A Year 8 student at Charters School in Sunningdale has been offered a place at Chetham’s School of Music for the next academic year following a rigorous selection process.

Chetham’s School is the UK’s largest specialist music school and is based in Manchester. It has 300 students aged 8-18, many of whom are boarders, and attracts students from around the world who study there full time.

Students are selected based upon their musical ability and receive a prestigious musical education which prepares them for life as a professional musician, should they choose to go down this route. It is fiercely competitive, and it is a huge achievement to be accepted there.

Read more: Charters Student Secures Place at Prestigious Music School


Littering is a costly mistake, Royal Borough warns.....As delegates at the COP26 climate conference continue to debate how best to protect our planet, the Royal Borough has called on all local residents to ensure they always put the environment first and don’t litter.

Two Royal Borough residents were both fined £220, with £150 costs and a £34 victim surcharge each at Reading Magistrates’ Court in September.

Both had dropped cigarette butts, contrary to section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and failed to pay the fixed penalty notice issued as a result. The council takes a zero-tolerance approach against all forms of environmental crime, including fly-tipping, dog-fouling and littering, which unfortunately pollutes the environment for everyone.

Read more: Big RBWM Fines for Litter Offences

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Dr Choc’s Chocolate Factory has crafted a chocolate bar in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This extraordinary milk, dark and ruby chocolate bar infused with raspberry, cinnamon and orange is the delicious handiwork of our expert Chocolatier, Juan, who practises his art in the heart of Windsor, only a few feet away from Windsor Castle. This decadent creation was inspired by the pride of Scottish fruit, the raspberry, and the historic spice trade that introduced cinnamon and orange to Europe. While raspberry remains the prominent flavour, a touch of cinnamon enhances the delicate but tangy orange.

Read more: Dr. Chocs Artisan Platinum Jubilee Chocolate Bar



 In this special Platinum Jubilee year, Ascot Racecourse is inviting local students to enter the Schools Art Competition for a chance to win funds for their school plus Amazon vouchers for themselves. Winning entries will be displayed in the Ascot Heath Tunnel during Royal Ascot 2022 for guests to view and enjoy during the meeting and beyond.

For more information on age categories, previous entries and  how to enter this amazing opportunity, click here  ENTRY DEADLINE - March 11th 2022

Since 2018, Ascot Racecourse has organised an annual art competition for local schools. The winning designs are enlarged and the posters are displayed in the Ascot Heath Tunnel, creating a colourful walkway for both Royal Ascot visitors and local residents.

This year Charters School in Sunningdale is proud to announce that our students have won the 11, 12 and 13/14 age categories and were runners-up in the 11 age category and highly commended in the 12 age category.

Leading flat jockey, Ryan Moore, was asked to pick his favourite piece of artwork, which was this fantastic image of Her Majesty The Queen by Year 7 student Sian. 

The winning entries each won cash prizes of £1,000 for the Art department at Charters, and the students will receive Amazon vouchers to spend on themselves. They have been invited to a celebratory tea at the Victoria Cup Raceday on Saturday, 7 May, where they will be presented with their prizes.

Very well done to all those who took part in the competition and congratulations to the winners. We would also like to mention the hard work of Miss Wootten for encouraging the students


Share snaps of your Royal Jubilee and Coronation memorabilia for exhibition at Royal Borough’s libraries

The Royal Borough is inviting local residents to share their photos of Royal Jubilee street parties and memorabilia dating from HM The Queen’s previous milestone anniversaries, to help create an exciting exhibition for her Platinum year.

The council’s Library Service and the Mayor, Councillor John Story, want to see copies of people’s old snaps of street parties and other celebrations held locally for the jubilees in 1977, 2002 and 2012, or for the Coronation in 1953. They’re also appealing for photos of people’s commemorative collectables, whether that be crockery, ornaments, tea towels or postage stamps.  

Read more: Photos Needed for RBWM Libraries Jubilee Exhibition



Pictured Above| Progress at Heatherwood Hospital  Progress last Year| View From King's Ride Entrance Road

Heatherwood Hospital, a brand new centre of excellence for non-emergency care, has been officially handed over to Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust by construction company Kier.   The world-class facility will open to patients in spring 2022 and will bring some of the best planned-care services in the country to local residents across Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire.

The 11,500 square metre hospital supports non-emergency procedures for both NHS and private patients. The space includes six state-of-the-art theatres, and outpatient and diagnostic facilities for ophthalmology, cardiology, radiology, lithotripsy, physiotherapy, urology, gynaecology, ENT and orthodontics.


Using a combination of the latest digital technology and flexible outpatient spaces, Heatherwood will offer a one-stop service for many patients and reduce the number of visits they need make to the hospital.

Read more: New Heatherwood Finished & Handed Over to Frimley Trust

Royal Borough thanks public for amazing response to budget consultation as Cabinet amends proposals to include arts funding

The Royal Borough is thanking everyone who took part in the public consultation on the proposed budget for 2022/23, which saw around 1,800 consultation responses submitted by residents, community groups and businesses.

This valuable community feedback has been analysed and helped to inform discussions when the proposed budget was presented to Cabinet yesterday evening, ahead of Full Council meeting on Tuesday 22 February to set the budget.

The consultation ran for eight weeks during December and January, and feedback can be read on the council’s modern.gov.uk portal

Read more: Last Minute Arts Funding for Norden Farm and Old Court