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News: December 2017

Festive fun at Bracknell parks

Families got into the festive spirit when they took part in treasure hunts at South Hill Park and Lily Hill Park in the run up to Christmas.

Let’s talk turkey

Did you know two thirds of UK households choose to have roast turkey for their main Christmas meal?

An early morning cyclist in Swinley Forest by Ian Harvey Brown

Photographers ‘snap’ their favourite green spaces

An atmospheric photo of Swinley Forest has achieved the top spot in this year’s Bracknell Forest Parks Photographic Competition.

The photo was taken by Ian Harvey-Brown who lives in Harmans Water and features a cyclist riding through Swinley Forest in the early morning.

Everyone Active logo

Leisure services partnership announced

Bracknell Forest Council will enter into a partnership with external leisure management company Everyone Active, who will take over the day-to-day running of Bracknell Leisure Centre, Coral Reef Waterworld and Downshire Golf Complex.

Using a phone in front of tree

Christmas opening times – 22 December 2017 to 2 January 2018

Over Christmas and New Year we will be running amended opening hours for our phone lines and our Time Square office on Market Street. 

We will be closed on Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's day.  View our timetable for opening hours on other days.

Budget consultation 2018 to 2019

Bracknell Forest Council will consider draft proposals for its 2018 to 2019 budget next week at a meeting of the council’s executive.

The Lexicon presented with top industry award

The Lexicon picked up 2 awards at the 2017 Revo Gold Awards held earlier this week. It scooped top prize in the Re:new category for projects that have positively impacted their surrounding environment and was also voted ‘Best of the Best’ across all categories, decided by a live poll of the thousand or so guests that attended the Revo Annual Dinner.

Child swimming with pool noodle

Leisure services review - public information session

On Thursday 14 December, we are holding an information session to confirm the identity of the new operator of Bracknell Leisure Centre, Coral Reef and Downshire Golf Complex and the future plans for all 3 centres.