Friday is the night when the people of Windsor will have their chance to formally support plans for their own town council.

The public meeting at the Guildhall at 7pm will have just one item on the agenda - to debate a motion calling on the Royal Borough to agree to giving Windsor its own Town Council.

If approved it would give residents in Central Windsor, Clewer, Dedworth and Spital a similar council to those that exist already in villages with parish councils like Old Windsor and Datchet.

Interim Town Council committee chairman, Dee Quick, said: “Windsor deserves a town council and needs to have local representation. Approval of this new council will make a huge difference to our town and that is why we are getting so much support. But, it is important that everything we do is by consent of the whole town and so I want as many Windsorians as possible to come to this meeting. We live in an amazing town, a town I am very proud of, but we can make it even better with this new Town Council."

West Windsor Residents Association chairman Richard Endacott who has taken on the role of chief executive said: “We are very proud of our local community, any issues which directly affect us all can be addressed through this extra layer of representation."

The online petition calling for a Town Council has 500 signatures so far. A further 600 have signed the paper version, which will be available at the meeting. Once it reaches 1,500 signatures it will be debated at a full meeting of the Royal Borough council.