Windsor charity to host national youth climate talks ahead of UN global summit


Cumberland Lodge | YOUNG people from across the UK, including pupils from local secondary schools, are gearing up to take part in a youth climate conference this month, convened by Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

Held online to maximise participation, the conference aims to enable young people to express their climate ideas, visions and expectations and feed them directly into the international ‘Pre-COP26’ Youth4Climate summit in Milan this September, ahead of COP26, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.

Up to 100 participants are expected to take part in the Cumberland Lodge conference, Climate Futures: Youth Perspectives, with four interactive sessions between 9 and 17 March, exploring:

  1. Education for sustainability (9 March)
  2. Green business and careers (11 March)
  3. Climate adaptation and eco-anxiety (16 March)
  4. Democracy and grass-roots activism (18 March)

 Young people aged 17 to 25 – from a broad spectrum of schools, universities, organisations and backgrounds – will have the chance to collaborate with policymakers and civil servants, charity representatives and activists from the UK and abroad, community practitioners and academics.


Read more: Cumberland Lodge to Host National Youth Climate Talks


Pictured Above| Progress at Heatherwood Hospital | February 2021  | View From King's Ride Entrance Road

The new NHS hospital at Heatherwood will provide six top-of-the-range operating theatres, a range of outpatient services and up-to-date diagnostics in a superb new building set into woodland.

 The new hospital will include:

  • Six operating theatres
  • 48 inpatient beds plus 24 day case cubicles
  • General surgery, antenatal, paediatric and physiotherapy services
  • One-stop clinics, including breast and urology
  • Enhanced cardiology diagnostics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Private patient facilities





The Royal Borough has moved a step closer to net carbon zero emissions, following adoption of the Environment and Climate Strategy for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

The strategy was created following the council’s environment and climate emergency declaration and builds on its vision to create a borough of opportunity and innovation.

A series of community workshops were held along with an eight-week public consultation on the draft strategy.

The strategy sets out the council’s vision and strategic framework to achieve our net-zero-carbon-emissions target. It is made up of four strategic themes: 

  • circular economy - more sustainable resource use, increasing recycling rates and supporting less resource-intensive lifestyles
  • energy - reducing consumption, decarbonising our supply of energy and increasing local renewable generation
  • natural environment - supporting biodiversity, health and wellbeing
  • transport - reducing the need for carbon intensive travel by encouraging walking and cycling, as well as investing in digital infrastructure
Read more: Royal Borough Moves a Step Closer to Net Zero Carbon Emissions



Coworth Flexlands is  incredibly proud of all that their  pupils, staff and families  who have achieved home learning this term. All pupils were given home learning packs, including iPads, for the Prep pupils and they have all embraced new technology and online platforms.  Pupils have been able to see their classmates and teachers virtually each day which has maintained positive well-being and consistency of learning. As a School, Coworth Flexlands has focussed on core subjects interspersed with whole-school events, fun activities and virtual socialising. #wherehappinessgetsresults #inspiringminds #nurturingspirit 

Pictured Above & Below :  Coworth Flexlands School   A Range of Home Learning .


 Please find below  links to the home learning videos (which feature in HOME LEARNING)

Read more: Coworth Flexlands Lockdown Home Learning Success




Thanks to your efforts, as of today, there are now 87.2 cases per 100,000. Case rates among all ages are falling and hospital admissions are also beginning to ease. While this is fantastic news, transmission rates are still high so we're not out of the woods yet. And our BAME communities are sadly still over represented in case numbers.

The Royal Borough's case rates are updated daily on the Berkshire Public Health website. The weekly reports, updated on Wednesday evenings, show Frimley Health's NHS hospital admissions and case breakdowns per Royal Borough ward. 



Felicity Barnard has been appointed to the role of Commercial Director at Ascot.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, Guy Henderson, Felicity will be responsible for devising and implementing the commercial strategy for in venue sales and marketing, partnerships, sponsorship, licencing, memberships and new income streams.

Ascot’s domestic and international broadcast, media and data rights are overseen by the Finance Director, Ian McGregor, whilst a review of how these areas should be developed is undertaken.

Felicity leaves Tie Break Tens after serving four years as CEO, where she launched the new short format of tennis around the world. Also during her 15 years in the sports industry to date, Felicity worked at Arsenal Football Club at both their London base and their Singapore office before joining West Ham United as the Commercial Director, to implement the Club’s move to the new Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Read more: Felicity Barnard Appointed Commercial Director at Ascot

Do you know why there are 2 stations in Windsor? Do you know which Windsor restaurant occupies Queen Victoria's Waiting Room?!  See the very interesting  'Architecture The Railways Built' Programme, Windsor on Yesterday/ UKTV Play

The Architecture The Railways Built - Series 2 - Episode 4 - Piccadilly Line - UKTV Play