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Village Halls AGM

All residents of the Village of Wraysbury are invited to attend:

 

Wraysbury Village Halls  AGM

7.30 pm Thursday 14th June 2018

Agenda

 

 

1.     Apologies

 

2.     Agree Minutes of 2017 AGM

 

3.     To elect a Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

 

4.     Annual Report. Chairman

 

5.     Annual Accounts. Treasurer

 

6.     Any other Business

 

7.     Date of next AGM

 

 

 

 

Last Update

11th June 2018 
Boundaries Commission RBWM Wards

The Boundaries Commission have now released their proposals to the general public for consultation. The consultation period will run from 6th March 2018 to 7th may 2018.  Their proposal would see Wraysbury and Horton merge with Datchet whereas the RBWM preferred a solution wherein Wraysbury was merged with Old Windsor.  Have a look at the proposals at consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/10380 and provide any comments you have.
Hythe End Work By Thames Water

You may recall the letter from Thames Water regarding work at Hythe End.  Here is an invite to a drop in session to discuss the work.  If you would prefer a pdf version, you can find it here:-  HytheEndDropInSession


Highways, Parks and Countryside W/C 21 May

Highways, Parks & Countryside Newsletter


Week Commencing 21 May 2018


The Highways, Parks & Countryside Newsletter is now available on the RBWM website at http://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/info/200959/road_maintenance/663/council_highway_works_on_site_this_week


To view details of current and planned works on roads in the borough, including work being carried out by public utility companies, go to Roadworks.org.


Ascot and the Sunnings

Wards – Ascot and Cheapside – Sunninghill and South Ascot – Sunningdale

Parishes – Sunninghill and Ascot – Sunningdale


Highways Works:

Brockenhurst Road (Sunninghill and South Ascot) – pothole challenge – Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Windsor Road (Ascot and Cheapside) – carriageway works – Monday 21 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Wells Lane (Ascot and Cheapside) – carriageway widening – Saturday 26 May 2018.


Maidenhead

Wards – Furze Platt – Belmont – Pinkneys Green – Cox Green – Boyn Hill – Oldfield – Maidenhead Riverside

Parishes – Cox Green


 

Highways Works:


Bray Road (Oldfield) – pothole challenge – Monday 21 to Friday 25 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Hibbert Road (Oldfield / Bray) – pothole challenge – Monday 21 to Friday 25 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

East Road (Boyn Hill) – carriageway works – Wednesday 23 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.


Maidenhead Rural

Wards – Bray – Hurley and Walthams – Bisham and Cookham


Parishes – Bray – White Waltham – Shottesbrooke – Waltham St Lawrence – Hurley – Bisham – Cookham


Highways Works:


Hibbert Road (Oldfield / Bray) – pothole challenge – Monday 21 to Friday 25 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Oakley Green Road (Bray / Clewer North) – carriageway repairs – Monday 21 May 2018 – 3 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Forest Green Road (Bray) – carriageway works – Wednesday 23 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Windsor Road (Bray) – carriageway works – Thursday 24 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Dedworth Road (Bray / Clewer North) – footway works – Friday 25 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.


 

Parks and Countryside:


Hurley Bridleway 15 (Hodgedale Lane) (Hurley and Walthams) – vegetation clearance by Ways into Work volunteers – Wednesday 23 May 2018.

Waltham St Lawrence FP34 (off Hungerford Lane) (Hurley and Walthams) – vegetation clearance by Berkshire College of Agriculture volunteers – Thursday 24 May 2018.


Windsor and Eton

Wards – Clewer North – Clewer South – Clewer East – Park – Castle Without – Eton and Castle – Eton Wick


Parishes – Eton – Bray (part)


Highways Works:


Oakley Green Road (Bray / Clewer North) – carriageway repairs – Monday 21 May 2018 – 3 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Victoria Road (Eton Wick) – carriageway works – Monday 21 May 2018.

Imperial Road (Clewer East) – trial hole – Monday 21 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

St Leonards Road (Clewer East / Park) – footway works – Tuesday 22 May 2018.

Sheet Street (Castle Without) – site investigations – Tuesday 22 May 2018 – 2 way lights 12pm to 8pm.

Victoria Street (Castle Without) – site investigations – Wednesday 23 May 2018.

Westmead (Clewer East) – carriageway works – Wednesday 23 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Datchet Road (Eton and Castle) – footway and carriageway works – Wednesday 23 May 2018.

Common Lane (Eton and Castle) – footway works – Thursday 24 May 2018.

Vaughan Gardens (Eton Wick) – footway works – Thursday 24 May 2018.

Dedworth Road (Bray / Clewer North) – footway works – Friday 25 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.


Windsor Rural


Wards – Datchet – Horton and Wraysbury – Old Windsor


Parishes – Datchet – Horton – Wraysbury – Old Windsor


Highways Works:


London Road (Datchet) – carriageway works – Tuesday 22 May 2018 – 2 way lights 9.30am to 3.30pm.

High Street (Wraysbury) – footway works – Tuesday 22 May 2018.


Parks and Countryside:


Datchet Footpath 9 (Datchet) – surfacing works – week commencing 21 May 2018.


Many of the works listed above are weather dependent and rely on unhindered access.


We aim to keep any changes to a minimum but dates are subject to change.


Operational activities such as road markings and sign installation have to be flexible and are often arranged at short notice. Therefore they may not appear on this list; however Members will have been consulted on, and approved the changes prior to these works.


This message is personal to and intended for the exclusive use of the named addressee only. It may contain material protected by legal or other privilege (laws restricting its use). If this message reaches you in error we apologise – in which case we request that you do not save it, print it, forward it, act on it, or tell anyone anything about it. All emails received and sent by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and other legislation, and may therefore be disclosed to a third party. Any views or opinions in this email are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily represent those of the Royal Borough. We also have partnerships with third parties (including Optalis and Achieving for Children who provide social care on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead). The content of any emails sent by employees of these partners remain their responsibility, and are not the Royal Borough’s responsibility. All emails sent by the Royal Borough are checked for viruses, but this does not constitute a guarantee that they are virus-free. Thank you http://www.rbwm.gov.uk

 

Parish Council Meeting

The Meeting on 21st May is the Annual Parish Council Meeting.  The Agenda is available at http://www.wraysburyparishcouncil.gov.uk/councilmeetings.php and the Planning Applications are available at http://www.wraysburyparishcouncil.gov.uk/planning.php
Call Flow and FTTC Broadband

Monday night, Call Flow presented their offerings at the Annual Parish Meeting.  They had a generous offer for new customers within reach of their Wraysbury cabinets on the night, which they will actually be keeping open for the next week.

Here is the slide from their presentation

Offer Slide

If you go onto their site at  www.callflow.co.uk/coverage-and-speed you can find out if you are in their catchment and what their offer is for you.

If your contract with another supplier has not yet expired, there is a method for deferring installation until the relevant day (subject to acceptance by CallFlow).

Here is the result of my query - you may get a better speed - I am, after all, a long way from their cabinet. 

Offer Example

An application form for non-web applications can be found a Wraysbury Special Offer

A pdf version of their presentation can be found at Wraysbury Presentation

Annual Parish Meeting

Don't forget the Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 26th 19:30 in the Village Halls.
Thames Water at Hythe End

Below is a letter from Thames Water regarding work at Hythe End.  If you would prefer a pdf version, you can find it here:-  HytheEnd-EelScreening


Heathrow Expansion

Thank you to all who went to see the current plans for Heathrow Expansion at the open day on Saturday (3rd March) 10 to 4.  For thos who missed it, there are additional open days elesewhere.

This timetable is available on their web site at www.heathrowconsultation.com/events together wit additional information

Re: Electoral Review of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

I am contacting you to provide you with an update on the Royal Borough’s electoral review.  The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) who is conducting the review have advised us that they are making minor amendments to our timetable and that the Draft Recommendations for our Borough will be published in one month’s time, on Tuesday 6 March 2018. 

Public consultation on the Draft Recommendations will therefore open on 6 March and will run until 7 May.
For more information about the review and to see the Borough’s revised timetable, please refer to the following website:
http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-east/berkshire/windsor-and-maidenhead

 
Kind regards,
Suzanne Martin
 
Suzanne Martin AEA (Cert).
Electoral Services Manager
Corporate and Community Services
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.
Meeting Dates 2018

January 10th (Finance)
January 15th
February 19th
March 19th
March 26th  (Confirmed Date For Annual Parish Meeting)
April 16th
May 21st
June 18th
July 16th
August 20th
September 17th
October 15th
November 19th
December 17th

Response to Question Raised Regarding PRoW

At the Parish council meeting 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

 

 forms.rbwm.gov.uk/popup.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=Halx1_i0YED.

 

Wraysbury Container Library

The hours are 10.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 19.00 every Wednesday.    Please note that the library no longer opens on Saturdays.

 

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.

 

 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

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
Deborah.dart@nationaltrust.org.uk 
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 
 
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. 
 
 
 
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 and 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 and 23.  The link is www3.rbwm.gov.uk/downloads/download/357/prow_-_definitive_maps

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
forms.rbwm.gov.uk/popup.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=Halx1_i0YED. 
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 www3.rbwm.gov.uk/downloads/download/357/prow_-_definitive_maps

Email the Clerk

Clerk to the Council
01784 482613