Bracknell Forest Council
Bracknell Forest Council
Foreword by Councillor Paul Bettison, Leader Bracknell Forest Council, Executive Member for Community Cohesion
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to advancing equality of opportunity and ensuring that Bracknell Forest is the borough of opportunity for everyone. Bracknell Forest Council in partnership with Bracknell Regeneration Partnership is pleased to sponsor this Disabled Go access guide.
This access guide has been designed to enable people with disabilities who live, work or visit the borough to see all the attractions Bracknell Forest has to offer. There is much to offer residents and visitors alike, including excellent leisure facilities and high quality countryside and open space, with a third of our area comprising woodland.
The guide covers a borough-wide list of venues including shops, transport, entertainment, leisure facilities, culture and public services. You can check access for wheelchair users and for people with physical, learning disability or sensory access concerns. The aim is to benefit people with disabilities by providing information to support their exploration of the borough, helping them to exercise independence and choice. It is part of Bracknell Forest Council and Bracknell Regeneration Partnership’s commitment to make Bracknell Forest more inclusive by creating the opportunity for people with disabilities to participate more fully, as well as supporting businesses and services to be more inclusive. By encouraging improved access for all disabled people, businesses and services can share in the significant consumer market they represent.
The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (a joint venture between Legal & General Capital and Schroders) together with Bracknell Forest Council has transformed Bracknell town centre into an exciting one million square foot shopping and leisure destination. The Lexicon opened in September 2017 and now provides a high quality mix of new shops and leisure opportunities as well as a new social and cultural heart for the area, complete with soft green landscaped spaces for entertainment and events. The Lexicon welcomes all visitors with an onsite Shopmobility service, easy access ramps and pathways and parking for Blue Badge permit holders. For more information go to https://www.thelexiconbracknell.com/about/accessibility The new updated guide contains many of the new shops and venues from the Lexicon along with updated access guides for venues throughout the borough.
The partnership would like to thank the Bracknell Forest Access Advisory Panel and all those local people with disabilities who have supported the continuing development of the guide. We hope you find it useful.