Bracknell Forest Council
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Founded1 April 1974
Mary Temperton, Labour
since 24 May 2023
Chief executive
Susan Halliwell
Seats41 councillors
Bracknell Forest Council composition
Political groups
Administration (22)
  Labour (22)
Other parties (19)
  Conservative (10)
  Liberal Democrats (7)
  Green Party (2)
Length of term
4 years
Last election
4 May 2023
Next election
May 2027
Meeting place
Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD

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]


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]

See also


  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.