Excavations at Old Windsor - Archive Assessment


June 2021

To find out more about the Excavations at Old Windsor between 1953 and 1958 - Dr Hope - Taylor Archive then click here


The Tapestries are now listed


April 2021

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.

Yours sincerely,

Philip Seely

Listing Co-ordinator - South

Listing Team South

Historic England (London Office)

4th Floor, Cannon Bridge House

25 Dowgate Hill

London EC4R 2YA

OWPC response to Alternatives to River Thames Scheme


April 2021

We received a letter from RBWM and the EA asking for alternatives to the River Thames Scheme.  We now know that the River Thames Scheme Channel that was proposed for within Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, is not going ahead following the decision by the Sponsorship Group to not include it, as the Borough was not able to commit to its contribution at this time. This was the relief channel, similar to the Jubilee River, that was going to come out of the Thames at Datchet and go back in by Bell Weir at Staines. This was designed after the 2014 floods to try and prevent a repeat of the flooding in this area and across the river in Datchet and Wraysbury. Our response is in the link below.

Image courtesy of Gary Fielder

Death of Prince Philip

Old Windsor Roundabout


April 2021

Old Windsor Parish Council commissioned and placed a tribute to the late Prince Philip on the north side of Old Windsor roundabout

Library Transformation Strategy


February 2021

Old Windsor Library Closure

RBWM Council is proposing to transform its library service, whilst ensuring our communities remain resilient and citizens independent, information provided is trusted, resources are well managed and offer value for money. However, RBWM must make savings of £8 million and it is proposed that Libraries contribute £292k towards this target. A consultation has been launched to gather feedback. Old Windsor Library is down to be closed. Read the additional documents for more information.

Library Consultation: Public Engagement Sessions


February 2021

Library Consultation: Public Engagement Sessions

Do you have any questions?

Would you like to discuss the proposals?

It is essential that residents views are heard and that alternative options are considered.

We are holding three public engagement sessions and we would like to invite you to attend.

· Monday 1 March 2021 - 10am- 11.30am - Please book online via Eventbrite

· Thursday 11 March 2021 - 6pm - 7.30pm - Please book online via Eventbrite

· Wednesday 17 March 2021 - 2pm - 3.30pm - Please book online via Eventbrite

These sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams and a link will be sent out before the event starts.

Please make sure you have Microsoft Teams downloaded to join.

Roadworks and Useful Links in RBWM


February 2021

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:


Flood Information


February 2021

Below are a variety of sites to get information on what is happening with the river that you may find them useful.

https://flood-warning-information.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.