News: June 2021

Digital Innovation Award winners

Bracknell Forest Council has won an award for Digital Innovation and Technology at the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Places and Transport (ADEPT) President’s Awards.
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COVID-19 vaccination walk-in service

If you are a Bracknell Forest resident aged 18 and over, you can get your first or second COVID-19 vaccination at our walk-in sites. This runs from Friday 25 June until Wednesday 30 June and you do not need to book.
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Gigabit broadband voucher scheme

The government has committed to working with providers to deliver fast, reliable broadband to everyone in the UK. If you are not included in current rollout plans, you can apply for a UK Gigabit voucher.
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Supporting Drowning Prevention Week across the borough

We're joining Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) and Thames Valley Police (TVP), in supporting the Royal Life Saving Society’s (RLSS) national Drowning Prevention Week campaign, running from 19 to 26 June.
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Update from council leader - 23 June

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

He urges everyone in GU47 0 to take part in enhanced testing and walk-in vaccinations.
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Windrush Day 2021

This year marks the fourth national Windrush Day and 73 years since more than 500 Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean, upon the request of the British Government, arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, to help rebuild Britain after World War II.
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Windrush Day

Eco Rewards scheme clocks up 100,000 green miles

The Eco Rewards scheme, designed to encourage greener forms of travel across the borough, has seen growing participation from students in trial schools, with 100,000 green miles reported since the scheme was introduced.
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Snap up some summer school courses this August

Bracknell Forest Adult and Community Learning is excited to launch a range of courses and workshops for adults this August ahead of its full programme starting in the autumn.
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Surge testing starts in Bracknell Forest

Surge testing will start in the GU47 0 postcode area of Bracknell Forest today (Wednesday 16 June), to help try and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant locally.
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Update from council leader - 16 June

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

He urges residents living in Sandhurst within the GU47 0 postcode to take part in surge testing to reduce the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
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