CLICK HERE to see PLANNING APPLICATION ON BRACKNELL FOREST COUNCIL WEBSITE Bracknell Forest website .  CLICK HERE to see the Royal Hunt Community Group.

The Application is for Erection of a three storey building forming 9 no. flats with associated parking following demolition of existing buildings.   CLICK HERE for the FACEBOOK GROUP

UPDATE | December 20th 2018 |  The Bracknell Forest Council as the Local Planning Authority have REFUSED planning permission  for the building of 9 on-bedroom flats, and associated parking, following the demolition of the existing buildings, at  The Royal Hunt 177 New Road Ascot Berkshire SL5 8PU APPLICATION NO: 18/00552/FUL

The Royal Hunt Pub Community Group (RHPCG) has responded with a new ACV (Asset of Community) Nomination.

REASONS:  The proposed development would have an adverse impact on protected trees which make an important contribution to the landscape character and appearance of the area. As such, the development would be contrary to Saved Policies EN1 and EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework. 02. The occupants of the development would put extra pressure on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area and the proposal would not satisfactorily mitigate its impacts in this respect. In the absence of a planning obligation to secure suitable avoidance and mitigation measures and access management monitoring arrangements in terms that are satisfactory to the Local Planning Authority, the proposal would be contrary to Policy NRM6 of the South East Plan, Policy EN3 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS14 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Supplementary Planning Document (2018).

Pictured Above: The A Level Prize Winners, Guest Speaker, Christopher Hehir & Headteacher, Richard Pilgrim

On Monday 17th December, Charters School in Sunningdale hosted the annual A Level Presentation Evening for the students who sat their A Level examinations during the summer.

Their results were some of the highest in the school’s history and the cohort caught up with teachers, family and friends during a drinks reception, which was sponsored by Gracewell of Ascot, prior to the prize-giving where the students received their examination certificates.

Cups and prizes were presented by the guest of honour, Christopher Hehir, an ex-student who left Charters in the 1985 and went on to study Law at Merton College, Oxford. He was appointed as a Crown Court judge in 2015 and sits at Southward Crown Court in central London. He spoke about his mistakes as well as his achievements and stressed to the young people in the audience that ‘every mistake should be treated as an opportunity’.

This year the prestigious Peyton Cup was won by Hannah Heitplatz. The cup is awarded to the student who demonstrates the attributes which the school wishes to instil in its students and personifies Charters School’s motto of Unity, Respect, Excellence.

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Following public consultation in Autumn last years, developers have produced revised plans, 18/0777/OUT, which remove the proposed golf academy. The proposals are for: Outline application for the erection of a new school building including ancillary facilities (environment building, caretaker's bungalow, swimming pool, sports pitches and multi-use games area (MUGA)), replacement scout hut, recreation ground, 12 affordable housing units and re-development of existing schools site to provide up to 24 market housing units together with associated infrastructure and landscaping (all matters reserved except for details of access).  To see the planning application itself go to CLICK HERE for PLANNING APPLICATION



Read more: North Ascot | Revised Ascot Heath Schools Development Plan | Consultation Plan

Don't miss the spectacular garden Christmas lights at Newlands and neighbours, Longhill Road, Chavey Down, raising funds for Thames Hospice. Plenty of verge parking and donations welcome at the gate.

The ATP Champions Tour at the Royal Albert Hall ran like clockwork last week, when students from Charters school in Sunningdale were chosen as Ball Kids for the four-day tournament. Twenty Four students volunteered their time to retrieve stray tennis balls and ensure the players received new ones for their service games. The tournament, which features World No. 1’s, Grand Slam singles finalists, and victorious Davis Cup team members who have retired from the ATP circuit, offers spectators high quality tennis with a dash of fun.

Mrs Kirstie Hartwell, Head of PE at Charters said, “The students worked incredibly hard to prepare for their role in the weeks leading up to the tournament and thrived under the pressure of the cameras and the spotlights. Watching the skill of the players at close quarters was inspirational and it is an experience of a lifetime they will never forget. I am very proud of the students and each embodied the school’s motto of Unity, Respect, Excellence.”

Year 10 student, Kaya Campion, found himself playing alongside Tim Henman when Xavier Malisse handed him his racquet. “Even though I lost the point, the whole event was an experience I will never forget and I would love to do it again. Although I was nervous at the start, being a part of such a prestigious event was incredible.”

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Four budding mathematicians from Upton House School, Windsor have flown through a series of demanding challenges to become regional winners of Round Two of the prestigious National Young Mathematicians’ Award 2019 - run in conjunction with the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge.  Around 1,300 schools entrants from across the UK have been whittled down to just 140 teams of four, with the Explore Learning Centre in Slough voting the Upton House Maths Team as their top entrant for the region.  All regional finalists’ work will now be considered at Explore Learning’s Head Office before a total of 10 teams are selected to take part in the National Final at Cambridge University in January.

The National Young Mathematicians’ Award is open to secondary and primary schools and seeks to feed a passion for learning while inspiring children to aim high - encouraging them to work in a team to tackle a unique mathematical problem.

Mrs Melinda Ward, More Able Co-ordinator at Upton House School says: “Form 6 pupils, Emily, Naia, Emma and Paris have worked incredibly hard and shone in terms of their team spirit, perseverance and high ability levels in tackling the mathematical challenges presented at every stage.  In Round Two, the girls were presented with a particularly complex ‘never-seen-before’ challenge and faced it with enthusiasm, solving all three parts of the challenge within the allotted time and successfully feeding back their results to the judging panel.  Explore Learning has had nothing but praise for the girls so far, complimenting their team work, confidence, presentation and, of course, maths skills.”

Read more: Upton House Maths Team Edges Closer to National Final

Don't miss the renideer , who are currently entertaining Christmas tree- buyers, while resting up  at the Oaktree Garden Centre, Brockhill, near Ascot, in preparation for forthcoming hard work.