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!

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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

After looking at ways in which they could improve patients experience whilst staying in hospital, the team on the Senior Adult Medical Services Ward (SAMS) at Ashford and St Peter’s decided to create a sociable area for patients and visitors which they have named the 'Community Corner'.

The Community Corner is an area on the ward which has been set up as somewhere for people to socialise, read, play games or watch TV. It encourages patients to get up and move around throughout the day and is a place they can rest and eat which is away from their bed. It also provides a separate area to talk to each other and enables visitors and volunteers to engage with patients in a more relaxed setting. The area has been painted brightly in order to create a different look to the rest of the ward and to feel less clinical.

Specialist Physiotherapist Paula Watts and Dementia and Admiral Nurse Lead Dave Sills were behind the idea, and with the support of Consultant Physician Clarence Chikusu, they created this area-Dave even kindly donated his office furniture to be used!

Read more: Community Corner Opens for Patients at St Peter’s Hospital

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead | Borough and Parish Local Elections – Thursday 2nd May 2019 | Information Briefing for Prospective Candidates

The Returning Officer at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead will be hosting an information briefing for anyone interested in standing for election at the upcoming Borough and Parish local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019.

The briefing will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 6pm in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall in Maidenhead.

The Returning Officer will be providing information surrounding the process of standing for election and nominations, key dates and activities in the election timetable and campaign spending.

A second briefing will take place on Thursday 4 April 2019 at 6pm in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall in Maidenhead for those candidates who have been validly nominated and their agents.

To register your interest in attending the meeting on 27 February or for further information, please contact Suzanne Martin, Deputy Returning Officer on 01628 682935 or email elections@rbwm.gov.uk