SPAE ::  AGM 2014 

2019 AGM May 22nd at Ascot Racecourse, 7.30pm in the Ascot Authority Box at Ascot Racecourse

SPAE, the Society for the Protection of Ascot and Environment, campaigns against too much development in the Ascot area. Too many luxury flats being built ? Too many trees being cut down ? Do something about it -  join SPAE. SPAE has been heavily involved in preparation of the Ascot & Sunnings Neighbourhood Plan. Full details are at or call SPAE chairman, Patrick Griffin  on 01344 620375.

CELEBRATING GOOD DESIGN IN OUR AREA | The general public in this area know of the Society for the Protection of Ascot & Environs (SPAE) mainly because we object to planning applications and appeals – but as our members understand we are not against all development.   Far from it – and from 2016 we intend to be more visible in a different and very positive way.

We are launching an annual Award – called the Good Design Award - to promote, encourage, and celebrate excellence in building design in our area. A wide variety of buildings will be eligible from new builds to conversions or extensions, private dwellings or commercial, industrial or farm buildings, as long as they have been built within the area that SPAE covers – Ascot, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Winkfield.

We believe that the Award scheme will help us to achieve some very worthwhile aims:

Read more: Society for the Protection of Ascot & Environs | SPAE

For ongoing information and updates on events please visit the Facebook page  email

The Hope Trust will perform Oliver, at the Cordes Hall, Kings Road,Sunninghill, June 13th to 15th 2019, raising funds for maintenance of the Cordes Hall. WATCH THIS SPACE for further details.

Read more: Sunningdale Hope Trust | Providing Local Assistance 




Following months of consultation, Thames Hospice has secured the option to purchase land to build a new 28-bed, purpose-built, hospice by Bray Lake in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead - subject to planning permission.

Debbie Raven, Chief Executive, Thames Hospice, said: “We have seen demand for all of our services increase year-on-year and we are at a point where we need to expand to meet the needs of our local community. Our current Hospice in Windsor is at maximum occupancy and we have up to 10 people per day waiting for much-needed care.  After reviewing a number of options to develop our existing site, we have concluded that it does not provide a solution to meet our future needs.

“A new purpose-built hospice would enable us to support more local people, through providing additional inpatient, outpatient and community services, building on the expert care delivered at our current facility in Windsor for almost 30 years.”

Dr Cecily Wright, Medical Director, Thames Hospice, said: “Demand for palliative and end-of-life care services is rising nationally and is set to continue for the foreseeable future. We are feeling the impact of this increase and are fortunate that Thames Hospice has the opportunity to develop a facility which will allow us to meet the needs of our local community.”

Thames Hospice has appointed KKE Architects to design the new hospice, specialists in this field. 



Thames Hospice is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Sarah Bissell. Sarah joins Thames Hospice from Autistica, the UK’s leading autism research charity.

Sarah’s career in fundraising spans 20 years, including roles at the British Red Cross, WWF and Daryl Upsall Consulting. She is also a Trustee for the Institute of Fundraising.

Debbie Raven, Chief Executive at Thames Hospice, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Sarah’s calibre to lead our fundraising and marketing activities. She brings a huge wealth of experience and skills to the role which will be critical as we continue to raise £6 million towards the build of our new state-of-the-art hospice by Bray Lake.

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah Bissell said: “As a local resident I see the tremendous value of Thames Hospice to local families and I am hugely excited to be joining at a time when we need to grow our income and awareness significantly to meet the needs of the community across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.”

Read more: Thames Hospice | Windsor & Ascot

The Sunninghill Trust

The Sunninghill Trust - formerly known as  The Sunninghill Fuel Allotment Trust ,  operates in the Parish of Ascot & Sunninghill. E-Mail:

Please  visit our new website where  you can find all the information you  need to to apply for support from the charity.

The main objects are :

 To offer relief to those suffering from hardship or poverty.

  • Assistance to the sick & elderly.
  • The support of recreational and educational facilities.


Read more: The Sunninghill Trust

Thames Valley Air Ambulance TrustAnthony Stevens presents a Cheque to the Air Ambulance, from the  Locks Ride Scarecrows

The Whirlybird Lottery raises funds for the Thames Valley and Chilterns Air Ambulance . You will receive a membership card with ten separate numbers, for each £1 stake. The computer then chooses winners who could receive up to £1000, every Friday, plus consolation prizes. To find out more, call 01628 511691 or visit   


Read more: Whirlybird Lottery | Thames Valley & Chilterns Air Ambulance

CLICK ON THIS LINK for more info  


Windsor and Ascot Driving Group for Disabled enables disabled people to learn how to drive ponies and to enjoy an outdoor activity with animals and other people.

Many disabled people, who would otherwise find it impossible to pursue an outdoor activity, have benefited from the recreational and social therapy that this pastime provides. It can help to improve co-ordination, muscle power and balance and provides an opportunity to meet people, make friends and have fun.

Our website is at:

Read more: Windsor & Ascot Driving for Disabled

Windsor  District Chamber of Commerce Windsor District Chamber of Commerce: If you are a commercial organisation, business, retailer, trader, or professional, in the Windsor District - including WINDSOR, ASCOT, ETON, SUNNINGHILL, SUNNINGDALE, OLD WINDSOR, or VIRGINIA WATER, then why not join the 'WINDSOR DISTRICT CHAMBER of COMMERCE'.  For full details  visit

The objectives of the Chamber are: 

To pursue its core activity as a business membership organisation, representing, serving, promoting and protecting the interests of its members throughout the community whether engaged in trade, commerce, industry or the professions.

To provide a common platform for the discussion, exchange and communication of views on all matters affecting members on subjects concerning trade, business and general welfare of the area as a whole.


Read more: Windsor District Chamber of Commerce

The Winkfield Parish Magazine online, edited by Mr. and Mrs. A Hodson,  is a very informative website- with information about community events, as well as listings for St.Mary's, St. Peter's and St.Martin's Churches. Visit

The parish magazine page is hosted by which is the website of the  ‘Friends of St Mary’s Winkfield’, registered charity 1162342 (FOSMW).  ‘Do join the Friends to help preserve our beautiful 700-year-old parish church!’