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News: March 2021

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Read, talk and share with our libraries

Our libraries are working the Reading Agency to use the proven power of reading to tackle loneliness and support mental health, as part of the country’s COVID-19 recovery.

gym, golf, swimming

Financial help for Everyone Active to reopen

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.  

Time Square council offices

Update from council leader - 17 March

Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, gives a weekly update.

He celebrates the offer of free lateral flow tests for businesses and their employees.

Purple lights in the walkway at The Lexicon, Bracknell.

Lighting up for census 2021

On census weekend, the council’s Time Square office and Eagle Lane in The Lexicon will be illuminated in purple lights, the official colour of census, to raise awareness and symbolise that the unique, once-in-a-decade survey is upon us.

Time Square

Update from council leader - 10 March

Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, gives a weekly update.

He wishes the students in Bracknell Forest a happy return to school as we begin the first step of the government's four-step roadmap on the route back to normal life.

cigarette in hand

Quit smoking for good on No Smoking Day

Today is #NoSmokingDay, a time to focus on the benefits of giving up smoking, not only the physical ones, but the positive effects it can have on your mental health too.

waste collection vehicle

111 tonnes of food waste in first week

Last week Bracknell Forest residents experienced their first food waste collection as part of the council’s initiative to help tackle climate change and increase recycling rates.