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Scams awareness week

Local resident falls for Metropolitan Police fraud scam

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) has recently seen an increase in the Metropolitan Police fraud scam. As June is national Scams Awareness Month, local resident Mrs A, tells her story to warn others of the dangers of scams.

tree outside Larwood

Outstanding Ofsted for Larchwood

Children and young people with learning or physical disabilities in the borough are getting some of the best support of its kind in the country through respite care at Larchwood short break unit.

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Incorrect news story on funerals

Bracknell Forest Council has complained to The Bracknell News regarding a factually incorrect story in this week's edition on public health funerals. The paper has accepted fault in its reporting and will print a full public apology. 

people on bikes

Get involved in Bike Week - 9 to 17 June

Bike Week is a national celebration of cycling.

Whether it’s a means of getting to work or school, a trip to the local shops or just to visit friends, make Bike Week 2018 the year you get out on your bike!

Hand holding car keys

Binfield car dealer sentenced for fraud

Mr Issa Abuissa who formerly operated a used car business under various names from his premises in Moor Lane, Binfield, was sentenced on 25 May 2018, after a jury at Reading Crown Court found him guilty of 14 counts of fraud.

Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium

Public health funerals - further information

We recognise the death of a loved one is a time for sensitivity and understanding and we would like to apologise for any confusion over the council’s policy on public health funerals that has arisen over the past few days, we are updating the information on our website as a priority to make it clearer so as to avoid further confusion. Please find some further information on the matter, along with a link to our Q&As below.

Mayor, Cllr Alvin Finch with Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pauline McKenzie

Cllr Alvin Finch appointed Mayor

Cllr Alvin Finch was warmly welcomed as the new Mayor of Bracknell Forest at the annual council meeting on Wednesday, 23 May.