New ‘Kickback’ Book Parcels for Youngsters in Care

Young people from the Royal Borough who are in care will soon receive specially tailored book parcels thanks to a new initiative devised by people who used to be in the care system.


The Kickback Gives Back scheme launched on Tuesday 23 June and replaces the Letterbox books for children in care scheme that ran for 11-19 year olds.


The new scheme will see book parcels sent to children in care that take into account an individuals’ interests and reading age instead of the child receiving a standard parcel of books for their sex and age. The book parcels are addressed to the child personally. This new scheme will now provide books from birth-19 years.


This idea came from Kickback, the children in care council for the Royal Borough, and the Positive Activities for Children in Care Group.


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Windsor ABC Bicycle Greenway  A petition has been launched to  ask The Crown Estate to permit access for a cycle route through their land, to create a Greenway Leisure route from Crowthorne through to Windsor via Ascot.

As the biggest landowners in the area, the petition urges the Crown Estate to provide a safe cycle route through their land, for families and children wishing to cycle from Windsor Castle to Ascot, Bracknell (The Lookout) and Crowthorne (Windsor ABC).


The petitioners feel this is important as there is currently no safe link for leisure cyclists who would like to travel between the towns of Windsor, Ascot, Bracknell and Crowthorne. It is also also quite difficult to get from Windsor to Ascot via public transport.
The Windsor ABC Bicycle Greenway would provide safe routes for new cyclists to use in the local area. It would encourage families and leisure cyclists to get outside and enjoy their community.
In addition school students need safer cycle routes to and from school. Schools adjacent to Windsor ABC Bicycle Greenway could reduce traffic congestion by incorporating the Greenway into their school cycle routes.
The Windsor ABC Bicycle Greenway will enhance cycle safety, reduce local congestion, protect local biodiversity and support local businesses. To sign CLICK ON THE PETITION.

Click on the photo to enlarge it  Evie of Ascot  ::  Scoliosis Operation Appeal    Evie is 13 years old girl (left in the picture), living in Ascot, attending the Marist School in Sunninghill. Last year she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis of the spine. She urgently needs a specialist operation that can only be performed in America and the operation will cost over £150,000.
Evie's friends have launched a campaign to raise as much money as  they can, to pay for the operation. You can help by making a donation a .   An amazing £6,700 has been raised in the first week!.. And keep a look out for local, fundraising cake sales and other events! Watch this space !

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 Christine Gadd :: Chairman's Retirement Christine Gadd :: Chairman's Retirement    Christine Gadd formally stepped down as Sunningdale Parish Council Chairman, on May 12th. After 14 years dedicated service (Chairman 2007 - 2015), Christine handed over her chain of office to the newly elected Chairman - Anne-Catherine Buxton - saying that, only deciding to move to projects new, made her realise the weight of responsibility carried by Parish Chairman.

In an emotional farewell, she said that her Parish Council career began with a daffodil bulb and she was as proud of the early bulb planting  with local children,  as of  many  later projects. Among Christine's many notable achievements, are the granite Diamond Jubilee seat in Chobham Road,  the wonderful Diamond Jubilee Concert, the annual Christmas Lights celebration, the telephone box Book Exchange in Chobham Road and huge improvements to the Broomhall Recreation Ground.

A short ceremony was held in Broomhall Park, by the children's playground, where a tree (an Alnus Incana Aurea ) has been planted in recognition of Christine's service. A presentation was also made to Nick Dawson, who retired from his role as Vice Chairman.

Read more: Christine Gadd Retires from Sunningdale Parish Council Chairman


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 Pictured: The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead - Cllr Richard Kellaway-, in 'the Prime Minister's Chair at Chequers' with members of the Yes Prime Minister cast after the May 14th performance

Don't miss the last two performances of the Quince Players' hilarious 'Yes, Prime Minister' at the Cordes Hall in Sunninghill, near Ascot.  The characters are perfectly cast and display an amazing feat of line-learning ! The plot is very entertaining, with Sir Humphrey having the last word, as ever.


Read more: Quince Players | Yes Prime Minister | Mayor's Visit

The Royal Borough has a number of Parking Consultations under way , which affect roads in Ascot and Sunninghill. For example see pdf of Bouldish Farm Road below. The Council is considering changes to parking in various locations, in response to requests from residents. See