STATION HILL IS TO BE CLOSED FOR 1 WEEK  FROM APRIL 16th; Further road closures in South Ascot.

Ascot residents and businesses invited to meet SSEN’s team behind multi-million pound network upgrade.....Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is to hold the next in a series of public engagement events in relation to its multi-million pound project to upgrade the electricity network between Ascot and Chobham.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is to hold the next in a series of public engagement events in relation to its multi-million pound project to upgrade the electricity network between Ascot and Chobham.

Residents and businesses will be affected by  the £7.4 million programme of works which spans a 14km long section of SSEN’s Thames Valley electricity infrastructure.

SSEN’s Project Manager, Anthony Horne said: “This programme of works, which started last month, will run until March 2020 and we want to make sure that everyone who lives and works in the area is aware of any sections of the project that might have an impact on them.

Read more: Disruptive Ascot Roadworks | South Ascot Road Closures from April 16th

The sale of surplus land at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey has been completed; this marks an exciting development that will pave the way for major healthcare improvements locally.

The land, which was not fully utilised and housed outdated buildings, was owned jointly by Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and Surrey and Borders Partnership. After two years of detailed work by the Trusts’ teams including an extensive consultation with the local community, Runnymede Borough Council passed the resolution to approve the planning application in November last year, enabling the land to go out to bids and agree a sale.

A sale agreement has now been reached with homebuilder CALA Homes, who plan to create a high quality development of 212 one to five bedroom homes and 166 retirement apartments. There will also be 147 new affordable and keyworker apartments, which will make an important contribution to solving the borough’s housing shortage.     

CALA will now consult closely with the local community as it prepares to submit a planning application over the summer. Demolition work is likely to start in the autumn with construction work on the new homes commencing next year.

Read more: St. Peter's Hospital Land Sale to Fund Major Healthcare Improvements for Surrey



The Quince Players next production will be Agatha Christie's Spiders Web, at the  Cordes Hall, Sunninghill High Street , SL5 9NE, 9th - 11th & 16th - 18th May 2019, 7.45pm. Book your tickets here
Or call 01344 874200 or visit our box office Sapphire Estate Agents   E-mail


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A beautiful tree house for seriously-ill children and their families to spend quality time together is the newest feature at Sebastian’s Action Trust’s facility in Crowthorne.

The amazing wooden tree house is nestled among the trees in the beautiful grounds of The Woodlands.

London-based LBC Contractors Ltd and property developers Leconfield Ltd, completed the design and build of the amazing tree house and had great pleasure in revealing Sebastian’s Tree House and its impressive features to Jane and Trust staff recently.

Read more: New Treehouse at Sebastian's Action Trust Crowthorne


Pictured Above: Lady McAlpine and lady Nicola Perowne

Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE, Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle, and his wife, Lady Nicola Perowne, welcomed more than 25 guests to their magnificent residence at Windsor Castle this month in support of Thames Hospice.

Guests, including Lady McAlpine and former Dreams entrepreneur Mike Clare, gathered in the historic Norman Tower at Windsor Castle to find out about how the new hospice, currently under construction, will help more families facing life-limiting illnesses.

Thames Hospice’s Chief Executive Debbie Raven and Chair of Trustees Jonathan Jones took the opportunity to update guests about the work of the Hospice and share the exciting new hospice plans. The Berkshire-based charity has been serving its community for more than 30 years but, with a growing and ageing local population, demand for the Hospice’s end-of-life and palliative care is increasing at a staggering rate, with up to 10 people each day urgently waiting for its services.

Read more: Black Tie Event Held at Windsor Castle in Support of Hospice    07768 513 436  

Book your stall now at the Northern Parishes Arts Week arts and crafts exhibition, to be held at the Brownlow Hall, Warfield,  on Sunday October  27th 2019.







The Prime Minister and Papplewick Pupil, Hans

Papplewick budding artists enjoyed meeting Theresa May at Maidenhead Library on Friday 15th March, during the presentation of prizes for the Litter Artist Competition 2018/19

launching Maidenhead Matters Plastic Heroes Exhibition.

The competition was open to all primary first middle and preparatory schools (state and independent) in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.  Pupils from different

age categories were asked to take clean items of litter or recycling material from home and create a piece of artwork - either flat or 3D sculpture.

Prize winners from Papplewick Jake Rollason (Group 3 category - years 5-6) and Hans Patel (Group 4 - years 6-7) were delighted to meet the PM despite her busy Westminster schedule. Prizes were presented by Lord John Randall, the Prime Minister's Environmental Advisor.   Jake designed an innovative litter bug creation from sweet wrappers, whilst Hans presented a mythical creation made out of recycled materials.  Prizes included an annual subscription to the National Geographic magazine.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said. " We are of course Eco Friendly at Papplewick, and this was a great opportunity for our boys to be creative whilst remember the importance of taking responsibility for our rubbish !"

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Read more: Papplewick Winners in Litter Art Competition