Whats On 2020

Only days left for residents to pledge their support online for new health centre to be built in Ascot!


Residents are being reminded that there are only a few days left to pledge their support online for a new health centre in Ascot as the deadline for all submissions is Monday 25th May.

The plea follows the submission of a revised application to the Planning Department of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on 23 April 2020 for the health centre to be built next to Ben Lynwood Village, halfway between Sunningdale and Sunninghill.

A large number of people have already voiced their support for the planning application; however residents are now being asked to show their support online in one of two ways:

Comments on the application can be made via the council’s website at http://publicaccess.rbwm.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=Q98HV1NIHGA00&activeTab=summary (click on the ‘comments’ button). Equally, email the council at planning.maidenhead@rbwm.gov.uk

In doing so, residents should quote planning application number 20/00969/FULL, together with their name and address.


Read more: Deadline for Pledging Support for New Sunnings Health Centre | May 25th

WEBSITE     E-mail: annemartin@blacknesthouse.com    

Blacknest House Forest School is re opening from June 1st

Blacknest offers a unique learning environment for children. In the large, beautiful grounds of our private woodland there is a wealth of fauna and flora, which, with help from trained leaders, will encourage children to gain an understanding of woodland habitats and eco systems by observing and recording what they see. Forest school sessions are most effective when programmes are readily adapted to the inclinations and ages of the children. The child is always at the centre of activities and in a safe, well supervised context children learn to use tools, innovate while playing games and assess risk when climbing trees; but always within clearly defined boundaries of acceptable behaviour.

Read more: Blacknest House Forest School | Opens June 1st


If you're feeling stressed and anxious and would like help, contact talkingtherapies@berkshire.nhs.uk , call 0300 365 2000 or visit www.talkingtherapies.berkshire.nhs.uk

2020 | Talking Therapies Stress Less Workshops The workshops teach strategies to support managing stress including learning ways to manage worry, feelings of panic and sleep.



The re3 recycling centres on Longshot Lane, Bracknell and Island Road, Reading will re-open on Monday (18th May) with a booking system in place.

An online booking system, ‘Click and Tip’ will open at 10am on Friday (15 May) and residents will be able to book a time slot via the link provided on the council's and re3 websites. Bookings will be available for slots from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday, and residents can book up to seven days in advance.

Due to the limited number of booking slots available, with the sites only operating at 50 per cent of usual capacity, residents are urged to continue to safely store waste at home and only make a booking if the trip to the recycling centre is essential.

The health of residents and staff is always the highest priority, so everyone visiting the reopened sites must follow traffic signs, staff advice and adhere to the social distancing measures that have been put in place.

Read more: Bracknell Forest Recycling Open


Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site reopens |  Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site will reopen on Monday 11th May following a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, to give residents the chance to dispose of waste that cannot be safely stored at home.

The site will be open from 8am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday, and residents should visit on a set day depending on which ward they live in but NHS workers and care workers will be allowed to attend any day providing they bring their pass as proof of identification.  

The day for residents of Ascot and Sunninghill, Sunningdale and Cheapside is Thursday.

Read more: Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site Reopens


There is a Covid 19 NHS Testing Station  for NHS Staff at Ascot Racecourse ,  High Street


And a day later next week due to the V E Day Holiday


RBWM has issued revised Waste Collection Days During Corona Crisis. Blue and black bins are being collected on alternate weeks. So black bin will be week of May 11th