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Monday, 23 January, 2023

The Electoral Commission - Voter ID

On Thursday 4 May 2023, local elections are taking place across England. To vote at a polling station, you will need to bring photo ID.

From 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

This will apply to:
  • Local elections
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • UK parliamentary by-elections
  • Recall petitions
From October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections.

If you don't have accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

Find out more about accepted forms of photo ID, how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, and what to expect on polling day.

For more information - Click here    Find out which areas have local elections this May.       
Thursday, 22 December, 2022

Your Home Emergency Plan - Get prepared

Emergencies such as disruption to essential services that we all rely upon, for example electricity, gas and water, can affect our everyday lives.

A Home Emergency Plan can be used as a vital tool in your household (or to help another family member who does not live with you) to be prepared in an emergency situation, like a power cut.

Having a Home Emergency Plan means all the important contact information, help, advice and action to take is all in one place, making life easier in an emergency situation, allowing you to respond safely and quickly.

For more information click here

Tuesday, 20 December, 2022

Police & Crime Bulletin Dec '22 - Custodial sentences for knife carriers

The latest news and views about policing and crime in the Thames Valley.
  • Custodial sentences for knife carriers
  • Thames Valley Police Budget
  • Tackling violent crime in Slough
  • Improving the safety of women and girls
  • The Knife Angel arrives in MK
  • Crime survey launched
  • Stolen goods recovered by the Rural Crime Taskforce
Click on the link below to read the full article.

Policing and Crime in the Thames Valley - Matthew Barber           
Monday, 12 December, 2022

Offering support to households most in need

Bracknell Forest Council is supporting our most vulnerable residents who are under increased financial pressure due to the rising cost of living.

The Department of Work and Pensions is providing funding through the Household Support Fund from October 2022 to April 2023. The Household Support Fund is dedicated to supporting those most in need, particularly in relation to food costs and essential bills.

The funding is being distributed in several ways:
  • cost of living vouchers for households in receipt of free school meals
  • supermarket vouchers for low income households
  • funding for local foodbanks
  • application-based support through the Local Welfare Scheme
Bracknell Forest school pupils who are in receipt of free school meals will automatically receive a supermarket voucher over the coming weeks, before Christmas. Low income households who receive Council Tax Support or housing benefit, but were not entitled to the recent £650 cost of living payment, will also be posted a voucher before Christmas. However, if residents do not automatically qualify for this and need help with the cost of food or energy, they can apply directly through our Local Welfare Scheme.

Cllr Dr Gareth Barnard, executive member for children, young people and learning, said:

“To extend the support we can offer to our residents, the Local Welfare Scheme has been enhanced to help those who are unable to meet the costs of everyday essentials, to apply for further support. This includes helping with energy or food costs, and is particularly for those who do not automatically qualify for other cost of living support schemes.

“Eligible residents can apply through the main Local Welfare Scheme application route, or through the winter family cost of living voucher scheme. I encourage anyone who is struggling at the moment to please apply for support.”

Residents can apply through two routes:
  • Main Local Welfare Scheme - this is based on our existing assessment criteria and will include a financial assessment of your income and assets. More information is available on our Local Welfare Scheme webpage.

  • Winter family cost of living voucher scheme - this is for low income families not eligible for the school distributed vouchers. More information on eligibility and how to apply is on our Household Support Fund webpage.
For more information, advice and the range of local and national support available, please visit our Cost of Living webpages.

Monday, 21 November, 2022

Energy Efficiency Talks - Are energy prices worrying you?

Join Bracknell Forest Council's energy efficiency officer, Hazel, for a free energy efficiency workshop, which includes:
  • energy saving tips
  • how to insulate your home
  • information for those with long term health conditions
There is no need to book, sessions will take place on:
  • Monday, 28 November, 10am - 11am at Sandhurst Library
  • Tuesday, 6 December, 11.30am - 12.30pm at Birch Hill Library
  • Thursday, 15 December, 10am - 11am at The Community Hub in Time Square
  • Tuesday, 20 December, 10am - 11am at Bracknell Library #5WaystoWinterWellness

Click here for more details           
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