Crowthorne Parish Council
Message Board Notices
|Thursday, 17 November, 2022
|Get involved with the My Community map
|Becoming a part of your local community has never been easier with the online My Community map, run by Bracknell Forest Council public health team, that promotes local community groups and activities run by local people, for local people.
Originally launched in 2015 as part of the ‘Warm Welcome’ project, the community map helped residents find their nearest community groups and activities.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 55.4 per cent of residents reported that the lockdown measures had a negative impact on their mental and emotional health. To help these people and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, the Bracknell Forest public health team have re-launched the community map with an increased number of activities available, for all ages.
The map will also be used by those working face-to-face with residents such as social care colleagues and health partners to help integrate people within their local community.
Cllr Dale Birch, chair of the Bracknell Forest health and wellbeing board and executive member for health, said:
“One of the main focuses in our health and wellbeing strategy for the next four years is to reduce loneliness and isolation in the borough and to improve people’s mental and physical wellbeing.
“The My Community map allows people to find their local community groups and activities to become a part of. Whether it’s a knit and natter group or a sports club, these things give us purpose and help us make life-long connections with other people.
“The new and improved platform is easier to navigate, with an updated list of activities available. Training to use the map will be available for professionals and within the community.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation and loneliness, please visit our public health portal for advice.
|My Community Map Public Health Portal|
|Monday, 31 October, 2022
|Free fix if TV interference occurs in Crowthorne
|Mobile networks are being improved in Crowthorne boosting speed, performance and coverage. There is a small chance these upgrades may cause interference to TV received through an aerial such as Freeview, BT, TalkTalk and YouView.
Symptoms could include intermittent sound, blocky images (pixelation) or loss of TV signal.
Free support is available from Restore TV. Restore TV's role is to ensure people can continue to enjoy free to view TV when mobile is upgraded in their area. It provides help to anyone experiencing interference to TV services caused by mobile signals. Restore TV offers additional support for people who are 75 years of age or older, are registered blind or partially sighted or receive any of the following benefits: personal independence payments (PIPs); attendance allowance; constant attendance allowance or War Pensioner's Mobility Support.
Ben Roome, CEO of Restore TV, said: "We know just how important TV is to inform, entertain and provide welcome company. Restore TV exists to ensure we all can continue to access free to view TV as mobile services are improved across the country."
"If you see new TV interference, we're on hand to help you resolve the issue. We can send a Restore TV filter, free of charge, for you to fit between your aerial lead and TV or set-top box to remove mobile signals and allow you to watch free to view TV as normal. Full instructions are included, and we can provide further advice online and by phone if needed.
"In most instances, fitting the filter will resolve any issues, but if this isn't the case, we may also be able to arrange a follow-up visit from a Restore TV engineer at no cost, depending on eligibility." Cable and satellite TV, such as Sky or Virgin, are not affected. However, viewers with these services, who also watch free to view TV through an aerial, can receive a free Restore TV filter. Residents are more likely to be affected if they live in an area with weak digital television reception, have a TV signal booster and whose TV aerial is close to a mobile mast. For residents in flats or communal buildings, Restore TV provides landlords or property managers with support to resolve the problem.
Any viewers who experience new interference to free to view TV should contact Restore TV on:
0808 13 13 800 (free from landlines and mobiles) restoretv.uk
For more information, please visit restoretv.uk on the link below.
|Visit Restore TV website|
|Wednesday, 23 March, 2022
|Thames Valley Police Alert: Thefts of Keyless Vehicles
|Thames Valley Police have seen an increase in reports of thefts and attempted thefts of keyless vehicles across the Bracknell and Wokingham areas.
Offenders often use a device and a laptop to intercept the signal from the remote sensor on keyless fobs and gain entry to the vehicle. They can then start the vehicle without the key and drive away.
To help prevent thefts and ensure your car is not an appealing target for a thief, we are asking you to be extra vigilant and consider your vehicle security.
For further information and crime prevention advice please visit www.thamesvalley.police.uk (Link below)
|Thames Valley Police Website >>|
|Friday, 4 March, 2022
|Humbled by community's response to Ukraine invasion
|Bracknell Forest Council is once again humbled and touched by the compassion of the local community in trying to help people affected by the invasion of Ukraine.
Over the past week we have seen so many of our residents, community groups and organisations rally to help people affected by the invasion. The response has been nothing short of inspiring...
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|Wednesday, 9 June, 2021
|Three Year strategy Plan 2021 - 2024 Have Your Say
|Crowthorne Parish Council is in the process of developing a Strategy Plan with a green focus that will inform our policy framework over the next three years. Climate change is at the forefront of our lives and this Strategy Plan will seek to address how we carry out Council activities and services whilst mitigating damage to our environment.
We will ensure that wherever possible our future spending takes account of this. We will seek to reduce our energy usage in different ways over the next three years...
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