Whats On 2020

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Let’s Get Silly this Summer with the Silly Squad!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. It is run by The Reading Agency.

This year the Challenge is taking on a new and exciting format. Instead of registering at your local Library, you can register online from absolutely, anywhere.

It is called Silly Squad! It’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck into all different kinds of funny books. This year, the challenge features extra special characters designed by the award-winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, who you’ll know from amazing reads like Amelia Fang and Evil Emperor Penguin!

Set a personal challenge

You can join the Silly Squad on a new adventure by setting your own personal reading challenge to complete this summer.

The Reading Agency online platform will help you keep track of your books, reviews and the rewards you unlock along the way.

As always, they’ll have loads of brilliant book suggestions to get you started, and tips on how you can keep reading even while schools and libraries are closed. They’ll also have heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep you entertained at home!

 Join the Summer Reading Challenge...How to sign up...

Read more: Local Libraries | Summer Reading Challenge | Starts June 5th

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Blacknest House Forest School is now open

Blacknest offers a unique learning environment for children. In the large, beautiful grounds of our private woodland there is a wealth of fauna and flora, which, with help from trained leaders, will encourage children to gain an understanding of woodland habitats and eco systems by observing and recording what they see. Forest school sessions are most effective when programmes are readily adapted to the inclinations and ages of the children. The child is always at the centre of activities and in a safe, well supervised context children learn to use tools, innovate while playing games and assess risk when climbing trees; but always within clearly defined boundaries of acceptable behaviour.

Read more: Blacknest House Forest School | Now Open


If you're feeling stressed and anxious and would like help, contact talkingtherapies@berkshire.nhs.uk , call 0300 365 2000 or visit www.talkingtherapies.berkshire.nhs.uk

2020 | Talking Therapies Stress Less Workshops The workshops teach strategies to support managing stress including learning ways to manage worry, feelings of panic and sleep.



The re3 recycling centres on Longshot Lane, Bracknell and Island Road, Reading will re-open on Monday (18th May) with a booking system in place.

An online booking system, ‘Click and Tip’ will open at 10am on Friday (15 May) and residents will be able to book a time slot via the link provided on the council's and re3 websites. Bookings will be available for slots from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday, and residents can book up to seven days in advance.

Due to the limited number of booking slots available, with the sites only operating at 50 per cent of usual capacity, residents are urged to continue to safely store waste at home and only make a booking if the trip to the recycling centre is essential.

The health of residents and staff is always the highest priority, so everyone visiting the reopened sites must follow traffic signs, staff advice and adhere to the social distancing measures that have been put in place.

Read more: Bracknell Forest Recycling Open


There is a Covid 19 NHS Testing Station  for NHS Staff at Ascot Racecourse ,  High Street


And a day later next week due to the V E Day Holiday


RBWM has issued revised Waste Collection Days During Corona Crisis. Blue and black bins are being collected on alternate weeks. So black bin will be week of May 11th


Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site reopens |  Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site will reopen on Monday 11th May following a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, to give residents the chance to dispose of waste that cannot be safely stored at home.

The site will be open from 8am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday, and residents should visit on a set day depending on which ward they live in but NHS workers and care workers will be allowed to attend any day providing they bring their pass as proof of identification.  

The day for residents of Ascot and Sunninghill, Sunningdale and Cheapside is Thursday.

Read more: Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Site Reopens