The Parish Council

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.

The Parish of Sunningdale has some 3,726 electors. There are a maximum of ten councillors. It employs the Clerk and an assistant, who manage the day to day operations of the Parish Council, and a grounds management team, who are responsible for all the properties of Council.   See the Councillors and Staff page for information on all the individuals concerned.

As the local government body responsible for the public amenities of Sunningdale, the Parish Council, comprising ten local residents who are elected every four years, deals with a wide range of issues affecting local people. It is the first port of call for local residents enquiring about public services. It participates with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on a variety of issues affecting local people, such as parking, street lighting, road cleanliness and the state of the pavements.

The Council owns and maintains the recreation ground, the cemetery and the allotments, as well as working with Royal Borough Councillors and Officers to maintain the roads and public amenities. It examines all planning applications for building permission within the Parish to ensure that developments are in keeping with the Local Plan.

The Council prepares financial plans and keeps annual accounts on all monies spent. These are available for inspection by residents.

The Council organises a number of special events which include Sunningdale in Bloom, the Christmas celebration and other events during the year, with 2018 hosting the Battle’s over Beacons event in honour of the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI.

The Council also owns the Village Hall building. The Parish Council along with the Holy Trinity Church nominate two Trustees of the Management Board, while day to day operations are undertaken by Village Venues.

For a list of the latest Disclosable Pecuniary Interests showing that no councillor has any pecuniary interest in Council business, please email info@sunningdaleparish.org.uk.

Finally, an Annual Parish Meeting is held each year where the public can find out about matters relating to Sunningdale.  The Minutes of these meetings are published on the Council Meetings page.