A conservative councillor is celebrating four decades of public service at Bracknell Forest Council this year.
Cllr James Finnie’s 40 years service to the local community was honoured by the leader of Bracknell Forest Council, Cllr Paul Bettison OBE, at a recent council meeting with a speech and celebratory cake…
Crowthorne Parish Council has elected to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Crowthorne Parish. Bracknell Forest Council's Site Allocations Local Plan is now in place and this provides residents and anyone interested in the Parish an opportunity to get together and discuss how some aspects of our environment should be developed.
2016 Crowthorne and Wokingham Without Community Awards
for their charitable work and voluntary contributions to community life in Crowthorne.
As part of their Community Action programme, a group of year 11 Wellington College students created a set of bird and bat boxes for the Walter Recreation Ground and Circle Hill woodland in Crowthorne.
New Bird & Bat Boxes for the Walter Recreational Ground and Circle Hill, Crowthorne
The project came about when Councillor Gail Robertson, a Trustee of the Walter Recreation Ground Charity, asked the college students for their help in producing some new homes for local wildlife and the college was only too happy to help.
The students worked with staff in both teaching and gardening departments to build the boxes, and the project saw additional bird and bat boxes being built for the college site also. The students said "We all really enjoyed making these boxes and we hope that they will enhance bird life in the environment".
On behalf of the Trustees of the Walter Recreation Ground Charity, Cllr Gail Robertson thanked the students for all their hard work and enthusiasm in making such superb bird and bat boxes.
Cllr Robertson said "I am sure the birds and bats cannot wait to start nesting in the comfort of their new homes! Thank you once again for your enthusiasm and terrific effort".
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Cllr Tina McKenzie-Boyle was warmly welcomed as the new Mayor of Bracknell Forest at the annual Council meeting on 24 May.
Having represented Priestwood and Garth ward since May 2015, Cllr Mrs McKenzie-Boyle now takes over the role of first citizen from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Tony Virgo.
Councillor Tina McKenzie-Boyle appointed Mayor
Cllr Mrs McKenzie-Boyle said: “I am proud to represent the residents of Bracknell Forest which has been my home for nearly 30 years. I particularly look forward to the opening of The Lexicon in September and meeting the diverse communities, charities and voluntary organisations that make such a huge contribution to our Borough.
‘My charity will be The Fire Fighters Charity. We are hugely fortunate to be able to call on the amazing professionals of the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service in an emergency. I want to ensure that the firefighters of Bracknell Forest who are always there waiting for our call, have someone to call on when they need help and psychological support.’
Cllr Alvin Finch, also of Priestwood and Garth ward, was appointed Deputy Mayor for the year.