Community Report 2014 related posts

Community Report 2014: Voluntary sector support

When Bracknell Forest Voluntary Action (now involve) told us they were going to close we did not let it happen. We gave £60,000.00 more last year and will continue grant funding. Community Report 2014: Each day this month we will post an achievement on our website and let you see what we have done to […]

December 29th, 2014  |  Published in Local council


Community Report 2014: Housing

We committed to ensure a steady supply of affordable housing both for social rent and for home ownership. The council does not own affordable housing for rent. The council sold off all its housing. This is now run by Bracknell Forest Homes who have improved social rented tenants’ homes considerably. After the housing transfer Bracknell […]

December 28th, 2014  |  Published in Local council


Community Report 2014: Health

We promised to ensure Bracknell Forest remains one of the healthiest places to live in this country and it is. You are likely to live longer in Bracknell Forest than other parts of the country, men can expect to live to 81 and women to 84. We established a Health and Wellbeing Board to oversee […]

December 27th, 2014  |  Published in Local council


Community Report 2014: Investing in transport

We spend over £4m per year on highway maintenance throughout the borough. There is a high level of user satisfaction, and the borough is regarded as being in the top ten unitary authorities for highway maintenance. Reducing highway accidents As part of our promise to improve public safety we have maintained a steady reduction in […]

December 24th, 2014  |  Published in Local council


Community Report 2014: Adult Social Care

We promised that older people in need would be able to live longer in their own home. We know older people like to stay in their own homes so services have been modified to provide in home support. This means that the number of people in residential care has fallen. The money available to support […]

December 23rd, 2014  |  Published in Local council


Community Report 2014: A strong Bracknell Forest Local Plan

We promised to deliver a strong local plan that identified areas for housing, employment, education, leisure, open spaces, and affordable housing. In July 2013, after extensive consultation, the Local Plan was agreed. It will be used to deliver new homes where identified and will prevent a free for all by developers wanting to build on […]

December 22nd, 2014  |  Published in Local council


Community Report 2014: Ready for winter

Salt is piled up and sandbags are at the ready. Following the severe winters of recent years, Bracknell Forest has made preparations to deal with the worst of the winter weather. So as not to be reliant on getting salt from other locations we built our own salt barn. We also have a large stock […]

December 21st, 2014  |  Published in Local council


Community Report 2014: A town centre fit for the 21st century

We promised to deliver the new town centre and it is now underway. The northern retail area has been cleared and all the underground services work is nearly done. You will have seen all the retailers signing up to come to Bracknell including Fenwicks, Next, Cineworld and many more. We have secured the removal of […]

December 20th, 2014  |  Published in Local council


Community Report 2014: Improved infrastructure planning

We promised to ensure that, as the Local Plan housing numbers are delivered, the infrastructure will be improved to meet the demand. We are introducing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to secure money from developers that will go towards roads, schools, and other community facilities. Community Report 2014: Each day this month we will post […]

December 19th, 2014  |  Published in Local council


Community Report 2014: Keeping jobs and bringing new jobs to Bracknell Forest

We promised to limit the adverse affects of Labour’s recession. We have increased our focus on job creation and investment across the borough. We have a new team to help secure more jobs and money for our borough. We focus on retaining existing businesses. We work with companies and relocation firms to make sure everyone […]

December 18th, 2014  |  Published in Local council