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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


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.


Parish planning committee meeting to comment on the medical centre application – 17/01188

The Planning Committee of Sunningdale Parish Council will meet as scheduled on Tuesday 23rd May at 7:30pm in the community room at Broomhall Pavilion.

Amongst other applications, the Planning committee will review and comment upon the application made by Ben Lynwood for the new medical centre proposed to be built at the Ben Lynwood Care Village site.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Travellers – London Road Car Park

UPDATE 9th May

The Parish Council is pleased to be able to confirm all the Traveller caravans which arrived Friday 5th May have now moved on and although there is some litter left behind, this has been arranged to be collected.

We thank all of our residents for their diligence and for speedy notification and also our local Community Warden, Steve Saunders, who has co-ordinated the activities to bring about an early departure.

Post 8th May

The Parish Council has been made aware that there are Travellers back in Sunningdale Car Park (London Road). This occurred sometime around 3pm on Friday 5th May.

Plans have already been put into place by Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, co-ordinated by Steve Saunders our Community Warden.  These commenced on Friday afternoon along with actions by Thames Valley Police.

As further information is made available, this post will be updated.

Cancellation notice for Annual Parish Meeting

It is with regret and after taking the relevant advice, that the Sunningdale Parish Councillors have taken the decision to cancel the upcoming Annual Parish Meeting scheduled for the 2nd May 2017.

Unfortunately, due to the General Election, our guest speakers from the RBWM would be unable to comment on any of the elements of Local Planning and Infrastructure which may be covered in the Local Plan.

They, like us, are governed by election Purdah

the period leading up to an election, during which government departments generally refrain from making any new announcements

We will be re-scheduling the meeting for after the General Election on the 8th June and are happy to send you direct notification of the new date if you email us on:

Or call our Parish Office on 01344 874268

Annual Parish Meeting – Cancelled

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 – CLOSED

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