The Parish Office will be closed from 12:30 on Friday 23rd December until 9:30 on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We wish you a joyful Christmas and a Peaceful new Year.
RBWM Borough Local Plan
What is this all about?
RBWM are consulting on the Borough Local Plan which forms the vision of how Windsor and Maidenhead will look in the future and what may be built where. Once approved, this Plan will be used to assess all future planning applications.
How does this affect Bray Parish?
14,240 additional dwellings need to be found by the end of the planning period in 2033. The sites for 7,400 household spaces have already been identified leaving 6,840 spaces to be found across the Royal Borough. The edge of settlement documents in January 2014 and July 2016 identified a number of potential sites across the Royal Borough. The Borough Local Plan Site Allocation Proforma show the proposed development envelopes in the Green Belt. For the Parish of Bray these are;
HA7: Land South of Harvest Hill Road and Kimbers Lane, Maidenhead
HA9: Land South of the A308(M), west of Ascot Road and North of the M4 (known as the Triangle Site)
HA11: Land west of Windsor, north and south of the A308, Windsor
HA17: Tectonic Place, Holyport Road, Maidenhead
HA18: Land between Windsor Road and Bray Lake, south of Maidenhead
HA23: Land west of Monkey Island Lane, including water treatment works, Maidenhead
Consulting the Residents
You can respond to the consultation online at: http://consult.rbwm.gov.uk/portal
Paper forms may be found on the website, the Council Offices, Libraries and Bray Parish Office.
Completed representation forms may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard copies can be sent to: FREEPOST, RBWM PLANNING POLICY
The consultation period takes place between 2nd December 2016 and 13th January 2017.
The following meetings are being held to discuss the RBWM Borough Local Plan
Thursday 5th January 7:30pm at Saxons Barn, Dedworth Road (next to Wyevale Garden Centre), organised by OGFRA
Saturday 7th January 11:00am – 12:00noon at Windsor Racecourse
Bray Parish Office
The documents may also be viewed at Bray Parish Office Monday to Friday between 9:30 and 12:30
Have Your Say
To ensure you are aware of the changes proposed we urge you to participate in this important consultation on the future of planning for Windsor and Maidenhead.
Get Ready for Winter
Following Storm Angus, the first storm of the winter, the Met Office has issued information and advice on how to prepare for winter weather including health and well-being advice. Hopefully we will not see any severe storms this winter, but in the event of any severe weather we ask that you follow the advice on the following link and please check on any vulnerable neighbours.
The Bray Parish Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead for Inspection
On Wednesday 16th November Ken Elvin, Chairman of Bray Parish Council, along with Steve Adams, Chairman of the BPNP Steering Group, formally submitted the Plan and supporting documentation to RBWM. The Plan itself was Approved by Bray Parish Council at a meeting on 11th July 2016.
It is now RBWMs responsibility to take the Plan through the next steps of the process leading to Referendum. This represents a major milestone for the BPNP Steering Group five after five and a half years’ worth of meetings, consultations, drafts, discussions, health-checks and a great deal of commitment from its members.
The 5 key documents are published here for your convenience:
- BPNP – BPC Covering letter 161116
- BPNP Final Plan for Submission 140716
- BPNP Final Basic Conditions Statement 270916
- BPNP Pre-Submission Consultation – Summary of Responses Final 13.11.16
- BPNP Statement of Consultation Final 151116
Roadworks in the Parish of Bray
For details of planned Council Highways works this week please click here. 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.
Furthermore, please be advised that the M3 motorway will be closed in both directions between junctions 2 and 3 for one weekend while Woodlands Lane Bridge is demolished and other works are undertaken. It will be closed between 9pm on Friday 18th November 2016 and 5.30am on Monday 21st November 2016.
Diversion routes will be clearly marked for the duration of this closure and drivers are encouraged to find alternative routes and to avoid the M3 during this time.
RBWM Local Plan Consultation
The RBWM Local Plan is due to be available for public consultation from 2nd December and we would encourage all local residents to view this important document which once approved and adopted will inform planning applications and permissions in the local area. For people with particular interest in the Green belt, please see the Edge of Settlement document parts 1 & 2. To review the plan in its current format along with appendices before the consultation begins please follow the link below;
Completion of the audit for the year ended 31st March 2016
The audit has been concluded and the statement of accounts has been published;
The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of the Council on application to:
Mrs Susan Cook,
Holyport War Memorial Hall,
Moneyrow Green, Holyport,
The return may be viewed during Parish Office opening hours 9:30 – 12:30, Monday – Friday. Copies will be provided to any local government elector on payment of £0.20 for each copy of the Annual Return.
Allotment Competition Results 2016
The Parish Council owns two allotment sites – one containing plots in Bray Village to the rear of the Village Hall car park, and another containing plots adjacent to Gays Lane Field, off Lindores Road in Holyport.
Each year the Parish Council awards a prize to the owner of the Best Kept Allotment and welcomes all new tenants to take part in this friendly competition.
The competition results for 2016 can be viewed here.
Summer 2016 Newsletter
The 2016 Summer Newsletter is now available for download, and details the Regional Judges visit to the Bray Village Conservation Area, specifically what needs to be done and what they’ll be looking for. Remember, once again the Bray in Bloom Committee will be awarding prizes for the Best Hanging Basket, Best Front Garden and Best Pot or Container in the Village, all of course which should use the Village colour scheme. You can read the full newsletter here in PDF format.
Plant Sale 22nd May
To assist Bray’s 2016 regional bloom entry a plant sale will be held in Bray Village Hall, on Sunday 22nd May 2016 from 10.30am until 1:00pm. We’d love for you to attend and appreciate everyone that shows their support. For further information please call 01628 778054.
Spring 2016 Newsletter
The 2016 Spring Newsletter is now available for download, noting a number of important changes at the Parish Council and a plethora of exciting updates. Click here to download the document in PDF format.
Bray Parish Council unanimously adopts the Bray Parish Neighbourhood Plan for submission!
At a Full Council meeting on the evening of Monday 23rd February 2016, Bray Parish Council unanimously voted to adopt the Bray Parish Neighbourhood Plan Version 3 for submission through the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead for Inspection and Referendum. This decision is subject to a one day workshop with Planning Consultants, Bray Parish Councillors, RBWM Officers and Steering Group members to agree the final detailed policy wording and ensure that the Plan is ready for Inspection.
Incorporation of the Fisheries into Bray
RBWM is currently consulting with the public regarding the review of Bray Parish, the deadline is Tuesday 16 February for the public to make comments to RBWM about the proposal to incorporate the Fisheries into Bray.
For further information please click here.
Bray Parish Neighbourhood Plan – Pre-Submission Consultation
Bray Parish Council has been developing a Neighbourhood Plan. This has been led by a Steering Group made up of local volunteers and, after taking into account views expressed by residents during previous consultations, a Draft Plan has been prepared.
Contact the Elderly-Maidenhead Need YOUR Help!
Contact the Elderly Maidenhead has been running for 15 years taking out 6-8 local elderly people once a month, 12 months a year, to tea parties. Their guests are aged from 75 into the 100’s, and local family hosts welcome the group into their homes for the tea party. This regular monthly outing makes a huge difference to the life of an isolated person and gives them something to look forward to. Often this is the only social outing in their lives.
Their group needs a group Co-ordinator/driver for a few hours a month and more drivers to drive the elderly guests one Sunday afternoon a month. Can you make a difference to elderly people in your community and enjoy a very happy Sunday afternoon?
For more information please contact:-
National Volunteer Support Officer
Contact the Elderly
Tele: 0207 881 2361
The South East Water Open Days are a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of a water treatment works and find out where your water comes from and they are opening the doors of their Keleher Water Treatment Works at Bray, Berkshire on Saturday 25 April 2015.
Location: Keleher Water...Read More »
Nearly 40 villagers from Bray gathered together on Thursday 13th November to celebrate their success in Britain in Bloom in 2014. Not only did the Village gain an RHS Gold and one Special Award at Regional level but they went on to win an RHS Gold Award in the National...Read More »
Stroud Farm in Holyport are offering an opportunity for you to visit the farm and be taken on safari to see some incredible wild flowers and farm land that is truly quite breath taking.
The Flowers include the Poppies that grew in Belgium on the WW1 battlefield and have...Read More »