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News: June 2020


Our COVID-19 outbreak control plan

A summary of our COVID-19 outbreak control plan is now available.

The summary pulls out the key components of how the council, along with its local and regional partners, will work with residents and communities to respond to localised outbreaks of COVID-19, should they occur.

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Have your say on council ward boundary changes

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Bracknell Forest Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 7 September 2020.

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Residents urged to get tested for coronavirus

Residents are being urged to self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible if they develop coronavirus symptoms, to prevent spreading the virus in the community.

As well as local testing options, a new testing centre is now open in Slough.

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Celebrating Windrush Day 2020

Windrush Day celebrates the British Caribbean community’s sacrifice, hardship and contribution to Britain.

Bracknell Forest residents are being encouraged to celebrate Windrush Day through a number of home-based activities and events this year.

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A322 Downshire Way improvements now complete

The A322 Downshire Way has fully re-opened to the public after completion of the highway improvement scheme to deliver a dual carriageway between the Twin Bridges and Horse and Groom roundabouts.

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Update from the council Leader 17 June

This week’s update from the Leader of the council focuses on the work to strengthen our economy through supporting local businesses and safely reopening the town centre.

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Recovery of Bracknell Forest shopping centres

Bracknell Forest’s shopping areas have started to see a number of non-essential retailers re-open in line with government instructions today (Monday 15 June).

This signals another step forward in the borough’s recovery from the initial peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Latest update from the council Leader

This week's update from the Leader of the council celebrates the valuable work of volunteers and updates residents on the work taken place in schools.

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Help stop abuse and neglect

With the current government restrictions limiting social contact, there is more chance that signs someone is being abused or neglected will be missed.