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News: May 2020

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Support for parents during the pandemic

Bracknell Forest Council is raising awareness of the range of support on offer to parents, carers and families, and urging them to reach out for help if they need it.

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Read for empathy with our libraries

On Tuesday 9 June, the Empathy Lab will be hosting Empathy Day to help everyone understand and experience the power of empathy through books.

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The council Leader's latest update - 27 May

This week’s update from the Leader of the council focuses on how our services are continuing to reach out to those who may feel isolated or disconnected from the community.

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Update from the council Leader 20 May

This week’s update from the Leader of the council focuses on some of the teams who have been looking after our outdoor spaces to make sure they are safe for social distancing.

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Statement on the reopening of schools

Parents and carers will be aware that the government has set out an aim for more children to attend school from Monday 1 June, if the conditions are right for them to do so.

Read the council's statement on this.

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re3 recycling centres to re-open next week

The re3 recycling centres on Longshot Lane, Bracknell and Island Road, Reading will reopen next week with a booking system in place. The sites have been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

To visit sites, residents will have to book a time slot using a ‘Click and Tip’ service.

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The Leader's latest update

This week’s update from the Leader of the council focuses on the teams sharing communications with the residents.

As there continues to be many changes related to coronavirus, this work is proving vital.

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Trial opening of green space car parks

We have started to open some of our popular local green spaces car parks for residents and visitors to use.

This is on a trial basis and we ask that people don’t rush all at once to use them, which would cause crowding and make social distancing very difficult.

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Support available for drug or alcohol addiction

Bracknell Forest residents who are concerned about the amount of alcohol they are drinking or an addiction to drugs can get support via New Hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

New Hope provides a friendly, free and confidential service to anybody who is seeking help with a drug or alcohol addiction.