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Last day to have your say on local libraries

Today, Monday 20th June, is the last day to share your thoughts on the review of local libraries in our borough. If you have not already done so, simply click on this link, it will only take a few minutes to complete.

June 20th, 2016  |  Published in Association, Local council


Issues and options consultation for new Local Plan

A six-week consultation is due to begin on 13 June, on issues and options in Bracknell Forest’s new comprehensive local plan. Residents will be asked to comment on the issues the plan should address, such as new housing need, land use,  and the configuration of new housing. Planning policies also deal with such matters as […]

May 18th, 2016  |  Published in Association, Local council


Residents to be consulted on the future of borough libraries

Residents in Bracknell Forest will have the opportunity to have their say on the future of libraries. Four public meetings will take place around the borough and residents are encouraged to attend to  share their ideas and thoughts about how the council can deliver a good quality, sustainable library service. The schedule of meetings is […]

May 18th, 2016  |  Published in Association, Local council


Bracknell Forest smoking cessation scheme a huge success

Bracknell Forest borough is one of the healthiest places to live and our smoking cessation programme has the highest rate of quitters in SE England.  Our 78% success rate puts us at the top of SE league tables. Smoking kills people and reduces their quality of life so we will continue to help people stop. […]

May 17th, 2016  |  Published in Association, Local council


Longer Platforms at Martin’s Heron Station

Platforms at Martin’s Heron station are to be extended by Network Rail to take longer, 10-carriage trains. Other improvements will be LED lighting and a new public address system. The 22-week project is due to start shortly. While construction is under way, there will be fewer parking spaces at the station.

May 16th, 2016  |  Published in Association, Local council


Hanworth and Birch Hill councillors present cheque to Home-Start

Local councillors Malcolm Tullett, Gill Birch, Sandra Ingham and Mark Phillips presented a £100 cheque to Val Callan of Home-Start Bracknell at the Bracknell Town AGM. This money was raised at the Hanworth and Birch Hill Easter Fair, organised by local councillors. On behalf of Home-Start, Val Callan was delighted to receive more than £1500 from the […]

May 14th, 2016  |  Published in Association, Local council, Ward news


Bracknell is Town of the Year

Bracknell beat off competition from other local areas to win the Thames Valley Property Award ‘Town of the Year’ last night (Thursday 12 May). Judges were looking for a Thames Valley town and its management team which has implemented a successful town centre strategy and has enhanced the town over a period of time. Cllr […]

May 13th, 2016  |  Published in Association, Local council


Bracknell bus station nears completion

Visitors are set to get a clearer welcome to the new Bracknell town centre as work on refurbishing Bracknell’s bus station nears completion. The £4m project is providing new shelters for passengers, real-time passenger information, better alignment for buses drawing up to the bus bays, better onward travel information, and new landscaping. “The bus station […]

May 13th, 2016  |  Published in Association, Local council


Lights on at Coral Reef junction

Traffic lights have been turned on at Coral Reef junction. The £3.2m project is part of work on a series of highway junctions in Bracknell Forest, to improve capacity ahead of town centre opening in spring 2017. “This has been the most ambitious project, with the conversion of the roundabout into a junction”, said Cllr […]

May 12th, 2016  |  Published in Association, Local council


Binfield Neighbourhood Plan now in force

Binfield Neighbourhood Plan is now in force. Congratulations to Binfield Parish Council and to all those residents who took part in its creation as well as the three Binfield Borough Councillors for their active and valuable involvement.

May 9th, 2016  |  Published in Local council, Ward news