New serviced office opened in Egham

Enterprise House Business Centre, situated in Egham in the heart of Runnymede, just opened it provides a newly refurbished serviced office which is open to accommodate small to medium local businesses. The center provides a different approach to serviced offices with a clearer cut product that will benefit the small business interested by providing quality with a competitive and transparent price. It is open now for viewings.

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9 things that will disappear in our lifetime

Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come.

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Memories of Professor John Healy who died on 25 April 2012

We are grateful to receive the following Memories of Professor John Healy who died on 25 April 2012.

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14 simple steps before you decide to have children


Test 1
Women: to prepare for maternity, put on a dressing gown and stick a
beanbag down the front. Leave it there for 9 months. After 9 months,
remove 5% of the beans.

Men: to prepare for paternity, go to a local chemist, tip the
contents of your wallet onto the counter and tell the pharmacist to help himself.
Then go to the supermarket. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to
their head office. Go home. Pick up the newspaper and read it for the last


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HACAN, the Heathrow Association for Control of Aircraft Noise, published its July Newsletter.

HACAN, the Heathrow Association for Control of Aircraft Noise, published its July Newsletter.

HACAN reports on the Aviation Scoping document published in March 2011 in which the government confirms the decision to rule out expansion at Heathrow and new runways at Gatwick and Stansted.

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Rogue trader warning after Surrey man is conned out of thousands of pounds

Surrey County Council Trading Standards scheme "Buy with Confidence" has reported the story of a local Bagshot resident - Rogue trader warning after Surrey man is conned out of thousands of pounds - a warning to all that in these tough times there are many people who would rather steel for money than do an honest days work.

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New Friendship Group for Older People

Contact the Elderly, the charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people, is appealing for volunteers in Chertsey & Addlestone to come forward to help it launch a much-needed friendship group in the area.   

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Your Independence Day - sign up to exhibit at these special events!

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has great pleasure in offering you the opportunity to exhibit your organisation's services to local residents and the chance for volunteers to take part.  The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is hosting two special events for all residents of the Borough in March 2011.  People in need of care and support, their carers and the general public will learn more about prevention and the services available to them locally.

We invite local businesses, voluntary organisations, clubs and societies to hold a stand or demonstrate your products and services for free at one or more of these events.  We are also looking for volunteers to help us run the events as there will be many interesting jobs to do.  If you know of volunteers who would like to join in please contact Laurel Hegarty on 01628 683662 or email

Event Dates

  • Thursday 10 March 2011 - Windsor Leisure Centre - 10am-3pm
  • Monday 21 March 2011 - Town Hall, Maidenhead - 10am-3pm



Looking for quality and quantity of furniture?

When you’re buying new furniture and products for your home, have you ever thought about visiting a reuse organisation?

Buying reusable furniture and kitchen appliances is great value, good for the environment and you might just find a hidden treasure.  

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Recycling and Waste Services from 31st Jan 2011

From the 31 January 2011 Runnymede Borough Council is making changes to the way it collects recycling and waste.

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Entrance exams and Open Days at Luckley-Oakfield School

If you are looking for a high class education for your daughter, visit Luckley-Oakfield School, an Independent Day and Boarding School for girls aged 11-18 years.

The school has high expectations for all its students, achieves excellent academic results and is proud of its exceptional added-value record. Pastoral care is considered paramount because every girl is important. Luckley students encounter rich and varied opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom, through which to develop their self-confidence and skills.

Flexi, weekly and full boarding provides a wonderful ‘home from home’ for students. The boarding community creates a supportive, stimulating and happy environment for students both from the UK and overseas. Luckley-Oakfield is set in beautiful Berkshire countryside with outstanding facilities and grounds.

If you think this may be the right school for your daughter, contact the Registrar on 0118 974 3221 to arrange to visit. Alternatively, come along to our Open day on Wednesday 16th March from 9.30am to 12 noon.

Entrance exams for September 2011 entry take place on Saturday 15 January (Year 7 entry) and Wednesday 19 January (Year 9 entry).

Coach routes are available from Maidenhead, Cookham, Twyford, Camberley, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Windlesham, Ascot, Binfield, Hartley Witney, Eversley, Finchampstead, Shiplake, Henley, Wargrave and from Wokingham Station.



"Drink now, pay later" - the economics of 2010?

Mary is the proprietor of a bar in Dublin . She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar. To solve this problem, she comes up with new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans).

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New Beginnings - feel positive about your mental health

 Starting 26th January in Chertsey, we are running a 7-week course for people who are learning to manage the day-to-day issues that arise when living or in recovery from a mental health condition. The course will be on Wednesday afternoons and run by two trained facilitators who have experience and understanding of mental health conditions. The group will have no more than 12 participants.

  • Some of the things we will look at are:
  • Problem Solving and Goal Setting
  • Anxiety and Depression Management
  • Triggers and relapse awareness
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Healthy lifestyle

Learn new skills, meet new friends and increase your confidence. This group approach is friendly, informal and motivating

If you would like to know more, or to book a place on the course please call our freephone number: 0800 988 5520


Surrey Police was of Thefts of tools from vans during the day...

You are all aware of thefts of tools from vans parked overnight, but we would like to alert you to an increase of theft from tradesman's vans during the day.

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Self Advocacy Group for Adults with Aspergers

Just Advocacy and the National Autistic Society have partnered to facilitate Self Advocacy Groups for adults who have all been diagnosed with either Asperger syndrome or High Functioning Autism. These groups currently run in 2 locations (Camberley and Reigate) in Surrey. During sessions the topic for discussion is decided by the group (the most popular topics tend to be to do with relationships and managing in difficult or awkward social situations) and everyone is encouraged to share their ideas, potential areas of difficulty and suggestions for coping strategies. The group also goes on regular outings that are decided upon collectively. These have so far taken place locally during normal session hours but the group is planning an outing for the summer that would take them further afield-some suggestions have been to go to London, the coast or a theme park. We do ask for a £1 contribution per session for refreshments and individuals need to fund themselves for outings.

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Charity Choral and Chamber Concert in Royal Holloway's Stunning Chapel
On the 1st June at 1945 the chapel at Royal Holloway will be playing host to an evening of summer songs brought to you by the finest voices and instrumentalists Royal Holloway University has to offer. Music from well known composers, such as Ennio Morricone and Jonathan Dove, will be carefully blended with other lesser known and highly accessible composers such as Classic FM’s ex composer in-residence; Patrick Hawes. His stunning setting of the ‘Song of Songs’ will form the centre part of our concert. With tickets of this charity concert at the very reasonable price of £5, with refreshments included, this concert is surely a perfect way to spend an evening. Come and relax in the comfort of a stunning and beautiful venue as mellifluous melodies fill your ears. The Choir of Royal Holloway has gained a very high reputation through its many broadcasts with the BBC, Classic FM and European Radio and has gained high critical acclaim for focusing its efforts on recording music from the Baltic States. The choir will be performing works from their current disc of music by the Latvian composer Rihards Dubra and works from their forthcoming album of music from the Lithuanian composer; Vytautas Miškinis. So please, come and enjoy some stunning music at top notch standard in a breathtaking setting, what’s not to like? Contact 07895 710106 for tickets and more information or email

Insurers reject claims from drunken skiers

Think before you drink on the slopes- as insurers warn drunken skiers they will not pay out if the worst comes to the worst.

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Top ten lessons from the financial crisis

Three months into 2009 it seemed another annus horribilis was upon us; March saw the FTSE100 hit 3,500 (a 6 year low). Nine months on, however, the risk of financial Armageddon feels small, stock markets have bounced back and the UK has taken its first steps on the long road to recovery.

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Xmas Ten Tips

Imagine the scenario...


It's the 4th January and you're still smiling recalling the wonderful eleven days holiday you've just had. But as you turn on your computer and realise something is wrong, something is very wrong. The millions of twinkly lights going on across the South of England have caused a brief power cut which has corrupted your servers disc…and you've no back up.


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Leading in difficult times

Well, another year is drawing to a close.  And quite a roller coaster it has been.  I attended an alumni event at Cranfield in October that helped me grasp the global economic issues and opened my eyes about the severity of the UK's situation.   I almost wrote a newsletter to share it at the time, but was concerned about how to do so ethically and sensibly.

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Surrey County Council Xmas 2009 newsletter in Runnymede
Please find attached our Christmas edition of our Surrey County Council newsletter in Runnymede.....
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FLAME AGM - Philip Hammond to speak on Airtrack.

Egham Residents’ Group FLAME is holding a meeting on 11th December 2009.

Egham’s MP Philip Hammond has agreed to speak about AIRTRACK.

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What Love means to a 4-8 year old.. ..

Slow down for three minutes to read this.  It is  so  worth it. Touching words from the mouth of children.  A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"  

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined See what you think:

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Runnymede Core Strategy 'Policy Approaches' Consultation

The Council is consulting residents, businesses and statutory consultees on its "Policy Approaches" Core Strategy document.


The consultation period runs from 19th June for six weeks until Friday 31st July.

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Capel incinerator - High Court Judgment

Judgment Approved by the court for handing down - Capel Parish Council v Surrey County Council

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