Bracknell Forest Council

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Bracknell Forest Council
Bracknell Forest Borough Council logo
Council logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974
Leadership
Leader
Paul Bettison, Conservative
since 13 May 1997
Chief executive
Timothy Wheadon
Structure
Seats42 councillors
Bracknell Forest Borough Council composition
Political groups
Administration
  Conservative Party (37)
Other parties
  Labour Party (4)
  Liberal Democrats (1)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Plurality-at-large
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
4 May 2023
Meeting place
Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD
Website
www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Bracknell Forest Council, also known as Bracknell Forest Borough Council is the local authority of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

It consists of 42 councillors that are elected from 18 wards.[1]

Premises[edit]

The council was originally based at Easthampstead House in Town Square, Bracknell, which had been built in 1970 for its predecessor authority, Easthampstead Rural District Council.[2] In 1997 the council acquired additional office space in a modern building called Time Square on Market Street, Bracknell, with functions split between the two buildings for a time.[3][4] Council meetings continued to be held at Easthampstead House until a new council chamber was created in Time Square in 2018, after which the council vacated Easthampstead House and is now solely based at Time Square.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "People and Places". Reading Evening Post. 23 October 1970. p. 13. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  3. ^ Bracknell Forest Borough Council, planning application 622864 for change of use of offices to local authority use at Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, granted 8 September 1997.
  4. ^ Slevin, Jennie (10 April 2014). "Bracknell council services all under one roof after Time Square refurbishment". Berkshire Live. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Council minutes, 23 May 2018" (PDF). Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 12 June 2022.

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