Whats On 2020

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NOW Re-Opening Wednesday December 2nd 

Cards for Good Causes has been an annual feature in Sunninghill for almost 30 years and we are here again in this most challenging of years. We have made our shop fully compliant with the Covid-19 laws and regulations in order that our customers and volunteers will be kept as safe as possible. A one-way system is in place and we have imposed a limit of 3 customers in the shop at any one time. Face coverings must be worn and hands sanitized before entering the shop. We are now able to take payment by card and customers are encouraged to use this method to pay rather than cash. Find us in the Cordes Hall, Sunninghill, where we will now be open from 8.30am to 5pm daily, except Sundays. Our usual selection of Christmas Cards from around 30 different charities will be supplemented with Christmas gifts, wrapping paper, Advent calendars and more! Do come and support your favourite Charity and also give thanks to our wonderful volunteers, without whose dedication and loyalty the shop would not be able to operate.

Read more: Christmas Cards for Good Causes Shop | Re-Opening Wednesday December 2nd | Cordes Hall

Christmas parking in the BoroughFree Christmas parking will be offered on certain days in most town centre council run car parks in the run-up to Christmas to help support local businesses and rejuvenate the high street.

Free parking will be offered on Sundays in Windsor (Maidenhead is already free) and on Wednesdays after 3pm in both Maidenhead and Windsor in most council run town centre car parks.

Councillor David Cannon, lead member for public protection and parking, says: “I am delighted that we have been able to bring a small amount of Christmas cheer to our residents and I hope that this supports our local independent businesses who have had a difficult year.

“The offer is available to residents and visitors and we would encourage people to take advantage of this in the run-up to Christmas to support our local high streets.

“We are committed to supporting our local businesses and boosting our local economy.”

The free parking will be on Wednesdays from 3pm in both Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough town centre car parks on 9, 16 and 23 December. It will also be free on Sundays in Windsor on 6, 13 and 20 December. Maidenhead is already free on Sundays. River Street in Windsor is excluded from this offer.

To check up-to-date offers from the high street, follow My Royal Borough on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


County Carers to Host Annual Alzheimer's Society Charity Event | 
County Carers, a leading domiciliary care agency based in Berkshire, will be hosting their annual charity event in support of The Alzheimer’s Society on December 4th, 2020. The twelve hour event, which is inspired by Joe Wicks’ 24 Hour PE Challenge and will this year feature an Elf Day theme, will see staff complete various exercise activities while dressed as elves to raise money for people living with dementia.  

The fundraising event will be live streamed via the County Carers Facebook page every hour between 08.30 and 20.30, with carers and clients invited to join in the fun by taking part over Zoom. Activities will include treadmill and exercise bike sessions, rope skipping, boxing workouts and high intensity interval training (HITT) - all fuelled by healthy snacks from the Joe Wicks cookbook series.  


Read more: Annual Alzheimer's Society Charity Event | December 4th

A virtual walk round the Cannaregio area in Venice” on 10th December

The Arts Society Englemere  (Ascot evening Arts Society)      Using Zoom Technology – How About ??

 “A virtual walk round the Cannaregio area in Venice”   with local guide Luisella Romeo ,  @ 11am on December 10th. 

Guests are welcome to join the group “on line” for a small donation of £5.   

The walk will last approximately one hour and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.  For further information and to be sent the link contact info@tas-englemere.org.uk

Here is the guide’s description of the walk: 

Starting at the Church of the Jesuits, we will move to the Fondamenta della Misericordia, pass by the old Brotherhood of Santa Maria Valverde and reach the Madonna dell’Orto church. We will then see the House of Tintoretto, the campo dei Mori and finally end by the Jewish ghetto. Cannaregio, lying north of Venice is a very popular area, unknown to most tourists and providing you with an interesting urban concept regarding Venice, rich in gardens and open spaces.

WEBSITE  For more information or to book, please email christmas@1711byascot.co.uk , call 0344 346 3632


Hurry out of the cold winter air and into FEAST, a cosy festive pop-up in the Old Paddock Restaurant,  a place filled 
with the joy, laughter, delicious food and wonderful aromas of Christmas time.
Christmas is our favourite time of the year so come and celebrate with us at the NEW pop-up restaurant at Ascot Racecourse this December. The Old Paddock Restaurant will be changing its décor and menu to give everyone a chance to enjoy some special time with family and friends this Christmas. What a better place to do it than at the home of Royal Ascot where bringing people together is at the heart of what we do.
Among the choices for each course, menu highlights include a starter of Oak smoked salmon, dill and avocado puree & pickled cucumber, a Roast Norfolk Turkey as a fitting centrepiece and no less than 
four mouth-wateringly delicious Christmas desserts … which to pick?....
Standard Package: 3-course meal | £32
Premium Package: a glass of Prosecco on arrival, 3-course meal and a cheese platter ǀ £40
Prices are per person and include VAT. 
Thursday 3rd December
Lunch (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (5pm-8:30pm)
Friday 4th December
Lunch (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (5pm-8:30pm)
Saturday 5th December
Lunch (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (5pm-8:30pm)
Sunday 6th December
Lunch (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (4:30pm-8:30pm)
Thursday 10th December
Lunch (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (4:30pm-8:30pm)
Friday 11th December
Lunch (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (4:30pm-8:30pm)
Saturday 12th December
Lunch (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (4:30pm-8:30pm)
Sunday 13th December
Sunday Lunch Carvery (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (4:30pm-8:30pm)
Thursday 17th December
Lunch (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (5pm-8:30pm)
Friday 18th December
Lunch (SOLD OUT) | Dinner (4.30pm-8.30pm) 
Saturday 19th December
Lunch (SOLD OUT) | Dinner (4.30pm-8.30pm) 
Sunday 20th December
Sunday Lunch Carvery (12pm-3pm) | Dinner (4:30pm-8:30pm)
Why not combine a trip to FEAST with a Christmas drive-in cinema experience? On the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 20th December, kickstart the afternoon or evening with a delicious festive meal at FEAST, followed by Luna Cinema's drive-in cinema experience at Ascot Racecourse. 
Please include your name, telephone number and number of people in the booking when enquiring.
For more information or to book, please email christmas@1711byascot.co.uk, call 0344 346 3632 or complete the form below.