Click on Kirk Rice Informal drinks for more info .
SO WHAT IS IT?
The objective is to build up more of a professional network in the local area but on an informal basis, and, not too early in the day. A monthly informal drink in the pub - a bit of quite time when you can recharge and chat to a few similar folks.
WHERE AND WHEN?
Jagz (now Station Inn), Station Hill, Ascot each month on the first Wednesday (September 3rd), at about 6:00pm until, at the very least, 7:30pm.
Anyone is welcome and so please do invite along any business contacts that you have. There is no need to book in although, if it’s your first time, if you let me know I will keep my eyes peeled for you. There’s no fee, no structure, no thinly disguised (or otherwise) sales pitch. This is an opportunity for you to get to know some more business people, for them to get to know you.
I'm sure that some worthwhile business relationships can be built up in an informal way amongst those who attend.
SADGA (Sunningdale & District Gardening Association) will meet on Thursday September 4th. Village Hall, Station Road, Sunningdale, SL5 0NJ.
Starts with a Bring & Buy Sale (mostly plants, but there may edibles like jam and cake) at 6.50 pm in the Car Park. At 7.30 pm the formal meeting welcomes Brian Fisher to give a Practical Guide to Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomes.
Don’t forget to bring your sunflower heads for judging.
Click 2014-09 Blog reminder for all the extras.
Visitors always welcome. See notice for details or call Chris on 01344 626121 or visit http://sadga.wordpress.com .
The Ascot Food and Wine Festival Raceday will be on September 9th 2014 at Ascot Racecourse.
JAMES MARTIN TO HEADLINE ASCOT’S FESTIVAL OF FOOD AND WINE RACEDAY
Saturday 6th September 2014, Ascot Racecourse
Combine food and wine from around the world with a memorable day of racing at Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday on Saturday 6th September.
Chef and TV personality James Martin will be headlining the event for the second year, following a successful debut in 2013.
As part of his involvement James Martin will be serving an exclusive three-course set-menu at Ascot’s spectacular new restaurant, On 5 where guests can look forward to a personal visit from him as part of their experience.
He will also demonstrate two of his dishes, one sweet and one savoury at a Food and Wine stage for Premier and Grandstand Admission racegoers.
Alongside a seven race card headlined by the country’s most valuable mile-and-a-half handicap, racegoers can also look forward to a host of local and international produce from food stalls including the Food Emporium, Chocolate Tree, Fabulous Fudge, The Honest Carrot, Surrey Fine Foods, Lymn Bank Cheese featuring cheese in 17 flavours and the Wiltshire Chilli Farm. Plus the opportunity to sample some of the finest international wines, including a Royal Ascot selection, at the Wine Festival hosted by connoisseurs Bibendum.
To celebrate the Festival of Food and Wine at the racecourse, Ascot is offering one lucky racegoer the chance to win a Fine Dining experience for themselves and three friends through its Great Ascot Bake Off. To enter racegoers are invited to create and bring a cake with them to the Bandstand restaurant at the Festival of Food and Wine Raceday on 6th September. Judging will be based on creativity and presentation. For further information visit http://www.ascot.co.uk/great-ascot-bake.
James Martin said: “I’m delighted to be returning to the Ascot Festival of Food and Wine for the second year. It’s a fantastic day out that gives people the chance to combine great racing with an opportunity to sample the best in local cuisine and learn how to recreate their own delicious dishes at home. There was a real buzz around the cooking demonstration that I did last year and I’m looking forward to returning for more of the same in a few weeks times.
“I’m also honoured to be designing a menu for Ascot’s new restaurant, On 5 on 6th September. On5 opened to great acclaim for Royal Ascot in June. It will be fantastic to test it out myself and I hope to see many of you there.”
Nick Smith, Head of Communications and International Racing at Ascot Racecourse said:
“Good food and competitive racing have always been a winning combination at Ascot but the Festival of Food and Wine Raceday puts that into the sharpest focus, as racegoers get to see how a top chef operates close up.
To book tickets or for further information, please call 0844 346 3000 or visit www.ascot.co.uk
Berkshire Orienteers will hold an orienteering event in Swinley Woods, Ascot, on September 6th Click on the poster to enlarge it
There will be an Ascot Car Boot Sale in Ascot High Street on September 7th. See http://www.greatcarboots.co.uk/ascot.htm
Click on the photo to enlarge it Residents to be consulted about secondary education expansion. | The Royal Borough is seeking residents’ views on how best to provide education in the borough as the secondary school age population increases. Projections of future pupil numbers suggest that more provision for children and young people of middle, upper and secondary school age will be needed from September 2017 onwards, with demand set to continue rising well into the 2020s.
The Tuesday 29th July RBWM Cabinet considered a number of options for meeting this demand. These options included:
- opening new schools
- providing grammar school places in the borough
- expanding existing schools, and
- developing new ways to work collaboratively between schools, local colleges, employers and the borough to improve vocational education.
A phased approach was agreed, with specific proposals identified for a first phase covering the period up to 2017/18. .
Further work will also be done on a second set of proposals, providing new places for children and young people of middle, upper and secondary age in Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead for 2018/19 and beyond. The borough will further examine the possibility of opening new schools, providing grammar school places and expanding existing schools to meet rising demand. This second phase of work will take into account future population changes that might arise from the developing Borough Local Plan.
**EXCITING NEW MESSY CLASSES STARTING IN ASCOT**
Starting 8th September, we’ll be running a 6 week term for Toddlers and Babies - there'll be lots of weird and wonderful materials to explore with little hands and feet as well as opportunities to make some fantastically unique keepsakes!
Venue - North Ascot Community Centre, Fernbank Road, Ascot, SL5 8LA
Toddlers class - 9:30-10:30am
Babies class - 11:30-12:15pm
Twitter page is MessyMonkeysEB
Facebook page is www.facebook.com/messymonkeysascot
There will be a one hour, 1 -2 mile walk, around Lily Hill Park and environs, with the Bracknell Forest Ranger on Wednesday September 10th, meeting at the North Car park, Lily Hill Road, Bracknell, near Ascot RG12 2RX.
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