Bracknell Town Council

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Our mission is to be the guardian of Bracknell Town's parks, play areas and public spaces, and to safeguard them from possible future development. To be responsive to the needs of all sections of our community, to build upon our achievement and provide high quality services at minimum cost.

Bracknell Town Council is the largest Parish council within the Unitary Authority of Bracknell Forest. It provides services to over half the population of the Borough located within 13 wards making up the central area of the Borough.

To the south lie the parishes of Sandhurst and Crowthorne, to the east is Winkfield parish and to the north are the parishes of Binfield and Warfield.

Management and Funding

Day to day management of the services delivered by the Town Council is the responsibility of the Town Clerk who works closely with Councillors to deliver the decisions made at the various committees. The work of the Town Council is funded through a precept on Council Tax payers within the Bracknell Town Parish area, and from income raised through letting out the Council’s sports pitches, rooms and other facilities as well as from trading in the Pavilion coffee shops.

A budget for the forthcoming financial year (starting in April) is set in December when projects are identified for the coming year. These projects will likely include refurbishment and replacement of play equipment, improvements to Town Council facilities and the possible development of new initiatives for the benefit of local people, which the Town Council has the power to deliver. At the same time as setting the budget an allocation is made in the form of grants to local organisations who have applied through the Annual Grant Scheme.

Information about the Town Council and its activities, Councillors, meetings and services may be found on this website. The website is regularly updated to give pricing information for room hire, tennis, mini-golf etc. as well as Pavilion opening times and football pitch closure information etc.

Additionally, the Town Council produces the Bracknell Matters newsletter twice a year.

The foyer of Brooke House in the High Street is a valuable source of information and provides an opportunity for local organisations to display posters and leaflets about their activities. If you would like to display information about your organisation or event please contact us or bring the information in to Brooke House. The Town Council reserves the right to agree which information and/or brochures may be displayed, the Town Clerk’s decision on this matter is final.

Bracknell Town Council provide more than 30 recreational areas across the town, where young and old can find opportunities for play, sports, walking, fishing and other leisure activities. More information about our parks, play areas and recreation areas can be found under ‘Facilities’ on the menu bar above.

For those with green fingers, the Council maintains 235 allotments spread across 8 sites, although there is a waiting list for those wishing to take up an allotment.

We are also responsible for Larges Lane Cemetery which is maintained as a ‘living cemetery’, with attention given to encouraging biodiversity. The cemetery has won several awards under the “Living Churchyards and Cemeteries Scheme”.

There are also areas of woodland managed by the Town Council or jointly with Bracknell Forest Council.

Bracknell Town Council complies with the Freedom of Information Act and has adopted the Model Publication Scheme.

Many of our documents are available on this website for viewing and/or download, some via links in pages or as selections from the menu.  All documents available for download will be in pdf format.

We endeavour to inform the residents of Bracknell Town of changes to our services and facilities using various means such as this website, newsletters as required and press releases. Check our News page and Announcements for regularly updated information.

Information about upcoming events and Council meetings can be found under Events.

We also manage the community halls at Braybrooke Recreation Ground, the Copse Suite at Jocks Lane and Great Hollands Pavilion. The Council Chamber at Brooke House is also available for hire for meetings at the discretion of the Town Clerk.

We hire out many of our football pitches to local teams and also have cricket pitches, bowls greens and tennis courts available for hire. The Synthetic Pitch at Birch Hill Recreation Ground is available all year round for Hockey and Football. Full floodlighting is available at an extra cost.

Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan

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  • Check if you are eligible for our TV Grant scheme under Services
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