we may need to temporarily close the site for safety reasons.
  • Due to staff shortages RBWM are currently not able to deliver new bins or accept large item collection bookings at this time. If you do not have a bin because you were awaiting a new one we will accept waste in black sacks or a recycling box. If you have large item collection booked for this week you will be contacted and a refund arranged.
  • RBWM have stopped accepting new green waste subscriptions at this time but collections will continue at the moment for existing subscribers.

Children’s play equipment closures

To help reduce the risk and spread of COVID19 RBWM will be closing all Royal Borough owned children’s play areas and play equipment with immediate effect until further notice. Signage to this effect will be going up in the areas shortly. RBWM parks and open spaces will remain open to use but please adhere to social distancing guidance which includes keeping at least two meters apart.

Tivoli who keep RBWM parks and children’s play areas safe and clean will continue to visit the play areas as part of their normal inspection regime.

Message from Department for work and pensions – Jobcentres

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have announced that they are now prioritising their activity around new claims and payments and are working hard to get clear guidelines out regarding the changes. Moving forward it is likely that some of their Partnership Team will be supporting front line services within Jobcentres and when this happens there will be a system in place to respond to urgent customer issues, which they will communicate.

Broomhall Lane Playground Closed

In line with RBWM parks the Parish Council has today closed the playground at Broomhall Lane.  The recreational fields and tennis courts remain open currently, however my need to close if the government restricts movement further.

Park Closed

RBWM Residents’ Newsletter

Coronavirus update

RBWM will be updating their website regularly with new announcements on COVID19 and how they are supporting residents and businesses. Today’s highlights are:

  • Community Action – see where we can all provide community help for vulnerable residents.
  • All future scheduled public council meetings have been cancelled
  • Maidenhead Town Hall, Libraries, Youth Centres, Museums and Children’s Centres will be closed from today.
  • Waste and recycling services continue as usual.
  • Parking restrictions – news for all Windsor zone resident permit holders.
  • Plans for weddings booked with our registrars.
  • Support for businesses will be updated as we receive details from central government.

There is a large amount of information and misinformation circulating both in the newspapers and online; if you are concerned or want more information or advice, check the official and professional sources of information including www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Online payments

While the Town Hall and libraries are closed, you can pay for the majority of council services on our website using a credit or debit card. Please visit www.rbwm.gov.uk/pay to make your payment.

Libraries online resources

Did you know that with your library card you can get thousands of free magazine and newspaper downloads on your phone and tablet with the Press Reader App?

So whether you want to catch up on magazines or read the newspaper headlines, you can do it all from the comfort of your home. There’s even a category for kids and tweens which includes The Week Junior and the Beano.

To get set up you’ll need to download the Press Reader app and log in with your library card details.

While the libraries are closed, books can still be returned using the drop boxes outside all buildings and you can also renew books online. RBWM will also waive any library fines accrued during this time. You can still contact the libraries team by telephone on 01628 796969.

Click on the link for library online resources including audio and e-books.

Advantage Card support for businesses

In support of businesses, if you run a local business and want to promote your services to residents, get in touch with the Advantage Card.

Whether you’re able to deliver online classes or courses, gift packs, voucher gifts to use later in the year or food deliveries, RBWM will be able to let residents know so they can support you over the coming months. You can create an online offer here, for the April Advantage e-news.

Each month RBWM share the new offers on our Facebook page and online.

To keep in the loop with our monthly offers, Advantage Card holders can sign up to our Advantage Card mailing list.

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead response to COVID19

The Town Hall, Maidenhead

From tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March, RBWM will be closing their offices to the public unless there is a planned appointment booked.

This is to protect visitors and staff, as well as ensuring the ability to continue to provide vital services.

If you have a planned appointment please attend as normal unless you hear from them.

Don’t forget you can report, pay or apply for many services online. If you need to contact RBWM by phone call their customer services team on 01628 683800. If you do call please bear with us as the lines may be busy.

Museums, libraries, children’s centres and youth centres

Royal Borough children’s centre and youth centres are now closed until further notice.

All our libraries and museums will also close from 18 March 2020 until further notice.

Books can still be returned using the drop boxes outside all buildings and you can also renew books online here.

RBWM will also waive any fines accrued during this time.

You can still contact the libraries team by telephone on 01628 796969

A30 London Road upcoming closure

There is to be a temporary road closure at the level crossing on the A30 London Road, Sunningdale. Emergency services will be provided access at all times.

Date & times: From 22:00 hours on Saturday 28th March until 04:00 hours on Monday 30th March 2020

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 7.5 Tonnes there will be an alternative diversion in place via the M25 & M3.

Reasons: To facilitate level crossing maintenance works.

Applicant: Centurion on behalf of Network Rail.

Contact: Ms Abbie Horton of Centurion Traffic on behalf of Network Rail. His telephone number is 01132 775 360.

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead response to COVID19

Please find below an update on the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s response to COVID19.

They have also created this webpage where they will share regular updates with residents and businesses: https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/news/article/400/covid19_resident_and_business_update_page

RBWM Council meetings cancelled

Following the extraordinary council meeting held earlier today all scheduled public council meetings are now cancelled until further notice.

The cancellations include the Maidenhead development management panel due to take place this evening (18 March 2020) and Windsor Town Forum tomorrow (19 March 2020).

To ensure that planning and licencing decisions can continue to be made in these unprecedented times, powers have been delegated to the RBWM Managing Director who will work with the chief technical officers in these areas to make these decisions.

If needed any public meetings of the council can be called to ensure business can continue to be conducted in a timely manner.

This decision will be reviewed should the government advice change or no later than the end of June, whichever comes sooner.

Parking restrictions

As part of our COVID19 response all Windsor zone resident permit holders are now able to park at all times in Windsor Leisure Centre & Alexandra Gardens car parks whilst displaying a valid resident permit until further notice.

Community action advice

Community action is a really good thing.  If you can, please help others in your community – check on any vulnerable family, friends and neighbours to see if they need anything from the shops, a prescription collected or help with other small jobs. Sometimes just a small favour can make a big difference.

You can also join your local neighbourhood watch scheme:  https://www.ourwatch.org.uk.

There are local groups being set up across the borough by individuals, generally being coordinated through Facebook.  Your local RBWM councillors will have information about what is going on in their wards.

Ultimately:

  • Do keep safe, respect others, listen, act responsibly and follow government updates.
  • Don’t hand over pin numbers and cards to people so they can collect items or share people’s names and addresses.
  • When exchanging money for goods received, hand washing after receiving/handling cash is recommended.

COVID-19 Update 1 – 19th March

Sunningdale Parish Council COVID-19 Update 1 – 19th March

The decisions taken this week by the Government to close schools from Friday 20th March and to request that all non-essential gatherings are suspended has prompted the parish council to take further actions in relation to the council meetings, office and venues.

Therefore, from today, Thursday 19th March 2019, the following actions have been confirmed:

  1. All council and committee meetings will be suspended until the end of April 2020, with the potential that these will be suspended further once more information is received from the National Association of Local Councils who are in consultation with the Government.

The implications of this decision are:

  • The planning committee meetings on the 24th March and the 28th April will not take place, however any resident who wishes to make representations to the committee on planning matters may email info@sunningdaleparish.org.uk and their email will be responded to by the Co-Chairs of planning, Cllr Burn and Cllr Jacklin.
  • The council meeting on the 14th April will not take place. Representations to council may be made by email to Clerk@sunningdaleparish.org.uk and will be responded to by the Clerk and Cllr Buxton as Chairman of the Parish Council
  • The Annual Electors meeting which was scheduled for the 23rd April will not take place. A date for this meeting will be advised once more information is confirmed by the Government.
  1. The parish and village hall offices will close to all visitors and the team who work there will move to homeworking for the immediate future. Whilst there will be no face to face access to the council team, you will still be able to call the office on 01344 874268 and within office hours your call will be answered remotely.  Please understand that we are experiencing a high level of calls at the moment, so do leave a message and your call will be returned.  Emails to the office, info@sunningdaleparish.org.uk will be answered in a timely manner.
  2. The venues operated by the council such as the community room and the village hall will now be closed to the majority of hirers with only those who have a requirement to meet being allowed to use the venues.
  1. The tennis courts and recreation ground will remain open whilst the Government does not request the closure of public spaces. If the need to close is announced, then these will advise you of the closure.  To protect our park team, we will close the individual male and female toilets. However, we will leave the disabled/family/unisex toilet open and increase the frequency of cleaning.  This is to allow visitors to the park to wash hands as required and access the Defibrillator.

External to the parish council, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has announced that all libraries will now be closed for the foreseeable future.  Therefore, the container library which visits Sunningdale will no longer be present on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday until further notice.

Please be assured that the council is working to ensure that required services continue. Our cemetery at Kiln Lane is still open and the office team are working with the funeral directors as required; the allotments are a great space to work independently getting fresh air and exercise and the notice boards will be updated by the team on a weekly basis with any new information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the council on 01344 874268 or info@sunningdaleparish.org.uk and we will make every effort to assist you.   We will be placing updates on the council website as and when they are needed, so please look there for information www.sunningdale-pc.org.uk