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Current Parish Projects

Please see below the information on projects which are being undertaken by Sunningdale Parish Council and your opportunity to provide us with feedback.

  • Safer Streets
  • Playground and Footpaths
  • Woodland Walk
  • Bridleway 1

Safer Streets - Proposal from Consultation on 20mph speed limits in the Parishes of Sunninghill & Ascot and Sunningdale

In September / October 2022, the parishes of Sunninghill and Ascot, and Sunningdale carried out a joint survey for “Safer Streets”, looking at the simplest, easiest, and most cost-effective way of improving safety for all road users. In particular, support of 20 mph on selected roads and other ideas to make our streets safer.

  • 272 People responded to the survey
  • 81% were in support of 20 mph on selected roads
  • 657 specific road nominations were received
  • 139 additional comments including suggested roads

Both parishes have now put together their individual proposals. If you would like to view these, please visit your relevant parish council website page:

Playground upgrade and Footpaths (Business Plan ref SF4)

Works on the Teen Scene playground area commenced on 13th November 2023. This area is now closed until Spring 2024.

While the contractors are on site, the parish council are taking the opportunity to replace the rocking car (which is now end of life) and the water/sand play station (next to the curly wurly slide) which has always been very difficult to keep in good working order, in the under 11’s playground. These 2 pieces of old equipment will be replaced with a few new surprises.

The new re-surfaced footpath across the field towards the woods and train station will be completed in Spring 2024.

Woodland Walk (Business Plan ref E11)

The woodland which runs alongside the recreation ground has undergone a survey (Quantitative Tree Risk Assessment) during Summer 2022 to not only identify the trees in the Protected Woodland, but to access the health and safety of the wood with a view to opening this area up to residents as a woodland walk.

The survey ran from June to August and has provided the council with management guidance and the feasibility of opening up the woodland.

Following pre application advice, the council approved a proposal for the next stage of the Woodland Walk on 16th April 2024.  This includes additional survey work and submitting the full planning application.

Bridleway 1

Sunningdale PC has set out a Cycling and Walking Vision which was prepared in conjunction with Sunninghill and Ascot PC.
SPC agreed to secure quotes for the improvement of Bridleway No. 1 at Council 13 December 2022. The southern part of the Bridleway connecting Coworth Park with the A30 is in very poor condition from Autumn to Spring as it is just muddy terrain.

In Council on 12 December 2023 Council agreed to provide the budget for the repair of the lower part of Bridleway.

 

Completed Projects 2021 2022 2023

During the council year April 2021 to March 2022 and April 2023 to March 2024 the following projects have been delivered:
 
  • Provide a library service for Sunningdale after the closure of the container library provision (Business Plan ref L2)
  • Provide an Outreach Service to support the needs of the residents (Business Plan ref SF1)
  • Defibrillators fitted in the Village (October / November 2022)
  • Refurbishment of the 3 Floodlight Tennis Courts

Refurbishment of the 3 Floodlight Tennis Courts

The 3 tennis courts were previously refurbished in 2010 with the addition of lighting. Since that time the use of the courts by residents, members of the wider community, schools and tennis groups has increased along with the requirement for better lighting and fencing.

Each year the Parish Council reserves the income generated from the courts for maintenance and ultimately refurbishment.  This fund reached a level that the courts could be updated at no cost to the residents through the Precept.

We are really pleased that the tennis court refurbishment was completed in November 2023 complete with a new surface treatment of Tiger Turf Advantage Pro 13mm, new fencing, new Led lights which are linked to new access gate system to remove the need to purchase light tokens.

Book Tennis Courts in Sunningdale

Library Service for Sunningdale

Working in partnership with RBWM Library Services, Sunningdale Parish Council has continued the provision of library and customer service access for Sunningdale.

Based in the Community Room at the Pavilion in Broomhall Recreation Ground, the council has not only provided the space for the library, but has also taken on the responsibility of funding the cost of the librarian provision for the next 5 years.

As a village with little public transport, the council were aware of the need to keep services local for the benefit of the residents.

If you would be interested in volunteering at Sunningdale Library, please see information on how to do this provided on the RBWM Website.

Outreach Service

Working in partnership with Citizens Advice East Berkshire, Sunningdale Parish Council has brought a confidential Outreach Service to the residents.

The service which is available from 9am to 3pm every Monday in the Pavilion at Broomhall Recreation Ground is run by a trained advisor from Citizens Advice covering all the areas of assistance that can be accessed via this organisation.

If you are looking for support in any area which the Citizens Advice organisation provides assistance in please do not hesitate to contact the parish office to book an appointment.

You can call 01344 874268 or email: info@sunningdaleparish.org.uk

Defibrillators in the Village

The Parish Council was approached by 2 resident groups to increase the number of life-saving defibrillators within the village.  Both of the requests were approved by the council with joint funding for the defibrillator to be located at the Nags Head on the High Street after a fund raising evening held in memory of a regular.

The locations of the new defibrillators are:

  • Chobham Road Parade of Shops
  • Outside the Nags Head Public House

These have added to the defibrillator located at Broomhall Recreation Ground.

South Westerm Railway has now installed publicly accessible defibrillators at all of their staffed stations, including Sunningdale station

Installation of both new devices took place in October and November 2022. Please visit the Defibrillator Page for further information.

Projects identified to commence 2024

The following projects have been identified to commence in the council year April 2022 to March 2023:

  • Provide a static library service at the recreation ground in a new multi purpose building to include other community activities
  • Work with South Western Railway to improve the appearance of the station and its surroundings
  • Review the feasibility of providing a Shopper Hopper service with local parishes
  • Create a network of cycling routes to increase active travel and leisure activities
  • Achieve Green Flag status for Recreation ground
  • Update Neighbourhood Plan 

Multi Use Games Area (Business Plan ref SF4) - Not To Be Completed

The council identified the MUGA project in the Business Plan 2021 – 2026 and has been working to deliver the project since July 2021 with a Feasibility Study.

The resulting consultation which took place from 14th February 2022 to 14th March 2022 confirmed the residents desire for the project and the input received by the council proceeded to the formal tender stage which was completed late summer 2022.

Planning permission was granted in August 2023 however due to increasing costs as a result of planning application conditions it was decided in the 17th October 2023 Parish Council Meeting that this project would not continue.

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