Monday, June 28, 2021 
Thames Valley Police: Cyber Protect - Newsletter for July & August 2021 
Hello and welcome to this our latest Newsletter and fourth for 2021, aimed at bringing the key National Cyber Protect guidance to the Public, Private and Charity sectors across the Thames Valley area. As always the key source for advice, guidance is the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

The COVID-19 situation continues to be forefront in everyone’s daily life both at home and at work and as we have previously covered a wide range of guidance and support in the distributed content since the April 2020 Newsletter, it is our intention to continue in this vein as required during the Pandemic...
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Wednesday, June 09, 2021 
Three Year strategy Plan 2021 - 2024 Have Your Say 
Crowthorne Parish Council is in the process of developing a Strategy Plan with a green focus that will inform our policy framework over the next three years. Climate change is at the forefront of our lives and this Strategy Plan will seek to address how we carry out Council activities and services whilst mitigating damage to our environment.

We will ensure that wherever possible our future spending takes account of this. We will seek to reduce our energy usage in different ways over the next three years...
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Thursday, April 01, 2021 
NEWS RELEASE: Residents’ COVID-19 impact survey 
Later this month, a number of residents in the borough will have the opportunity to share their experiences about how the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact their lives.

Around 1,800 residents will be chosen from a range of socio-economic backgrounds and contacted by phone to take part in the survey...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 
New Community Learning courses for summer 2021 
It’s ‘get, set, go!’ for Community Learning’s summer programme of courses for adults

With a sense of optimism, brighter days, and the promise of summer on the way, Bracknell Forest Community Learning is launching its new programme of adult learning courses.

With courses for enjoyment, courses for employment, courses for keeping in shape and courses for keeping up to date, there’s bound to be something to interest everyone!

There is a range of work skills courses to help support those people seeking employment or a career change, many of which offer a chance to gain a qualification. This, alongside a selection of computing courses, provides the opportunity to upgrade skills. Well-being has never been more important and this term courses include rejuvenating yoga and Pilates, relaxing painting and cross-stitch and a course exploring how to move on after lockdown.

Residents can be reassured that measures are in place to make sure that learners can meet safely in the Open Learning Centre or take part in online learning.

Cllr Dr Gareth Barnard, executive member for children and young people, said: “With a challenging job market and the stresses that the pandemic has presented, the range of work skills and well-being courses available with Community Learning offers something positive for everyone and I would urge residents to take a look at the summer programme.”

To enrol on the new courses, and to find out more, residents should visit www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/community-learning or call 01344 354220. There are many new courses available from April – visit the website to see the full range on offer.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021 
POLICE ALERT: High Value and Gold Jewellery Thefts 
There has been an increase in reported thefts of high value and gold jewellery from residential properties across the Thames Valley area.

Residents can help avoid giving burglars the opportunity to steal their jewellery by considering these crime prevention tips...
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Friday, March 19, 2021 
NEWS RELEASE: Supporting access to Apprenticeships 
This week the Executive supported recommendations made by the Education, Skills and Growth Overview and Scrutiny Panel which are intended improve access to apprenticeships. This is the second in-depth report which has been accepted by the Executive from the panel this year.

Investigations conducted by the panel found that during the pandemic, vacancies for apprenticeships reduced by around 25% in Berkshire. The recommendations aim to reduce the barriers faced by businesses in employing apprentices and support prospective employees to undertake an apprenticeship...
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