An impassioned plea to bring more power back to the hands of Windsor residents has been reignited as 'wheels are back in motion' over the potential of creating a new town council.

A bid, backed previously by thousands of people, to introduce a Windsor Town Council for residents to have a greater say and control over local issues has long been campaigned for.

Now, campaigner Richard Endacott, who has been leading the push for a town council for Windsor, told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that the 'wheels are back in motion' with plans and 'heading in the right direction'.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead councillors unanimously voted this summer to open a community governance review – a step towards the creation of the new council.

Two years earlier, the previous council administration voted down plans to set up a Windsor Town Council in spite of a petition in favour gaining more than 2,000 signatures.

Mr Endacott said: “The whole concept is that we would have a proactive organisation that is able to address key issues, such as parks and recreation, the streets and roads, and that sort of day-to-day business.

“Windsor is an internationally recognised town. The biggest benefit is that Windsor would be give greater visibility. It would boost the prestige of the town and allow greater investment in the town.”

While many areas of Berkshire have parish and town councils, the Royal Borough’s two largest towns of Windsor and Maidenhead are both unparished.

While Mr Endacott noted that concerns around the costs of introducing a new council, he ultimately believes it would help bring more investment to the town.

“One of the key issues that people look at is the cost of the council and how it would affect them,” he said.

“What we’re keen to promote is that your council tax precepts would be spent on Windsor itself and that would provide good value for money.”

He added: “There are quite a lot of immediate concerns at the council right now about finance and budgeting that have taken up more of a priority. But the wheels are back in motion and the cogs are turning. We’re definitely moving in the right direction.”

Parish councils are the smallest unit of local government, with responsibilities that can include car parks, allotments and public toilets.

They are sometimes known as town councils in certain areas.

While the powers of the proposed Windsor Town Council are yet to confirmed, Mr Endacott noted the public voice for the community that it would bring.

He said: “What people have to realise is that the size and scope of the town council are entirely in the hands of residents. That’s where the democratic part comes in.”