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 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 Councils 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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Ash MerryI am very fortunate to have lived in Harmans Water ward for 25 years. I came here as a 30-something-year-old new mother in 1993. My daughter has been brought up here and schooled locally. I served as an Army Officer for 8 years and have always had a strong sense of duty and a willingness to play an active part in my community.
I have had a successful career running my own business and working for others in the profit and non-profit sector. I have seen and experienced life from many perspectives, which I believe has enabled me to support residents, and ‘do my bit’ to strengthen a very special community. I am delighted to be closely involved in initiatives to support military personnel, veterans and their families.
I was privileged to be the Deputy Bracknell Town Mayor and Bracknell Town Mayor in 2015 and 2016. In this capacity and with my Consort and fellow councillor, Isabel Mattick, we were able to recognise and thank many of the fabulous volunteers who make a daily difference to so many lives.
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Michael GibsonI have been a Town Councillor in Bracknell since 2017.
Originally I was born in Hayes in West London. I moved to Birch Hill 4 years ago with my family. Bracknell is a great place for all our children. I use the local facilities such as the parks, Birch Hill recreation ground with my wife and two boys aged 4 and 6. When time allows we go to South Hill Park. As an occasional performer I feel very lucky to have such a prestigious art centre with a vibrant music record so close to where we live.
Previously a legal executive for the Crown Prosecution Service, my current day job is in London in public relations. I have been interested in local government for over 30 years and I have a degree in Politics and Modern History. My hobbies include singing and playing Pokémon go with my children.
I hope you will support me in my aim to work with, and for the residents of Birch Hill on Bracknell Town Council, and to help look after all those things that make Bracknell a great place to live for all of us.
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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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Roger MeakesI am honoured to be returned as town councillor for another term. I believe I had a productive 4 years as a councillor for Great Hollands South and wish to continue for the next 4 years. I have met a lot of people from all walks of life, some of which I have been able to help or assist, most, I have been there for them in the form of an advisory.
Bracknell has been my home for the major part of my life and I have seen how it has flourished under the stewardship of the Conservatives, which is still ongoing. I am proud to be part of a team that cares for its residents and the locality in which they live. I hope the next four years will be as exciting as the last four.