The next meeting of the new Windsor Town Council on Tuesday will update supporters on plans to give the recently set up group 'official' status as a decision making democratic body.

It was set up in the wake of growing dissatisfaction over the fact that Windsor's surrounding villages all have locally based parish councils that can serve as a link between the community and the sprawling Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council.

But Windsor Town itself lacks such a body - and the new Town Council hopes to be granted full 'parish status' by the Royal Borough.

For this to be considered a petition must be signed by seven and a half percent of people living in the town centre.

At Tuesday's meeting in York House, Sheet Street at 7.30pm supporters will be told that petition is well on the way to getting the necessary 1,661 names needed.

The state of ongoing negotiations with the Royal Borough will also be discussed and details of the potential size and scope of the Town Council once it achieves full status.

There will also be a public open forum at which people can raise issues affecting the town.

The meeting will be chaired by former mayor of the Royal Borough Dee Quick.