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The proposals are for houses on the existing schools sites, replacement state-of-the-art Junior & Infant schools, a 52 place pre-school, a new scout hut. The houses are described as 'high quality, family homes'. A new road is shown, running from Rhododendron Walk  north to Forest Road.

There will be public consultation on the proposals at Mill Ride Golf Club,  Mill Ride, SL5 8LT, 

Wednesday 18th October, 4.30 - 8.30pm
• Thursday 19th October, 4.30 - 8.30pm
• Friday 20th October, 3 - 6pm
• Saturday 21st October,    10am - 1pm



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Best Event for Groups Award  |  Royal Ascot galloped to victory at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards, after being voted Best Event for Groups by readers of leading group travel title, Group Leisure & Travel magazine.    

Ascot Racecourse is one of the largest and most prestigious racecourses in the world and for over 300 years has been famous for hosting racing and social events, including Royal Ascot.

Royal Ascot’s win was revealed at a glittering dinner and red carpet ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on Wednesday 11th October. The event beat off stiff competition such as BBC Good Food Shows, Longleat Sky Safari and Newmarket Nights to claim the title.

Read more: Royal Ascot is First Past the Winning Post


Executive Chef Adam Smith of Restaurant Coworth Park has been awarded a Michelin Star by The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland, 2018.


  • Michelin’s Guide for Great Britain & Ireland 2018 awarded executive chef Adam Smith his first Michelin star for “the accomplished, classically-based cooking.”
  • Chef Adam Smith is Former Observer Food Monthly Young Chef of the Year, Craft Guild of Chefs Restaurant Chef of the Year and Roux Scholarship Winner.

Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection’s luxury country house hotel and spa is delighted to announce that executive chef Adam Smith of Restaurant Coworth Park has been awarded a Michelin Star. 

Adam is considered one of the UK’s most talented chefs, described as ‘one to watch’ by chef Michel Roux senior. In 2012 he was awarded Observer Food Monthly Young Chef of the Year and won the Roux Scholarship, and as part of this prize was given the opportunity to work under chef Yanick Alleno at Le Meurice, Paris, part of Dorchester Collection. In 2015 Adam was made Craft Guild of Chefs Restaurant Chef of the Year.

Read more: Coworth Park's Executive Chef Adam Smith Awarded a Michelin Star

On Wednesday 4th October, Charters School in Sunningdale was delighted to welcome many prospective students and families to the annual Open Morning.  The Year 6 visitors enjoyed touring the school and looking at the fabulous displays which the different subject areas had arranged in the Main Hall.  The school was extremely proud of the way in which their Year 11 Prefects conducted the tours of the school and received many congratulatory comments on the superb way they represented Charters.

In the evening, the Co-Headteachers met  prospective parents and gave a presentation on life at the school.  They were again very pleased by the supportive turnout and the positive feedback that they received.   For further information about admissions to Charters School please visit our website:

Sort those cupboards! Charters School is having a  Bags2School drop off day on November 10th - a great opportunity for a clear out and a great  fundraiser for the school!. A save the date for a Christmas shopping night - November 21st .




One for  your diary ! Put a team together!  Start 2018 off with a smile and laughs whilst raising funds for local charities.

Entry details and forms: Contact     Follow us on Facebook: Sunninghill Wheelbarrow Race    01344 885110.   Tickets available from October 8th


The 2017 Northern Parishes Arts Weekcovering Winkfield, Warfield and Binfield will run in half term 2017,  October 23rd to 30th,  offering children's activities, drama, art and music, for all ages.  

The 13th Annual Binfield, Warfield & Winkfield Arts Week begins at the end of the month with over 40 free events on offer for all ages . Go to for details

Read more: Over 40 Free Half Term Events for Winkfield & N. Ascot Residents

 Next Open Morning:   Saturday 4th November 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m   Visit: 

Parents Reveal Secrets of European Languages ! | On Tuesday, 26th September, boys and staff at Papplewick School, Ascot, celebrated European Day of Languages with workshops led by parents.

In a Turkish workshop led by Mr Onur Takmak, Year 8 boys were introduced to ten interesting facts about the Turkish culture. These included the origin of the language, which is Latin-based; the fabled city of Troy being located in Turkey; and the country expanding between Europe and Asia. The boys also found out that each Turkish name has a meaning: for example Ruzgar means Wind while Deniz means Sea. 

Read more: Papplewick School | Day of European Languages 2017


Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals has been shortlisted in the ‘staff engagement’ category of the 2017 HSJ Awards. The awards are one of the largest celebrations of healthcare excellence in the world, recognizing and promoting the finest achievements in the NHS.

Director of Workforce Transformation, Louise McKenzie, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award, in recognition of our ‘Be the Change’ and ‘#Rightculture’ programmes. We began these back in 2014 whilst reflecting on lessons learnt from the Francis report; we wanted to transform our culture and improve the feel of the Trust for colleagues.”

“’Be the Change’ was introduced by a group of junior doctors, as a way of enabling any member of staff to put forward suggestions for change and improvement. We created something that broke through traditional hierarchies and empowered people to put their ideas forward. Since then, it’s become an integral part of our approach to quality improvement and we’ve worked hard to equip staff with the knowledge, skills and capability they need to make positive changes.”

 The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 22nd November at the Intercontinental O2 in London.




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Ascot Grange, run by  Signature Care Homes,  held a grand VIP opening at their magnificent new care home in Bagshot Road/Devenish Road, Sunninghill , on September 14th, when the winner of their Unsung Hero competition was announced. There was an official welcome from General Manager David Taylor, after which Signature Senior Lifestyle's  Executive Chairman, Tom Newell,  praised Wates the builder, his team of staff, and announced that the Unsung Hero winner was Shirley Jones. Mrs Jones - Guest of Honour for the day-  has worked in many spheres for the benefit of Ascot communities for many years - serving on Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council and Sunninghill Trust, as well as many campaigns to smarten up local streets and woodlands. She used to be a familiar sight - clearing litter from grass verges.  She is pictured below receiving a £500 cheque for her chosen charity, the Cordes Hall - which is currently undergoing refurbishment. 

Guests were then treated to a suberb lunch and tours of the stunning facilities at Ascot Grange. These include luxurious suites, an art deco cinema, a hairdresser, a brasserie, a dementia suite and therapy rooms. There are 96 suites and nearly 20 people are setting up home there just this week.

Read more: Ascot Grange Announce 'Unsung Hero' at Grand VIP Opening


Thames Hospice’s beds are often the last beds patients will ever experience, and the charity is asking you to help them make sure their mattresses are the best and most comfortable mattresses people will ever sleep on.

The palliative and end-of-life care charity has launched the Patient Comfort Appeal in a bid to raise more than £20,000 for specialist mattresses for their most seriously ill patients. All 17 beds on the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit, in Hatch Lane, Windsor, are full almost all of the time - supporting around 500 local people every year. With such high demand for beds, and patients with increasingly complex needs, the charity needs to replace some of its existing mattresses so they can continue to deliver their renowned compassionate care to people in their final days and weeks.

Linda Nelson, Head of Inpatient Services at Thames Hospice, said: “Our team are amongst the most highly trained and experienced palliative care Nurses in the UK. But, we have a problem. Today, I am asking you, on behalf of the whole team, to help us find a solution. We have a limited equipment budget and there simply isn’t the ‘spare’ money available to afford new specialist mattresses.

Read more: Hospice Urgently Needs Your Help to Buy Specialist Mattresses


On Sunday, 17th September, Holy Trinity Church, Sunningdale held a community tea party at the Broomhall Recreation Ground— similar to the carnival — to welcome their new vicar, Reverend Jon Hutchinson, to the parish. There was a really good turn out as the crowd enjoyed bouncy castles, face painting, a Pimms & Beer tent, tea, cakes and refreshments. The Scouts ran a coconut shy,  a second hand bikes stall (lovingly recycled by Geoff Streeter), and a tug of war.

Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor, and Phillip Bicknell, RBWM Councillor, also presented a £900 cheque to the Sunningdale Scout Group (pictured above), on behalf of Adam and the Parliamentary Club, a group that raises money for Scouts around the country.


Charters School in Sunningdale believes that every student should strive to reach their full potential and the school runs a comprehensive Aspiring High programme to ensure that the very brightest students receive the guidance they need to achieve their goals.

This summer saw a record-breaking eight students achieve their dream of studying at Oxbridge, with three continuing their studies at Cambridge and a further five at Oxford.

The school ensures that students are given the opportunity to visit both Universities throughout their time at Sixth Form and have strong links with Brasenose College, Oxford which runs a variety of workshops at Charters School.

Read more: Charters School | Oxbridge Successes 2017


ASPH Introduces New Virtual Fracture Clinic  | Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has introduced an innovative new Virtual Fracture Clinic (VFC) in a bid to reduce outpatient appointments.

The new clinic which comprises a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Virtual Fracture Clinic Nurse and Administrative Support will significantly help cut the number of times patients have to attend a traditional fracture clinic. 

Under the new approach, hospital patients with acute injuries will initially be seen in A&E and advised they will be assessed in the Virtual Fracture Clinic within a couple of days. Each case is then assessed by a ‘Consultant of the Week’ and the patient’s care pathway is developed from there. 

Read more: St. Peter's Introduces New Virtual Fracture Clinic


PHOTO : A family enjoys the multi-coloured foam at Thames Hospice’s Bubble Rush. PHOTO: Marc Waldron

More than 900 people burst through multi-coloured bubbles to fundraise for Thames Hospice on Sunday (10 September).

The 5k fun run with a difference saw Bubble Stations pop up around Windsor Racecourse, as crowds ran or walked through clouds of coloured foam to raise thousands for the palliative and 
end-of-life care charity.

Michelle, from Heart FM’s Breakfast Show, got participants ready to race, before The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Councillor John Lenton, and the charity’s Chief Executive, Debbie Raven, started the run.

Read more: Bubble-Tastic Day at the Races for Thames Hospice

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Heatherwood Hospital Redevelopment Plans

The Planning Application  16/03115/OUT for the redevelopment of Heatherwood Hospital was approved, as expected,  by the Borough Development Management Panel on Tuesday 22nd August 2017 at the meeting held at the Royal Berkshire Hotel. The officer recommendation had been for Refusal but, at the well-attended meeting, public opinion was overwhelmingly in favour and councillors voted 10 to 2 against deferring the application to look into the car parking objections. A special case has to be made for breeaching the Green Belt.

The earliest that preparatory work can begun is later this year, with construction starting Spring 2018 ..

Read more: Heatherwood Hospital | Planners Approve Redevelopment | Work Could Start Later 2017 !

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The Speakers Lunches at Coworth Park Hotel are a delight!   Commencing at noon in the Drawing Room, with a welcoming glass of champage, it's the perfect opportunity to meet new, like-minded friends and to enjoy a gorgeous lunch. The three-course menu is imaginative, classic and delicious, accompanied by fine wine - all make for a make for a thoroughly enjoyable three hours.  This is my second visit and on Wednesday, we were wowed with melt-in-the-mouth mackerel, followed by an extremely tasty chicken - garnished with baby leeks and exotic mushrooms,  all rounded off with an exquisite lemon tart and mint ice cream, coffee and homemade chocolates.  

As a former Observer Food Monthly Young Chef of the Year, Craft Guild of Chefs Restaurant Chef of the Year and Roux Scholarship Winner, Chef Adam Smith is rightly considered to be a rising star by the UK’s leading chefs, including Michel Roux. With a mantra throughout his career that ‘taste is king’ Adam began working at The Ritz rising from 2nd commis to executive sous chef before moving to The Devonshire Arms.  Adam took up his post of Executive Chef at Coworth in July 2016 Adam's philosophy is clear: "I like classic flavours," he says, "If you've never heard of it, there's probably a good reason!" He is extremely careful about checking the quality delivered ingredients and is interested in using local sources.  


Read more: Coworth Park Hotel Speaker Lunch With Kerry Lemon | Another Triumph



Local artist teams up to definitively answer  the question ‘What is art?’  A New Dictionary of Art - One word: 3,000 definitions.

Both splendid and splendidly bonkers”  Professor Derek Matravers (Open University), philosopher

Ascot-based artist and designer, Jane Glennie, has teamed up with Robert Good to answer the age-old question of ‘What is art?’ through their new book ‘A New Dictionary of Art’. The pair are funding the publication of their book through advance orders after mainstream publishers, including Thames & Hudson, were interested but decided not to take it on.

The definition of ‘Art’ has exercised philosophers, artists and art-lovers for centuries, yet we are no nearer a consensus of what in fact it is. The one term not found in most dictionaries of art is the term ‘Art’ itself.

‘A New Dictionary of Art’ takes a refreshingly alternative approach, allowing you to take your pick from over 3,000 definitions compiled from the internet via chat-rooms and discussion forums as well as from more established authorities, artists and institutions. Passions run high as formal sits alongside informal, jocular alongside vulgar: all are left to fight it out on the page.

Read more: Ascot Artist Publishes 'A New Dictionary of Art'


See Planning Application 17/00672/FUL   on Bracknell Forest website -

The Application is for Erection of a three storey building forming 9 no. flats with associated parking following demolition of existing buildings.   CLICK HERE for the FACEBOOK GROUP


The Lexicon BRACKNELL has opened on September 7th, for a four-day celebration, following the £240 million regeneration.


The Lexicon Bracknell, Berkshire’s next generation shopping, dining and leisure destination, opens its doors for the very first time on Thursday 7 September with four days of fun, festivities and freebies. The £240 million town centre, one of the largest urban regeneration schemes recently undertaken in the UK, will bring 580,000 sq. ft. of new shops, restaurants and leisure as well as a new social and cultural heart to the area.

The highly anticipated opening  took place at 10am, when 150 children from over 30 local schools will help make history with a countdown to a visual spectacular that saw thousands of eco-friendly gold, silver and green leaf-shaped confetti descend on the town centre. Inspired by its coveted location in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, The Lexicon Bracknell will become an ‘urban forest’ for the duration of the event via a host of entertainment for all ages, including an interactive exhibition for the senses, through which visitors can enjoy ‘forest soundscapes’ and create their own ‘forest symphony’.

Read more: Crowds Flock to See Lexicon Open With Razmatazz & Special Offers

Starbucks on Ascot High Street reopened on August 23rd, with the Mayor attending a ribbon cutting ceremony. A coffee tasting was also held for local regulars!

Read more: Ascot Starbucks Re Opened by Mayor After Refurb


 Following exceptional A level results last week, there was more pleasing news for St George’s School, Ascot  this morning, as nerves turned to excitement when Fifth Year (Year 11) girls opened their GCSE results.  42% of all GCSE examinations were graded A* and A, 74% were graded A*-B and 94% were graded A*-C. 

St George’s top performers this year were Laura Beaumont (16) from Ascot and Sophie Ross (16) from Virgina Water, both of whom achieved an impressive 10A*s and 1A.  Also celebrating was Lolade Aluko (16) from Ascot who achieved 10A*s.  These three girls’ talents and efforts were also rewarded back in July when they each received Headmistress’s Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement at Prize Giving. 

Seven subject areas including Art and Textiles, Chemistry, Drama, English Language, Latin, Mathematics and Religious Studies all achieved very impressive results.  Of particular note was Fine Art achieving 100% A*-A, Drama 90% A*-A, Latin 80% A*-A and English Language 91% A*-B.

Commenting on these impressive results, Headmistress, Liz Hewer said:  “We aim to get the very best from each girl and Georgian’s are encouraged to work conscientiously and to the best of their ability. This, combined with dedicated and inspirational teaching has delivered an excellent set of results.  Pupils such as Laura, Sophie and Lolade give a great deal to all the activities on offer at St George’s and really deserve to have done so well.  I am very proud of all the girls and their hard work and I have every confidence that this confident and capable year group will continue to thrive in the next chapter of their education”.




Girls at St George’s School, Ascot are celebrating after achieving excellent A Level results, with many individual students gaining outstanding grades as well as entrance to the most competitive courses at Russell Group universities. 

St George’s has received its best results in recent years, with a significant increase in the number of A* grades awarded (up to 17% compared with 10% in 2014).  Most significantly, 72% of all results were graded A*-B and girls and staff are justly proud of these fabulous achievements.

Top marks in the school go to Emily Hughes, who was awarded A*, A*, A* along with an A*grade in her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  Emily is thrilled to be accepting a place to read Geography at Durham University. Congratulation also go to Head Girl, Mimo Sandford, who achieved A*, A, A and has been accepted into Clare College, Cambridge University to study Veterinary Medicine.

Other girls achieving outstanding grades include Maria Reinaas who achieved A*, A*, A*, A and plans to read Chemical Engineering and Deputy Head Girl, Alannah Horswell, who achieved A*, A*, A and plans to read Law.  Further notable performers are Alice Wiggin who has won an unconditional offer to prestigious Central St Martins, Juliette Iviglia who goes on to read Modern Languages at UCL and Georgina Allen who will read Philosophy at Durham.

Read more: St.George's School Ascot | Fantastic Year for A'Level Results

For further information please contact:  Fr Darrell Hannah on 01344 621200   or email:


All Saints Church Ascot is looking for a new treasurer.  This is a part-time position, approximately 7 hours per week with some additional time required during the preparation of the annual budget.  The postholder works from home.  Duties include:

  • Maintaining the cashbook, monitoring all bank transactions and allocating to nominal codes.
  • Arranging payments in a timely fashion to suppliers and to ensure that expenses are reimbursed, salaries paid and quarterly PAYE paid on time.
  • Liaising with those responsible for banking and keep appropriate records.
  • When special collections/charitable functions are held, to record takings and ensure payments are sent as necessary.
  • Liaising with the Financial Consultant in preparation of reports to Standing Committee and PCC on a bi-monthly basis. To attend the meetings and jointly present account updates.
  • Preparing and forwarding quarterly fee reports to the diocesan board of finance.
  • Preparing annual accounts for presentation to the PCC and liaising with the Independent Examiner for approval of accounts.
  • Jointly with the Financial Consultant, providing ‘year-in-review’ summary for inclusion in Annual Report, and present same at APCM.
  • Preparing the financial aspect of the Charities Commission report annually.
  • Keeping records of Gift Aid donations and submit claims to HMRC.
  • Working with the Financial Consultant to prepare the annual budget for presentation, and approval by the PCC.


Read more: All Saints Church Ascot Seeks Treasurer

The proposed new doctors surgery , accommodating Magnolia House and Kings Corner , needs public support to get the much -needed facility through the planning process say campaigners for the Green Belt site in Rise Road.  See also

The application was to have been considered on August 22nd but a new date is to be announced.


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