News: December 2021

Start a career in adult social care

Working in adult social care (ASC) is a career that makes a real difference to other people’s lives. Locally, there are lots of great roles within the sector that provide varied and rewarding work.

Changes to self-isolation rules

From 22 December, the rules regarding self-isolation have changed.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate. However, you can now take a lateral flow device test on day 6 and day 7 of your isolation period, these must be at least 24 hours apart.

If they are both negative and you do not have a high temperature, you will be released from isolation on day seven.
Lady isolating

Helping our low-income residents

Bracknell Forest Council offers assistance to households in need throughout the year, by providing help for essentials such as food and utilities. The Household Support Fund is one of the ways Bracknell Forest Council helps residents in need.
Household support

Help us to help you this winter

Our hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and social care workforces are under extreme pressure this winter.

To help ease this strain we are asking the families and friends of people being discharged from hospital to support their loved one with transitioning back to life at home.

Bracknell tree surgeon fined £6,000 for unauthorised work

The owner of a local tree surgery, together with his company, Calibra Tree Surgery, has been prosecuted by Bracknell Forest Council for the second time, for unauthorised work to 4 trees within a conservation area in Binfield.
Photo of tree stump

Budget consultation 2022 to 2023

The council’s draft budget proposals for the 2022/23 revenue and capital budget were agreed at a meeting of our decision-making executive on Tuesday, 14 December.

Scrutiny helping to improve community support

An Overview and Scrutiny Panel has reviewed how the use of planning charge monies, known as Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), could be improved to support the local community, such as play areas.