Working together with the community

People working together at a whiteboard

The council is committed to working equally and jointly with residents to help create and improve services. This is known as co-production.

There are several excellent co-production initiatives underway across Bracknell Forest Council. There is also a lot of work that includes residents which may not be called co-production. We know this is sometimes confusing.

The council has committed to improving its approach to co-production.

As part of this, we are developing a council wide plan for co-production, setting out what we mean by this locally, as well as our ambitions. We want to identify when it is best to use co-production.

To bring greater expertise, the council will be working with the Ideas Alliance to develop the plan. The Ideas Alliance is a social enterprise that connects communities and organisations. They have a wealth of experience across the health and social care sector in:

  • community engagement 
  • research 
  • collaboration
  • co-production

The views and experiences of residents are invaluable to the success of the plan. We are inviting residents to get involved by joining one of our workshops, to help us understand what working more collaboratively with you could look like.

Workshop dates

If you would like to join a workshop, register on Eventbrite using the links below. 

Monday 6 March - 11am to 1pm

Where: Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell RG12 1JD

Register for Monday 6 March

Monday 13 March - 7:30pm to 9pm

Where: Online

Register for Monday 13 March

If you are unable to attend any of the workshops but would still like to be involved, email

If you need a reasonable adjustment in order to attend one of these sessions, let us know by: