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News: July 2021

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International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship is on Friday 30 July, and it’s a special day to mark the importance of friendships and bridge the gaps between factors such as race, language and culture. It’s a time to appreciate and promote friendships between people, countries, cultures and communities.

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Update from council leader - 28 July

Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, gives a weekly update.

He celebrates the climate change action plan putting us on track to become carbon neutral by 2050.

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Bracknell Forest Giants come to town

Bracknell Forest Council and The Lexicon have teamed up to bring the borough’s extensive forest into Bracknell Town Centre, with the UK’s largest tree giants striding into town.

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Council continues fight against climate change

Since setting the goal to become carbon neutral by 2050, Bracknell Forest Council has developed a new climate change strategy and action plan that is already well underway.

Leader update 21 July

Update from the council leader - 21 July

Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, gives a weekly update.

He talks about the need for residents to stay safe and a very unusual world record attempt in the borough.

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Council adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

Bracknell Forest Council has become the latest local authority to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, as part of its commitment to eradicating all forms of discrimination.

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Disability Pride Month 2021

July is Disability Pride Month, an international, annual event which celebrates disabled people and the diversity of our community.