Roads, parking and transport service updates
Following Department for Transport advice, we are not currently carrying out face to face mobility assessments for blue badges. You should still apply as normal.
If you already have a badge but it expired after 1 January 2020, you can continue to use it in public blue badge bays until 30 September 2020. This only applies in local authority car parks, not private car parks.
The A322 Downshire Way improvement work will restart on Monday 4 May.
The A3095 improvement work will commence Monday 15 June.
The government has recommended passengers on public transport:
- wear face coverings
- observe social distancing measures
For more information on safer travel visit GOV.UK.
Reading Buses have temporarily withdrawn the X4 service. Their remaining services, together with Courtney Buses services, are operating to revised timetables. There are limited evening and early morning services.
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Rail services have been reduced, but some trains are still running for use by key workers. The ticket office at Bracknell rail station has shut, but you can buy tickets at the machines (using card only), online, or using the SWR app.
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The Saba office in the High Street car park is currently closed.
Parking charges in our town centre car parks are currently free.
For information about permits, season tickets or enforcement, please email email@example.com.
Statement on the road network
The government has made it clear that our road network must remain open during the current lockdown period. They expect work on the highway, especially all essential and emergency work to carry on keeping the roads open and safe, making sure that life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel across the country to where they are needed most. Utility companies providing critical services such as gas, electricity, water and telecoms also need to continue working on the highway to make sure these services continue to operate.
We acknowledge that work carried out on the highway, by both utility and highway authority contractors, is vital in keeping goods, key workers and emergency services moving, deliveries flowing, and safeguarding the provision of utility services to support the NHS, local communities, homes and businesses.
We, along with our contractors, are acting in line with the current UK government guidance on COVID-19 and prioritising our work in the interests of public safety. The highway authority and utilities work promoters will be best placed to assess which of their work is essential to enable a fully functioning network whilst considering the risk to both their workforce and the public. The level of output will also be constrained by availability of resources throughout the supply line of the industry.
We would like to assure the public that we are doing all we can to make balanced decisions in what are very testing and complicated circumstances. Please respect those key workers operating in challenging times and play your part in observing the social distancing advice placed upon all of us.