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Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Holyport Ward Parish Councillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Peter Janikoun, a casual vacancy now exists in the office of parish councillor for Holyport Ward.

The vacancy will be filled by election* if, within fourteen days of the date of this notice, any ten local government electors for the said ward of the parish submit a written request to the Returning Officer, Town Hall, St. Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.

In computing the fourteen days, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday, or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

If no such written request for an election is received by the Returning Officer within the time specified, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council.

* The election will take place not later than 60 days from the date of this notice.

Regulation 19 Borough Local Plan Briefing Notes

Bray Parish Council is providing the following Briefing Notes to Residents with regards to the current Reg 19 Borough Local Plan.

We are encouraging everyone to respond to the consultation and to use these notes for guidance in the preparation of their submission.

The RBWM Reg 19 Consultation Submission version of the Borough Local Plan can be downloaded by clicking here:

You may also wish to refer to some Frequently Asked Questions which have been prepared by RBWM Residents Action Group (RRAG), available to download by clicking here.


  • There is NO restriction to what you can comment on in relation to this Plan. Anyone can comment on ANY ASPECT of the Plan.
  • If you submitted comments under the Reg 18 Consultation, you should be aware that these will NOT be forwarded to the examining inspector. If you feel that your comments made under Reg 18 have not been taken into account by RBWM in the Reg 19 version, you should send them in again. Only submissions to this Reg 19 consultation will be seen by the inspector.
  • It is critical that all comments you send in include a reference to the specific section(s), paragraph(s) and/or policies in the Plan they relate to. All the Notes below do so.
  • The comments you make on each topic will be considered to be one “Representation” – that is the term/description that the Borough uses.
  • You can make as many Representations as you wish.
  • You can choose to comment on any one, more or all of the topics we suggest below, and also to add as many others as you wish.
  • It would be best if you could paraphrase your comments, and if you have personal examples that support the argument, please add these as they will contribute to the “supporting evidence”.
  • The closing date for responses is 5pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017. Submissions received after this will not be accepted.

You can download the full briefing notes here.

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor

A casual vacancy now exists in the office of parish councillor for Bray Village Ward, following the resignation of David Burbage. Click here to read the full announcement.

Road Closures in Holyport w/c 28th August 2017

Please note that Holyport Road (Aysgarth Park to Langworthy Lane) will be closed between 9.00am to 6.00pm for resurfacing on Thursday 31 August and Friday 1 September 2017, for further information 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.

Borough Local Plan – Regulation 19 extension

2nd August 2017: A statement from the leader of the Royal Borough on the extension of the Borough Local Plan Regulation 19.

Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the council, said: “We are pleased to announce an extension to the period for making representations on the Borough Local Plan: 2013-2033 Submission Version which we published on 30 June 2017.

“This latest stage in the plan-making process is known as Regulation 19. Formal steps will be taken next week to ensure that the publication and notification of the procedure for making representations and the new deadline fully accords with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

“We want to make clear that no other changes are being made to the Borough Local Plan: 2013-2033 Submission Version, or supporting documentation which continues to be available for inspection online, in borough libraries and parish offices.

“The extended deadline for making representations will be 5pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

“Before the Borough Local Plan: 2013-2033 Submission Version can be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination by a planning inspector, it must be published (under Regulation 19) to enable any person to make representations to us, the Royal Borough, about the plan (under Regulation 20).

“All duly made Regulation 20 representations will be sent to the inspector appointed to examine the Borough Local Plan: 2013-2033 Submission Version, who must consider representations made in accordance with Regulation 20 before deciding whether to recommend that the plan be adopted.

“We have decided to extend the period for making Regulation 20 representations following queries from residents and local resident groups who were concerned that our earlier press releases and library communications about Regulation 19 did not accurately explain the procedure for making Regulation 20 representations.

“To avoid any confusion or misunderstanding, I have asked officers to clarify that any person may make representations about any aspect of the Borough Local Plan: 2013-2033 Submission Version which we published on 30 June 2017.

“The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government recently provided the following clarification about the procedure for making Regulation 20 representations, in response to a query from a local resident of the Royal Borough:

‘I am able to clarify that there is no limitation at the second stage – (so-called Regulation 19) as to what topics of the plan residents may comment upon. It may be necessary to make the same comment at multiple points in plan preparation if it is felt that the point(s) raised have not been addressed (although these should have been considered by the Authority even if they haven’t been taken forward). The Regulation 19 stage is the first opportunity that anyone would have to request involvement in the hearing sessions for the Local Plan and to make comments on the Plan that the authority would like to adopt.’

“I have also asked officers to take the necessary formal steps to ensure that we fully comply with the legal requirements concerning the extended publication period (under Regulation 19) and the procedure for making representations (under Regulation 20). Those steps will be taken next week.

“This extension will allow any person who wants to make representations on the Borough Local Plan: 2013-2033 Submission Version extra time to do so. We want to be clear that Regulations 19 and 20 in no way restrict the nature of the representations that any person can make to us about the plan.

“By taking this step, the period for making representations on the Borough Local Plan: 2013-2033 Submission Version which we published on 30 June 2017, will exceed 12 weeks.

“The Borough Local Plan is vital to the economic vibrancy of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and our residents, present and future. We want the maximum possible participation at this Regulation 19 stage as together we build a borough for everyone. I encourage as many residents and stakeholders as possible to respond as we want to hear from you.”

Copies of the plan are available in all borough libraries and parish offices as well as online.

Once adopted, the plan will run from 2013 until 2033 and will help guide where developments including housing, leisure, retail, office and open space should be sited and how they will fit in with existing and planned infrastructure.
There are a number of different ways for residents and interested parties to make representations about the plan at this stage including online or in writing.

Representations during Regulation 19 can be made:

  • Online through the consultation portal where representations can be made against specific consultation points (e.g. chapters/maps etc.).
  • By emailing planning policy: a representation form (which is available to download from the website, or available in hard copy from libraries/parish councils), free text or a scanned written document.
  • By completing a representation form available from the libraries/parish councils and posting it to Planning Policy via the freepost address;
  • By sending letters to Planning Policy via the freepost address.
  • By calling the contact centre and asking them to record comments before sending these comments back to the resident for signing off and submitting.

For more information about the Borough Local Plan or how to make representations please see www3.rbwm.gov.uk/blp

The new deadline for making representations will be posted on the council’s website next week.

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights

Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2017

Each year the council’s annual return is audited by an auditor appointed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the rights to inspect and make copies of the accounts to be audited and all documents relating to them.

Click here to view the scanned notice document.

Bray Parish Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version

The submission version of the Bray Neighbourhood Local Plan is available to view online and at the Parish Office in hard copy. Bray Parish Council, on behalf of the parish council and the steering group, has submitted a neighbourhood plan for the Bray neighbourhood area.

The plan aims to manage the development coming forward in the neighbourhood area to better reflect the wishes of the community in the area and to take greater account of what makes the area special to the community. It sets out a number of objectives for the area and planning policies to guide future development and to help determine planning applications in the area.

Click here to see the announcement poster.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Local Plan (2013-2033) Submission version (Regulation 19)

The Council has agreed that the Borough Local Plan (2013-2033) Submission version, Policies Map, Sustainability Appraisal and other supporting documents will be available for inspection under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations.

Paper copies of the key documents will be available to view in the following locations for an eight week period from Friday 30 June 2017 up to 17:00 on Friday 25 August 2017:

  • On our dedicated Portal for making representations: http://consult.rbwm.gov.uk/portal/blp/blpr19/blpr19
  • On our website at the following link: http://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/blp
  • At Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council Offices:
    • Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF
    • Windsor Library, Bachelors Acre, Windsor SL4 1ER (due to the refurbishment of York House)
  • At all Borough Libraries and Parish and Town Council Offices during their normal opening hours.

Representations may be made under Regulation 20 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for an eight week period from Friday 30 June 2017 up to 17:00 on Friday 25 August 2017 with regard to:

  • Whether or not the plan is legally compliant (including Duty to Cooperate);
  • Whether it has met the tests of soundness:
    • Positively prepared – being based on a strategy that aims to meet objectively assessed needs for development and infrastructure
    • Justified – being the most appropriate strategy
    • Effective – being deliverable over the plan period based on effective joint working
    • Consistent with national policy – enabling the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the NPPF.

Representations must be received no later than 17:00 on Friday 25 August 2017.

The best way to view and make representations on the Borough Local Plan (2013-2033) Submission version is to use our online portal for making representations.

Please click here to access the Portal for making representations: http://consult.rbwm.gov.uk/portal/blp/blpr19/blpr19

Please download our Guide to using the Online Portal for further information.

Hard-copy representations can be submitted on the representation form (available in the Supporting Documents tab on our Portal at http://consult.rbwm.gov.uk/portal/blp/blpr19/blpr19, on our website at http://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/blp or in paper form from the Council and Parish offices and libraries during their normal opening hours) and sent to our offices by either of the following methods:

  • Scan and send via email to: blp@rbwm.gov.uk

All representations received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of an independent Examination by a Planning Inspector.

Please note that representations must be attributable to named individuals or organisations. They will be available for public inspection on our Portal and Borough website and cannot be treated as confidential.

Should you have any queries about the documents or the consultation process please do not hesitate to contact us on 01628 683800 or by emailing blp@rbwm.gov.uk

Meeting Cancelled

We regret to inform you that the main council meeting of 26th June 2017 has been cancelled. Please check back for further information.

Windsor Triathlon

Residents are reminded that the Windsor Triathlon takes place this weekend. There have been changes to the cycle course and although there do not appear to be any road closures, local residents are advised to take care when travelling on Sunday especially when using the A308, A330, Drift Road, Fifield Lane, Fifield Road, Oakley Green Road and Winkfield Road. For further details please see the following link:


Bray in Bloom Judging Date Announced

This year’s Bray in Bloom judging dates have been confirmed, with regional judging taking place on Tuesday 11th July from 10am, and the national judging taking place on Tuesday 1st August, again from 10am.

This year’s colours to adopt are ruby, green and white, and pink. Call 01628 778054 for further details or click here for the announcement flyer.

M4 Junctions 8/9 to 10 Closures: Resurfacing near Shurlock Row

Kier Highways, on behalf of Highways England, have announced they will be resurfacing sections of the M4 east and westbound carriageways near Shurlock Row, to improve people’s journeys and ensure the network remains in a safe and serviceable condition.

In order to carry out the resurfacing work as efficiently and safely as possible, the M4 westbound carriageway from junctions 8/9 to 10 will be fully closed overnight between 10pm to 6am, when traffic flows are at their lowest.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A404(M), A4 and A329(M) and confirmed dates for the closures will be displayed in advance on signs along the M4.

Westbound resurfacing
Monday 22 to Tuesday 30 May (excluding Friday 26 and Monday 30 May due to the bank holiday)

Eastbound resurfacing
Monday 5 to Wednesday 14 June (excluding Friday 9 June)

For the full announcement and further information, click here.

Annual Electors Meeting Agenda

The Annual Parish Meeting for Bray will be held on Monday 10th April 2017 at 7:30pm in Braywood War Memorial Hall, including presentations concerning the Broken Borough Local Plan, Restoring the Cut between the Thames, the Holyport Village Fair, the Fifield Fun Day, and an annual report. Questions and answers sessions will be held for each presentation.

For the full agenda, click here.

Getting to know South East Water

South East Water are inviting the public on a first come, first served basis, to join their team of water experts on a series of two hour tours to see behind the scenes of the local water works on Saturday 13th May 2017 at 10am.

This includes seeing how your drinking water is stored, treated and supplied to your home, and some handy tips on how to use water wisely to reduce your bills.

Full information can be found on the image to the right. Click to view it full size.

A308 Oakley Green Cemetery Footway Construction

Please note that the construction of a new footway and bus stop (outside Oakley Green cemetery) are due to take place on the A308 Windsor Road (Bray) between Monday 6 and Friday 10 March 2017.

Heathrow Expansion – Have Your Say

Plans are underway with a view to increasing airport capacity in the south-east of England and the government’s preferred scheme for meeting the need for additional airport capacity in the south-east of England is a new north-west runway at Heathrow Airport.

Click here for further information and to have your say in the scheme.

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor

A casual vacancy now exists in the office of parish councillor for Dedworth Ward. This vacancy will be filled by election* if, within fourteen days of the date of this notice, any ten local government electors submit a written request to the Returning Officer, Town Hall, St. Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.

Further details of the vacancy can be found by downloading the PDF document here.

Notice of Upcoming Road Closure

Here are the details of a forthcoming road closure to take place in Bray.

This should give you the opportunity to plan ahead, to make suitable arrangements and to share the information with all your appropriate stakeholders.

Date & time: Between 08:00 hours and 16:00 hours on Sunday 19th February 2017

Location: That part of B3028 Upper Bray Road that between its junctions with Cannon Hill Close and Hanover Mead.

Alternative Route: Is via A308 Windsor Road, A308 Braywick Road, Stafferton Way, Stafferton Way Link Road, B3028 Bray Road and A3028 High Street.

Reasons: To facilitate essential repairs to the Bailey Bridge by RBWM contractor.

Contact: Mr. Changnan Du of Jacobs on behalf of RBWM. His telephone number is 01189 467680.

RBWM Borough Local Plan

The Regulation 18 consultation has now closed, RBWM will be consulting on Regulation 19 during late Spring 2017. For further information concerning Bray Parish Council’s response to the Borough Local Plan please click here.

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:

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.

For more information visit www.highways.gov.uk/m3j2-4asm or you can download a PDF of the notice here.

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,
Parish Office,
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.

Click here to find full details concerning the Pre-Submission Consultation, including downloadable documentation in Word (.docx) and Adobe (.pdf) formats.

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:-

Suzan Hyland
National Volunteer Support Officer
Contact the Elderly
Tele: 0207 881 2361
Email: suzan.hyland@contact-the-elderly.org.uk

South East Water Keleher Water Treatment Works Open Day

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.

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Bray Village Celebrates RHS Gold and being judged “Best Small Village” 2014

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 »

Declaration of Result of Poll - Bray (Holyport) Parish Ward


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Derek Wilson - Holyport Parish Councillor Candidate


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Stroud Farm Open Day 20th July 10-4pm

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 »

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