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RBWM Highways Newsletter

Ascot and the Sunnings
Wards – Ascot and Sunninghill – Sunningdale and Cheapside

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale

Our crews and teams are working hard to keep our key services running during the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that they will mainly be carrying out essential safety work at this time.

Consultation/Other News:

  • Chobham Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – highway consultation on proposed Zebra crossing – ends Friday 7 August 2020.
  • Blacknest Gate Road / Mill Lane (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – highway consultation on traffic calming scheme – ends Friday 21 August 2020.

RBWM Residents’ News

Mandatory face coverings reminder

The government announced that face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July 2020.

Under the new rules, people who do not wear a face covering could face a fine of up to £100.

Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.

Should an individual without an exemption refuse to wear a face covering, a shop can refuse them entry and can call the police.

Do not put face coverings or PPE in a recycling bin as they cannot be recycled through conventional recycling facilities

You can read the Health Secretary’s full statement here and details for how to make a face covering can be found here

Outbreak control plan

As part of the response to COVID-19, each council with responsibility for statutory Public Health functions has been asked to lead a local approach, based around an outbreak management plan.

In line with national guidance, our Royal Borough Outbreak Control Plan was signed-off by Duncan Sharkey, Managing Director, Tessa Lindfield, Strategic Director of Public Health for Berkshire, and Trish Mannes, Public Health England, Thames Valley Health Protection Team.

The plan sets out how local partners will work together to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and prevent and manage outbreaks. This is a borough-wide plan and has been developed with our key partners.

You can play your part in keeping safe by following government guidelines on limiting contact with people, keeping your distance from people not in your household and washing your hands regularly.

Download a summary of the plan

Highways Works

Ascot and the Sunnings
Wards – Ascot and Sunninghill – Sunningdale and Cheapside

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale

Our crews and teams are working hard to keep our key services running during the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that they will mainly be carrying out essential safety work at this time.

Consultation/Other News:

Chobham Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – highway consultation on proposed Zebra crossing – ends Friday 7 August 2020.

Under 12s playground, Outdoor Gym and Teen scene (13 and over) play area

Broomhall Lane Recreation Ground

Since March 2020, the playgrounds and green gym areas at Broomhall Recreation ground have been closed according to the Government requirements issued at that time.  At the end of June, the Government continued a gradual relaxation of the lock down rules to include the option for owners to open children’s playgrounds and outdoor gyms subject to specific guidelines.

Over the last few weeks since the Government announcement, the council has undertaken mandatory Covid-19 Risk Assessments; worked closely with the council insurers and where possible liaised with other authorities to gain a wider understanding of what actions could be taken to mitigate the risk of contracting COVID-19 from the council equipment. In reaching a decision, the Council had to review the potential number of users (based upon the many years of user experience for the park), staffing and resourcing as well as making a differentiation between the types and locations of the equipment.

The full risk reports can be downloaded below:

Under 12s Playground Risk Report

Adult Gym and Teen scene Risk Report

The Government guidance details a comprehensive list of measures that, if implemented, may reduce the risk of contamination and resulting infection. These measures include operating a booking system for equipment use, enhanced cleaning regimes, restricting the number of users on equipment, operating time limits, setting up queuing areas, sanitising facilities, putting up additional signage, communicating with parents and many more. The guidance also directly refers to the “unique” circumstances of each playground and that the decision to re-open or remain closed should be made on a case by case basis with individual risk reports for each area.  Of the measures detailed in the guidance, the Government acknowledges that many may be impractical to implement and/or require additional staffing and resources that are not feasible/viable for the Parish Council at this time.

After carefully considering the risks and the mitigations that can be taken to reduce them, in areas where high touch surfaces are able to be regularly sanitised, social distancing is possible and the users have the capacity to take direction from signage, the council decision has been a limited re-opening of equipment can take place.

Therefore, the Under 12s playground will REMAIN CLOSED until Government guidance on the active limiting of users at one time has been relaxed.

The Outdoor Gym and Teen Scene will RE-OPEN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT with signage, one-way directional arrows clearly marked and regularly disinfecting of equipment.

In using the Outdoor Gym and Teen Scene the following guidance MUST be followed:

  • Do not visit the park nor use any equipment if you have symptoms of coronavirus or are isolating
  • Always follow current social distancing guidelines  which are 2ms where possible
  • If the equipment is busy, please wait at a socially distance or come back later
  • No food or drink to be consumed when using the equipment and ideally no food to be consumed near the equipment
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser, gel, or wipes
  • Wash your hand thoroughly before and after your visit
  • Catch any coughs or sneezes in a tissue and dispose of it safely at home
  • Avoid touching your face


The litter bins, gates and fences are NOT disinfected.

Any person choosing to use the equipment or allowing a young person to use the equipment, does so at their own risk.

If the above advice is not followed or local infection rates rise, the Council will need to close the equipment again in the interests of public health and safety.

This advice is to help protect YOU as well as OTHERS.

The risk of Covid-19 has not gone away, the virus is still just as contagious and poses a real danger to life for people. Everyone needs to play their part to protect each other.



Section 87(2) LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

Sunningdale Parish Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of:
Anne Brindle
a casual vacancy now exists in the office of parish councillor for the above, named Parish.

The vacancy will be filled by election if, within fourteen days of the date of this notice, any ten local government electors for the said parish/ward of the parish submit a written request to the Returning Officer, Town Hall, St. Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.

In computing the fourteen days, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday, or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

If no such written request for an election is received by the Returning Officer within the time specified, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council

Where an election is called, the election will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 as per the provisions of The Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Dated this                                    17th day of July 2020

Signed:   Ruth Davies                Clerk to the Parish Council

Postponed – date not yet set – Westbound road closure on the A30 London Road, Sunningdale

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

Date & times:         From 00:01 hours on Monday 13th July until 23:59 on Monday 27th   July 2020

Location:                 westbound from its junction with Broomhall Lane to its junction with Ridgemount Road.

 Diversion:               For westbound traffic diversion will be via A30 London Road, A330 Devenish Road, A330 Brockenhurst Road, A330 Station Hill, A329 High Street Ascot, A329 London Road, A329 Blacknest Road and A30 London Road.

Reasons:                  To facilitate renewal of water main under level crossing.

Applicant:              Morrison Utility on behalf of Affinity Water.

Contact:                   Mr. Daniel Somners of Morrison Utility on behalf of Affinity Water. His telephone number is 0345 357 2407.

Broomhall Lane Playground Update

After the revised government advice regarding the option for playgrounds and outdoor gym areas to be re-opened to the public from the 4th July, the Parish Council as owner and authority responsible for Broomhall Park Recreation Ground wish to let all residents and users know that the Playground will remain closed past the 4th July.

Whilst we appreciate that you have all missed spending time in the playground, we must ensure that users of the under 12s area, the Teen Scene and gym equipment do so in a safe manner.

To that end, the council team are currently carrying out risk assessments based upon the government advice found in details on this link

Please be patient with us, we will open the playground as soon as we can ensuring that all users can enjoy it safely.


RBWM Residents’ News

Household waste and recycling centre update

From Monday 22 June the Stafferton Way site will be open for cars and vans and a wider range of materials will be accepted.

Residents arriving with a van will need to have the correct permit, apply online here. Trailers are still not being accepted. The full range of materials including asbestos, plasterboard, rubble, white goods and all other materials normally accepted on site will be accepted from next week.

Residents can access the tip on set days, depending on which ward they live in.

Check which days you can visit.

RBWM Residents Newsletter

Re-opening our town centres

From Monday 15 June non-essential retailers are re-opening for business in line with government guidelines.

RBWM have put in place extra safety measures to make sure that residents and anyone visiting the borough or working in our local businesses stays safe. This includes introducing an enhanced schedule of cleaning and sanitising of public spaces, social distancing and directional signage and safe access for shoppers.

RBWM town centre management teams will be monitoring the situation next week and will provide extra assistance or signage if required.

We are working with as many retailers as possible, but please be aware that businesses may choose to re-open at different times.

We’ll be sharing updates on the relevant Facebook pages:

Make Maidenhead on Facebook

Visit Windsor on Facebook

Parking news

Advantage card holders will be entitled to free parking for three hours from Monday 15 June as the borough council helps to stimulate the local economy as the high street starts to re-open and non-essential retails re-opens their doors.

If you are a current Advantage Card holder, place your card on your dashboard when you park and you will be entitled to three hours free parking in any RBWM car parks. This offer will be in place for four weeks and will finish on Sunday 12 July. Read the details here.

Borough Local Plan update

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s emerging Borough Local Plan is now able to move a step closer to delivery.

The borough council carried out consultation on these proposed changes late last year and examination hearings were due to take place earlier this year but were paused due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Once adopted, the plan will run retrospectively from 2013 until 2033 and will help guide where developments including housing, leisure, retail, office and open space should be sited and how they will fit in with existing and planned infrastructure.

Read our press release here.

A30 London Road Temporary 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 23:30 hours on Tuesday 23rd June until 05:30 hours on Wednesday 24th June 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 Georgia Jackson of Centurion Traffic on behalf of Network Rail. His telephone number is 01132 775 360.