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Update from council leader - 14 July

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

He talks about the borough's efforts to vaccinate residents whilst sharing the latest guidance for those awaiting their second dose, and The Lexicon's summer reading event.

Vaccine vial

Grab-a-jab in town centre extended after hundreds vaccinated

A grab-a-jab service set up in The Lexicon, Bracknell has been extended by an extra 5 days to allow more people to be vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic, located in Union Square (near to Primark), will be in place:

  • Wednesday 14 July to Saturday 17 July, between midday and 7pm
  • Sunday 18 July between midday and 5pm.
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Footprint summer activity at The Lexicon

With the summer holidays on the horizon, The Lexicon has today launched a competition for local children to get involved in its summer events activity.

Leader update on 7 July

Update from council leader - 7 July

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

He encourages residents to get their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and he celebrates the progress being made towards the borough's carbon neutral objectives.

COVID-19 vaccination vial

Grab-a-jab in Bracknell town centre

Whether you’ll be shopping or visiting Bracknell’s town centre this Friday (9 July) to Monday (12 July), you’ll be able to 'grab-a-jab' on your travels and at your convenience.

A COVID-19 vaccination pop-up unit will be situated in Union Square (near to Primark) over the course of the 4 days, between the hours of 12pm and 7pm. Vaccinators will be on hand to vaccinate anyone over the age of 18, yet to receive their first vaccine.

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Pest control measures at Jubilee Gardens

Please be aware that Jubilee Gardens will be closed for several weeks this summer, while pest control measures are put in place to deal with an increased number of rats observed at this location.

Climate change tree

Annual CO2 emissions statistics for UK released

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published the annual CO2e emissions for 2019, which represent the most recent and up to date estimations of greenhouse gas emissions.

The information shows that Bracknell Forest saw emissions reduce by a further 4% since 2018, and by a total of 41% since 2005.

Council leader update - 30 June

Update from council leader - 30 June

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

He thanks residents in the GU47 0 postcode for coming forward for surge testing, and congratulates our colleagues for winning an award for Digital Innovation and Technology.

The Lexicon testing centre

Changes to rapid testing in Bracknell Forest

The rapid testing site at Great Hollands Pavilion will be closed from 4pm on Wednesday 30 June. This will allow local residents to return to using the Pavilion for community activities.