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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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.
More information >>
 
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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Friday, September 08, 2017 
THE LEXICON BRACKNELL IS NOW OPEN 
Bracknell Forest Council is encouraging people to consider how they travel to the town centre, including by car to one of the town's car parks, using public transport or walking.
The four day launch is expected to draw people from the across the borough and beyond, and as a result the town's roads and car parks are expected to be busy.
To beat the crowds, there are a host of transport options available for people planning to visit between 7-10 September and beyond. These include:
* 3,800 car parking spaces in four town centre multi-storey car parks
* 91 trains stopping at Bracknell train station (Monday to Saturday)
* 55 miles of traffic free cycle routes across the borough with The Lexicon at their heart - there are also 500 free bike parking spaces in the town centre
* 348 bus journeys a day arriving at Bracknell bus station from 4 September
Additionally, The Lexicon is within a 25 minute walking distance of Easthampstead, Bullbrook, Wildridings, Warfield and Priestwood.
 
Friday, September 08, 2017 
2017 Polling District and Polling Place Review  
Bracknell Forest Council is carrying out a review of polling districts and polling places in the borough.
The Council is taking the opportunity to review its polling stations at the same time.
BFC want to get views from local residents and stakeholders in the borough, including any issues regarding access to premises or facilities for persons with disabilities. Any elector can make their views known.
In encouraging views, it is of course the case that the availability of suitable polling places is the key determining factor in the makeup of polling districts. Therefore, in asking for comments, BFC request that alternative proposals should include suggestions for polling station locations.

How can you get involved?
You can help by completing the survey, which is available online at: http://consult.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/portal/dem/polling_review (See link below)
If you would like to see existing polling arrangements, this can be viewed on the BFC website at: https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/elections-and-voting/elections/review-polling-districts-and-places
The consultation period runs until 13 November 2017.
How to complete the survey.
1. Click on 'Start Survey'.
2. Provide your comments and suggestions in the text box provided. All comments and any responses from the Returning Officer will be published.
3. Enter your name and contact details so BFC can respond to your submission within 30 days of receiving them.
4. Click Submit
You will need to complete the survey again if you wish to provide suggestions for another polling place or station.
The council will consider all comments and recommendations submitted.
All comments and any responses from the (Acting) Returning Officer will be published and included with all proposals that will be submitted to Bracknell Forest Council for approval on 12 September 2018.
Survey Link >>
 
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 
Do you, or someone you know live with a long term health condition? 
HealthMakers is a completely FREE NHS service for anyone living with a long term health condition, from Arthritis to Migraine, Diabetes to Stroke recovery, and everything in between.

The following 6 week courses, start in September: -

Venue: Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR
Date: Commencing Friday 15th September 2017
Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR
Date: Commencing Thursday 5th October 2017
Time: 1pm – 4pm

Venue: Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR
Date: Commencing Tuesday 7th November 2017
Time: 1pm – 4pm

To book your place call 01344 415947 or follow the link below

#HealthMakersUK
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tHealthmakersUK
Visit our Berkshire Healthcare website: www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk
Booking Link >>
 
Monday, June 26, 2017 
Warning over Blue Badge scam websites 
Disabled residents are being warned about unscrupulous scammers charging people for help applying for a Blue Badge.

A Blue Badge is available to disabled people to allow them free parking and can be applied for simply by filling out a form and paying £10 for the badge itself.

However, Bracknell Forest Council has received three reports in the past fortnight about websites charging up front as much as £49 solely for help with applying for a Blue Badge.
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