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A VW car key on a keyring, was found at lunchtime on Thursday October 22nd,  in layby opposite Majestic Wine Sunningdale.

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.   For further information, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley , on 01344-621488 or

Visit:   For further information, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley , on 01344-621488 or

KART CLUB RACE DAY CANCELLATIONS DON'T DETER PAPPLEWICK FROM RACE TRIALS | The annual Kart Club races between schools from all over the country, run by Greenpower Ltd who provide all of the kits needed to make the battery powered electric karts were of course cancelled due to Covid over the summer but this did not deter Papplewick.

The races are for Year 6 boys only, so all of the boys who took part in the construction of the karts ( now of course in year 7) have had great fun taking part in in-house trial races around the school organised by Ged Parr who runs the activity.

Tom Bunbury, Headmaster said “This is such a popular activity and the boys took great care in constructing two magnificent karts so it was disappointing for them not to have been able to compete with other schools over the summer, but in-house racing proved a popular choice and highlighted some budding racing drivers!”

Read more: Papplewick | Kart Club Race Trials

Updated guidance for visitors

In order to reduce transmission of Covid-19 and ensure the safety of  patients, visitors and staff, visiting at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust remains controlled. In line with the current national guidance, visiting will only be available in certain ward areas by appointment only.

Virtual visiting
Wherever possible, please continue to use the virtual visiting services and speak to your loved one by video call. Should you wish to arrange a virtual visit, please book an appointment by contacting the ward directly between 9am and 3pm. Staff will be happy to help arrange a date and time for you. The ward contact telephone numbers are listed HERE.

Read more: New Covid Limits to Hospital Visiting at Frimley Trust Hospitals

Ashford and St Peter’s Staff Member is awarded a BEM for their work during Covid-19

Pictured Above: Maciel Vinagre

Maciel Vinagre, Assistant Manager Hotel Services at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020 for services to the NHS during Covid-19 with a British Empire Medal (BEM).

Maciel first joined the Trust as a cleaner at Ashford Hospital in 1997 and later that year was promoted to supervisor. He worked in that role for 2 years, before starting an external role where he worked at the Trust on occasion until 2002. He re-joined the Trust in 2011, in his current role as Assistant Manager Hotel Services, where he manages the Housekeeping and Catering Services.

He has an essential role within the Trust and leads the housekeeping team, but during the pandemic, he worked closely with the senior team and brought innovative ideas and solutions to new problems faced during this time.

Maciel also worked closely with the Infection Prevention Control team to enhance the cleaning regimes by introducing new technologies to his current team, and by employing external teams made up of ex-soldiers. The external team were brought in to help carry out “fogging” in both clinical and non-clinical areas by using a new revolutionary product which had long-lasting and anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and they worked through the nights to help protect staff and patients.

 Maciel was also recognised by members of staff at Ashford and St Peter’s for his the support he offered his team during the first peak of the pandemic, particularly after he sadly lost a member of his team to Covid-19. He arranged a memorial for the member of staff which gave some comfort to the family and friends.

Read more: St Peter’s Staff Member Awarded a BEM for Covid-19 Work

Residents can now sign up for an Advantage Card online | Residents can now sign up for or renew their Advantage Cards via the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s website.

The signup and renewal services were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Advantage Card is only available for Royal Borough residents and gives exclusive discounts and offers at more than 200 local businesses and council services. 

Councillor Samantha Rayner, deputy leader of the council and lead for resident and leisure services, said: “The Advantage Card gives our residents access to fantastic discounts from all sorts of organisations, right across the Royal Borough.

Read more: Residents Can Now Sign up for an Advantage Card Online


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