Claire Castignetti is a woman with bright ideas - and her latest has won a £1,000 grant from the Royal Borough to make it come true.

Mrs Castignetti, 53, of Belmont Drive, Maidenhead, was one of five finalists who entered the Bright Ideas competition run by Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club in conjunction with the Royal Borough.

On Tuesday they all gathered in the Mayor's parlour at Maidenhead Town Hall to hear which one was the winner.

Mrs Castignetti's idea of a series of 'time lines' - metal plaques that could be placed a strategic spots across Maidenhead describing key moments in the town's history - proved the winning one After her name was called the Royal Borough's mayor Cllr John Lenton said: "People know Maidenhead but they don't always know it history. This could let people see the town in a new light."

He said discussions were already underway about where to put the first plaque.

Mrs Castignetti works as an invigilator at Furze Platt School. She and her husband Rob have four daughters.

She said: "Now I'm really looking forward to getting the plan off the ground. I want to work with the community to choose which dates to put on the time lines.

"Schools could get involved researching some of the events."

The £1,000 prize will go towards setting up the scheme The four runners up received £250 each.

They were Fiona Fabb, who came up with a way idea of getting young people and the elderly to socialise together, Greg Mills who suggested a mentoring system young technology students, Andrew Ingram who had an idea for better communication between the public and the council, plus Scott Cunningham - an assistant sea scout leader - who suggested a new slipway for boats into Maidenhead.