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Highways Works

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale

London Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 23 January 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Winkfield Road (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Thursday 23 January 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Mill Lane (Ascot and Sunninghill) – carriageway works – Friday 24 January 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Cheapside Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Friday 24 January 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Broomhall Lane (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Friday 24 January 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Charters Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Friday 24 January 2020 – two way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Priory Road (Sunningdale and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Friday 24 January 2020.

New recycling scheme & changes to the Greenredeem scheme

A message from Greenredeem
The Royal Borough will be launching a new recycling scheme, WAM Gets Recycling, as the Greenredeem scheme which rewards residents for recycling more and wasting less comes to an end on 31 January. 

The first recycling incentive scheme of its kind, has been rewarding residents across the borough for recycling for the last ten years.

The Greenredeem scheme will continue with a new partner, and members should expect an announcement at Easter. All points earned by members in the scheme so far will be protected as per the Greenredeem membership agreement. 

WAM Gets Recycling is part of the contract with the Royal Borough’s new waste collection contractor, Serco. The new scheme will work with volunteers to improve recycling in their local community.

There will also be a community incentive grants pot, funded by Serco and the council, so local good causes will continue to benefit financially through recycling.

Cllr Donna Stimson, lead member for environmental services, climate change, sustainability, parks and countryside, said: “Working with Greenredeem over the last decade has seen our recycling rate steadily increase as Royal Borough residents understand the value of recycling. 

“Our new waste contract with Serco allows for an alternative scheme as we look to increase our recycling rates further. Plans are well underway as the WAM scheme will go live in February.  

“We are delighted to be working with WAM and Serco to encourage volunteers from local groups and charities to become more involved with recycling and their local community. 

Rob Crumbie, Greenredeem Marketing director, said: “The Greenredeem scheme saw members recycle twice as much and twice as often as non-members, driving an increase in recycling rates from 34% in 2009/10 to 45% in 2017/18. 

“Through the partnership, 170 schools and community groups have shared funding of over £150k, generated by the points earned from recycling in the Royal Borough. 

Further information on how Greenredeem residents can use their points can be found at

Local groups and charities can find out more about how to get involved in the new WAM partnership by signing up to receive regular updates on the council website:

Coworth Park Copse – Granny Kettle Wood – Tree Felling

Concerns have been raised with the Parish Council through the office regarding work that has taken place in Coworth Park Copse – formerly know as Granny Kettle Wood on Whitmore Lane.

This is designated as an Ancient Woodland and any work carried out there must have planning permission from the Planning Authority at RBWM.

The tree team is aware of the felling that has taken place and an officer will be attending the site today to ascertain the extent of work and whether or not this any action needs to be taken to prevent further damage.

Until the officer reports back, we cannot comment further apart from to thank all the residents who have reported this to the Parish Council and also to RBWM over the last few hours and we will provide an update once we receive it.

Thames Valley Police – Surgery 20.8.19

The regular Thames Valley Police Surgery will be held tomorrow – Tuesday 20th August from 6pm at the community room, Broomhall Recreation Ground.

Come along and discuss any concerns you may have with the neighbourhood team from Thames Valley Police – no need to book.

Sunningdale Councillor as Mayor

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor announced

Mayor Sayonara Luxton.pngA long serving councillor who has raised thousands of
pounds for good causes has been welcomed as the 46th Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

Cllr Sayonara Luxton was elected as Mayor for 2019/20 during the annual mayor-making ceremony, which took place at the Guildhall, Windsor, on Tuesday 21 May. She will be supported throughout the year by her husband Ian Luxton, Mayor Consort.

Sayonara was born in Goa and started her early career in Dubai working for the CEO of Airbus Industrie. While in Dubai, she met her husband Ian and they have been happily married for 29 years.

Sayonara and her family have lived in the borough since 2000 and Sayonara has been a local councillor since 2007, with this being her fourth term as a councillor. Sayonara has served the borough as chairman of the licensing panel, chairman for foster parenting, and chairman for the adult overview and scrutiny services and presently is the chairman for the audit and performance review panel.  She is a member of numerous other committees serving the community, including the Ascot Charitable Trust where she has acted as a trustee for several years, raising hundreds of thousands pounds for national charities.

Sayonara and Ian have four daughters – Charlotte, 28 a brand manager for Johnson & Johnson, Bianca, 27, works for EasyGroup as an Brand Protection Lawyer, Abigail, 23, is a Nuclear Engineer with the MOD and Zara, 19, has just started her first year at university studying finance.

The new Mayor, Cllr Luxton, said: “I am hugely proud to have been re-elected as Mayor and look forward to meeting and helping people and organisations across the Royal Borough. I hope to build upon my previous successes and make a positive impact on our local community in the coming year.”

The Mayor and her consort will be raising money during her term for their chosen charity of Thames Hospice.

The Deputy Mayor will be Cllr Gary Muir, ward councillor for Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury. His partner, Caron North will be Deputy Mayoress.

Outgoing Mayor, Cllr Paul Lion raised over £5,000 for his chosen charities of Royal British Legion and the Royal National Life Boat Institution (they received £2,200 each). He and his wife Laura Lion, the Mayoress attended hundreds of events on behalf of the council.

RBWM Cabinet members

Newly elected councillors with a wealth of experience have been selected to form a new cabinet following the May 2019 local borough elections.

New cabinet members with experience in the building, infrastructure, policing and finance have been announced by Cllr Simon Dudley, returning leader of the council.

To support the Royal Borough’s focus on regeneration, public protection, infrastructure, transport, housing and adults and children’s services nine new cabinet positions have been created.

Returning to the cabinet are:

  • Cllr Simon Dudley: Leader of the council and lead member Maidenhead regeneration and Maidenhead (including communications and property)
  • Cllr David Coppinger: Lead member planning and deputy leader
  • Cllr Samantha Rayner: Lead member culture and communities (inc customer and business services) and Windsor and deputy leader
  • Cllr Stuart Carroll: Lead member adults, children and health

Newly appointed cabinet members are:

  • Cllr Shamsul Shelim: Lead member HR, legal and IT (including performance management)
  • Cllr David Cannon:- Lead member public protection
  • Cllr Andrew Johnson:- Lead member infrastructure, transport policy and housing
  • Cllr Gerry Clarke:- Lead member sustainability, waste services and economic development;
  • Cllr David Hilton:- Lead member finance and Ascot;

Cllr Simon Dudley said: “I’m delighted to welcome cabinet members both new and returning to these vital roles.

“Our newly appointed cabinet brings a wealth of real world experience from different sectors and their expertise will help as we continue to progress our regeneration plans and invest in areas that matter most to our residents including housing, transport and highways and supporting the most vulnerable in our communities.

“Cabinet members will work alongside all the Royal Borough’s councillors and officers to deliver outcomes that matter most to our residents.”

Cllr Dudley also announced number of other posts including:

  • Cllr Julian Sharpe: Chair, Berkshire Pension Fund
  • Cllr John Story: Chair, Constitution Sub-Committee
  • Cllr Samantha Rayner: Employment and Members Standards Panel
  • Cllr Phil Haseler: Chair, Licensing Panel
  • Cllr Maureen Hunt: Chair, Rights of Way and Highway Licensing Panel
  • Cllr Gurch Singh: Chair, Maidenhead Town Forum
  • Cllr John Bowden: Chair, Windsor Town Forum
  • Cllr John Bowden: Chair, Aviation Forum
  • Cllr Stuart Carroll: Chair, Corporate Parenting Panel
  • Cllr David Hilton: Chair, Grants Panel
  • Cllr Stuart Carroll: Chair, School Improvement Forum
  • Cllr Donna Stimson: Chair, Maidenhead Development Management Panel
  • Cllr David Cannon: Chair, Windsor Development Management Panel
  • Cllr John Bowden: Chair, Borough wide Development Management Panel

Cllr Dudley continued: “I am confident that all councillors appointed as cabinet members or to serve as chairs on our panels will ensure that we continue to prioritise the needs of our residents as we work hard to build a borough for everyone.”