Thursday, October 08, 2020 
PRESS RELEASE: Bracknell Forest residents and businesses encouraged to have their say 
Local residents and businesses are being encouraged by the council to have their say on matters important to them, by getting involved with the Overview and Scrutiny Commission.

The Overview and Scrutiny Commission reviews the council's services to ensure they are provided in a transparent and democratic way, with clear accountability. With all meetings now being held online, The Commission is asking that more people get involved, submit their questions and get their voices heard.

The Vice-Chairman of the Commission, Cllr Tony Virgo said: “It’s easier than ever to get involved in things that interest you. This new way of holding meetings means there is no need to travel to the council offices. People can take part from the comfort of their own home. We urge people to get in touch and get involved.”

The public participation scheme (Link below) gives members of the public the opportunity to ask questions and you can submit a question for a councillor to ask on your behalf. The next Overview and Scrutiny Commission meeting is being held on Tuesday, 13 October and will focus on community safety and mental health in education during the pandemic. For the full agenda use the link below.

Future meetings will focus on the draft budget proposals (Wednesday, 11 November) and climate change (Wednesday, 2 December).

If you’d like to get involved in next week’s meeting, send your question or comment to: by 11am on Monday, 12 October.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 
Community Learning - Open Learning Centre and Community Learning
Back to school isn't just for kids!
Our programme of new adult learning courses for autumn is up and running! Visit (Link below) where you will be able to view all of our courses and book a place. Community Learning courses for the autumn term include calligraphy, watercolour painting and experimental drawing alongside courses in Pilates and yoga...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 
New Volunteer role at Citizens Advice 
We have a new volunteer role at Citizens Advice Bracknell & District. Click on the links below for more information...
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Monday, August 10, 2020 
Ease yourself back into learning with a series of free online tasters with Community Learning 
Bracknell Forest Community Learning is excited to offer a range of free, online taster sessions and workshops for adults this August, ahead of its autumn programme.

Focussing on well-being and work, the online courses are available from 10 August and include yoga, Pilates, goal-setting and time management, as well as calligraphy and watercolour demonstrations. There is even a summer first aid course offering practical advice for all the family.

In this challenging job market, you might like to book onto one of our workshops to look at how you can brush up your interview skills or refresh your CV. We also offer sessions on how to manage change, alongside self-confidence tips and how to improve your communication skills.

Cllr Dr Gareth Barnard, executive member for children and young people and learning, said: “I actively encourage all those looking to gain a new skill or skills to help them with future employment opportunities or to broaden their horizons, to see what's available and get involved. Learning can be both rewarding and fun.”

To find out further information or to enrol onto any of these free online taster sessions, visit: (Link below) or call 01344 354220.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 
COVID-19 MEMBERS UPDATE - Social Media Messages 
Over the coming week, if you or your Organisation wish to support any of our upcoming messages, we would really appreciate it. Please find below a selection of messages...
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Friday, March 27, 2020 
Bracknell Forest COVID-19 Community Information Pack 
To download the Bracknell Forest Community in formation pack, click on the link below...
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Monday, March 23, 2020 
In line with the government’s orders tonight, ALL the play & gym equipment at the Morgan Recreation Ground is closed until further notice to help combat the spread of coronavirus.
Monday, March 23, 2020 
Please note that all meetings of Crowthorne Parish Council and the Trusts it manages and administers are suspended with effect from 20 March 2020, as is the monthly council surgery, due to measures implemented by the Parish Council and central Government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus...
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