Next Street Surgery

Saturday Community Surgeries are now held regularly at the Birch Hill Library on the third Saturday of each month.

The next surgery will take place on Saturday 15 December, 10-11 am.

If you have a problem or query which you think your local councillors can help you with, just pop along to the Birch Hill Library between 10 and 11 am.

All are welcome and we look forward to meeting you. Other dates include: Saturday 15 December, 19 January 2019 and  16 February 2019.



Celebrating Hanworth and Birch Hill Pupils

Bracknell Town Mayor and Cllr Gill Birch visited Birch Hill Pre-School, South Hill Park Pre-School, The Pines Primary School and St Margaret Clitherow School during the past week. At their celebration assemblies Bracknell Town Mayor presented Finalist winning certificates for excellent contributions to the WW1 art and poetry competitions where pupils remembered and thanked those who gave their lives so that we may enjoy the peace, freedom and democracy we have today. The standard of entries was so high Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Sandra Ingham also presented Certificates of Excellence. The art and poetry competitions were organised by Bracknell Town Council as part of the centenary commemoration of the end of The Great War.


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Battle’s Over: Tribute to a Nation

On Sunday 11th November, Bracknell Town Council organised and hosted a free event at North Lake, opposite South Hill Park from 2pm till 8pm in remembrance of WW1. The aim of this event was to bring the community together, to honour the lost youth and life of a generation and create a lasting impression of the experiences of war that has shaped our present day.

The event included a re-enactment of the truce football match between the British and German soldiers in authentic uniforms. During half time the 50+ Walking Football Club gave a demonstration. Various educational crafts were on offer for families to create remembrance poppies for a visual representation of the first flowers to grow in Flanders. A WW1 fact trail was also on offer for families and a 360 degree virtual reality experience allowed you immerse in the war experience as a WW1 soldier and also proved popular.

Children’s artwork and poems to thank the generation that gave their lives were on display at the event and in South Hill Parks Wilde Theatre Foyer Gallery, Mirror Gallery and Long Gallery as part of Bracknell Town Council’s creative writing and arts competition’s held throughout schools in Bracknell.

The 130 Bracknell WW1 soldier names were read out by Bracknell Town Councillors to remember and honour each individual Bracknell solider that gave their life for King and country, a poem reading from our Town Mayor of ‘Tribute to the Millions’ followed. A minutes silence was held before The Last Post.

Lighting of the beacon commenced after darkness had fallen, as part of the 1,300 Beacons of Light will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, with the first of these Beacons being lit at Westminster Abbey, London, that evening. Church bells rang out across the country just as they did in celebration of the end of the First World War.

Fabulous fireworks provided by Star Fireworks concluded the celebrations to mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. Fireworks are how as Bracknell residents celebrated the end of the war on Peace Day in 1919.

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Historic Day for Bracknell Residents

Friday 19 October was an amazing day which we hope will be remembered by Bracknell residents in years to come. Her Majesty The Queen visited The Lexicon.  It was a great honour for Bracknell Town Council when The Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire introduced Bracknell Town Mayor, Cllr Sandra Ingham to Her Majesty The Queen. “On behalf of Bracknell residents a warm welcome to our truly transformed town centre Your Majesty,” said Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Sandra Ingham.

You can see professional photos of the day taken by Stewart Turkington here.

Art Competition to Remember 100 Years Since the End of WW1

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We would like to thank our local pre-schools for participating so gloriously in the schools art competition. On display at South Hill Park Arts Centre, you will find the art work of our budding young artists from South Hill Park Pre-School, Birch Hill Pre-School and The Pines Pre-School. Our local Hanworth and Birch Hill primary schools also contributed to the competition and you will find the work of many talented young artists on display on the ground floor level and first floor of South Hill Park Arts Centre. We could not photograph and display them all here, so pop along and have a look!

Her Majesty The Queen Visits The Lexicon

Her Majesty The Queen will be visiting on Friday 19 October and we are honoured to have such an important and gracious guest visit our newly transformed town centre.  Are you planning on visiting Bracknell town centre the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s visit? If so, check out the visitor guide for details on how to plan your journey on the morning at

Free, short, easy health walks

You can now join in 2 or 3 mile walks starting at South Hill Park car park at 10.30 every Saturday. The walks take 1 to 1.5 hours. They are designed for those who have not previously walked with a group or who are recovering from illness or surgery. They are led by volunteer leaders from the South East Berks Ramblers.

After the walk stay for a natter and refreshments at the Atrium cafe.

Contact Brian or Shirley on 01344 483940 or


Fusion Councillor of the Year

Hanworth councillor, Sandra Ingham, was awarded ‘Councillor of the Year’ by Bracknell Fusion at the Berkshire Youth Celebration & Awards Evening 2018 held in Reading this month.

“Thank you Fusion for this wonderful award. The Fusion programme helps transition Year 6 pupils to Year 7. It is a programme that has a positive impact on our young people and in turn benefits the community,” said Cllr Sandra Ingham.

Fusion is a partnership delivered and managed by Berkshire Youth with a vision to engage stakeholders to work collaboratively with young people in the community that they share. The Fusion Project has been successfully delivering programmes across Bracknell since January 2014, working with pupils aged 10 to 13 years, developing confidence and leadership skills and involving activities and a social action project designed to improve an aspect of the immediate community. 

The Pines Primary School Wins Two Awards

Cllr Gill Birch and Cllr Sandra Ingham accompanied Fusion Officer Paige Reeve to The Pines Primary
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School to present Fusion School of the Year award and also at the same time Fusion Pupil of the Year Award. Two very well deserved awards. Well done everyone!

Cllrs are Walking About this Saturday

On Saturday 21st July, Birch Hill library will be closed. So instead of a library surgery local councillors will be available to meet you to discuss local issues at Birch Hill shops/Leppington car park /Hedgehog Park area 10.00-11.00am.

Cllr Sandra Ingham


07889 573087
Cllr Gill Birch

07876 351651
Cllr Malcolm Tullett

07932 148699
Cllr Mike Gibson

07472 255336

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