On Wednesday 5th December, Sixth Form students at Charters School  in Sunningdale, welcomed over thirty senior citizens from the local area to share in a Christmas party which included carol singing, bingo, a quiz and plenty of festive cheer. 

It was, as ever, a lovely occasion where the young people shined in their organisation of a fabulous event with special visit and gifts from Santa and his elves!

The school is extremely grateful to Cucina, who run the restaurant at the school, Waitrose and The Sunninghill Trust for their generous donations and support.

Headteacher Mr Richard Pilgrim said,   “Many thanks to the Sixth Formers and staff whose help and organisation made it such a fun evening for all involved.”

For further information about  Charters School please visit the website: www.chartersschool.org.uk/   






Princess Square car park at The Lexicon is offering free parking after 5.00 pm until 1.00 am every evening*, for a trial period starting December 10th 2018.

Rob Morris, general manager at The Lexicon says: “We hope that the free parking in the evenings at Princess Square will encourage more people to enjoy everything The Lexicon has to offer, from shopping, dining and cinema experiences, after work and throughout the evening.’’

The multi storey car park offers 500 spaces for shoppers visiting The Lexicon. 

Natalie King, General Manager of Cineworld Bracknell says: “We’re delighted that with the free parking in place, more Cineworld Bracknell customers will be able to make more of a night of it at the cinema. It’s a great opportunity now to join Unlimited and catch some evening double bills.’’ 

And don’t forget, shoppers can enjoy Late Night Shopping, for the weeks commencing December 10 and 17, where most retailers will open from 9.00 am until 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday; 9.00 am until 7.00 pm on Saturdays and 11.00 am until 5.00 pm on Sundays.  As well as The Lexicon Festive Market which runs until Christmas Eve. Shoppers are advised to check with shops, restaurants and Cineworld for individual opening times.

*Terms and conditions apply. For further information visit: www.thelexiconbracknell.com.

The Lexicon BRACKNELL , For more information and the full list of shops and restaurants coming to The Lexicon, please visit www.thelexiconbracknell.com



Borough Local Plan progresses | The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is committed to ensuring we take our time to provide an effective Borough Local Plan which is right for our residents.

Following a recent letter from the Inspector via the programme officer, officers will be continuing to work on flooding and site selection.

Public consultation will take place on these sections to gather views from our residents before any further hearings take place.

Cllr David Coppinger, Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “We want to hear the views of our residents and it is important to take time to ensure we deliver an effective plan for the borough.

“It is not unusual for councils to carry out further work on their plans during the examination period given that Inspectors are required to work with councils to assist them to get a plan in place.

“The council is in regular correspondence with the Inspector and will continue with the further work in relation to flooding and site selection.”

Read more: Royal Borough Plan for Ascot & Sunnings Progresses

Website. https://sunningdale-pc.org.uk/

The annual Sunningdale Parish Council Christmas Lights event was held on Friday November 30th.  Santa appeared, street food was abundant and choirs entertained, including the Spotlights Musical Theatre Group - pictured.


Read more: Sunningdale Christmas Lights Illuminated | November 30th

SIR FRANCIS BROOKE BT APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF ASCOT AUTHORITY (HOLDINGS) LTD | The Ascot Authority is pleased to announce that at yesterday's board meeting, Sir Francis Brooke Bt. succeeded Johnny Weatherby as Chairman of Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited (AAHL).

Johnny Weatherby remains as Her Majesty's Representative at Ascot, a post to which he was appointed in 2011. Her Majesty's Representative is responsible for all matters relating to the Royal Family and the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot.

Francis Brooke has been a Trustee and Director of AAHL since 2011.

As Chairman of AAHL, he will be responsible for the management of Ascot Racecourse and will head the board which also comprises: Guy Davison (Non-Executive Director), Guy Henderson (Chief Executive Officer), Ian McGregor (Chief Financial Officer), Harry Morley (Trustee Director), Juliet Slot (Chief Commercial Officer), Alastair Warwick (Chief Operating Officer), and Johnny Weatherby (Trustee Director).

Read more: Sir Francis Brooke Bt Appointed Chairman of Ascot Authority (Holdings) Ltd.

Radnor House Surgery & Ascot Medical Centre now offers a 21st century method of consulting a GP. I tried it and found it to be pleasanter, quicker and much more satisfactory, than a traditional consultation!

On their website Home page, click on the blue strip ‘Consult Our Doctors Online

You’ll be offered a wide range of conditions to click on. Or type your condition into the Search box and more detailed options will appear. I typed in rash and the drop-down menu offered me ‘hives’,   ‘urticaria’ and so on . This was very helpful and you feel you're getting somewhere quickly.

At this point we are also offered three options on what kind of consultation we’re seeking:

This is an example of how very well designed this system is. At an early stage, the doctor knows what the patient is trying to get out of the consultation. (It might be an idea to state this up front, in face to face consultations?)

Read more: 21st Century GP e-Consultations in Ascot | A Review


Restrictions removed to support Thames Hospice redevelopment| The restrictive covenant on the current Thames Hospice site has been removed allowing the hospice to move forward with its relocation and new hospice build plans.

At Cabinet on Thursday 22nd November 2018, Councillors agreed to remove the restrictive covenant on the hospice’s existing site in Hatch Lane. The removal of this covenant will allow the charity to proceed with its relocation plans to its new site at Bray Lake whilst maximising the value of their existing site.

Leader of the council, Cllr Simon Dudley said: “Removing this restrictive covenant will enable Thames Hospice to move forward with their relocation plans, allowing them to continue providing the very best care to our residents in a building and setting fit for their needs.”

The Royal Borough approved planning permission for the new 28 bed hospice in July 2018 which will also include:

  • A new day centre (the Paul Bevan Centre) offers a wider range of therapeutic and social activities for day patients and inpatients and will allow the hospice to double its day service provision.

       * A new education centre will be dedicated to promoting palliative care excellence, ensuring staff and other medical colleagues in the community receive ongoing training so patients get the best care.

       *  The removal of this covenant means the land can be sold without restrictions, increasing its value to over £5,000,000 providing Thames Hospice with additional funds for their new hospice.

Read more: Work to Start on New Thames Hospice Building | January 2019