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Welcome to Wraysbury

Welcome to our website

Our aim is to keep you up to date with news about the plans and activities of your Parish Council, and to encourage you to get involved. We welcome your feedback and ideas so please use the Contact Us form to let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you.

Current active items are listed below and notifications will have been posted on facebook (see right hand column) but also, please keep an eye on the News page on this site, available from the Latest News Menu link on the left of this page.

Parish Clerk

Last Update 28 November 2017

Response to Question Raised Regarding PRoW

At the Parish council meeting last Monday (20th November) a member of the public raised a question about access along the PRoW, FP No. 6. The Parish reported this to the Borough's PRoW Team and today (27th November) a member of that Team visited the site.

He reported that "There is the metal step-stile adjacent to the field gate at the top of Douglas Lane, and a narrow squeeze barrier a bit further along the path and a much wider and well-used gap some way off the definitive line, but no recent changes there as far as could be seen. The path was clear of obstruction."

We are told that any bonfire activity appears to be away from the PRoW.  This is not a designated smokeless zone so any problem with bonfires needs to be treated as a public nuisance, which can be reported using the form at

See the following article for a link to the footpaths map.


Parish Paths Initiative

The Borough Council are offering Parishes the chance of spending a bit of extra money on their Public Rights of Way which would not normally be covered by the day to day maintenance budget. This could be something like a map board, the production of a leaflet highlighting a circular walk, the replacement of a stile that although perfectly functional for the able bodied is not so easy to use for a less able person or even the surfacing of a stretch of path that is passable, but perhaps in winter becomes rather boggy. If you have any ideas of improvements that you would like to see made to a particular Right of Way that you use regularly, can you let us know by the weekend of the 14th & 15th October so that we can collate the ideas to submit to the Borough by the deadline a few days later. Please don’t forget to include the Footpath number, if you know it.

The footpath maps can be found on the Borough's website. They are covered by Map Nos. 12, 18, 19 & 23. The link is


Notice of completion of Audit of Accounts


The National Trust at Runnymede and Ankerwycke

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The National Trust at Runnymede and Ankerwycke would like to invite you to find out more about our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Runnymede Explored! As well as being part of the legacy from the 2015 celebrations marking 800 years since the sealing of the Magna Carta this project also has the potential to open up the site to local people and groups to whom perhaps it has not always been fully accessible in the past.

This beautiful and historically significant place has been a home to politics and picnics for 1000 years! The National Trust is in the development phase of receiving a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve the landscape and open up the property to preserve this rich heritage for local, national and international visitors for generations to come.

There is evidence to support that connecting with nature and glorious landscapes is beneficial to human wellbeing. Where better locally than Runnymede and Ankerwycke? Even in well populated areas some people still become socially isolated by mental health or age related issues as well as a whole range of other circumstances. The National Trust would like to use the opportunity of this project to discover how best to serve the needs and preferences of our local population and make the area a better place to live and work by improving access to the Runnymede and Ankerwycke site for everyone.

At local ‘Discovery’ Workshops we will:

· Present the basic headline elements, aspirations and timeline of the project.

· Provide an opportunity to discuss what you, or the organisation you represent, would particularly value.

· Allow you to share plans or aspirations you feel may fit in the scope of this project.

· Consider next steps in terms of consolidating planning and testing ideas for activities that could benefit you or an organisation you represent.

Booking is not essential but an email expression of interest will help ensure a warm welcome awaits you at any of the workshops or ‘drop in’ sessions planned this month.

(Please see overleaf for details….)

Debbie Dart, Audience Development Manager, Runnymede Explored

Email: Mobile: 07427 662232

Runnymede Explored! Local Consultation Events

Workshop 1: 24th May from 4:30 to 6:00 pm

Venue: The Hythe Centre, Bar Lounge, Thorpe Rd, Staines TW18 3HD

Workshop 2: 25th May from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Venue: The Hythe Centre, Bar Lounge, Thorpe Rd, Staines TW18 3HD

In addition there will also be drop in Q & A sessions at the Runnymede NT Café over the next month

Drop in Session 1: 16th May between 2:00 and 3:30 pm

The National Trust Café, Windsor Road, Old Windsor, SL4 2JL

Drop in Session 2: 17th May between 10:30 am and 12 noon

The National Trust Café, Windsor Road, Old Windsor, SL4 2JL

Image result for National Trust Runnymede Further drop in sessions will be held during June – information to follow

If you are unable to attend any of these dates but would like to be kept informed about the progress of the project please be assured we will share the main outcomes with you.

Debbie Dart, Audience Development Manager, Runnymede Explored

Email: Mobile: 07427 662232


Honorary Freeman of the Parish of Wraysbury

We are pleased to announce this new initiative by the Parish Council - over the years there have been a number of people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to the village. We would like to formally recognise these deeds so are asking for nominations. The committee will follow up these nominations and decide on their suitability. A citation and presentation will be organised for those selected.

This award may be offered posthumously. It is also not related to the number of nominations - each nomination will be considered on its individual merits. It is not limited, nor is it a regular event - a presentation will only be organised as and when a new Freeman is recognised. The committee currently consists of all current members of the Parish Council.

If you have a person to nominate, use the following form. You can fill it in online if your browser allows it - pressing the submit button should result in a confirmation or error message. if you do not get either message then your browser is not set up to submit pdf forms so you can download the form (right click the link below and select save as...) and use your pdf reader to fill and submit the form, or print it and return to the Parish Council.

Here is the link Freeman of Wraysbury


New Thames Valley Fire Control Service Goes Live

Please follow the link below to see the press release for the new Fire Control Service. 23 TVFCS go live.pdf.pdf


River Thames Scheme

Information Received from the Environment Agency

RTS Infographic Postcard 190215
RTS Background Briefing Note Feb 2015


Wraysbury Container Library

The library visits the Village Hall Car Park every Wednesday and is open from 10-1 and 2-7.
For more information go to


More News on Flooding Funding

As can be seen, the government has announced that it will backdate the flooding support schemes to residents and businesses so those affected by flooding from April 2013 onwards can still make claims.

Anyone still needing help should contact or either John Lenton or Colin Rayner your Borough Councillors.


New Year Resolution Proposed by Fire Service

Please see the following link for a message about smoke alarms from the Fire Service.  91NewYearResolution.pdf


Parish Council meeting of 15 Dec 2014

The meeting scheduled for 15th December 2014 has had to be moved to the Village School as there is an issue with the heating at the Village Hall.  It will still be at 19:30 on 15th Dec.


Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire

The Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire is now closed. Thank you for your responses.

You can keep up to date on the progress by visiting



All Information has been archived on the Flooding Page


Broadband in Berkshire

Help make slow broadband a thing of the past.    Just 5 minutes of  your time could make a big difference.    By registering your support it will SHOW SUPPLIERS THERE IS A DEMAND FOR FASTER BROADBAND IN BERKSHIRE and IMPROVE BERKSHIRE'S PROSPECTS FOR HIGHER BROADBAND INVESTMENT BY SUPPLIERS.

Show your support by registering online at:


Safety Leaflet from Fire Authority

The Fire Authority has released a leaflet on avoiding chimney fires.  Please follow this link 61ChimneyFireSafety1Sep2014.pdf


Official result of recent election

Please find below the official results of the recent election


Info on site investigations on local drains

If you have either of the local drains passing across your property and you have not received this letter, please contact Sue Fox.

"4th July 2014
Dear Occupier
Horton Drain and Wraysbury Drain - Site Investigations
The Council's representatives, Jacobs, will be carrying out site investigations along the length of the Horton Drain and Wraysbury Drain on various dates in July 2014 (see below). The objective of the investigations is to assess the current condition of the Horton and Wraysbury drains, and identify and prioritise any necessary remedial works.

Public access to the watercourses will be used wherever possible. However there will be lengths of the Drains which can only be accessed via private land. Your co-operation is kindly requested to permit access through your garden if necessary. The Jacobs staff who will conduct the site inspections will carry identification and be wearing branded clothing. Please contact the Council on the number below and ask for Sue Fox or Simon Lavin or email if you need further information or verification. Site investigations are due to take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 9th July
  • Thursday 10th July
  • Friday 11th July
If Jacobs are unable to gain access, I will contact you again to arrange a follow-up visit on either:
  • Wednesday 23rd July or
  • Thursday 24th July
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like further information about this work

Yours sincerely
Sue Fox
Senior Project Manager"



Neigbourhood Plan for Horton and Wraysbury

The web site for the Horton and Wraysbury neighbourhood plan can be reached at

As information becomes available it will be added to the site.  Please keep an eye on it as there will be the opportunity to participate in a questionnaire shortly.


EA Correspondence

The leader of RBWM council, clr David Burbage, MBE, has written to the EA.  Here is his letter (EA Letter to Lord Smith Dredging) and the reply received (Response From EA)



RBWM Local Plan

Clr Diana Hughes has prepared a robust response to the RBWM Local Plan as it affects us, with reference to all the proposed sites within Wraysbury.  These references are supported in some cases by recent photographs.  Unfortunately we do not have photos of all the proposed sites over the last few weeks  If you have photos of the sites taken during the flooding we would appreciate copies sent to the clerk ( and, if possible to Sarah Ball (Team manager Strategy and Plans RBWM) at

The sites are:-

11A - Area south of Old Ferry Drive
11B - Area south of The Drive
11C - Area south of Waylands
11E - Area east of St Andrews Close
11F - Area around Tithe Farm

Here are some photos from South of the Drive


Four key services available out of hours

Four key services available out of hours

Extended out-of-hours access to four key services starts this week (Thursday 2 January), giving residents more opportunity to get in touch with the council about concerns.

The six-month pilot covers:
  • unauthorised tree felling
  • planning enforcement
  • dangerous structures and
  • late-night noise.

Aircraft noise is not covered by this and should be reported using the iPhone and Android Wide Noise app.

It means local people will be able to inform the council of illicit actions when they are taking place rather than having to wait until normal office hours.

Scheduled to run until Monday 30 June, the pilot means a duty team of experienced officers will be on call on a rota basis.  Residents who wish to report an urgent matter will simply call the council's out-of-hours number 01753 853517 and, where appropriate, the relevant duty officer will provide advice or attend the incident.



Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Petitions

The Royal Borough has created an e-petition service, accessible through  There are certain terms and conditions surrounding setting up these petitions - such as being understandable, non party political, non libelous etc - which are viewable on the site. They will usually only respond to petitions with at least a hundred signatures and, although it doesn't say so on the site, I am led to believe that a total of at least one thousand signatories guarantees discussion by the full council.

Petitions that directly affect Wraysbury can be reached by following one of the links below.

Please take the opportunity to review these petitions and, if you agree with the premise, please add your signature to the relevant one.



The Arthur Walters Community Award (Updated 28 Jan)

Press Release dated 28th Jan 2014

The Arthur Walters Memorial Award

The organisers of the Arthur Walters Memorial Award in Wraysbury have decided to extend the deadline for nominations to 31st May 2014.

This is primarily as a result of the flooding that has caused so much distress in recent weeks and taken up so much of villagers' time.  Arthur was an expert on flooding and had personal experience of the havoc it can cause to property and lives.

He would have been the first to help flood victims and immensely proud of the huge effort made by local residents to bail each other out, often literally, and help the community get through the crisis.

The organisers feel it would be a fitting gesture to provide time for the efforts of those who made an outstanding contribution to this in the recent flooding to be considered by the judges before the award is made.  In addition May 31 was Arthur's birthday.

Nomination forms are available via the Parish Council Web site, using this link (The Arthur Walters Community Award Nomination Form) or from the Acting Clerk, Betty Marlow, on 01753 682482.

The organisers would also like to clarify that this is NOT a village vote.  The nomination form allows the nominators to explain in 250 words their reasons why a specific person should be considered.  Judging will be on the details provided, not the number of forms received.




The new Urgent Care Centre (UCC) is on track to open in The Royal Berkshire Bracknell Healthspace at Brants Bridge in April 2014. The contract to run the new service has been awarded to One Medicare, a company which has considerable experience in running similar services.

The UCC will be open seven days a week, 365 days a year, from 8.00am to 8.00pm. There will be a GP on site throughout the time the centre is open. Diagnostics will be available on site.

The service currently provided in the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Heatherwood Hospital will move to the UCC and it is hoped that many of the staff will transfer to the new service on TUPE. The new service will be an enhancement of the current service as it will cover illness as well as injuries.

There will be direct links with patients' GPs. Those people who need care and treatment which is better provided by their GP will be referred back to them. The practice will be informed that the referral has been made and also informed of the recommended timescale for any follow-up appointment. Any patient whose needs are urgent or severe will be directed to A&E with the UCC calling an ambulance if necessary.

The new service will provide all the elements currently provided by the MIU with the addition of treating those patients who have an immediate, but not life threatening, illness. It will also include a dedicated children's clinic during the early evening to meet the needs of young families.

A patient education centre is included in the plans to help patient understand the appropriate action to take when they need health care. This will help them to understand when it is appropriate to consult a pharmacist, when to make an appointment with their GP, when to call NHS 111 and when to go to A&E. We are expecting to see a reduction in attendances at A&E and One Medicare is tasked with helping achieve this, through prompt local access to treatment, and patient education for the future.

A comprehensive communication plan will ensure that the public will be informed of the transfer of service from Heatherwood to the Healthspace in advance of the opening. The main access route to the service will be via NHS 111 in keeping with the "Talk before you walk" message.

Kind regards,
PPI Team for Berkshire East CCGs
Engagement & Communications Administrator
57-59 Bath Road,
Reading, RG30 2BA
Tel 0118 982 2709


Interactive Gritting Map

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead


News Release


For immediate use


Date: 25.11.13         Ref: 219/13


New interactive gritting map to help residents cope with winter on the roads


Residents are now better placed to negotiate any harsh wintry conditions on the borough's roads thanks to an interactive gritting map available on the Royal Borough website.

The new service - launched in time for winter - gives live information on which roads have been gritted as well as the location of 165 salt bins that can be used as and when required.

The new interactive gritting map - which can be found at - gives residents the option to enter their postcode to see exactly when and where roads near their home were last treated so that a safe journey into work or town can be planned.

Residents can see the 176 miles of primary and secondary gritting routes and tell the council when any salt bin needs replenishing through the "report it" link.

Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "With the new interactive gritting map and a stock of 1,050 tonnes of salt which we can replenish as and when required, we are better prepared than ever to cope with winter.

"Parish councils and residents' groups have responsibility for 103 of the borough's salt bins, empowering the community to get actively involved in salting local roads when it becomes necessary.

"We also have a farmers' contract set up and circulated to local farmers in a bid to gain additional resources to help clear rural roads in times of severe weather. The streetcare team will salt town centre pathways to help businesses and shoppers during periods of adverse weather."

The council will keep residents informed of its winter servicing measures through its live Twitter feed - giving details of the time and route of gritting as well as the amount of spread.

The gritters, to which a snow plough can be attached, salt the 145 miles of primary routes and 31 miles of secondary routes about an hour before freezing weather is expected. Once mobilised, any time of the day or night, the gritters spend three hours salting the routes. This does not include motorways or trunk roads which are the responsibility of the Highways Agency.



Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport - tel: 07968 950629
Vikki Roberts, senior engineer, highways - tel: 01628 796361


Keep Safe Stay Well Service

"Keep Safe, Stay Well" is a new and unique service which is being introduced in the Windsor and Maidenhead area. The partnership between the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council, Windsor and Maidenhead CCG and care provider, MiHomecare will focus on supporting people in our community with their well-being, particularly when it comes to being aware of the services and support available to them in regard to preventing falls and trips.

Here are the details Keep Safe Stay Well - Welcome Letter 20.11.13.


DEFRA Flooding Insurance Response

All information on Flooding and Insurance can be seen by following the Flood Link on the left hand menu.


Safety in the home

Please take the time to read and act upon the information in the following two presentations supplied by the Fire Brigade to ensure you and your family are prepared.
Make Your Home Safe
Take Extra Care


Neighbourhood Plan

We were delighted with the attendance at the meetings which started the community involvement in the Neighbourhood Planning process. The results are being analysed and will be used to help inform the direction of our Neighbourhood Plan. It is important that community involvement is maintained and we would like to include as many members of the wider community as possible in this process.

The Neighbourhood Plan is expected to contain five main topic areas – Planning, Business, Community, Environment and Transport. Parish Councillors assigned to these topic areas will be responsible for leading the work which will look at identified issues, suggesting where possible alternative strategies to deal with them, as well as looking at longer term aspirations.

Among the many issues raised at the public meetings were:

  • Doctor's Surgery in Wraysbury
  • Accommodation provision for the elderly
  • Clearing out land drains


Clearly there is much work involved and any assistance the wider community can give, however great or small, will not only aid the process but also bring in additional ideas. Anyone who would like to help on any of the five main topic areas or feel they have other skills to offer is invited to respond to one of the following email addresses.

For Horton, Cllr Samantha Rayner

For Wraysbury, Cllr Andrew Davies

Horton and Wraysbury Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


About the Parish of Wraysbury

The Parish of Wraysbury sits on the east-most boundary of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. It has an illustrious history stretching back at least to the days of the Domesday book. One of its claims to fame is the fact that the Magna Carta was signed within its boundaries in 1215. Runnymede also lays claim to this honour because the Magna Carta was apparently signed on an island in the middle of the Thames, but as King John arrived from the North Bank and only’ the Barons approached from the Runnymede side, Wraysbury should take precedence!

Wraysbury is a long, thin village, being a centre with village green, village hall and other facilities and three spurs of about a mile and a half each, stretching along the north bank of the Thames. It is surrounded by reservoirs and exhausted gravel pits, some of which, along with their surrounds, have SSSI status (Site of Special Scientific Interest) or similar.

Almost all of Wraysbury is just outside the M25, except for the half mile or so of Wraysbury Road leading to Lammas Park which is just inside the M25 at Junction 13. Indeed there can be only a couple of hundred yards of the Motorway inside the village boundaries.

To the North are Datchet and Horton, and to the South is Staines.

It is primarily a dormitory village now, with a population around three thousand many of whom work at the nearby Heathrow Airport or the large towns around such as Windsor, Slough and Staines. Less than one percent of the population work in agriculture now, according to the 1991 census.

The village boasts a modern village hall which hosts a considerable number of clubs and functions, active bowls, tennis, cricket and football clubs and scout and guide facilities for the younger members of the community. The lakes also host a number of water sports, from fishing, through sailing to diving.

Email the Clerk

Clerk to the Council
01784 482613