CLICK HERE for how to form your Christmas Bubble

Councillor Andrew Johnson, leader of the council, said: "With the ending of national restrictions on 2nd December, the Royal Borough along with the majority of Berkshire will be placed in tier 2: high alert level.

“The full details of tier 2: high alert can be found on the website.

"We are constantly reviewing the situation, taking expert advice from our dedicated public health professionals and liaising with government. We await further details about how the process works to move back to tier 1.

Read more: Royal Borough in Tier 2 From December 2nd


The Lexicon BRACKNELL  Lexicon Christmas Wishes

Returning this year is The Lexicon’s Christmas Wishes campaign, where anyone can nominate a friend, family or a helpful stranger for a special Christmas treat, ten of which will be granted by The Lexicon.

Councillor Ash Merry, Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest and Councillor Michael Titheridge, Bracknell Town Mayor will be helping to choose the winning wishes. 

But you’ll have to hurry as entries must be received by Friday, December 11th 2020.

All you have to do is enter your nomination by visiting The Lexicon’s website: or post your entry in the post box at the front of The Avenue car park entrance.

The Lexicon Elf Trail

This Christmas, you’re in for a surprise, as a team of cheeky elves arrive in The Lexicon on December 2 2020, to help bring the town centre festivities to life!

There are ten sprightly elves to spread across shop windows in The Lexicon, but we’re going to need your help to find them! 

Read more: With Love From the Lexicon for Christmas

Pictured Above: Previous Year's Garden Decorations in Ascot

Help Light up the Royal BoroughJoin your neighbours and community by lighting up the Royal Borough when  the Christmas lights for Ascot, Eton, Maidenhead and Windsor are switched on.

The Council will switch on the town’s Christmas lights this weekend and as we can’t do the normal switch on events, residents are being asked to join in and light up the Borough.

Decorate your garden, front window or create a festive display in your home and share your pictures with us by tagging @MyRoyalBorough using the hashtag #LightUpMyRBWM and you could win a £250 prize to shop local in the borough.

To be in with the chance of winning residents should post your pictures between Saturday 21st and Sunday 6th December tagging  @MyRoyalBorough  on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or all 3!) and using the #LightUpMyRBWM. The winner will be announced on Friday 11th December.

Read more: Help Light up the Royal Borough This Christmas


 The Royal Foresters  Address: London Road, Ascot, SL5 8DR | Tel: 01344 596480 | Insta:  /theroyalforesters | FB/theroyalforesters

Since 4th July, Peter Borg-Neal, Founder and Chairman of 28 strong local pub group, Oakman Inns, which owns The Royal Foresters in Ascot, and his CEO, Dermot King, have provided comfortable yet Covid-safe environments for their guests. With other pub and restaurant operators across the UK, the group is bitterly disappointed that the Government has imposed ‘devasting’ Tier 2 restrictions across 99% of the country, despite the fact that PHE figures show pubs and restaurants are safer environments for socialising than homes. This week, Peter announced on BBC Breakfast that his company has invested over £250,000 in providing new levels of customer safety.

At the Royal Foresters, the team has been busy putting up the Christmas decorations to welcome guests back next Wednesday – under Government guidelines, which thankfully include the reshaping of the 10pm Curfew. Outside, they have also installed a heated Festive FlexiTent on their terrace which will allow guests who are not in the same household to wrap up warm and dine ‘Al Fresco’.

Traditional & Mediterranean-influenced Winter & Festive Menus

Every dish at The Royal Foresters is expertly prepared by their chefs using fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients in their open theatre-style kitchen, and every member of the family bubble, regardless of their dietary needs, will find something to please even the most discerning palate this Christmas.

Read more: Ascot's Royal Foresters Prepares to Re-Open on 2nd With Additional 'Al Fresco' Seating


Citizens Advice Bracknell & District and Citizens Advice Maidenhead & Windsor have agreed to merge and become Citizens Advice East Berkshire. Both charities have a long and successful local history; with over 140 years’ experience between them, they serve 7,000 clients and resolve over 35,000 issues every year. Citizens Advice Maidenhead & Windsor was founded in 1939; Bracknell & District in 1961. The merger will complete in April 2021 – a fantastic way to celebrate Bracknell & District’s Diamond Anniversary.

Read more: Citizens Advice Bracknell & District and Citizens Advice Maidenhead & Windsor Merge


Charters School  in Sunningdale is setting up an Environment Society to help its staff and students become ‘greener’ and reduce their carbon footprint. A team of students will meet monthly and take action to make the school more environmentally friendly.

The school’s first initiative will be to stop the provision of plastic water bottles to staff at Parents Evenings. Around 200 single-use plastic bottles can be used during one event and many go straight to landfill. When the Covid restrictions are lifted and parents are more able to enjoy face-to-face Parents Evenings, prefect helpers will circulate with jugs of water, so that cups and reusable bottles can be refilled throughout the night!

Read more: Charters School Receives Recycling Bins from Ascot Fire Brigade Trust