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News: February 2018

Local plan

Don’t forget to have your say on the new local plan for Bracknell Forest

The consultation on the proposed new local plan for the borough is open until Monday, 26 March 2018.

The draft local plan sets out a new planning framework including planning policies to be used in assessing planning applications and proposed sites for development up to 2034. This includes the need to find sites for 3,216 new homes.

Bracknell Forest bucks national crime rise

Partnership working between the Bracknell Forest Council and Thames Valley Police is paying off as latest figures show Bracknell Forest has one of the lowest crime rates in the Thames Valley, bucking a national surge in overall crime.

Merger of College Town schools gets go ahead

The amalgamation of College Town Infant and Junior schools was approved on Friday (16 February) after more than 70% of respondents agreed with the plan to join the 2 schools to benefit pupils’ education.

EPCC

Weddings at Easthampstead Park Conference Centre

There is misinformation circulating this morning in the Bracknell News regarding weddings at Easthampstead Park Conference Centre so we'd like to confirm that wedding bookings at Easthampstead Park Conference Centre will go ahead as planned.

Budget proposals 2018/19

Bracknell Forest Council’s decision making Executive will consider proposals for the council’s 2018/19 budget at its meeting this evening (Tuesday 13 February).

Blue recycling bins

You can now recycle more than ever from your home

re3, the waste management partnership for Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough councils is pleased to announce a significant enhancement to the recycling collection service for its residents.

Household plastic pots, tubs, trays, clean foil, foil trays and food or drink cartons are now accepted as part of the kerbside recycling collections.