RBWM iscurrently undertaking a ‘call for sites’ process from Monday 25th February to Friday 29th March 2019 to for all types of sites, but in particular:

  • Employment sites (all sizes and types);
  • Small to medium sized housing sites;
  • Self and custom build housing sites; and
  • Sites suitable for Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) provision.

Sites promoted previously should be resubmitted to confirm their availability, including any appropriate additional information. If the availability of sites is not reconfirmed, sites may not be included within the Council’s most up to date land supply as recorded in the 2019 HELAA.

Read more: Call for Potential Development Land in Royal Borough | Deadline March 29th

The Royal Borough budget for 2019/20, which sets out investment for services that matter to our residents as well as ensuring front line services are protected, has been approved at Full Council.

Council Tax will rise by 2.99% which keeps it the lowest outside of London while ensuring key services like weekly bin collections remain.

There is also capital investment in our roads and highway network, community infrastructure and resident facilities.

Councillor MJ Saunders, cabinet member for finance, said: “Officers have been working hard on this budget throughout the year and have had to take into account the uncertainty around Brexit, as well as the challenging financial position that all councils have experienced.

“We have seen increasing demand and cost associated with providing children services, adult services and children in care which is expected to continue in 2019/20 and our budget reflects that changing position.

“Through our capital programme we have been able to invest in a variety of key resident services including additional funding for parks and roads which reflect back on the findings from the residents’ survey.”

The highlights of the budget include over £30 million pounds in capital investment:...

Read more: Royal Borough Budget Approved at Full Council

A planning application for a new leisure centre, at Charters,  in Sunningdale, for the south of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has been formally submitted.

The application for the proposed new leisure centre, which would 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: Planning Application for New Leisure Centre in Sunningdale Submitted


Due to its position in the Green Belt, the latest planning application has to be submitted to the Secretary of State. It is not clear how long this will take!

Read more: Lynwood Medical Hub | Doctors' Surgery | Latest Update

Pictured:  L-R: Richard Hoy, Neerja Wadhwa, Cecile Roma, Gemma Draper, Jo Cruise, Kimm Scholes, Kate Gaywood, Mamta Sharma, Diane Gillings

Important medical support role - Junior Doctors Assistant - initiative at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital

It’s been over 20 years since the first Medical Support Workers were employed at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals to assist Junior Doctors. The role was created in order to aid Junior Doctors of some of their administrative duties and enable them to spend more time on the wards ensuring that patients are seen quickly and that follow up care is organised efficiently.

Read more: Important Medical Support Role | Junior Doctors Assistant | Initiative at St Peter’s Hospital

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In support of Children’s Mental Health Week, Head Girls at The Marist School, Sunninghill, organised a whole school Zumba session to raise awareness for pupils’ mental and physical wellbeing.

On Friday 8th February, pupils from both the Prep and Senior phases joined together with staff to participate in a 30 minute Zumba session led by Natalie Vinson School of Dance and Drama (NVSDD) instructor, Becca.

Speaking about the initiative, Head Girls Claudia and Naoise said,

“We wanted to organise an event which would really engage with pupils whilst promoting the importance of looking after your mental health and physical wellbeing. It was fantastic to see so many girls and staff enjoying the session and taking time out of studying to keep active and bond with friends. We hope this will inspire pupils to keep up the good work.”

The whole school Zumba session was organised as part of the Head Girls’ Legacy Project, designed to make a lasting impact on the school through a life skills programme, and in conjunction with the school’s current application for a Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS).

Read more: Whole School Zumba for Marist Pupils With NVSDD

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Voted the most popular trip of the year by Year 4 boys from Papplewick School, this year’s visit to 'Rosie’s Chocolate Factory' at Sheeplands Farm in Berkshire did not disappoint.

The trip, on Thursday, 24th January, was part of the ‘Geography of Chocolate’ scheme of work for the Year 4 Geography course. The boys saw first-hand what goes into the production of chocolate, looked at the cacao bean and where it grows and studied the process of getting from 'bean to bar.'

The boys made a lollipop and solid bar from a choice of white, milk and dark chocolate.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said:  “Nobody complains about the annual visit to Rosie’s Chocolate Factory!”


Rosie’s Chocolate Factory is a family-run business which uses ethically sourced beans from Ghana. In their mini-factory, skilled craftspeople use sustainably sourced ingredients to make fresh, hand-made chocolates and candies. 


NEXT OPEN MORNING - SATURDAY 4th May 2019 - 9 a.m. finishing 11 a.m.

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NEXT OPEN MORNING - SATURDAY 11th May 2019 - 9 a.m. finishing 11 a.m.

Read more: Another Delicious Visit to the Chocolate Factory for Papplewick Boys