The Town Council has the opportunity to comment on all Planning applications within the Bracknell Town area prior to their being considered by the Bracknell Forest Borough Council Planning Committee, where the final decisions on permission are made. The Town Council Planning Committee has the delegated authority to:
- make responses on behalf of Bracknell Town Council to planning applications received from Bracknell Forest Borough Council.
- consider the sale of amenity land within the town
- respond to consultations regarding highways matters and deal with street naming.
The Town Council Planning Committee meets regularly throughout the year approximately every three weeks.
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Alvin FinchI enjoy the use of the open spaces provided by the Town and Borough councils. Having a pair of dogs has also helped myself and my wife meet a lot of people while exercising them. I am pleased that the Town Council introduced Environment Wardens. The wardens keep control of litter and dogs among other functions. I am keen to ensure that there is “joined up” thinking between the Town and Borough councils on environmental and other concerns. Our green spaces can do much to keep us all healthy.
I have lived in Bracknell for over 40 years. Amongst other interests I am a regular supporter of Bracknell Rugby Club.
As Town Mayor in 2013/14 I was amazed at the contributions to Bracknell in Bloom from residents of all ages. It was good to see how much effort went into the competition. During my year as Mayor It was also a pleasure and a privilege to meet people from all parts of the community/voluntary sector who put so much effort, and enthusiasm into keeping our town vibrant.
I have served on different committees of the Town Council and I am presently the Chairman of Planning. I work for myself, providing individuals with computer support.
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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.
Paul ByronI am Paul Byron. I have lived in Bracknell since 1965, when my parents moved here, after my father’s company relocated here from Hayes. Then I went to Harmans Water School and after that to Brakenhale School.
After that, I followed an Electrical Apprenticeship and studied at Bracknell College. In 1979 I joined Bracknell Sub Aqua Club, based at Bracknell Sports Centre, and remained a Member until 1995, since when I have kept in touch with present and past members.
I have a great interest both in Ecology which I studied at Kellogg College, Oxford, and in Geology which I am still learning.
As a member of Holy Trinity Church in Bracknell, where I have worshipped since the late 80s, I have served as district warden and as a member of its Parochial Church Council. I am currently a server and church verger.
For the last 12 years, I have served as a volunteer for the British Red Cross and helped support
fund-raising for Christian Aid in Bracknell, through local collections and the Annual Sponsored Walk.
Most of my life has been spent both living and working in Bracknell where I run an Electrical Engineering company employing local people. I feel that, if elected as the councillor for the Town Centre ward, I could use my experience to do a lot more for the future of this rapidly changing and expanding part of the Bracknell Town community.
Ian KirkeI believe that I can continue to make a positive difference to the continued wellbeing of Bullbrook. It has a host of treasured public spaces that make it a brilliant place to live in, an observation I can vouch for since becoming a Bullbrook resident in 2004. However, its continued security and safety requires an active layer of local government. The position of Town Councillor is vital to maintaining this position and I will be able to continue to fully support this process. In my previous life in the Police, initially as Priestwood beat constable then latterly as a senior officer I was accustomed to working alongside residents and have experience of partnership working. A widower and proud Dad of two, my daughter is an events executive in Australia and my son is a Barrister, my work life balance, as Managing Director of a leading risk consultancy, will allow me to invest the appropriate time to fulfil the role. A Law graduate with a Master’s in criminology I have a keen interest in community safety, restorative justice, and mediation. I remain loyal to my roots as an avid Notts County fan.
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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Paul BidwellI have lived in Bracknell Town for over 20 years, spending eight years as a resident of Priestwood. A lifelong Labour supporter, I am also a Trustee of Age Concern, Priestwood Community Centre and an elderly day centre in Wokingham. I am especially interested in ensuring that the elderly of Bracknell have access to quality services that allow those over 65 to enjoy a safe and full life.
Its an honour to be re-elected as Town Councilor for Priestwood and I will continue to support my constituents and the wider community of Bracknell. As a continued member of the Planning, Carbon Reduction, Finance & Strategy committees I will stand up for the elderly and vulnerable in the Town as well as working with Councillors to ensure that Bracknell continues to be an excellent and safe town to live in.
I combine my support of Labour, Trusteeships with a full-time job delivering Project Management services within the Security Industry across the UK and have worked in Europe and the USA. I am married with three children and combine my family with a passion for sport, West Ham and the arts, old films especially.
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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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Dai RobertsI was born and brought up in rural Wales. After leaving university where I studied Engineering, I moved to the south east and started my career in computing.
Having lived in Bracknell since 1997 I’ve come to appreciate the varied quality of life our town has to offer.
I am married with two children, both of whom are schooled locally. I live and work in Bullbrook and enjoy socialising in our new vibrant town centre.
I would list my strengths as a good listener, I have lots of energy and I love a new task.
I believe I have a wealth of experience to give to the Town Council. I am very much a ‘people person’ and I will not shrink from a challenge.
I feel I have a great insight into the problems and difficulties encountered in the day to day lives of the people of Bullbrook and I feel part of the wider Bracknell community, with connections in many groups within the area.
I believe I have the background and experience to be your Town Councillor and will do all I can to improve upon the great work our Town council already does.
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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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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.