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Highway Works

The Highways, Parks & Countryside Newsletter is now available on the RBWM website at

To view details of current and planned works on roads in the borough, including work being carried out by public utility companies, go to

Highways Works:

  • Park Crescent (Sunningdale) – footway works – Tuesday 30 January 2018.
  • Rise Road (Sunningdale) – footways works – Tuesday 30 January 2018.
  • Devenish Road (Sunningdale) – footway works – Wednesday 31 January 2018.
  • Ridgemount Road (Sunningdale) – footway works – Friday 2 February 2018.
  • Halfpenny Lane (Sunningdale) – footway works – Friday 2 February 2018.


Sunningdale Pedestrian Crossing Repairs

As many of you have expressed concerns over this, the Parish Council and many other residents have been pressing for a speedy repair.  The update from RBWM is detailed below.

A vehicle collided with and damaged one of the poles on Friday. Our contractor went to site on Friday and the site had to be switched off to ensure it was electrically safe and due to the damage the crossing was inoperable. Our contactor has returned today and by the time I arrived on site at midday they already had the old pole out of the ground and have since completed further works to begin installing the new pole. As the old poles were very rusty I have also asked them to replace the pole on the other side of the road. In addition we will be installing some newer, better condition signal equipment as the existing equipment is very old and in very poor condition. We anticipate that the works will be complete by Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.

Ian Gill
BEng (Hons) (Exon)

Traffic Systems Engineer (Highways & Transport)

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

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.


Please note that a copy of associated documents may also be inspected by visiting the Royal Borough website at

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 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: or online at

For further information on how to make representations view

For the full submission by Sunningdale Parish Council, click here