Cllr Simon Dudley has tweeted that he is delighted to hear that the ~£15 million Oaks Leisure Centre in Charters Road, Sunningdale, planning application was approved at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead #Windsor Area Development Management Panel on September 4th.

The application for the proposed new leisure centre, which could 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: Step Closer to New Sunningdale Leisure Centre

The Carpenters | La Cloche | French Restaurant / Pub | Sunninghill   , 78 Upper Village Road, Sunninghill SL5 7AQ        01344 622763.  Click on   WEBSITE  | 

The Carpenters Arms continues to amaze passers by with is magnificent display of petunias !

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Permanent Hostile Vehicle Mitigation installation to begin in Windsor

The installation of phase one of Windsor’s permanent Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) measures will begin week commencing Monday 23 September.

The first two sites, Peascod Street and Sheet Street, will be completed by mid-November, with the remaining four sites to be installed after Christmas.

There will be no disruption to traffic during the Peascod Street works as most of the work will be carried out during 10am - 5pm when the road is already closed to traffic.

Sheet Street, which will see works beginning week commencing Monday 7 October, will require two-way signals as each lane is worked on, but more detailed information will be available closer to the time, and will be posted on the council website.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, lead member for culture, communities and Windsor, said: “It’s great to see these permanent measures installed, with each location’s design being unique and designed with great consideration of each area’s conservation status in mind.

Read more: Permanent 'Hostile Vehicle Mitigation' Starts in Windsor

Papplewick  School, Ascot  Visit: 

Papplewick’s MacMillan coffee morning 2019 was a very different picture from years gone by in the nineties when the whole idea was rather a small affair with parents gathering over a coffee and donating the cost to MacMillan in the process .  Having raised over £2600 over the past 3 years,  on Saturday 7th September the Parents of Papplewick (POP) once again organised the most scrumptious array of cakes to raise money for this most worthy cause.  Both boys and parents contributed their creations (Bake Off – eat your heart out)  – and this year a record £1250 was raised when the bake sale was set up over two sessions –  after the Chapel Service, and again during the football team trials in the afternoon when appetites were at their peak. 

Headmaster Tom Bunbury Tom Bunbury said. “ We are proud to be able to help MacMillan Cancer in any way possible for the incredible support they give, and thanks agan to our parents for organising this superb cake sale."

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On Tuesday 3rd September, the new intake of Year 7 students began their first academic term at Charters School in Sunningdale. With students in other years starting term the following day, the Year 11 Prefect Mentors were able to show the younger students around the school site and answer any of their questions.

The school runs a vast array of extra-curricular clubs and during the afternoon the students were able to find out about the exciting variety of activities on offer at the Freshers Fayre.

Alongside the obvious PE and Sports clubs were the less obvious, such as fencing, trampolining, and squash.  In addition, students could join Robotics, Science and Music & Film Clubs to name but a few.

Read more: Charters School Freshers Fair 2019


Latin, Business and Physical Education were the stand out subjects this year at The Marist School in Sunninghill with each subject gaining the highest numbers of 9 grades across the board. 

Karl McCloskey, Principal of The Marist School said, “On the back of stellar A level results, in which we are one of the top performing Catholic Independent Day Schools for Girls, we delight in the attainment of our GCSE students today.  It’s another academically strong year for Marist girls with 99.5% achieving 9-4 grades and over 50% achieving grades 9-7. English Literature has received bad press recently but with 35% of grades in English Literature and Language scoring the top mark of 9, we spectacularly bucked the trend! Art is another forte with the school GCSE artists celebrating today with 89% of art exams graded 9-7.”

Read more: Sterling GCSE Results Again for The Marist School, Sunninghill


TV stars support campaign for new hospice | Thames Hospice today announced the launch of ‘RAISE THE ROOF’, the most ambitious public fundraising appeal in the charity’s 30-year history, to help raise the final £3million urgently needed to complete the build of a new state-of-the-art hospice for the community. With up to ten families a day not getting the hospice care they need, Thames Hospice desperately needs to expand the care it can provide for local families with the new hospice.

To raise awareness and the final £3 million needed to complete the new hospice, the charity will host a series of exciting roadshow events to launch ‘RAISE THE ROOF’ at a number of its flagship retail stores across Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. The launch kicks off with a day of celebrations at the Hospice’s award-winning shops on Peascod Street, Windsor, on 7 September 2019 from 11am. Shoppers will have the opportunity to mingle with much-loved actress and Thames Hospice Ambassador Sue Holderness, as well as enjoy lots of entertainment and refreshments throughout the day.

The party continues throughout the week with support from star of CBBC’s Tracey Beaker Dani Harmer who will host an event at the Thames Hospice Bracknell store on Wednesday 11th September at 1pm. Actor and author Tim Brooke-Taylor, who has been a dedicated supporter of Thames Hospice for many years, will launch the Hospice’s campaign at its Wokingham branch on Saturday 14 September at 11am.


Text RAISE to 70970 to give £5 for a roof rafter

Text RAISE to 70191 to give £10 for ten bricks