Please see below the information on projects which are being undertaken by Sunningdale Parish Council and your opportunity to provide us with feedback.
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.
Both parishes have now put together their individual proposals. If you would like to view these, please visit your relevant parish council website page:
Works on the Teen Scene playground area commenced on 13th November 2023. This area is now closed until the end of January 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 12s 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 by the end of January 2024.
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.
The council approved a proposal for the next stage of the Woodland Walk on 13th December. This includes a planning application for tree work as a result of the survey.
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 this project would no longer go ahead.
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.
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.
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 Friday 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
The following projects have been identified to commence in the council year April 2022 to March 2023: