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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.

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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.

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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.

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Homeless people receive COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is progressing well, with the majority of  people in the top 4 priority groups having received their first dose of the vaccine.

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Travelling to school this spring

As pupils return to school and college next week, the council is encouraging students and families to walk or cycle to school where possible.

International Women’s Day 2021

Monday 8 March is International Women’s Day - a day where we celebrate the achievements of all women, but also promote positive change by raising awareness about problems women face in their everyday lives.

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Information on testing – return to school

Pupils across Bracknell Forest will start to return to the classroom from Monday (8 March) with enhanced asymptomatic testing in place for the school community to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.