On Wednesday 17th July, Charters School in Sunningdale held the annual Celebration of Achievement Evening, which this year was sponsored by a number of local businesses.  The event celebrates the progress and achievements of students not sitting public exams during the current academic year and Ascot Grange, Dormy House Care Home, Ascot Racecourse, Londis of Sunninghill and Coworth Park each sponsored a year group’s prizes.  Certificates, cups and special awards for both academic achievement and effort were awarded by Ms Ellie Wallace, Chair of Trustees.

The event, which is always exceptionally well supported by parents and staff, is one of the school’s most prestigious events and is a wonderful opportunity for all those connected with Charters School to recognise the hard work and dedication of the students. The addition of the sponsors really added an extra dimension to the proceedings as each company delivered a short speech before their year group received their awards, allowing the audience to hear how well regarded the school is viewed throughout the local community.

Students were also selected for awards for their contribution to school life. The school recognises that students make progress all the way through their school career and develop skills in many areas; this is reflected in the number of the awards presented to students for their contribution to school life. 



Sunninghill & Ascot Parish Council   By Election in the Ascot Ward has resulted in the election of Barbara Hilton.


Ascot Brass a 30 piece concert Brass Band, who are now in their 14th successful year. It is a registered charity and perform many concerts for good causes. However, the band members have agreed it is time to be putting on their own concerts, with selected soloists, and excellent choirs, and so  are exploring the best method of seeking a single sponsor or a number of sponsors. Naturally, maximum exposure would be in evidence at each concert.

Any individuals, or companies that enjoy the sound of a good brass band, and can help  with this objective, please email  to discuss its potential.

Malcolm Brown,  Sponsorship Manager, Ascot Brass



 Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council's Party in the Park, held in Victory Field (marking the Field's 100th anniversary), on Sunday July 7th, looked like our answer to Glasto and THE Party in the Park. The occasion offered, sunshine,  the superb 'Groove Republic' on stage, Scout burgers, Guides Cakes, skateboarding, children's entertainments, ice cream, beer tent and best of all, the Ascot & Sunnings community having a great, family day out together. See the fun, below:


Groove Republic Live on the Rectangle Stage Entertain the Crowd



Above: Ticket's on Sale for Saturday 13th Outdoor Cinema

The Cordes Hall Committee was also present, promoting the forthcoming Open Air Cinema in Sunninghill (Bohemian Rhapsody on July 13th).

Read more: Parish 'Party in the Park' | 'Great Community Day'

There was a VIP book signing event at the Berystede Hotel in Ascot, on Sunday July 7th. Liverpool Dairy of the Season best selling football book currently No 7 best seller in football, ahead of Harry Redknapp lastest book!


Read more: Liverpool Legends | Book Signing | Berystede Hotel | July 7th       CLICK HERE to see next Raceday

Ascot Racecourse welcomed over 290,000 people for a successful five days of Royal Ascot  2019.  The world famous horseracing event was once again enjoyed by people from all over the world, including The Queen.

Cllr David Hilton, cabinet member for Ascot, said: “This year’s Royal Ascot week was brilliant as always.

“The event always brings a huge amount of people to the area and this year was no different. I hope that everyone who did attend will remember their time fondly and come back again next year.

“Thank you to all of the staff and partners who worked tirelessly before, after and during the event to make it as special as it was.

“We’ve been able to proudly show off a wonderful part of our borough to the world and we’re grateful to residents and businesses for their patience and support during this busy time of year.”

Alastair Warwick, Chief Operating Officer at Ascot Racecourse, said: “It was another great year for Royal Ascot.

“A lot of hard work goes into preparing for this world famous five-day event, and everyone involved is crucial to its success.

“We hope that everyone who attended had a brilliant time and will look forward to returning next year.”


Royal Ascot in numbers:

  • 5 keg rooms were inspected by our trading standards team
  • 10 spirits were tested for adulteration of substitution
  • 10 under-age mystery shopper tests were carried out at bar and cigarette kiosks
  • 152 visits were paid to bars, restaurants and shops within the venue, and 2 visits to street vendors
  • 5 pubs were inspected outside the venue
  • 71,000 people were in attendance at once at its peak
  • Over 50 no waiting and suspension signs were put up to keep the area traffic-free
  • 17 community wardens worked a collective 328 hours

 For more information on everything Royal Ascot, visit:



Planning Application now lodged - CLICK HERE   Deadline for comments - July 22nd


A public exhibition was held at Carnation Hall at the end of May,  about the proposed block of flats on the  site of the former Sandridge Nursing Home , near Heatherwood roundabout, Geffers Ride and next to All Saints Hall. A planning application has now been lodged with RBWM. PROPOSALS - Exhibition