Thursday, September 27, 2018 
Emotional Wellbeing And You! 
A Joint Health Event by New Wokingham Road & Heath Hill Road Surgeries’ Patient Participation Groups
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018 
Have your say and help shape the future of your fire and rescue service 
Berkshire residents, workers and commuters have a chance to have their say on the future of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) during an eight-week consultation on the Royal Berkshire Fire Authority’s (RBFA) draft Corporate Plan and Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for the years 2019 – 2023.
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Monday, July 09, 2018 
Bracknell Forest - A Great Place to Grow! 
Bracknell Forest Council and the Economic Skills and Development Partnership (ESDP) have joined forces to run a photo competition that celebrates Bracknell Forest as a great place to live and work.

The competition, which is free to enter, asks amateur photographers to capture images of the borough to reflect the theme ‘A Great Place to Grow’. Photographers can each submit up to ten images covering a wide range of topic areas, including work, education, leisure, open spaces and the built environment.

There are exciting prizes up for grabs across the three competition categories including one for adults, one for young people under the age of 18 and an ESDP Merit Prize Winner for business / workplace environment.

Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, resources & public protection, said: "It's great to have a photo competition that highlights all that Bracknell Forest has to offer both for business and leisure.

We know from previous competitions that there are some very talented photographers in the borough, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what they come up with!"

Bob Collis chair of Bracknell Forest’s ESDP and keen amateur photographer said:

“I am so pleased that we are joining with Bracknell Forest Council to run the competition.

The ESDP promotes the continued economic growth of Bracknell Forest, and this year’s theme will provide an ideal opportunity for photographers to illustrate the many facets of growth in our local community.

I’m looking forward to seeing some imaginative and creative photographs! Good luck to all those who enter.”

Details of how to enter the competition, including full terms and conditions can be found on Bracknell Forest Council’s website (Link below)
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Thursday, July 05, 2018 
Road re-surfacing closures – Temporary Prohibition of Driving 
Various Roads, Binfield, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Warfield & Winkfield for full details click on the link below
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 
Warm Weather Advice 
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is urging residents to take extra care when out and about this week, with temperatures reported to reach highs of 31 degrees.

Station Manager, Paul Thomas, said: “While we want people to make the most of the good weather, we also want people to enjoy it safely.

“We want to encourage our residents to follow our safety advice to help prevent an incident from occurring in the first place. Careful preparation of activities outside and away from the home will go a long way to prevent fires and other emergencies.”

Countryside safety:
· Always have open fires in safe, designated areas. If you see a fire in the countryside, report it immediately by calling 999 and asking for the fire service.
· Don’t leave bottles or glass in the woodlands. Sunlight shining through glass can start a fire. Take them home or put them in a waste or recycling bin.
· Don’t attempt to tackle fires that can’t be put out with a bucket of water – leave the area as soon as possible and call the fire service.
· Never throw cigarette ends out of car windows – they could start a fire.

Barbecue safety:
· If you are planning to have a barbecue, make sure you place it well away from sheds, fences, trees, shrubs or garden waste. Never use a barbecue indoors or in a tent as this can give off an invisible, odourless, potentially lethal carbon monoxide gas, which could kill you.
· Follow the safety instructions provided with disposable barbecues and never leave it unattended. Drinking alcohol while cooking is not recommended.
· After cooking, make sure the barbecue is cool before moving it. Empty the ashes onto bare garden soil, not into dustbins or wheelie bins. If they’re hot they could melt the plastic and cause a fire.

Camping and caravanning:
· Fit and test a smoke alarm in your caravan.
· Make sure the caravan is ventilated and never block air vents, to avoid a build-up of poisonous gases.
· Only use approved lighter fluids and only ever on cold coals.
· Ensure caravans and tents are at least six metres apart from parked cars, to reduce the risk of a fire spreading.
· Keep a torch handy for emergencies – never use lighted candles.
· Don’t cook near flammable materials or long grass, they can set alight easily.

There are also simple steps that you can follow if you encounter someone who has fallen into deep water:
· Call 999 straight away and ask to speak to the fire service and ambulance.
· The emergency services will need to know where you are. If you do not know the specific location look for landmarks or signs – for example bridges will often have numbers on them which can identify the location.
· Never enter the water to try and save someone, even if you are a strong swimmer.
· Shout to the person in the water ‘swim to me’. The water can be disorientating and this can give them a focus.
· Depending on where you are there might be lifebelts or throw bags – use them. If they are attached to rope, make sure you have secured or are holding the end of the rope so you can pull them in.

For more information about staying safe when out and about, please visit the link below or alternatively, you can visit your local fire station for more advice.
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018 
FILM THE HOUSE COMPETITION 2018 
A parliamentary-based film and scriptwriting competition for UK based students and independent filmmakers based in the UK.

Entries are submitted to your local MP who will do the first round of judging. You will need to provide details of who your local MP is along with your submission and your MP will choose one work from each category to put forward for judging.

Categories for entry: -
a. Best short film - under 16
b. Best short film - 16 and over
c. Best original film script- under 16
d. Best original film script - 16 and over The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2018.

Further details can be found on the link below.
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018 
Parks and Countryside Events Programme for May 2018 - October 2018 
The Events List can be found by clicking on the link below...
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018 
Wellington College Community Action Newsletter 
We are always grateful for your support of our community action and volunteering programme and are keen to share College events that you and members of your organisation might like to join...
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