Consultation on new Public Spaces Protection Orders to tackle anti-social behaviour | An eight-week consultation asking for feedback on introducing two new Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, has launched.

The PSPO's that RBWM is proposing to introduce, will help to tackle dog fouling and dog control as well as cycling on the highway.

PSPO's were introduced to deal with anti-social behaviour in an area where the quality of life is suffering to those in the community.

Councillor David Cannon, lead member for public protection and parking, said: “The Royal Borough is a great place to live and work, but anti-social behaviour can be a blight on even the best communities.

“Residents tell us how frustrating it can be to see such behaviour and as a council we have a responsibility to do what we can to deter these types of behaviour.

Read more: Consultation on New RBWM Public Spaces Protection Orders

Need an Alternative to Homeworking? 


Rooms in the Mews at Cumberland Lodge are available as solo work hubs for people wanting to escape the homeworking office for some peace-and-quiet and a productivity boost over the winter.

They cost £30 a day (8.30am till 6pm), and all proceeds help to support the Cumberland Lodge charity.  The package includes free parking, complimentary WiFi and snacks (biscuits and fresh fruit), bottles of mineral water, unlimited tea and coffee

The en-suite bathroom allows  you to  run or cycle to work or enjoy work-breaks out in Windsor Great Park, cycling/running/walking.

Full details here:


Read more: Home Working Suites at Windsor Park | Cumberland Lodge

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.  Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley , on 01344-621488 or

Papplewick boys in the middle and lower school took part in a Santa Run around the school grounds on Wednesday 9th December.  Year group bubbles were of course staggered and the boys donned their 'Santa' hats whilst running in aid of Sebastian Action Trust - Sebastian Gates was a local boy who sadly died of cancer aged 9 on Christmas Eve 2003.  Families donated £5 each in support.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said "The boys ran with vigour in support of this poignant local charity which was formed to fulfill the wish of Sebastian made only two weeks before he died in order to create the UK's only purpose built facility offering respite holidays to very sick children and their families."

Read more: Papplewick's Santas Run for Charity

WEBSITE  The LVS Ascot - Independent, Day & Boarding, Infant, Junior & Senior Schools & Sixth Form, London Road Ascot.


Pupils at independent day and boarding school LVS Ascot, on London Road, Ascot, are celebrating after two of the school’s budding young artists won awards in the Independent Schools Association’s London West Art Competition.

Year 13 student, Evelyn Chen, won the Key Stage 5 drawing competition, with her pencil study, and Abhishek Gurung, scooped first place for his evening dress, in the Key Stage 5 textiles category. Abhishek has since graduated and is now studying at the London College of Fashion.

London West is one of seven Independent Schools Association (ISA) regions across the UK, and Evelyn and Abhishek’s work will now be submitted to the National Finals, which are usually held in conjunction with the ISA’s Annual Autumn Study Conference, but this year will take place online in February 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Read more: Young Artists from LVS Ascot Win Regional Awards

A wooded site in Coombe Lane, with a Right of Way across the rear of the site is up for auction on December 15th  - CLICK HERE for Auction details


Ascot Wildlife have identified a Wildlife Corridor (See lines on map above)  which runs along the stream, just to the west of this land. CLICK HERE for more information. The map also shows important trees.

Read more: Coombe Lane | Woodland Auction Site


Each year, more than 250,000 students from over 3000 schools across the UK take part in a series of Maths challenges organised by the UK Mathematics Trust, (UKMT). The aim of the challenges is to encourage mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency in using mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.

Our Sixth Form students have recently taken part in the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls and we were delighted to hear that Grace in Year 13 had attained a score placing her in the Top 25% of all participants in the Challenge, which is an outstanding achievement. Grace said, "I was surprised and delighted by my results. This has given me a lot of confidence and I am now applying to study Mathematics and Statistics at University"

Miss King, Charters’ UKMT Coordinator said, "We would like to congratulate Grace on her outstanding performance on the recent UKMT Mathematical Olympiad for Girls. She did a fantastic job and achieving a spot in the top 25% of all participants in the U.K. is an outstanding achievement and one of which Grace should be very proud"


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Local Samaritans volunteers prepare to support anyone struggling this Christmas | Christmas will be a tough time for some, even without a global pandemic to deal with, say Samaritans, and the local branch is playing a key role in the round-the-clock service of listening support.

The charity’s latest research reveals that being separated from family and loved ones over the Christmas period is one of the biggest concerns facing callers.  

New research with more than 1,400 of the charity’s volunteers found around a quarter who took part in the survey (27 per cent) have, over the past three months, spoken to people who were feeling concerned about their well-being over Christmas and the winter period.

The volunteers at Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & Districts branch, which is based near Larges Lane, Bracknell, have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure their vital service is available at all hours for anyone who needs help. They will be there throughout Christmas and New Year to make sure there’s someone there to listen, in confidence, and for free, to anyone who is feeling alone or struggling this festive season.

Chris Lindsey, branch director and listening volunteer, shared why this is so important.

Read more: Local Samaritans Offering Support This Christmas