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Annual Parish Meeting

Sunningdale Parish Council will be holding their Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Holy Trinity School, Church Road, Sunningdale.

This year the Parish Council will be discussing Infrastructure to Support Future Development with guests from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to speak specifically on this subject.   With the proposed developments of Sunningdale Park and Ben Lynwood, there are real concerns within the Parish as to how the local roads, parking facilities, schools and doctors surgeries will continue to deliver for the local residents with the potential large influx of new residents and vehicles.

You are cordially invited to attend and bring to the meeting your views on how these developments will impact your life in Sunningdale, how you would like to see changes made, what improvements would be of benefit to you and your neighbours and what the Parish and Borough Councils should look to provide for Sunningdale in light of these developments.

To ensure there are enough chairs for all who wish to attend, it would be greatly appreciated if you could confirm your attendance with the Clerk – or 01344 874268.

Refreshments and nibbles will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there.

To see our invitation for the event, click here

Vacancy for Assistant to Clerk

Sunningdale Parish Council is currently seeking to employ an Assistant to the Clerk. Applicants should have an administrative and customer service based background and be confident dealing with members of the public in an office based role.  The successful candidate will be an accurate worker with the ability and desire to produce timely, professional work under the direction of the Clerk.

The post is based in the Parish office, The Pavilion, Broomhall Lane, Sunningdale.  Hours of employment will be 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 9:30 to 12:30pm.

The salary for this role is £8.45 per hour with 21 days’ annual leave.  A day in this instance is the 3-hour working period.  The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory 6-month probationary review.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am, Monday 10th April 2017.

To apply please send a current CV and completed application form detailing any particular skills, relevant experience or qualifications. Please ensure that you include the names and contact details of 2 Referees.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application form – Assistant to the Clerk

Please send your application for the attention of The Clerk either by post to:

Sunningdale Parish Council, The Pavilion, Broomhall Lane, Sunningdale. SL5 0QS

OR by email to:

Parish Precept for 2017 18

For the first time in six years Sunningdale Parish Council will be increasing its parish precept funding.

From this April, the precept – which is included in your Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council tax bill – will be £35.45 per annum for a Band D property in Sunningdale. This equates to an extra annual charge of £7.65 or 64p a month for the council tax year 2017/18.

For details of other bands, please click here

The parish council has managed to freeze the precept in previous years by using reserve funds and contributions from Royal Borough grants. However, these reserves and grants are no longer available and in order to maintain the level of services provided to our residents and businesses the precept needs to be increased.

What your precept pays for in Sunningdale Village:

  • The Broomhall Lane Recreation Ground – provision and maintenance of children’s and toddlers’ play areas, the Pavilion, tennis courts, football and rugby goals, adult exercise equipment, a refreshment chalet and a free carpark for visitors
  • Provision and staffing of the Parish Office – open 30 hours per week
  • Provision and maintenance of the only public toilets within the village
  • Provision and management of the village allotments
  • Management of the Kiln Lane Cemetery
  • The provision of seven dog bins throughout the parish – emptied weekly
  • Ownership and maintenance of three bus shelters
  • Provision and management of three village recycling bins
  • Provision and management of five grit bins
  • Provision and maintenance of the village benches
  • Ownership and management of two ex BT telephone boxes – one as a book exchange and another as an information kiosk
  • Upgrade and upkeep of the public footpath from the recreation ground to the station
  • Funding for flower baskets throughout the summer and winter and the six large London Road flower planters
  • Organising the Sunningdale Christmas Celebration event in partnership with Sunningdale businesses.
  • Funding the cost of the installation and removal of the village’s Christmas lights

We would be happy to discuss these services or any other matters which concern you. Our next Parish Surgery takes place on Friday, 17th February at 10.30am at The Pavilion, Broomhall Lane. Or contact us via the Parish Clerk on 01344 4874268

Guidance on Use of Drones

Guidance on the use of drones – Thames Valley

Thames Valley Police is issuing a reminder about guidance around the use of drones.

The warmer weather encourages the use of drones, which are also known as unmanned aerial vehicles – essentially flying robots.

The aircraft can be remotely controlled or can fly autonomously using inbuilt software-controlled flight plans. Designed for designated purposes by the military, they are becoming increasingly popular among members of the public, particularly in the summertime.
Misuse of a drone can lead to a criminal offence being committed.
If you are considering using a drone for recreational purposes, Thames Valley Police would advise that you consider the following guidance:

  • Do not fly the drone above 400ft in altitude or further than 500metres away from you horizontally.
  • If you wish to fly one that exceeds the limits above, you will need to seek permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – please visit the Q&A section on our website for more details.
  • Avoid flying it within 150metres of a congested area or 50metres of a person or vehicle.
  • Use your common sense and fly safely – making sure you can see the drone at all times.
  • If you are using one with a camera, make sure you inform people before you start recording and be aware of your surroundings.

Drone technology is not unsafe but a minority of users continue to fly them irresponsibly.

Breaches of drone regulations (Article 166 & 167 ANO 2009) are investigated by the police and, while Thames Valley Police would not look to criminalise people for innocent misuse, other enforcement outcomes can be considered.

Further information is available on the CAA website.

Road Closure Notice 5.1.17

From 00:01 hours on Monday 16th January until 23:59 hours on Friday 20th January.

Coworth Road will be closed, from the eastern boundary of property number 20 in an eastward direction fora distance of approximately 15 metres.

The alternative route is via Whitmore Lane, High Street Sunningdale and Coworth Road.

Work is taking place to facilitate a new sewer connection.

For further information contact Mr Graham Bradford, Express Drainage Solutions Ltd on 0208 979 5444.

January 2017

Christmas Tree Recycling. This item refers to real Christmas trees only. All decorations, tinsel etc. should be removed from the trees. If you subscribe to the green bin service then you can leave the tree next to your green bin, and it will be removed and recycled on the day of your first green collection in January. If you do not subscribe to this service, you may leave the tree at Broomhall Recreation Ground between Monday January 2, 2017 and Monday January 16, 2017 when the borough will collect them and compost them.
Posted December 13, 2016.

Allotments. The council currently has several vacant allotments. If you are interested in a plot then contact Ruth Davies at the council office for further information.
Posted December 27, 2016.


December 2016

Parish Council Office Closure. The final working day before the Christmas break will be Wednesday December 21, 2016. The office will reopen on Tuesday January 3, 2017.
Posted December 15, 2016.

colinpike2Sergeant Pike. We are sorry to hear of the death, earlier this year, of Police Sergeant Colin Pike. He spent 30 years in the force, moving to the Ascot station in 2002. He worked with the Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale Neighbourhood Action Group, and liaised with the local Neighbourhood Watch. He also addressed the Sunningdale Parish Council Annual Meeting every year. Colin retired in 2013.
Posted December 12, 2016.

Police Warning to Drivers using Motorway Services. Drivers using motorway services stations, particularly those along the M4 in Berkshire, are being warned that thieves could be using technology to prevent people locking their vehicles and then steal from them. Read more …
Posted December 2, 2016.

sophiechristiansenSunningdale’s Sophie Christiansen OBE has made the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016. The awards will take place on December 18, 2016. Sophie won three gold medals in dressage at the Rio Paralympics, taking her total to eight gold medals in total. Click here to meet all sixteen contenders, including Sophie.
Posted November 30, 2016.

Borough Local Plan. Have your say about housing, heritage, open space, employment, retail and leisure. From Friday 2 December to Friday 13 January we are seeking your views for the Borough Local Plan. Once approved this plan will help shape where and how the borough is developed over the next two decades. Click here to see what sites are being considered and how to add your comments.
Posted November 28, 2016.

Temporary closure of Coworth Road. It is proposed that Coworth Road is closed from 00:01 hours on Monday 16th of January until 23:59 hours on Friday 20th January 2017. The works provision of the new sewer connection.
Posted November 28, 2016.

thumbnailforsurgeryA Sunningdale Parish Council “Surgery” will take place on Friday 16th December, 2016 from 10.30am to 12 noon in the Community Room at The Pavilion, Broomhall Lane. Come and talk to us about what is important to you in your village. Click on the thumbnail image (above right) for further details.
Posted November 22, 2016.

Recycling worn-out clothes and textiles has been introduced by the Borough. They should be left in a plastic bag which is placed next to the blue bin on your weekly collection day. Further details can be found on the recycling page.
Posted November 29, 2016.

November 2016

thumbnailforxmasThe Sunningdale Christmas Celebration will take place on Friday, 25 November 2016 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the junction of Chobham Road and the A30. Shops & businesses will be open late and you can enjoy a wide range of seasonal activities, refreshments and entertainment. TV presenter and local girl Kirsty Gallacher will switch on the lights. Click on the thumbnail image to the left for further details.
Posted October 26, 2016. Updated November 24, 2016.

thumbnailforsurgeryA Sunningdale Parish Council “Surgery” will take place on Friday 18th November, 2016 from 10.30am to 12 noon in the Community Room at The Pavilion, Broomhall Lane. Come and talk to us about what is important to you in your village. Click on the thumbnail image (above right) for further details.
Posted October 26, 2016.

M3 closure. The Woodlands Lane bridge over the M3 (between Windlesham and Chobham) is to be demolished. Therefore, the M3 between J2 and J3 will be closed to allow this work to take place. The closure will run from 9pm on Friday November 18th, 2016 to 5.30am on Monday November 21st, 2016. See this leaflet for further information.
Posted November 16, 2016.

RBWM Highways & Transport Newsletter for the current week (commencing November 7) can be found here. To view details of current and planned works on roads in the borough, including work being carried out by public utility companies, go to
Posted November 7, 2016.

Temporary Road Closure. The level crossing on the A30 in Sunningdale will be closed from 00.30 am until 06.45 am on Sunday November 6, 2016.  The A30 will be closed from the junction with Broomhall Lane to Ridgemount Road.
Posted October 25, 2016.

October 2016

Temporary Road Closure. The level crossing on the A30 in Sunningdale will be closed from 00.30 am until 06.45 am on Sunday November 6, 2016.  The A30 will be closed from the junction with Broomhall Lane to Ridgemount Road.
Posted October 25, 2016.

Job Vacancy – Village Venues Bookings Manager. To manage the bookings and day to day running of Sunningdale Village Hall. Full details of the post can be found on the Village Venues website.
Posted October 6, 2016.

RBWM Residents’ enewsletter. Sign up to the Borough’s residents’ enewsletter for updates on forthcoming roadworks, aviation, new projects and health care.
Posted September 27, 2016.

Temporary Footpath Closure. Footpath 13 which runs from its junction with Dry Arch Road to its junction with Beech Hill Road will be closed from Monday October 3, 2016 to Wednesday October 12, 2016 inclusive to facilitate landscaping, renewal of the Network Rail fence and associated works.
Posted September 23, 2016.