A planning application for a new leisure centre, at Charters,  in Sunningdale, for the south of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has been formally submitted.

The application for the proposed new leisure centre, which would be co-located with Charters School and existing leisure centre facilities on the site, could see residents in the south of the borough benefit from an expanded daytime leisure offering, available seven days a week, including:


  • A six-lane, 25m swimming pool, meaning residents who live in the south of the borough would no longer have to travel to access swimming facilities.
  • An additional 60-station gym.
  • An additional dance studio.
  • A sports hall with eight badminton courts.
  • 100 additional car parking spaces.



Read more: Planning Application for New Leisure Centre in Sunningdale Submitted

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Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa  shows some love with the ultimate Valentine’s Day retreat

Whether you’re looking to spoil your loved one or for the ultimate pamper treat with the girls, Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa at Ascot is making it a day to remember with its Valentine’s Spa Break.

The indulgent spa trip, which includes an overnight stay, is the perfect chance to unwind with loved ones or friends and with dinner and breakfast included the following morning, it’s ideal for those looking to make a proper break of it.  

 Celebrations get underway on arrival with a bottle of prosecco and the indulgent Valentine’s package also includes a 25-minute spa treatment for each guest during their stay. Guests can choose from a range of treatments including a massage, facial or file and polish.

Expertly trained ELEMIS staff will leave skin pampered with a range of luxury products, packed full of nutrients designed to rejuvenate the skin, body and mind.

Macdonald Hotels Spa Collection covers 20 locations across the UK and the Valentine’s Spa Break offer is available across the full range, including Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa in Aberfoyle, Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa near Stirling, Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick and Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa in Chester.

The Valentine’s Day Spa Break is available until 28 February 2019. 

Read more: Valentines Love at Macdonald Berystede Hotel Ascot

Pictured:  L-R: Richard Hoy, Neerja Wadhwa, Cecile Roma, Gemma Draper, Jo Cruise, Kimm Scholes, Kate Gaywood, Mamta Sharma, Diane Gillings

Important medical support role - Junior Doctors Assistant - initiative at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital

It’s been over 20 years since the first Medical Support Workers were employed at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals to assist Junior Doctors. The role was created in order to aid Junior Doctors of some of their administrative duties and enable them to spend more time on the wards ensuring that patients are seen quickly and that follow up care is organised efficiently.

Read more: Important Medical Support Role | Junior Doctors Assistant | Initiative at St Peter’s Hospital

Watch this space for more information on the new Sainsburys, with Argos, opening in Ascot High Street soon.

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In support of Children’s Mental Health Week, Head Girls at The Marist School, Sunninghill, organised a whole school Zumba session to raise awareness for pupils’ mental and physical wellbeing.

On Friday 8th February, pupils from both the Prep and Senior phases joined together with staff to participate in a 30 minute Zumba session led by Natalie Vinson School of Dance and Drama (NVSDD) instructor, Becca.

Speaking about the initiative, Head Girls Claudia and Naoise said,

“We wanted to organise an event which would really engage with pupils whilst promoting the importance of looking after your mental health and physical wellbeing. It was fantastic to see so many girls and staff enjoying the session and taking time out of studying to keep active and bond with friends. We hope this will inspire pupils to keep up the good work.”

The whole school Zumba session was organised as part of the Head Girls’ Legacy Project, designed to make a lasting impact on the school through a life skills programme, and in conjunction with the school’s current application for a Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS).

Read more: Whole School Zumba for Marist Pupils With NVSDD


At the new Late Shop Post Office, customers would access Post Office services at a low-screened, open-plan, modern serving point that’s part of the retail counter. Working with the postmaster, we’d adapt the current store layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office till if needed. The branch will offer a wide range of Post Office products and services over longer opening hours, so customers can access their Post Office when it’s convenient. Customer satisfaction with local style branches stands at 96 per cent, and nearly 20 per cent of local branch customers visit outside traditional opening hours.

After looking at ways in which they could improve patients experience whilst staying in hospital, the team on the Senior Adult Medical Services Ward (SAMS) at Ashford and St Peter’s decided to create a sociable area for patients and visitors which they have named the 'Community Corner'.

The Community Corner is an area on the ward which has been set up as somewhere for people to socialise, read, play games or watch TV. It encourages patients to get up and move around throughout the day and is a place they can rest and eat which is away from their bed. It also provides a separate area to talk to each other and enables visitors and volunteers to engage with patients in a more relaxed setting. The area has been painted brightly in order to create a different look to the rest of the ward and to feel less clinical.

Specialist Physiotherapist Paula Watts and Dementia and Admiral Nurse Lead Dave Sills were behind the idea, and with the support of Consultant Physician Clarence Chikusu, they created this area-Dave even kindly donated his office furniture to be used!

Read more: Community Corner Opens for Patients at St Peter’s Hospital