• Bringing the Library Service to people’s doorsteps

     Did you know our Select and Deliver/Home Library Service brings the library to the doorsteps of residents and communities who aren't able to get to the library themselves?

    Readers simply reserve their books over the phone, via email or online. These are then selected from the shelves by library staff and delivered conveniently to doorsteps by dedicated local library volunteers. The books are later collected and returned by the volunteers.

    Select and Deliver is aimed at residents who cannot access a static library, owing to disability/illness, or because they are full-time carers, or do not have personal means of transportation. Apply online or call 01628 796969 or email mobile.library@rbwm.gov.uk

     Could you volunteer?

     The Library Service is always seeking further friendly volunteers to get involved and we are very grateful for the support. You will be able to volunteer flexibly so that it fits with other commitments while getting the satisfaction of meeting new people and making a difference by helping to improve someone’s quality of life. To apply to volunteer, please email volunteers.library@rbwm.gov.uk

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascotwww.papplewick.org.uk  Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley , on 01344-621488 or   registrar@papplewick.org.uk


Papplewick U10 and U11 teams were thrilled to be back on the pitch again and their great team spirit showed when they won the Ardingly and Hall Grove Prep Schools Tournaments respectively last week, and the U10 team doubled their success by winning the Charterhouse Tournament as well.  The U11 team also progressed to the final of the Charterhouse Tournament but were pipped to the post on that occasion by Eagle House.

Tom Bunbury, Headmaster said “It is so encouraging to see the boys back on the football pitches and displaying such excellent team performances resulting in two great tournament wins after only two weeks back at school– I look forward to watching their progress throughout the season.” 

Read more: Papplewick Football Season Gets off to Grand Start With Tournament Win


Free support for businesses on how to comply with new food labelling law | Businesses are being offered free advice and support by the council on how to comply with a new food labelling law, helping to protect consumers with allergies while ensuring traders are prepared for the change.

Natasha’s Law comes into force nationally on Friday 1st October. It is named after 15-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died in July 2016 after suffering an allergic reaction to sesame seeds, an undeclared ingredient in a pre-packed baguette.

The legislation will make it mandatory for any business that produces Pre-Packed food for Direct Sale (PPDS) to label it with the name of the food and a full ingredients list, with allergenic ingredients emphasised within the list. This is food which is packaged at the same place it is offered or sold to consumers and is in the packaging before it is ordered or selected.

Read more: Free Royal Borough Support on New Food Label Law


The Lexicon BRACKNELL  is delighted to welcome a new and exciting furniture and home furnishing store PLUSH, which will be opening its first store, in prime position at The Lexicon, on the corner of The Avenue and Braccan Walk.

This brand new venture will offer a wide range of home interior products, carefully sourced from market leading brands, offered at very affordable prices.

Expecting to open its doors in October, Plush, will create nine new jobs and is actively seeking applications for a variety of sales, merchandise and stockroom roles*.

“It was so important for us to get the location of our first and flagship store right,” says Christopher Thomas, chief executive at Plush. “A combination of the design of the fabulous glass fronted store and The Lexicon’s discerning customers, made Bracknell town centre the perfect choice.”

Read more: PLUSH to Take Prime Position at the Lexicon Bracknell

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascotwww.papplewick.org.uk  Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley , on 01344-621488 or   registrar@papplewick.org.uk


The Papplewick community is back with a vengeance, and after a long enforced period of being apart it was time to gather together and have some fun on Saturday- all in the very best of causes.  Traditionally run by PoP (Parents of Papplewick) - this particular event is made into a 'bake sale' rather than making it ALL about the sweet stuff - and quiches, breads, samosas, sausage rolls to mention a few sold out within minutes and that is without even mentioning the delicious cakes.

Headmaster, Tom Bunbury said " I am always in awe of the standard of baking at this event and have to say the boys do seem to flock to it at high speed after Chapel ! My huge thanks goes to the PoP team and am delighted to say £1376 was raised for this hugely worthwhile charity."


Read more: Bumper Macmillan Coffee Morning at Papplewick

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Library Service starts new chapter with expanded home delivery service and revised opening times

The Royal Borough’s libraries are starting an exciting new chapter this month – thanks to closer partnership working between the council and communities to deliver sustainable and accessible services that meet residents’ needs.  

All 11 permanent library buildings are staying open under revised operating timetables, agreed with parishes and partners, and informed by patterns of service usage, that take effect from Monday 27 September. Accessibility of the service is further bolstered by an expanded Select and Deliver/Home Library Service led by dedicated local volunteers. 

Thanks to opportunities identified through an extensive public consultation earlier this year, residents will continue to benefit from a comprehensive and efficient library service that meets people’s needs, drives aspiration and remains available to everyone, including the most vulnerable.

Read more: Royal Borough Libraries Launch New Chapter



ASPH Trust transforms training through Virtual Reality and Innovation  | Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the first hospitals in Surrey to launch a Virtual Reality (VR) training and education resource.

Our vision is to provide an outstanding experience and the best outcome for patients and the community we serve. At the heart of this lies our strategy to develop the Trust as a centre of training excellence, which has been accelerated by the new ways of working that were adopted during the pandemic. As well as creating new collaborative models and training tools, the Clinical Education team have expanded their simulated education facilities by installing a fully immersive Simulation multi-room suite within the Education Centre at the St Peter’s site. In doing so it has becoming one the first hospitals in Surrey to upgrade to this world-class facility.

This innovative equipment allows the user to experience and respond to real-life situations in a safe and educative environment. At the touch of a button, users can be transported to a variety of settings with 360° imaging within the suite providing an all-round multi-sensory experience for learning. Users can be trained to prepare for real life emergencies including scenes of  road traffic accidents, operating theatres, or on the London underground, just to name a few.

Not only has this revolutionised the way we can offer our simulated education to healthcare workers, it has opened up a whole world of considerations of how we could use it as part of staff wellbeing, patient rehabilitation, a sensory stimulus or how it can be shared with our local community such as with schools and our partners including ambulance and local GP services. 

Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive at Ashford and St Peter’s, said: “I am so excited about our ambition to become the centre of training excellence and this is one of the key milestones in that journey. Installing this world-class equipment will enable current and future generations to receive outstanding training as well as benefiting the wellbeing of our patients and the community.”


Read more: ASPH Trust Transforms Training Through Virtual Reality and Innovation