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JULY 2019

Bracknell Town Council

BRACKNELL

MATTERS News and information about Bracknell Town Council

T:01344 420079 F:01344 424015 www.bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk enquiries@bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk Brooke House, 54 High Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1LL

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Photograph of new playground at Great Hollands Pavilion

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CONTENTS 4 3 10 8 14 15 18 17 20 21 BRACKNELL TOWN PLAY AREAS & FIELDS

GREAT HOLLANDS PAVILION

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WELCOME & BRACKNELL TOWN COUNCILLORS

Bracknell Town Council offer three community halls for hire; Braybrooke Community Hall, Great Hollands Pavilion and the Copse Suite at Jocks Lane. The halls are available for one-off hires such as weddings, anniversaries, children’s and family birthdays, and other special occasions. They are not available for parties from ages 15 to 21. For booking enquiries please contact 01344 420079 or email enquiries to bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk

ANNUAL GRANTS

SPRING CLEAN & TWINNING

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REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT INVOLVE BEFRIENDING SCHEME & FEMALE ROAD NAMES

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SPRING EVENT

TV GRANTS

About Bracknell Town Council

Bracknell Town Council is responsible for 33 parks and play areas in the Bracknell Parish area. These parks cover many areas of Bracknell including Great Hollands, Priestwood, Birch Hill and Crown Wood to name a few. You may see familiar faces in our parks assessing our equipment, cutting the grass and maintaining the playareas to ensure they fit our high standards. Bracknell Town Council doesn’t only manage parks. Some of our other facilities include coffee shops, tennis courts, football pitches and an Astroturf pitch. Bracknell Town Council provides a TV Grant to the over 65 administers 8 sites of allotments and manage Larges Lane Cemetery. As a Council we try to arrange fun and free activities for local residents to enjoy over the year including Summer of Fun days, the Teddy Bears Picnic and the Spring Event. Bringing the community together in an environmentally friendly way is at the heart of our services. You can find out more information about our facilities and events by visiting our website: www.bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk Our office is based at Brooke House, High Street, Bracknell RG12 1LL.You can find lots of information in the foyer on the ground floor or visit our reception which is located on the first floor.

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Photograph Courtesy of Georgia Barnbrooke – Mill Pond

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WELCOME...

You are all welcomed to a new summer edition of Bracknell Matters. 2019 has been an exciting year for Bracknell Town Council so far with many superb events for our residents. There were local elections for the Town Council and we have welcomed 11 committed new Councillors for the next four years. Bracknell Town Council will continue to be devoted to keeping our parks clean and tidy so that they can be enjoyed by all of the local residents. We have made big steps in our carbon footprint and will continue to push to be more environmentally friendly.

Best Wishes

Jackie Burgess Bracknell Town Clerk

You can read about all of our work and events from the past few months in this edition of Bracknell Matters and for more information about our upcoming events you can follow Bracknell Town Council on Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a warm and fun-filled summer.

Bracknell Town Councillors The Town Council has 27 unpaid councillors representing 12 Wards. Town Councillors are elected every four years with the next elections due in May

2019. They are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the community about local facilities and services. Your Town Councillors are happy to be contacted to discuss any local issues or questions you may have.

Birch Hill

Gill Birch

Mike Gibson

Mike.gibson@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Gill.birch@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Crown Wood

Marc Brunel-Walker Marc.brunelwalker@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Danielle Turner

Danielle.turnerbracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Bullbrook

David Roberts

Dai.roberts@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Kathryn Neil

Michael Gbadebo

Michael.gbadebo@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Paul Bidwell

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Anna Kempster

Michael Skinner

Anna.kempster@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Michael.skinner@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Roger Meakes

Roger.meakes@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

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Garth

Lizzy Gibson

Lizzy.gibson@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Harmans Water

Alvin Finch

alvin.finch@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Jennie Green Jennie.green@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Wildridings

Mary Temperton

Isabel Mattick

Ash Merry

Chris Turrell

Thomas Parker

Diana Henfrey

Mary.temperton@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Isabel.mattick@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Ash.merry@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Chris.Turrell@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Thomas.parker@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Diana.henfrey@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Priestwood

Paul.bidwell@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Ian Kirke

Ian.kirke@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Great Hollands South

Great Hollands North

Kathryn.neil@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Sanjeev Prasad Sanjeev.prasad@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Hanworth

Town Centre

Old Bracknell

Michael Titheridge

Peter Heydon

Malcolm Tullett

Stuart Foston

Michael.titheridge@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Peter.heydon@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Malcolm.tullett@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

Stuart.foston@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

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Paul Byron Paul.byron@bracknell towncouncil.gov.uk

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In 2017 Bracknell Town Council, recognising the pressing issue of climate change and air pollution, committed to reducing its carbon footprint. A Working Group was established, led by former Cllr Dr Peter Hill, and a 10 year programme written to deliver on this commitment.

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Model shown is RAV4 Hybrid Design 2.5 FWD Automatic. Official fuel consumption figures in mpg (1/100km): combined 49.2 (5.7) – 51.2 (5.5). Combined CO2 105g/km.Figuresareprovidedforcomparabilitypurposes;onlycomparefuelconsumptionandCO2 figureswithothercarstestedtothesametechnicalprocedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results. Fuel consumption and CO2 produced varies significantly depending on a number of factors, including the accessories fitted (post-registration), driving style, conditions, speed and vehicle load. All models and grades are certified according to the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which replaces the New European Driving Cycle test procedure (NEDC). All CO2 figures quoted are NEDC equivalent. This means the CO2 figures are based on the new WLTP test procedure but calculated (using a standard European calculation method) to allow comparison with the NEDC test procedure and will be used to calculatevehicle tax onfirst registration. Allmpg figuresquotedarefullWLTPfigures. Moreinformationcanbefoundbyvisiting:www.vehicle-certification-agency.gov.uk/fcb/wltp.asp

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The Council is proud to announce that new renewable energy contracts have now been secured which will reduce the Council’s carbon footprint by over 60% from 2021 onwards. The renewable gas and electricity energy is certified as coming from renewable sources.

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Commenting on this exciting development Cllr Dr Peter Hill said “I’m incredibly proud of the progress our Working Group and the Council has made since 2017. By sourcing our electricity and gas from renewable sources we will be able to make a huge cut to our carbon footprint with no additional cost to the taxpayer. I believe we’re achieving our aim of providing leadership to other organisations by demonstrating that saving the earth doesn’t have to cost the earth. I look forward to seeing other public and private organisations following our lead.”

Free membership provides you access to the latest books, eBooks, audio visual and digital and online resources, plus newspapers, magazines, study spaces, pcs and printing. Build new friendships with over 45 clubs in our 9 libraries. Diverse and unique events for children, families and adults. 2019 Literary Festival, Summer Reading Challenge, wellbeing activities, courses and cultural events.

Garden Waste Sacks Doing some gardening and don’t have a brown bin for the garden waste?

Bracknell Forest Council’s biodegradable garden waste sacks can be bought from Bracknell Town Council’s office on the first floor of Brooke House. Sacks cost £1.00 each and a maximum of ten sacks can be purchased at a time.

Open+ technology to support extended opening hours. Find out more www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/libraries and follow us on Facebook.

Bracknell Town Council is also pleased to announce that the new Great Hollands Pavilion is using renewable energy for all electricity and gas! The Council is now exploring further projects such as the use of electric vehicles and machinery which will cut the carbon footprint even further.

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Bracknell Town Play Areas and Playing Fields Bracknell Town Council manages 35 play areas and playing fields, offering a wide range of facilities including: play equipment, teenage meeting places, exercise equipment, skateboard facilities, splash pads, sports fields and other sports facilities. At the majority of locations there is an extensive range of play equipment offering children exciting challenges and suitable for all ages. Each play area is inspected by our grounds staff once per week and litter is collected regularly. The play areas are subject to a regular programme of refurbishment and repainting.

Great Hollands

Old Bracknell (Easthampstead) South Hill Road The Green

Coming soon

Jurassic Park (East Lodge) Great Hollands Recreation Ground Ringmead Playing Field Home Farm Ullswater Winscombe

Priestwood & Garth Braybrooke Recreation Ground Jocks Lane Park Pollardrow Avenue Stoney Road Anneforde Place

Old Bracknell (Easthampstead) South Hill Road The Green

Bullbrook Bullbrook Drive The Elms Park

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Great Hollands cont. Yardley Wildridings Ennerdale Mill Park Threshfield Wildridings Playing Field

Harmans Water & Crown Wood Calfridus Way Crown Row / Leaves Green Cumnor Way Harmans Water Road Oareborough Nettlecombe Nuthurst

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Hanworth & Birch Hill Birch Hill Recreation Ground Hedgehog Park (Birch Hill) Dryden Woods Latimer Ludlow Quintilis

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Great Hollands Pavilion It took almost a year from planning stages through to completed construction of new Great Hollands Pavilion it has been worth the wait.

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The new pavilion was completed earlier this year and the keys were handed over to the Chairman of the Great Hollands Working Group, former Councillor Iain McCracken. The Pavilion is an enticing building which will provide many a fun day in the years to come.

the playing field, cricket pitch, splash pad and tennis courts which is a real added bonus. The splash pad and park have been a huge hit with the local children. It has been a pleasure to see residents using the pavilion and enjoying sunny days at the new facility.

Boasting beautiful views over the park and playing fields from almost every window, the Pavilion has the facilities to suit so many local residents. The hall is large and bright and can be hired for celebrations and groups with a servery attached to enhance those bookings.

It has been a long but very worth while journey getting the Pavilion up to the high standards that Bracknell Town Council holds dear. It seems that the Pavilion will be a hot spot for family fun for many years to come.

The cafĂŠ is fresh and calming with seating inside and out. It is the perfect place to meet for a chat and a snack. There are views of the play area and splash pad from the cafĂŠ so that parents and carers can rest whilst keeping their children safe. There are even contemporary changing rooms for visitors of 10

To hire Great Hollands Pavilion hall call or email Bracknell Town Council on: 01344 420079 enquiries@bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk

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Now taking registrations

Bracknell Parks Tennis

Bracknell Parks Tennis

For children aged 6 weeks to 5 years

Unlimited tennis per household only £50 per year

Unlimited tennis per household only £50 per year

Fun is an essential ingredient at Greengables Day Nursery and Preschool where the care and education opportunities for each and every child are as extraordinary as the staff who provide them.

We would be delighted to show you around “My daughter started going to Greengables when she was 6 months old. I do not have any fa mily close by and Greengables and the staff have been an a mazing support and offered my daughter the best possible start to her educational journey.” Parent, www.daynurseries.co.uk

Please call 01344 780070 or email greengables.nursery@childbase.com Greengables Day Nursery and Preschool, 34-36 Yeovil Road, Owlsmoor, Sandhurst GU47 0TE

To encourage use of our excellent floodlit courts at Jocks Lane we have introduced an online system to gain access to the courts. For £50 per household for unlimited tennis for the whole year! To join, register online with Bracknell Parks Tennis at www.bracknellparktennis.com or complete a form at one of our pavilion shops. You can make bookings and will be able to gain entry to the courts when you have registered. Bookings can either be made online directly through the online booking system, which allows you to choose a court date and time up to 8 days in advance, or, there will also be an opportunity for one off games at £5.10 per hour on the day by phoning 01344 300380 or at Jocks Lane pavillion shop.

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NEW HORIZONS

Female Road Names

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Bracknell Town Council oversees a bank of road names for new roads that are developed in the Bracknell area. Up until recently the bank of street names included famous males, male architects and male engineers that have had a major influence

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The Town Councillors have requested that these road names should be the first to be put forward should Bracknell Town Council need to use any names from their bank. Previous street names that have been used from the bank include the roads in the Jennetts Park development, which were all different types of birds. It will be a first for the town to focus on inspirational females as a theme for the bank of road names.

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This was largely led by Councillor Michael Gibson who compiled this list which includes scientists such as Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie and Caroline Herschel.

Rose Kiln Lane, Reading RG2 0HS 0118 907 9769 www.lexus.co.uk/reading

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in their fields or are linked to Bracknell Town in some way. Recently this list has been expanded to include vibrant female scientists to even out the balance a bit more.

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This is a big step for gender equality in Bracknell so watch this space and keep your eyes on any new road names you see!

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School Councillors

PRIMARY school student councillors from local Bracknell schools visited the Council Chamber between January and March in 2019 to learn about what the council does. Former Bracknell Town Mayor Councillor Sandra Ingham and Deputy Mayor Councillor Roger Meakes greeted Harmans Water Primary School, Holly Spring Infant School and Fox Hill Primary School pupils and showed them the Council Chamber. Pupils were given a presentation about what the council does and what it is like to be a Councillor. The children that attended were student councillors at their schools and it was valuable for them to see the inside of the Town Council Chambers and to sit where decisions about their town had been made in meetings for years before they were even born. Deputy Mayor Cllr Roger Meakes said: “It is my belief it is vital that our children are taught that we should always work in a fair and democratic way.” The children elected a chairperson from their group and held a mock meeting to understand what it is like to be a Councillor. They were then guided by the Deputy Mayor to come to a decision on the issues discussed. There were activities to enrich the pupils’ learning experience and then they asked the Mayor and Deputy Mayor questions about their roles and the Council. Feedback from the schools was very positive and Bracknell Town Council enjoyed hosting the young Councillors of the future.

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MAYOR 2019-2020

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Bracknell Town Council welcomes Councillor Isabel Mattick as the new Bracknell Town Mayor.

Look at these wonderful photos of Bracknell Town parks taken by local residents! If you have any photos of our parks that you would like to be featured please email us here: rachel.gordge@bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk

Here’s a bit about her:

Lily Rose Therisa - Jocks lane

With my family I moved to Bracknell in 1972 and I was first elected to Bracknell Town Council in 1976. I currently sit on the Strategy and Finance and Staffing Committees. Bracknell Town Council has consistently maintained high standards. The value and importance of these facilities are much appreciated by local people and I will work to ensure that this continues. I am involved with health related matters and sit on several committees. My particular interest is mental health and the care given to both those suffering and their carers, I am one of the founder members of Ascot Area Alzheimer’s support Group. I am very proud to be the chairman of a disabled sports club.

Kerrie Tipper - Mill Pond

I am a member of 2 local community Associations, a member of Frimley Park Hospital Dementia Group. Local communities are important and I will continue to support residents in partnership with my collegues.

Georgia Barnbrook - Mill Pond

Rachel Gordge - Braybrooke

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Local Elections 2019

Bracknell came out to vote on 2nd May 2019. Local elections enable residents to vote for Councillors that will work in the best interest of the people to make local changes to our town and for our community. This includes the type of events that are organised, equipment in the play areas and parks and local grants that will be awarded to businesses and charities in the area. There was a slight shift in the number of seats held in Bracknell Town Council with Conservatives winning 22 seats and still holding the majority of places. Labour won 2 additional seats totalling four and the Liberal Democrats won one seat. The Town Council will continue it’s good work in keeping Bracknell Town a wonderful place to live, study and visit.

AGM

Bracknell Town Council held their Annual Town Meeting and their Annual General Meeting at the Great Hollands Pavilion on 14th May 2019. Bracknell Town Council met for the first time at the AGM and saw the inauguration of Bracknell Town Mayor Councillor Isabel Mattick and Councillor Roger Meakes as the Deputy Town Mayor. The new Mayor announced her chosen charity for the year The Wayz: Keeping yourself Safe, with Youth Clubs, Schools and other organisations. The 2018-19 Mayor Councillor Sandra Ingham presented a cheque for £12481.82 to her chosen charity Youth Outreach Learning and Participation Programmes at South Hill Park which was gratefully recieved.

Danielle Spencer - Jeans’ Pond

A total of 20 grants were awarded and the Town Mayor presented Annual Grants to charity representatives who thanked Bracknell Town Council and gave updates on how the grants will support the charities. If you think your organisation could be elegible for a grant, the completed grant form and supporting papers must be returned to Brooke House by 1st October. Please visit our website for an application form. www.brackneltowncouncil.gov.uk

Becky Howard - Mill Pond

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ANNUAL GRANTS Bracknell Town Council awarded grants to the organisations below at the AGM: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Bracknell Town Council hosted the Spring Event on Sunday 7th April at Jocks Lane Recreation Ground. Local residents of Bracknell came to celebrate spring and to take part in some fun activities including planting sunflower seeds to take home with Bracknell in Bloom, creating your own crafts with Creation Station, colourful face painting, holding birds of prey and free tennis sessions. An estimated 2000 people attended the day.

4th Bracknell Sea Scouts Autism Berkshire Bracknell Forest Natural History Society Berkshire MS Therapy Centre Berkshire Vision Bracknell & District Parkinsons Bracknell Forest Voluntary car service Bracknell Twinning Association Citizens Advice Bureau CRUSE Bereavement Care Home - Start Bracknell Forest Keep Mobile Country Tours Revitalise Respite Holidays South East Berks Gang Show South Hill Park St. Pauls Contact Centre Thames Valley Air Ambulance The Look In Cafe Wokingham Job Support Centre Youthline

The OBJ Morris Dancers performed and the Berkshire Wood Turners Association carved some wonderful sculptures including some amazing animals. Bracknell Town Council displayed some of the larger equipment including tractors used for keeping Bracknell’s parks looking neat and tidy and children were able to sit inside them and explore. Bracknell Town Mayor and Bracknell Forest Borough Mayor came to enjoy the day taking a ride on the Jocks Lane Miniature Railway run by Bracknell Railway Society who were celebrating their 50th anniversary. They showed photographs of the society when it began and some of the same people are still working on the trains now.

Careers Springboard Bracknell Reaches 1000 Members! Do you need help getting back into work following redundancy or are you thinking of a career change? For many people this is a daunting thought, especially if you have been in the same job for many years and haven’t experienced the interview or recruitment process for a while. There is a local company in Bracknell who can help!

presentations and workshops which include CV writing; interview preparation; using social media and the internet in your job search and selling yourself amongst other skills. The average age of members is 50 with a growing success rate of 35% getting back into work following on from the workshops.

If you think this group could Careers Springboard Bracknell help you, pop along to one started in September 2006 with of the Friday meetings and 5 volunteers who decided there a new world of employment was a hole in the market. Over opportunity could open up for the last 12 years, the team you or visit the website for more has grown to 16 volunteers details and their 1000th member has http://careersspring joined! boardbracknell.org.uk/ Every Friday between 1.30 – 4pm at the Open Learning Centre in Easthampstead experienced speakers deliver

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SATELLITE FISHING CLUB

SPRING CLEAN KIND-hearted residents gave

In late 2018 a new project commenced at Jean’s Pond at Braybrooke Recreation Ground. The Satellite Club in partnership with Bracknell Town Council, Garth Hill College and Rise at Garth Hill College, held a successful CAST course guiding the community but mainly young people aged 11 to 24 towards an Angling Trust recognised qualification.

up their time to pick up litter in

The Satellite Club and Get Berkshire Active who fund the project, wanted to give local young people the opportunity to engage in an activity that was rewarding, educational and involved them in their local environment. The CAST course ran for 6 weeks and was tailored around the needs of the students that attended the course, some with high functioning autistic spectrum conditions. Some of the students on the course would initially not touch the bait or fish and were disinterested but due to the patience and care of the Bracknell Town Environment Wardens and qualified angling coaches, these students were completely engaged and at the end of the course asked to stay and continue fishing. Every young person that completed the course has been offered free fishing club membership that expires in 2020. Out of the 71 people that took part in the course, 42 have applied to join the main fishing club which is a massive step forward. Future courses are in the pipeline and are hoped to be even more successful!

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Bracknell Town parks and local roads in and around Bracknell. The annual spring clean took place on March 23 and saw residents and Councillors take part in ‘Keeping Britain Tidy’. Bracknell Forest Council teamed up to take part in the nationwide campaign and help the environment. Bracknell Town Council pride themselves on being environmentally conscious and doing all they can to have

Twinning

Bracknell Town and Leverkusen Bracknell Town has been involved in Twinning for 46 years. Our Twin Town is Leverkusen, near Cologne, Germany. The exchange between our residents has resulted in many long term friendships, greater understanding of each culture and a celebration of our similarities and our differences. The Twinning Association apply for a grant each year to support the exchange visits of young people and we fund raise with quizzes. There have been several visits this past year to join their History Society’s celebrations of the end of WW1. We supported the visit of 12 young people to Bracknell organised by the Wayz Youth Centre. Bracknell Town Mayor 2018-2019 Councillor Sandra Ingham visited Leverkusen for this celebration and The Lord Mayor of Leverkusen Uwe Richrath thanked all visitors from the different twin towns for their great commitment saying: “We all stand for European cohesion, a European sense of community which is one pretty modern invention.“ A group of Leverkusen residents are visiting Bracknell from 27th June to 2nd July 2019. As always, they will stay with local families- an essential ingredient in our exchange experience. The visit will include a trip to the Lexicon South Hill Park, Community Land Share at Jealott’s Hill; Blenheim Palace; Hampton Court and a visit to the Houses of Parliament; a quiz night and a dinner for hosts, friends of Twinning and our German guests. Twinning is open to all Bracknell residents and if you are interested in getting involved please contact the Chair: Mary Temperton on 01344 426191

a low carbon footprint on the town. Over 10 areas in Bracknell were part of the litter pick, including Braybrooke Park, Jennetts Park and Birch Hill Recreation Ground. Officers and Councillors from Bracknell Town and Bracknell Forest Councils came together and volunteered to join the community and get Bracknell looking clean and tidy again.

The Bracknell Delegation with Mayor Uwe Richrath

The Spring Clean has been organised for the past few years and Bracknell Town Council hope to keep this event alive and turn it into a Bracknell tradition. If you would like to find out more and sign up visit: keepbritaintidy.org

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This July, South Hill Park shares the events and work of artists, groups and organisations across the Borough with an umbrella festival across Bracknell Forest to celebrate together all the creativity that the Borough has to offer. Support the arts and visit one of our Bracknell Forest Arts Festival events this July.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

SUMMER OF LOVE WOODSTOCK 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

MURDER SHE DIDN’T WRITE

Sat 20 July 2.30 & 7.45pm Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park £16, £14 Members You become Agatha Christie in this improvised comedy as each night an original murder mystery play is created based entirely on audience suggestions. So take up your magnifying glasses and don your deerstalkers for a never-seen-before (and never-to-be-seenagain) evening of murder, mayhem and making it up on the spot. Post-show discussion.

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Fri 19 July 6–10pm South Hill Park’s Grounds FREE with charity collections on the night Join us on the grounds of South Hill Park for a free, mini festival and a celebration of music from 1960s. Featuring live music from the five-piece Self Preservation Society, The Apache Kites plus more acts to be confirmed. So put on your flairs, headband and tie-dye shirt as we recreate the Summer of Love. A family friendly event.

Enjoy an evening of great music, played by an orchestra of 50 professional players. You will hear many favourite classics by Smetana, Beethoven (Emperor Concerto), Grieg and Tchaikovsky, with opera arias by Verdi, Bizet and Wagner. Our soloists are Russian pianist Mikhail Shilyaev and baritone Thomas Humphreys.

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AN EVENING OF POPULAR CLASSICS WITH THE WESTMINSTER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Sun 21 July 7.30pmn 21 July 7.30pm Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park £22.50, Members £20, Family of four £18 per person

Further events during the festival will be in venues around the Borough, for full listings of events around the visit southhillpark.org.uk/BracknellForestArtsFest or the festival Facebook page for full listings: Facebook.com/BracknellForestArtsFest

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BRACKNELL FOREST ARTS FESTIVAL Celebrating the arts in Bracknell Forest this July... This July, South Hill Park shares the events and work of artists, groups and organisations across the Borough with an umbrella festival across Bracknell Forest to celebrate together all the creativity that the Borough has to offer. Support the arts and visit one of our Bracknell Forest Arts Festival events this July.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS SUMMER OF LOVE WOODSTOCK 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Fri 19 July 6–10pm South Hill Park’s Grounds FREE with charity collections on the night Join us on the grounds of South Hill Park for a free, mini festival and a celebration of music from 1960s. Featuring live music from the five-piece Self Preservation Society, The Apache Kites plus more acts to be confirmed. So put on your flairs, headband and tie-dye shirt as we recreate the Summer of Love. A family friendly event.

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MURDER SHE DIDN’T WRITE

Sat 20 July 2.30 & 7.45pm Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park £16, £14 Members You become Agatha Christie in this improvised comedy as each night an original murder mystery play is created based entirely on audience suggestions. So take up your magnifying glasses and don your deerstalkers for a never-seen-before (and never-to-be-seenagain) evening of murder, mayhem and making it up on the spot. Post-show discussion. Laugh-out-loud funny ★★★★★ Voice Magazine

AN EVENING OF POPULAR CLASSICS WITH THE WESTMINSTER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Sun 21 July 7.30pmn 21 July 7.30pm Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park £22.50, Members £20, Family of four £18 per person

Enjoy an evening of great music, played by an orchestra of 50 professional players. You will hear many favourite classics by Smetana, Beethoven (Emperor Concerto), Grieg and Tchaikovsky, with opera arias by Verdi, Bizet and Wagner. Our soloists are Russian pianist Mikhail Shilyaev and baritone Thomas Humphreys. Further events during the festival will be in venues around the Borough, for full listings of events around the visit southhillpark.org.uk/BracknellForestArtsFest or the festival Facebook page for full listings: Facebook.com/BracknellForestArtsFest

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TV Grants for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons

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The Town Council runs a TV Grant Scheme for senior citizens & disabled persons To be eligible for a £30 grant towards the cost of a television licence, the applicant must be:

* Resident in the Parish of Bracknell and have been resident in Bracknell for at least a year AND 65 years old or over* on the date of application and working 16 hours or less per week OR permanently disabled (or sharing a household with someone who is permanently disabled) and in receipt of a disability related pension / benefit. * The Television Licence must be valid for a minimum of 10 months from the date of application and must be in the name of the person claiming the grant. Payment will be by personal cheque. Photographs of show home and computer generated images of Blu Bracknell development

YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE if you have a partner / family member living in the same household who is in paid employment for more than 16 hours per week OR if you are living in the same household as others in full-time employment (e.g. lodgers / housemates) OR you are a resident in sheltered accommodation in respect of which a communal licence scheme is applicable

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PROOF OF PURCHASE IS REQUIRED. If you pay for your TV Licence by Direct Debit please print off your new Licence from the TV Licensing website www.tvlicensing.co.uk/yourlicence. Alternatively you can choose to have your Licence details checked on-line at Brooke House by Council staff at the time of application. If you are applying for a TV Grant for the first time you will need to bring in additional documentation. Please ring 01344 420079 for full details or visit www.bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk/services/tv-licence-grant/ TV licence grant scheme applications are dealt with by personal application at Brooke House, Monday to Friday inclusive, from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. *When you are 75 you are entitled to a free TV Licence. Applicants who are 74 will receive a grant proportional to the number of months that must be paid before a free licence is issued.

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The Bracknell Forest Community Network supports people aged 18+ experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood to develop confidence, interests and hobbies, life skills, and resilience.

Contact the Bracknell Forest Community Network by: Tel: 01344 823300 or Email: network@berkshire.nhs.uk

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