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October 2015 News

The Recreation Ground is undergoing a major improvement programme.  A new toddler area is being created and 3 new pieces of equipment being installed in the main playground.  The installation work means that part of the playground is out of commission because of heavy machines on site.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused.  The work will not be complete until early November when the wetpour surfaces will be done.


 

Monika continues to serve refreshments during half term and then will open on Fridays during the winter commencing on Friday 20 November through to Friday 18 December, with special treats in store.


 

No 3rd Runway Protest – Adam Afriyie MP writes:
Residents often ask me what they can do help stop the third runway at Heathrow. We all know the devastation that it will bring to our whole area, with hundreds of thousands more flights and aircraft overflying areas across the constituency that have not been affected before.
Over the last few weeks over 1.6 million households across the south have received a leaflet from the No 3rd Runway Campaign inviting them to attend this demonstration and I’d like thousands of people from the Windsor constituency to take part. So I am asking you to join me, local councillors, thousands of local residents and other MPs in Parliament Square.

Please let me know if you can join us on the 10th of October, if only for a few minutes, by emailing me at adam.afriyie.mp@parliament.uk.


 

The Berkshire Carers meet next on Tuesday 13 October in the Community Room at Sunningdale Parish Council at 10.30am. Berkshire Carers service provides free information, advice and support to unpaid family carers.  For more information please reply to this email or call 0800 988 5462. http://www.berkshirecarers.org

 

 

September 2015 News

Road work on A30 at junction with Chobham road due to gas leak.

The existing current works notice was due to expire on the 25th September. However the reinstatement specification requires a lean mix concrete base to protect the gas main. The concrete was poured 23 September and will require a curing time until next Thursday 1st October, when the surface course can be reinstated. However there is another leak at the junction with Chobham Road, which means the open excavation on the footway, which is providing venting along the shop front to prevent gas entering the premises will have to remain open until the other gas leak has been repaired. The new excavation will require temporary signals, due to the sight lines being compromised and will commence on Friday 2nd October until Friday 9th October . National Grid have been advised that weekend working will be required and the signals manned during peak times.
Kevin Dyble RBWM Streetcare Officer

No Heathrow 3rd Runway Protest.
Our MP Adam Afriyie is a leading proponent of the campaign to stop the 3rd Runway.  You can register your opposition at http://www.no3rdrunway.co.uk  or download the flier here.

It is not too late to sign the Weight Limit Petition for vehicles travelling down Chobham Road.
this is now an e-petition on the RBWM website. Please follow the link http://petitions.rbwm.gov.uk/lorryweights/

Borough in Bloom Winner
1st Prize  Mr and Mrs Hathaway, 38 Park Crescent

2nd Prize Mr and Mrs Hill, 3 Dale Lodge Road

Commended:  Meridian Court

The Annual Sunningdale Area Carnival takes place on Sunday 13 September at Broomhall Recreation Ground.
To contact the organisers email merrybrook@btinternet.com

Monday 7 September – Mindful Weight Management 9-10am at The Pavilion, Sunningdale Parish Council offices, Broomhall Lane, SL5 0QS
In 6 sessions, learn practical tips for healthy eating, mindfulness techniques along with yoga practices targeted to enhance the digestive system.  For more details or to register email yogawithrosie@me.com  or call 07804 446552

25 September Emergency First Aid at work (one day course)
9.00 am – 4.00pm at The Pavilion, Broomhall Lane, Sunningdale SL5 0QS.  Bookings and info:  Anne-Marie 07958 046209

Follow the link:  Sunningdale FA Poster

Also:  Paediatric First Aid 2 day course 1-2 October 9.00 am to 4.00pm .  Bookings and info:  Anne-Marie 07958 046209

August 2015 News

Petition regarding weight of lorries along the A30 : this is now an e-petition on the RBWM website.  Please follow the links

http://petitions.rbwm.gov.uk/lorryweights/

Background:
Sunningdale residents and road users are noticing a marked      increase in traffic, particularly heavy goods vehicles,   travelling along the Chobham Road (B383). There is also the danger that construction traffic from the DERA development at  Longcross will routinely use the Chobham Road.

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) only has a few  options for placing restrictions on a ‘B’ road but it freely      acknowledges that this road, with its shops, houses and street    parking, is completely inappropriate for use by heavy lorries.

In June, RBWM imposed an 18 tonne weight limit but it is  difficult to tell which lorries are 18 tonne or heavier. The  reduction to 7.5 tonnes would make it much clearer if a heavy lorry uses the road.

There is also a danger posed by 18 tonne lorries on the bridge.      Not only are they forced to cross the central white lines which is illegal but on-coming traffic can’t be seen due to the bend on the bridge.  The only answer is to restrict the size/weight of vehicles allowed on the road.

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Daytime Leisure will be bringing a bouncy castle, slide and play golf to the park every Tuesday and Thursday in August until end of August.  The Parish Council is pleased to offer this extension of our play facilities by partnering with Daytime Leisure who take full responsibility for insurance and supervision of the children.
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Charters Tennis are holding summer holiday session on the tennis courts in Broomhall Recreation from Monday 27 July to Friday 28 August.
10 am – 12pm 5-9 year olds (£12 per session (£9 with discount).
1pm – 3pm  10 years upwards.

Full information email: charterstennis@btinternet.com
Phone 01256 463673 or visit http://www.charterstennis.co.uk

Ascot Volunteer Bureau is a small local charity that provides transport to medical appointments for the elderly residents of Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale. Increases in its workload means that it has an urgent requirement for additional volunteer drivers. Have a look at its website for further details if you may be interested. http://ascotvolunteerbureau.org.uk/

Start First Aid Training  @ The Pavilion, Sunningdale Parish Council

Need to be first aid qualified?  Start First Aid Training offers a solution to all your needs.  We cover:
– Emergency first aid at work (EFAW), 1-day course
– First aid at work (FAW), 3-day course
– Emergency paediatric first aid, 1-day course
– Paediatric first aid course, 2-day course (This course is in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets the requirements of Ofsted.
– Basic life saving and safe use of an AED, 4-hours
– Anaphylaxis awareness, 3 hours
– Refresher courses

Emergency first aid at work, 1-day   Date: Friday 25/9/15
Time: 9:00 – 16:00
Venue: The Pavilion
Cost: £60

Paediatric first aid, 2-day
Date: Thursday 1/10/15 and Friday 2/10/15
Time: 9:00 – 16:00
Venue: The Pavilion
Cost: £100

Should you require an on-site course that suits your date and time requirements we would be delighted to offer you a quotation.
Bookings:  Anne-Marie 07958 046209  www.startfirstaid.biz

 

 

July 2015 News

Petition
We, the undersigned, wish the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to consider reducing the recently implemented 18 tonne weight limit on the Chobham Road railway bridge to a maximum of 7.5 tonnes.

We are concerned that the large lorries pose a safety risk due to the limited road width of the bridge causing the vehicles to cross the centre double-white line and limits visibility to on-coming traffic.

Download the form to sign here.

Signatures will be presented to RBWM cabinet on 28 July 2015. Forms returned to Parish Council, Broomhall Lane by 9.30am on 27 July or scanned to info@sunningdaleparish.org.uk

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The Parish Council celebrated the accomplishment of Heathermount boys, Josh Giddens (pictured below) and Jack Wise, who had completed three and two years work experience respectively. The boys have been working with Graeme Kennedy every Tuesday learning the range of tasks involved in keeping the Recreation ground and the cemetery in good order.  The Parish Council has greatly benefitted from their hard work, while the boys have grown in confidence and skills.  They leave Heathermount to go to  college in the autumn.  Picture below shows Graeme making a presentation to Josh.

Heathermount Presentation 011-1

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School holidays begin on 22nd July.  

Daytime Leisure will be bringing a bouncy castle, slide and play golf to the park on the following days: 11, 18, 22, 25, 28, 30  July and every Tuesday and Thursday in August until end of August.  The Parish Council is pleased to offer this extension of our play facilities by partnering with Daytime Leisure who take full responsibility for insurance and supervision of the children.
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Charters Tennis are holding summer holiday session on the tennis courts in Broomhall Recreation from Monday 27 July to Friday 28 August.
10 am – 12pm 5-9 year olds (£12 per session (£9 with discount).
1pm – 3pm  10 years upwards.

Full information email: charterstennis@btinternet.com
Phone 01256 463673 or visit http://www.charterstennis.co.uk
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WILLIAM PACK CUP FOR BEST ALLOTMENT

 This year the panel of judges looked at the Sunningdale Parish Allotments and awarded as follows:

 1st             Pat Bond                   Plot 31a

  2nd           Mary Alexander       Plot 4

 3rd             Daphne Evans           Plot 30

 Highly Commended:
Glen & Robert Couper   Plot 30a
Julie Henley-Wilkinson and Warren Wilkinson Plot 27

Commended:
Geoff Newis  Plot 34b
Pam & David Stanley  Plot 40
Diana Vernon-Smith & Jeanette West  Plot 45

The Best Newcomer:   Nihal Gunersekera Plot 6

Highly Commended Newcomer:  Lucy & Dave Williams Plot 43

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Ascot Volunteer Bureau is a small local charity that provides transport to medical appointments for the elderly residents of Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale. Increases in its workload means that it has an urgent requirement for additional volunteer drivers. Have a look at its website for further details if you may be interested. http://ascotvolunteerbureau.org.uk/

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BEN Lynwood Fete and Vintage and Classic Car Rally on 4th July from 12.30pm – 4.30pm at the Recreation Ground.  

For further details on the Summer Fete please email warren.neal@ben.org.uk or call 01344 298137. Or visit www.ben.org.uk/fete15.

June 2015 News

New walks leaflet for Sunningdale available to download here.

A new weight restriction of 18 tons has been installed along the Chobham Road to prevent large lorries and construction traffic coming through the village.

Weekend 13 and 14 June – Magna Carta celebrations. See the RBWM website for full details. http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/museum_magna_carta_river_timetable.htm

Royal Ascot (Tuesday 16 June to Saturday 20 June). Expect traffic congestion and closure of roads in that period. For more information go to:
http://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/info/200958/road_closures_and_diversions/507/royal_ascot_-_traffic_arrangements

BEN Lynwood Fete and Vintage and Classic Car Rally on 4th July from 12.30pm – 4.30pm at the Recreation Ground.  
This is a family fun-packed with day which has huge appeal as there is something for everyone. Amongst the array of stalls will be children’s activities, birds of prey display, companion dog show, live music, food and refreshments, cakes and vintage iced tea and many other attractions. This year there will also be an unmissable special display of one historic manufacturer’s range of vehicles and vintage cycle display.

For further details on the Summer Fete please email warren.neal@ben.org.uk or call 01344 298137. Or visit www.ben.org.uk/fete15.

 

 

 

May 2015 News

The Parish Council has unanimously elected Anne-Catherine Buxton as Chairman. Anne-Catherine brings much experience in running charity operations and organising committees. She joined the Council in 2014 and has taken on a number of key projects. Three other Councillors, Robin Booth, Rosemarie Nash and Lilly Evans go forward elected unopposed. Valerie Pike is a new elected Councillor. Council has co-opted Michael Burn and Yvonne Jacklin to Council as from 26 May 2015, and Mary Sayer with effect from 9 June 2015.

The theme in Sunningdale, as with the nation as a whole, is continuity and change, steady management of resources, while watching out for every opportunity to enable positive change for our community. Anne-Catherine says “We have the makings of a great team going forward who will look after Sunningdale’s best interests”.

There remain two vacancies to bring Council to its full complement of ten Councillors and we welcome names coming forward at this time.

April 2015 News

GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS MEETING Thursday 30 April at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Sunningdale.  Your opportunity to meet the candidates for the Parliamentary elections on 7 May.

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

Sunningdale Parish Council is a non-political Council dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living and working in the village.  Seven people have put their name forward, and this being less than the ten vacancies, the seven will be elected unopposed on 7 May.  The Council must then co-opt to fill the 3 remaining vacancies.

The Parish Council meets once a month to take decisions affecting all aspects of life in the Parish, establishing policies for action, and deciding how much will be raised and spent on behalf of the community. It is responsible for spending public money lawfully and achieving the best value for money.

There are rules on the eligibility of residents to stand for the public office of Councillor.  If you are interested please contact us or read more under Parish Council and Elections.

The new tennis and refreshment Chalet opens for business on 1st April

The Village Hall Operations team take up residence in the office to the side of the Pavilion on 1st April.   Come and see us.

3rd April A Wildlife in Ascot talk on “Voles” by Prof Pat Morris, world expert on small mammals, at 3pm in Sunningdale Parish Offices.  Everyone is welcome

9th April – the deadline for receipt of applications to become a Parish Councillor at the May 7th election.  Ask for more details.

Charters Tennis Holiday Coaching Easter holiday coaching 7 – 17 April at the Recreation Ground          10 am – 12pm (5 years to 9 years)  1pm – 3pm (10 years upwards) £12 per session.  Application forms in the Parish Office

Community Garden We have had a “standard” winter, neither too cold, nor too wet, nor too mild. Early outdoor sowing and planting of hardy crops could do with slightly warmer daytime temperatures than we are experiencing at the beginning of March. We only have garlic planted so far, which actually went in during the autumn. Weather permitting, here are some possible spring jobs on your plot. posted 2 March 2015

March 2015 News

New Chalet at the Recreation Ground The drainage work having been completed, the new Tennis and Refreshment Chalet has being constructed.  It will open for business on 1 April.  It is paid for from S106 Developers Contribution. Posted 20 March 2015

Chalet

Annual Parish Meeting 25 March 2015 at 7.30pm The APM took place on 25 March hosted by DeVere Venues at Sunningdale Park. Our guest speaker Christine Weightman spoke on “Origins of Sunningdale: Broomhall Nunnery”. We had a good community evening with contributions from the Chairman, Christine Gadd, our Borough Councillors, reports from Holy Trinity School, Charters School and the Police.

To catch up on what was said please find attached the Chairman’s report.   Posted 27 March 2015

 

February 2015 News

Some 2015 dates for your diary
Annual Parish Meeting on March 25th; General and Local Elections on May 7th; Lynwood Fete on July 4th; and the Sunningdale Area Carnival on September 13th.
posted February 4th, 2015.

Charges for 2015-2016.
Council has agreed that there will be no increase in burial costs or in the rate for hiring the Community Room in the forthcoming financial year. The annual allotment rent for a standard plot will increase by 50p, taking it to £16.
posted February 5th, 2015.

Allotment rents for 2015-2016
Rents are now due. Payments should be received from plot holders by Monday March 2nd, 2015.
posted February 14th, 2015.

Berkshire Carers Service newsletter
The latest newsletter (February – April 2015) is now available. It can be downloaded here.
posted February 14th, 2015.

Ascot Area Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter (February 2015)
This is currently being delivered to local residents. It includes important information on the closure of the Ascot Neighbourhood Watch Association, but not of Neighbourhood Watch. The online version can be viewed here.
posted February 22nd, 2015.

RBWM’s Recycling Guide
Printed copies of this guide were delivered to households in February 2015. Here is the online version.
posted February 27th, 2015.

January 2015 News

Fit for Life
Fit for Life is an RBWM project whose aim is to encourage individuals to be more active. The project will run for 3 years with a grant from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund (via the National Lottery Funding). Fit for Life Week, which will run from January 17th to the 25th, will allow residents to sample activities across the borough. In Sunningdale, Charters Leisure will offer Gym while Lynwood will have Aerobics for the over 50s. Both are free. Check the precise details in the leaflet (obtainable from the parish council office) or by looking at the getactiverbwm.org website.
posted January 6th, 2015.

Blacknest car park re-opens
blacknestcarparkVirginia Water Lake walkers who use this car park may like to know that it has now re-opened after being closed for three months while major renovation work took place. The tariffs and methods of payment are now the same as the main car park on the A30. The car park is now known as Virginia Water South.
posted January 11th, 2015.

All About Local Councils.
This booklet gives simplified explanations about the role and work of local councils and their councillors, explains the electoral process and provides a number of case studies, highlighting the work of a selection of local councils. Click here to browse the online version.
posted January 25th, 2014.