The committee oversees the management of the Town Council’s recreation grounds, play areas and pavilions and is responsible for establishing future work plans for play area renewal and refurbishment. Environmental issues are also considered by the committee. The Town Council may also be consulted on proposals regarding environmental improvements in the local area and other matters of interest to the people of Bracknell Town.
This Committee has responsibility for:
- Public open spaces and recreation grounds
- Children’s play areas and teenage meeting places
- Sports pitches and facilities
- Bus shelters and street furniture
- Environment Wardens
- Litter collection, dog bins
- Larges Lane Cemetery
- Bracknell in Bloom
- Community projects
The Environmental Services Committee is also responsible for overseeing the Town Council’s works programme. Due to the nature of its primary responsibilities recreation and leisure issues are of vital importance to the Council and the management of the recreation grounds and play areas and establishing future work plans for play area renewal and refurbishment are vital committee responsibilities. The Environmental Services Committee normally meets six times a year.
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Anna KempsterI believe if I don’t get involved then I can’t complain about what is happening around me and so I will do my absolute best to provide a positive, fair and strong opinion to make Bracknell even better than the safe and beautiful place it already is.
I have been a proud resident of Bracknell since 2010. Hanworth has a strong neighbourhood feel which has been lost in other places I have lived but it remains strong in Hanworth. I am a working mother of two beautiful children and when the call for help came in from the PTA at The Pines in 2017, I took that on as a means of helping the community and return some of the love and support provided to me when I was new to the area.
As a result of this very positive group I now find myself surrounded by a large and vibrant community, including my neighbours, the children, parents and teachers at the school. I have recently become a governor at The Pines School, providing as many of my skills and experience as possible for the children and staff. I believe that if we all work together, we can make a positive difference to our part of the world and maybe to the wider world too if given the opportunity to do so. It all starts somewhere.
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Lizzy GibsonAs the mother of two young children I am committed to ensuring that Bracknell remains a great place to live and that they, their friends and the rest of the community can continue to enjoy the wealth of wonderful green spaces and other facilities Bracknell has to offer us all.
These spaces are so important, not just for our young people to let off steam, but for all generations to get out and meet together building a stronger community where we can support each other.
I’m particularly excited about the completion of the new Great Hollands Pavilion, plus the play equipment and moving water play area that will soon be joining it.
I can often be found, after school, at the Home Farm, or Holland Pines play areas, and would love to hear about what you value about living in Great Hollands South and Bracknell town generally, as well as any issues and concerns you may have about our local area.
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Jennie GreenI have lived in Bracknell for over 45 years, firstly with my parents in Bullbrook. On leaving the family home I set up house in Crown Wood, later moving to Easthampstead and finally to Garth where I have resided for the last 20 years.
I enjoyed a forty-year career in Finance, commencing with Clark & Eaton as an Accounts Junior and rose up the ranks to my last position as a Director and Company Secretary of an HR Software Company. I took the decision a couple of years ago to retire and care for a family member.
My immediate family live close by; my mother, daughter and grandson in Bullbrook, my brother in Garth. I have three rescue dogs which I walk at the many fabulous green spaces we have in the area. During my spare time I enjoy gardening, various sessions at the Bracknell Leisure Centre, and trips to the Wilde Theatre.
I am keen to ensure that Bracknell continues to be one of the best places to live; this includes the continuation of high standards across our green spaces, play areas and community centres for all to utilise and enjoy.
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Michael SkinnerI have lived in this area nearly all my life and have seen many positive changes in the Town. As an Ex- Board Member of Silva Homes, I have a great understanding of the issues local people face and I feel it’s important to try and help others gain the best possible quality of life. I’ve been a Bracknell Town Councillor for the past 8 years. I believe it’s vital we all get the best value for money for the things we all rely upon from our parks and open spaces through to schools, health facilities and our other recreational services.
I live in Hanworth and I want to help the people of Hanworth have their say.
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Stuart FostonI was born and raised in Bracknell, so I’ve been here 28 years. I work as an engineer for a security firm. I’ve been so impressed with how the local council has enabled me to grow up and live in such a great place that I feel it is now time for me to help others enjoy this great place to live. I want to be a clear straight-talking representative of local residents’ views.
It is important for families to have lots of clean, safe and well-maintained open spaces to use and stay healthy. I am also keen to support the council’s commitment to the green agenda as it is so important to ensure we limit the effects of climate change on future generations.
Before I became an engineer, I worked as a care worker for a nearby care home which has given me a real understanding of the needs of our older residents and the need to keep all our facilities and open spaces accessible for all and to maintain those small but vital contributions the town council makes to some of our older residents.
I believe Bracknell Town Council is an important part of what keeps the great sense of community that exists here. With your help I hope to be part of that team.
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Sanjeev PrasadI am a resident of Bracknell for over 25 years and volunteering to serve my community since 2003. My first term as a new councillor was full of activities as I carried out my duties in areas including Strategy and Finance, Easthampstead & Wildridings Community Association and Planning. I have supported our Mayors and colleagues at various events like the World War I event in Bracknell in 2018 and I contribute to debates in the council chamber for ongoing Bracknell concerns. I look forward to engaging with young people to make them aware of how they can play an active role in their communities.
I have a long-standing interest in government at the local and national. I am keen to see the Town Council continue to keep up its high standards of work in these areas and consider it a privilege to be a member of Bracknell Town Council, serving the local community.
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Mary TempertonI have now served on Bracknell Town Council for over 30 years. I am proud of our superb play areas and well maintained recreation grounds. I am also proud of the fact that we still employ our own workforce - who take pride in maintaining the highest standards.
Bracknell Town Council has taken over responsibility for Bracknell in Bloom, organising the Celebrating Woods day and the Teddy Bears\' Picnic.
I will continue to ensure everything the council does is of the highest standard and for the benefit of all.
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Michael TitheridgeMy name is Michael Titheridge. I am 44 years old. I moved to Bracknell with my lovely wife Sally in 2009.
We initially lived in Bullbrook before moving to our current home in Priestwood where we are very happy.
I grew up in a small village near Guildford in Surrey where I loved the freedom of the peaceful open spaces and wooded areas and sense of community, some of the things my wife and I love about Bracknell. There are many places to enjoy and Sally and I are often out walking or cycling.
We are both keen gardeners and enjoy working our allotment in Anneforde Place and sharing our harvests with our friends and neighbours.
I genuinely care about our community. If elected, I look forward to finding out more about it and to meeting and helping residents.
I would like to foster a spirit of goodwill and togetherness, ensuring that no-one was lonely and that the elderly feel safe and secure, and also to protect our green areas and environment and tackle anti social behaviour.
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Marc Brunel-WalkerMarc lives locally with his wife and two children. Their children attend local schools and colleges. He works locally as director of international marketing for a software company.
In his sixteen years on the Town Council, he has been on the Planning, Staffing, and Finance and General Purposes committees. He was the Town Mayor in 2007/08. He is executive member for economic regeneration on Bracknell Forest Council. In this role, he oversees The Lexicon.
Marc enjoys representing local people. He thinks that Crown Wood is a great place to live, and wants to keep it that way!
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Danielle TurnerI have lived in Bracknell Forest for most of my life and moved to Crown Wood 11 years ago. My two youngest children are pupils at Crown Wood Primary School, so as a family we spend a lot of our time in the local parks and green spaces.
We are so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful areas in the country and I am committed to ensuring this continues for future generations, working with residents to improve on this wherever possible.