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Update from council leader - 24 March

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

He discusses census day which took place on Sunday, and the carers who are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bracknell town centre

Additional consultation on Local Plan to start

The council’s decision-making executive agreed the final version of the borough’s Local Plan on Tuesday, ahead of its submission to the government for examination by an independent inspector.

Man using a laptop

Supporting access to apprenticeships

This week the Executive supported recommendations made by the Education, Skills and Growth Overview and Scrutiny Panel which are intended improve access to apprenticeships.

COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination for carers

Sole or primary carers who provide close personal care or face-to-face support for an elderly or disabled clinically vulnerable person in the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation groups 1 to 6, are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Couple sitting and waving at a tablet

Read, talk and share with our libraries

Our libraries are working the Reading Agency to use the proven power of reading to tackle loneliness and support mental health, as part of the country’s COVID-19 recovery.

gym, golf, swimming

Financial help for Everyone Active to reopen

Bracknell Forest Council’s decision-making Executive has pledged financial support to Everyone Active so that the borough’s leisure services, which help residents’ physical and mental health, can open as soon as practically possible.  

Time Square council offices

Update from council leader - 17 March

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

He celebrates the offer of free lateral flow tests for businesses and their employees.

Purple lights in the walkway at The Lexicon, Bracknell.

Lighting up for census 2021

On census weekend, the council’s Time Square office and Eagle Lane in The Lexicon will be illuminated in purple lights, the official colour of census, to raise awareness and symbolise that the unique, once-in-a-decade survey is upon us.