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The Quince Players: The 39 StepsShow dates are 10th, 11th and 12th May 2018 and 17th, 18th and 19th May 2018, 7.45pm, at the Cordes Hall, Kings Road, Sunninghill



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16th April 2018: It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns (which operates 21 pubs – see list below - and will be re-opening the Royal Foresters in Ascot in early June) was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their units. This initiative, which marked Earth Day 2017, set the example across the hospitality industry leading to the removal of millions of plastic straws from the environment. The company has also joined the REFILL scheme where anyone can come into an Oakman Inn and have their water bottle refilled free of charge.

To mark this year’s Earth Day 2018 (this Sunday 22nd April), and in line with the Earth Day theme which focuses on ending plastic pollution, Oakman Inns is announcing their intention to eradicate the consumption of single use plastics within the group by Earth Day 2019.

Read more: Royal Foresters Group to End Single Use Plastics

Residents, businesses and visitors are being given a month to plan ahead as the Royal Borough announces planned road closures ahead of the royal wedding.

Windsor town centre is expected to be extremely busy on the day as the town welcomes visitors and well-wishers from across the world to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle.

To accommodate the large number of expected visitors there will be a series of road closures on Friday 18th May and Saturday 19th May.

The roads will remain closed until Saturday evening and a final decision will be made as to what time the roads can reopen on the day. Residents living inside the road closure area will be permitted to leave during the closures but only emergency services vehicles will be allowed to enter.

There will be one set of road closures from 10pm on Friday 18 May along the procession route:

  • Castle Hill
  • High Street
  • Sheet Street
  • Kings Road
  • Park Street
  • St Albans Street
  • Market Street
  • Queen Charlotte Street
  • Thames Street
  • River Street
  • Brook Street
  • Windsor Greys Roundabout A308 (Peanut roundabout)
  • Albert Road A308

There will be a number of additional closures from 6am on Saturday 19th May:

Read more: Royal Wedding | Local Road Closures May 18th & 19th



NEW PLAYERS WELCOME at Cranbourne & Winkfield Community Orchestra (CWCO). Want to pick up your musical instrument again and play with other friendly local musicians?  Maybe it’s a few years since you played, maybe you are looking for new challenges. Then contact Carl Lister Music Director of the CWCO based at St Peter’s Church Cranbourne . The Orchestra meets regularly working towards musical performances. Contact 01344  451781 or  07932 632114   

Ocean Theatre's excellent, energetic production of Grease - performed at the LVS in April, was hugely well-received.  The Company now turns its attention to the October production - which will be 'Our House' - a fun-filled musical from the band, Madness.

Ocean Theatre is always looking for talented teens to join their exceptional company.  See JOIN OCEAN

Ocean Theatre Company




Royal Ascot: Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd June 2018 | With the summer season on the horizon and Royal Ascot just 11 weeks away, the world-famous Berkshire racecourse has confirmed that both the Village Enclosure and Windsor Enclosure have now completely SOLD OUT for Saturday – the finale of the five-day Royal Meeting.

Introduced in 2017 as the first new Royal Ascot Enclosure in more than a century, the Village Enclosure is situated in the centre of the track offering racegoers incredible views of the quarter mile long Grandstand. Building on its success in 2018, the Village Enclosure is proving to be a popular choice for racegoers looking for a day of world-class Flat racing with a quintessentially British garden party vibe and live music and DJs until 9pm.

The ever-popular Windsor Enclosure is a much-loved feature of Royal Ascot and this year there’s more food and live entertainment to choose from than ever before.

Tickets start from £37. For full ticket availability, further information and to book please visit or call 0344 346 3000., #RoyalAscot




For those wondering what is going on in the undergrowth on the Heatherwood roundabout, a national monument is about to emerge !  Further to  planning application  (Application No.: 17/00188 ) -  granted in 2017, for the 'Installation of bronze war horse statue and stone plinth with associated landscape surrounds' , the Royal Borough is undertaking the installation of the plinth for the national Warhorse Memorial - the brainchild of charity leader and former local businessman , Alan Carr MBE.

The bronze horse, which has been sculpted by Susan Leyland  and made by Black Isle Bronze of Nairn (who also did the Frankie Dettori statue at Ascot), will be 2.59 metres high, atop the 3m high Portland stone plinth  - which will be off-white, with bronze lettering.  The horse has a coil of barbed wire around her feet, representing the horror of the WWI battlefields.  It will be a high-tech statue offering an audio commentary  to visitors with smartphones.   On Racecourse land - a corner of Car Park 1, across the road from the roundabout,  there will be an interpretation stone, describing the ordeal of the millions of horses who played such an heroic role in WWI, a hundred years ago.   

The statue will be unveiled on June 8th this year, by a celebrity - yet to be named. The memorial will be handed over to the Royal Borough for future care. 

Pictured above is the warhorse in the making; she has a close-cropped mane in the style  of the time and bears some scars of battle. Her head is suitably bowed

Read more: The War Horse Memorial on the Heatherwood Roundabout | Ascot



Winkfield Parish Council has issued a robust repsonse to the recent Bracknell Forest Local Plan consultation. To see their concise statement, visit



The valued team of community wardens  - who tackle issues that are important to residents will be expanded to provide further support across the Royal Borough.

Cabinet approved plans to grow the team from 18 to 25 community wardens on Thursday 22 March. They will continue to work in our communities tackling issues that matter most to residents.

The team will continue to carry out patrols providing vital community engagement between residents, the council and the police as well as offering crime prevention advice and having enforcement powers to tackle littering and anti-social behaviour.

 Cllr Jesse Grey, cabinet member for environmental services (inc. parking and flooding), said: “Our community wardens already do a fantastic job helping to keep our residents safe and making sure the needs of all our varied communities are being addressed.

“Expanding the team of community wardens will allow them to continue their community engagement and preventative work to support communities across the borough.

Read more: Valued Community Warden Team Expanded in Royal Borough

Major improvements to healthcare at St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey have moved a step closer after Runnymede Borough Council last week passed a resolution to approve planning permission for the redevelopment of surplus land at the hospital. The result followed on from the officer’s recommendation for approval.

The decision means that Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust can start marketing the West Site at St. Peter’s for disposal. All the revenue from the sale of the land will directly benefit the public, funding healthcare improvements and modernised keyworker accommodation. The improvements include:

  • New urgent and emergency care facilities integrated with a large assessment unit delivering 21st century healthcare
  • Improved mental health facilities
  • A new main entrance to the hospital
  • A new car park
  • Modern and affordable homes on site for doctors, nurses and other keyworkers, helping the Trusts to attract and retain the best staff
  • A new staff and visitor restaurant.

The application also includes proposals for new open market homes on the West Site, including family houses, smaller homes and a retirement village. The new homes, along with the keyworker accommodation, will make an important contribution to solving the borough’s housing shortage.

Read more: Major Healthcare Improvements for St. Peter’s Get the Green Light

Students at  Charters School in Sunningdale  have been raising funds for an ‘Oasis’ STEM garden by eating donuts!

The student Sites and Facilities Council, which is led by Year 13 students Hannah Heitplatz, Myles Kearsley and Hannah Collison, had the ingenious idea of selling the sweet treats each day from the school’s bandstand at second break to raise funds for a new garden at the school. They negotiated a bulk purchase with Sainsbury’s in Bracknell and hope to sell 1000 donuts by the end of the week for £1 each, which will go some way to achieving their £20,000 target.

Read more: Charters Pupils Raise Money Eating Doughnuts !


Pictured:   Edward Raven, from Year 2, Papplewick School

The theme for this year’s Arts Festival at Papplewick School, Ascot, was 'All Creatures Great and Small.'  A selection of creatures visited the school’s playgound on Thursday, 15th March when boys enjoyed workshops including Dog Handling, All about Bees, Animal Drawings, Animal Quiz, Animal Percussion, Reptile Park, Design an Animal and Animal Detectives. 

Each year group was given a name: year 2 were Hawks, year 3 - Hyenas and Leopards, Year 4 Bears and Whales, Year 5 - Tigers and Sharks, Year 6 Rhinos, Giraffes and Crocodiles, Year 7 Lions and Hippos and Year 8 Cheetahs and Bison!There was an Arts Festival Music Competition (both singing and instruments) with individual winners from different year groups and also house competitions culminating in a 'sing off' - the House Shout!

The Arts Festival culminated with a Grand Variety Performance on the evening of Thursday 15th March.

Next Open Morning:  May 12th 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m   Visit:

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Read more: All About Animals at Papplewick Arts Festival


Reading Buses Green Line took over Green Line 702 from First Group after they withdrew from the service and  the service is now running. All existing season and period tickets will still be valid and, for now, the timetable will stay broadly the same, although all London bound journeys will run 5 minutes earlier to make sure we don’t run late leaving London.

Reading Buses are  not taking over the previous fleet of buses, so for the next 8-9 months  a mix of suitable vehicles from the existing Reading Buses fleet, will be used, as well as  some temporary vehicles hired in, including a small number of full-specification coaches..These have high back coach-style seats  All vehicles will, of course, be fitted with free WiFi.

See timetable below


Spring is trying to force its way into Ascot High Street...

And not quite succeeding yet..

Read more: Spring Arrives in Ascot on....Tuesday!

To celebrate British Science Week 2018, pupils in Years 1 to 6 at The Marist School, Sunninghill, had the opportunity to explore Starlab, a portable Planetarium.

On Wednesday 14 March, Starlab from The Look Out Discovery Centre in Bracknell, visited the school with their show ‘Exploring the Solar System’. During the afternoon, pupils experienced an interactive journey through space as they explored the universe with a closer look at the stars, planets and constellations.

Mrs Caroline O’Sullivan, a Year 3 Teacher who led the activity said,

“The girls thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. The Starlab brought the excitement of Space Exploration into our school!”

British Science Week , run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. This year’s theme is “Exploration and Discovery”.

Read more: Exploration and Discovery at the Marist

Pictured Above: World Book Day at St Francis Catholic Primary School, South Ascot.

World Book Day at St.Francis was held a little late this year,  due to the School being closed in the snow during the previous week.


Pictured:   left to right: Jiho Ro, Davie Liu, Kan Pitichaichan, Philip Dorn

Once again Papplewick boys have come up trumps with their scholarship entries for the UK’s top senior independent schools.

Kan Pitichaichan has won Art Scholarships to both Shrewsbury School and Stowe School, while Philip Dorn has snapped up an Art Scholarship to Tonbridge School.

David Liu and Jiho Ro have both been awarded Academic Scholarships to Harrow School, and Jiho also won Harrow’s Deno Leventis award as the best all-round Classicist.

“We’re especially proud of our scholars at Papplewick,” Tom Bunbury, headmaster, said. “It’s no small feat to be awarded a scholarship and they all worked extremely hard.”

Next Open Morning:  May 12th 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m   Visit:

 About Papplewick...

Read more: Scholarship Success for Papplewick Boys

On Thursday 15 March, seventeen Year 8 students at  Charters School in Sunningdale, took part in the BBC News School Report. More than a thousand schools across Great Britain take part each year in this day-long event which offers students the opportunity to experience working in a news team: from the early breakfast meeting, when they review the day's top stories; through the writing process, as students undertake research and interviews; and to the final product, when all writing is complete, film footage edited and the stories are sent out to a news-hungry public.

The students tackled a variety of news stories on the day, aiming to provide reports which were interesting, relevant and personal to them.  News teams interviewed staff and their peers in order to add depth and a range of perspectives to their work and as with the real world of news reporting, the students had to keep to a strict deadline.  By 3pm, all news stories were uploaded onto the Charters School Report web page. Their work can be viewed via

Read more: BBC News School Report Live From Charters School

north ascot rainbows brownies guides

 2nd Ascot Guides & 4th Ascot Brownies have space for girl (aged 7+) in North Ascot. Contact Susan

Do you have a daughter aged 7+, we 2nd Ascot Guides (aged 10+) & 4th Ascot Brownies (aged 7-10) have spaces, we are extremely active units and do many fun trips and fun evenings. We are happy to email you further details and what we do etc. subs are extremely reasonable as well. Fell free to email me or call me for further details. Sue 07919 926104 /



 Brownies meet on a Wednesday and Monday
Guides meet on a Monday

See also ARTICLE on fundraising for Mexico trip 2018  and Fundraising Lent Lunch on March 24th

Read more: Brownie and Guide Vacancies in North Ascot

On Monday 26th February 2018 the RAF Roadshow visited   Charters School in Sunningdale  . Year 8 students enjoyed an interactive show about engineering involved with flight, with many students taking part in the demonstrations!

The RAF are keen to engender enthusiasm and interest in careers in science and technology, not just in the Royal Air Force but across the industrial sector. With nearly half of RAF personnel being involved in engineering they are eager to make sure that young people know there are career choices available to them. 

The RAF were asked to visit Charters School by Physics teacher Mrs Chaudhary, who along with her science colleagues is keen to highlight careers in STEM to all students. She said, “'It was a captivating show which presented the students with some amazing demonstrations on the science of flight using drones, balloons and jet engines!”



Pictured:   left to right: Jiho Ro, Davie Liu, Kan Pitichaichan, Philip Dorn

On Thursday, February 8th, the Bibliomaniacs Club from Papplewick School, Ascot ,  visited Winchester College’s library.

The head of the library collection, Dr. Foster, showed the boys some manuscripts and incunabula - books printed before 1501 – and an English Book of Hours, a book containing assorted prayers. These books showed off a person's wealth: the flashier, the better. This one was very special indeed, and was only one of only a few Books of Hours containing songs in Britain!

One part of the library included shelves from hundreds of years ago, where the books were chained to the shelves in order to stop people from stealing them. 

After visiting the library, the boys were given a short tour of the college and were able to see the college museum and its chapel in all its glory.

Next Open Morning:  May 12th 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m   Visit:

 About Papplewick...

Read more: Papplewick’s Bibliomaniacs Enjoy Visit to Winchester College


On Tuesday, 6th February, Papplewick boys from Years 5 to 8 at Papplewick School  were entertained and enthralled by one-of-a-kind chemist Dr Szydlo. He took the boys on a scientific journey through the chemistry syllabus for both Common Entrance and Scholarship entry, incorporating a historic timeline of the events leading up to the famous discoveries in science. 

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “Dr Szydlo had the boys fully engaged - his experiments were fantastic. The boys particularly enjoyed the flash and bang experiments and the amazing colour-changing chemical reactions.”

Dr Szydlo’s lifelong passion is chemical experiments. He studied chemical engineering and industrial safety at university, but immediately afterwards returned to his favourite activity - chemical experiments - by becoming a chemistry teacher. Whilst teaching full-time, he enrolled for a PhD researching alchemy and his thesis was later published as a book.

About Papplewick....

Read more: Chemical Experiments Wow Papplewick Boys!

On Wednesday 21st February, the Art Department at  Charters School in Sunningdale staged an evening Exhibition featuring the work of students in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Parents, students, staff and Governors viewed pieces created through the techniques of drawing, painting, collage and mixed media.

Whilst celebrating the achievements of the students, the exhibition also raised funds for a new kiln at the school. Mrs Wendy Finch, who is a Year 8 parent said, “It’s great to get the opportunity to see the children’s art and to find out what they’ve been doing in class.  I was really impressed by the high quality of their work.”

Keen to continue its close links with the wider community, Charters welcomed residents from local care homes to a private viewing of the Exhibition on Thursday 22 February. After viewing the art, the guests enjoyed tea and biscuits before being collected.

Read more: Art Exhibition at Charters School


On Friday 2nd February, Year 9 pupils at The Marist School in Sunninghill, Ascot, participated in a Careers ‘Speed Dating’ event, held in school. Attended by 15 local, national and international companies, the event was organised to provide pupils with an engaging and informative insight into the qualifications and skills required for specific jobs and careers.

The event began with short snapshot introductions from each of the companies present, followed by a ‘Speed Dating’ style question time in which pupils had the opportunity to network with representatives from organisations including British Airways, Sky Sports and the South Hill Park Arts Centre.

Read more: 'Speed Dating' Careers Event at Marist School | Ascot

Telefonica have erected a telecommunications mast (pictured above) on the grass verge by the Church Lane/Sunninghill High Street roundabout on the A329. Sadly, the installation work has involved ploughing up the area planted by Charters 6th Formers in the Autumn with  5,000 crocus bulbs, to publicise the Rotary 'End Polio' Campaign. SEE ARTICLE on the crocus planting.

Pictured Above: Charters Students Planting 5,000 Croci in November 2017 .

 Pictured Above: Telefonica Site Notice

Read more: Sunninghill Roundabout Will Now NOT Bloom With a 5,000 Croci

Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council Planning Committee has objected to some of the detailed development proposals for the former British Gas Site off Bridge Road, Sunninghill. The proposals are for the demolition of two existing redundant cottages and redevelopment of the former Sunninghill Gasworks site, to provide 53 residential houses, 24 residential apartments and 4 residential coach
houses (Class C3) including the provision of new pedestrian and vehicular accesses and routes, car parking, landscaping, open space, remediation and associated works. Application Ref: 17/03036
Despite some aesthetic improvements  to the elevations, the committee considered the following objections applied:..

Read more: Parish Council Objects to Sunninghill Gas Works Development Plans


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