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Update from the council leader - 11 August

Update from council leader

Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, said:

Hopefully residents are having a good week and are continuing to enjoy the summer holidays with loved ones.

I am delighted that this week Bracknell Forest Council announced teaming up with Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS) and Cadent Gas to replace electric storage heaters with gas central heating in the most energy inefficient homes. This should help reduce fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency for Bracknell Forest residents, and is a fantastic opportunity for residents still living with electric storage heaters to come forward.

Gas central heating is considered one of the most cost-effective ways to heat a home, and The Warm Homes Scheme not only provides residents with greater control of their heating regime, but you could save on heating bills too.

470 homes in Warfield Park have already made the swap, but the scheme would like to help as many residents as possible to join the mains gas network and become more energy efficient, with the work being largely funded and in some eligible cases, free of charge. If you are interested in taking part, you can find more information on our website.

I’m delighted that Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium will once again be holding their annual open air memorial service on Sunday 5 September from 3pm to 4pm. Due to the pandemic it was unfortunate that the event was online last year, but I am very pleased they are able to bring back this popular event in person.

This year we will be celebrating 50 years of operation, and we would like to invite you to join us to remember your loved ones. You may attend for free on the day and will not need to pre-book, and there will be seating provided. As the event is outdoors, please dress for any weather, as we all know how unpredictable it may be. You can find more information about the service on our website.

I hope you have a lovely week and stay safe.