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News: May 2018

Hand holding car keys

Binfield car dealer sentenced for fraud

Mr Issa Abuissa who formerly operated a used car business under various names from his premises in Moor Lane, Binfield, was sentenced on 25 May 2018, after a jury at Reading Crown Court found him guilty of 14 counts of fraud.

Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium

Public health funerals - further information

We recognise the death of a loved one is a time for sensitivity and understanding and we would like to apologise for any confusion over the council’s policy on public health funerals that has arisen over the past few days, we are updating the information on our website as a priority to make it clearer so as to avoid further confusion. Please find some further information on the matter, along with a link to our Q&As below.

Mayor, Cllr Alvin Finch with Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pauline McKenzie

Cllr Alvin Finch appointed Mayor

Cllr Alvin Finch was warmly welcomed as the new Mayor of Bracknell Forest at the annual council meeting on Wednesday, 23 May.

Information on public health funerals

Following a report published in The Sunday Times on Sunday, 27 May, information on our policy regarding public health funerals can be found below.

Bracknell Leisure Centre

Bracknell Leisure Centre to benefit from a £2.8 million investment

Sports and activity in Bracknell Forest is set to receive a multi-million pound boost thanks to the partnership between Bracknell Forest Council and its new leisure management operator, Everyone Active.

A £2.8 million refurbishment of Bracknell Leisure Centre was approved by the council, who will be working alongside Everyone Active to finance and deliver the project.

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The law on how we keep, store and use your data is changing on 25 May when GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes in to force. 

The Haversham Room

Tie the knot in the Haversham Room at South Hill Park

Couples looking to get married in the council’s ceremony room can now have their wedding in the Haversham Room at South Hill Park.

The redecorated and refurnished Haversham Room is set within the magnificent 18th century grade II listed building and benefits from fabulous views over the grounds.

Bracknell Town FC runners

Bracknell Town FC take on the Bracknell half

Seven coaches from Bracknell Town FC youth team are donning the club colours to take on the Lexicon Bracknell Half Marathon to raise money for local charity Sebastian’s Action Trust.