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 New electric vehicle charging points will support Royal Borough’s climate change and sustainable travel ambitions

Almost 30 new electric vehicle charging points are being installed in Maidenhead and Windsor, increasing charging capability and helping reduce the need for carbon intensive travel.

The council is working with charging infrastructure firm Connected Kerb on the pilot project, with the installation taking place across six sites, which are on-street parking bays, across the borough: St Leonards Road, Frances Road and Albert Street in Windsor and College Road, Cromwell Road and Lower Boyndon Road in Maidenhead.

Work is expected to be completed on the 29 fast charging points soon. Once the installation is complete, the bays will continue to operate as normal and will be available to all users, not just those with electric vehicles.

Read more: New Electric Vehicle Charging Points in Windsor

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.  www.papplewick.org.uk  Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley, on 01344-621488 

or   registrar@papplewick.org.uk


The chapel choir at Papplewick School, Ascot enjoyed a successful and fun three-day tour to Yorkshire at half-term. The fifteen choristers sang services at Beverley Minster and Harrogate Parish Church and gave a concert at Selby Abbey. Choir director Chris Goodwin reported that the congregations and audiences were most appreciative and that the boys thoroughly enjoyed singing in these magnificent buildings with their wonderful acoustics. Sight-seeing round the city of York and a visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre rounded off a memorable tour.


Read more: Papplewick Choir Enjoy Tour to Yorkshire

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals lead the way for better NHS healthcare and jobs for North West Surrey veterans  

ASPH has been named a Veteran Aware Trust as they join the wave of Veteran Aware Trusts committed to helping serving members, veterans and their families access healthcare services and find new careers in the NHS.

This highly acclaimed Veteran Aware accreditation was formally awarded in December in recognition of the vital support ASPH provides the Armed Forces and their families. They join 105 Trusts across the United Kingdom leading the way to improve care within the NHS and help veterans back into the workforce.

Read more: Hospitals, Healthcare & N W Surrey Veterans

Ground breaking ceremony marks the start of the transformation of a courtyard garden at St Peter’s Hospital

A ground breaking ceremony was held in one of the courtyard gardens at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey on Friday 25th February 2022, to mark the start of the work that will transform this garden into a healing space, filled with seasonal flowers, leafy plants and pleached trees, as well as the calming sound of water.

The garden will be transformed into a secluded courtyard, with a glass garden room, that will be suitable for hospital beds, and decorated with home-like furniture for patients, their family and friends to use, both day and night, all year round. The clever use of pleached trees, screens and a pergola will provide privacy for those using the garden, which will have ample indoor and outdoor seating for loved ones to be together.

Read more: New Healing Space at St.Peter's Hospital


Pictured Above: Tree Chaos in Silwood Road, Sunninghill


Pictured Above: Heatherwood Bus Shelter (north) Snapped Off at Base and Tossed into Car Park

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.  www.papplewick.org.uk  Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley, on 01344-621488 

or   registrar@papplewick.org.uk


The annual outing to 'Rosie’s Chocolate Factory' at Sheeplands Farm, near Wargrave for Year 4 boys from Papplewick School in Ascot was as popular as ever this year.

The trip was part of the ‘Geography of Chocolate’ scheme of work for the Year 4 Geography course. The boys had been learning about the climate required for the growing of cacao beans, and went to see how the beans are transformed into a chocolate bar. 

The boys made a chocolate bar and a lollipop (with a choice of white, milk or dark chocolate) and then delighted in decorating them with sweets. 

 Headmaster Tom Bunbury said "Extraordinarily this geographical trip commands 100 percent attention during the duration of the workshop !"

Read more: Chocolate Delight for Papplewick Geographers