Weekly roundup in Bracknell – June 13
WE have put together some of Bracknell’s most shocking, thrilling, and important stories from the past week.
Surge tests at Bracknell confirmed next week
The Bracknell Forest postcode GU47 0 area has been identified as a surge testing area after the increase in cases of Indian variants.
Residents will have to start getting tested from Wednesday June 16.
Read more here.
11.4 mile detour for drivers in June
Drivers had to take an 11.4 mile detour around Wokingham to get around a small stretch of road works.
Road repairs on Nine Mile Ride are just under three miles in length and will take drivers on a detour route that should take 24 minutes to complete.
Read more here
What happens to Bentalls in Bracknell, which was due to be flattened in May
An iconic Bracknell building that should have been demolished still stands.
The city’s Bentalls building was slated to be demolished earlier this year to make way for the next phase of The Lexicon regeneration project.
Read about the delays here
Tangs in the Lexicon, Bracknell reveals reopening date
An all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet in the city center revealed plans to reopen later this month.
Tangs in The Lexicon was closed the longest of all downtown restaurants during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Asian food buffet has been looking abandoned for some time, with hungry diners wondering if the restaurant will reopen.
Discover its opening date here