Links - Local

This page contains information which may be of interest to BFU3A members
and like minded people.
This information is offered in good faith in the hope it may be of interest, but we cannot guarantee accuracy.
Neither BFU3A nor the U3A movement in general necessarily endorse the information or activities.
We recommend you check the website of the organisation concerned before attending any event

Ascot Matters

A resource for events and activities for Ascot. Website here.

Berkshire Family History

The Berkshire Family History site contains a very comprehensive list of further links as well as being a site of general interest to most family historians. Click here

Bracknell Forest Society

The Society aims to celebrate Bracknell Forest - its green spaces, its vibrant towns and community, and to encourage residents to take pride in where we live. Details here.

Health at Home (Bracknell Forest)

A dedicated page to help us stay healthy while confined to home. Click here

Healthmakers (local NHS Service)

HealthMakers is a completely free NHS service for anyone living with any long term physical health condition from Arthritis to Migraine, Diabetes to Stroke recovery, and everything in between.
Details can be found here.

Healthwatch Bracknell Forest

Healthwatch Bracknell Forest gives people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, we work to help people get the best out of their health and social care services - whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch Bracknell Forest is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services; not just for people who use them now, but anyone who might need to in the future.

Help Yourself Bracknell

The Help Yourself website - a resource for the the local area - can be found here.

Involve (local volunteering)

Interested in volunteering locally? - Involve is the Bracknell volunteer centre.
Click here to see Involve's Newsletters

Jealots Hill Community Landshare

Jealotts Hill Community Landshare is a six acre horticultural site between Bracknell and Maidenhead which was the subject of a BFU3A Open Meeting in January 2018. The site is used and enjoyed by the local community, working and supporting each other on horticultural activities. Details here.


LETS Bracknell

LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) is a scheme that enables people to exchange services and goods with minimal use of money. LETS is a great way of helping others whilst receiving help in return when we need it. Details of the local group based in Bracknell here.

National Pensioners Convention

The National Pensioners Convention is the largest campaigning organisation for pensioners rights in England, it stands for dignity in old age and is campaigning at present for the retention of our free TV Licence. We hold regular meetings in Bracknell where we have speakers on the need for better public transport, better state pensions and for pensioners to be aware of the continued contributions we make through employment, taxation, volunteering and caring.  
Here is the link to the national NPC website.


Recycling in Bracknell

The following information is copied (with permission) from a talk on recycling at the Virtual BFU3A meeting on 13th August 2020. Recycling Links


Remap Berkshire

A local group of a charity that designs and makes free bespoke gadgets and equipment for people with a disability or special need where nothing else suitable is available. The scheme is referred to as MakeAbility and uses volunteer engineers. A flyer is available here , and the  website here.

Silvers Workshop

"Named after the colour of our hair, we are a charitable club where (mainly) older men meet to socialise together over projects in wood and metal and learn new skills. We have a wide range of tools, endless tea and coffee and lots of fun."
Details here.

South Hill Park History

One of our members has written a history of the owners of South Hill Park from 1455 up to the present day.  It is now on sale at South Hill Park, and occasionally at BFU3A activities.
Profits from the sale of the book will go to South Hill Park; this is not a BFU3A activity.

TV Licence Grant - Bracknell Town Council

Under some cicrumstances a grant towards the cost of a TV licence may be made to a retired or disabled person living in the area covered by Bracknell Town Council. Details here