Monday, December 04, 2017 
Churches Together in Crowthorne
Details of all the church services taking place in Crowthorne over the Christmas period.
 
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Monday, November 27, 2017 
Rooting for Bracknell Forest Trees 
Our borough is the third most forested in the country and the council is consulting on a new strategy that aims to preserve this special forest heritage.

The Bracknell Forest Tree Strategy describes how Bracknell Forest Council will approach the management of trees, hedgerows, orchards and woodland in the borough over the next few years.

Trees provide us with a wide range of benefits that support our quality of life. They have a natural beauty that enhances the landscape and people’s recreational experiences, creating appealing places for leisure and play. They are also home to a wide variety of wildlife, giving people an opportunity to experience nature close up.

The council is inviting feedback from the public on the new strategy, which already incorporates feedback from stakeholders such as the Hedge and Woodland Conservationists (HAWC) and Warfield Environment Group (WEG).

Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection, said: “Trees form an important part of our borough and give Bracknell Forest its special character.”

“The Tree Strategy looks at how we can sustainably manage this resource in order to deliver benefits and improve the quality of life now and in the future for our residents, businesses and visitors.”

“We would like to encourage you to have your say about the strategy, and help us shape the future of the Borough’s trees and woodlands.”

A copy of the Tree Strategy is available on the council’s consultation portal where you can leave your feedback via the survey on the link below.

Or contact the council via email at: treestrategy@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

The consultation closes on the 7th January, 2018.
Veteran Tree at Westmorland Park
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017 
The Bracknell Forest Community Network 
The Bracknell Forest Community Network connects people aged 18+ experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood to develop confidence, interests and hobbies, life skills and resilience. This will help you to remain socially connected and better understand your health and wellbeing so you can live as independently as possible.
The Network provides support for the people within the criteria set out as follows:

* Recovering from an episode of mental ill-health
* Social Isolation or looking to get out in the community more
* Lacking confidence
* Needing practical support and information to get back to independence

If you would benefit from some additional support to improve your health and wellbeing simply get in touch with the Bracknell Forest Community Network by email: network@berkshire.nhs.uk or by telephone: 01344 823300.
 
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 
Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review 
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries as it opens its third and final consultation.

Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is equal, the BCE has been asked to make independent recommendations about where the boundaries of English constituencies should be.

Bracknell Forest residents can go to the BCE’s website, (Link below), to view the new plans. All public comments received during the first two consultations are also published on the website.

You have until 11 December 2017 to have your say.

All evidence submitted throughout the process will be considered and the BCE will then decide on the final recommendations before submitting them to Parliament in September 2018.

If agreed by Parliament, the new constituencies will be in use at the next scheduled General Election in 2022.
BCE's Website >>
 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 
Police and Crime Plan 2017 - 2021 
A summary version of the Police and Crime plan has now been published detailing the five strategic priorities for policing and crime for the next five years. The summary is available to view using the link below...
Police and Crime Plan >>
 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 
The Bracknell Forest Community Network 
The Bracknell Forest Community Network provides high quality support in a person-centred way using recovery model principles, empowering people through choice and promoting the use of community assets to achieve independence.
The Network connects people with a network of resources and activities in the community that will help them to remain socially connected, better understand their mental health, prevent relapse and develop their confidence, life skills, and resilience so they can live as independently as possible with a reduced likelihood of needing secondary mental health support.

The Network provides support for the people within the criteria set out as follows:


* Bracknell Forest residents aged 18+


* People recovering from an episode of mental ill-health


* People “stepping down” from CMHT support


* Individuals at risk from suffering an episode – preventative


* Support for carers of individuals with mental ill-health



Please see the information below on how access support from the Network or introduce somebody who requires support.
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 
Street Cleansing Operations in Bracknell Forest 
It's a new month, a new quarter, a new season and Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) have a new street cleaning regime.

Street Cleansing teams will now be split into the following areas, North, South and Central Bracknell Forest. Each team will be assigned to an area and will have ownership and responsibility for their area giving them an ability to respond to needs as and where they arise. This means that cleansing will be continuously ongoing in each area. If you see any issues that require reporting please log your report via the BFC website or via the direct links below:

All Street Cleansing reports can be logged here: https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/street-cleaning/forms/make-street-cleaning-report

All Grounds Maintenance reports can be logged here: https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/street-cleaning/forms/make-grounds-maintenance-report

These reports go direct to the street cleansing teams and provide BFC with the most efficient process to which they will respond.

In addition to the above, Take Pride is an initiative organised and steered through BFC, in association with The Big Tidy Up and Keep Britain Tidy campaign. The aim of Take Pride is to encourage and assist volunteering activities in the Bracknell Forest area.

Equipment is available on loan from BFC to assist with an event. This includes, litter pickers, high visibility Jackets, Take Pride tabards and gloves. Bags are also provided to collect the litter and when you have finished your event, you can leave the bags in an agreed location for the clean up crews to collect.
If you would like to organise a clear up event in your area or if you know of someone who may be interested to volunteer to litter pick, please contact BFC customer services on 01344 352000 or visit the website from the link below...
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Friday, September 29, 2017 
Summer of Fun 
This event was organised and sponsored by Crowthorne Parish Council with grant funding received from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Crowthorne Parish Council would like to thank the Crowthorne Traders, Village Pre-school, Thames Valley Police and all the activity providers who attended and supported the Crowthorne Summer of Fun event yesterday on the Morgan Recreation Ground.The day was enjoyed by so many families and children who were able to enjoy many activities such as; laser tag, crazy golf, zorb balls, a reptile encounter, birds of prey, messy play, circus skills, balloon modelling, bouncy castles and much more.Thank you to all the residents and children who attended and enjoyed the event.  There are many raffle prizes still awaiting collection so please call the Parish Office on 01344 771251 between 9-1pm to see if you are a lucky winner.
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