RingGo chosen as new cashless parking provider |  RingGo, the UK’s leading phone parking provider, is taking over cashless parking in all Royal Borough managed car parks from Thursday 20th August.

Like Parkmobile, who previously provided this service, RingGo lets users pay for parking using their mobile phone, rather than having to use the car park payment machines.

A free mobile app lets you select the car park you are using and pay with your credit or debit card, and you can also call or pay online. This is especially important in light of COVID-19 as it gives motorists the option to avoid handling cash and touching payment machines.

This change comes as Parkmobile remove their service from the UK at the end of August.


Read more: RingGo Chosen as New Cashless Parking Provider in RBWM

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A Record-breaking Business Venture |  When 16-year-old Ascot students Pierre and Freddie read in the Guinness World Records book that the most corks ever collected was a mere 744, they decided it was an easy one to break.  A few visits to local bars and restaurants, loots from friends and holiday souvenirs and, in no time, they had amassed 3,230 corks.  That was when they found out that Guinness charges £600 to feature your record...

This diffused their ambition to get anything official, but with the arrival of Lockdown, and a bit more time on their hands, they decided to opt for the entrepreneurial route and set up a business making products from corks.  A table in the garage, a borrowed mini band saw, some imagination, and a lot of enthusiasm, and The Cork Company was born.

Their first product is a set of table mats and trivets.

Read more: A Record-Breaking Business Venture in Ascot Created in Lockdown


SKY SPORTS RACING EXTENDS EXCLUSIVE ASCOT PAY TV RIGHTS UNTIL 2024 | Ascot is delighted with coverage and support across Sky Sports Racing and since March 2019

Ascot Racecourse and At The Races have announced that they have agreed to extend their partnership on domestic pay TV and digital platforms. The new agreement covering non-terrestrial television in the UK & Ireland will see Sky Sports Racing broadcast live coverage from all of Ascot's 25 annual fixtures until at least 2024.

At The Races will continue to manage licensing and distribution of Ascot races for live streaming to UK betting operators under a separate long-term agreement.

The renewal with Ascot is a further boost to Sky Sports Racing's global rights portfolio which includes the Breeders' Cup, Kentucky Derby, Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Longines Hong Kong International Races and Melbourne Cup Carnival as well as over 700 domestic fixtures including the St Leger Festival, Boodles Chester May Festival and Coral Welsh Grand National.

Royal Ascot, held behind closed doors this year, helped Sky Sports Racing attract a month reach audience of 2.2m UK viewers in June (BARB).

Sky Sports Racing's current rights agreement with Ascot lasts until the end of this year and the three-year extension now commits Ascot rights to the channel until January 1st 2024.

Juliet Slot, Chief Commercial Officer at Ascot, said:

Read more: Sky Sports Racing Extends Exclusive Ascot Pay TV Rights Until 2024

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2020 A'Level Results

Despite the national controversy, overall the A-Level results are excellent. The increase in top grades are particularly pleasing.

Grade A*-  8.05% (2019 - 4.6%, 2018-5.7%, 2017-4.6%, 2016 -7.7%, 2015- 5.8%, 2014- 3.8%)  

Grade A-  14.94% (2019 - 11.8%, 2018-7.5%, 2017- 11.8%, 2016 – 12.2%, 2015-10.5%, 2014-8.4%)  

Read more: LVS Ascot Pleased With A'Levels Despite National Controversy

Care UK's  Larkland HouseLondon Road, Ascot

Larkland House in Ascot is open and welcoming new residents for respite or a permanent stay.

A quick guide

  • Close to Ascot High Street and Race Course.
  • 24 hour residential, dementia and nursing care
  • All rooms are fully furnished, televisions, 24 hour call system and ensuite shower room.
  • Chef led catering team with delicious and varied meals prepared in house daily.

If you would like more information about Larkland House, please call 04725 621404.



Read more: Rooms Available at Larkland House

Business grant scheme reopened |     CLICK HERE

At the beginning of May, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced a Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund for local authorities to support businesses impacted by COVID-19 in their area. The fund was aimed at small businesses who weren’t eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund.    

In June this year we invited applications from qualifying businesses in the borough for the grant. We received almost 200 applications from local businesses but fewer than half the applications met the eligibility criteria and so we have approximately £800k of the fund remaining.

RBWM are therefore re-opening applications for the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund on Monday 10th August 2020. Applications will be assessed for eligibility and allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis until all the funding has been awarded. The scheme has to close by 28 August 2020 but will close before if the funds are utilised.

 Full details of the eligibility criteria will be made available online and only businesses that met the eligibility criteria should apply. You can apply online via the council website from Monday 10th August 2020. Previous applicants need not apply, businesses wishing to be considered should fully complete the online application as soon as possible and ensure the required supporting evidence is provided.

Building work on a new primary care health facility at Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot is expected to be completed by the end of the year.  Upon completion, Ascot Medical Centre and Green Meadows surgery will move into the new premises. This is expected to take place in early 2021, although no date has yet been fixed.

Ascot Medical Centre is currently based in the acute hospital site at Heatherwood which is being completely redeveloped by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT), and Green Meadows surgery is situated in Winkfield Road, Ascot. Both are not sustainable to meet future needs of integrated primary care.

Pictured Above: The computer generated image  supplied by ADP Architecture,- a proposed visual of the new -build extension.

Read more: New Ascot GPs Health Centre Ready by New Year!


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