Whats On 2020

COVID-19 temporary mobile testing unit - Bracknell | 

On Monday, 6 July and Tuesday, 7 July, a COVID-19 mobile testing unit for pre-booked tests only will be in Bracknell between the hours of 10.30am and 4.30pm.

This is as part of the effort to increase COVID-19 testing capacity and to supplement local and regional testing sites.

The mobile testing unit will be operated by fully trained military personnel and will be available to anyone who fits the national guidelines for testing.

You must register for an appointment in advance using the links below:

General information

Essential worker testing application

Non essential worker testing application

Please follow the instructions provided to you by military personnel. Signage will also be in place to help direct you.


Free Parking :: Advantage Card   

Free parking for Advantage card holders as the high street starts to re-open | Advantage Card holders will be entitled to free parking for three hours from Monday 15th June as RBWM helps to stimulate the local economy as the high street starts to re-open and non-essential retails re-open their doors.

If you are a current Advantage Card holder, place your card on your dashboard when you park and you will be entitled to three hours free parking in any of our car parks. This offer will be in place for four weeks and will finish on Sunday 12 July.

Councillor David Cannon, lead member for public protection and parking, says: “I am delighted that we have been able to offer free parking to our current Advantage Card holders. As a council we want to support and stimulate the local economy following the closure of shops and restaurants. I would encourage residents to shop local and support local so we can all do our bit to support independent businesses in our borough.

“We are asking that card holders leave their card on the dashboard to take advantage of this offer.”

The changes will mean that all car parks will fully re-open.



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Libraries re-opening from Monday 6th July

Libraries are  back ! On Monday 6th July, Bracknell and Crowthorne Libraries will be re-opening. This is the first phase of the re-opening schedule, and opening hours will be slightly reduced to enable staff to undertake essential tasks in the public areas whilst no-one else is present.

Opening Hours for the first two weeks, up to Saturday 18th July, opening times will be as follows:

Bracknell Library

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Wednesday closed

Crowthorne Library

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm

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Read more: Libraries Reopening from July 6th

WEBSITE     E-mail: annemartin@blacknesthouse.com    

Blacknest House Forest School 

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

www.amandasart.co.uk   e-mail: a.kavanagh@amandasart.co.uk  or call 01344 885086.

Amanda’s Art Classes  are held in North Ascot.  There will be fully socially distanced, carefully organised, small-group, summer  workshops for  adult and children, in July and August 2020. To find out more e-mail: a.kavanagh@amandasart.co.uk or call 01344 885086


WEBSITE     E-mail:     Bracknell.Library@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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.

Read more: Local Libraries | Summer Reading Challenge |