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Jubilee Clock – Date to be fixed

As many of you have noticed and commented on, our Jubilee Clock which stands on the corner of Chobham Road and London Road has not been telling the correct time.

The clock stopped sometime late this summer, and apart from a week when it kept going valiantly in spite of needing some major internal works – it has sat at 12:15 – telling the time correctly twice a day!

We are pleased to confirm that the company who has been contracted to renovate and fix the clock will be with us on the 15th November, and assure us that we will once again be able to provide the correct time to all our residents running to catch the train …

Chobham Road Parking Consultation

RAISED TABLE CROSSING and ADDITIONAL PARKING – Chobham Road, Sunningdale
The Local Authority is aware that a number of pedestrians are having difficulty crossing Chobham Road. The shopping area is along both sides of Chobham Road, with limited facilities to enable shoppers to safely cross the road. The proposed raised table crossing will be part of a larger scheme to make the area safer for pedestrians, also reducing the speed of vehicles along this section of Chobham Road. Additional parking has been requested to help shoppers and local businesses.
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is considering a 2 stage local safety scheme.

  • Stage 1 would be the installation of a Zebra crossing on a raised table, just south of the existing dropped crossing point as shown on the attached plan. This will allow easier and safer crossing of Chobham Road as well as reducing the speed of traffic. Funding for this stage has been identified and, subject to the outcome of the consultation, it is proposed that the scheme would be delivered in the financial year April 2017 – March 2018.
  • Stage 2 would be the creation of additional parking spaces outside the area of Costa Coffee in Chobham Road parade of shops. The slip road would be removed and additional parking introduced as shown on the attached plan. Funding for this stage of the scheme is yet to be identified and would again be subject to the outcome of the consultation.

Plans showing the proposals in greater detail are available on the website below, or to view at the Sunningdale Parish Council office and the Town Hall, Maidenhead.

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Please note that a copy of associated documents may also be inspected by visiting the Royal Borough website at http://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/consultations

Q1. Do you agree with proposals to introduce the raised zebra crossing?
Q2. Do you agree with proposals to remove the slip road and construct additional parking?
Q3. In order to monitor the response to this questionnaire, please indicate where you live/home postcode.
Q4. Do you wish to make further comments with regards to this scheme?
If you have any observations to make regarding the proposals, please respond by completing the form at the above web address. If you do not have access to the internet please write to Highways, Parks and Countryside, Communities Directorate, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, Sl6 1RF.

Please quote reference: Chobham Road, Sunningdale Consultation.
All responses to be received by Sunday 5th November 2017.

Take part in the RBWM Pot Hole Challenge

Residents and visitors are being asked to let the council know where road repairs may be needed as the Royal Borough launches another Pothole Challenge.

The two-month campaign running throughout October and November will see teams identifying roads where pothole repair work is required and undertaking hundreds of alterations*.

Potholes can be reported online by going to www.rbwm.gov.uk and choosing the ‘report it’ tab or by calling 01628 683800. The team is actively seeking people’s involvement with this challenge so we can fix the holes that they are most bothered by.

This financial year the borough received a pothole challenge grant of £173,000. Since April 2017 over 1,800 potholes have been filled and the council aims to double this by the end of March 2018.

In addition around £2 million will be spent repairing or improving roads in the borough this year, which also includes other maintenance work and resurfacing as well as potholes.

Furthermore this year alone 17 km (10.5 miles) of council roads have been resurfaced. Our highways team and contractor VolkerHighways also respond to emergency maintenance requests and work with utility companies to minimise disruption when they need to work on a road for vital repairs or emergency work.

Cllr Phill Bicknell, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “This additional £173,000 from the government will make a huge difference to our roads and eliminate the potholes which may have been a nuisance to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. We always encourage residents to report them to us so we can target areas and repair them as soon as it’s possible.

“Our Pothole Challenge team will ensure all borough roads are in the best possible condition before the typically cold and wet autumn and winter weather arrives and temperatures drop. These conditions can cause more damage to roads and make existing and untreated potholes worse so it’s important they are repaired promptly.”

Daron Mizen, project manager for VolkerHighways, said: “We are pleased to be supporting the council in repairing the borough’s roads by completing a prioritised programme of permanent pothole repairs, using our skilled and dedicated workforce. This is a timely opportunity to make sure the road network is ready for the winter season.”

*The team does continue to fix potholes throughout the year. This eight week period is an intensive one that concentrates solely on pothole repair work and preventative work.

 

Regulation 19 Borough Local Plan, Sunningdale Parish Council Representations

Sunningdale Parish Council has made representations to the Regulation 19 Borough Local Plan Consultation.

If you have yet to put in your comments you have until 5pm today to do so by email:  BLP@RBWM.gov.uk or online at www3.rbwm.gov.uk/blp

For further information on how to make representations view https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/info/200414/local_development_framework/594/emerging_plans_and_policies/2

For the full submission by Sunningdale Parish Council, click here

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.

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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.