Survey reveals 90 per cent of residents enjoy living in Bracknell Forest
Bracknell Forest residents agree the borough is a good place to live; they get on well with their neighbours, are satisfied with the way the council runs things and can influence decisions, according to the results of the latest residents' survey…
Since the 25 January 2018, our Litter Warden has been out and about in the Parish collecting waste and recycling. The first month of litter collection has been extremely successful, hopefully you have noticed that Crowthorne is already looking much cleaner …
Crowthorne Parish Council has resolved to support Crowthorne Reduce Our Waste (C.R.O.W), who are committing to plastic free alternatives and supporting plastic free initiatives within the village to create a plastic free community…
Following the work of the Neighbourhood Planning Group, including representatives from both Crowthorne Village Action Group, Crowthorne Traders and volunteers from within the community, Crowthorne Parish Council has now prepared its Pre-Submission Plan for your area.
The outreach Post Office at the Parish Hall on Wednesday mornings is temporarily closed due to restrictions placed on outreach services by the Post Office with immediate effect.
The Post Office apologises for any inconvenience.
We will update you as soon as the Post Office restrictions are lifted.
Please let your neighbours & friends know if they are not on social media.
New re3paint scheme aims to save usable paint from going to waste
Free paint available for residents at re3 Recycling Centres
The re3paint initiative allows residents of Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Boroughs to take available water-based tins of paint that were deposited at the Recycling Centres and use it for their own projects or to help their local charity and community groups.
By doing so, they can save money on purchasing paint and at the same time help to reduce unnecessary paint waste and its impact on the environment. To ensure health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, all tins of paint that are deemed for reuse will be sanitised before being made available to residents.
More information on the re3paint scheme is available on the re3 website.
PRESS RELEASE FROM re3 3rd December 2020
Crowthorne Parish Council (CPC) Meetings 2021
FULL COUNCIL VIRTUAL MEETING ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS 2021
Pursuant to Covid legislation in force at present the Parish Council holds its meetings virtually on Microsoft Office Teams. The public are welcome to attend the meetings and to do so will need to download and install the MS Teams app to their computer or smart device/mobile phone…
It is with great fondness that Bracknell Forest Council remembers the life and contribution of James (Jim) Finnie - a Freeman of the Borough, former long-serving councillor and former Mayor - who very sadly died on 2 January at the age of 83…
Tribute to James (Jim) Finnie - Freeman of the Borough
The Code of Conduct Panel met on Thursday, 28 January, 2021 to consider a Code of Conduct complaint brought against Cllr Richard Price, a Crowthorne Parish councillor. The Panel considered evidence presented to them in a report written by the Investigating Officer, Mr Richard Beaumont, as well as verbal submissions given at the hearing.
Cllr Price had accepted one of the breaches of the Code brought against him in the report, and had apologised for this incident, but felt he was not at fault for the other incidents raised.
The Code of Conduct Panel found Cllr Price had breached the Code of Conduct and concluded his behaviour towards an employee of Crowthorne Parish Council had been unacceptable. The Panel felt a revised apology from him was not a reasonable sanction.
Instead the Panel recommended a number of sanctions, including the removal of Cllr Price from his Finance Champion role, and that he should be prevented from acting as chair of any Crowthorne Parish Council committees or groups for at least one year. A full list of sanctions can be found on our website.
CPC’s Chairman is aware of the press release and does not wish to publish any comment or response on behalf of the Parish Council.
Code of Conduct Press Release
3rd February 2021
Protection for local Heaths
You might not think of busy south-east England as a hotspot for rare wildlife, but it really is! By a fluke of nature...
Sarah Bunce from the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership explains how a mysterious bird from Africa is protecting our local heaths.
Bracknell Forest Council’s decision-making Executive has pledged financial support to Everyone Active so that the borough’s leisure services, which help residents’ physical and mental health, can open as soon as practically possible.
Everyone Active, which runs Bracknell Leisure Centre, Downshire Golf Complex and Coral Reef Waterworld, will be supported until at least June through a combination of government grants and council underwriting. This will enable the key leisure sites to open as soon as the Government’s roadmap allows…
Financial Help for Everyone Active to ensure leisure services can reopen
For those who may be new to the village or have somehow lost track of time, Crowthorne has a traditional carnival every two years. That cycle has unfortunately been interrupted due to Covid 19 and therefore the next event is planned for July 2022.