Weekly roundup in Bracknell – November 7
WE have put together some of Bracknell’s most shocking, thrilling, and important stories from the past week.
Bracknell’s neighbors attack police for ‘doing nothing’
People living in apartments in Bracknell criticized police for “doing nothing” to stop anti-social behavior after officers forcibly closed their apartments in the summer.
Police obtained a court order to close the Calfridus Way apartments on July 21 in an effort to put an end to the persistent anti-social behavior of two problematic but “vulnerable” tenants and “unwanted visitors”.
Read more here
Wokingham man charged after reading Halloween death
A 23-year-old man from Wokingham has been charged with obstructing the course of justice in connection with a man’s death on Halloween.
Reece Heffernan, 22, died of a stab wound to the chest in Reading on Sunday night, according to an autopsy.
Read more here
We phoned the doctors to see how long it took them to respond – the results were surprising
On Tuesday, November 2, the Bracknell News called 10 doctors in Bracknell Forest and the results were extremely surprising.
One surgery, Evergreen Practice, answered their phone in 33 seconds, but another, Ringmead Medical Practice, took 21 minutes to pick up the phone.
Find out how other general surgeries fared in our experience and what the CCG said in response.
Electric scooter injuries in Berkshire revealed in new figures
The number of people injured in crashes involving electric scooters in Berkshire last year has been revealed in new figures.
South Central Ambulance Service provided information on the 43 reports following an access to information request submitted by the Bracknell News.
It is currently illegal to drive electric scooters on public roads outside of government-backed trials, which began in some areas last summer.
Learn more here
Main road to Reading closed for a week for paving work
If you haven’t seen it already, a main road between Reading, Surrey and Hampshire will be closed from tomorrow.
Reading Road in Finchampstead will be closed at night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. every evening from Monday, November 8 to Friday, November 12.
The closure will be in place between the junctions of Reading Road with Park Lane and Fleet Hill.
Find out what that means for drivers here.