If any Ascot & Sunnings residents were in their gardens just after 11am this morning (May 5th) and were shocked to find a plane with red, white and blue livery extremely low over their houses, flanked by two RAF fighter jets, they weren't dreaming ! The official explanation, as reported first by the Daily Star, is that it was a welcome for the Japanese Prime Minister, who is visiting Boris today.  Don't we have the Red Arrows for that kind of thing ?

Pictured Above: RBWM Mayor’s Visit to Ascot Grange Care Home.



Care home visits and gift from the mayor help to bring Platinum Jubilee celebrations to Queen’s own generation

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is giving collectable Platinum Jubilee mugs to care home residents to ensure the whole community is involved in the celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s anniversary year.

Councillor John Story and his Civic Team are delivering around 1,250 commemorative mugs, each bearing the Platinum Jubilee crest and accompanied by a postcard with a photo of Her Majesty and a greeting from the mayor.

Read more: Getting Ready for Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Ascot



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, 7th 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. Charters is very grateful  to Miss Wootten, for the hard work and for encouraging the students

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. In this special Platinum Jubilee year, Ascot Racecourse invited 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.


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Citizens Advice East Berkshire is looking for volunteers as they try to help as many people as possible during these tough times.


River Radio, ‘The Voice of Thames Valley’, today has launched on DAB. River Radio is the only commercial radio station covering the whole of Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, South Oxfordshire and North Hampshire, aka The Thames Valley.

The Team

River Radio was created 12 months ago by directors Sam Sethi and Michael Bourton. River Radio has a full-time operations team, a new CFO director Lars Swann and 30+ show presenters. 

Mike and I saw a great opportunity to serve a region of 7 million people with hyper-local community shows highlighting businesses and people from the Thames Valley.” said Sam Sethi, Managing Director, River Radio


Read more: River Radio | NEW Voice of the Thames Valley Launches on DAB

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Contacts : Mayor’s Secretary, Alison Singleton, via email at mayors.parlour@rbwm.gov.uk  or call 07866 127222

Get your ticket to celebrate The Queen’s birthday and milestone jubilee at Windsor Guildhall

Tickets are available for people to attend a special Platinum Jubilee Reception celebrating Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday and milestone jubilee year.

The event will be hosted by the Mayor, Councillor John Story, on Thursday 21 April – Her Majesty’s 96th birthday – at Windsor Guildhall. It is in aid of the Mayor's Benevolent Fund, which every year supports numerous residents from across the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

Champagne and canapés will be served from 6pm to 8pm and guests will also have the opportunity to visit the Royal Borough's recently re-opened museum and visitor information centre, which now share their home on the ground floor of the Guildhall.

Read more: Tickets on Sale for The Queen’s Birthday and Jubilee Celebration


Every year at Charters School in Sunningdale, students are selected to become prefects. This year was different! Students were asked to submit applications for one of three new prefect roles and out of all the applications, seventy-four students were selected. The roles vary in their description but to help establish their identity, the new prefects will be wearing a specific coloured badge to represent what role they will be doing. These are: Peer Mentor (Yellow badge); School Ambassador (Green badge); and Student Ambassador (Blue badge).

What does each role encompass?

Read more: Charters School Appoints New Prefects