Christmas Fayre 10th December 2023
Straight Road Works
Starting the 27th July 2023 Cadent will be replacing the gas pipes along the Straight Road and some neighbouring roads. This work is expected to take 42 weeks to complete. This will result is some significant issues with traffic flow as traffic lights will be used. Cadent have a website to explain what is going on. You can find it at https://www.londongasprojects.co.uk/straight-road-windsor
The latest update states:
23 November - 15:20
Unfortunately, this week we encountered some unforeseen engineering challenges which will cause delays to the current section of work.
Due to other underground utility pipes and cables restricting access to the existing gas pipe, we now need to re-design our planned engineering methods.
Rather than insert the new plastic pipe into the existing iron pipe, we anticipate the need to dig a trench the length of this section in order to replace the pipe.
Please note the team will be back on site once the new engineering plan has been agreed.
We will continue to provide updates as soon as we have them. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.
Roadworks and Useful Links in RBWM
For a list of the roadworks taking place in RBWM this week please go to:
To report a missed refuse bin this week please go to:
To report anything else then go to:
The Tapestries are now listed
The Tapestries, Old Windsor, Straight Road, Old Windsor, Windsor
Granted Listed Building Status (List Entry Number: 1474121)
Following your application to add the above building to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, we have now considered all the representations made and completed our assessment of the building. I am pleased to inform you that having considered our recommendation, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided to add the Tapestries, Old Windsor to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The building is now listed at Grade II.
Please click on the link below to download a copy of our advice report, which gives the principal reasons for this decision. The List entry for this building, together with a map, has now been published on the National Heritage List for England, and will be available for public access from tomorrow. This List can be accessed through our website.
The local planning authority will now be preparing the statutory notices required under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
Please be aware that the listing of the building took effect on the day that the List entry was published on the National Heritage List for England.
As of 25 June 2013, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) has enabled a number of heritage reforms, including an amendment to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 that provides two potential ways to be more precise about what is listed. Whether or not the new provisions have been invoked with regard to this building is explained in the Advice Report. A List entry that makes use of these provisions will clarify what attached and curtilage structures are excluded from the listing and/or which interior features definitively lack special interest; however, owners and managers should be aware that other planning and development management constraints might apply to these structures, and should clarify these with the Local Planning Authority. Further information is available on our website at
If you consider that this decision has been wrongly made you may contact the DCMS within 28 days of the date of this letter to request that the Secretary of State review the decision. An example of a decision made wrongly would be where there was a factual error or an irregularity in the process which affected the outcome. You may also ask the Secretary of State to review the decision if you have any significant evidence relating to the special architectural or historic interest of the building which was not previously considered. Further details of the review criteria and process and how to request a review are contained in the annex to this letter.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further assistance. More information can also be found on our website athttps://historicengland.org.uk.
Listing Co-ordinator - South
Listing Team South
Historic England (London Office)
4th Floor, Cannon Bridge House
25 Dowgate Hill
London EC4R 2YA
Below are a variety of sites to get information on what is happening with the river that you may find them useful.
https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/station/7172 This shows the up to date river levels both upstream and downstream of Old Windsor Lock. This is probably the most useful link.
https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings As it says, this is where you can sign up for flood warnings.
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/map?easting=498342.81&northing=174610&map=SurfaceWater This one gives all sorts of flood risks, just enter your postcode and what type of risk you are interested in.
https://flood-map-for-planning.service.gov.uk/confirm-location?easting=498478.53&northing=174647.94&placeOrPostcode=old%20windsor A great one for planning and showing the flood zones.
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/5-day-flood-risk This one gives a basic 5 day flood risk.