Saturday, March 24, 2018 
The Bracknell Forest Cultural Festival 2018 
Come and meet your community in all its diversity and splendour!

On Saturday 24th March, at Bracknell & Wokingham College, involve working in partnership with Bracknell Forest Council will be holding a vibrant and colourful FREE event celebrating the diversity of Bracknell Forest, with music, art, food and fun for all the family, including a bouncy castle and face painting for the children.

This special event will be a great chance to find out about the many, diverse communities all living together in Bracknell Forest. To find out more, or to offer your support, please contact Diane Benford on 01344 383513 or diane.benford@involve.community
             
 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 
UK Government Smart Meters Rollout 2020 
The Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. However, research shows that a huge percentage of the population are still not aware of the options available.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has produced guides on domestic and non-domestic smart meters, see links below for further information: -
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Thursday, January 18, 2018 
BRACKNELL FOREST BOROUGH COUNCIL (CHURCH STREET, CROWTHORNE)
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) ORDER 2018
 
Notice is hereby given that Bracknell Forest Borough Council intends to make an Order, in accordance with Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in any direction along the Church Street between its junctions with Waterloo Road and High Street (Crowthorne).

The alternative route for this closure is via High Street (Crowthorne), B3430 Dukes Ride, New Wokingham Road and Waterloo Road, or this route reversed.

The purpose of this Order is to ensure public and workforce safety whilst water utility works are undertaken in the highway.

The proposed Order will come into operation on the 29th January 2018 and its maximum duration will be 6 months or until the completion of the works whichever shall be the earlier. It is currently programmed that the works requiring the closure will take 4 weeks to complete.

This Order shall only apply when the appropriate signs and markings are displayed in the road.

Emergency access to adjacent properties will be maintained however there will be no ‘through access.

Should you have any queries on these closures then please contact Bracknell Forest Council's Highway Network Management Team on 01344 352000
             
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 
Legal and General Residents Update - 8th December to 22nd December 2017  
For the latest news on the development of Buckler Park (former TRL site) please see link below: -
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 
Rural crime update from Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Ross 
I would like to reassure members of our rural communities of my commitment to investigating reports of rural crime. We rely on information from our local communities and take such reports very seriously. Incidents are robustly investigated by our local policing teams who have dedicated Rural Crime and Wildlife Officers based across the Thames Valley...
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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.
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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...
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