Need an Alternative to Homeworking? 


Rooms in the Mews at Cumberland Lodge are available as solo work hubs for people wanting to escape the homeworking office for some peace-and-quiet and a productivity boost over the winter.

They cost £30 a day (8.30am till 6pm), and all proceeds help to support the Cumberland Lodge charity.  The package includes free parking, complimentary WiFi and snacks (biscuits and fresh fruit), bottles of mineral water, unlimited tea and coffee

The en-suite bathroom allows  you to  run or cycle to work or enjoy work-breaks out in Windsor Great Park, cycling/running/walking.

Full details here:


Read more: Home Working Suites at Windsor Park | Cumberland Lodge


Consultation on public space transformation proposals in Windsor 

A four-week public consultation has launched around proposals to improve public spaces and pedestrian signage around Windsor and the area outside Windsor Castle.

The consultation aims to gather feedback from residents, businesses and key stakeholder groups on proposals to introduce the following two main elements, both of which aim to increase visitor expenditure, economic growth within the town and to improve the overall experience for residents and visitors: 

  • Public space improvements within the proximity of Windsor Castle, including widening of the footpath on the southern side of Castle Hill, the timed closure of Castle Hill to vehicles and the implementation of a protective barrier near the Queen Victoria Statue for improved safety.
  • Improved wayfinding and information signs in the town to help visitors navigate and explore the area on foot.

Councillor Gerry Clark, lead member for transport and infrastructure, said: “Windsor Castle, and the surrounding area, are major assets within the Royal Borough attracting many visitors from near and far. As a world class visitor destination, the castle attracts many visitors from all over the world who spend significant amounts of money while they’re here, and that benefits Windsor and the rest of the borough. 

Read more: Consultation on Public Space Transformation Proposals in Windsor

Visiting Windsor Castle this Christmas

This winter explore the Christmas display at Windsor Castle, including the magnificent centrepiece, the 20-foot-high Norway spruce tree in St George's Hall, taken from Windsor Great Park and dressed with hundreds of iridescent glass and mirrored ornaments. In the State Dining Room, the table will be laid with silver-gilt pieces from the spectacular Grand Service commissioned by George IV and still used today by The Queen and her guests at State Banquets. While in the Waterloo Chamber the pantomime pictures are still on display. On Saturdays in December there will be a mix of festive storytelling and craft activities for the kids. Children's activities are free with standard entry ticket. Free Windsor Castle Advantage Card entry is only available on the day and entry is subject to availability. If you want to guarantee a time slot, for example if you’re visiting with friends who have pre-booked, you can book your ticket by phone for a £2 fee. The Advantage Card free entry doesn’t allow priority entry, so please be prepared to queue. Please take along your Advantage Card for all those visiting including children, staff will check before entry. Please don’t attempt to use a borrowed Advantage Card, it will be confiscated. (If your image on the card isn’t clear, take along an additional form of photo ID). For pre-booked tickets, the ticket sales and information office’s telephone lines will be open from 10.30am until 6pm every day on +44(0) 303 123 7304.


CLICK HERE for how to form your Christmas Bubble

Councillor Andrew Johnson, leader of the council, said: "With the ending of national restrictions on 2nd December, the Royal Borough along with the majority of Berkshire will be placed in tier 2: high alert level.

“The full details of tier 2: high alert can be found on the website.

"We are constantly reviewing the situation, taking expert advice from our dedicated public health professionals and liaising with government. We await further details about how the process works to move back to tier 1.

Read more: Royal Borough in Tier 2 From December 2nd


The Lexicon BRACKNELL  Lexicon Christmas Wishes

Returning this year is The Lexicon’s Christmas Wishes campaign, where anyone can nominate a friend, family or a helpful stranger for a special Christmas treat, ten of which will be granted by The Lexicon.

Councillor Ash Merry, Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest and Councillor Michael Titheridge, Bracknell Town Mayor will be helping to choose the winning wishes. 

But you’ll have to hurry as entries must be received by Friday, December 11th 2020.

All you have to do is enter your nomination by visiting The Lexicon’s website: or post your entry in the post box at the front of The Avenue car park entrance.

The Lexicon Elf Trail

This Christmas, you’re in for a surprise, as a team of cheeky elves arrive in The Lexicon on December 2 2020, to help bring the town centre festivities to life!

There are ten sprightly elves to spread across shop windows in The Lexicon, but we’re going to need your help to find them! 

Read more: With Love From the Lexicon for Christmas

Pictured Above: Previous Year's Garden Decorations in Ascot

Help Light up the Royal BoroughJoin your neighbours and community by lighting up the Royal Borough when  the Christmas lights for Ascot, Eton, Maidenhead and Windsor are switched on.

The Council will switch on the town’s Christmas lights this weekend and as we can’t do the normal switch on events, residents are being asked to join in and light up the Borough.

Decorate your garden, front window or create a festive display in your home and share your pictures with us by tagging @MyRoyalBorough using the hashtag #LightUpMyRBWM and you could win a £250 prize to shop local in the borough.

To be in with the chance of winning residents should post your pictures between Saturday 21st and Sunday 6th December tagging  @MyRoyalBorough  on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or all 3!) and using the #LightUpMyRBWM. The winner will be announced on Friday 11th December.

Read more: Help Light up the Royal Borough This Christmas


Photographs and information from ascot, cheapside, noth ascot, winkfield, windelsham, sunninghill and sunningdale.